Week of Reading #1

The other day I was away from home and reading a book when I suddenly had an idea: Writing every day how much (or not) I had read, and to see at the end of each week how much I had read (or not). So, the idea is for this to be a weekly thing! I will write each day how many pages I read and of which books, although I have a feeling some days I will probably end up saying ‘Didn’t read anything today’. Especially during exam times, but I liked the idea. This one actually has an extra day, since I thought of this idea a Sunday and included what I read then here, but normally I will make them starting on a Monday until the end of the week.

(I am trying to think if anything inspired this, and I believe I was thinking of how I hadn’t written in my diary in a few months now, and of those videos where someone reads for 24 hours, so perhaps those influenced, I suppose? Oh, and I was definitively influenced by sleep logs. I remembered how some people write how many hours they spent sleeping and instead I thought I could write how many pages I read)

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All The Crooked Saints | Review

Title: All the Crooked Saints
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published: October 10th 2017
Synopsis: From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

 

 

 

 

 

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Down the TBR Hole #1

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story, and I loved the idea as soon as I saw it, so I decided to try it! It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

As someone who does not like having too many books in my to-read shelf unless they are ones I truly want to pick up, I thought this was a great idea, especially because many of my books were added a long time ago and I’m sure my tastes have changed somewhat since then.

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A Darker Shade of Magic | Review

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Author: V.E.Schwab
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published: February 24th 2015
Synopsis:  Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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