New BFF: Umut Reviews

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Hi, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! I’m quite excited because it’s time to present a  a new blog friend, yay! This month I have Umut stopping by on the blog. Let me tell you, at some point this year my lovely friend stumbled upon my little blog and I’m so happy she did. Even though she loves historical reads, she’s read so many novels that are on my wishlist too. She loves booktube so if you want to explore and need help she’ll be able to answer all your questions about who to follow, and she has her own youtube channel too where she creates the most amazing bookmarks (and other things)! Oh and finally, she also has the most adorable cat called Boncuk. I’d love to give her a cuddle 😍 (the cat obvs 😊).

So pop on over to her wonderful blog Umut Reviews if you don’t know her and show her a little love yeah? OK let’s move on to our *ahum* in depth interview!

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Name: Umut Rados

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[syll. u-mut, um-ut] The baby girl name Umut is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced AHMAHT. Umut’s language of origin is Turkish and it is also predominantly used in Turkish. The meaning of Umut is ‘hope’.

Age: 37

Birthday: 27 July

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job?
I’m a Marketing Director. I studied Economics and Business Administration at university.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Yes. I’m a mixed media artist at the same time. I have a YouTube Channel, where I do video tutorials 🙂 Here is the link if you want:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ABzemQp8p9ydPEOwIX7YQ?view_as=subscriber

Your favourite color? Blue

Do you collect anything (besides books)? Art supplies, colouring books, I’m a hoarder of acrylic paints.

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What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it? 
The oldest book I’ve had is a book by Edmondo De Amicis. I couldn’t find the book in English, but it’s called ’The Heart of a Child’. I read it when I was very little, and I still remember it was very good.

Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it?
LOL! There are lots of them. I guess I should tell the most popular ones to have fun. Last purchase I regretted massively was Vicious by V.E. Schwab with that beautiful new UK hard cover. I am so disappointed, but it happens all the time 🙂

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Do you listen to audio books?

Yes, a lot. When I’m creating art, there’s always a book open, so I can do both my hobbies 😉 Also, I would recommend everyone a shower mic, I even listen to books in shower now, lol!

Do you have a favorite genre?
Historical fiction by far. I love traveling to different time zones and places with books. I also love learning historical facts in a fiction format, makes it so much more fun than a history book.

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now?
I can’t wait for 2 books to come out: Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers and Lucinda Riley’s Moon Sister (which is the 5th book in a 7 book historical fiction series).

The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley.

After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.

Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain …
In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to ‘La Candela’ the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation.

From the Scottish Highlands and Spain, to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing.

But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie . . .

How is your library organized?
By color and by genre when I can. Otherwise, the rule is just to fit it where there’s a bit of place 🙂

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Do you read more ebooks or physical books?
I love holding a hardcover book in my hands when I’m at home. But, at nights I find it easier to read a Kindle with its light. I also carry it around with me on commute.

Do you have a favorite book?
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I can’t forget about it.

What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of?
Rebecca by Daphe Du Maurier. It’s a Folio Society edition that I adore. I also attached a picture.

Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …?
I have an app called My Library to keep track of my books and my reading. Would recommend everyone. It says I have around 1300 books! My husband is a rare book collector too, so it’s all together. And I think I have about 300 books on my Kindle.

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What’s the title of the last book you purchased?
Snap. It’s one of the Man Booker long listers.

What was your favorite author when you were a child?
Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos. I read many books of him when I was a child.

José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920-84) was a Brazilian writer who worked as a sparring partner for boxers, a labourer on a banana farm, and a fisherman before he started writing at the age of 22. He is most famous for his autobiographical novel My Sweet Orange Tree, which tells the story of his own childhood in Rio de Janeiro.

From which author do you have most books?
I’m not very much of an author collector, but probably it will be classics authors as I would have them in my collection. It will be Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times?
I used to read my favourite books more than once when I was younger, but now I’m not a fan of re-reads. I always think there are so many books I didn’t read that I don’t want to lose time with one I read.

How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already?
I keep increasing my challenge as it seems like I’m reading more than I anticipated. I have read 115 books this year and have reached my already updated goal of 100 books.

Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case?
It was difficult for my first name as it’s Umut, and there are not many books starting with U. So, I’m doing my surname Rados:

Roses by Leila Meacham
(The) Awkward Age by Francesca Segal
Dracula by Bram Stoker
(The) Overstory by Richard Powers
Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg Jephcott

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In case you missed it, here are a few of the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Liis – Cover to Cover
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Donna – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Lisa – Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews
Diana – A Haven for Book Lovers
Norrie – Reading Under The Blankie
Lynne – Fictionophile
Lorna – On The Shelf Reviews
Vera – Unfiltered Tales
Kelly – Another Book In The Wall
Zoë – What’s Better Than Books

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added! 

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WWW Wednesday (07-11-2018)

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a book list hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and I’m happy to participate today, after a two-month www-hiatus.

The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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What I finished reading:

I read and reviewed My Sister’s Bones in November 2016 and if you click on the link you’ll see that I loved it. I also told we’d be hearing from the author again et voilà, here we are with Ellwood’s second novel. It’s different from her debut but she is indeed talented and her debut was no one hit wonder. Day of the Accident has a great plotline, making you wonder continually if her daughter is alive or dead. I really enjoyed her new novel.

Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

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What I’m reading now:

You just have to say it’s a book for fans of Agatha Christie and I’m in. The author actually wrote several episodes of Poirot so there’s no way this novel can be disappointing, can it? I have no idea who killed divorce lawyer Richard Pryce (what’s in a name) so far so I’m still very entertained. It’s kind of a special novel too when you think about it: the author plays himself in the novel. It’s ridiculously funny really.. in the novel he – Anthony (or Tony) – is following a PI who’s supposed to be smarter than he is, and he doesn’t really have a clue, he only hopes to solve it before the other one does.. but he’s the author so he knows who did it from the very beginning :-)!

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz

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What I’ll (probably) read soon:

I read The Fear earlier this year, it was my first read by C.L. Taylor and I loved how twisted it was so when I saw her new novel Sleep I wanted to read it right away. I was first declined on Netgalley but I was on the blog tour for The Fear so I picked up all my courage and contacted the publisher and it seemed they declined me by mistake ;-). That’s how I got my hands on this beauty after all. I have high expectations now though, that’s always a bit dangerous.

Sleep by C.L. Taylor 

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All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

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So that’s it, what are you reading this week? Share your link in the comments below so that I can come and take a look !

The Last by Hanna Jameson #BookReview

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BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington
BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead.
BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm.

Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message.

Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer…

As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?

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This is definitely a case of it’s not you, it’s me. Honestly, I’m probably not the best reader for this type of novel.. I didn’t even see any episode of The Walking Dead so safe to say that my interest in learning how to survive after a world apocalypse was rather small to start with. I really thought I was getting a locked-in murder mystery which was the reason I was excited to read The Last but that isn’t really what this book is about. The so-called investigation is actually near to non-existent and between all the other stuff that’s happening it’s only mentioned now and again until an amazing new revelation at the very end of the novel shines a light on who it might be.

What it actually is about is the survival of 20 individuals after they become isolated from the rest of the world. They’re a diverse bunch of people, coming from different countries, with different ages, families and single people too, everyone is pretty much represented. Existential questions like death, God etc were examined which was interesting and I thought it would be fascinating to see how people would react to the news they were probably the last people on earth. Sadly though, that extra fresh touch that I thought I would find here wasn’t really there, it all felt kind of predictable… some people are cowards and most of them are selfish, threatening and turning on each other, what else is new?

It wasn’t all that imaginative for me but I can’t really tell you what would be satisfying. I think I would have preferred it more if the novel had more of a The Last Man on Earth feel to it. Every society, and definitely a new one like this is of course prone to conflict and a difference of opinion. But even then and with the remote setting as an extra incentive I didn’t feel as much intensity as I wanted to.

I just want to finish by saying that I sincerely hope the world doesn’t come to an end because it doesn’t look good if you survive ;-). If you don’t believe me, you should read the novel :-).

I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Would You Rather…? The Spooky Edition, and 10 Scary Books To Spook You

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It’s been ages since I did a tag but my wonderful blog buddie Norrie @Reading Under The Blankie tagged me for an easy one (yay and thank you Norrie!) so here goes:

Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?

