WHY I STOPPED BLOGGING

flo2020Hello lovelies ! As you probably have noticed if you’re still following my blog, I posted a book review yesterday after a year without posting anything.
Today I want to explain why. I don’t have to justify myself, I know but I want to explain.
One year ago I was struggling with balancing my life : work, crossfit and blogging. At some point, blogging and taking pictures for instagram felt as a burden, instead of a hobby as it used to be.
But here we are, one year later, and with the quarantine, I decided to take some book pictures that I started posting again. I also wrote my first review and yesterday I finally posted here.

So yeah, somehow I’m back. But I won’t post as much as I used to. I probably won’t post challenges, memes or TBR.

For now I’m happy to write back here and I hope it will stay that way !

Talk to you soon !
Flo

 

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | MARCH 2019 TBR

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Hello lovelies ! I know I’m late but here is my March TBR ! I plan on reading 4 books this month and one e book.

Physical books :

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’m currently reading that one and really enjoying it so far ! magical and eerie !
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black. One of my most anticipated releases.
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.
  • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes. I’ve started this book a few months ago and I’m not sure I won’t DNF it !

e book : Return To The Caves by Joel Fields. It’s the final book in The Source trilogy and I really can’t wait to find out how this story ends !

That’s it ! What are you planning on reading ?

| BOOKSTAGRAM | DECEMBER 2018

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Hello lovelies ! Time flies, right ?! Already the first week of 2019 is behind us ! For those of you who got the chance, I hope you enjoyed your holidays !!

Today I’m gonna share some of the photos I took for my Bookstagram last month !

 

That’s it ! I hope you enjoyed these. I’m slightly getting back to my former pace when it comes to my bookstagram and my blog.

| BOOK HAUL | MY DECEMBER 2018 BOOK HAUL

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Hello lovelies ! I can’t believe it’s already the last book haul of the year ! I hope you all have been spoiled for Christmas, and got promising books !

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’ve been wanting to read this book for so long !
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
  • The Dark Vault by Victoria Schwab. So I can add it to my Schwab’s collection.
  • Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the collector edition because I’m weak and the book is gorgeous !

That’s it ! Which books did you get this month ?

| WRAP UP & TBR | SEPTEMBER 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! How was you week end ? Mine is more than okay since it’s the beginning of my holidays !! I can’t believe how fast September flew !

I only finished two books this month.

  • Keepers Of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger that I read in French. I LOVED it !!  I need to buy the next books as soon as possible ! 5 stars
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I really enjoyed it even though I had a hard time to stay focused on the story. I know the reason though. I was more into a Fantasy mood. But I’m stubborn and decided to keep reading it and I don’t regret it at all. 4 stars.

Blogging-wise, I only posted one review this month : Grace And Fury by Tracy Banghart. You can read it here if you haven’t already.

I also posted a discussion post about how difficult it is to find the right balance between blogging and the rest of one’s life. You can read it here.

That’s it ! I’ll try to post more reviews next month and hopefully I’ll be able to catch up at least a tiny bit on my reviews to write haha !

| MEMES | THIS WEEK IN BOOKS #58

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for another TWIB ! This Week In Books is a weekly meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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I am currently reading A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. I am really loving it so far !! It’s one of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and I am so glad that I can finally read that book !

Last week I was reading The Spring Girls by Anna Todd. A bit slow but I enjoyed it nonetheless !

Next I plan on reading Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton ! I read L’Héritage Des Rois Passeurs last year and it was one of my top 5 reads !

That’s it ! What are you currently reading ??

| BOOKSTAGRAM | APRIL 2018

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Hello lovelies ! I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, I know. But hopefully I’ll get back to my usual pace soon !
Anyway, today I want to share with you some of my bookstagram’s pictures, that I took last month ! It was difficult to take photos because of the weather. everytime I got a day off, it was either cloudy or raining… Seriously, it’s maddening !

 

That’s it ! To be honest, I’m pretty happy with these pictures ! I need to make a post about something that has been bothering the whole instagram community for months now : the algorithm ! But that’s for another time haha !

Talk to you soon !

 

 

 

 

 

 

| WRAP UP & TBR | APRIL 2018 WRAP UP

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Hello lovelies ! It’s unbelievable how time flies, right ?! I can’t believe it’s already May !

During April, I finished a total of 4 books. I’m pretty happy with how my reading month turned out. But let’s be honest, it’s only because I hurt my ankle and got to stay home for a while.

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I had to admit, it took me a little more than 100 pages to actually like it and really get into the story ! Nevertheless, it was an awesome read ! Now I can watch the movie haha ! 5 stars.
  • The Fire by Brittainy C. Cherry. A romance book, to change my mind a little. 3.5 Stars.
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Ah. One of my most anticipated releases for 2018 and well it didn’t disappoint ! 5 stars !
  • Legend by Marie Lu. It’s my first Lu’s book and I really enjoyed it. I finished it yesterday so I haven’t made up my mind yet for the rating !

Now about my blog…

I only published one review this month. Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. (link here). I also posted a discussion post about rereading books (you can find it here).This month I also posted my review for Fantastic Beasts, the movie. I hadn’t posted an On Screen post for a while. (here)

That’s it ! I hope to blog more in May, to publish more reviews at least !

 

| LET’S TALK | REREADING BOOKS

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Hello lovelies ! it’s time for a discussion post. Today I want to talk about rereading books. It can be considered an aberration to reread a book when your TBR pile is as huge as mine is but I like to reread some of my books.

Why, you may ask ? Well, for many reasons.

First, I like to reread books that I loved. I don’t know why, but it feels like home, you know ? That feeling that you’re going back into a beloved world, with some of your favorite characters… Yeah I definitively find it appealing !

I also reread when I need a fresh reminder of the story. When I pick a sequel, sometimes the story is a little blurry in my mind. Rereading the previous books is then a necessity !

Have you ever suffered from a reading slump ? It’s every reader’s worst enemy ! Well, my way of fighting it is to pick one of my favorite books and reread it. Aaaand that’s how we go back to the first reason I mentionned earlier !  Reading a story I adore is somehow curing me from my slump !

That’s it ! Do you reread books ? If so, why ?

| MEMES | TOP TEN TUESDAY – TOP TEN BOOKS ON MY SPRING TBR

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Hello lovelies ! It’s time for a TTT ! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!

Today’s theme is books on my Spring TBR !

For this TTT, I decided to talk about books that I already own !

  • The Spring Girls by Anna Todd ! I’ve been eyeing this book since I got it in January !
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It’s my next read for sure ! The movie is released this week and I need to read it before watching the movie !
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black ! I can’t wait to read that one !
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I’ve recently bought that one but I have been wanting to start this series for years now !
  • Les Illusions De Sav-Loar by Manon Fargetton. I read L’Héritier Des Rois Passeurs last year and I LOVED it !
  • Legend by Marie Lu. I want to read Marie Lu’s books and I own this trilogy. I heard so many great things about it !
  • Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes. I need to dive back into that world !

 That’s it ! It’s top 7 but there are new releases that will be added and other books that I plan on buying !