Maverick & Battle Royale

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Last week I posted my review of Battle Royale by Koushun Takami after I finally re-read the book. Actually this music video was the reason why I picked up the book to reread! This is hands down one of the best music video that takes inspiration from a book that I’ve seen. And so I decided to dedicate a whole post for it because the references to the book are perfect! And no, not the movie, I watched the movie after reading the book and a lot of things are missing from the movie that are in the book and in the MV. There are going to be spoilers (kinda) about the book so if you haven’t read it and don’t want to be spoiled go read it and then comeback! For those who don’t care or have read the book already or saw the movie, let’s go and see all the references I could catch in the MV!

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Hungarian vs. UK/US covers #5

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Originally I had a different post planned for this week but I have been dealing with quite a bad wrist pain in both my wrists so I had to take it easy. Thus I thought I’d bring a new installation to my book covers series. You can find the posts for the first one here, the second one here, the third one here and the fourth one here. For this post I brought you five books’ covers to check out the differences between the UK/US covers and the Hungarian covers!

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Anti-LGBTQ+ Law and books in Hungary

Hi folks! Sziasztok!

This post is going to be mostly in English because I want to raise awarness of what is happening in Hungary, and to do that I’ll have this post in English. However, I’m going to link some posts for Hungarian speakers, which are a lot more well written and informative than mine will be (I will try to be short and condensed as much as possible). The two Hungarian posts I’m linking are the ones I’m relying on to write this one to bring light for others too.

Ezt a posztot most inkább angolul írom meg, hiszen szeretném a külföldiek figyelmét is felhívni arra, ami jelenleg történik itthon az LMBTQ+ ügyeket illetően. Viszont linkelek nektek két posztot, ami nagyon informatív és szuperül lett megírva. Az egyik a Sorok között blog posztja, illetve Deszy posztja, ami részletesen végig megy a törvénypontokon és könyves szemmel veszi őket sorra. Ez a két poszt, melyekre én is támaszkodom a saját angol nyelvű posztom megírásában, mindenképp olvassátok el őket.

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Hungarian vs. UK/US covers #4

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I have three other posts like this, but I haven’t made one like this for a while now so I though it would be a good idea to bring it back again! If you are anything like me, you surely do like to look at book covers too. Unsurprisingly of course they change from country to country and I’d like to show of a few from Hungary. You can find the first, the second and the third posts linked!

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A Guide on How to Start Reading in Another Language (eng&hun)

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Recently I was asked what tips I have on starting reading in another language. As you all may know English is my second language, my mother tongue is Hungarian. I know very well how hard it is to start reading in another language. When I was still learning English I bought the 4th book in The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini in order to practice English. However on the first page it became clear that it was too hard for me at the time. And I thought I would put together a little guide for you all who want to try reading in another language and not make this same mistake as I did! This post is going to mainly focus on tips for those who are only starting out or think about starting reading in another language.

Special thanks to my two friends who helped me out with this post, Silvia and Lia!

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5 Romance Tropes I Hate

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This should be the first discussion post I publish since I started my blog two years ago. I’ve always felt kind of iffy writing a discussion post, mostly because I did not feel myself to be ellaborate enough to write one. So I decided to just write it in a fun way, and list of a couple of romance tropes that really irritate me when reading a book, especially a YA book.

Before we go into it I would encourage you all to read Lia’s posts on the topic (and also how asexuality, aromanticism is portrayed in the media). Aromanticism: Answering All The Questions You Probably Wanted To Ask But Didn’tRomance in Media, Aphobia & Happy Endings.

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Monsta X in Berlin

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Last year I wrote a little post about how VIXX’s Ravi’s concert went down in Vienna. And I decided to write another little something about my experience of Monsta X’s concert in Berlin. Both VIXX and Monsta X are my biggest favourite kpop groups, so this is why I decided to write this post as well. Those who know me (or follow me on Twitter) know how much I love both groups so being able to attend to their concert meant a lot to me.

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