My name in TBR books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all bookworms have a larger-than-life TBR pile. I am not the exception. Whether it is my digital TBR or my physical TBR, I seem to not be able to make a dent in it before adding new books to it. I feel like Harry and Hermione did when they entered Bellatrix’s vault and touched an item and them poof they started multiplying. That’s what I feel like when I finish a book and peruse my favorite blogs and find even more books I want to read. It’s the Gemino curse…

So today I decided to go through my digital TBR pile and spell out my name with the titles of those books. I saw a few bloggers do it this month so I decided to join in on the fun. Because my name is so short, I’ll also spell my blog’s name. Wish me luck!

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The Unique Blogger Award: Tag!

I was thinking of what I should write next, when Hannah (the lovely blogger over at I Have Thoughts on Books — which you should totally check out) tagged me to do this post. Now we all know I love all sorts of tags and because I haven’t really done one about myself in a loooong time, I decided thiwas the time.

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I couldn’t find the original creator of this tag, but if you know who it was, please tell me in the comments below.

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  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you;
  • Answer the questions;
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award;
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Without further ado, let’s get into The Unique Blogger Award Tag!

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The Big Ol’ Question: Paperbacks, Hardbacks or Ebooks?!

This is one of those questions most bloggers seem to tackle, isn’t it? On the list of questions most frequently asked to or by booklovers, “What do you prefer — paperbacks, hardbacks or ebooks?” must be pretty high up there along with Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be: that is the question.”

Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit (something I never do, pffft!) but it does come up pretty often! Especially in the book-blogging community! Which is absolutely fine because I have a lot of opinions about this topic (you know me…) and what better place than the internet to voice them? After all, this is the corner where I pretend the world is oh-so interested in my opinions that they must read them n o w.

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But I’m going on a tangent. The important thing is that I’m going to be answering this question, and probably won’t bring anything new to the discussion but oh well. Let’s get started!

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The Feminist Book Tag!

As part of my long-awaited return to blogging, I will be doing the feminist book tag. I was super happy when Hannah, who blogs over at I have thoughts on books, tagged me to do it too and you can read her post here. It was originally created by Rachel (the Pace, Amore, Libri blogger) and it’s all about female representation in books — fun!

EDIT: I don’t know who created it! It wasn’t Rachel, but her post is still definitely worth checking out because she picked some really cool books 😊

It’s no secret that I’m all about good female characters, outstanding female authors, and overall equality in all trades, including writing and publishing. Therefore, I thought this tag would be a fun thing to whip up. Besides, who doesn’t love tags?

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The Displaced (book review)

The Displaced

Title: The Displaced

Author: several writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Genre: non-fiction essays

Rating: 5 stars

Publication date: April 10th 2018, published by Abrams Press

I saw this book being advertised on Netgalley and when I read the synopsis, I knew I had to request it. It’s a compilation of non-fiction essays written by amazing writers who have, in one way or another, dealt with being a refugee. Some had to flee their country because of war, others because of extreme poverty. I fell in love with the writing style and how the issue of migration was handled.

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If you want to know more about this book and read my thoughts, click to read the whole post!

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February and March Wrap-Up

The last time I posted something here on the blog was more than a month ago. University started again a few days after I posted it (you can read it here — I wrote it for Valentine’s Day) and that made me abandon the blog for a bit. Going back to uni wasn’t easy, I’ll admit, but everything is starting to be on track and I hope to post more often now!

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That said, I haven’t been reading much lately, so this wrap-up will be very short. I read three books in February and two books in March. Not my best months by far, but I’m eager to get out of this reading slump and catch up to my Goodreads reading challenge again.

Also, I got to interview an author at the end of this blog post. It was a lovely experience. It was very interesting to work with her more one-on-one than usual and get to know her a little more.

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Love in Books (a late Valentine’s Day special!)

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means everything that resembles a heart will be overpriced, restaurants will be bursting at the seams, and getting a movie ticket will be next to impossible! Hurrah!

It’s no surprise that I’m writing this post since I’m such a lover of love. I have listed some romantic tropes I’ve come across in literature and illustrated them with a few books. I know we’re all probably tired of reading love-related posts, especially my aromantic friends! But I have had this idea in my head for months, so please bear with me (there may be the promise of chocolate at the end of the post — shhhh!).

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In all seriousness, I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. It’s the one day of the year when everyone is reminded that they need to do more little gestures for their significant other. Leaving all the commercial schemes aside, I love this day because I’m a sucker for love. I love watching rom-coms, I love reading romance books, I love seeing couples hold hands on the street, and I love showing love. I guess you can say I go a little overboard.

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