Rip It or Ship It Book Tag

So, I filmed a bookshelf reorganisation video, and it went really well (at least at 12 minutes the clock was till ticking. But when I finished and checked, nothing was saved! *crying inside* This means that the wonderful reorganisation cannot be shown. But I am very happy with how my bookshelves turned out 🙂

Now I have to think of something else to write a blog post about. And what better than to do a tag that went around everywhere quite a while ago? I wasn’t tagged, but no one cares about that, so here we go – The Rip it or Ship it Book Tag!


Round 1
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass) & Victoria (A Wizard’s Forge)

This is a tricky one… It might work, but I do think hey both are a bit too headstrong to be a good fit. I could see them having an on-off relationship though. Hm… It seems like I do ship them a little bit 😉

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Round 2
Raisa (Seven Realms) & Ka’Poel (Promise of Blood)

Yass! This I can see! This would be a awesome fit. They would rule the Queendom and no enemies could threaten them. Both are strong, powerful women that respect others while still telling you straight out what they want.

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Round 3
Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) & Manon (Queen of Shadows)

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Book Haul!

Summer has ended and I had to treat myself to a few books after a long summer of working, and today they arrived! So happy!

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So I got four books + a book for school (I’m learning a new language! German, here I come!), out of which one has been on my to-buy list since it was announced 😀 Shall we get on with it?


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay

I finally got it! My fourth copy of the first Harry Potter book… You simply cannot have too many (and I do have them in three different languages). This beauty will get the best spot on my shelves.

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Still haven’t read the fifth book but should get to it. I liked the start of this series a lot more than what it seems to be changing into, but Manon is definitely keeping me reading this. Best. Character. In. The. Whole. Series. And I so look forward to going back into this world!

Råta (Ravneringene #2) and Evna (Ravneringene #3) by Siri Pettersen

Have only read the first chapter of the first book but definitely want to read the whole series. This is me picking up some Nordic Authors within fantasy literature. This is supposed to be one of the best.


Hallo! 1 Saksaa aikuisille by Monika Hotanen and Eva Kauppi

And lastly the book I needed for university, German for adults. So, I’ll be learning German in Finnish… Don’t know which language will improve more, German or Finnish 😅


Now I desperately need to reorganise my bookshelves…

Music Genre Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Ann’s Reading Corner. She holds a corner of cyberspace, and it’s just for reading! So go there and check it out and enjoy all the bookish goodness^^


CELTIC PUNK:
FAVORITE OBSCURE BOOK/A BOOK WITH A NON-WESTERN SETTING

Hm… Tricky one, most of what I read is set in a medieval European setting. I’ll have to consult my bookshelves for this. Let’s see what they have to say…

Dragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson

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CLASSICAL:
FAVOURITE CLASSIC/BOOK THAT SHOULD BECOME A CLASSIC

 Haven’t read many classics, to be honest just two and I didn’t really like them. But I have a third that I consider a classic, and I love it! So that’s my choice.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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SOUL/ RNB:
A POWERFUL BOOK

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Harry was never welcome at the Dursleys, but within a year of discovering he’s a wizard, he has a couple of places to call home. Hogwarts, obviously, but The Burrow – the Weasley’s warm, ramshackle house – has to be a close second.

– Pottermore

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Starting the second book and being back in the wonderful wizarding world. It is a place I’d love to be real, especially the Weasley house. Think of visiting them, they are not rich, but they have hearts bigger than most people. Rereading Harry’s first moments in the Burrow has just made me more convinced that this is my book-family.

The stupidity of flying to Hogwarts

How stupid can you be to fly a car to Hogwarts? And I don’t understand how they (Ron) even got the idea. This is so far out of my comfort zone that I wouldn’t even have dreamed of doing something like that. If I hadn’t been able to get onto Platform 9¾ I would have just waited, and felt very anxious. That was me as a kid.

But flying a car. First, the idea. Already flying it to Privet Drive was stupid (but then there were Fred and George so somehow I can understand that better) but flying to Hogwarts? They honestly didn’t think it through.

Arthur: “But the things our lot has taking to enchanting, you wouldn’t believe…”
Molly: “LIKE CARS, FOR INSTANCE?”
Arthur: “C-Cars, Molly dear?”
Molly: “Yes, Arthur, cars. Imagine a wizard buying a rusty old car and telling his wife all he wanted to do with it was take it apart to see how it worked, while really he was enchanting it to make it fly.”

So sorry for this rant, but I just… THEY ARE 12 YEARS OLD! 12-year-olds shouldn’t even know how to drive? Don’t misunderstand me, I love the chapter and the scene. It is just plain stupid on Harry’s and Ron’s part. Flying a car… I’m definitely with Molly on this one.


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September 2017 TBR

Very, so very late. But here it is! What I want to read this month of September. Basically I only want to finish the books I’ve already started. Sometimes I wonder how good it is to be reading multiple books at the same time…


What to finish

The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan – Finally getting somewhere with this one! It just takes about half the book (400-500 pages) before it gets interesting. Jeez, don’t know how I’ll get through the rest of this series.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling – I’m still behind in the Wizarding World Book Club, but I am rereading the Harry Potter books! Love it! Don’t know what number of reread this is, but I will never get bored of this series.

Chosen of Trees and of Talons by Jeff Pryor – This was a review offer from the author, and I have to say I am impressed. Very different writing style to what I’ve been reading lately and it feels very refreshing. 21 % in and so far so good.

Soul Keeper Series by L.A. Starkey – Always there has to be something I can read on my phone. Not wanting to continue The Academy series by C.L. Stone I picked this up instead. Let’s see how it will go.


What to start

I will not put anything here, since I have quite a few on my “What to finish” list. Maybe I’ll get to some other book this month as well. What I can say is that some of the books that’s been on my previous lists are what I want to start.