Soooo… The Reading Rush has ended and those of you who follow me on Instagram will probably have seen all my stories. Long story short, The Reading Rush was a massive success for me! I switched one book on my TBR, but did manage to read seven books and complete all seven challenges!
It’s that time of year again! The Reading Rush is a readathon happening from July 20 – July 26 and it’s the perfect excuse to do nothing else but read for a full week. The last time I participated in this readathon it was still called the booktube-a-thon, yes I’m old. And lately I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump with everything that’s going on in the world right now… So I’m hoping this week of reading will get me back into the swing of things.
Title: Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change
Author: Gary Szenderski
Release date: December 10th, 2015
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Disclaimer: I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the author and his publicist Kelsey Butts in exchange for an honest review. This will in no way affect my opinion of the book.
This book had taken me quite a while to get through, mainly because I feel like this is one of those books that needs to be read in small chunks. In my opinion, you should keep this in your bag and just read a chapter when you’re feeling uninspired or unenergized. Szen Zone was very motivational for me.
For this second-to-last post of this Christmas series we thought we’d spread some Christmas spirit.
We want to say thank you for this past year, we haven’t been blogging for very long but we definitely appreciate you reading our ramblings and commenting!
So in order to say thanks we are gonna be picking 2 random readers and send them a book!
Does that sound good to you? Then please read the rules down below.
- As this is a giveaway for our readers, you have to be subscribed to our email list (you can do this either on our homepage or at the bottom of any other page)
- You have to be at least 16 years old or have your parents/legal guardians permission to send us your address (so we can actually send you the book)
- We will be using BookDepository to send the books, so make sure they send to your country before entering.
- Each winner is allowed to pick a book up to €10 (we are students, after all haha)
- You can enter this giveaway until December 26th 2017 23:59 p.m. GMT
- We will contact the winners through the email used to sign up to our newsletter, so keep an eye out 😉
Lots of Love,
Lotte & Doreth
Title: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After (original title: The Bookshop on the Corner)
Author: Jenny Colgan
Release date: January 11th, 2016
Rating: 2/5 stars
Things were a bit hectic so sorry we weren’t able to put a post up yesterday. So here is a review to make up for it. We hope to post something else today in order to catch up!
The back of this book states that this is a book for and about readers. It is dedicated to book lovers and readers. This was enough to convince me to buy this book and give it a go. I was, however, extremely let down by this book. The plot sounds absolutely amazing, but it was in my opinion quite poorly executed. Read on to find out why.
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: February 2nd 2009 (first published: February 1st, 1999)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Rating: 5/5 stars
I first read this book exactly 5 years ago and I very much disliked I. But since I first read it around Christmas time, I felt nostalgic when the snow started to fall last week and I decided to give it a second chance. And boy am I happy that I did! I loved it this time around! Keep reading to find out my thoughts.