“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
The Bone Shard Daughter had been on my radar for quite a while. I had heard it mentioned in many conversations about 2020’s best debut by some of my favourite book bloggers. I’m always careful about not getting *too* hyped up about new releases (unless it’s the next book of a series I love), butContinue reading “Review – The Bone Shard Daughter”
It took me about five minutes after having finished reading The Bard’s Blade to open it’s sequel, A Chorus of Fire, up and plunge back into this captivating story. I won’t venture into spoilers territory here, but if you want to know absolutely nothing about what happens in the first book, you may want toContinue reading “Review – A Chorus of Fire”
The Bard’s Blade was absolutely captivating and incredibly very well written. The prose is simple yet extremely engaging. The story is crafted in a way that makes it effortless to read, and I absolutely mean this as a positive. It is one of the reasons this book sank it’s teeth in me early on andContinue reading “Review – The Bard’s Blade”
To wait, or to buy. A look at the impact those who wait to buy and binge-read series can have on the book writing business.
Working in a book store, I get to chat about a lot of different book-related topics with customers. Some of the most commonly asked questions are “how many books are in this series?” and “how many of them are currently published?” More often than not, they will wait for the entirety of a series toContinue reading “To wait, or to buy. A look at the impact those who wait to buy and binge-read series can have on the book writing business.”
My two favorite genres of literature are Fantasy and Detective-Mystery. So when I first picked up The Last Smile in Sunder City from the shelf at the store and read the back, it took me less than five seconds to know this would end up on my own shelf. It also took me less thanContinue reading “Review – The Last Smile in Sunder City”
It was 3am. Thunder was ringing loudly outside and rain was batting away at the window next to my reading chair. With only a small lamp to give me light and my comfy reading throw keeping me warm, it was the absolute perfect environment to be reading the last chapters of an Hercule Poirot novel.Continue reading “Review – Closed Casket”
A man called Ove is definitely out of my usual literary comfort zone, but when a friend of mine liked it so much that she would not stop asking me to read it, I figured it was worth a shot. Maybe I would discover something good. Heck, maybe something wonderful? Let’s find out… From theContinue reading “Review – A man called Ove”
On the verge of getting married to a perfectly nice, caring, rich man, Abigail is enjoying her bachelorette weekend with her friends, when she meets a charming, charismatic man. One life-changing mistake later, she is off on her honeymoon with her new husband to an island that promised nothing but peace, seclusion and relaxation. AbigailContinue reading “Review – Every Vow You Break”
When 2021 kick off, some friends and I decided to form a book club (my first one ever) and pick one book per month we would all read and then get on a zoom call to discuss it. This was particularly exciting for me because I am not prone to get out of my literaryContinue reading “Book Club Review – Later”
An interdimensional library that sends it’s agents to different worlds in order to retrieve rare editions of books containing forbidden secrets. Undercover dragons, murdered vampires and mechanical centipedes. Great detectives carrying electric swords and high speed chases over the London skyline. If any of this doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will. InContinue reading “Review – The Invisible Library”
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