Are all of these questions going to be so easy? Thrillers of course, have you seen me review a supernatural novel yet, I think not (actually there was one, I didn’t know it would turn out to be such a story, and I didn’t like it one bit that the whole mystery was resolved by a ghost).

Ghosts or Zombies?

You mean Casper versus those stinking uglies? I’m from a generation raised with the movie Ghost, not The Walking Dead, so of course I choose ghosts, I’m a romantic like that :-).

Vampires or Werewolves?

I’m not sure… don’t werewolves break out of their own skin, isn’t that painful? I’m going to go with vampires.. I think they sleep a lot too so that suits me fine, I like them already. Also all that devouring and stuff seems so manly, I like the subtle way by going to the neck. Yep I’m giving this a lot of thought and will probably continue to think about this topic for the rest of the afternoon. Good thing nobody can hear my thoughts :-).

Witches or Demons?

Ah I think I’d make a cool witch. It makes me think of that tv series Charmed, they could stop time and stuff.. oh there are so many cool possibilities!

Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

I actually have a novel with a black cat on the cover to read 🙂 so yes, the second option, no doubt about it. What’s so alluring about a book with 13 chapters anyway?

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Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

Let’s keep that light on please! I love a candle-lit room but absolutely not when I’m reading a spooky novel. I’m a wuss and not afraid to admit it ;-).

Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

I don’t want to face my fears and I don’t even need to be offered a choice, it’s no no no.. I heard about those people who like to overcome their fears and feel on top of the world when they succeed but I’m not one of them. Let me be trapped in the mind of a killer, it’ll probably all be over sooner.

Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

I don’t like scary movies… the few I saw (because guys don’t care about your wellbeing on that front at all) were spent hiding behind a pillow for more than half of the movie. I don’t mind reading a scary book though, it’s easier to tamp down my imagination when reading, when I’m watching there’s no escape.

Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?

Eh. You mean that one spooky book every year right? Well if I’m going to read one then I choose during fall.

Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?

Pff these questions are getting harder by the minute. Difficult choice between getting it over and done with and probably become desensitized with the overdose or take it in slow doses. Hmm, I think I’ll spread those reads after all.

For those of you who can, here are ten (+3 because I’m on a roll) spooky and scary books. Have you read any of them yet?

Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Ward Zero: The Dead Ward by Linda Huber
The Lingering by SJI Holliday (review coming up)
Resthaven by Erik Therme
It by Stephen King
The Visitors by Catherine Burns
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
Dracul by J.D. Barker
Paranormal Intruder and The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell
A Most Haunted House by GL Davies
Fear Dreams by J.A. Schneider
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

LineI tag the following 10 most awesome bloggers. Don’t feel obliged to do the tag though if you don’t feel like it!

Eleni @LaFemmeReaders
Jonetta @BlueMoodCafe
Liis @CoverToCover
Ova @ExcuseMyReading
Danielle @Danielle’sReadingNook
Alexandra@ReaderWitch
Nina @TheCozyPages
Jennifer @TarHeelReader
Lashaan @bookidote
YOU if you want to join!

New BFF: What’s Better Than Books

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It’s my absolute pleasure to have Zoë of What’s Better Than Books on the blog today. I can describe her in three words as Zen, Organised and Efficiënt. I know Zoë since a little while and she’s such a wonderful blogger and always so nice to me and I think her blog (it’s piiiink) really fits with how she is.

If you ever need some book recommendations then you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for on Zoë’s blog because you can search by so many different parameters. I prefer searching by genre or rating most of all but you can just as easily search by publisher or title, she’s so organised, she’s thought of everything ;-). I can also very much recommend checking out her list of Best Reads of the Year: they are listed by genre, which is very handy, and you can look at all the beautiful covers. I love it that you can really see those covers, so go check it out and give her a follow while you’re there!

OK now, let’s get to know the person behind the blog a little better. It’s time for my new BFF to answer the questions.

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Name: Zoë

Age: 43

Birthday:  July 5

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job? I studied Science at Uni, and I’ve been a stay-at-home mum for my two kids (17 & 15) for the past 17 years and do a little IT work part time.

