Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb  My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, widely known in the fantasy world by her pen name Robin Hobb, published her first novel in the Realm of the Elderlings back in 1995. She recently (2017) completed her series of 13 main novels with the release of Assassin’s Fate….

January Wrap Up

Hello everyone! It’s been a while.. I haven’t been blogging much lately and the main reason for that is that I’m having a kind of “reading crisis”. I will try to explain it in this month’s wrap up that follows. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb  My reading year started off beautifully. I returned to the Realm…

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander: Novella Review

The tor.com novellas, which first made an appearance a few years ago, have proven to be a major force in the literary world, taking over major SFF awards, the Hugo and the Nebula among others. At first, I wasn’t completely sold in the concept of short fiction. The works of fantasy that I have completely…

January Reads (2018)

Happy New Year everyone! May 2018 be a fantastic reading  for all. As per usual, the 1st of January starts with many expectations and plans for myself, especially book plans. I am determined to go into the new year strong and read all 83 book on my excel TBR. I am excited, I am motivated…

5 Star 2018 TBR Predictions

Hello everyone and happy new year! Since 2017 is promptly over, I thought I would do a discussion post to predict which books from my 2018 TBR pile, which is mostly fixed and decided on already, will be a 5 star rating for me. This idea originated from Mercy’s BookTube video at MercysBookishMusings and many BookTubers…

My 2018 Reading Goals

Back in November I took a small break from blogging which has helped me read more books in the past few weeks than I normally would have. Now that the end of 2017 is drawing closer and closer, I have been reflecting on my reading goals for 2018, and thinking a lot about what I…

The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey: Book Review

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey My rating: 2 of 5 stars The zombie genre has steadily become more and more popular, considering its dawn with George Romero’s films in the 70s to its current life as TV series in The Walking Dead, experimental mixes with classic fiction – Pride and Prejudice and…

November reads (2017)

Hello book people! Today, I am posting a long overdue update of what I read in October, what I am currently reading and which books I want to finish by the end of November. This past October I finished four books, even though I was planning on reading much more than that. Due to circumstances…

Recommendations: Historical Fiction

Hello everyone! Today, I thought I would do a recommendations post about five historical fiction novels I have read and really enjoyed. I started reading historical fiction about two years ago and, even though I have really enjoyed some, I haven’t read many books of the genre. At first, historical fiction did not seem appealing…

The Inkblots by Damion Searls: Book Review

Note: This review was originally published on Mindwise, the blog showcasing the work from the Psychology department of the University of Groningen.  The Inkblots by Damion Searls My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Take the official Rorschach Ink Blot test to see if you are crazy”, is the title of the first video that comes up…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Book Review

The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 3 of 5 stars There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes. So, he whispered to the sleeping boy. I have you. In…

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: Book Review

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Area X is an anomaly, a place vaguely defined by boundaries that separate it from the rest of the world. In Area X, an unprecedented variety of new spieces of flora and fauna of immense beauty and intrigue have taken over, making it an unwelcoming…