Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up August 27th-September 2nd)

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This meme was created for bloggers to spotlight posts they published in the week, as well as to talk about what they plan to write in the week that’s coming.

Sunday post is also great opportunity to showcase books we got in the week behind us.

Hi Guys!

This has been one hell of a week when it comes to my mental health!
I was under so much stress on work that on Thursday I wanted to just let go of everything, say one “FuckYou” out loud and just go home.
Friday was better but I was still angry, impulsive and saying things I didn’t mean, and now when it is weekend, instead of enjoying my free days, I am replaying in my head things I shouldn’t be bothered with, feeling sad. And the worst part, I know I am exaggerating.

It is not easy to be in my head, that’s for sure. If I’m all alone with myself, thoughts I should, and thoughts I shouldn’t, they all come to keep me company. And sometimes, bad thoughts win, but I do not let them win often.

I am still good, I have my GiGi, I have my books to keep me company and to focus on other worlds that aren’t mine.

Next time we speak, I will be better, I promise.

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: In Movie Monday I talked about Love, Simon

Wendesday: I reviewed An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Friday: I reviewed Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

 

I’ll also talk about the books I read in August.

Book Haul:

For review:

 I’ll be participating in the blog tour for The Anniversary so lovely people from Penguin Random House, Michael Joseph (aka Jenny Plat) sent me this book.

 

Borrowed:

 From work I borrowed Some Like It Hot by Louisa Edwards. I realized I have no idea what this book is about (I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s kinky 😉 ) so reading this book will be for educational purpose only (yeah, right!)!

 

Currently reading:

 GiGi and I are preparing ourselves for that blog tour I was talking about.

 

That is it!
Let me know what’s been going on with you, what you’ve been reading or watching this week and feel free to leave your links so I can visit you.
Have a lovely Sunday!

 

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Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up August 13th-19th)

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This meme was created for bloggers to spotlight posts they published in the week, as well as to talk about what they plan to write in the week that’s coming.

Sunday post is also great opportunity to showcase books we got in the week behind us.

Hi Guys!

Long time no see, when it comes to Sunday posts.
I know it’s been loooong time since I participated in this meme, and the reason for that is that I wasn,t regular when it comes to blogging, so I thought there was not much to talk about on Sundays.

However, since I got my blogging mojo back, and I want to be regular again, I decided I’ll be posting on Sundays to keep everything more organized, and to also stay motivated.

I also love Sunday Posts because I can be more personal and let you get to know me.

As for the week behind us, I can say it was relaxed, with few complications.
Our car broke, and it’s still broken because we’re waiting for some parts that should be replaced to arrive.
Because of that we couldn’t visit my parents who are taking care of our kitty GiGi, and it was a sad week being without him.
But after the rain there’s a rainbow, and today we’ll be united at least. My best friend’s parents are travelling to Zagreb and will bring GiGi back home.
I can’t wait to see that little guy!

This was the last week off from work, so I spent most of my time writing, cooking and watching movies.

Last week on Book Dust Magic:

Wednesday: I reviewed Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard by Jo Thomas

Friday: I reviewed I reviewed The Unlikely Heroics by Rhys Thomas 

 

Next week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

 

Book Haul:

For review: 

  

Currently reading:

 I started Seafire because I’m taking part in the blog tour in September. So far, it’s full of action!

That is it!
Let me know what’s been going on with you, what you’ve been reading or watching this week and feel free to leave your links so I can visit you.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Waiting On Wednesday (#21): The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

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Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

This week I am eagerly anticipating:

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The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Publication Date: May 18st, 2017

Summary:

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But, after numerous rejections from publishers, she accepts an alternative proposition: Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel, and the family need someone to finish it. Bridget is just thankful to have her foot in the publishing door. But as she gets to know Nicole’s grieving family, and the woman behind the writing, Bridget’s priorities begin to change …

Why am I waiting?

Paige Toon is one of my favorite authors and I am always eagerly anticipating her books. This one is no exception.

The Last Piece of My Heart sounds sooooo good. I was already excited about this one, but the fact that it talks about an aspiring writer/girl who wants to publish a book makes me want to read it even more.
Somehow, I have a feeling there is so much more to this story and I can’t wait to find it out!

Tell me, what book are you eagerly anticipating this week?
Feel free to leave your links so I could visit you.