Do you have any other hobbies? Cycling

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Your favourite color? Black ( I know boring)

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Do you collect anything (besides books)?  Kitchen Gadgets ( I love to cook)

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What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it? The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’ve had it since I was a pre-teen and have not read it since then.

Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it? A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. It sounded so good and I really liked the cover but it wasn’t as good as I expected.

COUNTRY BUSINESSMAN SEEKS RELIABLE WIFE.
COMPELLED BY PRACTICAL REASONS.
REPLY BY LETTER.

Rural Wisconsin, 1907. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful industrialist, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement. But when Catherine steps of the train she’s not the woman that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious. And, haunted by a terrible past, she is motivated by greed. Catherine’s plan is simple. She will win Ralph’s devotion. Later, she will leave him as a wealthy woman. What Catherine has not counted on however is that Ralph might have plans of his own for his new wife . . .

Do you listen to audio books? Sometimes when I go for walks, although I still prefer to read a book.

Do you have a favorite genre? Historical Fiction

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now? Us Against You by Fredrick Backman

You can read an interview on Goodreads with the author HERE and listen to a podcast  with the author HERE

How is your library organized? Alphabetical by Author and then Title

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Do you read more ebooks or physical books? It’s about equal.

Do you have a favorite book? Lots. But one of them that I always tend to recommend would be Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

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What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of? One of the covers I love in my collection is A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

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Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …? 756 (Scary I know. I’m one of those Type A people and I have them all scanned into a database “LibraryThing”)

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What’s the title of the last book you purchased? The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
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What was your favorite author when you were a child? Roald Dahl
 
From which author do you have most books? Karen Swan (14 titles in my home library)
 
Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times? I don’t get a chance to very often these days but in the past I have definitely read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a few times.
 
How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already? 200 and I completed my goal for this year already!
 
Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case ? 

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Z – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitsgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

O – On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond 

– Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

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In case you missed it, here are a few of the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Liis – Cover to Cover
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Donna – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Lisa – Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews
Diana – A Haven for Book Lovers
Norrie – Reading Under The Blankie
Lynne – Fictionophile
Lorna – On The Shelf Reviews
Vera – Unfiltered Tales
Kelly – Another Book In The Wall

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added! 

Hurray! It’s a holi-holiday #personalproblems

Vacation

When you’re reading this I’m hopefully somewhere high in the air.

I haven’t been away since I started my blog (in February 2016) but the last months have been very stressful. I might do another post about that, maybe later (and before you even think it, no I’m not pregnant.. it seems it’s the first thing people think). Anyway I just needed to get out of it. I can’t relax and let my worries go and I hope I’ll be able to do that when I’m away.

Being me is quite hard though because I can never decide, it’s one of my issues and it doesn’t get easier getting older. A simple example is that I have to decide what to wear the day before because I’d never get to work in time otherwise, it would take too long to decide in the morning. I guess I always fear losing something, making a bad decision… I decide a lot by tossing to make it easier or I buy two things so I don’t have to choose. Going on a holiday means making decisions as well. Choosing a destiny, filling a suitcase, deciding what books to take, what to do there.. I can tell you that I wasn’t looking forward to this.

So it’s no surprise it took me months to decide where to go. I started with paging through two different catalogues and came up with a clean list of 10 hotels and destinations: Thailand, Sri Lanka, Curaçao, Cape Verde, Ibiza, Krete, Chalkidiki. My international passport is expired though and I don’t want to go too far or too long this time so I went with the European destinations.

But I came at a big standstill then, left it for a month, thinking about it but not being able to cross off any more and then – surprise surprise – I finally booked (two weeks ago). I didn’t choose any of my wishlist that I poured over and thought about for a month or two though but I chose one of the last minutes on a tour operator’s website instead because frankly ‘there wasn’t a lot of choice’ :-). Anywaysss, I think it’s time for the big reveal… I’m going to Kos!

The name Kos is first attested in the Iliad, and has been in continuous use since. Other ancient names include Meropis, Cea and Nymphaea and Lango or Langò, presumably because of its length. In Italian, the island is known as Coo. Also, did you know a person from Kos is called a “Koan” in English?

