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The I Dare You Tag II

Hello lovelies!

I hope you are all well. I have been tagged by the wonderful Meghan @Whimsically Meghan for this tag. Thank you so much! I also feel so excited when I get tagged haha. Make sure to head over to Meghan’s blog for some quality content as well as some Stephen King fangirl!

What book has been on your shelf the longest?

As an English Literature major, I am ashamed to say that Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë has been sitting on my shelf for ages. I love 19th century English Literature and I just don’t understand why this book has been resisting me.

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Theme Thursday: Office!

Hello everyone, I’m back from my hiatus! I am so so sorry for the long absence. Hope you are all okay.

I was a little confused with the theme of this month haha. Of course I thought about the tv show The Office and I’ll feature books mentioning offices or taking place in an office

Theme Thursday is a new monthly feature created by the wonderful and sweet Sophie @ Blame Chocolate where bloggers can share recs and newly found books featuring that month’s theme.

  • There will be a different theme (genre, trope, etc) every month. You can check the theme calendar here.
  • Those participating have to list titles that feature that theme in some way (doesn’t have to be the main theme of the book).
  • You can choose one of the four (or five) Thursdays of every month to post.
  • You can use the three main categories: Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading, Books I Want to Read, and Other Books That Fit The Theme but this isn’t mandatory.
  • You can repeat books in different themes, if they apply, and choose as many as you want.
  • You don’t have to take part every month! Just when you feel like it.
  • You can use #BlameThemeThursday on Twitter and other social media to make TT posts easier to find.
  • Finally, use this boxed text (or similar) in your post, as it doubles as a pingback.
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WWW Wednesday – July 17th

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! I have seen this tag around and thought the prompts were easy enough and a good way of keeping you updated with my former, present and next reads, so I decided to give it a try. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Enjoy!

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?


This is kind of chaotic because I’m in a reading slump. I’m at a camp right now and I will have a lot of free time during the journey back home and during my stay, so I plan on continuing the audiobook of Becoming, narrated by Michelle Obama herself! I am loving it so far! It’s very inspirational and it’s nice to hear her insights on things and have her version of the events.


What did you recently finish reading?

I finished reading a book for school. It was Tropismes by Nathalie Sarraute. It’s in French and it was very weird and unconventional because there are no longer characters or plots, just thoughts and random actions. I surprisingly enjoyed it.  I also finished reading The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston which I adored!! It was sooo much fun! (You can see my review for it, here)


What do you think you’ll read next?


Since I have books to read for my next school year, I think I’m going to read all (five) of them, to get it out of the way and enjoy the books of my choice.

  • Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  • The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth, William Wordsworth
  • Les Fables, La Fontaine
  • La Maison Tellier et autres contes de campagne, Guy de Maupassant 
  • La Nuit Remue, Henri Michaux


If you’re doing the tag, feel free to leave the link in the comments so I can check out your post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karla xx

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Thank you, Next – Book Tag

Hello lovelies!

I’ve seen the Thank You, Next Tag on Jenna’s @ Bookmark Your Thoughts blog. The tag was originally created by thisstoryaintover, and it is inspired by Ariana Grande’s song “thank u, next”. Each of the prompts are inspired by the lyrics. If you haven’t heard the song you can still do the tag! (But the song is very good so you might want to check it out).

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Stranger Things Book Tag

Hello everyone!

In honour of the release of the third season of Strangers Things (which I LOVEDDDD), I thought it’d be fun to do a Stranger Things related book tag! I saw this tag on  by Jenna! The TAG was created by BookTuber Sarah Elise, go check out her channel if you’re interested! Okay, now let’s dive into the Upside Down!

     EPIC INTRO. The opening sequence of Stranger Things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page.

The opening lines of Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins stole my heart. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy the book at first so I read the first chapters on Amazon and I was hooked. The following lines are just as amazing.

+ Bonus: Pride and Prejudice‘s opening lines are so well-known and iconic now. Especially since they’re an indicator of Austen’s irony and genius throughout the novel.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Name a fantasy world you would like to experience yourself. 

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. I would love to visit Diagon Alley and to have a wand choose me, eat all sorts of treats and try on all sorts of spells. And I would have loved to study at Hogwarts; especially during Halloween and Christmas.


SQUAD GOALS. When Eleven met Mike, Dustin and Lucas it was a *mostly* perfect team. Name your favourite bookish group of friends.


The Dregs from Six Of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. They all complete each other perfectly and they’re all important to the group. They know what it means to have each other’s backs.

“No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.” – Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

ABC’s & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Joyce Byers goes mad with grief after Will goes missing. Name your favourite mentally unhinged character.

Okay technically he’s an A.I but AIDAN from the Illuminae series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. He’s so ambiguous. He appears to have “feelings” (as much as a computer can have), but he’s cunning and ruthless. He’s the perfect villain and “mentally unhinged” in human terms.

THE UPSIDE DOWN. Name a book that was the opposite of what you expected.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. I had high expectations because I loved ACOTAR and everyone said I would like Throne of Glass. The plot seemed predictable and I did not like the characters as much as I thought I would. I still have hope for the series because there are other characters that are much talked about over the Bookverse, so I’ll keep you updated!

