2016 Love-a-Thon


This year, I am participating in a Love-a-Thon, an even hosted by lovely Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, Cee from The Novel Hermit, Hazel from Stay Bookish and Mel from The Daily Prophecy.

This is my first time participating and I am so excited because of it.
Also, I hope I will do everything right.



Here are my answers to questionnarie that will help you to get to know me better:

  1. What’s your name? Irena
  2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Croatia
  3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? I was thinking about it for the longest time and then decided I should just do it.
  4. How did you come up with your blog name? A picture with old books inspired me, I tought about the dust that was on the books and since I really love fairies I asociated dust with fairy dust and the name Book Dust Magic came to my mind.
  5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? Women’s Fiction, Chick-lit and YA, but I tend to read and review many genres.
  6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews? Movie Monday (on Mondays) where I talk about movies I have seen lately.
  7. Best blogging experience so far? When my favorite author, Jane Costello, tweeted me and saidn that I have made her day.
  8. Favorite thing about the blogging community? I am still new here but what I like the most so far is getting to know and talk with so many new people.
  9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016! Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello, The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead, Warrior Witch by Danielle J. Louis, P.S. I Like You by Kasie West and We Were On The Break by Lindsey Kelk.
  10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years! The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkosky, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
  11. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read? MacKinnon Curse by J.A. Templeton (the first book in the series, The Deepest Cut, is free on Kindle)
  12. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF? Sabine from The Madeliction Triology (Stolen Songbird is the first book in the series).
  13. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend? Adrian Ivashkov is my one and only (actually I’m lying, I also LOVE Ethan Chase!)
  14. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max) Everyone from VA: Rose, Christian, Dimitri, Vasilisa and Eddie.
  15. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests? I like watching movies and read celebrity gossip. I also like to work out a lot!
  16. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? Food. I am not a big shopper, I shop only when I need to.
  17. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? Probably sth form croatian band called Hladno Pivo, but if I have to choose sth that’s popular on the worldwide base, at the moment it will be Hotline Bling by Drake.
  18. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.  I wish Vampire Academy was a tv show. But with good quality!
  19. What would your dream library look like? Like the one from Beautiful Creatures – magical that can travel you to other places and other worlds, and is full of books.
  20. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with? More then anything I’d like to meet Jane Costello and Richelle Mead.

38 thoughts on “2016 Love-a-Thon”

      1. I haven’t and I was so excited when I saw there was going to be another series lol. I have bought them just haven’t gotten to them yet.

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  1. Eek, I hope you get around to Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables soon! They’re some of my FAVOURITE reads, and I hope you get to experience their amazingness soon~!
    YES VA would be so good as a TV show! But I hope it doesn’t turn out like The Mortal Instruments TV adaption Shadowhunters! :/
    >.> Teach me your skills, honestly. I would love to love to work out – but most days Netflix calls to me xD

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    1. Well, funny story – I had a car accident five years ago and had to learn how to walk again and in order to use my body as a normal person I had to work out to build up my muscles (I was unable to move for about month and a half), so I started therapy and just continued with it… And after some time when I fully recovered, I started going to gym but switched to yoga and Kayla Itsines program. I still have weaks when I just don’t work out, but the thing is – once you built your muscles and once you stop working out, when you get back to it it doesn’t take long for muscles to repeare themselves.

      Anna and Pride are highly on my tbr list, I wish I’d read a classic a month but so far I failed badly at it.

      I heard bad things about TMI but I still have to catch up with it…

      Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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      1. Oh wow Irina, that sounds so intense! :/
        I guess I better start trying to work out – it’s either now or never, right?? 🙂
        HAHAH it would be impossible for me to read a classic a month – a classic a year is good for me haha xD
        Yeah, I dunno, I liked it, up until City of Glass- it kinda felt like it was dragging along after that! :/

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      2. Ohh, I The City of Glass is the last one I read, it was good but tbh other book intimidate me because they are pretty big, especially the last one.
        I am looking forward to Lady Midnight, though, and I just LOVED TID!!
        I think it is really never to late to start working out, but I think it takes more time to build your condition and musculature when you’re older.


      3. Ah yeah, the other ones are huge! Especially the last two haha – but I read them as they came out, so it wasn’t toooo bad for me, but I can imagine how it would feel to see those books looming down at you xD 😛
        YES SAME I was so jealous of the bloggers who got ARCs for that because LADY MIDNIGHT SOUNDS FAB ❤ I really loved TID too – so I can't wait to hopefully hear more on Tessa and Jem! 🙂 Maybe even Will in passing?
        Yeah, I'll have to keep that in mind! 🙂

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  2. Welcome to Loveathon, hope you have a great weekend. Anne of Green Gables is my most favourite book ever. I hope you love it too when you read it.
    Wow, Jane Costello tweeted you and what a great tweet too. Congrats!
    My Loveathon post is: Welcome to #LoveAThon http://wp.me/p4CHeD-KD if you are interested. I also have a great Anne of Green Gables haul on my blog, I had a few Anne- ish things for Christmas.
    Have a great Loveathon and maybe I will see you around in the chats.

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    1. Thanks! Since I started watching booktube and reading blogs (over two years ago) I found out about Anne of Green Gables. Believe it or not, that book is not translated in my country and ppl have no idea about it. What a shame! Right!
      I’ve seen ppl around the world are loving it so I just had to order it myself.
      I will read it soon, and now I am curious about your Anne haul and stuff, will check them out and your Love-a-Thon now!
      Thanks for stopping buy and I hope we’ll become blog buddies with time. 😀

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      1. Actually, the reason why I decided to really learn English (I knew it a bit before) is so I could read all of those books that were never translated (and so I could continue with Bloodlines – VA spin off, because it was never translated into croatian either).

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  3. So much talk of VA in your post, but I’ll admit, I haven’t read it!
    I did finally read The Winner’s Curse this month and loved it! I haven’t read the other four books on your list either though. I’m waiting until the final Raven Cycle book comes out so I can see how it ends before I decide if I’m going to pick the series up.

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    1. What can I say – vampire Academy is my favorite series and is what got me into reading ya and reading in English… 😀
      I planned to start Raven Cycle before the last book comes out but now I’m not sure I’ll manage it since I have review copies that have priority.
      I’m glad to hear you loved Winner’s Curse! That book has so many mixed reviews that I am really curious whether I’m gonna like it or not.


  4. First of all, I just need to say that I think it’s awesome to have someone joining in from Croatia! That being said, I really like your TBR of books you want to get to in 2016. I enjoyed The Winner’s Curse AND The Raven Boys, and you can binge the full series if you wait for all the books to be published! P&P and Anne are two excellent classics. I just did a reread of Anne last year and loved it so, so much! ❤

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