Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie: Book Review

If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my review of Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie instead. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Round and round in circles we go, clutching at successes we never grasp, endlessly tripping over the same…

Project: Horror October 2017

Hello everyone! October has arrived and that means, Halloween is approaching. Back in Greece, Halloween is not celebrated or given any attention really. When I came to live in the Netherlands I was very excited for a few things that we don’t have in Athens where I am from. Snow for once, but also decent…

The End of the Year: Book Tag

Hello lovely book people! I was catching up on my YouTube subscriptions a couple of days ago and stumbled upon this new tag by Ariel Bissett: The End of the Year Book Tag. Ariel has created this tag in preparation for winter and the end of the year, which feels suddenly very close, and I…

The Life of A Book Blogger: Tag

Hello everyone! I decided to try something new for me today and do a book tag. I’ve been watching a lot of videos of BookTubers answering some fun questions and I thought maybe I should do one. It’s a sunny Sunday here in Groningen and the weather is surprisingly mild. A stressful week of lectures…

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster: Book Review

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born on the 3rd of March 1947 in New Jersey. Only Ferguson is four different boys and these four boys are all the same. Archie’s life takes four different paths at the moment he draws his…

Discussion: The Man Booker 2017 shortlist

For many readers, including myself, choosing the next book to read is a difficult task. Thankfully, the Man Booker Prize returns every year and offers by default thirteen suggestions of novels for those of us that enjoy fiction. This year I decided to closely follow the Man Booker from its longlist to its shortlist by…

Book Haul: September 2017

Hello fellow book people! We are well on our way to a mostly rainy and windy Autumn here in Groningen, the university classes have started and the Man Booker shortlist was announced just a couple of days ago. I had decided to undertake the Project Man Booker 2017 here on my blog, by attempting to read all…

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: Book Review

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid My rating: 3 of 5 stars Book synopsis: In a city brimming with turmoil slowly about to erupt into a war zone, two young people dare to become a couple. Saeed finds in Nadia what people could call his polar opposite, a free, independent spirit. And Nadia sees in Saeed…

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund: Book Review

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars   Book synopsis: For Linda, isolation and loneliness are all she knows during her adolescent years. She finds an outlet with Mr Grierson, the new history teacher, and the scandal that breaks out when child pornography is found in his possession. And when…

Most Anticipated Autumn Books 2017

Since my return to the city of Groningen daily life has attacked me with tasks and mini chores that need to be completed before the beginning of the academy year, much like an animal would prepare for hibernation, and I cannot shake the feeling for a few weeks now that the dreadful Autumn is almost…

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The life of a slave on a plantation farm is a terrible life, especially for a girl at the verge of womanhood. Cora has always lived a nighmarish existence on the Randall plantation among the slaves. The white masters are cruel…

Book Haul (August 2017)

Well, hello again. It’s been a while. A little over a couple of weeks to be precise during which I returned from vacation and moved to a different apartment. Again. I am currently in my fifth apartment here in Groningen living on the fourth floor of a huge block of flats with the dogs next…