Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up November 5th-November 11th) #SundayPost #WrapUp #BookBloggers

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!

What’s up? So the HoHoHo Readathon started, and even though I’ve been busy, I managed to finish one book and now I’m on my second.

To be fair, in order to manage that, I neglected other parts of my life, and what I plan to do today is just keep up with everything. There are emails I have to reply to, comment back to everyone and also visit other blogs.
I feel like I am behind with everything, but I promised myself today that I will make up for everything.
Good thing it’s a Sunday.

And when we talk about Sundays, I found out I’ll be working next Sunday (I’ll work at Book Festival Interliber) so that means my last productive reading day will be on Saturday.
I mean, I’ll try to read as much as I can on Sunday, but me being realistic, I already know I won’t read near as much as I’d like to.

I probably won’t participate in the HoHoHo chat either. :/

But to end this post on a positive note, I am really looking forward to visit all of your blogs today and to read, read, read festive stories. 🙂

 

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I talked about my HoHoHo Readathon goals and TBR

Wednesday: I reviewed One Day in December by Josie Silver

Friday: I hosted Beautiful Covers Challenge with Giveaway

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

 

I will also talk about my trip to Budapest.

Book Haul:

 I was so happy when I got an email that I was approved via Netgalley for Not Just For Christmas by Natalie Cox. I already finished it and can tell you that it was amazing!

 Yesterday I received this physical proof of Past Life by Dominic Nolan. It comes out in March 2019.

Currently Reading:

 I started this romance by Sarah Morgan yesterday and I’m loving it so far. It reads pretty fast, which is also a plus.

 

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 October 29th-November 4th) #SundayPost #WrapUp #BookBloggers

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!

What an awesome week this has been!
I worked only through Monday to Wednesday, and the rest of the week we had off because of the All Saints’ Day.

I visited my parents (and my cats) in my hometown and it was pretty relaxing and fun.
It also got me into Christmas mood.
My cats all look good and healthy, only Trunchy is maybe a little too fat, so I told my parents to restrict her diet. We don’t want her to have a heart attack or some other problem.
I feel bad for not taking pictures, but I simply forgot. I was in the moment and taking pictures didn’t even cross my mind.

Today is my last relaxing day for a while.
I am aware that from tomorrow on it will be all work, work, work, work, work… Novembers are always like that.
It’s the last month before December, there is also a book festival we participate in, and I don’t think I will have a full free weekend tbh.

So today I decided to just be. I will write as many blog posts as I can, have a bath, read and watch a movie.
I need to charge my batteries for the upcoming days (read for the rest of the month).

 

Last week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: In Movie Monday I talked about Hereditary

Tuesday: I reviewed Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis

Wednesday: I reviewed Tainted Luck by Chyndia Austin

Friday: I talked about the books I read in October

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming review:

I will also talk about HoHoHo Readathon, and will host a challenge for the same bookish event.

Currently Reading:

 Today I plan to start The Storm Runner. It’s a middle grade fantasy that I received for a review few weeks ago.

 

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!

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!

 

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?
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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.