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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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Enemies to Lovers – #5OnMyTBR

Howdy and happy Monday!

Weekends are meant to be for chilling and relaxing but I do not feel chilled or relaxed. Ughhh the joys of new adulthood.😭😴

Anyways. It’s Monday which means it’s time for another round of #5OnMyTBR this week we’re talking all things Enemies to Lovers. This is one of my favourite tropes, how could it not be, but I actually only have a few books on my TBR.

#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 Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This has the bluest book cover ever and I love it.

Today Tonight Tomorrow follows Rowan and Neil who have been rivals for all of high school. But when Neil wins Valedictorian Rowan only has one last chance to beat him one last time: win the senior class game called Howl.

After learning that a group of seniors are out to sabotage them Rowan and Neil begrudgingly team up. As the game takes them all over Seattle they learn so much more about each other and FEELINGS HAPPEN!! Obviously

This seems like a fun one.


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Historical – #5OnMyTBR

Howdy and happy Monday! It’s an especially happy Monday today because here in Spain it’s a bank holiday meaning no school! As a tired student I would like to thank whoever created the idea of bank holidays. You’re the real hero of this story.

Today I am back with another round of #5OnMyTBR and today we’re talking all about Historical books.

#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 am taking three history classes this year: Art History, Spanish History and History of Philosophy, (four if you count my Latin class), so you’d think I’d be into historical fiction novels but alas, I barely ever read them.

While Historical Fiction is one of my least favourite genres I am interested in reading more I just got to find my personal sweet spot within the genre and I think these books I’m about to talk about could be that.


This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

We’re starting off this list with an odd one because while this does have historical themes, this book is actually set in the future!

This is Not the Jess Show is basically a YA version of The Truman Show in that it’s a thriller novel about a girl whose life has been one big production, filmed and broadcasted to the world without her knowing.

The historical themes of this and why I’m including it on this list is because it’s kind of but kind of not set in the 90’s. It’s hard to explain so I’ll just say GO READ THIS BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT!!

I got an ARC of this and I’m currently reading it and I am loving it but I’m unclear on the release date. Goodreads says November 2020, Netgalley says January 2021 so who knows!


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✨Magic✨- #5OnMyTBR

Hi, hey, hello!! Happy Monday 🙂

Why does productivity strike at the absolute worst time? It’s currently 2am. I’ve not long finished my shift and instead of trying to sleep so I can power through on all of my homework tomorrow I am sat here, eating Cheerios, catching up on YouTube drama and I’m about to talk all about Magic Books!!!

#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.


A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

This book is beautiful and I have all of my fingers crossed that the insides are just as good.

A Deadly Education is set at a school for the magically gifted called “The Scholomance” where learning has never been so deadly. Other then that I know that the main character is called El but that’s about it.

I’ve seen people reading this and God I’m so jealous. I’m sticking this on my Christmas list so I probably won’t get to it for a few months but I’m excited.


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