Why I Haven’t Posted In A While

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Hey, everyone! I’ve pondered on whether I should write this post or not and I’ve decided to do it because you deserve an explanation. I don’t want you to think that I completely gave up on blogging or anything like this!

I decided that I can’t be as active as I’d like due to exams, having to write my thesis and some things related to the community that I’ll touch upon later. I can’t write posts weekly, I don’t have time to comment on other blogs – sometimes I can’t even reply to the ones I get on my blog. The truth is I’ve been going through a blogging burnout for some time now and some aspects made it even worse.

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Cover Reveal: Whispers of Shadow & Flame

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Today we have the cover reveal tour for book 2 in L. Penelope’s Earthsinger Chronicles, Whispers of Shadow & Flame.

A while ago, I wrote a review for the first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, which you can find here. It was a book I really enjoyed and I’d really recommend it if you’re looking for a romantic fantasy book.

Song of Blood & Stone, was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 10 fantasy books of 2018! Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below!

Title: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2)
Author: L. Penelope
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Genre: Fantasy

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Mini Reviews: Romance Edition

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Look who’s here after taking the longest hiatus! Yes, that’s me! I’m back with a mini-reviews post because I’m a bit behind on them. If you noticed that I’ve been missing from the blogosphere – that’s because I had my exams in January and the beginning of February, they were gruesome and I’m still recovering from them.

I feel like they took all my energy – I had in mind to write a post for Valentine’s Day, but I kept opening the tab and closing it and yes, I think I’m in a blogging slump. Please, be patient with me and expect some sub-par posts until I get used to blogging again. Thank you for understanding!

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Review: The Cruel Prince & The Wicked King

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Hello, lovelies! I’m Marta and today I’m going to write some reviews (a series review?) of The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King and The Lost Sisters. I’ve started The Cruel Prince on a whim because everybody was talking about it and raving about how good it was and since it has faes, I was like “okay, let’s do it!”. You might remember that I also put it on my list of books to read before 2019 here – I’ve accomplished something, I read something off a planned TBR, omg, who am I?

I enjoyed the series, binge read it even, I’ve rated all of the books 4 stars because I’ve had some minor issues with all of them, mostly because I was deceived and hurt and I’m still heartbroken. Holly Black, how dare you destroy me like this? Who gave you the right?

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Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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Hello, lovelies! I’m back with a post where I tell you about my most anticipated books, I’ll organize them on months exactly like I’ve done last year. I hope I’ll help you find some new books to add on your TBR pile as well and maybe you’ll suggest some that aren’t on this list to me as well!

I hope you had a great beginning of the year! Was I the only one surprised by the color of the Goodreads challenge? Because I surely didn’t expect it to be that dark purple, almost black, but it looks quite interesting, to be honest. I pledged to read 50 books because I want to be relaxed and complete it quite easily. Let me know in the comments how many books you want to read this year!

Now let’s get right into the post!

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Best & Worst Books of 2018

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Hello, lovelies! Since 2019 is almost here, I thought I would do a top of my favorites books of the year and mention some disappointing reads as well! As I’ve mentioned in a recent post, I didn’t have many 1/2 stars books, so my ‘worst books of 2018’ will be short, giving this post a positive note.

I’ve had a hard time narrowing down the books I’ve enjoyed the most this year because there were some AMAZING books. I think I’ll include some honorable mentions just to feel better knowing that I didn’t totally ignore those reads.

Without much further ado, let’s get into the post! 

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What Happened in 2018 & Some Resolutions for 2019

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Hey, lovelies! I’m Marta and I’m getting quite nostalgic here because yet another year has come and gone. I’m truly happy that I’m still blogging despite my awful time management skills and how nerve-racking it is to be a college senior. And also because I’m bad at being constant with my hobbies (not including reading), but for now, you’re stuck with me for better or worse.

My introductions are getting longer and sappier, I’m sorry for that!

This post is going to include a revision of my 2018 goals, we’ll see what I’ve achieved and what I still have to work on. Then, we’ll talk a bit about 2019, I have to be realistic with my goals and don’t go overboard because I still have a thesis to write and a final exam and graduation and just ugh. Sounds like many hiatuses are coming. I hope scheduling will help me go through these.

Let’s get into the actual post! More work, less complaining!

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Book Review: What Would Boudicca Do?

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Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to ‘have it all’ and a hot bod too?

Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to dispatch a loverat, back yourself, kill it at work and trounce FoMo.

With original illustrations by Bijou Karman, What Would Boudicca Do? will make you fired-up and ready for anything.

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10 Books To Read If You’re Behind On Your Goodreads Challenge

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Hello, lovelies! I’m Marta and I’m back with a post for those who haven’t completed their Goodreads Challenge for this year yet. If you’re like me, you’re looking for some quick, maybe short (sometimes this backfires for me) reads that you can finish in those few days that remained. And I’ve got your back, I’m going to give ten suggestions and then show you a few books that I hope will help me on my challenge.

Without further ado, let’s get into the list!

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Fall Wrap-Up

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Hi, lovelies! I’m Marta and I’m back with my fall wrap-up, which should have gone up a long time ago, but I’ve been lazy and in a blogging slump. I’ve promised you that I’ll do a seasonal wrap-up from now on and I’m trying to keep my promise intact. I’ve read a total of 18 books in the previous months, September hasn’t been the best for me, but I’ve went back to my habits of reading 6-7 books per month during October and November. I’m still a bit behind with my Goodreads challenge, but I’m sure my winter break will help me complete it.

Keep your fingers crossed for me! And with this in mind, let’s get into the actual wrap-up!

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