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December Book Wrap Up

December was an interesting month for me. I had some time to catch up on books, and make some great progress with ending the year and completing my reading goal.

I have also managed to clear a lot of books from my TBR, with the Down The TBR Hole Tag. Below are all four posts I did this month:

🌟TBR Hole #8 🌟 TBR Hole #9  🌟 TBR Hole #10 🌟 TBR Hole #11 🌟TBR Hole #12 🌟

Books I read:

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

All These Beautiful Strangers – Elizabeth Klehfoth – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead – β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas – β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank – β˜…β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟

 

The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Willy Lindwer – β˜…β˜…

🌟 Review  🌟 

I managed to read 9 books this month. Success!Β 

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Book Wrap Up, Books, Uncategorized

November Book Wrap Up

This November was the best month in the year. I read 10 books guys! Yes – 10!

It was also my birthday on the 18th, and I got some amazing books! Check out my Birthday Book Wrap up.

I have also managed to clear a lot of books from my TBR, with the Down The TBR Hole Tag. Below are all four posts I did this month:

🌟  TBR Hole #4  🌟  TBR Hole #5  🌟  TBR Hole #6  🌟   TBR Hole #7  🌟

Books I read:

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The Rumour by Lesley Karaβ˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads
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My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟

Carrie by Stephen King – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen – β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟

Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1) by K.S. Marsden – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟 

Hippie by Paulo Coelho – β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟 

Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟 

Some Sunny Day by Madge Lambert – β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟 

No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield – β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟

Day of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
🌟 Review  🌟  Goodreads  🌟

I will soon share my December TBR with you guys, and also my plans for my 2019 TBR. If you have any recommendations of books you think I MUST read in 2019, please let me know! I would be happy to do some buddy reads!

If you have made a post with your November Book Wrap Up – share your link below! I would love to see what you have all been reading!

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Down The TBR Hole #7

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Down the TBR Hole is my favourite tag. I love re-reviewing my TBR list and clearing out some books I might never read.
Credit for this tag goes to
Lost in a Story.

How it works:

❀ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
❀ Order on ascending date added.
❀ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
❀ Read the synopsis of the books.
❀ Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Here’s the next patch:

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Which ones will I keep? Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #7”

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Postcard from Rhode Island – RandomActsofCards

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It has been a while since I have shared the postcards I’ve received. This year, I’ll try to post a bit more, as I know you love looking at the lovely postcard!

I received this postcard from the lovely reddit page – RandomActsofCards!

Special thank you to /u/sweetbabysister for sending me this postcard! I have only a few states in this format, and I am really looking forward to collecting them all πŸ™‚

Do you like sending postcards, and how did you start doing it?

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A New Beginning

Life is full of ups and downs. And I never knew I would be the one to get hit that hard.

But I did.

Life hit me hard – right in the chest, where it hurts the most.

I was sailing with my little boat on those not very calm waters, and I found myself between two little islands. Two lovely islands, both of them, with promising future ahead of them. Both of them unconditionally welcoming me on board.

Both of them smiling at me through the sunset reflection in the sea.

When sunset comes, I knew those islands were different.

One was warm and loving, fields full of calmness and wisdom. One was tough and rough, with deep blue lakes full of troubles.

One made me feel settled. The other one made me feel alive.

I was so close to the first island. I could almost see the comfort from my boat. I could see the welcoming branches from the trees waving at me. It was nice to know someone wants me there.

But when I looked on the other side, I saw the deep lakes on the other island, and I knew how dangerous they were. But yet, something about that danger pulled me towards it. I didn’t know whether it would be worth it, but I decided I’ll turn around and see what this island has to offer me.

I turned the boat around, and as soon as I did it, a huge storm hit me and my boat.

My boat snapped, and I was alone in the cold waters, swimming on my own towards the new island full of troubles. I was left to cope with my troubles alone, on my own, in the deep sea waters.

After an eternity, I finally made it! I was there, on the island. I wasn’t welcomed like I would expect, but I had a shelter – a little house made from branches.

The island had troubles of its own, coping with his own demons, leaving me and my sadness alone. Never trying to help me – thinking I could help myself.

At this point, I lost everything I’ve ever had, everything I’ve ever loved, and I found a shelter. I even found warmth in the coldness of this little troubled island.

But the island was right – I did help myself. Not knowingly – yet I did. I started building a new boat – bigger, and gaining resources in order to survive. I did all of that.

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After a while – the island started showing me its hidden mysteries. I discovered places and caves about this island that I never knew existed. He showed me even those deep lakes, that I was so afraid to touch. But there I was, witnessing the warmth of this island, even though he’ll never admit it happened.

The island would whisper to me the most sad stories of its existence, how people lived here, and he lost them. How pirates would come and steal what he’s got. How he’d even throw away the person that stayed on his island for a while, just so he would have the capability to provide a shelter for me to live on this island now.

Thinking I’d only find trouble, but wanting to see what those deep lakes hide within themselves, I have found an island that can shelter me, warm me, help me survive, without him even knowing it.

Leaving behind an island that promised me all the comfort and support, I have found an island that would care and love me without even wanting or trying to.

I still miss my old boat though, I never wanted for it to crash. But sometimes, we break thing without meaning to. And sometimes, when we follow our heart and find special islands, there will be nobody to tell us they’re proud of us. But deep inside, I know they are.