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You're welcome! 😉😂😍
You're welcome! 😉😂😍
This is a surprisingly good book and definitely is the first book to read in this series as it introduces readers to the world of the Witcher. I enjoyed the storytelling and characters.
For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3057566936
Jeez only took me nearly a year to get through this. Truly this isn‘t bad. I think it‘s more so me than the book. I just don‘t get along with short story collections very well. I also thought this was going to be darker and less fairytale-ish than it is which was truly a mistake on my part. There was some humorous bits but mostly it was just a miss for me. I want to give a full novel a try though so I‘m not giving up on this series yet.
Haven't progressed much to comment, but i am already enjoying it a lot. Looks like a binge read worthy series, let's see. Finally beginning the witcher series, excited!!!! Geralt introduction, I want to be ready before the tv series begins. 😄, Because once the tv version is out I generally drop the book or not watch the series in favour of the books. Let's see which way these books take me.
My book haul from today! I have to thank the Well Read podcast for the suggestions. The Glass Woman, The Secrets We Kept, and The Library of the Unwritten were all books talked about in one of their latest episodes and I just knew I needed to grab them right away! The book suggestions I‘ve gotten from this podcast have yet to let me down. #bookhaul #bookpodcast
My book haul from the Bookends bookstore 🙌🏽😝 got me in trouble 🤣🤣🤣 not 😝📖😋📚
I've never played the games & know nearly nothing about the book series, so I was pleasantly surprised by this story collection. I liked it more than expected. I always enjoy fairy tale retellings, even if these get a bit dark sometimes. I didn't love all of it; for example, I thought the eponymous story was a bit longer than necessary. Others were quite enjoyable. I'm probably not coming back to the series anytime soon, but it was a fun visit.
I really wish I‘d read this book earlier. I‘ve been a fan of the Witcher games for awhile now and am now picking my way through the book series. This is a collection of short stories that rewrites a lot of fairy tales and places to them in a grim dark setting. Suffice to say that I loved this collection and am looking forward to starting the next one.
Week 4 check-in! Sorry for the lack of updates and the slapdash collage this week. Between the first week of school and National book Fest, I have lots of catching up to do today!
I made my books goal early! Not as good on the water goal, but all 3 days I missed, I was close! I still want to work on activity, but I'm proud of my efforts.
The Witcher is an interesting character. The short stories here though didn't really get me excited as I was hoping it would. Seeing that it inspired a game and now a netflix series I was a bit surprised. I may try the next book in the series, but I'm in no rush to do so.
I wanted to like this. I don‘t think I‘m much of a short story person. They have to be amazing. This feels so disjointed and incomprehensible! The writing is awful and I just can‘t care enough. It bounces so many places I can‘t seem to get my head around this world at all. Needless to say I didn‘t finish.
I think it‘s best for me to just start with the trilogy and get I to the actual heart of the story.
The Witcher books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski came well before the popular video game franchise.
There is soon to be a Netflix series based off the books staring Henry Cavill.
I have to admit - I'm more a fan of the game so far. I've only read this first one, which is a collection of short stories. Apparently they get better so I'll haveta read more & see for myself.
When I heard that the new Netflix adaptation of The Witcher series was going to star Henry Cavill this series zoomed to the top of my TBR. The recommendation for reading order starts with this collection of short stories which I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio narrator is really good. The Comic Con trailer can be seen here https://youtu.be/cSqi-8kAMmM
apparently a good book that is soon to be made into a netflix show.📚🎥
New trailer for The Witcher was released yesterday and I've got mixed feelings. I need to remind myself that they're basing the show on the books and not the video game series (which I loved more than the books). And now I feel like I need to go re-read the books. I'm a little surprised at how old Ciri is in the show though and Henry Cavill actually wound up surprising me in a good way!
I haven‘t read the books yet, but the show looks awesome!
An absolutely brilliant set of short stories that provide excellent Witcher lore. I‘d always wondered about the back story to the Witcher and Yennefer/Dandelion and this has given me an insight into a small part of it. I love playing the Witcher games on Xbox and from reading the first in the series, the games have Geralt‘s character spot on. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series!
This has been the story of the last few months. I start books, yet never finish any of them. I am almost done with 5 of these (within 50 pages) halfway done with 2 and just started the last. Yet I have no motivation to finish any of these despite liking the stories 😪 Anyway, this is why I have been MIA. Can‘t really post if I‘m not reading much 😅
Bit of a fantasy week this week, I‘m in the middle of both of these at the minute.
Bit behind target for #bfcr2 this week which I think is a reflection of the busy week I‘ve had, there‘s been so little time for runs or even walks outside of work hours and social events this week.
Bring on week 3!
Congrats @WhiskeyMistress ! Currently I‘m packing The Last Wish around. It‘s been to many doctor offices with me and I‘m so close to being done with it! Just need one or two more appointments 🙈 I think it has seen the inside of my car and a booksleeve more than the inside of the house haha. #packingpages
I read the first two books in the Witcher series, I loved the fantasy but didn‘t really get some it.So I finished the The last Wish which is a book of stories that definitely gives you an understanding of the Witcher,the world and some of the politics.I definitely will read Sword of Destiny and then go back and pick up the third book in the series having a better understanding of the characters,politics and the world 🗡⚔️
Alright fine I‘m joining in with the #24B4Monday Readathon. I‘ve wanted to do these in the past but the weekends they landed on were always so busy. But this weekend 😈 I think I have time...I think.
I‘m halfway through The Last Wish and I‘m almost done (like a chapter left) in All Systems Red and Body‘s Not Big Enough. Haven‘t started the other two but they‘re due back Monday. We‘ll see how this goes.
I recently discovered this excellent series. SO GOOD. It‘s by a polish author that started the series back in the nineties. They just released the english translation of his most recent addition last year. This guy gets it, understands folklore and mythology in a way that even good fantasy authors don‘t seem to. It‘s not a bright and shiny epic. First couple books are anthologies and the rest are novels (7 or 8 books in total, I believe).
I have heard so many good things about this series that I broke my book buying ban and picked it up from Barnes and Noble today. I couldn‘t resist the educator discount! 😅 I‘m excited to get to this one and see if it lives up to the hype! (Hopefully I can read it soon. )
This is my current reads right now! Have you read them? I'm finding them pretty good! Almost done with The Last Wish! #readingislife
Surprisingly good for a story about a man with a golden dick. Geralt as a character developed surprisingly well through out the story, it's just a shame that the other characters felt a little lacking in comparison. I'm hoping that they are further developed in subsequent books.