Finally Fall Book Tag

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Dear reader,

This year I am trying to stay in a very autumnal mood this November, because I usually just jump right into Winter and then it feels as if Autumn lasted only two days. Obviously I still want to start getting excited for Christmas but I can still enjoy those last days with orange leaves on the ground and grey skies.

That’s why I decided to finally do the Finally Fall Book Tag created by Tall Tales that the lovely Emilly @ Jump Into the Page tagged me onto a few weeks ago – thank you again so much!

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October wrap-up, favourites and other 🍂

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Dear reader,

A few weeks ago I told you I was taking a short break to focus on my exams and to relax a bit. This break ended up lasting quite a few more weeks. I would have blogged but as I don’t have a computer anymore (I am saving money to buy myself a new one) I can’t blog from home and have to wait for my lunch breaks at work, which means that I’m not always in the mood for it. Anyhow, this time I pushed myself to sit down and to write my October wrap-up as I did many things this month and need to sort it all out.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into what my October was made of! 🍂

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The Versatile Blogger Award 🍂

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Dear reader,

A few days ago the sweet Ally @ Ally Writes Things awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. I am always so happy to see people tagging me in their blog posts, so thank you so much Ally for this Award – it truly means a lot!

If you don’t know the rules of the award, here they are:

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the Versatile Blogger Award!

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Five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Dear reader,

If you don’t know, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite books in the whole wide world. I have been re-reading it over and over again and apparently I still can’t get enough of it. There’s something about this book that makes me feel better – I even keep it on my desk to make sure that I see it every day and so it will work its magic on me.

The thing is that this book is a win or loose deal: You either adore it or hate it. Indeed, Fangirl is a characters driven novel and there’s no real story within it. That’s why today I wanted to present you five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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September wrap-up, favourites and other

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Dear reader,

September has been a tough month: I felt extremely low, got into a reading slump, moved out from our house to a new appartment, am currently a bit sick but have no time to rest and my suicidal thoughts came back, so I have now new meds and tons of appoitments to the hospital to get better. I’m still proud of me because I didn’t stop trying to get better no matter what and here I am today, ready to welcome my favourite month of the year: October. 🎃🍂🌧

October means my birthday, my best friend’s birthday, Halloween 👻 and the official return of the autumnal weather, but this year it also means going back to Disneyland Paris, flying to London for a very bookish reason which I can’t wait to tell you all about (it’s very important and is actually the proof that my work is now aknowledged worldwide speaking), band rehearsals, going to le Parc Astérix and the Paris Comic Con, participating in Victober, going to a pumpkin patch and to the French premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody. I also happen to have extremely important exams on my birthday, but I should be able to survive and do it all.

Before even starting to plan October, let’s recap all the things that happened to me during September.

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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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