2019 reading goals

Well, hello there! Been ages. Really. It's hard to keep one blog, and basically impossible to remember that I have a second one, but maybe in 2019 I will try to be more present here too. One can hope. As usual, here's the link to my main website: Book and Sword Should I start with … Continue reading 2019 reading goals


‘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

Cardcaptor Sakura omnibus 1 mini review

  4.5/5 stars There's a reason this story is such a beloved manga classic. There's a "chosen one", there's magic and there's a funny animal sidekick - which also describes about 90% of all manga out there, but Cardcaptor Sakura is covered in such beautiful and warm aura, that it shines through them all, still. … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura omnibus 1 mini review

My 2018 Goodreads reading stats

Happy New Year bookish friends ❤   Last day of the year! Crazy. Here are some pointers for the new year. Quality over quantity. Reading a lot is good. Taking breaks is good. Pushing your limits is good. Giving yourself a break is good. Comparison is a thief of joy. Other people's opinions are just … Continue reading My 2018 Goodreads reading stats

ARC Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Hi guys!  I didn't fall off the face of the earth I promise!! I just kind of forgot about this blog. Oops. But only because I've been focusing on my main website  Book and Sword for the most part. So, if you wish you can follow me there as well ❤ Anyway, today I am … Continue reading ARC Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

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