May 2021 Reading Recap

May 2021 Reading Recap

Oh man, I can’t believe that it’s been another month. The end of month posts are a little late this month as I’ve had a couple of blog tours, but I’ve finally gotten time to schedule them in. My reading this month has been terrible. I’ve had a lot going on, and I’ve been super distracted. I still read plenty of books, and I’m not disappointed in myself. Like hell, I can’t help not being able to read properly. But it’s definitely a lot less than other months.

So let’s get into those numbers!

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Where I Listen to Audiobooks

Where I Listen to Audiobooks

I’ve been thinking about writing about audiobooks for a bit. Now I’m in a slump, and they’re helping me get through it. I thought now might be the ideal time. But there are so many audiobooks sites out there and so many places to buy them. I didn’t want to be claiming to write a general recommendations list, as I know I’d be missing a lot.

So instead, I’m going to tell you about where I get my audiobooks from and why I like them. This isn’t going to be a massively long post. Most of my audiobooks come from three different places, with a fourth being one I keep saying I should use. And then don’t, for reasons I will outline below. But it’s a great, possibly free, resource that I had to suggest too.

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The Teenage Reader

Hi, my name is Rosina. I’m 28, and I’ve been reading pretty much all my life. But it seriously helped me survive through my teen years.

This post might seem random and out of the blue. But I just finished What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter. And after reading it and some of the reviews? I just have some things I want to say.

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How To Read More

How To Read More

If you wanna point out the irony of this post, following on after a post about being in a reading slump? Feel free. I can make it worse by telling you both of these posts have been written on the same day as I wanted more content.

But there is an actual reason for this post.

Generally, I read a lot. In January and February, I managed to read 20 books each month. In March, I read 29. This is a lot more books per month than I was reading this time last year, and it also doesn’t include DNF’s. I’ve learned a lot about myself and reading over the last year or so. So I wanted to share some of my tips to help out those people who wish they could read a little more.

I want to first say that it doesn’t actually matter how much you read per month. Doesn’t matter if you read 5 or 20 books. As long as you enjoyed them and are happy about what you read. But if you want to read a little more just so you can be enjoying more content per month? Then these tips are for you.

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The Reading Slump Nightmare

The Reading Slump Nightmare

Oh boy, I’ve been struggling to come up with content to write. And that’s down to the fact that I’m in a bit of a reading slump. That’s weird you might say. Writing blog content isn’t reading. And you’d be right! But it does mean that I’m low on ideas. So I thought, why not actually talk about reading slumps?

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Chick-Lit Isn’t Dead – Why We Should Still Be Talking About It

Chick-Lit Isn’t Dead – Why We Should Still Be Talking About It

Chick-lit is a genre that I read a lot and one that I’ve spoken about a lot. At university, I even did a project on it, which gave me an excuse to look more into it. Chick-lit isn’t a term that I see used by others as often anymore, and when it is, it’s often used negatively. Jokes about what the male version is, about how the term is ridiculous etc.

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Let’s Talk About Fanfiction – An Ode To the Wonders of Fanworks

Let’s Talk About Fanfiction – An Ode To the Wonders of Fanworks

Ironically enough, I actually planned on writing this post before there was all the discussion of fanfiction on Twitter the other day. Shame this post won’t be all that timely with my schedule. But fanfiction is something that I’ve loved reading and writing since I was eight years old and as both a writer and a reader. And its something that I feel like it’s important for me to actually talk about.

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Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

This was a post a long time in the planning. I was originally going to write it, last summer, I think? And I’ve since started my re-reads of some of these series. But I was thinking of content that I wanted to create, and this was one that still stuck in my mind. So, here we go.

These are all series that I read the first books of a few years ago now. Time has gone on and I’ve always meant to pick up the next books and read on. Only, it’s now reached a point where I can’t really remember what happened in the first book. so I need to re-read that before I can even think about moving on.

It’s a common book-lovers problem, but I’m not usually someone who re-reads before reading the latest instalment in a series. I’ve got too many books to be able to do that. But these are books where I can’t move on yet. One of them I got the second book recently thinking it would be fine, I went to start it and was completely lost. Yeah. That was no fun. So, there’s six series here and where I stand currently, I recommend them all.

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Have My Reading Tastes Changed in 2020?

Have My Reading Tastes Changed in 2020?

I’m not going to pretend that I came up with this idea. I saw that Beth from BooksNest did a video like this on her booktube channel and I thought to myself; I should do a post like that. I’ve been trying to come up with some posts that I can write easily for when I’m a lil distracted and right now is one of those times.

So here we go!

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