Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5 weird reading habits


Hello readers,

today I have a quick post about my five weird reading habits. But before I jump into those I want to quickly remind you on the giveaway running on my blog until Tuesday next week. I can give three copies of Achilles by Greg Boose away (chances are high that you might be a winner!) so make sure you entry the Giveaway through the rafflecopter in this post.

So onto my weird reading habits:

1. Not breaking the spine!
This is a commonly known habit of book lovers I guess. But it is my number one rule to under no circumstances break the spine...ever! However sadly big chunky books often end up with one because how shall I read the words in the middle???
The struggle is real. I want my books to look as new as possible which leads me to...

2. Books in a zip lock bag
Yes...if I carry a book with me...which I do most of the times...I carry it in a zip lock bag.
I tend to put my tea mug in my bag and we all know how that can end...

3. Favorite place to read...
In my case in my car, parked in the parking lot...free hours from Uni...a blanket...my tea mug...my lunch pack...just reading.
At home I get often distracted and disturbed...the phone rings...my mom wants something...the dog wants out, but at that parking lot it is just me and the book. Theoretically it's like being in a bathtub just without that thrilling action of not drowning your book!
(But when I am at home I read with the TV or the radio on...)

4. Looking for the next chapter
Before I start a new chapter I always count pages for the next. I hate having to cut it off in the middle of the chapter. So it is a way to assure I have enough time to finish it before I have to go.
You guessed right that makes me a crappy subway reader...but for long train rides or a flight I am all good.

5. Annotations
I know many people annotate in their books...I do not (unless it's an eBook or a book for Uni/school)
I carry an extra notebook with me where I write down my thoughts on a book or special quotes.


What are your 5 weird reading habits?
Let me know in the comments below.
I will see you again soon for another bookish post (and don't forget to entry the giveaway!)

Take care,
📚 Nadja

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Giveaway: Achilles by Greg Boose


Hello readers,

today I partnered up with Diversion Books to give away three copies of Achilles by Greg Boose.
Achilles is the first book of the Deep Sky Saga which is a thrilling space exploration YA series sure to be a perfect fit for fans of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis.

ACHILLES introduces readers to orphaned teenager Jonah Lincoln as he prepares for a voyage from a hardscrabble life on Earth to the newly-colonized planet Thetis in the Silver Foot Galaxy. While Jonah may see this new beginning as a chance to be brave and self-sufficient, he’s thrown into chaos when his ship crashes not on Thetis, but on its lethal moon, Achilles. As the situation grows ever direr, Jonah and his fellow teenage survivors must endeavor to reach Thetis--especially as this moon turns out to not be as uninhabited as the colonists have been led to believe.

To win a copy of this novel you have to enter through this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway where you will be asked to comment on this post, why you would like to read Achilles (this step is mandatory), if you follow me on twitter you will get a bonus entry but this step is not mandatory for the giveaway.

The Giveaway is open to US residents only and if you are under 18 years I need a permission of a parent to give your address to the publisher if you win, so your prize can be send to you.
This Giveaway ends September 26th at 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) and I will contact the three winners on their given email addresses. You have then 24hours to answer my email otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Good luck to everyone!

Take care,
Nadja Ezzat