Monday, 9 December 2019

Sunday Post #88


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.


Life


I have been feeling quite depressed for the last week or longer. This is mainly caused by an awful situation at work, which still hasn't been completely solved. In addition to a very exhausting working schedule and badly being in need of break, I haven't felt that great lately. I'm hoping this will change soon, so I can have more time to read and feel like myself again.

In other news, I'm so ready for Christmas! My tree is up and I have already received my TBTB Secret Santa package! She delivered it in person, which was awsome!

Afbeelding

Blog and books


I finished Queen of Nothing last weekend and I really enjoyed it! I do wish the book was longer, I wouldn't have minded a 500 page book :) I'm really going to miss some of these characters.

Movies and TV Shows


I didn't really watch any tv shows the last couple of weeks but this weekend I did watch three films: Shazam (which was a lot of fun!), Instant Family and The Book of Love. I'm getting in the mood to watch some Christmas films! Which ones are your favourites? I quite like While You Were Sleeping and It's a Wonderful Life. I can always use more recommendations!

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 24 November 2019

Sunday Post #87


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.


Life

I'm incredibly busy at the moment, I really don't know what to do first. I'm already working more than full time and in December I will have to work even more. Not really looking forward to that exhausting month. I will barely have any time to sleep between teaching classes during the day and evening. I usually don't get 6 hours of sleep on the days were these are combined, so that will be four days from now on... I will miss sleeping.

In other news, I got a disturbing letter that says I have to pay about 4,000 euros tax on my car. It's a mistake, because it should be less than 200. I'm going to challenge this, but this will take time so I will probably have to pay because otherwise I could get in trouble. 

Blog and books


I started The Queen of Nothing and now I'm kind of scared to continue because I don't want things to end and don't want to see anything bad happening to my favourite characters. Most importantly, though, I'm not going to have much time to read in the near future.

Movies and TV Shows


I finished Dublin Murders, I liked it but I'm also annoyed to still have so many unanswered questions. Is the book better?

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sunday Post #86


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.


Life

I had a very busy week, and the next ones will only get busier. My teaching schedule with both classes in secondary school and Spanish evening classes don't leave much room to relax at the end of the day. Which is something I really need. This makes everything that much more stressful. However, I am enjoying this weekend. I went to the theatre last night to see Ivanov, a classic play by Chekhov and I enjoyed it.

Blog and books




I also treated myself to a book on Friday, Normal People by Sally Rooney, which I finished yesterday and really enjoyed! Currently reading White Hot and liking it as well!

Movies and TV Shows


I watched another episode of Dublin Murders, I think I would have preferred to read the book though.

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday Post #85


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.


Life

Sadly my break is over now but I loved having the time to read and blog again. I was finally able to relax and it was something I truly needed. I also went to the coast for two days, just to unwind.

I also joined up for TBTB Secret Santa, I'm excited to participate this year as well.

Blog and books


I read some great books this week, my favourite was The Diviners by Libba Bray! Currently reading Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews and really enjoying it!

This week I also posted a Can't Wait Wednesday post, my October wrap October book haul.


Do you have some urban fantasy recommendations?

Movies and TV Shows

I didn't watch a lot of television this week, I mainly read some books.

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Saturday, 2 November 2019

Stacking the Shelves: October Book Haul



Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews (the image above belongs to these blogs too). Each week bloggers share the books they got.

This is my October book haul, I have already read 4 of these, which I'm quite happy about. You can find my thoughts about them in my wrap up.

These are the books I got in October:

1. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore 


This is the only e-book I got this month.

2. The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) by Margaret Owen


3. The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray 



4. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig


5. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh


I saw this in a bookstore and was intrigued. I haven't read anything by this author before. Have you read anything by Waugh?

6. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


I already owned two copies of Frankenstein but I collect the Penguin English Library editions so I couldn't resist picking this up.

7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


8. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks



Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Friday, 1 November 2019

October Wrap Up



These are the books I read in October, I'm quite happy with what I read this month. It has been a good reading month after all!


1. Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) by Jay Kristoff



I liked Darkdawn but I somehow also feel disappointed in the final instalment of this series. I expected more and I had some problems with the plot. 4 stars. Have you read it?

2. Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1) by Evie Dunmore



I enjoyed this but didn't like some of the choices made by the main characters. 4 stars.

3. The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) by Margaret Owen



I'm starting to read less ya, but you can't really tell based on this month's wrap up. That said, I quite enjoyed the new setting of this book, but I didn't like the romance all that much and most characters annoyed me. 3 stars.

4. Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) by Victoria Schwab



Really enjoyed this one! Can't wait to read what will happen next! 4,5 stars!

5. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1) by Hiromu Arakawa



I borrowed the boxset from the brother of one my best friends, I don't have a lot of time to read these but I'm glad I started. Not sure about this series yet though. 3 stars. Does it get better?

6. The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray 



LOVED this! Definitely my favourite book this month! I ordered the sequels but they still have to be shipped, otherwise I probably would have devoured those as well! Highly recommend this series! I didn't expect a ya series to be this creepy. 5 stars!

7. Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) by Kat Cho



I heard some mixed reviews about this one, it won my Twitter poll, so I decided to pick it up. When I started it, I was still suffering from a bookhangover from reading The Diviners, so to me Wicked Fox had a very slow start. It was difficult to get into to it. However, once I got to the second part of the book, I couldn't put it down! 

As you may know, I love watching Kdrama and this book reminded me of one all the time. I loved the Korean and magical elements. 4 stars.

8. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell



I liked it, but there wasn't all that much to it. Kind of wish I didn't buy it. 3 stars.
It also made me want to visit a pumpkin patch, those sound look like a lot of fun. Sadly, I don't have any in my region.


What did you read in October?

Have you read any of these books or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts and recommendations down below!

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

 Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues--a bee, a key, and a sword--that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.

What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians--it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.

Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose--in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

-- Goodreads.com description --



I really enjoyed The Night Circus and I'm very intrigued to read Morgenstern's next book! The cover and synopsis look great!


Which books are you excited to read? Recommendations are always welcome!

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