Sunday post (Weekly Wrap Up Dec. 12th – 18th)

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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 week wasn’t my best, when it comes to blogging.
I kind of disappeared after Thursday and, since I haven’t scheduled posts that supposed to go live on Friday and Saturday, they never made it.
However, they will go live the week after this next one (that is already planned).
This whole situation made me learn a valuable lesson: always schedule your blog posts!

Other then that, this week was somewhat interesting.
I buddy read A List of Cages with my friend Jasmine from How Useful It Is. We both loved it and our reviews should go live this Tuesday.

Also, my Nook (e-reader) chrashed and now I have to read my ebooks on my phone, and let me tell you, I don’t like it. It’s been only few days, but I already miss my e-ink screen.
I plan to read ebooks I already got for review, but I don’t plan to request any books from Netgalley from now own (the only exception will be Sophie Kinsella’s new book in UK edition, if it ever shows up on Netgalley).

I plan to buy myelf a new ereader (probaby Nook again), but I don’t think that will happen too soon.

Last week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I talked about movie called Nine Lives, in my Movie Monday post

Wednesday: I talked about By Your Side in my WoW post

Thursday: I reviewed The Empire State Cat’s Christmas Gift by Nic Tatano

 

Next week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

movies: definitely-maybe

books: a-list-of-cages chocolate-lovers-christmas miracle-in-a-museum

I also plan to talk about beautiful Christmas Covers and there will be a new giveaway going on Wednesday.

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Book Haul:

For review:

my-sweet-revenge the-owl

Won in a giveaway:

21042012104 I was lucky enough to win Remember My Name in HQ twitter giveaway

22042012111 Lekeisha from Lekeisha The Book Nerd hosted a giveaway for Black Friday, and I was the lucky winner. I chose two books from TBD, and Christmas Ever After is one of them (the second book will probably arrive next week). Thank you so much, Lekeisha!

Gifted:

22042012110 Holly Martin was kind enough to send me her novel Christmas at Lilac Cottage to thank me for taking part in two of her blog tours this season. She also signed the copy and wished me Happy Christmas in this cute little Christmas card.

22042012109 This parcel from my Secret Santa arrived last week, and I got a shopping bag, three pens and the newest novel by Karen Swan, called Christmas Under the Stars.

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Current giveaways on Book Dust Magic

There is still enough time for you to enter my Winter Is Coming giveaway (if you haven’t already).

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Currently Reading:

chocolate-lovers-christmas my-sweet-revenge

I am still reading The Chocolate Lovers Christmas (I plan to finish it very soon), but I also started My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon, which I am reading on my phone, so it will take a while before I finish it.

 

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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October Wrap Up + Book Haul

October was the best reading month I have had in my life. Before that month, my monthly record was 10 books read. This month, believe it or not, I managed to finish 12 books. Okay, one of them is a picture book and one is novella, but still, I am pretty impressed.

I watched some youtube videos about how you can speed up your reading (become faster reader) and I tried some of those methods during second part of the month and you know what? I noticed I read faster, but I am still not a fast reader by any means nor will I ever speed read, because I like to read every single word and, as I like to say, read like a writer would.
Maybe I should just say I like to be a critical reader (but always trying my best to be respectful).

Okay, I won’t bore you with my rambling anymore…

Here are the books I read during October: (click on covers will lead you to my reviews)

catching-jordan a-cotswold-christmas ne-zaboravi-me marty all she ever wished for the boy is back emmy-and-oliver spells-and-sorcery if-the-magic-fits christmas-under-a-starlit-sky faithful springtime

My favorite book of the month: faithful

 

Book Haul:

These are the books I collected in September:

Purchased: we were on a break

For review: the-christmas-project the-empire-state the-fearless a-year-and-a-day cruel-beautiful-world christmas-under-a-starlit-sky if-the-magic-fits what-alice-knew malaren-a-swedish white-lies-and-wishes roseblood

Won: the-thousendth-floor falling

 

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read and hauled in October?

August Wrap Up + Book Haul

August wasn’t too successful reading month when it comes to amount of books I read, but it was pretty awesome when it comes to quality of the books I read.
I found a new all-time-favorite of mine, read a new release by my favorite contemporary ya author, read a book by one of my favorite chick-lit writers, discovered two amazing debut authors and took a part for the blog tour of an author who I appreciate very much.

These are the books I read in August: (click on covers will lead you to my reviews)

the moment she left the hating game p.s. i like you the summer that melted everything the one we fell in love with

My favorite book of the month: the summer that melted everything

 

Book Haul: 

These are the books I collected in August: (click on books will lead you to their Goodreads page)

Borrowed: the one we fell in love with p.s. i like you we are all complitely dem leben

For review: the boy is back blood wedding christmas under a cranberry sky a mortal song a little more love the lost cats

 

On the side note…

There’s a new giveaway going on!

