Awesome Blogger Award

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Greetings guys!

I was nominated by Krista and Dawlyn by littleblindbookfinds! Thank you so much for the nomination guys! Appreciate it so much ❤

This award was created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala and she said:

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

 The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.

  • Include the reason behind the award.

  • Include the banner in your post.

  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.

  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.

  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.

  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!


Kristi and Dawlyn’s Questions

What was your favorite subject in school?

I guess my favourite was Mathematics, Chemistry and English! I scored high marks during high school 🙂 However, once I enter university, Chemistry is the hardest subject of all :/

What is your favorite book from your childhood?

I guess any books from Dr Seuss! I honestly couldn’t remember because it was long time ago and probably my parents have given them away.

Do you have a show that you’re enjoying watching right now?

Sam and Cat! I am currently re-watching the first season and I have forgotten how hilarious the tv are! 🙂

What is your favorite show?

I love watching Sam and Cat and The Thundermans on Nickelodeon! I don’t really watch TV shows from Netflix because we don’t subscribe it. I also rarely watch adult TV shows because they are not interesting and tempting enough to watch! I rather watch something that is suitable for my family to watch too 🙂

If you were to write a book, what genre would it be?

If I were to write a book, I will write Contemporary or Fantasy because I love those genres so much! Right now, I am not planning to do any stories because of university, guys.

What is your favorite movie genre?

I love watching those Disney movies, like High School Musical, Camp Rock, and many more! I love watching like teenagers movie because I relate to those so much.

What fictional pet would you have?

I would love to have an owl! Having an owl that can deliver post? I WANT IT!

What is your most anticipated book release?

Harry Potter: A History of Magic!! OMG!! I cannot wait!!

Are there any book to movie/TV show adaptations you are looking forward to? If not, have you enjoyed any this year?

I am looking forward for Fantastic Beasts 2! However, I heard that the movie will come out next year unfortunately. I am also excited for Thor 2 this upcoming November 🙂

Do you already have a Reading Challenge or goal in mind for next year? If not, are there any books you know you will be reading next year?

As usual I will be planning a Reading Challenge on Goodreads next year! However, I will decrease the number of books that I want to read, because I will be busy for my final year project and internship next year! Wish me luck, guys!

I am tagging 5 lovely bloggers!

Abigail’s Books

Melanie from Bookish Endeavor

Nicay from The Nerdy Side of A Queen

Lorryn from Reading Parental

Ash Williams

Here are my questions!

  1. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

  2. Who is your most inspiring idol in the world?

  3. Which one that you cannot live without, books or food?

  4. Do you prefer buying books online or at the bookstore?

  5. Do you guys read or watch Game of Thrones? I don’t find it interesting at all :/

  6. Do you guys think that the Harry Potter series is overrated?

  7. What ice cream flavour do you like?

  8. Have you done something so embarrassing lately?

  9. What are your plans for 10 years from now?

  10. Do you like entering giveaways? Have you won any?


Thank you guys for reading! To the nominees, congratulations and make sure you notify me when you have done the post! ❤

Till next time!

X

Sabrina

 

 

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Thursday Tag #11: Blogger Stats Book Tag

Hey guys!

It has been awhile since I posted book reviews and book tags! This is because I am currently busy with my final year project preparation so I have to do a lot of scientific reading for my proposal and presentation 🙂

I ran out of ideas to do book tags, so I went and search on the net and this one intrigued me! So here you go, this is my Blogger Stats Book Tag! 


The Last Three Books You Read?

 Book 1 to Book 3 of the Harry Potter series! 🙂

This series has a special place in my heart ❤

Spoilers or spoiler free?

Spoiler free! Usually I will write reviews without major book spoilers because people who have not read the particular book would not want to be spoiled! However, I think my reviews will be more critical and significant if I write spoiler reviews. It is fine with me since I want to encourage more people who haven’t read them to read!

How long have you been book blogging?

Since end of July 2017. I am actually still new to the world, but I have met the nicest book people in this WordPress community!

A book you read in one sitting?

Never in my life I had read a book in one sitting! To those who have done it, you are all awesome people! 🙂 I will face back aches from sitting too long :/

Your favourite genre?

I love reading Fantasy and Contemporary always 🙂

Preferred book size? (novella, tome…etc.)

