Book Haul (October 2016)

The temperature in Groningen is slowly dropping and our dog walks are now taking place somewhere between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. My courses are progressing in more dynamic rhythms and I have been in a great mood for science fiction and fantasy stories this month. And as usual, I bought some new books! When…

New Book Releases (October 2016)

Hello friends, happy October! While we may have a new exciting month ahead of us, this has not been such an interesting release time for me. With a couple of appealing new book coming out in various genres, this is mainly a month with great Middle Grade books and a big adult fiction name, Jodi Picoult,…

Book Haul (September 2016)

Since I didn’t do a book haul for August beware: This is going to be a huge one! I’ll start of in the chronological order in which I acquired the books and we’ll go on from there. So let’s do this: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton The Miniaturist has been on my radar for quite…

New Book Releases (August 2016)

It’s this time of the month again for us to check out some of the new book releases for the month of August! 🙂 Fiction All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (release date: 9th of August) To start this month’s new releases and suggestions, we have a debut novel that sounds like a…

Hugo Awards Finalist 2016

Discussing the Man Booker Prize longlist two days ago and in the spirit of book awards and prizes, I decided today to talk about the Hugo Awards finalists. The Hugo Awards is like the Oscars for the SFF (Science Fiction/ Fantasy) reading community. Basically, any person who is a member of the World Science Fiction Society…

Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson My rating: 5 of 5 stars What this book is about (if you haven’t read Gardens of the Moon or Deadhouse Gates by the same author be warned, spoilers for these two books ahead!): A new, powerfule empire has risen in the continent of Genabackis, called the Pannion Domin…

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about:(assuming you’ve read Blood Follows and The Lees of Laughter’s End Our favourite necromancers, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese make it to the beach beneath a small village called Spendrugle, after the ship…

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson What this book is about (it’s suggested that you first read the first novella of the series, Blood Follows): Mysterious sorcerer Bauchelain and his creepy eunuch companion Korbal Broach are travelling on the ship Suncurl with their new mancervant, famous for his bad luck, Emancipor Reese. When…

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

Blood Follows by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: We are in Lamentable Moll where a series of murders – 11 so far – have taken place over the course of 11 nights. The people are panicking and Sergeant Guld is appointed the task of finding the killer…

Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson (Book Review)

Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: This book’s events take place a few months after the first book Gardens of the Moon by the same author. The Malazan Empire is weakened by the happenings in Darujhistan and has been brought to the brink of anarchy….