Reading Like a Writer – Different Points of View (POV)

A determining factor for the  story and tone in every book is the POV, or point of view. This is certainly no news to any reader. When you read like a writer, though, the POV can help you predict how the story will develop and with what pace. Being aware of the pros and cons of the different …

A List of To-Reads, If You Ever Saw One

Autumn has always been an especially favorite time for me to snuggle with a book. Not to mention Black Friday is upon us, which means quality time at a couple of local bookstores, and not few online ones. I have amassed a huge number of new books I have no time to tackle; and an as impressive list …

Underrated Books To Read And Love

It's been a while since I have done a Top Ten Tuesday post. What luck that the topic for this week  - Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Goodreads Ratings - should be so fun and so different! (Also, tbh I love that I don't have to rattle my brains to figure out what books …

Pocketbook Ultra 650 eReader Review (long read)

I bought my first ever e-book reader last week. It took my mom less time to catch up on the Facebook fever than me - on the whole e-book thing. And that's saying something. To me actual books made of actual paper will always be preferable, but I can't begin to tell you how many times I've wished …

Time for NaNoWrimo!

It's that time of the year again - time for us writers (new, old, good, bad, chocolate-obsessed and not so much) to bleed over the keyboard. Three, two, one - go! and see you after November 30th! So I am...

Liebster Love

I am very grateful to Hannah of lazy girl's beauty guide for nominating me for the Liebster Award for new bloggers. My little blog baby here definitely needs a boost and attention lately, with me busy with a new job and all that. I believe blogging is all about connecting. In days when I connect through my …

Top 10 Tuesday – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

This week's Tuesday Top 10, hosted as usual by Lauren and Julia at The Broke and the Bookish is such a no-brainer that I bet I can write it in less than ten minutes. Three, two, one - go! (Just let me open Goodreads). I am pretty certain which three names will pop up at the top, since I devoured …

How To Fit In Non-Reader Crowds and LOVE IT

Do you sometimes find yourself blabbering about a book you read to your closest friends, only to face blank stares and seemingly patient nodding? Then someone would casually mention it was time to change the topic... Yeah, this happens to me, when I drop the guard and spill all that bookish excitement I know I should …

3 Days, 3 Quotes

I was tagged by the wonderful Giovanna at Book Hag to do the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” Challenge,and so I shall! Game on, and thank you, Giovanna, for thinking of this fellow bookish nerd here. Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. …

23 Thoughts I Had About The Goodreads Reading Challenge

(1 January) I killed this challenge last year, now it's time to overachieve Hmm, these folks vow 100 books? What's wrong with them! Most of my friends have vowed 100 books! What's wrong with me? Amma stay real. 20. Real but ambitious. 50. Who am I kidding, I hardly managed 15 last year. Yeah, 15 - a third of them being …