Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Book Tag

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Dear reader,

I have been meaning to do this tag this summer ever since my friend Lucie @ Of Wishes and Pages did it but time went by and I had to wait. Well, now is the time!

I love the Mamma Mia movies with all my heart but since I saw the first one quite late I have to say that the second one has a bigger place in my heart. As it deals with grief and family it really helped me as I lost my grand-mother three months ago and it has been the hardest thing I have ever had to live. I cried every time I watched Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and have been obsessed with the young cast, and still am. It made sense that I would have to do the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Book Tag, originally created by Ashley @ Ashleyoutpaged.

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A very random thank you

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Dear reader,

I have been on this blog for a while now, years even, being active for a few months then disappearing before starting it all over again and again. I started it with another theme, talking about books in a different way, then I decided to change and to add colours, pictures, banners and more. I begun by only posting and doing nothing else, only seeing it as an extansion of my Instagram account before realising that the book blog community existed too and that I could connect with people here as well. I have been making plans for it, then stopped posting because life was too much sometimes and I had too little time.

Despite everything, despite all my changes of heart, despite all of my breaks and turns, I reached 300 followers a few weeks ago and for that I need to thank you.

I know that I am not the most amazing blogger – if I don’t have the time to write I don’t post and I don’t always take the time to comment under other blog posts or to read every thing that has been posted during the week. I want to be involved more but sometimes life is in my way and I can’t take a day off to blog and everything. But even though I am all that, even though I am not active enough and don’t always know what to do around here, you are always here commenting under my posts, liking them and following me. I even receive messages on Instagram about it. And trust me, it warms my heart.

So thank you. Thank you for all your kind words about my work, for all your comments, messages, likes and follows. Thank you for being so nice and caring. Thank you for recognising that I do work a lot on this blog, even though I’m not always here. Thank you for always having something nice to say and for being such an amazing community. Thank you for being more than 300 people who are willing to read what I have to say twice a week. Thank you for being here for me, always.

This is a very brief blog post, only meant as a big thank you. I hope that you all see how much this means to me. I’m not the type of person who cares about followers, but it still makes me happy to see that so many of you are taking some time of their day to read a piece of my life. This blog is like a journal of my journey here on Earth, and I’m more than happy to share it with every single one of you.

Love always,

Clara

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My favourite books set at university

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Dear reader,

If you don’t know by now I am obsessed with books that are set at university or at school in general. To be honest I have always been obsessed with school – I was the kind of kids who felt at home there, even though I got bullied afterwards for a part of my life. Still I always loved studying and even begged my parents to put me in a boarding school as I loved the idea to live in a community and to study at all time, but we didn’t have the money for it. Becoming a teacher is probably the best thing that could ever happen to me by now. (And if you want to know something funny my family and I moved into my mother’s school as her job comes with an appartment and I feel so good there, mostly because it is in a school and it calms me down.)

Anyway, it’s no surprise now that I do love books that are set at university or at school. They make me feel better, they calm me down and make me relax. There’s something about school that helps me breathe, maybe because of all the rules you have to obey and how everything makes sense. Well, reading about it makes me feel the same way and that’s why today I decided to present you four of my favourite books set at university.

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Blog Tour | My review of One Day in December

I received this book in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.

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tw// death, grief

THE PLOT

A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

Via Goodreads

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How I started my blog | Blogger Recognition Award

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Dear reader,

Now that I am back on my blog I decided to catch up on all the tags I missed. Two months ago, the sweet Andrea @ Andrea’s Nirvana tagged me on the Blogger Recognition Award, so that’s what we’ll go through today! A big thank you to Andrea who also is an amazing blogger.

Without further ado, let’s go back to where it all started

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My favourite books to read during autumn

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Dear reader,

If you don’t know, Autumn is by far my favourite season. I adore Winter but there is something about Autumn that always makes me feel good, that makes me feel at home even. I spent my summer creating a Pinterest board for it and only seeing pictures of the rain, the orange leaves on the ground and pumpkins warmed something my chest. I know that Autumn is not officially here, but for me it is: the air is cooler, the sky is grey and I can wear jumpers again.

I am sure that many of you will understand as it is a lot of readers’ favourite season, and that’s why I decided to present you all the books I adore to read and re-read during Autumn.

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August wrap-up, favourites and other

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Dear reader,

I know that once again, I disappeared from my blog. For once, I do have an explanation for it: I finished my thesis! At the beggining of the summer I really thought that I could do it all: read, blog and write my thesis. Well, I was wrong and I had to take two weeks of vacations to work on it properly. It was hard, there were moments I thought I couldn’t do it but as it was my main goal for the month I pushed myself and did it. As I am writing this I only have to add some corrections and I’ll be able to hand it back in a week.

But since we are not here to only talk about my thesis, let’s go back to August and see what I read and loved!

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