Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Best Friends

If you’re reading this for the very first time or are a regular reader of my blog, I’m so very grateful to you! I’m finding so much happiness in blogging and connecting with readers all over the world thanks to your support. However, this post isn’t about me or what I’m up to. I’m writing this to thank all the friends who have stuck with me through my blogging journey and have influenced me to become the blogger and reader I am today. These lovely people have not only liked my posts, commented on them, shared them and endorsed my blog but also replied to my tweets and loved my Bookstagram pictures. They are so good at blogging that they inspire me to do better. They have listened to me rant and validated my feelings. I can’t possibly limit this list to a 10! Without further ado, let me introduce these amazing people on my blog today! I must mention that most of them fall under multiple categories and I’ve listed them in this way just for convenience.

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Reading 101: How to Decide What to Read Next?

I love reading but I have so many people in my life who don’t quite understand the fuss. If you’re of the same kind but like the idea of being well-read, then my series that covers the basics of becoming a true reader is for you! I already posted an introductory post way back in October 2017, which outlines the steps to becoming a book lover, so feel free to check that out if you haven’t. This post is for those of you who have already found that one book you thoroughly enjoyed and are looking for more but have no clue who to turn to or where to search. I’m dividing the post into two sections because shortlisting the book to read next is a two-step process, according to me.

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Book Review: The Psychology of Time Travel

Title: The Psychology of Time Travel

Author: Kate Mascarenhas

Genre: Science fiction

Format: Kindle e-book

Published: By Head of Zeus on August 9th, 2018

ISBN13: 9781788540100 (UK hardcover edition)

Grade: Outstanding

Note: I received a free digital ARC of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

The Psychology of Time Travel

Synopsis

1967: Four female scientists invent a time-travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril.

2017: Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was a pioneer, but they never talk about the past. Though time travel is now big business, Bee has never been part of it. Then they receive a message from the future–a newspaper clipping reporting the mysterious death of an elderly lady.

2018: When Odette discovered the body, she went into shock. Blood everywhere, bullet wounds, flesh. But when the inquest fails to answer any of her questions, Odette is frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Epic Book Mashup!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for August 7th, 2018 is: Books You’d Mash Together. This basically means that you pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined. I have 5 exciting mashups to show you all today, so let’s get into the post.

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Still Reading a Book You Hate? (Jozi Flash 2017 Blog Tour + Giveaway)

I was contacted by one of my favourite bloggers, Rachel @ Rachel Poli, for a blog tour and I said yes without a second thought. I know a few of the names on the author list for this anthology, so I was quite looking forward to it. I love participating in blog tours in general, but when it comes to what kind of post to write, I was drawing a blank. Around that time my work was super hectic as well which is why I opted for a guest post. I’m pleased to announce that the editor of the Jozi Flash anthology, Nicolotte Stephens, is on the blog today to share some of her reading experiences from the perspective of a writer.

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Book Review: Spinning Silver

Title: Spinning Silver

Author: Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy

Format: E-book

Published: By Macmillan on July 12th, 2018

ISBN13: 9781509899012 (UK hardcover edition)

Grade: Outstanding

Note: I received a free digital ARC of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

Spinning Silver

Synopsis

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.

Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay any price to achieve this goal. However, the dashing tsar is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of mortals and winter alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and Irina embark on a quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power and love.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Lived up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for July 31st, 2018 is: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. I’d done a blog post similar to this way back in February – Reading Hyped Books. What I’m going to do today instead is talk about books that were recommended to me by my bookish friends that were as good or even better than they told me it would be. I trust their reviews implicitly and would like to give them a shout-out because I usually decide my TBR based on friends’ opinion rather than read whatever is popular. I’m also going to mention one book that I want to add to my TBR because this person loves it or has recommended to me.

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