Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

Read in June: Sis

In June I have been lazy, lazy, laaaaaaazy. I read two books – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’ve also been re-reading Harry Potter.

Read in June: Dita


In June I managed to fulfill my goal of reading (at least) 6 books, which is great. Although I still am slightly behind schedule on my Goodreads Challenge, but I still have time. And, well, so what that I’m behind, at least I’m reading. 🙂

So, June turned out to be quite the month for reading in Latvian. I read four books by Latvian authors – Kaķa lāsts (Cat’s Curse), Kaķis maisā (Cat in a Bag) and Kaķa koncerts (Cat’s Concert) by Linda Nemiera and Mirušie nepiedod (The Dead Don’t Forgive) by Ieva Melgalve. The Skulduggery Pleasant on Kindle you see in the picture is not the actual one I read (I mean, I did once read it on Kindle, but not this time). For my reread in preparation for the second Skulduggery Pleasant, which I have a paperback of, I borrowed Sis’ copy of the Latvian translation of Skulduggery Pleasant, which is called Blēžagabals Jaukums. At first it was a bit weird with all the absurd names in Latvian, but, I mean, they are just as absurd/weird as in English, except they are translated in Latvian. 😀 Well, and I also finished ‘the evil book’, that is, A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (which was actually the first book I finished in June :D).

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Monthly Wrap-Up: April & May 2017


Read in April: Sis

DSCN1633April was quite a good month for reading. I finished five books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling), Ink by Alice Broadway, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel and You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I also re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Read in April: Dita


April was an average month for reading. I finished three books.

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab

Even though the month was average, you could say it was musical… or filled with songs… or something that actually sounds like a cool pun regarding the ‘song’ in two of the books read.

I might also add that I did not accomplish my April TBR goal which was reading 4 books, preferably (at least) one on Kindle. Oh well. Better luck in May! Haha. Keep on reading to see how May turned out.
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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2017

Read in March: Sis

In March I have read (only) three books.


My Lady Jane: The Not Entirely True Story by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

I think I would have read more, but I’m having some kind of reading slump. I want to read but… And suddenly I have a fear of big books – 400+ pages. And if the book has 200-300 pages then the font is too freaking small! (Yeah, I used to not have problems with that also)

Read in March: Dita

During March, I finished five books. One of them was a re-read.


A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab (the re-read)
The Ever Never Handbook by Soman Chainani (not in the pic, ’cause it’s at Sis’)
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (a sob fest)
The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (beautiful, also, the one I read on Kindle)
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (I’m not sure; also, it was the Latvian translation of this book)

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Top Ten Tuesday #5: Books on Dita’s Fall TBR


This week’s TTT is all about the books on our Fall TBRs. Mine, for the most part, includes books that have already been published, not new (Fall) releases.

Books On Their Way to Me

Meaning, I’ve bought these ones on TBD and they were shipped out last week, so if I’m lucky, at least one of them might arrive this week. Yay!


Champion by Marie Lu
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

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Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

Read in August: Sis


Not a particularly good month in reading. Only two books. 😦 I hope that September will be better, though school has started and there won’t be so much time for reading. But back to August. I read The Last Star by Rick Yancey (the ending was heartbreaking) and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I also hope that this or next Wednesday I will be back with The Sis Reviews.

Read in August: Dita


August definitely turned out better than July. I mean, I finished no books during July, while August has crossed 5 books off my TBR. Woot! I finished:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I also hoped to finished The Assassin’s Blade by S. J. Mass in August (because it would’ve fit a prompt in the Summer edition of Bookish Bingo), but I didn’t quite managed that. I finished the book, but already in September. Oh well.
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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2016

Read in July: Sis


In July I read three books. 😀 That’s a little bit better than last month. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The One by Ciera Cass and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.

In July, I also posted the last two Bookish Childhood Memories posts #5#6.

Read in July: Dita

So, basically, July was not a reading month for me. No books finished in July. Like, I read a bit, but finished nothing. What a blasphemy! But I did have a bunch of translation work to do, which tends to take away reading time.

At least I coloured some bits and pieces in my Pride and Prejudice colouring book. So there’s that at least. 😀Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Ten Facts About Me and Sis



1)  I really love cheese. Blue cheese, string cheese, camambert type cheese, cheesy cheese. Whatever. Cheese. I mean, before a friend of mine moved to another city and I visited her, her mom used to joke that I won’t die of hunger at them, because they have cheese. I’m starting to think that this joke has also been used a couple of times at BF’s parents house. Yes, I like cheesy cheese and I cannot lie.

2) I’m not friends with the kitchen. 99% of the cooking here is done by my BF. I can wash the dishes, help with something, make a few select dishes and bake brownies (that’s like my signature thing now – brownies), but overall I don’t really like to spend too much time in the kitchen.Read More »

Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2016

Read in June: Sis

Drum rolls, please. I have read one book in June. And this one book is The Elite by Kiera Cass. But at least I have been active in posting. In June I started a new feature called Bookish Childhood Memories. You can find the posts here #1#2#3#4. And I reviewed The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Read in June: Dita

June was a very productive month reading wise. I finished 7 books in June, including a Kindle book. Go me! I read all the books I had on my TBR for June, which were the last three books from The Raven Cycle, plus a couple more, including one Kindle book. And I’ve also completed and surpassed my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Currently, it’s 32/30 books. Go me, again!

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Top Ten Tuesday #1: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

toptentuesdayWe’re joining in on Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday, a new topic is given and it’s up to us to come up with a list of ten (or less, or more) things that go on it. This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.

To be honest, this topic left both me and Sis a little stumped. There’s pretty much just one book we both thought of that is still to come this year and that we want to read. And that is…


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Bookish Bingo: Spring 2016 Results

The month of May has been wrapped up, now it’s time to wrap up the Spring edition of Bookish Bingo that is hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews.

First off, I’d like to note that I don’t really plan my TBR for the card. I just note down what I’ve read during the months of that round and then look at where I can fit what I’ve read. So it’s like a mini challenge within a challenge. Somehow, I managed to squeeze all 14 books that I read from March to May onto the card. Some placements could be argued, but oh well, I wanted to see how can I fit as many of my read books on the card.

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