Book Haul (March 2017)

This month I am bringing, yet again, another big book haul! Apart from the five books that I am planning on picking up in March, I made the mistake to go into a bookstore. There, the temptation was of course very big but I behaved myself and actually came out of it empty handed. Then,…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Review)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 2 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Kaz Brekker is a cunning and ever-resourcefull young thieving mastermind, conducting business for the Dregs in Ketterdam, a hub of international trade and much criminal activity. When Kaz is taken by an unknown party he is sure he’s gotten himself into…

March Reads (2017)

Although the reading plans I’m making every month seem to fail in the end, I still find it fun to create a schedule of what I’d like to read and review during a month, even if it doesn’t end up becoming reality. So, here is my February wrap up and March TBR. In February, I…

Under the Dome by Stephen King (Book Review)

Under the Dome by Stephen King My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The community of Chester’s Mill in Maine could have never imagined that one October day, a huge, sock-shaped and of unknown origin invisible element, that would soon come to be called “the Dome”, would shield them off from the rest of…

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley My rating: 2 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review) instead! Book synopsis: Shortly after discovering the truth about who assassinated her father, Adare makes a desperate move…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Book Review)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: On the night of Walter Moody’s arrival at Hokitika, in the hopes of making a fortune in the gold mines and tired after his long journey there, he makes his way in to the Crown Hotel where he finds an assemble of…

February reads (2017)

With January officially behind us and February just starting to make an appearance, I think it’s best to begin with a wrap up of the past month. In January, I successfully finished four out of the six novels I had originally planned on picking up and you can find reviews for all four of them…

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Book Review)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Humbert Humbert introduces himself to the readers whom he refers to as his jury, and openly admits his lifelong lust over young girls, between the ages of 9 and 14, he refers to as nymphets. As he early on explains, his pederosis could…

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (Book Review)

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Gil Coleman ended up bruised and battered in the hospital after desperately trying to follow his dead wife who he saw from his window looking out the street. He is returned to his house, a previously Swimming Pavillion by the sea-shore, where…