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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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My thoughts on … popular YA tropes!

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I am feeling slightly anxious right now as I have my driving theory test today (tomorrow as I’m writing this) and I have an irrational fear of failure, so I’ve scrapped my original plans for todays post and instead I’m going to be super chill and talk about my thoughts on Popular YA Tropes!

I was considering doing a Tier Rank List so I got this list of tropes from there but I decided just chit-chatting about each one independantly was much easier then ranking. I have 14 tropes to talk about today so let’s begin:


I don’t know if I really have much of an opinion when it comes to this trope as the only thing I’ve ever read with a major heist plot-line is, of course, the Six of Crows duology.

Moving away from YA though there are heist TV shows and movies that I’ve watched such as Oceans 8 (I have no plans to watch any of the others but this was goood) and Casa de Papel, aka Money Heist (still haven’t finished the first season though cause I am terrible).

I think my favourite element of this trope is in the character interactions. Such different personalities having together. I especially love a bit of antagonism between two characters thrown into the mix.

Recommendations/On my TBR:

I’ll happily take more of this trope where I can get it. Sadly the only book on my TBR that I know has Heist elements is Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig so if you have any recs I’d love to hear them!

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The Re-reading Guilt.

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guiltyI don’t know about you but I start feeling guilty over the smallest of things. Someone says “hi, how are you in the street?” and I only say “hi” without returning the question? Guilty. I use the last of the bread at home? Guilty. I get a higher score on a test then my friend? Guilty.

And, like most other things, this is true for my reading life aswell. And so today I’m here to talk to you about the guilt that comes hand in hand with re-reading some of my favourite books.

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the problem with reading books quickly.

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I’ve been reading a lot lately. I’m talking 15 books in one month and flying through 400 page novels in one day kind of reading! This is due to the fact that I have literally nothing else to do 😂

It’s so warm here at the minute. I swear we’re reaching past 40 on a daily basis and with the pool closed there’s nothing much else to do besides sprawling in front of a fan with a cup of ice and read.

I’m loving all this extra reading time. I’m definitely taking advantage by reading ARCs and backlist books I’ve had on my TBR forever. It’s also great because school starts back up in September and while I still don’t know what’s happening with that (some people are saying night school, maybe it’ll be online or only half days ???) I do know it’s going to be insanely busy and stressful.

So yeah, reading so much is fun … until it’s not. It does have a few downsides and I’m going to go through those today 🙂


Forever wandering: “what shall I read next?”

I hate having to make decisions and this is true in all aspects of my life; What to have for dinner? What do I want for my birthday/Christmas? Should I buy this? What classes should I take? 

I’m very indecisive. Decisions are hard. And recently I’ve been faced with the task of choosing what to read on a more regular basis. I really don’t know why this stresses me out so much but it does. I overthink it every time. *sigh*

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