Longer hiatus

Hi guys, to anyone who is still here, I apologise. I attempted to keep this blog up to date for the longest time but in order to do that, I needed to read and read fast. The only thing that I ended up doing was read a book relatively quickly and I ended up making a giant error in the review that I subsequently posted. It’s not the way I want to do things, I definitely do not want to feel pressured while I’m reading and I certainly don’t want to put authors in a bad light because I can’t focus properly. It’s not professional and takes away credibility, and that is the last thing I want.

I’ve thought about this for a long time, hence why the blog is looking a little empty lately.

Because of this, I have decided to start a longer hiatus. I already took a hiatus some time before but it was only a week or two weeks long. I’m definitely going to need some more time this time. As such, I am starting a hiatus right now and this will go on until January 1st. 

I need time to sort things out in my personal life and things need to settle down before I can get back on track with my reading. I think re-starting on January 1st is a good idea — hopefully by that time I’ll have everything sorted out and then I’ll be able to commit to this the way I want to.

If I do happen to read books in the meantime, they will still be posted on this blog. Hopefully I might also get some books for Christmas and my birthday as both are coming up, so I’ll be able to provide you all with decent content.

Thanks for sticking around if you have and as always, have a lovely day.

Scripturiently

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Book review: The Land of Dragor by Julia Suzuki

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from the author, Julia Suzuki, in exchange for an honest review. Receiving a free copy has in no way affected my review.

The Land of Dragor (the Gift of Charms) is a fantasy story set in the mystical land of Dragor, where dragons in all different sizes and colours live their lives away from the humans. Each dragon comes from a specific clan and each clan is specialized in certain things. One clan might be really athletic and physically strong, while the others are creative or wise. When Yoshiko is born, the shells of the egg he hatches from are multicoloured – something unnatural for dragons. Though Yoshiko is allowed to live, the information about his special birth are hidden from him and once Yoshiko himself starts changing to every colour in the rainbow, it is evident that a grand adventure awaits him.

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Insurgent Teaser – mini reaction post

Yeahhhhh buddy! The first teaser trailer for Veronica Roth’s Insurgent is out! Let me just grab my popcorn and…

Oh wait. I forgot it’s only a teaser and only like two breaths long. I always get way too excited for this kind of early promotion stuff. But hey, it’s still a trailer! So I thought I’d share my initial thoughts about this one-minute-length bundle of joy right here. Check it out if you haven’t.

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WWW Wednesdays (#16)

  Hello friends, it’s Wednesday, which means it’s technically time for a WWW Wednesday. Two posts at once because I can’t plan when I’m facing deadlines! Amazing!

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Hosted by Shouldbereading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday – The Tribute edition (#11)

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I apparently have not participated in a Top Ten Tuesday at all during the month of October, which is a new one for me, so let’s get back onto that. I am aware of the fact that it is in fact Wednesday, but I wanted to participate in this Top Ten Tuesday so here we go. As always these Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you need any more information about this week book meme, feel free to check out the link I just provided.

This week’s top ten is…

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their Own Book

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Stacking the Shelves – #10

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It is once again Saturday, which means it’s time for another Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. In Stacking the Shelves, you show the books you’ve recently purchased, borrowed or otherwise got, be it physical or virtual which you, naturally, will be adding to your shelves! For more information about it all, visit this page.

I can’t believe another week has passed. Just wow.

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Book review: Julie’s Butterfly by Greta Milán

Julie's ButterflyJulie’s Butterfly by Greta Milán

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Julie and Bastian meet at a party, Julie can’t seem to figure Bastian out. He stands out — not because he’s rude towards her and hardly gives anyone the time of day, nor because he’s probably the most good-looking guy present – but because of one simple accessories. Bastian wears black, leather gloves and refuses to take them off or even so much as hint to why he’s wearing them in the first place. Talk about mysterious. Later, Julie finds out that Bastian suffers from a rare hereditary skin disease which makes him incredibly vulnerable. A bump against his arm causes his skin to be covered in blisters and wounds, and because of it, Bastian has become incredibly sheltered and mistrusting due to horrible and disgusted responses from people in the past. When him and Julie fall in love, Bastian is forced to face his inner demons and with it the terrible cruelty of the world.

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