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September 2019 || Wrap Up

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I’m a bit late with this wrap up (though not that much). I actually took a break from social media, and with that my blog, for the past week or so. I was just in a weird headspace and social media wasn’t helping that. Which is why I decided to take a break! 🙂 I’m feeling great now and I’m very motivated to get back into blogging. Now let’s actually talk about my month of September!

In my last wrap up I mentioned that my next door neighbour called me a witch and I also explained things regarding that. If you want to know more about that check out my August Wrap Up. Anyway, the reason that I’m mentioning this is because she has moved out! Or rather she was evicted, because of some of the things that she did. Though I also don’t know all the details about that. I’m just happy that she is gone now and I don’t have to worry about her!

Another good thing that happened in September was the fact that I got into the Seminar that I wanted! It was my first choice and I wasn’t sure that I was going to get into it, but luckily I did. I was so overjoyed when I found out! The first meeting for it is actually tomorrow, so I’m very much looking forward to that. My dad came to visit me in September as well and we spent a whole day together. It was amazing, as it always is! I love spending time with my dad. ❤

September was a bit of a weird month for my mental health. I had mainly amazing days, but I also had some horrible ones (and those stick out the most). Speaking of my mental health, towards the end of the month (and the beginning of this month) I reflected on some things about myself and my life. Some of the conclusions I came to have been positive, some negative (which is normal when reevaluating things). After doing that I’m feeling a lot better than I have in a long time! 😀


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Gentlemen BastardsRed Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch

4.5 out of 5 stars

After rereading The Lies of Locke Lamora in April I finally got around to reading Red Seas Under Red Skies. I can’t believe it’s taken me that long to get around to this book, especially since I ended up loving it!

As you can see by my rating I did have some problems with it, but overall I completely adored this book! I expected that to be the case, since the first book is one of my all time favourites. I loved following Locke and Jean on a new adventure and I can’t wait to pick up the third book in this series. I just need to know what is going to happen next!

I plan on writing a full review for this book soon, so if you are interested in more of my thoughts look forward to that.


In September I decided to start a full reread of the Harry Potter series. I realised that it has been years since I reread the series in its entirety. I did reread a random book here and there throughout the years, but I haven’t done a full reread of this series in over 3 years. So it was high time for me to change that!

In September I ended up rereading the first four books in the series. Obviously I gave all of them 5 out of 5 stars, not that that is a surprise to anyone. Out of these four my favourite is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, though that is a hard choice to make as I adore all the books in the series. It was simply wonderful to be able to experience this story again, I have seriously missed this world and its characters. I’m so happy that I decided to reread this series! 😀

I don’t know when I’ll pick up the fifth book (as I don’t have an end date for my reread), but hopefully it’s going to be sooner rather than later!


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How was your September? What did you end up reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Waiting on Wednesday: Ninth House

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Ninth House (Ninth House Series #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh BardugoPublication date: 8. October 2019.

Summary:

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.


As you may know, Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors. Obviously I’m exited for her new book! I have read The Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and The Language of Thorns by her (and I do own King of Scars and Wonder Woman, but have yet to read them) and I have adored all of those books! I’m very exited for Ninth House to come out, especially since it’s her first adult book.

With that being said, please be aware that this book contains many content warnings that I would recommend researching before reading this book.


Are you looking forward to Ninth House? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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The End of the Year Book Tag

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I was tagged by the amazing Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly’s blog, she has amazing content and I always look forward to reading her posts. You are missing out if you aren’t following her!


1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

The only book that I have started this year that I haven’t finished is Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. I expected there to be more, but I have been very good with finishing books this year. The reason why I stopped reading this book was because I wasn’t in the mood for a contemporary (and my mental health was acting up at the time I was reading it). I was actually very much enjoying this book and I plan on picking it up again very soon.

Tash Hearts Tolstoy


2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Not really? I’m not someone who reads a specific genre/book during a specific season. I’m a mood reader, so I pick up books whenever I’m in the mood for them despite the season.

But for the sake of answering this question “properly”, I decided to pick the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Recently I have decided to reread the series in its entirety, as it has been a few years since I have done that. I have reread one book here and there, but I haven’t reread the entire series. So I decided it was high time to do that again! This month I have already reread the first three books and I think they are the perfect autumnal books. (Though you can read Harry Potter during any season.)


