13 Jan 2017

The space awesomness that is called Illuminae | review

Author: Amie, Kaufman, Jay Kristoff | Genre: YA, sci-fi | Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2015 | Goodreads: 4, 33

So I finally read Illuminae. What a book it was. I went into it without any expectations and I was totally blown away. If you don’t know what Illuminae is about, it’s about a planet Kerenza which is attacked by a corporation. Kady and Ezra, the two main characters, as well as some other people are lucky to escape and now they’re refugees on spaceships running away from their enemy. Of course, this is not their only problem, because if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. Now, I’m here to help you decide whether to read this book or not (which you definitely should) or if you’ve read it, to fangirl over this marvelous story. 

10 Jan 2017

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

2016 was a good year for books. There were some awesome debute novels that I totally adored, there were some epic sequels but there wasn’t enough time for all of them which is so sad and frustrating. How should I know which one to choose first when all of them are screaming for attention? I wanted to read them all… I really tried but I failed! So this is my list of 10 books I wanted to read in 2016 sooo much but I never did… but I will.
Also, this is my first ever try at Top Ten Tuesday, so hopefully I'll stick to it. 

6 Jan 2017

Myths about bookworms

What I really don’t like in life is labeling. Now, I think we people are pros at labeling each other whether it’s because someone looks certain way or because of their interests. We put each other in a small container with a label on it thinking that this is who we are but I think people are so much more than just a label. It always amazed me how we’re able to label beautiful blond girl as a bimbo or a person with glasses on as a nerd. A person is not just one thing. We are all the shades and much more. Now, I don’t hate the label bookworm because let’s be honest, I am one, though it always drove me crazy how that term was always connected with negative meaning and certain myths that are sometimes not even true. 

2 Jan 2017

New year, new ME?

I’m one of those people who love making resolutions and various lists. I love the beginning of a new year. New list, new resolutions, new options, and a new chance to fulfill them. It’s like you have this new journal and you open it on the first beautifully white page and it calls to you to take pen and write, to mark it with all your thoughts and ideas. That’s hard to resist, am I right? 

And so just like the year before, I’m sitting behind my table and writing these resolutions which I want to accomplish. To be honest, we all know I won’t do it. Though I did try hard this year… or should I say the year before? Anyway, let’s get into it. 

26 Dec 2016

16 in 2016

This year, just like the previous one, was in some aspects eye-opening. I want to share 16 things this year taught me, things I want to keep an eye on so I don't make the same mistakes again. In some cases it was more positive year than the previous one, in some cases not but I can't be really mad at it, because it's only as good as I make it.

2 Nov 2016

Apps for learning languages | Memrise

Las time I was talking about some basic tips and tricks on learning foreign languages. But today we get some real action. I’d like to talk about one of the apps I’m using for learning and I’m so in love with it, so I thought I’d share it with you. Because you need to hear about this. Or you already heard about it and we can fangirl over it together like proper nerds. 

26 Oct 2016

Somewhat healthy fall carrot cupcakes | Baking with Simona

You should probably know two things about me: 
1. I love everything with cinnamon. 
2. I adore baking. It's my favourite hobby. 

This summer was quite rich and we ended up having house full of zucchinis. No one  knew what to do with them so I found healthier version of brownies and I used all of them for baking. This weekedn I was in a baking mood and I wanted to do a new recipe that would feel autumnal and warm and comforting. What's more comforting than the taste of cinnamon in a good cupcake? Especially in a cupcake without butter. Yeah, you heard me, without butter.