I like books which are not too long and too short. An average book of 200 pages will do for me! A bonus point for the book if the condition of book is flimpsy! I love flimpsy books because they are much easier to read when laying on bed hehe.

Amount of books on your TBR?

I have 11 books on my TBR right now. But I think the amount has doubled because they are so many good book releases now!!

A book you have DNF’d?

I DNF’d Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn because I think the book and environment setting are not my cup of tea :/

Recent awards or milestones?

I don’t usually announce my number of followers to people but today I officially reach 131 followers in the span of 3 months of blogging! I am so grateful that they are actually people who read my blog even though my posts are quite mediocre :/ I am very grateful for this opportunity and I honestly appreciate every one of you 🙂

I received a few awards and nominations from lovely bloggers, such as The Sunshine Blogger Award 2017Liebster Award 2017, and Mystery Blogger Award! I also received two other nominations such as Awesome Blogger Award and The Blogger Recognition Award!

Best interaction with an author you enjoy?

I never actually encounter authors face to face but they are a number of times when I tweeted something about my favourite book and they were nice enough to favourite/like my tweets!

Average number of books you read per month?

I guess 2 books per month, when I am in the mood. This year is my worst year of reading ever! I only managed to read 11 books this year up till now :/

Top three publishers?

To be honest, authors are much more important to me, and I don’t choose books based on publishers! If the book is good, I will just give it a try without knowing the publisher is!

Social media sites your blog uses?

Twitter and Instagram!

Average amount of time you spend networking?

I find by having a book blog, the ultimate struggle is to be consistent! By being consistent, time is major deal. Without having enough time, you will not be able to write posts, engage with followers, keep up with friend’s blog and posts and many more!

I spend at least 2 hours just to engage with people by commenting and liking their blogs. This is not including the time where I write blog posts, that will be much longer.

Most comfortable blogging position?

On my desk with enough light to work.

Music or quiet when writing reviews?

I don’t mind hearing people talking and noises while I write! However, I do appreciate quite situations.

A blog you looked up to starting out?

I don’t have a particular favourite, but I adore people who write blog posts and work full time at the same moment like some people!

The best book you have reviewed so far?

My best book that I have reviewed was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)! I received many views and likes at the same time! 🙂 Honestly my favourite books to review is from the Harry Potter series!

Check out my reviews for other Harry Potter stories as well! 🙂

Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two (J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne)

Best piece of blogging advice?

Just do your best and good things will come to you! Be honest, sincere, and DO NOT CHASE THE NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS AND LIKES! Always be happy for what you have!


That’s it, My Blogger Stats Book Tag! I always find pleasure in writing these kind of tags, because I discover new things from myself!

Till next post ❤

X

Sabrina

Liebster Award 2017

I was nominated by wonderful Abigail from Abigail’s Books! ❤

It is always fun to do these kind of award posts because it makes me happy and accomplished of my book blog’s progress!

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What is Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award presented to bloggers by other fellow bloggers, with the pure intention of supporting each other! As part of being nominated, you must answer the eleven questions given by the blogger who kindly nominated you. Then, in turn, nominate eleven more bloggers and leave eleven new questions for them to answer.

Let’s get into it! 🙂


Abigail’s Question

1. Who’s your favourite author?

J.K. Rowling! I love her story so much! Her story is so meaningful to me until now! Rick Riordan, Marissa Meyer and Renee Ahdieh. These people write such good stories!

2. Have you ever met any authors? If so who? If not who would you want to meet?

Unfortunately I haven’t 😦 My country rarely does international author meet ups and book conventions unlike other parts of world such as US, UK, Australia.

I really hope there will be more in the future! 🙂

3. What’s your all-time favorite book?

The book must be very good, the characters must be likeable and the environment of the book must be lovely! These criteria suit my favourite book of all time, Harry Potter!

