Review: Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

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THE PLOT

After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty thousand new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr GIFs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

via Goodreads

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How to start reading in another language

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Dear reader,

Through the year I spent on Instagram, many people have been curious to know how I started reading in English even though I was French. Today, I am going to tell you my story before giving you some tips so you can start reading in another language as well. The last part of this blog post will be in French: I will give some tips to all my French visitors on how to start reading in English specifically and some recommendations to start with.

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January wrap-up, favourites and other

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Dear reader,

How come January is already over?

So many things happened and I grew a lot. As I said in another blog post, 2017 has been a very challenging year for me and I have been feeling terrible most of the time. As we are now in February, I can say that starting a new year has done a lot for me: I am trying to feel better and it is working.

I did a lot, started some of my goals, which I will talk about in another blog post soon, and for now it seems to work. I also started reading a lot again and I’m very happy to see that reading at least 10 books per month became “normal” to me – it’s now my own pace and I love it.

So here is what I read in January and what has been important to me!

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December wrap-up, favourites and other

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Dear readers,

I know, I am late. Life has been crazy and I didn’t really have the time to sit down and write. Today, as I have less things to do, I can finally do it and think about this last month of 2017 which has been quick, full of adventures and new experiences. So… Let’s do this.

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Review: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by …

I recieved an e-ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

You will love this book if you like:

  • romance,
  • short stories,
  • contemporary books.

You should read it:

  • when you need something super cute,
  • when you want to fall in love.

More informations:

  • anthology,
  • written by several authors,
  • very diverse,
  • released on January 2, 2018.

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Q&A | 2017 edition

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Dear readers,

A few weeks ago, I asked people on my Instagram account if they had any questions for me and I decided to make a blog post of it. I did a few Q&A over the months on Instagram but of course, since it was in my story, it didn’t stay longer than 24 hours – here people will be able to get to know me a little bit better whenever they want (well, if that can interrest them). I divided the Q&A in a few categories to make it more clear, so let’s do it!

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November wrap-up, favourites and other

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Dear readers,

November came and left so quickly. I still cannot believe that we are now at the last month of 2017 and it both amazes and scares me. The year went by way too fast and even though I know I did a million of things I still can’t quite believe that 2017 is coming to an end.

This month has been weird for me; it was both good and not good. Things happened, my mental health and health have been not so kind on me and I had to say goodbye to many people to be able to breathe again. I am proud, however, to see that I actually fought everyday to get better and dared cut off toxic people of my life.

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