Top 5 Tuesday: reading accessories

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this week’s T5T post I’ll be talking about all my favorite reading accessories.

#1 e-reader!

I’m not sure if this actually counts as an accessory but getting an e-reader was a real game-changer for me. There isn’t much room in my apartment and although I adore actually books, they are a pain in the ass when moving. Also, I read a lot when I’m traveling and in that case, an e-reader sure is more convenient than having half of your suitcase filled with books.

#2 pillow

I have this small comfy pillow that I use whenever I’m reading in bed. I put it on my chest and prop the book/e-reader up on it so that it’s a) closer to eye level without having to hold it up and b) not digging into my chest if it’s a particularly heavy book (looking at you ASoIaF).

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Top 5 Tuesday: places to read

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I get to tell you about all my favorite places in which I read!

#1 in bed

I’ll sometimes set my alarm a bit earlier just so I can get in some reading time before I have to get up. I’ll also try to read a little before going to sleep, but often I end up so tired that I don’t get too far then. In any case, my bed is definitely one of the comfiest places to read in.

#2 on the couch

As we all do, at some point I have to get up. On days when I don’t have to leave my apartment that essentially means relocating from my bed to my couch. Of course, I always keep whatever book I’m reading close by because being on the couch wrapped in a fluffy blanket is almost as nice as reading in bed!

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Top 5 Tuesday: drinks for reading

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
After talking about my favorite snacks for reading last week, today we’re going to tackle my favorite drinks!

#1 chai-latte

I swear, I could drink chai-latte all day, every day. So, it comes as no surprise that it’s also one of my go-tos to sip on while reading.

#2 hot cocoa

A classic. What’s better to hold in your hands on a cold winter night as you are buried under a pile of blankets reading a novel?

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Top 5 Tuesday: snacks for reading

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This month, we’ve got some topics covering all my favorite things related to reading. To kick off this mini-series we’re going to talk about my favorite snacks for reading!

#1 popcorn

Popcorn is one of my all-time favorite snacks, whether it’s while watching a movie or reading. Oh, and it has to be salty popcorn. I’m really not a fan of the sweet and buttery versions.

#2 chocolate

Ever since I got an e-reader, I can snack on whatever I want without having to worry about staining the pages of the book my nose is buried in. You can never go wrong with chocolate no matter which kind. And even if my fingers get covered now, it’s no biggie ’cause the e-reader is easy to wipe down. 😅

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The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan (Trials of Apollo #4)

Hey guys!
I finally had time to read the fourth part of Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series! Did I like it? Did I love it? Time to find out!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

It’s not easy being Apollo, especially when you’ve been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo’s aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced. 

The Rating:

It’s been so long since I read the last books in this series it took me a moment to get back into the groove and remember what was going on. Anyways, after a few chapters, I was back on track and fully immersed in the story.

Rick Riordan managed to nail it once more. The fourth installment of The Trials of Apollo is gripping, thrilling, heartbreaking and funny. It’s an amazing continuation of the series and, to be honest, I wouldn’t have expected any less from Riordan.

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The Beholder by Anna Bright

Hello, my darling readers!
Today I want to talk about The Beholder, another stunning book that I received via subscription box. So let’s see what the excitement is all about!

The Plot:

Selah’s life is in tatters. Everything she had longed for gone down the drain. When her marriage proposal is rejected, Selah’s stepmother ships her off to find a suitable husband. After all, she is the daughter of Potomac’s leader, so this is her job. What will she encounter on the quest that sends her all the way to England, Norge, and even darker realms?

The Rating:

So, I’m not a fan of romance books, but this one has won me over. It’s not too sappy (although it gets close sometimes) and there is more going on than just a princess swooning over some cute guy.

I love that Anna Bright drew her inspiration from so many different sources. No spoilers here – you’ll see for yourself should you decide to pick up the book. Let me just tell you that it’s a lot of fun discovering those little things that obviously influenced her. She doesn’t go over the top with this or produce what feels like a cheap copy. Instead Bright creates something that is unique and fun to explore.

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