the bookish naughty or nice tag

Hello, bookish friends! I’ve seen this tag being done by so many lovely bloggers that I couldn’t help myself and answer the questions myself… It’s pretty much mid-December and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — hence why I’m doing this tag!

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Join me in this quest to find out whether I’ve been a naughty or a nice blogger and reader. Hopefully, I’ll be nicer next year!

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review: the happiness passport!

Hi friends! Today I’m doing a sort of unusual post for me here: a book review! I read and absolutely loved The Happiness Passport by Megan Hayes, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova. And now that we’re in a festive, gift-giving mood… this would make the perfect gift!

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Title: The Happiness Passport: a world tour of joyful living in 50 words
Author: Megan Hayes (illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova)
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: five giant smiles! 😁😁😁😁😁
Published on November 1st 2018 by White Lion Publishing
Goodreads: click here

📖 synopsis 📖

Languages are portals to the culture of the people who speak them. By learning what each word means, we get  a glimpse of what life is really like in those countries… The author takes us on a journey around the world through fifty words, all of them dealing with happiness…

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Down the TBR Hole…✨📚

Down the TBR hole is a much-needed post created by Lia (@lostinastory) with one goal: to finally shrink our never-ending TBR list on Goodreads. I saw Mel (@meltotheany) do this post and I was so surprised I’d never seen it being done! This post is exactly what I need to get some self-control and to handle my ridiculously long TBR…

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warning: please do not cringe as hard as I did when reading my list. I’ve had the same Goodreads account since I was 14! I promise I’ve grown 🙈

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november wrap-up (non-fiction, ARCs, and more!)

November was such a good reading month for me. At least it was in my opinion! I’m so happy that I got around to reading so many books. I’m also over the moon about being sort-of consistent when blogging during November. I can tell you that I missed being a part of this community with all my heart…

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But enough sappiness! Here is the list of books I read in the month of November.

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Non-Fiction November: new to my tbr

I’m seriously so sad that this year’s Non-Fiction November is coming to an end 😭 I’ve had so much fun doing this tag. I found out about so many amazing blogs and so many awesome books (that’s why I’m writing this post!). I want to say T H A N K YOU SO MUCH to the great bloggers who hosted this year’s Non-Fiction November.

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If you’re not following Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Katie (Doing Dewey), Sarah (Sarah’s Bookshelves), and Julie (JulzReadsyet, you totally should! They’ve done such a great job hosting these prompts and making the blogging community become closer. I really have no words… I hope there’s a non-fiction November next year, and I hope to help if I can! Continue reading

Non-Fiction November: Reads Like Fiction

How is this already the fourth Non-Fiction November post I’m writing?! This week’s prompt is hosted by the amazing Rennie (@whatsnonfiction) and it’s all about how nonfiction and fiction sometimes cross paths!

Week 4: (Nov. 19 to 23) – Reads Like Fiction (Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction): Nonfiction books often get praised for how they stack up to fiction. Does it matter to you whether nonfiction reads like a novel? If it does, what gives it that fiction-like feeling? Does it depend on the topic, the writing, the use of certain literary elements and techniques? What are your favorite nonfiction recommendations that read like fiction? And if your nonfiction picks could never be mistaken for novels, what do you love about the differences?

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