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Blogmas Day 13 – Winter Wonderland Book Tag ☃️📚

Hello lovelies!

I am back with another tag!! I have seen this tag around and have actually seen it from thisbellereadstoo but I don’t know the creator of the tag. Credits to them. I hope you enjoy!!

The Questions ☃️📚

One: What book is so happy and so sweet that it just warms your heart?

Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz was the sweetest, cutest, healthiest romance ever! Because of my unconscious bias, I thought this would be tragic but it was actually a wonderful story about sick kids who fall in love and learn to navigate their feelings and their life. It was wonderful!

Two: What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

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Blogmas Day 3: The Festive Christmas Book Tag ☃️🎄

Hello lovelies, welcome to day 3 of blogmas! I haven’t done a book tag in a whiel and I forgot how fun they were, especially Christmas-themed ones! The original tag was made by the Booktuber: GirlReading and I tag anyone who wants to do it but especially Kira Jeannette and Books-N-Bullshit since they’re taking part in Blogmas! 🥰

1. A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?

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How I Choose My Books – Book Tag!

Hello lovelies!!

I have been tagged by the lovely Hundreds and Thousands of Books to do the How I Choose My Books tag!! If you’re not familiar with her account, please check it out because her posts are always so well-written and wonderful! When I read her post I knew I had to do it and I was thrilled when I saw that she tagged me, so thank you so much hun! 💕

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

It was The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta! I don’t usually like books written in verse, but I was doing a readathon and found the audiobook which was very short (three hours, I think) so I ended up reading this in one-sitting and unexpectedly teared up when I finished it. It was a beautifully raw book about discovering yourself and fully becoming the person you were meant to be.

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2021 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! 📚🥰

Hello lovelies! 🥰

It’s here! My favorite tag of the year is finally here! 🥳 I love watching videos, posts, pictures, etc. of the Mid-year Book Freak Out tag and I finally sat down and wrote mine!

This photo represents what I’ve been doing: forever reaching for a new book.
Here are a few stats: 
I have read 53 books out of my goal of 70, which means that I am 15 days ahead of schedule. 
Last year I managed to read 57 books in the year. I am such a slow reader and these 53 books are really a huge achievement for me! 🥳

In 2020, I didn't really have all-time favourite books or books I was obsessed with, whereas in 2021, I have discovered so many new authors and so many amazing books which pleasantly surprised me (but let's not get ahead of ourselves). 
The 53 books make a total of 18 432 pages, which is mind-blowing if you think about it 🤯. 

So, without further ado, let's dive into my 2021 mid-year book freak out tag! 🥰
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The Last Ten Books – Book Tag

Hello lovelies!

I was tagged by the lovely Margarida @IcthusBookCorner to do the The Last Ten Books Tag !! Thank you so much for tagging me on this fun tag and if you’re not familiar with her blog, go check it out everyone!

Last Book I Gave Up On

I rarely DNF books so I kind of do *research* before diving into a book of the tropes it contains and I read reviews of people I trust to avoid this. Since I can’t remember a book I recently gave up on, I’m going to tell you about the only book I gave up on and that is sadly Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. No one is sadder than I am about not liking this book! It is constantly on my mind and every year I try to convince myself to read it!

The Last Book I Reread

I scarcely reread books because I’m a very slow reader and my TBR is never ending so I don’t have the luxury of rereading. Though, last year, for the first time ever I reread Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid which made me realize that this book is my favourite book ever.

The Last Book I Bought

I was supposed to be on a book buying ban for the whole month of March after my frantic buying in February…well I failed. In my defense, I bought a book I’ve always been curious about. The Shadowhunters universe is everywhere and with the release of Chain of Iron, I thought now was as good a time as any to catch up on the series! I bought a second hand copy of City of Bones and it only cost me 1€ which is really nothing; so did I really buy it? (yes, I’m in denial.).

The Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t

Haha I rarely say I read a book but didn’t because I’m always so excited to talk about books and if someone engaged a conversation with me about said book and I had nothing to say it would be tragically embarrassing.

Last Book I Wrote in the Margins of

Okay so I didn’t really write in the margins but I highlighted some parts of Act your Age, Eve Brown because well, the book was excellent and it was my ARC copy; I’m going to buy a finished and immaculate copy so it’s fine.

Last Book That I Had Signed

Getting books by English speaking authors in FRANCE is a struggle so the last copy that I had signed was actually The Beholder by Anna Bright which I got from A FairyLoot special edition.

Last Book I Lost

*scoffs* I don’t lose books; who do you think I am? (just kidding, I lose everything; I just can’t remember the last book I lost.

