5 Reasons Why

Used books: 5 reasons why you should buy them | #BelovedBooksProject

The #BelovedBooksProject was started on Instagram by Meleika @ endlessyarning in response to most Bookstagram photos being of new, expensive books. She decided to start the hashtag so fellow Bookstagrammers could share their pictures of old, well-loved copies. I’m not a part of Bookstagram (anymore), but I LOVE used books, and they make up most of my personal library, so I really wanted to participate in the hashtag, and I thought I might as well bring back my good old ‘5 Reasons Why‘ series.

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Reviews

Book review: Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ | Nigerian family drama turns into my favourite book of the year

Hello everyone! The very exciting #TheReadingQuest read-a-thon is starting in just three days, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a review up before I start to tackle my massive TBR. Today I bring to you my review of my favourite book of the year so far – Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. If you want an amazing family drama that turns out to be much more than it seems, definitely keep on reading!

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Lists and favourites

#TheReadingQuest TBR!

I’m going to just start off by saying that I have never participated in a read-a-thon before. I always felt like they were kind of pointless, because they just consisted of reading books. I mean, I do that anyway, so what’s the point? #TheReadingQuest, however, which is hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, seems like SO MUCH FUN. I seriously couldn’t resist signing up, and I’m usually pretty meh about this kind of stuff.

The read-a-thon is running from August 13 to September 10, so make sure you go sign up if you’re interested. I’m gonna explain a bit what the read-a-thon consists of and then get into my TBR, so if you already know what’s going on feel free to skip the next part and scroll down to the books I’ll be reading.

The adorable art for this read-a-thon was created by CW @ Read, Think, Ponder!

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Blogging advice

Tips & tricks to make review-writing easier!

I love writing reviews. They’re my favourite blog posts, alongside discussions, and they’re an important part of book blogging. However, I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with them, and some even hate reviewing books. While I’m in no way an expert, I really love reviewing, so I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks to make writing book reviews much easier for yourself!

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Discussions

Does the love interest have to die? {Discussion}

Before I get into this post I just want to say a quick thank you for over 500 followers! I’ve been planning to thank everyone for a while but every time I write up a new post I completely forget about it. All you guys reading what I have to say means a lot to me, especially when you stick around while I once again disappear for a while – so thank you!

Today I’m bringing to you a discussion post that is sort of bookish but more media-related in general. We’ve all had that moment of disappointment when the love interest is this close to being happy with another character and then – dead. I’ve been thinking about the reasons for this for a long time, and today I’m finally going to discuss them!

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Reviews

Book review: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault (Alexander the Great #1) | Gay historical fiction and a lot of war talk

I know, I know, I’ve been gone for a while. If you read my last post you might know that I’m currently on vacation in Germany, visiting friends, and when you’re spending time with people you only see once a year, you can’t really fit blogging in. However, my best friend happens to be busy right now, so I figured I might as well catch up on some of the posts I’ve been planning for ages.

This is going to be a review of the historical fiction novel Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault, which is the first book of three following the life of Alexander the Great.

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Lists and favourites

Summer TBR! | 2017

If you’ve been reading my blog since last summer, you might remember that I go back to Germany, where I grew up, every year around this time. And of course, I always take some books with me! Last year I didn’t have my own laptop, so blogging was a bit difficult and I basically went on hiatus for a few months, but now I’m bringing my laptop along, so hopefully I will find some time to blog and read everyone’s posts!

Now, let’s get into my TBR!

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