"Perhaps if Morton had not stopped to mop his brow in that precise spot, he might never have noticed the black-and-white house."First lin in A Study in Black and White by Bridget Collins (first story in The Haunting Season) Authors: Bridget Collins, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Natasha Pulley, Jess Kidd, Laura Purcell, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kiran… Continue reading The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights – Anthology Review
"Strickly speaking, it wasn't really Cilla's fault that I was bitten by a dragon."First line in The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl Hi, everyone. This post is another entry in my ongoing Lost in Translation series where I take advantage of my bilingual abilities by investigating what has been lost in the translation of specific… Continue reading Lost in Translation: The Shamer Chronicles by Lene Kaaberbøl
"Below the serpents, the beds of weeds swayed gently in the changing tide."First line in The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1999 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★★ The second book in the Liveship Traders trilogy is a step up from the first one. The plot started to take shape, so… Continue reading The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders #2) – Book Chat
"The king stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored."First line in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Hi, everyone. In today's post, I'm taking a closer look at the site Storygraph, which is a place where you can track your reading and leave reviews for the books you've read, much like the popular… Continue reading Do I Agree With Storygraph Reviewers?
"Books ran away when they grew restles, when they grew unruly, or when they grew real."First line in The Library of the Unwritten by A, J. Hackwith As you can tell, I found the time to do this week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt: Memorable character quotes. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable Character Quotes
"The girls were never present for the entrance interviews."First line in Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire It's time for The End of the Year Book Tag! It's one of those that people just do without being tagged for it, but I've actually never done it before because I always forget that it isn't… Continue reading The End of the Year Book Tag 2021
"My parlot smelled of linseed oil and spike lavender, and a dab of lead tin yellow glistened on my canvas."First line in An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson We're not quite done with October yet but I'm not finishing any more books this month, so I figured I might as well post this wrap-up… Continue reading October 2021 Reading Wrap-Up
"I was ninty-nine point nine percent sure I was dreaming."First line in New Moon by Stephenie Meyer Today I'm dealing with a hot topic: unpopular opinions. I stumbled upon some glorious Buzzfeed articles about unpopular opinions people have about YA books, and there were just too much gold in those to not make a post… Continue reading Reacting to Unpopular Opinions About YA Books
"There was a boy in her room."First line in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell This post has been inspired by a number of different things, but especially by a tweet I saw a while ago now (I forgot to like it so it's gone now, sorry). It was a response to the growing opinion that after… Continue reading What Is a Comfort Book To Me?
"When people ask me what I do - taxi driver, dental hygienists - I tell them I work in an office." First line in Elearnor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman It's time to do a tag I wasn't tagged for! However, this looked liked so much fun that I just had to do… Continue reading How I Choose my Books Tag