My mini Book Haul!

tenor (9)Hello, my darlings!Today I want to talk about all the books I got these past months(don’t worry I didn’t get much). I had the worst reading slump(and just overall inspiration to do anything was very low)  in the last 3 months, but now I’m back, reading and reviewing and just feeling happy and healthy!So I got some books as a Christmas gift and some I just got myself.Let’s start with the one I’m reading right now(everything else is still unread).

 

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The Dracula Dossier

by James Reese

About the book ; Author of the New York Times bestseller The Book of Shadows, James Reese returns with a remarkable feat of literary invention. In The Dracula Dossier, Reese combines real historical figures and events—Bram Stoker, Walt Whitman, Jack the Ripper—with glorious speculation in a tour de force of suspense fiction that races non-stop through Victorian London. Bestselling author Michael Connelly raves about The Dracula Dossier, calling it, “a damn good thriller…that had me mesmerized from chapter one.”

 

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Big Miracle

by Tom Rose

About the book ; Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw—an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988.
Set in Cold War–era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event that mesmerized the world for weeks. On October 7, an Inuit hunter near Barrow, Alaska, found three California Gray whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature’s way, trapped whales always died. Not this time. Tom Rose, who was covering the event for a Japanese TV station, compellingly describes how oil company executives, environmental activists, Inupiat people, small business people, and the U.S. military boldly worked together to rescue the whales. He also tells the stories of some of the more than 150 international journalists who brought the story to the world’s attention. The rescue was followed by millions of people around the world as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev joined the forces of their two nations to help free the whales.

 

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The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5) by Philippa Gregory

About the book ;When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.

 

 

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Stone Maples

by Lena Eltang

About the book ; A detective story that takes place in a fiction small town in Wales.The mysteries of the witchy pension, the cool breeze of the Irish Bay, the Welsh ancient legends, the love story ranging from passion to hate, a mysterious death, which probably was not at all…It is the book of mind-lace, whose heroes change masks and mix their feet so masterly that discovering the secrets of the past for them is as important as understanding the present meaning.

 

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A New Cookbook (Latvian culinary heritage)

About the book ; This one is a pretty cool little book with old recipes(from 1935)that were originally in one of that time cookbooks…And It’s all written in this old Latvian(and I love it)

 

 

 

 

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Those are all the books I got!

Tell me in the comments what was the last book you got?

That’s it from me

Till next time 

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The ‘I Never’ Book Tag!

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tumblr_mxe06sf8xd1sdo33qo6_r1_500Hello world!I’m back reading again…I was in such a big reading slump for 3 months, awful right?!If you don’t know I’m a big book nerd,I love to read and write about books. Today I thought it would be fun to do a book tag!I haven’t done them for some time, so let’s get started with The “I Never” Book tag!

Questions 

“I never read that!” Name a book that you’ve never read, that everyone else has.

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The Selection (The Selection #1)

by Kiera Cass

Everyone and they’re Grandmother has read this book…and I don’t really want to read it,because of 1.It’s a series and 2.I don’t really like ”harem” type of stories.(But Guys the cover is beautiful,I will give you that)

“I never read anything so awesome!” Name your favourite book.

My all-time favourite book is My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)by Tellulah Darling.But My favourite book of this year (for now) is

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

by Holly Black

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“I never thought I would get through that.” Name a book that you didn’t like, but powered through it anyway.

am…I just DNF them right away,so I don’t have any book to write here.

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“I will never finish that!” Name a book or series that you don’t plan on finishing.

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Divergent (Divergent #1)

by Veronica Roth

The first book in this series was good, but ..that’s basically it!I have seen and read reviews about this series, and it goes downhill from the first book…so I don’t want to finish it giphy (2)

“I will never regret reading that.” Name a book you read solely on a recommendation that you ended up really liking.

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

This book was EVERYWHERE when it came out, so I got myself a copy and I don’t regret it a bit.

“I would never do that!” Name a relatable book character who made choices you didn’t agree with or did things you would never do.

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Cam Girl

by Elliot Wake

Lot’s of things in here I would never do…

“I never wanted to admit it.” Name a book that you were embarrassed to say you read or were embarrassed to carry around with you.

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The Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends (Porn Star Boyfriends #1)

by Sunniva Dee

Well…You can kind of guess why this is a little embarrassing

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“I never read anything so heartwarming.” Name a book or a series that really touched your heart.

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All I Ever Need Is You (Seattle Sullivans #6)

by Bella Andre

I just love The Sullivans series,makes you believe in love and miracles!

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“I never laughed so hard!” Name a book that made you laugh out loud.

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My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)

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“I never could’ve made it through childhood without it.” Name a favourite childhood book or series.

