Saturday, 30 April 2016

20 books I want to read in 2016 - update

Hi booklovers

Since we're over a quarter through 2016 I thought I would give you an update on how many books that are on my '20 books I want to read' TBR I have read.

A) Books I already own:

* Fairest by Marissa Meyer
* Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
* The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

B) Books I didn't own at the time of the original post but have bought since:

* Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
* Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I already bought Six of Crows and Stars Above and I want to read them very soon.

5 books down, 15 to go, I can do this :-)
Bye for now

Friday, 29 April 2016

Friday Reads #5 - April 29th

Hi booklovers

Let's take a look at what I read this week:

- I started listening to 'The Great Hunt' by Robert Jordan during the Author-A-Thon and I continued listening to it this week. I'm now 13hrs and 40 mins into the book. 
- I finished 'Ice Like Fire' by Sara Raasch.
- I started reading 'Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft'. This is so weird, but I'm liking it so far.
- I also, literally, read the first page of 'Cruel Crown' by Victoria Aveyard before falling asleep :-$ 
What I'll be reading this weekend and next week:

- I'll probably finish 'Locke and Key' on Monday.

- I'm going to continue listening to 'The Great Hunt', but since I mostly listen to it while walking to and from work and I have two days off at the end of next week, I might not finish it yet. But that's okay, because I don't mind taking it slow.

- I'm hoping to finish 'Cruel Crown' and maybe move on to 'Glass sword', so I can catch up with the series.
Let me know in the comments what you'll be reading next week.

Bye for now


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Author-A-Thon wrap-up

Hi booklovers

Sunday was the last day of the Author-A-Thon, so I thought I'd do a wrap-up of my reading week.

First of all, I only read one of the books on my TBR *hides under desk*
What did I end up reading?

- I listened to about 9 hours of 'The Great Hunt' by Robert Jordan. I'm really enjoying the story and the audiobooks help me pick up on so many more details. The narrators are doing such a wonderful job.
        * Challenge: Read a book by your favourite author
- I finished 'Fables Volume 1: Legends in Exile'. I never expected to enjoy this as much as I did and I want to pick up the next volume very soon.
* Read a book written by more than one author / a new-to-you author
- I continued reading 'Ice Like Fire', the sequel to 'Snow Like Ashes'. I managed to read about 200 pages of it.
* Read a book by an author from a different continent than you are.
I'm not sure if I managed to read more during this readathon than during any other week, but I enjoyed it.

How did you do with the readathon? Let me know in the comments.

Bye for now


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Author-A-Thon Readathon day 1 - 4

Hi booklovers

I wanted to post a short update about the Author-A-Thon readathon so far:

- The audiobook of The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan is the only book from my TBR I've been 'reading' so far. I spent a couple of hours gardening yesterday, so I was able to listen to about 5 hours of it (at 1.25 speed!).

- I finished 'Fables Volume 1', so I might use this for the challenge of 'reading a book from a new to you author' and 'a book written by multiple authors'.

- I'm still reading 'Ice Like Fire', I'm hoping to finish it before the end of the readathon, so I could count that as 'a book written by an author from another continent'.
We'll see how the rest of the week goes :-) 

Hope your readathon is going well if you're participating!

Bye for now


Monday, 18 April 2016

Author-A-Thon Readathon

Hi booklovers

I decided at the last moment that I wanted to participate in the Author-A-Thon Readathon hosted by Joana Sousa and Thoughts on Tomes, which takes place from the 18th of April 'till the 24th of April.

There are six different challenges you can try to complete or read books by the same author.

I'm going to give the challenges a try:

1- Read a book by one of your favorite authors: I've just started listening to the audiobook of The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan and I really enjoy his books, so he counts as one of my favourite authors.
2- Read a new-to-you author: I'm going to combine some of the challenges, so for this challenge I'm going to choose 'These Broken Stars' by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. I'm also going to use this book for challenges number 5 and 6. (I'm not sure if you're allowed to use a book for three challenges, but I'm going with it :-) )
3- Give an author a second chance: I don't really have an author I want to give a second chance at the moment!

4- Read a debut author (2015 or 2016): I want to read 'Glass Sword' by Victoria Aveyard. I know this technically isn't her debut novel, but I already read 'Red Queen' and that was her debut of last year, so :-$
5- Read a book written by more than one author: These Broken Stars

6- Read a book from an author who is from a different continent than you are: These Broken Stars. Amie Kaufman is Australian, so, there you go :-)

I probably won't read all of them, but I'm going to try to read as much as possible.

Are you participating in this readathon? Let me know in the comments.

Bye for now


Saturday, 16 April 2016

Friday Reads #4 (on a Saturday) - April 16th

Hi booklovers

This is my Friday Reads post for this weekend / week.

First a little recap of the past reading week:

- Since I had only 6 hours left of 'The Eye of The World', I was able to finish it last week. I gave it 4 stars, I really enjoyed it. This is the third time I've read this. In case you are wondering why I've reread this book for the second time, it's a bit of a story. I've been reading this series for about a decade now. I started reading the books back in 2004 and I got to book 10 (I think that was the last book that was published at the time). When book 11 was released I couldn't really remember what had happened in the previous books, so I started rereading them and I got up to book 6 before I gave up, it just was taking me way too long to get through them. Don't forget that these books are massive - they are all between 700 and 1000 pages :-s After watching Kitty G rave about the books, I really wanted to pick them up again. Because I was scared it would take me another decade to finish the series, I decided to listen to the audiobooks. I am so glad I did this, because there were so many things I picked up that I hadn't during the previous reads.

- I also said in my last Friday Reads that I didn't know which book I was going to read on my e-reader. I ended up choosing Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell. It was a cute read, but too short to be more than a three star read.

On to the things I'm going to read in the upcoming days:

- I'm still reading 'Ice Like Fire' and I'm really enjoying it. It's really nice to back in this world and see where the story is going. I'm not even halfway through the book and my heart has already been broken.
- On Friday I started 'Fables'. I'm 40 pages in and I have to admit I'm really enjoying it. I'm hoping to finish it this week.
- Today I started listening to 'The Great Hunt', book 2 in the Wheel of Time series. I'm hoping I'll enjoy this just as much as the first 1.

Let me know in the comments what you'll be reading in the upcoming week.

Bye for now


Friday, 8 April 2016

Friday Reads #3 - April 8th

Hi booklovers

It's been a very long time since I posted anything on my blog :-s so I thought I would do a new Friday Reads post.

I've just had a two week break so I was able to read a decent amount of books, so I might still do a March wrap-up :-)

I just finished the 'Clipped Wings' duology and the novella's by Helena Hunting last night, so tonight I'm going to start 'Ice Like Fire' by Sara Raasch. 'Snow Like Ashes' was the first book I read this year and I really enjoyed it, so I didn't want to wait too long to move on to the sequel.
After much debating I decided to give Audible a try and I chose 'The Eye of the World', book 1 in the 'Wheel of Time' series by Robert Jordan. I only have about 6 hours left, so I'm hoping to finish it this week. At first I was a bit hesitant about getting this type of book as an audiobook, but I love it. It probably helps that this isn't the first time I've read it and that the narrators are doing such a good job. I'm sort of buddy-reading this with Bre Faucheux and she found the story to be a bit confusing at times and maybe that would be the case for me too if I hadn't read the book before.


I'm not sure if I'll be picking any more books up this week, I might start a book on my e-reader while commuting, but I'm not sure yet which one.
Bye for now