3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 3 | Challenge

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I was tagged by Kacie (Kacie’s Bookshelf) for the 3 Days, 3 Qoutes Challenge and it sounded fun and different, so why not. Also, make sure to check out Kacie’s blog, she awesome. And again, thank you for the tag, Kacie!


The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.


230e9bc0-8252-448f-9ee5-f27abf16b15eFor the last day, I decided to go a bit crazy. I will share with you not just one quote, but the entire book. I know that’s cheating, but I don’t care.
I knew half of these quotes before I even read the book because everyone have been talking about this book and all the social medias were full with quotes from TFIOS. However, when I actually read the book myself, I grew really attached to all these quotes. Even now, when I was trying to find the most beautiful pictures of these quotes, I almost started crying. Most of these are very depressing, but I live them because they are also very real and very, very beautiful. John Green is an amazing author and I really love his sentences. This guy just knows how to use words.
The Fault in Our Stars is, in my opinion, one huge quote everyone should know and that’s why I’m sharing all of this with you today.


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Today, I nominate: 1604348b06fe830b3ba29f637b4b436c
Anastasia (Read & Survive)
Stefani (Caught Read Handed)
April (Bookishly Speaking)

If you did this challenge, leave a link to your post in the comments, I love seeing what are other people’s favourite quotes.

I can’t believe that’s it. These three days flew and I’ll be back to normal posts. I think this challenge was an amazing idea (I just can’t find the creator of it) and I would love to do another round of it in a few weeks.

3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 2 | Challenge

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I was tagged by Kacie (Kacie’s Bookshelf) for the 3 Days, 3 Qoutes Challenge and it sounded fun and different, so why not. Also, make sure to check out Kacie’s blog, she awesome. Thank you again for the tag, Kacie!


The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.



images If I cannot reach Heaven, I will raise Hell.
– Cassandra Clare
I don’t know if you’re aware of my love for Sebastian Morgenstern. Well, you are now. I love him so much. Yeah, he’s a terrible person, the best villian ever and often very weird and creepy, but I love him so much. It’s not just that I appreciate his character, but I actually like him. I know, I’m weird. However, this is my favourite quote of his and I find it really empowering and cool. And it describes him so well.  If you were wondering, this quote is from City of Heavenly Fire and I remembered it the moment I first came across it. Also, I have this quote written on a piece of paper and it’s hanging over my desk. Yup, I’m opsessed.


Today, I nominate:
Amy (Read What I Like)
Saba and Hafsa (BookMates)
Kay (The Desert Bibliophile)

If you did this challenge, leave a link to your post in the comments, I love seeing what are other people’s favourite quotes.

3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 1| Challenge

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I was tagged by Kacie (Kacie’s Bookshelf) for the 3 Days, 3 Qoutes Challenge and it sounded fun and different, so why not. Also, make sure to check out Kacie’s blog, she awesome. Oh, and thank you for the tag, Kacie!


The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.


At first I though it will be easy to share some of my favourite quotes with you for three days, but when I had to decide which quote to share, I had some problems. I just couldn’t decide! What I decided to do was to share a quote that first comes to my mind. Also, with the qoute you’ll get the story behing it.

fa1abfefae78dbfa21106706c523ea2a So many books, so little time. – Frank Zappa
I keep saying this whenever I don’t have time to read, or want to read multiple books at the same time, or when I’m in a reading slump. However, this quote describes my life perfectly. It really pisses me off that I will always have a huge mental TBR and there will always be thousands of books that I want to read, but probably never will. But then again, it would suck if one day you just realized that you’ve read all the books in the world, right? It’s nice to have so many options and so many unexplored worlds. But choosing what to read next is sometimes really, really hard.


