‘Friends’ book tag

I know people that say they have watched 'Friends' like 10 times, but let me tell you, I LITERALLY have watched the show like 15 times. Every time I hit the last episode I just start over - the cycle never ends! So it came as a surprise to me that there was a 'Friends' … Continue reading ‘Friends’ book tag


Overused phrases in (mostly YA) books. Part 1

We all been there - reading phrases in books over and over, and over again. Rolling our eyes so hard that our eyeballs hurt - no, just me? Is there a universal "overused phrases" dictionary that authors constantly pull from? Here are some of the few that I find most annoying.  "She/he released a breath … Continue reading Overused phrases in (mostly YA) books. Part 1

DNF review: The queen subtleties by Suzannah Dunn

Hello WordPress World! I haven't disappeared into thin air, I just kind of forgot I had this blog. Oops. Well, that is not totally true. I knew I had it I just had no time or energy to keep up with it, because I've been focusing on Goodreads, Instagram (book_and_sword) and my website: Book and Sword as … Continue reading DNF review: The queen subtleties by Suzannah Dunn

2018 reading goals

Originally posted on Book and Sword.net Where did 2017 go? Right? I am very much into making resolutions - even if I don't always follow them. But bookish resolutions are serious business and I intend to follow those! 1. Be more picky with my books - and for me that means reading less YA books. Not because YA books … Continue reading 2018 reading goals

WWW Wednesday (December 12)

So I haven't done a WWW in about, I don't know, 2 months..? I've been reading a lot, I just kind of abandoned my WordPress blog because I've been paying too much attention to my Bookandsword.net blog? Guilty!! I shall remedy that with a nice and short WWW post. WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking over … Continue reading WWW Wednesday (December 12)

Review: The Renegades by Marissa Meyer

3.5/5 stars ​The Renegades have been circulating a lot of hype on Goodreads recently, and once again, silly me bought into the hype. I didn't hate the book but neither did I particularly like it. It wasn't bad, but neither was it good. It was in the essence of the word - very mediocre.  First things … Continue reading Review: The Renegades by Marissa Meyer

December 2017 reading line-up

Since December is a last month of 2017 (wow btw, how fast did that happen??) I decided to be very picky with myriads this month. I want only the best reads in December. So I put some thought into it and came up with a list. I don't know if I will be able to … Continue reading December 2017 reading line-up

November 2017 reading wrap-up

Heyyyyyy. So I know I've been absent for like AGES. But I have a good reason. No, I don't. I just have been focusing on my main blog BookandSword a lot lately. You see I finally bought my domain (yayyyyyy) so now I feel all proper and legit so I keep working on it. I've read 6 … Continue reading November 2017 reading wrap-up

November reading goals + October wrap-up

Hello November! I know November can be very bleak, cold and depressing and I agree, but November is also my birthday month! So every year I try to make the best of it (and fail every year, but that's a different topic). If you want to check my October Wrap-Up here's the LINK. I read 10 … Continue reading November reading goals + October wrap-up

Monday bookish hang-out (Orphan trope)

Don't know about you, but I definitely had a lot of coffee today. Yummmm. I have an interesting topic in mind: orphan tropes! 90 percent of books we read have a major character who lost his/her parents. Why is that? Orphan characters - overused trope or a character development necessity?  For me it's both: it … Continue reading Monday bookish hang-out (Orphan trope)