Book tags

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

Can you imagine we’re already halfway through 2022? Because I can’t… Never mind me having an existential crisis, instead, let’s have a chat about books. So far this year I’ve read twenty-six books, most of them I enjoyed, so it’s going to be quite hard to choose favourites. Nevertheless, I’ll try my best! I actually would have forgotten about this tag, but Emma just posted her video, so I felt inspired to do mine. I did this tag last year, too, if you’re interested, you can check it out HERE.

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Wrap-ups

May wrap-up // Weeks spent in awaiting

At this point, I don’t even remember what happened in May. 95% of the month went by with me impatiently waiting for the last few days when I travelled to a summer cottage. I had a lot of adventures in those last couple of days, starting with my train stopping in the middle of nowhere basically. Well, it was a station, thankfully, but at a place I’ve never heard of before. I read five books, all of them nonfiction, three of them got five stars, but I enjoyed all of them.

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Nonbookish

A tiny post about podcasts

I have a confession to make. I don’t really listen to podcasts anymore. I had a phase back in 2019-2020, when I listened to audiobooks and podcasts, but that time has passed. I don’t know why, because I definitely see the appeal in them. You can do other things while listening, but here’s the thing: I don’t like multitasking. I want to focus on just one activity, absorbing the story. I learnt that if I do other things (chores, drawing, etc.), I am not able to fully process what I hear, and I won’t remember it as well. (That’s why I don’t listen to audiobooks anymore.) However, just sitting there, not doing anything but listening to a podcast has always felt weird to me. I have no clue why, I just like to do stuff. Up until now, when I decided to try my best, not care about how unusual it might be, and just listen to them. The reason is quite mundane: my eyes get tired easily, and in the past few months they have become red. Not counting sleeping, I use my eyes without a break, and I think laying down with closed eyes, listening to maybe fifteen-twenty minutes of a podcast episode once or twice a day is going to help a little bit. Podcasts are less of an engagement than a book, so it’s perfect. In this post, I wanted to share the three podcasts I have listened to in the past, and two that I’d like to try out.

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Other bookish posts

All the unread books I own

Compared to when I first got acquainted with the international bookish world, I definitely own less unread books. I used to buy books I knew very little about, just wanting to read it because of the hype, then realising a few months later that I’d never read them. Nowadays I rarely buy books I haven’t already read from the library, but it happens occasionally. This year I’d like to focus on reading all of them, but I’m not in a rush.

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Wrap-ups

April wrap-up // A busy month in which a lot of things happened

The last two weeks of April were really busy. I made a lot of appointments that I procrastinated since the start of the pandemic, and now I’m finally over them. I actually proud of myself, because all of them frightened me, but I did them anyways. It felt like a long month, but not in a bad way, if it makes sense. I tried to make the most of every day. The weather’s been a mixed bag lately, it’s finally spring temperature-wise, but the wind doesn’t seem to stop. (I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand the wind, it makes me feel weird.) I read six books, more importantly I enjoyed most of them.

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Discussions

How I changed as a reader

I’ve been thinking about this topic for quite a while, and I knew I wanted to write a discussion post on it. I’ve always been a bookworm, ever since I knew how to read. I distinctly remember learning how to read during the summer before the first year of elementary school. So books have been a part of my life for a long time, but my habits and the way I approach reading have changed quite a lot.

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Book tags

The Bookish Baking Tag

I was looking for some post to write, and then ran across a baking themed book tag, which seemed perfect for me. I got into baking in December, and I’ve been enjoying experimenting with recipes ever since. This book tag has been created by Kay @ Hammock of Books, and it is super cute! Let’s dive into the questions and the sea of baked goods. Eating cookies is highly encouraged while reading this post (don’t say I didn’t warn you).

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Wrap-ups

March wrap-up // An eclectic month with its ups and downs

March had the best and the worst experiences of the year so far. It was eventful, but also tedious at times. I’m glad it’s over, because it was super long. I read five books, which is really great, and I enjoyed all of them, even found a five-star book. The weather was so moody, the first two weeks were kind of cold, then we had summer-like weather, and cold again. Not going to lie, these swings always make things harder for me, I’m someone who is really affected by the weather, and it always takes time to adjust to it.

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Recommendations

Rating k-dramas and their soundtracks (part three)

K-dramas have been with me ever since I discovered them last February, and they continue to bring me so much joy. If you haven’t seen them, I’ve already shared some k-dramas HERE and HERE. I hope you’ll be able to find new ones in this blog post! I’m absolutely fond of sharing them because I know that so many people also find solace in them! All of them are available on Netflix.

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Other bookish posts

Tomes on my tbr

Two posts in a row! This has never happened before on this blog, but I guess this day is just as good as any to try something new. I read Caro‘s most recent post this morning, and I felt so inspired that I immediately started writing my own. She shared the longest books on her tbr, and now I’m here to do the same, because it seems fun! All of these tomes are over 500 pages, and look as intimidating as a high mountain. So let’s grab our mountain climbing gears, and conquer these beasts!

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