I recently reached 1000 followers on Twitter so as a think you to everyone who follows decided to host a giveaway for a book called The Love Shack by Jane Costello: the love shack .
If you follow me, make sure to enter. It’s INTERNATIONAL.

All you have to do is rt this tweet (ends September 10th).

 

That’s all folks!
Tell me what books did you get/read during August??

I am back and here is my July Wrap Up + Book Haul

Hi guys, long time no see! I took some time off blogosphere, as you probably noticed.
The reason for doing so is that my life just got pretty busy and hectic and I felt like I needed a pause from everything.
I thought I’d just take few days off from reading and blogging, so I could recharge my inner batteries.
Few days turned into week and then even more then a week, but the good thing is I am back now and I do feel better, so I guess taking a little pause when it comes to blogging wasn’t a bad idea.

Now, I have some catching up to do. I guess it will take some time to visit all of you guys on your blogs, but it doesn’t matter.

I plan to post on regular basis from now on and I hope to have at least 2 book reviews per week. I also plan to do some tags and other book related posts. Movie Monday will also be back and of course, some giveaways are planned as well.

Ok, now when I said everything that was on my mind here is my

July Wrap Up:

In month of July I read 1 graphic novel, 1 short story and 6 novels.
Short story turned out to be my favorite read of the month.
This is what I read:

i.d. in a new york minute the fire child The Couple Next DoorThe Paris secret the name I call just kiss me the one that got away

 

Book Haul:

Here are the books I collected in July:

Freebei: in a new york minute

For review: the hating game just kiss me the one that got away love notes for freddie the summer that melted everything the name I call the moment she left The Couple Next Door

June Wrap Up and Book Haul

In month of June I read only four books, one of them being manga. So basically, I read only three books.

Honestly, I don’t even remember when was the last time I read so few books during one month.

I was pretty bussy, then went on a holiday, and istead of binge reading, I took my time with a book and enjoyed it slowly.

I don’t mind, because I rediscovered the beauty of slow reading.
I am not sure how my reading pace’s going to be this and in a next few months, but I would like to take my time with books so I could fully experience them, even if it means less books read in a month.

This are the books I read in June:

alice in wonderland disney daring in a blue dress martini henry A Summer of Secrets

My favorite book of the month: martini henry

 

Book Haul:

These are the books I collected in June:

Purchsed: high heels sunlounger

For review: the fire child faithful alice in wonderland disney i.d. a to z

April Wrap Up and Book Haul

In April I ended up finishing 10 books and I am so happy about it because that is more book then I usually manage to read during a month.

I had luck when it comes to reading because I ended up liking all the books I read, which means I ratd all of them with more then three stars. Those kind of months are so rare.

Luck was also on my side giveaways wise because I won some amazing books this month.

All in all, I can’t complain!

 

Withouth further ado, here are the books I read in April:

the second love truth or date splintered timmy winners what's left of me the winner's crime my single friend the nearly weds alisa

My favorite book of the month: the second love

 

Book Haul:

These are the books I collected in April:

 

Purchased: the birthday that crazygirl falls in love

Gifted: americANAH the nearly weds

Borrowed: splintered

For review: 06042016040 summer at the comfort a year of being forever with you summer at rose island truth or date people we were before tone deaf

Won: the glittering court stolen songbird unspoken untold unmade michelle madow the santagelos

 

And that is it!
Guys, now I have so many books to read I feel like I’ll have something to read trough the whole year.
Oh… I only wish I could read faster….

 

What books have you read in April, which ones you liked and which ones you didn’t?
Have you expanded your book collection?

Tell me everything in the comments! 

March Wrap Up and Book Haul

Here, I am, posting my monthly wrap up late again, but better late the never, right? 🙂

In month of March I read 10 book, which is amazing for me because I usually read around 7 books per month.
Some of books I read were pretty short so that is probably the reason why I managed to read 10.

Here are the books I read in March: (clicks on covers will lead you to my reviews)

a summer mali princ Holding Court Cover no love allowed pokušaj take me on my map of you Summer Nights at Moonlight hotel blogger girl 28436039

My favorite book of the month: my map of you

 

Book Haul:

These are the books I collected in March (click on covers to see their Godreads pages):

Purchased: do mjeseca

For review: love charms Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00025] hope no love allowed 28436039

Borrowed: alisa timmy pokušaj

Won: Summer Nights at Moonlight hotel between the forgotten

 

I think that’s it. I hope I didn’t forget to mention any.

What books you guys got this month?
Did you read one or two books worth recommending?

Feel free to let me know.