4. What do you do to get out of a slump?

I will watch tonnes of booktube videos comprising book hauls, book reviews and book charades! I will be inspired by their videos and that will make me to read even more! 🙂

5. What’s your favorite bookstore? Or do you prefer online shopping? If so what’s your favorite online bookstore?

My favourite bookstore is MPH Bookstore! I bought most of my books there, because the price used to be really cheap. However, since two years ago, the price starts to boom and now I don’t really purchase them much 😦

My favourite bookstore is also MPH Online where I will preorder books with discounts 🙂 To be honest the last time I bought books was on November 2016! 😦

6. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

Seeing my book blog grows and receives recognition from the book community! I love it how people are so nice and sweet by commenting and reading my posts because I know that there are so many book bloggers out there that are more established than mine. I am very thankful for that ❤

7. Do you like getting nominated for these types of posts? (Be honest)

Who doesn’t? I don’t feel pressured about it, I just take my time to answer the questions given by people who have nominated me! I should be grateful and happy for the recognition and nomination from people.

8. Do you like reading posts more or writing posts more?

Both!

9. Do you have any pets? (Random I know haha)

Nope but I would love to have one! ❤

I really want to have a cat, but my parents would never let me to have one 😦 I would love to have a Scottish Fold please 🙂 ❤

10. What book do you think has the prettiest cover?

I think Strange the Dreamer (US and UK edition) is stunning!

11. Do you want to be an author?

Hmm considering the amount of stress that you have to face, I think I will just stick to being a reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing stories, but being a writer is not for me.


My questions are:

  1. Do you want to be a #1 NYT Bestselling Author or a famous publisher in the world who publishes pristine and fine quality books?
  2. List down one author who you really don’t like his/her books.
  3. Are you an advocate and believer for diverse books? Why?
  4. You have to choose to burn and rewrite either these two series, Divergent and The Hunger Games. Justify your choice.
  5. Are you feeling insecure with your blog’s progress? Do you want to have thousands of followers in order for you to be accomplished?
  6. Do you like entering book giveaways? Have you won any?
  7. Choose one thing or problem in the world that you would like to settle and stop.
  8. Are you interested in writing a book?
  9. How do you face or encounter a problematic book? Do you read it or DNF’d it?
  10. Who is your favourite booktuber/YouTuber?
  11. Do you prefer to eat fast food once a week or once a month?

I tag five lovely bloggers:

YA Allegiance

Marty from The Cursed Books

Amber from Ambsreads

Nikki from Nikki’s Novel Niche

Lauren from Northern Plunder


That’s it for my nomination!

Congratulations to the nominees! You guys really deserve the recognition from other people. I cannot wait to read your answers! Please notify me when you have done it so I can check it out.

Please don’t be pressured by my nominations, I just want to advertise your blog to more people so that people can read more of your posts! ❤

Thank you for reading and see you in another blog post!

X

Sabrina

 

Thursday Tag #10: Rapid Fire Book Tag

Greetings Book People!

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I was tagged by the lovely Abigail over at Abigail’s Books ❤

This tag is initially created by Kate from Girl Reading so don’t forget to check out her YouTube video on this tag! 🙂

I can’t wait to delve in the questions so let’s get started shall we?


E-books or physical books?

Physical books all the way. I want to feel the book’s cover, pages.. E-books will totally ruin my eyes!

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback! Much lighter and flimsy compared to hardcovers.

Online or in-store book shopping?

Online! I crave for discounts now, since I am only a student with no salary 😦

Trilogies or series?

Trilogies because series are much harder to keep up with!

Heroes or villains?

Heroes! I don’t fancy villains, since I don’t understand why they have to do something which not good and against the law.

A book I want everyone to read.

Harry Potter!

Recommend an underrated book.

The Shock of The Fall by Nathan Filer. Beautiful book.

The last book I finished.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The Last book I bought.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.

weirdest thing I’ve used as a bookmark

Receipts and my handphone.

Used books – yes or no?

Yes IF the book is in pristine condition. Otherwise, nope.

Top three favourite genres

Fantasy

Contemporary

Middle Grade

Borrow or buy?

Buy because I don’t really have friends and libraries here to borrow books with.

Characters or plot?

Both. Without good and aspiring plot line and characters, no one will ever read the book.

Long or short books?

Short! Long books make me harder to finish it, I will postpone my reading to do other things that are important.

Long or short chapters?

Short! Lengthy chapters with no progress can bore me to death!

The first three books I can think of

Wing Jones

Me Before You

Paper Towns

Books that made you laugh or cry?

Me Before You.

Our world or fictional worlds?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to be precise.

Audio books – yes or no?

Yes!

Ever judge a book by it’s cover?

Yes, I judge Wing Jones by its cover.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptations?

