Book Wrap Up, Books, Uncategorized

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:

๐ŸŒŸTBR Hole #8 ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #9 ย ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #10 ๐ŸŒŸ TBR Hole #11 ๐ŸŒŸTBR Hole #12 ๐ŸŒŸ

Books I read:

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸ

 

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

๐ŸŒŸ Review ย ๐ŸŒŸย 

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

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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:

๐ŸŒŸ ย TBR Hole #4ย  ๐ŸŒŸย  TBR Hole #5ย  ๐ŸŒŸ ย TBR Hole #6ย  ๐ŸŒŸ ย ย TBR Hole #7ย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Books I read:

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The Rumour by Lesley Karaโ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย ย ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreads
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My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Carrie by Stephen King – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1) by K.S. Marsden – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Hippie by Paulo Coelho – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

Some Sunny Day by Madge Lambert – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸย 

No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield – โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

Day of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood – โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
๐ŸŒŸย Reviewย  ๐ŸŒŸย  Goodreadsย  ๐ŸŒŸ

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:

โค Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
โค Order on ascending date added.
โค Take the first 5 (or 10 if youโ€™re feeling adventurous) books.
โค Read the synopsis of the books.
โค Decide: keep it or should it go

 

Hereโ€™s the next patch:

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

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Circe – Madeline Miller [BOOK REVIEW]

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WHEN I WAS BORN, the name for what I was did not exist.

 

I was waiting for two whole months to get this book from the library. And I finally had a chance to read Circe from Madeline Miller. A book that everyone was talking about. The only thing you were gonna see on Instagram. Well, here I am – sitting with the cool kids now, Iโ€™ve read this book.

The reason I wanted to read this book wasnโ€™t because I wanted to be part of the cool kids. Actually, it was because Greek Mythology has a special place in my heart. See, I was born in Macedonia, a country full of history, and so very close to Greece, where histories and cultures and traditions match and mix.

When I was in school, our teachers focused hard on history. Especially Roman and Greek Mythology. So yes, I grew up with Homerโ€™s Iliad and Odyssey ย and yes, I know all the gods out there, what they do, who they married, who their children are.

I have read about Circe, but I have never given her any meaning, as she is not mentioned a lot in Homerโ€™s works, as you might already know. And then suddenly, there is a book about her life. I had to read it!

AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!

 

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This might be my favorite book of 2018!

 

I enjoyed Madelineโ€™s writing style. It was so explanatory and calm, and soothing, like swimming in nice calm waters. You would just gulp her words as you read, and before you know it, you have read 200 pages.

Circe, oh Circe! Her character was so well described – such a strong powerful woman. We start with her childhood, to her growing up, and we follow the process of how she learned things the hard way, how she is naive, and then suddenly isnโ€™t, how she discovers the power she holds within, despite everyone else mocking her and saying otherwise. We see how she decides to say no, how she is not afraid to be a rebel, and how she suffers, and loves, and protects, and cares, and survives, and lives!

You will read a story about the love a mother has toward her child, the love a woman has toward her man, the love a son has towards her mother, the love for freedom, the love for gloryโ€ฆ

If you love Greek Mythology, you will get the chance to say hi to some of your favourite gods, nymphs, titans, monsters – Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Prometheus, Odysseus and many more which I will fail to reveal.

I hardly believe that this is a great book for introducing Greek Mythology to new young readers. I also hardly believe that this book will change the thoughts of many people, the way they see things, the way they live, the way they think.

 

It was one of my favorite things about him: how he always fought for his chance.

 

There are a lot of side characters that give their own meaning to the story as well, and there is also Odysseus, and at times it feels as this is his story, but in the end you realised that this story belongs to Circe only.

 

Do not listen to your enemy, Odysseus had once told me. Look at them. It will tell you everything.

I looked. Armed and armored, she was (Athena), from head to foot, helmet, spear, aegis, greaves. A terrifying vision: the goddess of war, ready for battle. But why had she assembled such a panoply against me, who knew nothing of combat? Unless there was something else she feared, something that made her feel somehow stripped and weak.

Instinct carried me forward, the thousand hours I had spent in my fatherโ€™s halls, and with Odysseus polymetis, man of so many wiles.

 

To all of you out there – please take your time to read this book! It will leave you breathless, inspired, motivated and it will change your life forever. It changed my life – thatโ€™s for certain!

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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