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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Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Crime
Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #2
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Rating: 5/5

Since The Winner’s Kiss, the last book in the trilogy, is coming out this month, I thought I better finally put up a review of the second book.

The third book is already out and I’ve read it. So it’s definitely high time I finally share my thoughts about the second book in the series. Obviously, I’m very fast with this review, since I read the book last Summer. Ain’t I fast? 😀

It was such an emotional… Madness? Roller coaster? Basically, a very emotinal something. I felt like a mess while reading it. I mean, for half the book I was on the verge of tears. For some reason I was in such a state of dread, I was so tense, it was truly something unique. I’ve never experienced anything like it while reading. And I’m not entierly sure why it was so. It could be that I read a review and there was something spoilery awful there so I was kind of expecting that, although whatever was said there never came. So I’m starting to think that the review I think of might have been about a different book and I just mixed something up or I saw things differently, or I’ve no idea, actually. Anyway… 😀Read More »

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2016

Sis suggested I should renew the tradition of making monthly wrap-ups. I was kind of considering it, too. So here we go. Let’s look back at March.


March began with the first anniversary of A Lazy Squirrel’s Reading Guide. To commemorate that, there’s a giveaway, where you can win up to 12 EUR worth of books from TBD, therefore the giveaway is international, as long as TBD ships to your country. There’s still three days left to enter it.

And as a blogoversary surprise to even myself, Sis decided to join me on the blogging front, so there have been reviews posted this month.

Sis posts her reviews on Wednesdays and March was pretty much all bout her love for the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Sis has reviewed the first two books in the series – Vampire Academy and Frostbite. The next two books – Shadow Kiss and Blood Promise – received their love in another post, while a third post was devoted to Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice, the last two books in the series. Suffice it to say, that Sis is absolutely in love with the books and Dimitri Belikov.Read More »