DIY your own Halloween reading party πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ

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Dear reader,

Halloween isn’t a big thing in France. It was a bit celebrated when I was a child because for years I dressed up with my sister and went trick or treating in our street. But times passed and now almost no one opens the door to children anymore, which is super sad. There aren’t tons of Halloween parties thrown either, whether it comes from friends or from pubs. Over the years I then learned how to celebrate by myself, as I always adored Halloween.

Without further ado, I give you my guide to throw yourself your own Halloween reading party!

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Two months into being a teacher, a recap πŸ“™πŸ“

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Dear reader,

It has officially been almost two months or so since I started teaching literature to teenagers. If you don’t know, at the beginning of 2019 I sat the French teaching exams and actually passed them all (both written and oral exams), and therefor have started teaching since September. I can teach any teens in middle and high school (meaning in France between 11 and 18 years old), but this year I’m teaching two classes of 13 years old. It has been nerve wrecking, it involved a lot of work, both academic one but also on myself, and I’m now on vacations for two weeks.

So let’s recap those two months of teaching literature, shall we?

(For the privacy of my students, my school andΒ all that go with it I won’t talk in too much details of my job. This is an overview of my thoughts on it, and my thoughts only.)

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Bookish tattoos and my favourite tv show | The Liebster Award πŸŒ°πŸ‚

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Dear reader,

Over the past month I’ve been nominated not only once, butΒ twice, for the Liebster Award. Needless to say I’m incredibly grateful! I’ve been nominated by two amazing book bloggers who are NoΓ©mie and Marta, and I would highly recommend for you all to go and read what they are writing. I’m following both and have been loving all their blog posts and recommendations! Thank you again, girls!

Without further ado, let’s answer some questions for the Liebster Award!

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My Peter Parker playlist and my fictional team | The Sunshine Blogger Award 🍁 πŸ„

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Dear reader,

At the end of July the sweet Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and it made me the happiest! I still can’t believe people actually think of my blog from time to time and I’m extremely honoured to be nominated, though it took me a long time to write this blog post. The biggest thank you to Alexandra for this honour, and please check out her blog!

Anywho, here is my contribution to the Sunshine Blogger Award!

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Five diverse books to read this Autumn with aesthetics πŸŽƒπŸ–€

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Dear reader,

As a white straight (though on the ace spectrum) cisgender woman, I always felt represented in literature. Growing up on the Internet I soon understood that it wasn’t the case for many, many people. Ever since I started my own book blog and bookstagram I’ve been trying to present tons of diverse books so people can see themselves in it. I also try to let those people speak for themselves, as I did two years ago with a blog post in which readers part of the LGBTQIA+ community recommended some books. (I wouldn’t want to make it all about me and to erase anyone, I only want to promote others voices as I can.)

Today I decided to highlight five diverse books which I believe are perfect reads for this Autumn, all with aesthetics!

(All pictures come from Pinterest.)

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My last 5 stars reads in aesthetics πŸŒŸ

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Dear reader,

It has been hard for me this year to find new favourites. As time passes I become more and more critical when it comes to books. That’s why I wanted to honour some of my last 5 stars reads on this blog post, to maybe make you want to pick them up too. Some I gave five stars because they blew my mind, some because they entertained me until the end, others even because they made me cry and feel represented…

So here we go for my last 5 stars reads, but in aesthetics!

Warning: None of those pictures are mine, I found them all on Pinterest. I apologize for not having found who took them originally.

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Book Blogging Firsts Tag

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Dear reader,

Before starting this blog post, I would like to shout that MY AUTUMN THEME IS OFFICIALLY BACK AND I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. Okay, now we can go back to normal.

A few weeks ago, the sweet Lauren @ Twenty Seven LettersΒ tagged me to do the Book Blogging Firsts tag (a big thank you to her, and please check out her blog, she’s really amazing!). It’s to be noted that this blog isn’t my first one. I had my very first blog at 11 years old and it was all about Emma Watson (I spent hours on Photoshop, creating designs every time we had new pictures of her). I then had another one about Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez around the same age. And then after years of writing fan fictions and playing in Harry Potter Role Playing Games (on MSN, on Facebook, on forums etc) and all that jazz on the Internet, I came back to the blogging life at 19 years old, but joined the studyblr community on Tumblr. So The Bookworm of Notre-Dame wasn’t my first real steps into the blogging world, but I’ll talk about this one for this particular tag because, well… My Emma Watson blog is part of my secret dark past. (Just kidding, I just don’t think it’s relevant for all the questions.)

So, here we go for the Book Blogging Firsts tag!

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