Of course now I already regret not picking a destination with lots of lovely bookshops, and a big airport with lots of books.. I was only thinking about the sun at the time, I don’t know where my head was! Anyway, I’m going to make the best of it and maybe share some pics on Instagram if I can.

In case you’re wondering, I’ve got a catsitter (my dad) who’s coming to stay over and watch Poes because I wouldn’t be leaving at all if she didn’t have the best care there is.

So there you go… I’m going on a hiatus for the first time ever. I don’t know for how long either because I might extend it a bit after my return, I really need some time off of everything in life. I have a blog tour post that I had already signed up for and but other than that I have no blog posts prepared so you’ll see me when you see me! Take care lovely people!

PS I picked 3 paperbacks to take with me (and an ereader full of books). How many paperbacks (Kindle is too easy) do you take with you on holiday? Also, if you have any tips about Kos, I’d be happy to know. 

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New BFF: Another Book In The Wall

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I think I have the youngest blogger in the history of this series in da house today,  I’d like to give a warm welcome the lovely Kelly to the blog! Don’t be mistaken though, she knows the ropes alright and I believe you and me can still learn a thing or two from her ;-).

Kelly’s wonderful blog is called Another Book In The Wall and it looks very pretty, you don’t notice at all that she’s an organized perfectionist haha (no offence Kelly, I’m jealous really!). She has a few bad reading habits, that we’ll all recognize as well (book hoarding, but anyone who isn’t one raise your hand). I totally love her Blogger Questions because they ask all the questions that I’ve been wanting to know: how much time you spend on blogging, how you request physical ARC’s, what unique visitors are on your blog. Whether you are new to blogging or not, they’re always interesting to read and I think my favorite blogposts after reviews. Anyway, hop on over to her blog but not before you read her answers to my questions below ;-).

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Name: Kelly Costigan

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Age: 17 🙂

Birthday: July 5

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job? I don’t have a job at the moment, but am currently studying Dental Hygiene at my local community college.

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Do you have any other hobbies? I absolutely love playing piano – I have been playing for around 5 years, and although I’m not the best, it’s a part of me. I’m also a huge fan of watching anime. I haven’t seen many series, but have been obsessed lately with My Hero Academia and Made in Abyss!

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Your favourite color? I adore burgundy and any shade of blue!

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Do you collect anything (besides books)? Mistakes. 🙂 Haha, just kidding. I’m not much of a collector, but I do love printing out and keeping photos.

What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it? I’m not sure what novel I have held the longest, but if I had to guess it would be one of my Junie B. Jones books. If so, yes! I have read every book in this series multiple times!

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Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it? I can’t think of any book I’ve bought and wound up disliking, but I have purchased a few paperbacks, without realizing that I already owned the e-book! Hahaha.

Do you listen to audio books? Not typically, but I would be open to!

Do you have a favorite genre? I love YA fantasy and contemporary!

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now? King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.

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How is your library organized? I have it perfectly color coordinated, except for my top shelf which holds books on my tbr!

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Do you read more ebooks or physical books? Definitely e-books!

Do you have a favorite book? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

Review: Why you should read The Book Thief

5 Reasons That Will Make The Book Thief Your Next Read

What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of? I truly love the cover for Renegades by Marissa Meyer.

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Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …? Physical copies I believe are a little over a 100, and I have around 200 ebooks! I’ve regretfully barely read half of these! Haha.

What’s the title of the last book you purchased? Save the Date by Morgan Matson.

What was your favorite author when you were a child? Barbara Parks – those Junie B. Jones novels were the definition of my childhood!

From which author do you have most books? Rick Riordan. I own the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series, plus Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, and The Demi-god Files.

Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times? Yes! The Book Thief have read I believe three times, and I’ve reread the Lunar Chronicles

The book thief

How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already? I have 75 books on my challenge, and have miraculously read 55! I’m over half way!

Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case ?

King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
Legendary – Stephanie Garber
Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
Your Name – Makoto Shintai

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In case you missed it, here are a few of the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Liis – Cover to Cover
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Donna – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Lisa – Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews
Diana – A Haven for Book Lovers
Norrie – Reading Under The Blankie
Lynne – Fictionophile
Lorna – On The Shelf Reviews
Vera – Unfiltered Tales

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added!