What happened in January – monthly summary

Oh, look! January is over. Admit it, you already forgot about your yearly goals :P. Well, maybe not yet, I still have some of them in mind.

Anyway, considering that only the cold bothered me this month I’m quite satisfied with it. And since I know some people had some nasty time this month – I wish you all the best for the rest of the year!

The bookish statistics

  • new-known-januaryFinished 9 stories: 1 ebook, 4 paper books, 4 graphic novels, together 2365 pages.
  • Average rating: 3.89
  • Books bought: 8 which still makes my bought-to-read ratio positive, but only slightly.
  • I’m fixing my new to known authors ratio. And by fixing I mean I’ve read more books by the authors I already knew and liked before. Will see if I can hold it till the rest of the year. My goal is to make it more or less equal amount.

Sooo there goes my “buy fewer books” goal, right? But I still have 11 more months to make the balance right and those Gaiman book covers are amazing! Continue reading “What happened in January – monthly summary”

The new bookish subscription Box for Europe!

Hi guys! I’ve got some awesome news for those of you who, just like me, live way too far from all those fantastic book boxes. I know it will sound like a commercial, but I don’t care because I’m happy that finally someone realized that Europeans also need a piece of mysterious bookish goodness :P.

Here’s a presentation of the Magic Chest by the owner herself!

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Magic Chest is a new subscription box, created by Klara, who has blogger about books and ordered countless boxes. She realized that there weren’t many boxes that shipped to Europe and if they did, the shipping costs were sometimes higher than the prices for the boxes. So she decided to create a box which would be for Europeans so they might have the same opportunities to get boxes as those from America.

Magic Chest wants to bring more adventures in our daily lives. That’s why every box contains a fantasy book and 3-5 bookish magical items which make the reading experience that much more exciting. It’s about the journey through unknown parts of the magical world, taking a break and discovering something new every month. 

logoThey’re already taking orders for the first box until February 15th. So check out their shop and start your adventure today!

You can also Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for more info and the latest updates!

www.magicchest.net

I think I’ve got an e-book problem

I think I might’ve reached some kind of anti-eBook phase. Each time I’m starting to read one I instantly want to switch to paper or even audio! It feels strange and it messes up my review copies reading progress. I’m not happy :/

Did you ever feel something like that?

Normally I’d be happy with this state, but I have several ebooks I’d like to finish, especially “Hero” and I simply can’t do it. Continue reading “I think I’ve got an e-book problem”

2016’s rainbow of charts ;)

I’ve been gathering myself to write this final 2016 summary post and it looks like it’s not getting easier and half of January had gone by, so I feel like I should just sit my ass in front of the keyboard and do it!… right after I’ll get another cup of coffee.

My top genres

Let’s start with an easy and colorful one – the Genres. Some of these overlap and my list was way longer, but I’ve decided to cut it and leave only 7+ books per genre here:

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It looks like I’m still faithful to Fantasy because it’s awesome! I was surprised by the amount of sci-fi stories I’ve read last year as I prefer watching rather than reading SF, but it mostly ended up well, so I’m happy about it. And one more comment for the Romance section – none of the books I’ve read were really a pure romance, but I like adding this category to books with a strong romantic subplot. Continue reading “2016’s rainbow of charts ;)”