Book to TV! There are much more time for the story to be told.

A movie or TV show I preferred to its book

I think Paper Towns, because the characters in the movie are more ‘alive’.

Series or stand alones?

Stand alones, because I cannot really invest my time and money for many series!


Believe it guys, I wrote this post in just 11 minutes. I already expected the time, because it would take longer to write and type than to think.

See you in another post!

X

Sabrina

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books That Feature Strong Female Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Feature Strong Female Characters!


Here’s the list of my Top Ten Books That Feature Strong Female Characters 🙂

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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In this series, there are loads of strong female leads! I personally love Professor McGonagall and Molly Weasley because they are two awesome and the nicest human beings you can ever read about! They are selfless, strong and badass in the same time! Don’t forget Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

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How can a person be both intelligent and good in fighting too? Annabeth Chase is! 🙂

The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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I want to be Shahzrad when I grow up. I want her ability to converse and negotiate well to people!

The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

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I just noticed that, all of the book titles are actually about strong women! All of them carry very different background stories and they are all very tough in their own ways!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Louisa Clark. Accurate presentation of myself 🙂

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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You can see that Katniss Everdeen is a very selfless, brave young women who is willing to save her sister from the cruel government! As the series goes, she has developed to become a mature person with who can see things maturely without any prejudice.

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

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A young girl with astounding capabilities who wants to fight the corrupt government? SIGN ME UP!

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

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Moving story with some racism aspects which can open the eyes of people who are ignorant about it. Wing Jones’ character development is my favourite of all!

Matilda by Roald Dahl

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Poor Matilda who faces serious problems with an abusive family at a very young age! 😦 Glad that she has her own happy ending ❤

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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She might be very annoying and indecisive at the beginning, however she matures eventually at the next two books! She is a wonderful sister and daughter for her family! She is like the ‘mother’ of the household 🙂


There you go! All of these characters have a special place in my heart because of their strength and passion! Strong women rock the world! ❤ ❤

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Sabrina

Mystery Blogger Award

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Thank you so much Lorryn from Reading Parental for awarding and nominating this post to me ❤ 🙂

This tag is created by Okoto from Okoto Enigma’s Blog so don’t forget to check out her blog! The reason why she created this award is so impressive and that inspires me even more to do this tag! ❤

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

RULES

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:

  1. Harry Potter is my life. The series has been with me since I was little, and now I am 21, I appreciate the story even more! The themes are very diverse, all walks of life can gain something from the books! It is weird yet impressive on how a series can affect your life entirely and change your perspective to the world 🙂
  2. I loathe people who don’t have the effort to complete something. Like, in a group assigned by a lecturer to do some assigned tasks, and when that ONE person does not do much for the group, I will HATE the person instantly! I hate it when my mark depends on some lousy people who are hesitant to do work!
  3. I will do everything, I repeat EVERYTHING to make my family happy! I will sacrifice my social life, my expenses and savings, my energy just see happy smiles on their faces ❤

Questions from Lorryn:

1. Is there one book you have read that you wish you never did? If not, what is your least favorite book?

I guess Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I don’t hate the series, I just hate the last book of the installment. The ending totally ruins me. If I have superpowers, I want to magically change the ending to a happy one. If I am wizard, I want to obliviate my mind from that bad experience of reading the book!

2. When did you become a reader? Was there anything going on in your life that helped push you towards books? Or have you just always been a book person?

I am a reader since kindergarten. When I was in kindergarten, we had this ‘parents-teacher-student meeting’ every week where all of us would sit together and my parents and teacher would listen to what I read, to see my progress as a kid. I really loved getting all the Good!, Excellent! stickers from my teacher on my reading report card! I still keep it until now because that particular experience has instilled me to what I am now! I am grateful for that experience ❤

3. If you could become apart of any fictional world where would you go and why?

I will never get tired of saying this, it is the Wizarding World! I love everything about this magical world and I feel there is so much to learn about it! The world is so special to me because I have grown up watching the movies and experiencing the books from young. Wizarding World of Harry Potter has so much intricate world building from schools, sports, transportation to their own government sector! There are no fictional world better than this!

4. What fictional couple or group of friends are you and your significant other/group of friends?

I have no significant other in my life (for now!).