Today, I nominate:
Rayna (Reader Rayna)
Hazuki (Panda’s Books)
Rachel (Confessions of a Book Geek)

If you did this challenge, leave a link to your post in the comments, I love seeing what are other people’s favourite quotes.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I got nominated by Hazuki (Panda’s Books) for this award, so thank you, Hazuki.sisterhoodoftheworldbloggers

Rules:
1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Insert the award logo in your blog post.
3. Answer the questions the nominator has provided.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers
5. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Hazuki’s Questions:

1. What is your second favourite book of all time and why?
I’m terrible at picking favourites, and I’m even worse at picking second favourites, but the first book that came to my mind was Eleanor and Park, so I’ll go with it.

2. Tell us your favourite last-day-of-school memory.
It hapened this year and it wasn’t anything special. As last days usually go, we didn’t do pretty much anything through the entire day and the atmosphere was so relaxed and everyone was happy. At some point during the day someone had made a group chat on Facebook and the entire class had acces to it so everyone started randomly sending emabarrassing pictures of other people in class they had. We laughed so hard, everyone was online, even though we were in class and we were just waiting for coments from people whose picture showed next. We all just had a ton of fun and everyone were involved, which was very nice.

3. What’s your favourite musical and why?
I don’t really watch a lot of musicals, but I really love Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of the Fleet Street. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Jamie Campbell Bower. What else do you need? Oh, and TIm Burton is a director. It has to be amazing, right?

4. Do you sleep with a cuddly toy? What’s the story?
Even though it’s quite embarrassing, I do. It’s a puppet made only out of fabric and his name is Bobo. I have it since I was only 6 months old and my dad got it for me in Austria. When I was little, I went everywhere with it and I couldn’t sleep without it. Now I can sleep with out it, I just refuse to. My bed is it’s home and I can’t kick him out, right? My mom said once that I’ll get rid of him when I find a boyfriend, Guess he’s staying with me forever, then.

5. Do you use your local library? Why?
Yes, because books are expensive and I can’t afford buying every book I read. And libraries are cheap!

6. What’s your favourite subject at school?
English!

7. What’s the one thing your most looking forward to in the holidays?
Two week vacation at the seaside. Beach and books. Isn’t it perfection?

8. If you could live in any city (real) in the world, which one would you choose?
I have never actually thought about that. I know I’d like to live in either US, Canada or UK, but I never thought of a particular city. But let’s say LA, because I’d love to be in California right now.

9. What was your favourite picture book as a child?
I don’t remember. I know there was this series of picture books about that one dog, but I have no idea what’s the name of that one. But I know I really liked it.

10. Can you lick your nose?
I just tried and failed. So no, I can’t.

I nominate:
Rachel from Book Reviews & Stuff
Stefani from Cought Read Handed
Rayna from Reader Rayna
Kacie from Kacie’s Bookshelf
Rachel from Confessions of a Book Geek
Amy from Read What I Like
Chantal from CK’s Reading Corner
Saba and Hafsa from BookMates
Ashley from saidthestory

My Questions:
1. What is your favourite TV show?
2. Did you ever travel out of your country? Where?
3. Why did you start your blog?
4. Tell us a story about how you became a reader.
5. Do you play any instruments? If you do, which one?
6. How many languages can you speak? Which ones?
7. Would you rather live without your favourite food or without your favourite drink?
8. What you like the most about yourself?
9. What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
10. Is there a person in your life you just can’t stand? Say something about him/her.

And this is it. I hope you enjoyed reading all of this and if you want to do this, and I didn’t nominate you, feel free to do it and consider yourself nominated. When you answer my questions, please leave a link to your post in the comments so I can easily find and read your answers.

2014 | A Year in a Review

The year of 2014 was an amazing reading year for me. A lot of important and exciting stuff happened and I think I also changed a lot in 2014. I have no idea where to even start from.