Last Book I Had To Replace

I never had to replace a book, thankfully!

Last Book I Argued Over

I actually argued over The Princess Trap with my sister who I basically forced to read the book! She had some opinions on the book and I had mine! She’s still currently reading it so I hope she ends up enjoying the book a little more.

Last Book You Pre-Ordered

Funny story, after my last mishhap with preordering How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories I decided that I was cursed. I’ve only had catastrophic stories with preordering books which is a shame because I really want to support authors and some of the books coming out genuinely interest me! But no pre-oredring for me to spare me the frustration, tears, money and anger it induces. I have learned my lesson.

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Evermore Book Tag!

Hello lovelies!

This is my birthday week and I couldn’t be happier. It also snowed where I live today (which hasn’t happened in years) so my sister and I went out in the snow and played around a little. This week is also romance week and I thought I’d do a book tag today because I haven’t done those in a while and what better way to celebrate romance week than doing a tag by the queen of love songs herself, Taylor Swift?


Thank you so much for tagging me and making this wonderful book tag Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds! It’s so original! Ahanna writes the most wonderful book reviews and she’s genuinely the nicest human being. The design of her blog is also stunning! Go check out her blog if you don’t know her already 🥰. Thank you again for tagging me in your original tag and so sorry for doing it nearly two months later!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post!!
  • Feel free to use the graphics in this post , but please credit back because they took a lot of time and effort to make (:

I don’t know why but I love Bryce Quinlan so so much, I love how loving and so unapologetically herself she is. I can’t help but love her.

This book broke my heart because the two main female protagonists were incredibly close in the first book which I loved but in this one there were so many conflicts between them and it broke my heart.

There are so many reasons why I love this book but one of the few is because if the autism rep and also Black girl rep! I’m so happy that there are so many *diverse* books out there and I couldn’t be happier.

I feel like Aelin’s whole ARC is to reconnect with her family and her hometown. And she comes to term with who she is in Heir of Fire.

Do Luc and Addie have a relationship? Debatable but Addie suffers from it.

I’m slowly making my way into thrillers and this one is the first one I ever read and I loved it! I liked the friendships and how all of the characters had their own subplots. Such a great book.

The Selection series. I love love love these series but I have noticed a shift in my reading taste and I don’t know if I would like the series now as much as I did. Put I see this series as a comfort series and I’m happy I read it when I was 16.

This book is so wonderful is so many ways but one of them is the importance of friendship between Henry and Alex’s own circles. It was so beautiful when everyone came together for that iconic karaoke scene. I love them;

Someone had recommended this book to me and I absolutely did not expect this; I cried for 15 minutes straight as soon as I finished this book. I still don’t know if I love it or hate it.

I don’t read a lot of classics, especially not French ones but when we saw the trailer in class of the movie adapatation of the movie with Robert Pattinson (everyone has their reasons to read classics) I knew I wanted to read this book. It turns out that it was a pleasant surprise. This book was funny, full of irony, manipulation and greed. I loved it!

Oops, second time mentionning Six of Crows but my babies deserve it. I love them so much.

I was obsessed with Roald Dahl as a child, Really really obsessed. My favourite is The Witches and I used to bring it everywhere with me (my copy of the book is proof) and I made everyone read it. Such a wonderful book.

This book should come with so many trigger warnings. Reading this story was a little bit of a shock. This book is raw, important and a tearjerker. I love how the author focused on the subject of loneliness and the way it kills us.

Crescent City 2. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK. What was that cliffhanger??

I started reading the Lux series a while ago and I finished reading it last month and it was a beautiful conclusion to the series. I think everything wrapped up beautifully and I’m very satisfied with the way the characters were left. I trust them to live off on their own now.

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Meghan, Saoudia, Eliza (welcome to the blogger community!!), Cherelle, Lou, Phoenix

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Blogmas Day #11 – Book beginnings weekly meme

Welcome to day 11 of blogmas lovelies!

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion @Rose City Reader. The idea is to share the beginning of a book.

You pick up a book and read the first few sentences. Will it hook you straight away? Does it have significant meaning that will be revealed later? Good. Book. Beginnings. Are. Crucial.

“Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony.”

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins has such a special and unique writing style. Coriolanus Snow is one of the most famous villains in the book community and when it was announced that there was a prequel about his days at the Academy I did not expect the book to begin this way but I was hooked. These first few lines are crucial to the story and how Snow sees himself and others. We expect opulence and extravagance from his young days and the author takes a completely different direction and I loved it; it made me buy the book immediately and I really enjoyed it. (You can see my mini review for the book here).

