Just signed up for @BarbaraBB and @Librarybelle's tour of Europe #ReadingEurope2020 😁
The plan is to read a book set in - or by an author from - every European country (or as many as possible anyway!) through the course of 2020.
🇪🇺 If it sounds like fun to you too then sign up 💙
So I *might* have signed up for one last swap this year ☺️
It's a super simple, budget friendly swap and a beautiful tradition that I can totally get behind - giving a book and some chocolate as a Christmas Eve gift.
If this sounds like your type of thing head over to @MaleficentBookDragon for the sign up forms 😁
#JolabokaflodSwap #Jólabókaflóð #JólabókaflóðSwap (hurray for copy and paste 😉😅)
Some handy tips and tricks that I will be trying out in Spring, and a really handy list of 'translations' for Gardener jargon into plain English - I've been gardening for a while and scratching my head the whole time with some of the phrases - that has already come in useful. Some of the information is definitely aimed at the UK and our seasons, but still a handy guide I would think.
A pick, purely out of nostalgia. Reading them back again today I had mixed feelings. On the one hand I took a trip down memory lane and had a few laughs to myself, but some of the 'morals' in the story are so skewed it was mind blowing to think that even at the time it was acceptable. Still, some of them are truly classic 🧡
My #LeastRated #TBRChallenge is going well and I'm just about on track to finish by new year 😁
So my mum and I hit the charity shops today to see what was out and about. She walked out with some bargain clothes and I.... forgot I was there for the clothes and bought books 🤭😂
The most expensive book of the day was £1, and at that price it would have been rude not to ☺️😇
*Tagged is book 2 as 1 isn't in the Litsy database*
The beginning was difficult to get through. There was too much time spent on backstory that was irrelevant, and drawn out sections that could have been cut. That said though, it seemed to get its act together later on in the story.
The concept itself was an odd one that I wish had been explained, though I understand why it wasn't.
Not a huge fan but I wouldn't mind seeing where it might go next.
Is it just me that's sold on just this reviews title? 😅
Also, Audible is having a 2 for 1 sale right now for anyone looking for some new audio books 😊
An indepth history of two truly incredible queens; well written, well researched and well narrated. It had quotes and references to source materials giving it extra dimension. However...
There seemed to be times where she would go over the same point 3 or 4 times. Sometimes to add a quote from historical sources, which made sense, but there were times when it felt unnecessary.
All the same I enjoyed this book and I'm glad to have read it.
A huge thank you to @jenniferw88 for these awesome gifts 🤩🤩🤩
THE PILLOW IS SO SOFT 😻😻😻
The books are awesome, and I'm curious now about what an being an Aries means for my well being 🤔 and this edition of Manx Folktales is stunning! I love the illustrations in it 😍
#BasicWitchSwap @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain
Thought I'd do a check in of my #TBRChallenge and I'm doing better than I thought considering how little I've read this month 😂
Started reading Relics and Runes but then I saw how long the collection was 🤯 more than 2000 pages - not gonna finish that any time soon, and I wanted to finish 2 boards by new year so I've focused on my #Print and #AudioBook boards.
Let's see if I can finish 1 more before November 😏
Finally feeling a bit better (and finally got some time away from work!), so I've been to the post office to collect my #AllHallowsReadSwap package from @Hazel2019 😈 I now have both of my swaps in hand and I'm looking forward to the rest of the week 🧟♀️🧛♂️🧙♀️🧟♂️🧛♀️🧙♂️
#BasicWitchSwap @MaleficentBookDragon @jenniferw88 @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain
So there's a new discount bookstore opened up here on Island... boyfriend made the mistake of taking me in yesterday 😅 I love having matching cover sets like this so much 🤩
Although I do now have a couple of duplicates that I'll need to find new homes for now, because I had the first book in each series but it worked out so much cheaper to just rebuy them with the rest of the series 🤔
I'm sure I'll think of something 😎
#Day7 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush
My last one already 😲
If you want to play along post a picture of a book cover that you love - no explanation required! Feel free to tag a litten that you think will have fun with this, too!