Hmm, have few of those. Mary Poppins is on the list as well as Astrid Lindgren books

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Tell me in the comments, What is the last book you have read?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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October Favorites

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deadHello, my dears!I’m ALIVE!A little update where I have been: Those two last weeks was just a madhouse.I got very sick(like high fever and all other ”fun” stuff), and It was the week before a big event our organization did… But of course, I couldn’t do anything to help, they did a great job without me!And so it’s the end of October, where does time go?So it’s time for this month’s favorites!

Favorite beauty products

Focallure Eyebrow Powder

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I love this stuff!My brows look so good with this product, and I even like the brush it comes with.And one of the music teachers complimented my brows, so 10/10!

Ultimate BlendsThe Colour IlluminatorShampoo

with Argan Oil and Cranberry

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If you have dyed or bleached hair, try this shampoo, it’s a life changer and a long time favorite!

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Draakon Mix mix of chewing candies

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Those are my childhood candies, and I still love them with all my heart. This month I got myself a bag of them…regret nothing

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Favorite Drama

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Set in the year 1988 at a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea. Five families live on the same alley road.

Favorite Song!

Ofenbach vs. Nick Waterhouse – Katchi

Favorite Book!

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

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This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.

Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can’t she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?

With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.

Tell me in the comments, What are some of your favorites this October?

That’s it from me

Till next time!

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Favorite Book Quotes!

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I love to read and book quotes are one of my favorite things ever..Because you can tell so much with just one quote.Here is a list with some of my all-time favorite book quotes, Hope you enjoy!

“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.”
― Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French Kiss

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Why are they all staring?” demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
“Don’t let it worry you,” said Ron. “It’s me. I’m extremely famous.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I want a life. Not an afterlife.”
― Tellulah DarlingMy Life From Hell

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.”
― Edgar Allan PoeThe Complete Stories and Poems

“I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that.”
― Claudia GrayA Thousand Pieces of You

“Rule #17: To rescue a princess from magical imprisonment, a handsome prince must first slay the dragon. If one is not available, a large iguana will do in a pinch.”
—Definitive Fairy-Tale Survival Guide, Volume 1”
― Betsy SchowSpelled

Tell me in comments, Do you have a favorite quote?If so, then what it is?

That’s it from me

Till next time 

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TBR: September

giphyIt’s officially September..Where did summer go?And if It’s September then soon I will be 22.Yeah..22 years old.Seriously if time will fly so fast then soon I will blink once and everyone will be getting ready for Christmas. Because I have a birthday in basically 2 weeks from now, I need to make shelf space for new books(I know I will get them as a gift, so I’m getting ready).And that means reading some books on my TBR shelf.

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Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2)
by Maggie Stiefvater

This is the second book in the Mercy Falls Trilogy(?).And I haven’t read it, still. I have this book for an over a year and I still haven’t read it…Shame on you Anna! So this month I need finally read it or get rid of it.

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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

This book has such a pretty cover. Random fact about me- I love the Circus. Every year, basically next to my house the Circus would come, put that big tent and had 1/2 shows before going to the next town. That’s why I have a soft spot for anything Circus related. I have heard some mixt things about this book, but still, I’m very interested in reading it.

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Fallen (Fallen #1)

by Lauren Kate

This is the first book in Latvian who has the English/American hardcover book bind(the one with the dust cover) that I have ever seen, most books in Latvian are in a bibliotic bind. So I was like – I need it!.And so I got it in my local book outlet ( for 3 euro) and still haven’t read it. But I hope this month it will change.

Tell me in comments, What do you have on Your September TBR?

That’s it from me 

Till next time

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OMG This Song Book Tag!

Today I watched Pages and Pens  do The OMG This Song Tag and I know I need to do it!It’s looks so fun…So I did find the questions on GoingThroughBooks blog (Tnx Google) ,Let’s start!

1. MY JAM – a song you MUST listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it / a book you’ll never get sick of? 

Song:Any Hit song from 2010

 

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Book: My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)

by Tellulah Darlin

 Love this book…I have reread it 5 times and I loved it every single one!

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2. THROWBACK – a song that reminds you of the cringest time of your life / a book that also reminds you of this time (or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)

Song : Cascada -Bad boy

 

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Book : Lying Out Loud

by Kody Keplinger

Let’s say this book reminded my time as a kid.

3. REPLAY – a recent song you have on repeat right now / a recent favorite book

Song : Abba-On and On and On

 

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Book: Chocolate Cake and Chaos (Peridale Cafe Mystery #4) by Agatha Frost

I love mysteries, cozy ones especially.And this one is my right now favorite!

