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20200429_180807Hello, reader. I’m Cristina Monica, but please call me Monica. I’m a Romanian Canadian 24-year-old student. I majored in Art History and am now completing a master’s in Information Studies to work as a librarian. When I’m not studying or reading, you can find me writing in my diary, volunteering or playing Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

Thank you for visiting Hit or Miss Books, a blog I founded in July 2014 – 7 years ago, oh my! Sometimes I struggle to believe it’s been that long, but once in a while I stumble across an old review of mine and gasp at how much my writing style has evolved. I don’t use a star-based rating system anymore, though I’ll admit my mind still administers stars instinctively at times. I also try to balance positive and negative aspects of a book more than before. I DNF less than in the previous years. I’ve gotten to know what I like better but I’m also more patient than before. I cherish this blog and my reviews, not only because they’ve allowed me to express myself freely and connect with other fellow book lovers, but also because I have hidden a small piece of my heart in each of these reviews. I can easily picture myself at 50, still posting here. In other words, I don’t think I could ever let this place go. It is priceless to me.

I hope you find something you like on here. Happy perusing!

Monica

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  8. Hi Lola,

    I am writing to you to firstly say i am a big fan of your site. I think your posts are very thought-provoking and a very interesting read. I came across some of your writing after you liked something on my site: theprestopost.com .

    I have recently created the site which publishes articles and media on a wide range of topics. It is a combination of news aggregation, opinions, discussions and helpful articles. There is a blog section, as well as content on business, nutrition, fitness, philosophy, education, happiness, tech and so on. I want it to be an international hub of fascinating reads, material and resources, but unlike other sites out there.

    My vision of it is a global platform that delivers powerful information to readers, and one that anyone can benefit from. Videos, media and guest blogs from opinionated, interesting people. I also have plans to develop some sort of discussion/forum function and a detailed news feature. Think the Huffington Post, but better. A cleaner look, a more easier but equally-valuable content and focused almost exclusively on the readers. That is, all of the content will have some purpose to it. Each story will have a story behind it. If you are an avid reader, i also have a book section, in which we will discuss books, review them and dissect ideas and theories past, present and future. Here, there will be stories, poetry, recommendations, notes and hopefully friendly debate ๐Ÿ™‚

    I believe, and you may or may not agree, that if everyone could read a little more, understand our purpose in life a little better and do what they genuinely love to do – the world would be a better place. And that is the mission of this site – To connect people and share knowledge for the benefit of the one family that lives under the skies.

    Back to the reason i am writing to you then, i would really like you to contribute to the site in some way. I resonate with your writing, your broad interests and admire your style. It can be any format you like, eg, a weekly blog, book review, daily thoughts, short pieces, or anything that interests you. Life, health and the mind are probably my biggest passions and its a part of the site i really want to push. You could even share some of your favourite articles, or online reads as part of our RePressed section, which i talk about below.

    As with reading, i think if the global population could just understand a little more about food, exercise and their mind, we would eradicate many illnesses and move the human race forward 10x fold. The only thing that is holding us back, is this lack of knowledge. That is, the habits we have, thoughts and what we do on a daily basis all links to health in the end. The mind really is everything and i think it is best described in a simple little equation: Input = Output . I am an avid student of philosophy, the body and thinking – which is what attracted me to your site.

    If you take a look a the site ( link at bottom) and take a look at some of the categories, you will see a range of content which i hope will give you an idea. I think you’ll like the books topic.

    Here are some of the most popular articles you may want to check out:

    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/24/a-few-thoughts-on-creativity/
    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/22/put-equal-emphasis-on-profit-and-people/
    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/22/how-to-be-happy-forever-1-fundamental-hack/
    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/17/139/ – Education if flawed, how can we change it?
    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/13/blog-post-title-5/ – The Illusion of Fitness

    Also check out our ‘RePressed’ section: http://prestopost.org/category/repressed/ This is where we share our favourite articles, what we’re reading and any other interesting things from the web, we then link it back to the source.

    The site is currently not generating any profit, but as it gets bigger i will utilise ads that are specific to the customer, maybe even ask our readers to choose the ads. I want the writing to be done from the heart, just for the sake of helping and informing others, not for anything else. You probably know that monetizing such a site will take time but can be done, so in this instance, if you are interested i ask for your patience.

    I think if we can collaborate together and promote each other, it is a win-win not only for us, but for our readers.

    I look forward to your reply and hope you can become part of this special project. I do not have many writers, but i am trying to build a core team of passionate people who together, create something amazing.

    Thanks for your time Lola,

    Jai
    Founder theprestopost.com

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  9. Yas! Morden Family, OUAT, VD and PLL is life! No one I know likes OUAT but I am totally in love with Hook ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I’m not seriously fangirling over books I’m fangirling over these shows

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  12. Wolfsong by T.J. Klune have you read it? If not i think you might like it. My first thought after i finished it was “Lola will like this one” โ˜บ i keep snooping on your goodread shelves for new books to read ๐Ÿ™‚ and your reviews are always helpful.

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  18. Hi Lola!
    I came across your review while I was checking for ‘Flipped’ on Goodreads. Which directed me to your blog; by now I have just read your ‘Author’ page and I am already in aw of this place.
    Will certainly go through the reviews and other blog-posts of yours in the forthcoming days.โ˜บ๏ธ

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  23. Hello, I have created a blog website because I want arcs of books based on your tips. Your tips have influenced me alot which I wanted to thank you. I have created a website today only and I needed your help on how to improve it because I’m a beginner. No idea how to use WordPress much.

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  25. Hi Lola,
    I received your review about SUNNY SONG WILL NEVER BE FAMOUS in my mailbox.
    Became curious and read it.
    No need to pat you on the back – the multi-angled review grabbed my attention.
    I visited your blog and I liked it.
    I liked the warmth coming out from the page.
    And the honesty.
    Please send me a message and I will email you a children’s book – funny or tragic – the choice is up to you.
    No strings attached – just because you love reading.
    Here is my Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20010061.Marin_
    Thanks in advance for contacting me.
    Stay safe,
    Marin

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