I’m 21 (???)

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Hello, lovelies! I’m Marta and it’s that time of the year again. The time when I think about how I’m getting older and get more frequent existential crises than usual. Yay!

I’m 21 years old and it’s all very surreal especially since this is also my last year of college. Next year I’m going to be a licensed psychologist (wow), time flies so fast.

Most of these days I’m very uncertain about everything in my life from my career path to the major I chose three years ago, it all comes down to how everyone expects me to become a person who has everything figured out while all I truly want is to move in the mountains, in a beautiful cabin with a lake nearby and read all my life. Probably write a few (bad) books as well just to torment you all.

But apparently that’s not how life is and because of that, you might see me complain about those things from time to time. I’m sorry in advance, but you know how I am.

Enough of my complaints, let’s talk about happier things!

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Mini Reviews : Witches, Mythology, Video Games and More

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Hey, everyone! I’m Marta and I’m drowning under a huge pile of books I should have reviewed a while ago because of that, I thought it was time for a post with mini-reviews. I know you usually like them, so I hope this will be a win-win situation for all of us.

I’m going to review a total of five books (+ a sample) in this post, I’ll probably have more to say about some books, while with others, I will be more concise.

Alright, let’s get right into it!

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My Tentative Fall TBR

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Hey, everyone! I’m Marta and I’m back with a to-be-read pile of books that I hope I will read in the months of October and November. I should have probably put up this post back in September, but I usually spend that month being in denial about summer being gone and fall starting, so yeaaaah.

October is my birthday month, which means getting some new books and spoiling myself with reading a lot without feeling guilty about avoiding my college responsibilities.

You might remember that I’ve done a similar post during summer (here), sadly I’ve only read 2 books out of 11 books on that to-be-read list – but that’s still something when it comes to me, the moodiest reader that ever existed. However, I really hope I will do better this fall, fingers crossed for me, I’m awaiting all your support!

Now, let’s get into the actual TBR!

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Book Review: The Land of Stone Flowers

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Classic fairytales get a refreshing satirical twist in this collection of illustrated stories in which gnomes, pixies, and other fairy folk share tall tales of the strange and unbelievable human world and its inhabitants. Brimming with keen observations and wild assumptions on human anatomy, customs, languages, rituals, dwellings, and more, The Land of Stone Flowers is as absurd as it is astounding, examining contradictory and nonsensical human behaviors through the lens of the fantastic: from the bewitching paper wizards who live in humans’ wallets to their invisible hats, known as “moods,” which cloud their view of the world. Bursting with intricate and evocative illustrations, The Land of Stone Flowers will draw readers into a world of fantasy and fable that slyly reveals many hidden truths about human existence.

The Land of Stone Flowers intrigued me in so many ways, it was original and creative, the illustrations were breathtaking and the words stole my heart entirely.

This book’s written like an anthology of stories told by fairies, trolls and dwarves to prove that humans do, in fact, exist. Yes, you’ve read that right. In this book, humans are mythical creatures, their existence is questionable, their world is called The Land of Stone Flowers and fairies, dwarves, trolls only ever get there through very peculiar events and usually when they get back to their world, their experiences aren’t believed.

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How to Grow Your Blog

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Hi, my lovelies! I’m Marta and I’m back with a post on blogging, I’m going to share some tricks and tips on how to grow your blog, I’m going to focus on how to get followers, views and all that stats buzz.

I’ve been officially blogging for a year (and a month now) and I’m quite proud of what I’ve achieved so far. I know that I’m probably still a baby compared to other book bloggers out there, I still have a lot to learn and I’m fully aware of that, bearing this in mind, I still think I can share some things with you, especially to newbies that might feel a bit lost when it comes to gaining followers and having your voice recognized in this community. I have your back, I’m going to give you some advice that will hopefully be helpful to you.

Without further ado, let’s get into the tips and tricks!

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Crossover Bookish Couples

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Hey, everyone! I’m Marta and I’m very sorry for not posting more frequently these past weeks, but I hope I’m back with inspiration and some posts that you hopefully will enjoy.

Today, we’re going to talk about crossover bookish couples, if you’re not familiar with the term crossover couples – it’s basically a pairing formed by two characters from different universes (different books, movies or video games).

I have some favourite crossover couples from different movies or tv shows due to the amazing fanvideo creators from Youtube, but I rarely see crossover bookish couples, so I thought I’d try to come up with a few of mine.

Let’s see what bookish characters I’d love to see together! Maybe you ship some of those as well and we can fangirl together.

Warning : you might get hungry and there are also lots of kissing pics, don’t say you haven’t been warned. 

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