Movie Monday: Definitely, Maybe

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched a romantic comedy, all by myself, and it was amazing!

 

Definitely, Maybe

definitely-maybe This romantic comedy came out in 2008, but somehow, I missed it. When I say I missed it, I really mean it: I didn’t know this movie existed until few days ago when I saw it’s trailer on our local tv. I know, I know, that must be really strange, I was confused too, especially because this movie is full of well known actors and actresses.

The story follows Will Hayes who is telling a story to his daughter about his life before she was born. The reason why he’s telling the story is to tell her how he and her mother got together, but there’s a catch: We don’t know who the mother is, because he changed the names, so his daughter has to guess which one from three girls from his life before ended up marrying him.

I really loved the way this story was told, because we also had to guess which girl will win in the end, and along with that, we got to cheer for our favorite or against the one we didn’t like.

I was really afraid that the girl I rooted for wouldn’t win, but the way this story resolved left me in a happy place.

Definitely, Maybe is chick flick by all means and I highly suggest it to everyone who enjoys movies from that genre.

 

Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of UniversalMovies.

Waiting On Wednesday (#20): By Your Side by Kasie West

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Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

This week I am eagerly anticipating:

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By Your Side by Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publication Date: January 31st, 2017

Summary:

In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Why am I waiting?

As you probably already know, Kasie West is my favorite ya contemporary writer, and I want to read everything she writes.
By Your Side already has amazing ratings from bloggers and book reviewers who were lucky enough to receive an early review copy.
I have no doubt this will be another stunning novel and I can’t wait to read it myself!

Tell me, what book are you eagerly anticipating this week?
Feel free to leave your links so I could visit you.

Sunday post (Weekly Wrap Up Dec. 5th – 11th)

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Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This meme was created for bloggers to spotlight posts they published in the week, as well as to talk about what they plan to write in the week that’s coming.

Sunday post is also great opportunity to showcase books we got in the week behind us.

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This is my first time participating in this meme, and the reason why I decided to join is to better organize myself when it comes to blogging.

It will also be easier to keep track with my book hauls.

 

Last week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I talked about movies I watched lately, in my Movie Monday post
Tuesday: I reviewed Roseblood by A. G. Howard
Wednesday: I talked about My Sweet Revenge in my WoW post  and participated in Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop 
Thursday: I reviewed There Is Always More To Say by Lynda Young Spiro
Friday: I talked about women’s fiction in This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours book tag 
Saturday: I reviewed Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

 

Next week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

movies: nine-lives

books: cruel-beautiful-world the-empire-state

I also plan to post Waiting on Wednesday post and What Makes Me Happy tag.

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Book Haul:

This week I downloaded these two freebeis:

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Current giveaways on Book Dust Magic

There are two giveaways going on right now, so make sure to enter, if you haven’t already:

Winter is Coming giveaway hop

Books That Need More Attention giveaway hop 

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Currently Reading:

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That is it!
Let me know what’s been going on with you, what you’ve been reading or watching this week and feel free to leave your links so I can visit you.
Have a lovely Sunday!

 

Waiting on Wednesday (#19): My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

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Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

This week I am eagerly anticipating:

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My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

Publisher: Penguin UK, Michael Joseph

Publication Date: January 12th, 2017

Summary:

I want to make my husband fall back in love with me.

Let me explain. This isn’t an exercise in 1950s wifeydom. I haven’t been reading articles in old women’s magazines. ‘Twenty ways to keep your man’. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

I want him to fall back in love with me so that when I tell him to get the hell out of my life he’ll care. He won’t just think, ‘Oh good’.

I want it to hurt.

Paula has had Robert’s back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he’s one of the nation’s most popular actors. And Paula’s just discovered he’s having an affair.

She’s going to remind Robert just what he’s sacrificing. And then she’s going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever.

Revenge is sweet. Isn’t it?

Why am I waiting?

It seems to me this story could go two ways: it could blow our minds with it’s greatness, or it could make us roll our eyes.
I have a feeling the first will be the case, and I simply can’t wait to read it.
Also, I am so curious to see how she’s going to make her husband fall in love with her!

Jane Fallon is pretty popular author, but I still haven’t read anything by her. I hope My Sweet Revenge will be my first encounter with her writing.