I guess I can relate to Andie’s group of girlfriends from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson! My group of friends and I have a Whatsapp group where we share our interest and problems together in the chat and sometimes we just send cute emojis to reply each other’s message!

5. What super popular book do you hate? Why?

Looking for Alaska. I didn’t connect to the story at all and I didn’t grasp the purpose of the story to be told to the readers. I just feel like there are no inspirational points in the story and the characters are purposely written to be such awful people. 2 stars for the story.

6. If you could mash-up two books into one which ones would you choose?

It’s hard to mash-up two books into one, because I mainly read Fantasy and those worlds are completely different from each other.

However, I think that if Harry Potter’s and Percy Jackson’s story are combined together, it will be so cool and fantastic!! Imagine both trios are saving the world from the evil. WOW THEY WILL MAKE A REMARKABLE TEAM!! 🙂


My questions are:

  1. How do you guys deal with sadness? Do you express your feelings to your loved ones?

  2. What is the most significant memory of yours while reading a book?

  3. During a massive zombie attack on Earth, you get to choose either these two series as a companion for your escape to another living planet. Harry Potter or The Mortal Instruments? Why?

  4. List down 2 books that are so bad and you wish you can rewrite.

  5. Do you prefer fan fiction over the real book?


I tag these lovely bloggers:

Lovely Abigail @ Abigail’s Books

Nikki @ NikkisNovelNiche

Inge @ The Belgian Review

Krista and Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds

Tammy @ Tammy the Reader

Rose @ Tea With Roses Tomes

Kristi @ Confessions Of A YA Reader

Andrea @ A Little Blue Book

Amanda @ The Lexington Bookie

Amy @ Tomes With Tea

Don’t forget to notify me if you guys have done the post!!


These are few of my best posts with most views and likes from my followers and friends: 

https://thereaderdevotee.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

https://thereaderdevotee.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/review-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-j-k-rowling/


Thank you guys for reading my post and I see you guys in other blog post! ❤

X

Sabrina

Thursday Tag #9: Readers Problem Tag

Greetings Book People!

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Readers will always have unavoidable problems!! 

 

I am actually very intrigued to do this tag because last week I saw The Readers Bay did this so Imma do it this week! Thanks to The Readers Bay for inspiring me to do this tag! 🙂

I love answering questions related to books so let’s get started!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Haha, I think it is just so impossible for a person to have 20,000 books to be read. If I do, I will pick new releases and search for reviews at WordPress and YouTube to find more. Oh God what a world to live in with a mountain of books!

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I will quit and DNF’d it. I cannot stand reading a book that does not suit my forte! However, if the book is one of my favourite genre, I will still continue reading it!

At first, I DNF’d Six of Crows at the first chapter because I didn’t know what was going on for the book! I went to Goodreads and almost everyone rated that they loved the book so much! I ended up liking the book because the book was so good!

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

This is what I am going through right now *sobs*

I am not even half reaching my goal! It is because I don’t have the time to read much and I don’t buy books that often now because books are very expensive and I am in the midst of saving money for the future! You can never know what the future sets for you so I am always going to be ready for it. Maybe I can buy a few new releases on my upcoming birthday this November. *hinting to everyone who reads this*

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

It hasn’t happened to me yet but I will be so annoyed about it. I love it how all of my books in the series are in the same length or width whatsoever.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Unfortunately I don’t have any close friends who I can share my interest with 😦

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I will just cry my heart out! I don’t care what people are going to say about me because it is my special moment with the book!66de03e6b78d499c7817a3fe3259787c--feel-tired-computer-lab

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

I don’t have much time to reread books just to remember the plot line from the prior novel.

I will search for reviews on Goodreads/WordPress/YouTube from book lovers because I trust their reviews!

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I will blurt a line like this: “Oh someone is reading my book now, I’m so sorry!”

HAHA things that will do to protect your babies ❤ ❤ ❤

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

Harry Potter will cure my reading slump. I have done it a few times, it all worked! You should try it sometime.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I will buy books from my favourite authors! I will buy 3 new releases at least on my birthday every year. Just FYI, my birthday is on November. *shamelessly promoting my birthday*

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

2 weeks to 1 month. I will usually have something more important to do, such as sitting for finals and doing revision. I will leave them only temporarily, I will read them as soon as possible!

Tags like this never disappoint me! See you in another tag! Adios, lovely people!

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Sabrina