MAD SCIENTISTS. Dr. Brenner likes to get freaky with humanity. Name the freakiest dystopian government you can think of.

The Capitol and President Snow from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins are pretty freaky to me. Sending twelve children in an arena to kill each other is pretty appalling if you ask me.

DEMOGORGON. Name a scary bookish creature that you would not want to come through your walls.

Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. The Dementors?? No thank you. Like ever. They suck your soul out of you??

CLIFFHANGER ENDING. Name a book that left you wanting more.


Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I literally threw the book across my bed because I was so frustrated.  I know that the whole point was to show that the characters’ lives do not stop after the book ends but I am just so frustrated. WHAT ARE THOSE THREE WORDS???!!

I nominate anyone who wants to do the tag! What did you think of my picks? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for stopping by!

Karla xx

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books Beginning With A – B – C – D – E

Hello everyone!!

I’m back for a TOP 5 TUESDAY hosted by Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). So this month we’re doing letters instead of topics and I really like the idea so thank you Shannah! Here we goooo.


Letter A – 

I feature the  “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series by Srah J. Maas constantly but it’s honestly so good that everyone should read it! It starts as a retelling of Beauty and The Beast but with a Fae twist! The world-building and characters are sooo good!


Letter B- 


38746485I’m currently audio-booking Becoming by Michelle Obama and I LOVE IT! It’s so interesting to read her opinion on things and how every memory, detail, feeling means something and has a purpose; she’s an incredible person and a great storyteller!

Letter C-



Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Who doesn’t like a good retelling of Cinderella?! A Cyborg, a Charming Prince,  a wicked step-mother and a final revelation. This book holds its promise and has elements of the actual fairytale with its personal twist and modern touches. I have yet to read the following books in the series, which are also retellings of fairytales.


Letter D-


13335037.jpgDivergent by Veronica Roth. I adored the first book and when the movie came out I had a mental breakdown because it was so good and I just needed more. The first book was incredible but I did not enjoy the following books as much. Still very entertaining characters and concept.

Letter E-


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is something else. It’s very unique and beautiful.  It’s about 17-year-old Madeline “Maddy”, a mixed girl with a rare disease which makes her allergic to the world. She has never been out of the house and doesn’t wish to go out until she meets her new neighbour Olly. This book is so sweet and cute. it has been adapted into a film with my all-time crush: Nick Robinson! See my review here.

Do you agree with my picks? If you did the tag feel free to link your post in the comments and I will check it out! Thank you for reading and see you soon!

Karla xx

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Theme Thursday – Time Travel

Hello everyone!

I am very late for this tag hosted by the brilliant Sophie @ Blame Chocolate but here is my great selection of books including Time Travel! I realized I do not read a lot of books about time-travelling, but this tag made me discover so cool books! Hope you enjoy!

Books I’ve Read

The Edelstein Trilogy/Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighbourhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-travelling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesley. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-travelling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any century… (Goodreads)

I LOVED THIS TRILOGY SO DAMN MUCH. It’s incredibly well-written, the characters are spectacular and the plot is amazing! The books are initially written in German, which makes them even cooler. Go check it if you haven’t yet! They have been adapted to the scream and the cast is incredible! My favourite movie of the three is Sapphire Blue, but my favourite book is Emerald Green.

5Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Since Hermione has the Time-Turner in this book, which allows her to travel back in time, I figured it counted as time-travelling. Also, this is my favourite book out of the Harry Potter series, so there’s that.

Books I want to Read

10964._SY475_.jpgOutlander by Diana Gabaldon

Summary: The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. (Goodreads)

I heard the TVshow was very good and the book even better! What more do I need? Oh, right: TIME.

18081809.jpgLandline by Rainbow Rowell

Summary: Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts…(Goodreads)

Bonus TV show

doctor-who-photo-doctor-who-saison-11-jodie-whittaker-1035253Doctor Who (2005-present)

Okay so I don’t read a lot of books involving time-travelling but I sure as hell watch Doctor Who! What better show for this tag than a thousand-year-old alien called The Doctor, who travels aboard the “it’s bigger on the inside” Tardis which he stole, with his companions, throught time and space?! You’re right: nothing. Also for some weird reason, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is my favourite, though David Tennant’s is very emotional and Matt Smith’s is the best and I loooove Jodie Whittaker’s performance.

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Dinner with 5 Fictional Characters! Who Would I Choose?

Hello everyone!

You know those quizzes where they ask: “if you could have dinner with 3 people, living or dead, who would it be?” Well, I wondered what fictional character I would have dinner if I could pick 5 Here’s my list! (Couples count as one because I’m a cheater).

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My Summer TBR

Hello Everyone!

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on my reading and read MORE because the school year is over for now. The books on this list are going to be pleasure reads and school reads, with the synopsis of the books and the reason why I have chosen those books! Here we go!

17838528.jpgTitle: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Synopsis: Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around).
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.
So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too.
Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all—working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

Comment: Morgan Matson’s books are the PERFECT SUMMER READ. First because it is set during the summertime and second because her stories are well-written, cute and captivating. I absolutely loved Since you’ve been gone, so I expect to love this just as much! Continue reading “My Summer TBR”