Sunday Post (Weekly Wrap Up November 11th-17th) #SundayPost #Blogging #WrapUp #Reading

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Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This meme was created for bloggers to spotlight posts they published in the week, as well as to talk about what they plan to write in the week that’s coming.

Sunday post is also great opportunity to showcase books we got in the week behind us.


Hi Guys!

This has been an interesting week in bookish community, to say the least.

If you’re on twitter, you couldn’t escape that drama everyone was talking about. Some true colors showed up, and that is all I’m going to say because I had enough negativity on my feed this whole year.

When it comes to me personally, one of author’s minions decided to spam my goodreads review for Olive, Again. I usually like to get comments from people with different opinions, but when a profile is created just for sake of spamming, I will not tolerate that. And it is so obvious that “Armando” is fake account that it makes me question the intelligence of a person behind it.
I think they even flagged my review as spam because I noticed people “like” it and I get an email about it, but then it is not in my notifications. I can’t say for sure, though!

The question is: When will authors, their publicists and relatives realize that book reviews are subjective and written for other readers??

I, as a reviewer, don’t owe positive review to anyone!!

We, bloggers, do this for free in most cases, so at least what we can get is little respect. Unfortunately, it often lacked this year when it comes to my personal experience.

Then I got declined for two Netgalley requests, and mentally sent everything to hell, purchased two ebooks I wanted to read and took a break from my review copies.
I am not sure for how long this break will last, but there is so many books I want to read that just sit on my shelf or I never even purchased them because of review copies I wanted to read first.

It is the last day of HoHoHo readathon and I am about to finish my third book. It’s not amazing result, but it is enough, for all I care!

Also, I had some technical problems so two blog posts that should have been posted this week will go live next week, including giveaway for signed copy of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Last Week on Book Dust Magic:

Monday: I talked about The Lion King movie
Tuesday: I reviewed Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Wednesday: I talked about changes I noticed on my body during pregnancy
Saturday: I reviewed Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Next Week on Book Dust Magic:

Upcoming reviews:

The Hunting of Hill House netflix cover The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman book cover US edition Well Met by Jen DeLuca book cover

There will also be my post about meeting Katherine Arden including a giveawy.

Book Haul:

I purchased these two ebooks:

shadowsong by s. jae jones book cover the trouble with christmas by amy andrews

Currently reading:

shadowsong by s. jae jones book cover I am reading this sequel to Wintersong and am loving it so much.

That is it!
Let me know what’s been going on with you, what you’ve been reading or watching this week and feel free to leave your links so I can visit you.
Have a lovely Sunday!


Three romance books I loved #romance #booklovers #reading

Forever with you by Heatherly Bell book coverNothing but Trouble by Amy Andrews book cover

Gifted / It has been a while since I talked about books I loved, and a thing called blogging/reviewing slump hit me hard for the last few months, I thought the best thing to do until I get my jam back is to give you three short reviews for the romance books I enjoyed while I stayed away from the blogosphere.

Two of these novels were gifted to me by publishers (Forever with You and Under the Stars) and one I purchased myself (Nothing but Trouble).

I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and please tell me what books have you been reading lately.

Forever with You

Forever with you is a fifth book in the Starlight Hill series, but it can be read as standalone.
To be perfectly honest with you, there is nothing I didn’t like about this story.
As it happens sometimes in reviewer’s life, it took me ages until I gave this book a try, and the only thing that bothered me while I was reading it was the fact that I didn’t read it sooner.
This book was so beautiful and sweet. It’s a wonderful story about second chance romance filled with funny, relaxing and swoon worthy moments, with likeable characters that made my reading experience so enjoyable. It was a pleasure getting to know all of them and I would like to check out other Heatherly Bell’s novels.
If you like clean, small town romance stories, I think this one is for you!
four hearts

Nothing but Trouble

For a while I wanted to give a cowboy romance a shot, but I didn’t know where to start. Then Nothing but Trouble came out, and for some unknown reason, it stood out to me. I guess my subconscious recognized this story as one I would really love, because now Nothing but Trouble is one of my favorite books of 2019, and it is in top three for sure.
I think this book was pure perfection and I am so glad that it’s sequel will come out this year as well.
This was my first Amy Andrews’ novel, but it won’t be the last one because now I want to lose myself in her stories.
I just love, love, love this book!!
5 hearts rating

Summer Under the Stars

This book was pitched as romance, but if you ask me, I’d tell you it was more of a women’s fiction. And before you tell me that romance can also be subgenre of women’s fiction, I will just tell you that this novel talks more about self-discovery and life then about love.
I loved the setting in this story. It is full of nature and wildness, and also the main character is aspiring author, which is a plus in my eyes.
The writing style was amazing  and I would like to check other things that Catherine Ferguson has written, because I have a feeling I’d enjoy then as well.
The only thing that could bother other readers (however, I didn’t mind it) is it’s predictability. Some things were obvious from the start so the shocking moment wasn’t that shocking at all.
Overall, this is a funny story, perfect to bring with on your summer vacation.