For this last one... if you want to join and haven't already, I tag you! 🖤
This was a decent story let down by weak characters for me. Jake was very 2 dimensional, and obsessed with booze and sex - but not in a way that was at all endearing - while Jenny seemed to have no real discernable personality of her own. Charlie was a convincing character, but he was irritating. And don't get me started on the pointless last minute romance that did nothing for the story.
The history was cool though.
#Day6 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush
If you want to play just post a picture of a book cover that you love - no explanation! Then tag a litten that you think would enjoy this if you want 🖤
@Mommamanzi do you want to join? 😊
(Honestly, any cover from this edition is 🤩😍🤩)
#7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush #Day5
To play along post a picture of a book cover that you love, but no explanation, and tag a litten that you think will enjoy playing along 🖤
@LoveToReadLiveToRead @Mogoeg do you want to join? 😊
#Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove
If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation 📚
Feel free to tag any fellow littens that you think would enjoy playing along 😊
@tessavi @Bookwomble either of you up for playing along? 😁
#Day1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove
Thank you for my tags @Moony and @DaveGreen7777
To play along just post a picture of a book cover that you love, no explanation required! And if you fancy it, tag someone else that you think would have fun with this 😊
@Palimpsest do you want to give this a go? 😁
"Books were often powerful. People assumed this was because of the words inside, but that wasn't quite correct. People held books for long periods of time, they concentrated on them, they communed. They worshipped. That was what gave books - some books - power. The hush in a library was reverential for good reason."
A strange and marvellous supernatural mystery. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but it was as strange as it was enchanting. The relationship between Rose and Mal seemed a bit weird and unnecessary, but other than that it was just brilliant. The ending for me was weird and wonderful and not at all what I expected.
The story was spun through a myriad of viewpoints, both current and past, weaved into an awesome landscape. The Labyrinth was wonderfully imagined, and easy to lose yourself in. The characters were fantastically realised and so perfect for the story. The magic system is complex, but relatively easy to understand so far.
I'm looking forward to the next part of the series.
#TBRChallenge #AudioBook #LeastRated
My friend that I'm staying with forgot how fast I read 😅
Another amazing day in Prague 😊
Found a book shop open late, with books in loads of different languages, and watched a couple of street performers doing a fire show that was just amazing! It also made me think of the tagged, because they weren't asking for money but people (myself amongst them) were happily putting in any change they had while watching the performance, even though they didn't have to!
Review 2 of 2 😁 I love the cover of this edition 🧡
I found that I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. This time though, rather than enjoying the wonder of what would happen next, and which of the characters it would happen to, I enjoyed the intertwinedness of the characters and their stories. It was cleverly done, and reading it again took away none of the appeal.
Linger review on Goodreads for anyone interested 😊 #Reread
Review 1 of 2 for today 😊
A criticism of the current media industry. He addresses its unsustainable nature in light of the internet, and also how we don't need it to work because creators and fans will always look for a way to support their favourite creators for future content. He sites lots of examples like Patreon and GoFundMe projects.
A fascinating read, with lots of important ideas.
#TBRChallenge #AudioBook #LeastRated
Getting my bags packed ready for a week in Prague 😁 turns out the deal I booked through work included a carry on bag and a checked bag, both up to 23kg so I don't have to limit my books 😅
I've already started the top 3 so they probably wont last me long, and I think I've read Foretold by Thunder once before but I can't remember now ☺️
Roll on tomorrow morning 🤩 Prague here I come!
📚 tagged, The Clockwork Angel (every time I pick it up I get called into work, so I've been avoiding it 😅), Station Eleven, Information Doesn't Want to be Free, and Children of the Deterrent
🍁Maple all the way!
📖 He felt himself fall and welcomed it, opening his arms and diving into the cool darkness, desperate to get away from the burning pain.
I loved this book, and its adherence to historical context. It was well researched, the historical notes were fascinating, and it was still full of action, mystery&clever dialogue.
The narration was really good, with most characters having distinct voices or accents making it easy to differentiate despite the complex & similar names &titles.
A great read - I can't believe I put off reading it for so long!
#TBRChallenge #LeastRated #AudioBook