3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

So I actually picked four books for this answer. (When have I ever followed the rules?) I already mentioned that I want to read Tash Hearts Tolstoy soon, so I obviously had to put it here. The Republic of Thieves is the third book in the Gentlemen’s Bastards series by Scott Lynch and I just recently finished the second book in it. Obviously I want to continue reading this series as soon as possible. Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab is a sequel that I’m very much exited to read, hopefully during the Halloween season. And Mooncakes is a graphic novel that I have received for review. I’m very exited to get around to it soon!


5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I’m not completely sure. There are books that I think could become my favourites, like The Republic of Thieves, but they wouldn’t shock me (as I already love the first two books in the series). There is always a possibility of a book becoming one of yearly favourites, but I don’t actually have a set TBR for the rest of the year. Basically I don’t even know which books I plan on reading, therefore I have no idea which book could become a new favourite of mine. Though Mooncakes might fit that category, as that graphic novel sounds like something I would love. (And as already mentioned, I plan on reading it soon.)

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6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

Not really? That is mostly due to the fact that I don’t usually have that many reading plans. I only do the Goodreads Reading Challenge and nothing else. That doesn’t really require making specific plans. I don’t do reading list challenges, as I’m a mood reader and I could never stick to them. I think I’m going to set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 52 books, same as this year. (But not even that is set in stone.)

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I tag:

As always, if you don’t feel like doing this tag feel free to ignore me! ❤ 🙂


What books do you want to read before the end of the year? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern

Publication date: 5. November 2019

Summary:

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.


This is actually my first time participating in Waiting on Wednesday. I had contemplated doing this feature for a while now, but for some reason I haven’t until now. (I have no idea why I waited this long?) Hopefully I will be doing many more posts in the future! Anyway, let’s talk about The Starless Sea now!

As this is my first time participating in this feature I picked my most anticipated book of the year for this weeks post. As you may know, The Night Circus is one of my all time favourite books. I read it for the first time years ago and completely fell in love with it. Erin Morgenstern has a gorgeous writing style and I want to read anything she writes. When I heard that she was coming out with a second book I knew I had to read it, no matter what it was about. The Starless Sea sounds like an amazing book and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it!


Are you looking forward to The Starless Sea? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Random Things About Me! || One Lovely Blog Award [#3]

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I was nominated by the amazing The Orangutan Librarian for this award. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blog! You are missing out if you aren’t following them!


THE RULES:

  1. Each nominee must THANK the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves and then nominate 15 people.

Seven facts about me:

1. I rarely, almost never, watch movies.

When I’m picking something to watch I always choose tv shows or anime. Movies don’t even come to my mind, even though there are many that I’m interested in checking out. I just never feel motivated to watch a movie on my own. Probably because they are a lot longer than one episode of a tv show or anime? But honestly I don’t know the exact reason. I don’t go to the cinema either, because it’s expensive and I don’t want to “waste” money on it.

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2. I sometimes listen to classical music while studying.

There are times when my brain wanders while I’m studying. It just feels like I can’t concentrate properly. When I’m feeling that way listening to classical music helps me. I don’t know why that is actually? Anyway, when I decide to listen to classical music and study at the same time I look up 2 hour long videos on youtube with music specifically curated for studying. (I did this today, which is why I decided to pick it as one of the facts.)

Piano GIF(For some reason I thought of this scene, which is why I added this gif! 😂)


3. I have never met an author, nor have I ever been to a bookish event.

This is something that I have definitely mentioned on my blog before. I just don’t live in a country where authors that I read come and visit. The struggle of living in a non-English speaking country. I have also never been to a bookish event, as there aren’t any near me that I’m interested in (out of the ones I know about). Plus there is the fact that I don’t have bookish friends in real life and I wouldn’t want to go to events alone. (By that I mean big events, conventions and stuff like that.)

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4. I love to dance.

Dancing is something that I have loved ever since I was little. When I was very young (like 9 or a bit younger?) I was a part of a dance team and we even performed a few times, which I still remember. The only reason I stopped was because the dance group that my team was part of disbanded. That was basically all the dance classes that I ever took. Despite that I continued dancing throughout the years (on my own obviously). When I’m feeling stressed or anything like that I just need to turn on the music and dance and I end up feeling a lot better!

