[Blog Goals Wednesday] Progress and new goals

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The last couple of weeks was a mess. I haven’t finished a single book because of my exams. I am mentally exhausted and worn out. Sadly, I have one week left and I need to do well, so my blog can’t come first. I will keep my daily posts but I can’t review books at the moment.

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~Write at least 2 reviews~

I need to finish the books I am currently reading, without stop studying for exams. 

~Make a couple of blogger friends~

I have to search for more blogs and make some friends. Have to like more blog posts and comment more often. 

weekly goals

~Write at least 2 reviews~

I need to finish the books I am currently reading, without stop studying for exams. Same as before!

~Have at least 10 likes in a post~

I know that my blog is still new and that I’m not really popular and I need to change that with baby steps. 10 likes in a post are quite hard for me, so this is my first achievement!

[Monday’s Top 5] Favorite female characters and how they look like in my mind

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It is true that us girls usually talk about our book boyfriends and we barely notice the female leads. Well basically we experience everything they do, especially if there’s a first person POV, and we put ourselves in their shoes. As a result we unconsiously ignore the fact that these heroines are the most important character of the book and we focus on the male leads. Today I am going to present my favorite female book charcaters, the reasons why I chose them and how they look like in my mind.

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Maggie Masters/Jacobson – Significance by Shelly Crane

I know that Hollie Shay was casted for that role but she is not even close to how Maggie is supposed to look like. Maggie should be cute and and pretty with redish hair and cute freckles.

Why is Maggie my number 5?

That girl was normal and after she touched Caleb, her significant, her life changed. Suddenly she was important to a whole race of people and out of nowhere she even had enemies. Not to mention that later she found out she was actually THE visionary, the leader of Virtuoso. So, having to deal with the fact that people wanted her dead because they were afraid of her or that they insisted she should leave her significant and practically have half her soul taken it’s not simple. Maggie had to fight for her significant and demanded that they should treat Caleb as her equal. She had to fight in order to keep her people safe and modest because nature was punishing them by stoping the imprintings and she had to fight for her own life. Also she was a great mother and years later when people mistreated her kids and almost took her daughter’s significant, she had to start a war in order to finally earn the freedom her people deserved.

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[Let Me Quote Friday] From my priority-to-read shelf

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All these quotes are from books I plan on reading as soon as my exams are over. Thought I would make the difference and instead of posting quotes I’ve already read before, I posted a couple of quotes that caught my eye. I think I can’t wait to read all these books!

“His lips are on mine, hard and warm and pressing. The touch is electrifying, but not like I’m used to. This isn’t a spark of destruction, but a spark of life. As much as I want to pull away, I just can’t do it. Cal is a cliff and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both. One day he’ll realize I’m his enemy, and all this will be a far-gone memory. But not yet.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

“But there’s no way to avoid regret. Don’t let anybody tell you different. Regret is just life’s aftertaste. No matter what you choose, you’re gonna wonder if you shoulda done things different. I didn’t necessarily choose wrong. I just chose. And I lived with my choice, aftertaste and all.”
Amy Harmon, A Different Blue

“Funny how a single word can change everything in your life.”
“It is not funny at all. Steel is power. Money is power. But of all the things in all the worlds, words are power.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“You overestimate the courage of those in power. They are often more interested in holding on to that power than in doing anything worthwhile with it.”
Sherry Thomas, The Burning Sky

“Letting yourself be vulnerable isn’t always a weakness. Sometimes it can be a conscious decision to draw the other person out.”
Penelope Douglas, Bully

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Quoting makes me feel wiser but what about you? Let me know your favorite quotes and suggestions of books to read.

Thank you!

[Sunday’s Getting to know me] 5/100 questions

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1. Who is your hero?

Depends on the meaning. If the meaning is “a person admired by someone” then my heroeine is my mom. She gave up her youth in order to take full care of me and my younger brother and till now she manages to be the best woman I know. She is strong and brave and always stands by our side. Even though she works about 12 hours a day she still manages to keep the house clean and tidy, cook and listen to our problems. I don’t know how she finds time to rest or if she can rest at all. Thank god my brother and I are no longer children and she doesn’t have to worry about babysitting us. Anyway, somehow my mom has a solution for anything that keeps me awake at nights and she can be a great friend when I need her. She is my very own personal nurse when I am sick and no matter where I am, I’ll always go back to her in order to take care of me. I love my mom so much and I hope that I’ll be like her when the time to have my own family comes. She is amazing.

2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I am really satisfied to be living in Greece. Well, yeah the economical crisis ruins it a bit but who cares? Greeks are happy and cheerful all the time, with no strict or weird rules and laws and you’re really free to have an opinion without being judged. It’s indeed a free country. The furthest distance to the sea or a beach is a couple of hours away and you can live on a mountain at the same time. Jealous much? Greek cuisine is freaking delicious and you can find olive oil anywhere. We have the Mediterranean spirit. Summers are hot and winters are cold enough. Well, I admit that greek mean are HOT and greek women are beautiful and I would only date greeks. Maybe spanish dudes cause they have enough similarities to our culture. Anyway my answer to that is that I would prefer to live in a greek island (any island in Aegean sea) if I could, instead of a city.

3. What is your biggest fear?

I have two big fears. First of all I am afraid to die while suffering from sickness and the second one is being alone and unloved. I don’t know what scares me the most.

4. What is your favorite family vacation?

Christmas? Who doesn’t love to be around family at Christmas?

5. What would you change about yourself if you could?

I need to stop overthinking and live freely. I analyse and overthink every single word I hear. Especially when it comes to my boyfriend, sometimes I am just being too weird and freeky. I need to relax and enjoy my life, my family my relationship and my friendships!

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6. What really makes you angry?
7. What motivates you to work hard?
8. What is your favorite thing about your career?
9. What is your biggest complaint about your job?
10. What is your proudest accomplishment?

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