It is almost December and that means my Birthday and Christmas! It will be a lovely month. There are quite a few books I’d like to read. And here they are…
The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
I am continuing The Wheel of Time, and this is the third book in this massive story. After the second book I was so in love with the story and (some) of the characters and I want to know what’s going to happen. I started it a few days ago, and I do hope I’ll have time to finish it in December. In other words, I hope there won’t be a lot of other books flirting with me… I just bought a bunch…
This is definitely the main book I want to read this upcoming month.
The Novice by Taran Matharu
I still haven’t read this one and I feel a bit ashamed. I bought it in May, together with a bunch of other books, of which I’ve read all, except of course this one. But it has been looking at me a lot lately and I really want to pick it up. Especially since I just bought the second book.
This book has received so much praise and who wouldn’t want to read about someone who can summon demons? Has anyone read it? I haven’t heard much about it on blogs. Only one BookTuber I’m following mentioned the second book, The Inquisition, in a haul and was really intrigued. After that I’ve heard nothing.
Black Friday. I hadn’t meant to buy anything, but then I realised they had a -20% discount + a chance to get all of your money back on an order so I couldn’t help myself. I know Christmas is just around the corner, but I do think I wont get any of these as a gift then. I haven’t talked about them that much. But … Continue reading Black Friday 2016 Book Haul
When I read A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice I though the ending was perfect. It was the first book in a series and I couldn’t have asked for more. But it seem like not everyone shared my opinion. This resulted in the release of an epilogue, which you can read here, on A.M. Justice’s blog. However, if you haven’t read the book, don’t read … Continue reading Review of the Unpublished Epilogue to A Wizard’s Forge
So this has been a complete failure. A lot of people finish this challenge, but there are those of us who fail as well. I was so motivated to start, but not being able to write every single day killed the writing spirit a bit. During the last week I have written a total of 0 words. Zero. Not a single one. So how should I deal … Continue reading Third Week – NaNoWriMo 2016
I really enjoy doing this monthly tag, hosted by Clockwork Bibliophile. As always, I put one of my Spotify lists on random and the first song to start playing will be paired with a book. These are my previous ones #1 and #2, but let’s see what happens today!
“Somewhere beyond the farthest pole of the world, the land of Dhrall lies anchored by the will of four powerful Gods. Able to bend reality to their whims and influence the lives of mortal men, these deities are still bound by the laws of nature and cannot take lives. Yet the Gods are not the only power. For in the center of Dhrall lives a voracious horror known as the Vlagh. A nightmare made flesh, the Vlagh has bred a massive army of hideous monsters to overrun the world.
In the coming battles the people of Dhrall will be aided by a ragtag force of foreign mercenaries and pirates, but the true champions of the war will be four enigmatic children known as the Dreamers. Raised by the Gods themselves, these children can alter the fabric of reality. But, unlike the Elder Gods, the Dreamers do not hesitate to kill…”
Gosh this has been a draft for long. But better late than never. A huge Thank You to Klara @ RibbonReviews for nominating me! Go check her blog out if you feel like finding a book at least I would never have thought about. So many great recommendations.
And then let’s get on with the award. As always, I’ll start with the rules.
We are here, week 4 of our Merlin Watch Along, I hope you enjoy it. So let’s get on with the review, shall we?
In this episode we see the treaty between Uther’s Camelot and King Bayar taking place. They have been at war for many years and finally there will be peace between them. But as you can imagine, not all will go according to plan.
Nimueh is back for revenge. And this time, she decides to target our beloved Merlin! Oh no! Poor, naive Merlin is tricked into drinking a poisoned cup. Without an antidote, Merlin will die and he will never help Arthur secure his destiny as the Once and Future King.
This is bad. Really bad. My first year as a NaNoWriMo participant has already become a joke. I don’t even know how far behind I am at the moment, and to be honest, I don’t want to know. However, I won’t give up! Even though there isn’t even a snow ball’s chance in hell that I will get to 50 000 words before the end … Continue reading Second Week – NaNoWriMo 2016
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison My Rating: 5 of 5 stars I got this from NetGalley to make an honest review for the revised edition which came out in October this year. This is a post-apocalyptic story where mankind has almost been wiped out by a virus. When our main protagonist wakes against all odds after having been sick, she wakes … Continue reading The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
The review of this episode was first posted on Ampersand Princess’ blog, which does not exist anymore. However, here is my part of the review:
Here we are at episode 3, The Mark of Nimueh. And where to start, this is that kind of episode I think of when I think of Merlin. The misuse of magic, how they need to solve the problem, Uther being blind to reason. You finally know the characters well enough so they can put more effort on the story instead of character introductions (but I’m still waiting for a awesome Morgana episode).