Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up Dec. 3rd-9th) #SundayPost #BookBloggers #Reading #WrapUp #Bloggers

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!

Today I’m just tired and I don’t feel very chatty, but I am looking forward to blog hop for the rest of the day.

We planned to visit Christmas market in Zagreb today, but since it will be raining we have to reschedule it for another time. It messed up my blogging and real life plans, to be honest, but it is what it is. I hope we’ll watch some good movie instead.

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I talked about book I read in November

Wednesday: I talked about Lush Christmas products I purhased

Friday: I reviewed A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

  

Book Haul:

 I was so happy when I received this ARC of The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper. I requested it via email, but didn’t get any reply, so I was sure there were non left or that I didn’t make a cut.
But oh my, I can’t even tell you how happy I am to hold this baby in my hands, since it is on of my most anticipated books of 2019. It will be my next read.

 

Currenly Reading:

 I’m reading this novel(la) my colleague borrowed me few weeks ago. I’s in Croatian and it’s really short (I was too lazy to take picture so I grabbed this one from Goodreads instead).

Giveaway:

 There’s still giveaway going on on my Twitter page. All you have to do to enter is follow me and rt my tweet, it’s international and you can win a book A Christmas Kiss and 4 chocolates. You can ENTER HERE.

 

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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November Reading Wrap Up #November #AmReading #BookLovers #BookBloggers

Hi Guys!
Are you ready for the last month of the year? I surely am, and am so excited for the last few books I’ll be reading before the year is over, but firstly, let me show you what books I finished during November.

During November I have read 9 books, and I am pretty satisfied with that.
Now only 9 books keep me from reaching my goal of reading 80 books in 2018.
I mean, I have already reached my Goodreads goal (60 books), but now when I see that I’ve read 71 (in reality, it’s 72 bc one book isn’t listed on Goodreads) I couldn’t help and mentally I increased the number.

These are the books I read in November:

        

My favorite book of the month: 

 

That is it!

Tell me what awesome books have your read this month?

Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up November 19th-November 25th) #SundayPost #BookBloggers #WrapUp #Reading #Bloggers

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 week I’ve been better, in case you wonder.
Since the attack I was pretty shocked, but I guess time made me feel more comfortable, and I also got myself an electroshocker and an alarm, so that helps me feel more safe.
I mean, I will never be the same, always on the lookout and wonder if someone wants to rob or attack me, but I guess I will find my way to deal with it. I just have to move on, I can’t live in paranoia.

As for my week, I was pretty busy and had no time to write, so that is why there was only one review on my blog, instead of two.
I usually always write during weekend for the week ahead, but I guess as I was shaken from the events in the week before (aka attack) I was in a writing slump and thought I’d write reviews during the week.

However, since I am better now you will get three reviews next week.

Today I’m looking forward to have some me time. I’ll read and write, take a bath and watch Younger. Sunday is for relaxing, and that is what I plan to do for the rest of the day.

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I gave you my HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up and announced the winner of the challenge

Thursday: I reviewed One New York Christmas by Mandy Baggot

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:   

 

Book Haul:

Borrowed:

 From work I borrowed The Gift by Loise Jensen. I have already read it and in all honesty, it was nothing special.

Currently reading:

 I am still reading Calling Mrs Christmas, because I took a break from it to read another 2 books, and I guess I needed to change a genre after reading three Christmas books in a row.

 

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!

HoHoHo Readathon Wrap Up and Giveaway Winner Announcement #HoHoHoRAT #Christmas #Readathon #WrapUp

Hi Everyone!

So the HoHoHO Readathon is officially over and it’s time for me to bring you my reading wrap up, and also to announce the winner of my HoHoHo Beautiful Covers Challenge.

I want to thank everyone who participated, Kim from   Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting it, and I hope we’ll be reading together next year as well.

 

Wrap Up:

During HoHoHo Readathon I managed to finish three books and started the fourth one.

In total, I read 1226 pages, which counts as 122 pages per day on average.

Overall, I am happy with that, even though I know it could have been better.

This are the books I finished:   

This is the book I started but didn’t get to finish (yet!): 

 

Winner

So…. The winner for my Beautiful Covers Challenge is Sophia Rose.

You can see her picture here.

I will message Sophia shortly to ask her what book does she want as her prize.

 

I would also take this opportunity to thank everyone who commented on my Sunday Post and sent me kind and comforting messages. Your support means a lot to me, especially at this scary time of my life.

Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up November 12th-November 18th) #SundayPost #BookBloggers #WrapUp #Blogger

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!

I am not fine.

You have probably noticed that I am not active all that much in the blogosphere, nor am I enthusiastic for the HoHoHo Readathon, which is really ashame, because it is my favorite readathon and Christmas books are my favorite, but something happened and it took all the joy from me, at least for now.

On Thursday I was attacked in front of my own building. Some would say that by using the word attack I’m overreacting, but this is what it was, and I will tell you the whole story here.

Usually, there are always people in somewhere around my building because we have 18 floors, but this time there were no one. That evening Croatian football team played a game vs Spain, so everyone was probably in front of their TVs, plus it was pretty cold outside,

I was already walking up the stairs that lead to the entrance when I heard steps behind me and I remember thinking how the person is too close to me. I didn’t turn around but walked and when I stopped to unlock the main door, I one again thought that the person is too close, it was like I could feel his breath, and I knew it was a male.
Then, I heard some unfamiliar sound, that reminded me of that sound that comes when you open a coca cola bottle, but it was different, and I felt something like electricity on my left shoulder and there was that unique smell, and the first thing that crossed my mind was that I was electroshocked, but somehow I was still here, awake. I turned around and the guy had his hands in his pockets, his head was looking down and he went away, but I saw his profile.

I run into my building, and in the mirror in the elevator I saw that my jacket was splashed with some sort of smelly liquid.
I don’t know it that was an acid or maybe some kind of drug that can put you into sleep, but what I do know that I was a target, and who knows what could have happened if I turned around while I was unlocking the door, maybe that liquid was aimed for my face, and maybe I wouldn’t even be alive now.

Our lock was broken only few days ago and it took really long time to unlock it, but that fix it only one day before the attack happened, so maybe my attacker didn’t now it was fixed.

What kills me now I don’t know what was his motive. Has he mistaken me for another girl, is he a psychopath who was using the situation when no one was around, and I was the one who was at the wrong place at the wrong time?
And the worst case scenario: am I the target. He could be following me around for 6 months and I didn’t have a clue.
And next time, what if he succeeds in his mission?
I am afraid for my own life, and the fact that he knows where I live and that he attacked me in front of my own building terrifies me.

That is all from me. Let’s hope next week and months you will be able to read my posts, but if they stop without a word… I don’t even want to think about it, but at the same time, I can’t stop thinking about it.

Btw, there were some changes in my blogging schedule because of the request from one of the publishers, so this is why you didn’t get a review for Not Just for Christmas, but got A Christmas Date instead.

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I reviewed The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Wednesday: I talked about my trip to Budapest

Friday: I reviewed A Christmas Date by Camilla Isley

 

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

 

I will also talk about my #HoHoHoRat wrap up.

 

Book Haul:

 I was at a book festival so I bougt myself 4 books, two in English and two in Croatian.

 

Currently reading:

 I started this book yesterday but I haven’t read all that much. It seems like a good Christmas book so far!

 

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 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!

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.