First, and probably the most important thing is that I started this blog in February 2014. I had blogs where I wrote about books before, but I’ve never put so much time and effort in them like I did in this one. Also, i always gave up very quickly, but this blog is alive for almost a year now and I have no intention to give up on it.
This summer I discovered BookTube as well, which changed my reading and attutude to books drastically. I’ve always loved to read, but since I started watching all those videos and listening to the BookTubers talking about their love for book, I realized how much I actually love books and how amazing they are. Discovery of BookTube was a huge turn in my life and lately I’m seriously considering joining BookTube myself.
One thing I’m really proud of is the fact that I made one of my best friends to read and now he’s reading a lot, just because of my influence. This is probably my biggest accomplishment of the year, because I showed someone how wonderful books are and someone now enjoys reading only because of me. Isn’t that great?
This year in November, I visited Interliber, this event simmilar to Book Expo or something like that, the biggest book event in Croatia. I had a great time, I bought some book for a great price and I also had so much fun with my friends. I can’t wait to go again next year!
In 2014 I bought my 100th book and now I own 106 books, which is amazing. Only this year I got 31 new books, and that number just shocked me because I didn’t expect that I bought so many books in one year since I never have enough money and no one ever buys me books. I know, that sucks.

Top 14 books of 2014:
*if I read more than one book in the same series, I’ll choose only one book (which I liked the most) of those I read and in brackets are going to be all the other books from the same series I read in 2014
*you can find reviews for every book on this list if you type the title or author’s name in the search bar on the right
*these are not in any particular order, I wrote them down in order how they popped up in my head
1. Invisible (also: Intangible and Invincible) by DelSheree Gladden
2. City of Heavenly Fire (also: City of Lost Souls) by Cassandra Clare
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Also: Hollow City) by Ransom Riggs
5. Half Bad by Sally Green
6. Delirium (also: Pandemonium and Requiem) by Lauren Oliver
7. Boundless (also: Hallowed) by Cynthia Hand
8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
9. The Sea of Monsters (also: The Lightning Thief) by Rick Riordan
10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
11. Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
12. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
13. We Were Liars by E. Lockheart
14. I Don’t Want to Kill You (also: Mr. Monster) by Dan Wells

All in all, this was a fantastic year and I wish 2015 is going to be even better. I am what I am today because of all those amazing books I read, and I just want to thank to the whole book community (book blogers, BookTubers, authors, writers, publishers, translators and READERS) out there for being awesome people! Book people are the best people, never forget that!

2015 | Resolutions and Challenges

ccc0001cc6a0b0ae_Love_Sex-2015ReadingChallengeAs you probably get from the title, I’m going to set a few challenges for myself and I hope to complete them in 2015. I also have some resolutions (which are hind of challenges as well) and I’d like to share all of this with you.

2015 Resolutions:

1. Read at least 75 books (this is also my Goodreads challenge, so it’s not some huge resolution).
2. Save more money to buy more books. I’d like to buy 50 new books in the next year.
3. Try to read as many of the books from my shelf as possible. I really need to decrease my TBR.
4. READ.

Challenges:

1. I’ll try to complete a 2015 Reading Challenge that I randomly found on the internet (photo with all the challenges is on the right). It just sounds like a lot of fun.
2. I made a new TBR jar where I put 12 challenges and each month I’ll pick out one challenge and complete it during that month. I got the idea for this from Kat (Katytastic on YouTube).
3. I already mentioned my Goodreads challenge where I want to finish at least 75 books in the year of 2015.
4. I also decided that I should read on different ways so I challenge myself to read at least 7 ebooks, listen to at least 5 audiobooks, read at least 20 books which I own and at least 15 library books. Of course, I’ll probably read more than that, but this is just a little push to make it more interesting.
5. Lastly, I think it’s important to read in different languages so I challenge myself to read at least 10 books in English this year (I usually read books that are translated in Croatian) and also 1 book in Spanish. This one book in Spanish is a huge challenge for me because I never studied Spanish and I barely know anything (I can only understand when people are talking in Spanish, but nothing more tnat that), but there is this one book I’ve been really wanting to read, and unfortunately, it’s originally written in Spanish and it’s not translated in either English or Croatian. So that is probably the toughest challenge I’ll try to complete.

Wish me luck with all those challenges and resolutions. I hope I’ll be able to complete all of them. Do you have any challenges for the upcoming year? Are you going to join me and try to complete some of my challenges? If so, good luck! I wish you all a Happy New Year!