Reading Habits I’m Changing in 2021

Last year was a year of wild, fast reading, and reading goals that went out the window because my mental health and life in general simply didn’t allow them to be. But this year I’m focusing on just reading what I want, fewer goals, and being more relaxed about this hobby. I’ve been trying to change certain bookish and reading habits for a while, but it never worked, until now… Read on to see how my reading habits are already changing in 2021!

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A Few Writing Tips & Resources to Help You Win NaNoWriMo

Hello, fellow writers! We’re at the halfway mark for NaNoWriMo! Although I’m not taking part in the event this year, I’ve done it a few times before (for both NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo). I know how difficult and exhausting it can be to write the daily word goal while balancing all the other aspects of your life. And to do it every day for 30 days! So, today I’m bringing you a few tips and free resources to help you win this NaNoWriMo, whether that means writing 50 000 words for you or not.

I would love to be in the right mental headspace and have a story that I’m truly inspired to write so I could participate this year. This is a special time of the year for writers everywhere as we’re all in the same boat, motivating and inspiring each other without even realizing it sometimes.

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read V.E. Schwab’s Books!!

Today, I’m here to tell you all the reasons why V. E. Schwab’s books are unique, incredible, and definitely worthy of reading if you haven’t had the pleasure yet.

When I first came into contact with this author in 2016, the Shades of Magic trilogy, arguably her most popular books, weren’t all published yet, and naturally neither were a few others and the hype surrounding this author wasn’t quite the same.When an author and their books become popular or hyped, it can also be negative publicity as some readers prefer to stay away from the hype, large fandom bases, and all that can entail.

Still, as a fan, I really want to share my love for this author with you. So, if you haven’t yet read one of her books, or decided to read more of her, please take this post as a strong recommendation to do so!

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Judge a Book by its Cover// My Favorite Cover Trends!

Today I’m here to talk to you about book covers! I would love to be professionally involved in designing book covers (even if I’m not a great illustrator or can even afford Adobe Indesign). I love seeing all the tiny details in a cover, the effort it took to create such a thing and and looking back at the cover after reading the book and finding all the little references the story inside.

*I have not read most of these books and I’m here to only talk about their covers/cover trends and not their subject/content. To my knowledge I am not featuring any extremely problematic author/book but please let me know if you think otherwise.

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Let’s Talk About Bookstagram!

Today I’m here to talk to you about something that is dear to my heart, my bookstagram account. This may seem silly to you but my bookstagram was my first contact with the online bookish community and it led to so many incredibly discoveries both in terms of books and people. I’m very grateful that five years ago I randomly decided to make an account!

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Reasons Why You Should Get a Reading Journal!

Happy Sunday, friends! It’s been a while since I last posted and all I can say is that it’s been rough for me with everything I’ve had to do for uni and motivation hasn’t been around much, but today I’m here to talk about something I adore!

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How To Be More Productive At Home Right Now

Hello, hello! It’s Monday and I’m feeling a bit lazy to be honest but I’ve had this post on my mind for a few days and I figured I might as well just try to do it while I actually want to, right?

I’ve been a surprisingly social person during quarantine, and a lot of people I talked to have mentioned they just can’t seem to do anything these days or feel motivated at all. Now, I can’t help with motivation but this isn’t my first time staying at home for a long period of time (though I could go out whenever I wanted to… good times), so I adjusted pretty well.

This post is also partially inspired by @cupsandthoughts’ post of how she stays productive at home. I agreed with a few things but I also didn’t relate to others, so I decided to share how I’ve been staying productive at home (whether that means uni work, blogging, cleaning the house, or something else).

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Bookish Pet Peeves

Today I’m feeling especially great and motivated but for some reason I decided to talk about the things that especially annoy me about the book world!

I hope this post make you all smile or laugh a bit at how silly these ‘annoyances’ are in face of real world problems & hpe you’re all staying safe and having a good week!

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Book Quotes I Will Never Forget

Hii friends, I hope you’re having a great last week of February! The carnival holidays are great to spend a few days at home getting your energy and motivation back and it’s usually early enough in the semester that you don’t have to seriously worry about exams or assignments yet. (EDIT: can anyone else see the pipe dream moodboard on the reader but not on the website like me? This editor is so frustrating sometimes!)

Today I bring you some of the book quotes I will never forget. (There likely be a part two to this post as I discover more amazing books.)

These words have stayed with me because they are beautiful, remarkable or simply because they instantly bring back what I felt while I was reading those books.

You’ll find that the majority of them are from my favorite books, possibly because quotes become more memorable if you’ve loved the book with all your heart instead of just really enjoying it that one time a few years ago.

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How To Keep Reading & Blogging While Living a Busy Life

Hello there friends, I hope you’re loving February as much as I am. The second semester of university just started here in Portugal and this is looking like a tough one already! One of my main goals for this month is to really concentrate on my studies more to get the results I want and succeed at life, I guess?

Naturally, I assume I’ll be more stressed and less inclined to blog or read, as I am already starting to feel like that and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of methods, but simply a few tips that helped me keep reading last semester and hopefully will continue to do so in 2020 as well.

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