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5. I love colouring books.

I’m so happy that adult colouring books exist! Ever since I was little I adored colouring books. I vividly remember each year that my family went to Croatia I would get a new colouring book and then I would spend the entire time I was there colouring it. (Obviously when I wasn’t swimming or being on the beach.) So when I discovered adult colouring books a while ago I was beyond thrilled. I just find colouring books to be relaxing and therapeutic!

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6. I adore bullet journaling.

Last year in December I started bullet journaling. It was a random decision that has changed my life for the better! My bullet journal isn’t too artistic or special, it’s just a place where I can keep track of the things I need to do. I love making to-do lists, so having a dedicated place for it feels amazing. My list of unread books and ARCs has also place in my bullet journal. I also have a page (beside the calendar one) where I write down all the books I read, things I watched, games I played. My bullet journal gives me a good overview of my life and that pleases me a lot!

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7. I love going on walks.

This is a recent development for me. I started going on regular walks this month and I have completely loved the experience. I just want to get fitter, which is why I have decided to implement walking into my daily routine (I exercise as well, but that is beside the point). Just leaving my room regularly and walking around has been great for my mental health. I also caved and bought myself Spotify Premium, so now I can also listen to music while I’m walking. (Currently I’m mainly listening to BTS, but that isn’t anything surprising.)

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Did you enjoy learning more about me? 😉 Tell me a fact about yourself in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Norse Mythology Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Aria @Snow White Hates Apples to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out Aria’s blogs! You are missing out if you aren’t following her!

I’m super late with doing this tag, as per usual. I have so many tags and awards that I have been tagged/nominated for. Tags are something that I’m always going to be late for, I seriously don’t see that changing in the near future. Anyway, I’m not tagging anyone specific for this tag but if you feel like answering these questions consider yourself tagged by me! 😀

Spoiler warning: One Piece character death mentioned in question 11

THE RULES:
  • Link back to Kyera’s @Kyera’s Library original post so she can see all your answers!
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

1. ODIN – FAVOURITE STANDALONE

Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.

My all time favourite standalone is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Or rather one of them, as I have a few standalones that I would consider to be my favourites. I decided to go with The Night Circus as it is a book that means a lot to me. I read it at the perfect time and I was completely absorbed by it. Even though I have read it years ago it’s a book that I still think about. I plan on rereading The Night Circus soon, it’s been too long since I have been in this wonderful world!

The Night Circus


2. THOR – A BOOK THAT HITS YOU IN THE FEELS

Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.

I was debating how to answer this question. I didn’t know if I wanted to go with a book that broke my heart one that I found heartwarming. In the end I decided to go with the heartwarming option. Therefore I picked Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I completely adore this book and I have reread it multiple times. The characters and the story simply warm my heart, which is why I have reread it as many times as I have.

Aristotle and Dante


3. LOKI – BIGGEST BOOK PLOT TWIST OR CHARACTER BETRAYAL

Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos.

I don’t actually have an answer for this question. There are many amazing plot twists out there but I honestly don’t know which one was the biggest one? I also don’t want to spoil anything and I can’t answer this question without doing that. So I shall leave it at this, sorry! (I just don’t feel comfortable mentioning books with huge plot twists or character betrayals.)

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4. FRIGG – OTP

Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility, and fate.

I don’t have one all time favourite OTP. There are many fictional couples that I adore. I decided to go with a bit of a strange answer for this question. (Strange in the sense that it’s a non-bookish couple.) I picked Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled. Recently I re-watched this movie, which is why this couple is fresh on my mind. I adore both of them and their interactions were wonderful to watch! In general, Tangled is such an amazing movie.

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5. HEIMDALL – FAVOURITE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES

Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.

6. BALDUR – FAVOURITE MALE CHARACTER

Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.

This might be a cliche answer? But I would be lying if I didn’t say Harry Potter. Ever since I fist read the Harry Potter series I loved Harry as a character. He is my favourite from the entire series (I think I have mentioned that on my blog before?) and that means something, as there are many amazing characters in the Harry Potter world. Seeing as Harry Potter is my all time series, it’s only logical that Harry Potter would be my favourite male character. 😉


7. SIF – MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER

Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

8. FREY – BOOK/SERIES THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Frey is the Lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.