4. GETS ME – this song IS ME / this book is me in book form

Song: 2ne1 -I am the Best

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Book: Spelled (The Storymakers #1) by Betsy Schow

5. WUT – weird but I like it? – a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason

Song; Maximum The Hormone- What’s up people

It’s just so weird..but so good

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Book : Accidentally…Cimil? (Accidentally Yours #4.5) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

6. LET’S GO – best pump up song (for workouts or just life) – a book that inspired you

Song: Ivi Adamou-La la love

 

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Book :Life After Life (Todd #1) by Kate Atkinson

Really gives you perspective of your life and choices

7. CHILL – fav chill, relaxing song / a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day

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My Single Friend by Jane Costello

Book: Really any one with a happy ending!I love happy endings

8. ADDICTING – guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance / guilty pleasure/trashy/fast/light read

Song: Twin Twin – Moustache

 

Book: Almost every second one in my read list..What can I say,I love my trashy stories.

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9. NOSTALGIA – throwback you look back on fondly / a book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly or reminds you of a happy childhood time

Song :Evenescence- Bring Me To Life

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Book : Mystery For You and The Tiger Team

One of my first books series I really loved and still love,so it has a special place in my heart!

That’s it from me 

Till next time 🙂

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What have I reacently read!

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I have a reading slump.Like one of the worst, I have ever had.But still, I do force myself to read(I’m slightly obsessed with documentaries lately, hell I’m watching one as I’m writing all of this).Let’s see what have I forced myself to read…

 

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by Sandhya Menon

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

My Thoughts: One of the most talked books for some time.And I did like it,very cute and funny book.

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Love Fortunes and Other Disasters(Grimbaud #1)

by Kimberly Karalius

Love is real in the town of Grimbaud, and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.

Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian.

Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?

My Thoughts: When I started reading I expected a fluffy love story with some funny moment… But I got so much more then that!Seriously for me this was an epic story about town obsessed with love fortune,crazy fortune teller lady,old family secret and first love….Simple amazing!

 

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Dating the Billionaire

by Poppy Dunne

I’m Dahlia Rossi, dating coach extraordinaire. I know how to land you the man of your dreams. Follow my rules, you’ll meet the love of your life and have a gorgeous destination wedding in French Polynesia. Okay, that last one happened just the one time. But my rules work every time. I guarantee it.

1. The man makes the first move. Seems unfair? Life’s unfair.
2. Never have sex on the first date. No, not even oral. And hands above the table, please.
3. Play hard to get, but don’t make it too hard.

Solid rules, right? I thought they were. But then I met Jack Carraway, an impossibly sexy, frustratingly unpredictable billionaire, and broke them all. Everywhere. In an elevator. On a balcony. Beneath a gazebo, of all places.

Whether I like it or not (spoiler alert: I like it!), Jack is taking me on wild adventure and we’re writing a whole new set of rules. Like, always reserve your matching Harry Potter costumes a week in advance; wrestling swans is not as easy as it looks; and sometimes, the man of your dreams pops up in the most unlikely of places and has a really big…boat.

After years of watching couples find love, it may be my turn. But is this spontaneous playboy the real thing, or just a fun detour around my predictable life? All this time I’ve been following my own rules and going to sleep alone, with nothing but my second slice of princess cake to keep me company.

But the more time I spend with Jack, the more I learn that rules…they’re meant to be broken.

My Thoughts: I expected lots of sexy time, but I got a fluffy love story instead.

 

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Barbarian’s Tease (Ice Planet Barbarians #16)

byRuby Dixon

It should have been a one-night stand.

I never intended to seduce Taushen, but things happened. I don’t dwell on the past and while it was great, I’m not looking for a relationship. Of course, try telling that to Taushen. The big blue alien’s in love after one night, and it’s making things darn awkward. We’ve got bigger problems than whether or not I’m his woman, like the ‘cargo’ of the space ship that landed here.

But Taushen’s not giving up. He thinks I’m his mate.

And he’ll do anything to keep me.

My Thoughts: I just love Ice Planet Barbarians series …And I Can say it one of my favorite books in the series.

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Captive Vow

by Alta Hensley

DISCLAIMER:If you are under 18 this book is not for you!

I take you.
To honor and obey.
Till death do us part.
This is my solemn vow.

I am caught in the madness of a deep obsession. Stolen away to become his perfect and dutiful wife.
Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship. Forced and trained in the wifely duties of an obedient bride.
I am his.
Captive ever after…

***Captive Vow is a dark romantic thriller. If you don’t like a sprinkle of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of my cocktail.

My Thoughts: Not as dark how I expected it to be.It was interesting, but nothing special.

Tell me in the comments, What is the last book you have read?Did you like it?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 🙂

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