Heroes and Villains

Heroic and villainous acts have both played a part in Harry’s life, but his first year at Hogwarts shows such things are rarely simple. Unexpected villian or unlikely hero, everyone has choices to make. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 5 Chapters 16-17 What they (the trio) go through is unbelievable. Imagine being 11 years old and getting through the tasks made … Continue reading Heroes and Villains

How I Chose My Books Tag

Back in my own apartment! This is wonderful! And this means I have time for blogging (and probably more energy). So I got tagged by Jay @ This Is My Truth Now a month ago for this fun tag. Thank you! I loved reading your answers! Hopefully I’ll do as good 🙂 So let’s take a look at how I chose my books.


Find a Book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover.
What made you want to pick up this book?

The Novice

The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu

I really like the cover of this book, and then I read the synopsis and my hopes were so high! The story is about a demon summoner and his journey. I was imagining gory necromancy and a beautifully crafted tale on the questionable line of good. It wasn’t exactly that. To be honest it wasn’t anything close to that. But well, that was why I picked this book up and I did like it when reading it. I needed some unoriginal stuff in between the Wheel of Time books.

You can read my review here.

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did.
Why did you read it in the first  place?

NomadplanetenNomadplaneten by Emanuel Blume

I was a bit unsure about this, but it was the first (and so far the only) physical book offer I’ve gotten so it basically was impossible to say no. It’s a sci-fi, which is a genre I never really reach for, but I am so glad I did accept this one! It does a great job of covering very relevant subjects today in a futuristic world. Hopefully it will be translated into English. Sometimes it does pay off picking up something you normally wouldn’t pick up.

You can read my review here and an author interview here.

Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random.
How did you discover this book?

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Friendship

Neglected and friendless as Harry was at the Dursleys’, it did at least make him resilient. At Hogwarts, Harry finds himself both popular and admired, quickly becoming something of a ringleader within his trio of best friends. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 4 Chapters 12-15 So many adventures! I don’t know if I could have survived a first year at school … Continue reading Friendship

The Inquisition

The Inquisition (Summoner #2) by Taran Matharu My rating: 3 of 5 stars Very similar style to the first one. Good story, interesting characters, easy to read, but not a masterpiece. I will however continue this story (it ended on a cliffhanger!). So this book picks up some time after the first book ended. Not much has happened for our main character, Fletcher, but a … Continue reading The Inquisition

Author Interview: Emanuel Blume

To have a multicultural crew comes quite naturally when it’s an international expedition. I’ve still gotten the a bit bizarre question if it “isn’t a bit too P.C.” to have that many cultures (and women!) represented  in the crew. Emanuel Blume Author of Nomadplaneten Back in May I read a book called Nomadplaneten [eng.: The Nomad Planet], it is now one of the few sci-fi stories I’ve … Continue reading Author Interview: Emanuel Blume

Education

Harry arrives at Hogwarts more than ready to begin his wizarding world education. From strict McGonagall to nervous Quirrell, bullying Snape to cheerful Sprout, there’s lots to learn – inside the classroom and out. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 3 Chapters 8-11 QUIDDITCH! How I love that sport! I would definitely play if I was a witch. Now I had to … Continue reading Education

Fight Like a YA Girl Book Tag

Be prepared for a lot of tips on strong female leads…

So I was not tagged by The Book Prophet to match YA girls to some descriptions, but I saw her do it and really want to do it. I just really hope I’ve read enough YA to have enough characters… Tend to read everything from children’s fantasy to adult fantasy so it might be a challenge. Let’s see how it goes!

Rules:
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
  • Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below
  • Tag as many people as you’d like!

It is so important for everyone to see examples of strong women in books, television, and movies. There are so many ways in which women exhibit strength, so this tag is meant to be a celebration of some those strengths.

Warrior Girls

Raisa ana’Marianna from The Seven Realms series and Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series are definitely two fighters you cannot not mention.

Girls Who Fight With Their Mind

Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and Denna (Dianne, Dinnah… Whatever she wants to call herself) from The Name of the Wind. Luna doesn’t care about what others think and uses her peculiar mind to get through basically everything. Denna is using her wits to get what she needs from the world, but it isn’t easy.

Girls Who Fight With Their Heart

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First Impressions

From learning he’s a wizard to arriving at Hogwarts, Harry’s wizarding world initiation is fast, so first impressions are important. Receiving his wand, meeting Ron, Hermione and Malfoy, being Sorted into Gryffindor – a lot that happens in those early weeks has a lasting impact. – Pottermore Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Theme 2 Chapters 5-7 These chapters… These chapters! These chapters are filled … Continue reading First Impressions

Rant/Discussion – Does Book Blogging Have Restrictions?

Originally posted on TizzyMatic:
I’ve come to notice that book blogging can put and keep you in a box. Tell me what you think about that. Look around, there’s a bunch of book bloggers on WordPress alone. There’s clearly a standard most of us think when we come into the blogging community whether it be doing book hauls or book reviews or needing to get… Continue reading Rant/Discussion – Does Book Blogging Have Restrictions?