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Let’s Talk Bookish: Tips for newbie bloggers

Last year at uni, I hated cooking for myself. I could never think of what I wanted to eat and the two supermarkets near me didn’t have much option anyways.

Cafeteria life here at American Uni though is not all it’s cracked up to be. At least back home if I’m hungry at 2am I can go downstairs and make pasta or chicken nuggets, something me and my housemates did a lot. Here all I can do is eat Oreos … which is exactly what I’m doing right now.

I’m hungry and I want to keep my mind off it so it’s time for another week of Let’s Talk Bookish!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This weeks topic is … Tips for newbie bloggers!

Prompts: What have you learned since you first started blogging? What advice would you give to new bloggers? What is your favorite thing about blogging? What is the hardest part of blogging for you? Is there anything you wish you’d done differently with your blog?


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Let’s Talk Bookish: Characters or Plot?

Hey happy Friday :))

My class has just been cancelled. I dragged myself out of bed, showered and rushed to the cafeteria for my morning cup of tea for nothing. But oh well. I’ve sequestered myelf away in the library and will now pretend to be “productive” for the next hour until I meet my friend for lunch.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This weeks topic is … Character or Plot Focused Books? (Brooke @ The Reader’s Game)

Prompts: What makes a book more character focused? What makes one more plot focused? Which do you prefer? Do you have any recommendations for plot focused and character focused books?


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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR?

Aghhhh!!! I just submitted a short story to an online magazine and, this isn’t really a big deal, but it’s my first time submitting something in the hope of publication and I’m freaking out a little. I had to close my eyes while I pressed send.

To help me keep my mind off the fact that someone besides my close friends and my lecturers are going to be reading my writing, it’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This weeks topic is … Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR (to-be-read) Pile? (Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly)

Prompts: How do you keep track of the books you want to read? Do you have a lot of books on your TBR? Is there any order/organization within all the books you want to read? Does your TBR ever feel overwhelming?


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What makes me pick up a book? // Let’s Talk Bookish

Howdy and happy Friday.

I’ve been on morning this week at school and so I’m dead. Or at the very least, my brain is napping right now. But functioning brain or not, it’s time for another round of Let’s Talk Bookish, with this weeks topic being: What makes you pick up a book? (suggested by Rafaela @ The Portuguese Bibliophile)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


What makes you pick up certain books?

Sheer randomness and sometimes time restraints.

I write out a TBR each month for the sole reason of having the satisfaction of crossing them off when I’ve read them, but even then those books are picked based on what I’m in the mood for and what books have just been catching my attention recently.

Sometimes this is influenced by hype. Seeing a certain book talked about a lot on Youtube or on blogs makes me pick it up because I want to be part of the conversation.

And then there’s the whole: I need to read this because I don’t have much time left before the blog tour/ arc’s publication date/ release of the sequel or tv show.


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What makes a good book-ish boyfriend/girlfriend? // Let’s Talk Bookish

 

Howdy and happy Friday!!

I am back for another week of Let’s Talk Bookish. I really enjoyed doing this last week and it’s definitely something I want to continue on with. This weeks topic is: Qualities of a book boyfriend/girlfriend!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


Do you have any book boyfriends/girlfriends?

Last year the title of “bookish boyfriend” went to Adrian Everheart from the Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer. Out of all the books I read last year, he was the one character that stuck with me over all the rest.

Obviously we’re still only early on in the year but as of right now I’ve got a book crush on Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Manisculco. I am not ashamed to say that he’s the main reason I’m continuing on with the series.


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Putting off books I want to read // Let’s Talk Bookish

Hi, hey, happy Friday!!

Today I’m going to be starting the Let’s Talk Bookish weekly meme. I’ve wanted to do this one for a while now but I wanted to start it at the beginning of the month and despite my attempts I kept forgetting. Oops. But finally, April is my month!!

This months discussion topic is: Putting off books you actually want to read! (suggested by Jillian @ The Bookish Butterfly)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.


Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading?

All the goddamn time!! I’m actually doing it right now. All of last week I was on countdown for my exams to finish so I can finally pick up Chain of Iron and then my free week rolled around and I still haven’t picked it up. I swear it’s going to be the next book I read … maybe.  

I’m also currently doing this with These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, and I’ve been putting off Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian for wayyyy too long now, despite the fact that I’m dying to read it.


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Small Towns – #5OnMyTBR

Hi and howdy.

I am back this week with another round of #5OnMyTBR. I skipped a couple of weeks because I had no time to make a list of decent answers but I’m really excited with todays list of books all about small towns. This was actually quite hard to put together though.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I’ve been very interested in reading something by Emma Mills recently. First of all, her covers are all super cute and I feel like her plots sound cute too.

This book in particular follows a girl called Sophie whose small town school marching band is selected to march in the Rose Parade and Sophie is in charge of getting them to L.A. Her plan to get them there includes convincing the towns famous country singer, Megan Pleasant, to go back home and headline a fundraiser.

The only problem is that Megan has publicly sworn to never return home.


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Black Covers – #5OnMyTBR

It’s Monday 😭 I just want to nap for another couple of days, is that too much to ask?

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


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Death – #5OnMyTBR

Hello and happy Monday 🙂

It’s another month with a whole new set of prompts for #5OnMyTBR with this weeks prompt being death.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

I’ve chosen books this week where death is the main driving force for the novel whether it be a big murder or a character grieving etc. I also only have 4 books on this list because I was struggling 😂


Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario

I haven’t heard anything about this recent February release and I’m mad about that because not only does it have a really pretty cover, it also sounds really interesting.

Turtle Under Ice follows a girl called Rowena (awesome name btw) as she navigates grief, guilt and her own identity in the wake of her sisters disappearance just a couple years after their mothers death.

I don’t really know what to expect from this because, like I said, I’ve heard nothing about it, but I’m intrigued.


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Halloween Freebie – #5OnMyTBR

Hello 😊 Welcome to my blog.

It’s Halloween week which means a weeks worth of Halloween themed posts starting off with a #5OnMyTBR Halloween freebie.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

Today I’m going to be talking about 5 spooky/creepy/paranormal books that I want to have read by next halloween. I did this last year and epically failed.I ended up only reading one book out of six on that list but I’m hoping for better results this time around.


The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

I forgot this book existed and I’m very sad about this. I’d seen this around a couple of years ago, added it to my Goodreads, added it to my Amazon Wishlist, the whole shabang … and then never thought about it again until recently.

The Casquette Girls is set in New Orleans, in the French Quatter and seems to be full of paranormal goodness. It’s got witches and vampires and I’m so excited to read this.

I’ve been wanting to read a New Orleans paranormal urban fantasy for what feels like forever so I’ve got all my fingers crossed that this is everything I’ve ever wanted.


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