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    Reading journal June 2022

    For my July reading journal, my inspiration came entirely from this beautiful photo that I came across on Pinterest. I absolutely love these colours! I was so charmed by the photo that I didn’t even consider that it was not a bookish photo until much later, lol. My printer printed the photo somewhat dark, but I didn’t want to print…

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    Magical Readathon: Orilium Autumn Equinox TBR

    August is already the third readathon in G’s (Book Roast) Magical Readathon Series. Until a few years ago, The Magical Readathon was a reading challenge inspired by Harry Potter, but now G has taken a completely different route and invented her own universe: Orilium. In essence, Orilium is a prestigious, magical university in the world of Aeldia. We, as readers,…

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    Mid-year reading 2022

    Since I started keeping a reading journal in 2019, I also started tracking a lot of numbers about the books I read, not only in my journal but also in a massive Excel file containing loads of data on my reading habits. Because I have now collected a couple of years of data, I can now also make some nice…

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    May reading journal

    For my May reading journal theme, I didn’t immediately have an idea what I wanted to do. When I’m at a loss, I usually take to scrolling through pinterest and instagram for inspiration. That’s how I came across this spread from Creachick, which got my creative juices flowing. Once I kind of had my desired color palette in mind, everything…

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    July book haul

    I do most of my reading on my e-reader nowadays. I bought it almost 3 years ago and since then it has claimed its place in my purse. But that doesn’t mean that I no longer buy paper books. I adore buying books, just as much as I adore buying yarn! This month alone I already bought more books than…

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    The Miniaturist

    I bought The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton in February through Bookdepository. I had read about the book on Goodreads. The cover is beautiful, the synopsis intriguing and the reviews mostly positive. So when I felt like buying books from my favourite online bookshop again, I didn’t hesitate too long to add it to my cart. The Miniaturist is set in…

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    The Girl with all the Gifts

    For 3 months I’ve been suffering from a reading-block. Not a single book could entice me, but not by lack of trying from my part. I don’t think it was the books’ fault, but mostly due to my state of mind. Eventually, I forced myself to pick a book and stick by it. Therefore I picked one that I had…