The first book, or rather series, that came to my mind was Harry Potter. But I decided to go with something different. The book that makes me very happy is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. (I know that it’s a series, but I haven’t read the other books yet.) There is just something so cozy about this book and it’s story. I first fell in love with the movie and then read this book. While the stories are slightly different I still love both. This story just makes me so happy!

Howl's Moving Castle


9. FREYA – FAVOURITE BOOK SETTING

Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

I love fantasy stories set in magical and dark woods. There is just something so fascinating and captivating about that setting for me. An example of that type of setting can be found in Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I haven’t read nearly enough books with similar settings, but I definitely plan on changing that in the future! There are many other settings I love, this is just the first one that came to my mind.

Uprooted


10, TYR – FAVOURITE BOOK WITH A BIG UPHEAVAL/EPIC FIGHT SCENE

Tyr is the god of war.

The first book that actually came to my mind was The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s probably due to the fact that I have recently rewatched some scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies, so the story is fresh in my mind. It’s been a long time since I have read this book, so my memories of the fight scenes are a bit fuzzy. But, as I already mentioned, I watched the movie version of it recently which is why I decided to choose it. (Plus I really didn’t want to overthink this question.)

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11. ULLER – CHARACTER DEATH THAT AFFECTED YOU THE MOST

Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.

This question I have to answer with a manga character death. Though there are many book character deaths that affected me, the one that stands out the most to me is the death of one of my favourite character from the One Piece manga/anime. That character being Portgas D. Ace. It’s been literary years since his death and I still haven’t gotten over it! Even now when I’m watching One Piece and they mention Ace in some context I get very emotional. I couldn’t pick any other character for this question.

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12. NJORD – FAVOURITE BOOK AN EPIC JOURNEY ON WATER/OCEAN SETTING

Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

The first book that came to my mind when I read this question was Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. This is the second book in the Gentlemen Bastards series. I’m currently reading this book, which is why I thought of it first. I’m nearly done with this book though and I have adored it so far (and I don’t think that is going to change). This book has pirates in it and the main characters learn about boats and sailing. They also end up sailing for a portion of the story, which is why this book fits this category perfectly.

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13. VALKYRIE – FAVOURITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

A new favourite character of mine is Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Evelyn is such a fascinating character who I loved learning more about throughout the story. She has faced many hardships and she has managed to overcome so much during her life. Evelyn is a flawed character, who you couldn’t help but feel for. I can’t praise this character enough. Evelyn Hugo is simply an inspiration!

Taylor Jenkins Reid


14. AESIR/VANIR – FAVOURITE BOOK “CREW”

The Aesir and the Vanir are the two groups of Norse gods, believed to be the old and new gods.

The Dregs from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. As soon as I read the word “crew” I immediately thought of them. They just fit this question perfectly!

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15. SEIPYRTS – FAVOURITE SIDEKICK (NON-HUMAN CHARACTER)

Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on… although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

The first character that came to my mind was Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Iko is an android and she appears for the first time in Cinder. I find Iko to be a very fascinating character and she was an amazing sidekick to Cinder. She has a wonderful personality and she continues being amazing throughout the story. Iko’s and Cinder’s friendship is wonderful as well! I seriously need to read Winter soon, I can’t wait to see how the story will wrap up.

Marissa Meyer


How would you answer any of these questions? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Twenty Questions Book Tag

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I was tagged by Riana @Fictional Worlds & Me and Beth @Reading Every Night to do this tag. Thank you both once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blogs!

Also, I’m not tagging anyone specific. If you feel like doing this tag consider yourself tagged by me! 😉 This post is rather long, so I shall keep this beginning part short. Plus I don’t really have much to add to this. Let’s just get into the questions!


1. How many books is too many books in a series?

Over 10? I don’t really know. It depends on the author and if they are dragging out the story or not.

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2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I both love and hate them. They are great to make you pick up the next book in the series, but if the next book isn’t out yet it’s torture waiting for it to come out. Also it’s great when chapters end in cliffhangers, as I’m even more motivated to continue reading. Obviously they need to be well done as well, otherwise there really is no point to them.


