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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Beautiful Covers Challenge giveaway: HoHoHo Readathon #HoHoHoRAT #Christmas #Giveaway #Readathon

Hi guys!

Welcome to Beautiful Covers Challenge.

I hope you are all excited about HoHoHo Readathon and to keep the excitement going I am happy to host Beautiful Covers challenge.
We will keep things quick and simple here, so you wouldn’t waste too much of your precious time and can read instead.

Beautiful Covers Challenge encourages you to show us beautiful festive book covers you admire.
You can take a picture of the book any time during the readathon, and post it on your blog, twitter or instagram.
Picture has to be taken by you, and not just taken from Goodreads or other site.
You don’t have to own the book, you can take a pic with beautiful cover on you phone or tablet, or even on computer. You can be creative as you like.

After you post a picture, leave a comment down bellow with the link (so I, and anyone else who wants can see it), and your linky number from this post here: sign up post.

After that, use the refflecopter to enter.

YOU CAN ENTER HERE.

The prize for this challenge is ONE book of choice from TBD, up to 20$. It can also be a preorder. The Giveaway is international, but TBD has to ship to your country.

This challenge is for HoHoHo Readathon participants only, so if you still haven’t signed up, you can do it HERE.

My Picture:

 

On Monday 19th, I will post my HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up and announce the winner in that post, as well as in the Refflecopter link.

Thank you so much for participating in Beautiful Covers challenge and I wish you all good luck during HoHoHo Readathon!

 

Visit other elves and their challenges here:

 

HoHoHo Readathon announcement, goals and TBR #HoHoHoRAT #Christmas #Bookbloggers #ReadAThon

Hi guys!

It’s that time of the year: time to enjoy some festive stories, discover new books and to keep up with the ones we still didn’t have a chance to read.

Wonderful Kimberly from Caffeinated Book Reviewer  is hosting HoHoHo Readathon for the Sixth time this year, and it will be my second time participating.

What make this readathon even more special to me is that I won’t only participate as a reader, but I will also be one of the elves this year.
That means I will host one challenge (Beautiful covers challenge) so make sure to sign up and participate in HoHoHo Readathon, because it will be so much fun, and you will have a chance to win some bookish prizes too!
All challenges and prizes will be international (as I understood).

Readathon starts on November 9th and ends on November 18th.
That means we have 9 days to read as many festive/winter books as possible!

My Goals 

I know I said I won’t push myself when it comes to number of books I read, but my aim is to read as many books possible, and to review all of them here on my blog.
Since I don’t have specific number of books I want to read (actually, I do want to read all of the books, but I’m keeping it realistic and I KNOW it is not possible), my goal is to read 150-200 pages per day, everyday during HoHoHo Readathon.
However, on busy days or if something unexpected happens I can read 100 pages, but everything less then 100 pages read per day I will consider as a failure.

My TBR

There are five physical books I chose to read this year (Christmas Ever After will be a reread, but I want to reread it so I can review it), but I have also requested three festive books via Netgalley and I hope I will be approved for at least one.
Keep your fingers crossed for me! 😉

 

Tell me what are your plans?
Will you be participating in HoHoHo readathon?
If yes, what are your goals? If you have a blog post about it, feel free to leave your link.

If you’re still not sure whether to participate or not, I encourage you to do. You can sign up here.

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!

October Reading Wrap Up #bookbloggers #booklovers #reading

OmG guys, it’s already November!
I have no idea how the times passed by so quickly, but at least I had some fun reading books while the days went…

In October I read 7 books, and I am really happy about it.
I didn’t push myself too hard, but I do plan to push myself in November, because there will be HoHOHo readathon and since we only have 2 months until the end of 2018, I want to end this year with as many finished books as possible, especially now when I am in a such a reading mood.

Anyway, these are the books that I read in October:

      

My favorite book of the month: 

 

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read this month?

September Reading Wrap Up

In September I managed to read 6 books. I am really happy with that, because I was aiming to read 5 books, so the fact that I read 6 books, plus that one of them was 500+ pages long is the reason to be even more satisfied with myself.
I know some would say that 6 books for a book reviewer is a low number, but honestly I don’t care. I am finally making peace with the fact that I can’t read fast as others can, and I decided that I won’t feel bad about myself because of that any more.
Instead of feeling guilty or like the worst reader ever (I called myself that multiple times) I will enjoy my books at pace I read them, and I will get the most from my reading: I will enjoy stories and also analyze writing styles and novel structures. Just like Jane Costello once said: I will read like a writer.

These are the books I read in September:

     

My favorite book of the month: 

 

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read in August?

August Reading Wrap Up

August was a solid reading month for me. I managed to read 8 books so I am satisfied.
My goal was to read 10 books, but after reading one book for more then a week, I finally decided to DNF it so that is the reason why I didn’t read more. I lost my time and since I do not count DNFs, it’s 8 books in total.

The good thing is that I liked all of my finished books, so here they are:

       

My favorite book of the month: 

 

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read in August?