Do these first lines make you want to read the book? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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Book Beginnings weekly meme

Hello lovelies!

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion @Rose City Reader. The idea is to share the beginning of a book.

You pick up a book and read the first few sentences. Will it hook you straight away? Does it have significant meaning that will be revealed later? Good. Book. Beginnings. Are. Crucial.

For this challenge I wanted to begin with Isla and the happily ever after by Stephenie perkins. I remember reading the first lines and immediately ordering it. No second thoughts. I was hooked.

“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and i might be high on Vicodin, but that guy, – that guy right over there – that’s him.

The him.”

I mean these first few lines sum up the book for me because it is a romance novel but I have scarcely read beginnings that good. Even reading these sentences makes me want to reread it immediately. Josh and Isla are some of my all-time favourite couples and they took a trip to Barcelona (in the book) and they were the reason I also went there on holiday in that summer. When a book, a work of fiction, influences real life, you know it’s good.

Do these first lines make you want to read the book? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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The HOWL Book Tag

Hello lovelies!

It has been a while since I have done a book tag on my blog. I have been tagged by the wonderful Meghan @Whimsically Meghan. Meghan is the kindest and most supportive person ever! She’s always the first one to comment on my posts and support me and I’m very grateful for her. Everyone go check out her blog and return the love!

The HOWL Book Tag was created by Tova (Petyr Baeish Books) and is inspired by Rachel Lynn Solomon’s forthcoming enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance, Today Tonight Tomorrow!

1. Rowan: Name a book that features your favourite romance trope

The enemies to lovers trope is the superior trope. I’m ready to fight anyone on this.

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I instantly thought about so many characters but I think Jude Duarte and Cardan Greenbriar from The Folk of the Air series and especially in The Cruel Prince represent this trope in a perfect way. The angst? confusion? hatred? and…love? Yes, please and thank you!

2. Neil: Name a fictional character, who turns out to be a lot more than you initially thought

Augustus “Gus Everett from Beach Read. He is rude and cold at first but he is really a soft boi™️ (and I love him for it).

3. Cinerama: Name a book that transports you back in time

I read The Selection series back in high school when it was the peak of my YA addiction and I miss those days, man.

4. The Fremont Troll: Name a fictional character who is always there for you, no matter what. In other words, what fictional character is the centre of your universe?

So this book is my all-time favorite book. And I used to pretend I was the main character  Allyson “LuLu” Healey because I wanted to be her so bad. What would Lulu do? What would she say? That’s pretty much it.

5. Pike Place Market: Name a book from your past that is kind of basic (popular), but will always remain special

The Hunger Games series is a very well-known and popular (rightfully so) series , and I miss waiting for the next movie installment to come out and the cast announcements etc. I loved that era. Finnick will forever have a place in my heart.

6. Starbucks (with your name wildly misspelled): Name a book that features a character who has the same name as you—especially if the name is spelled slightly differently

So my name is Karla and I haven’t come across a single character with that name and spelling. However Carla is derived from the name Claire so I went with Claire Fraser.

7. Seattle Public Library: Name a book that holds a special connection in relation to the library for you

I’m very ashamed to say it but I don’t go to libraries for the very good reason that I live in France and most of the books I read are written in English and I hate translations. However since I am moving to Paris in a few weeks I will try to find a library with a large selection of English books. The prompt made me think of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson where the main character wants to become a librarian and has a close relationship with libraries and books.

8. Delilah Park & Nora Roberts: Name an author you’ve met and/or an author you’d love to meet!

I met Anna Todd!!! It was a very awkward experience for me because I was flustered and self-conscious about my French accent. And I’m sad to say that she wasn’t very….welcoming?

I would LOVE to meet Gayle Forman, Tahereh Mafi, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Holly Black, Stephanie Perkins, Gail Honeyman, Casey McQuinston, Jasmine Guillory, Talia Hibbert, Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer and many others!!

9. The Seattle Skyline: A book that features a location that has a personal connection for you

My family and I went on holiday a few years ago in Barcelona because Isla and Josh went on a romantic getaway there. I went to every single place the characters went and I really felt connected to them somehow. It was a very beautiful time.

10. HOWL: Name a book that features a game that kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time

I was hooked from the beginning and I wanted to know who killed Simon. It was extremely interesting and made me want to explore the mystery genre further.

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Bookish Q&A

Hello lovelies!

I saw this tag on Instagram and I thought it would be nice to do it on here! Let’s get started!

  • Have you ever lied about reading a book?
  • Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
  • Have you ever read a series out of order?
  • Have you ever dog-eared a page?
  • Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
  • Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
  • Have you ever skipped a chapter or section of a book?
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