Goodreads Reading Challenge


My reading is really stagnating this year. The main problem is my job – I often get home so tired, both mentally and physically, that I can’t do almost anything other than to fall into my bed. With my disability plus awful colleagues, you can imagine how difficult this is.

So far I’ve read 17 books out of my planned 25 and I think it’s going to stay that way until the end of December. It’s kind of discouraging because I love reading so much, but there’s just nothing I can do. I don’t want reading to become a race.

I feel a bit of pressure especially since, like, three years ago, mainly because of all the book bloggers and book Youtubers. I feel that there’s just too many books and I feel like it’s not in my powers to read them all in my entire life, and what if miss some really great book? But I said to myself: stop and just enjoy the books, YOU choose to read, don’t look at other readers, this is about YOU!

So, instead of feeling defeated, I choose to be positive. This year I’ve read 17 good books! Some of them were really amazing and some of them not, but it’s part of the reading experience – not always you can read something amazing and those books you read, shape what kind of reader you are.

Stay positive, guys!

(PS: I can’t wait to read the third book in The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson!)


Mini-review: Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone (The Grisha series #1)


Since I like minimalism, I decided to write mini-reviews for books I read. You get exactly what you’re looking for, plus you save a lot of time! Here we go! (May contain slight spoilers!)

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Reading Book Series



Nowadays, I’m really fed up with book series. Most of the series I’m reading are still going on and new sequels are planned by the authors and more interesting book series are emerging.

What I don’t like about series is – imagine a situation: you read a book and you discover that the author is planning to write five sequels. When is the next book coming? In a year? Two years? Chances are you will forget what happened in the previous book(s), until the sequel is published, so you have to re-read the previous book(s), to refresh your memory.

I feel this is kind of taking you away from reading completely new books. It feels like wasting time. I mean, if you really love the series and you’re reading it again, there’s nothing wrong with it, but still it feels like you could be reading something fresh and new and instead you’re reading a book you’ve already read, just to refresh your memory because of the details you might have forgotten and which could be important in the coming sequel.

Therefore from now on I decided to read only books or series that are finished or are going to be finished soon.

Top 3 Youtube Book Channels I’m Following



Youtube has become a hugely popular website for uploading users’ videos since I started visiting it. I remember the times (about 10 years ago) when I was watching only music videos there plus fan made fandom videos. Then suddenly vlogging came into life and in my humble opinion, I think it’s slowly pushing TV away, at least for me.

I don’t follow that many vlogs, but those I do, I follow religiously.

Let’s look at 3 top book channels of English speaking channels/vloggers I’m following!

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