3. Hardcopy or paperback?

This is a rather hard choice for me. If I have to pick one I would pick paperback. They are just easier to read, plus I can take them with me easier. Though I like hardcovers as well.

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4. Favourite book?

This is an impossible question for me to answer. I have many books that I would consider to be my favourites! Picking just one is simply not possible. I’m going to choose four books that first came to my mind. (But there are many more I could pick!)


5. Least favourite book?

There are quite a few books out there that I very much dislike. For this question I decided to go with four of my least favourite classics (they are all 1 stars), because of course I just couldn’t pick one book as the answer.


6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No. They are rarely, if ever, done well.

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7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I don’t DNF books, so I don’t have an answer for this question. When I’m not enjoying a book I will skim-read it, but I won’t outright DNF it. (Huh, I should probably start DNF-ing books that I’m not enjoying.)


8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading and loving Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, which is the second book in his Gentlemen Bastards series. Earlier this year I reread the first book in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and now I’m finally reading the second book. I can’t believe that I have waited this long to read it, as I’m loving it so much!

Gentlemen Bastards


9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Actually the last book that I recommended to someone was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The person who I recommended it to was my mom, as we were just recently talking about books and what we have been reading. Obviously I had to tell her about this brilliant book and hopefully she will read it in the future (once a translated edition comes out, as she can’t read in English).

Taylor Jenkins Reid


10. Oldest book you’ve read?

The oldest books that I have read are The Odyssey and The Iliad by Homer. They are both from 720 BC. Obviously I took this question as the oldest book published, not the oldest edition of a book that I have read. I couldn’t answer the later one even if I tried, as I honestly have no idea.


11. Newest book you’ve read?

According to Goodreads the newest released book that I have read is Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre. This book came out on the 9th of July 2019. Sadly I didn’t enjoy Heartwood Box all that much, but that isn’t the question so I shall move on.

Heartwood Box


12. Favourite author?

I have many authors that I adore and would consider my favourites. Two of my favourite authors are Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab! They write such fantastic books and I want to read everything that they have published and will publish in the future.


13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Which one I do or which one I prefer? I buy all the books that I read, though I want to join a library soon. So my answer is going to be a combination of both of those.

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14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?

The first one that came to my mind was The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I just didn’t click with this book. I found it to be very underwhelming. Especially after I heard so many wonderful things about it from everyone else. I didn’t like any of the characters, to be honest I was annoyed with them throughout the whole story. The story didn’t capture me either. I guess this book just wasn’t my cup of tea. Though I must say that I did enjoy the writing style.

Maggie Stiefvater


15. Bookmarks or dogears?

Bookmarks. I have always used bookmarks when reading. Even when I was little I used pieces of paper to keep track of where I was in the story. Using bookmarks has just become such a habit for me and I can’t even imagine dogearing pages.


16. A book you can always reread?

I’m going with a cliche answer for this question. But I would be lying if I didn’t answer this question in this way. The book, or rather series, that I can always reread is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I have already reread this series many times and I plan on rereading it in the future as well. Harry Potter is my comfort series and I always love rereading it.


17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yes and no. I do like listening to classical music while reading, so yes in that sense. I don’t listen to music with lyrics when reading, I find myself getting distracted by them.

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18. One POV or multiple POVs?

It depends on the book and genre. I’m actually not that picky when it comes to POVs. I do prefer third person POVs, but that is not even the question asked. So, when reading contemporary I prefer one POV. While with fantasy I enjoy multiple POVs. Though there are instances when I enjoy the opposite.


19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Over multiple days. I don’t usually have the time or concentration to read a book in one sitting. I actually prefer reading books over multiple days, as it allows me to be immersed in a story for a longer time period. Of course there are exceptions and sometimes I’ll read a book in a day (usually graphic novels or shorter books).


20. One book you read because of the cover?

I don’t think there is a book that I have solely read because of the cover. I always read the synopsis to find out if it’s something that I’m interested in. Recently I read The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot, which is a book that I requested for review. This book fits this question, as the cover was what drew me to it and made me want to read it.

The Art of Taxidermy


How would you answer any of these questions? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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