"The circus arrives without warning."First line in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern It's Eurovision week! Even better, it's the day of the Grand Final, and as a Eurovision fan, I just had to write about something Eurovision-related today. I've chosen to very simply share my top ten from this year and pair them with… Continue reading My Eurovision 2022 Top Ten and the Books They Make Me Think Of
"The loss of a bond-beast is a difficult event to explain to the non-Witted."First line in The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Series: The Tawny Man #2, Realm of the Elderlings #8 Published: October 21, 2002 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ The Golden Fool is (currently) my lowest-rated book by Robin Hobb,… Continue reading The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb – Book Chat
"If I hadn't come to the convent's cemetary to be alone, I wouldn't have noticed the silver gleam of the censer lying abandoned at the base of a tombstone."First line in Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson April is very close to being over so it's time for my wrap-up! April is always a weird month because… Continue reading April 2022 Reading Wrap-Up
"It was late winter in northern Rus', the air sullen with wet that was neither rain nor snow."First line in The Bear and the Nightingale by Kathrine Arden I recently reread the entire Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden, and since I love that series so very much, I wanted to write posts about it. At… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: A Discussion
Happy Friday, everyone!
If you’ve been keeping up with our wrap-ups, you’ll already know that Line @ First Line Reader and I recently buddy read Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris together. However, what you probably didn’t know was that we used StoryGraph to do it!
(That’s right – this idiot has finally figured out how to make the switch to StoryGraph and import her Goodreads data 😁 It only took me what, a year?)
And of course, we wouldn’t be true book bloggers if we didn’t exploit this experience to write a lengthy discussion post. Especially now that we’ve put in the effort and figured out how StoryGraph works!
After several experiments that involved not just our fully fleshed-out Elantris buddy read, but also a trial-run with Hanya Yanagihara’s To Paradise and some final tweaks with Julia Golding’s Dragonfly, we feel fairly confident that we know enough to give you all the…
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"The queen waited."First line in The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Tomorrow (Sunday) my blog turns 3 years old! 🥳 I must admit, it feels like I've been doing this for much longer but that's probably just time not being real since 2019. Anyway, 3 years old means my blog is still in… Continue reading 3-Year Blogiversary! Looking Back on My Most Popular Posts
"He came one late, wet spring and brought the wide world back to my doorstep."First line in Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: October 15th, 2001 Series: The Tawny Man #1, The Realm of the Elderlings #7 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★★ Review Oh Fitz, how I've missed you! Fool's Errand is… Continue reading Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb – Book Chat With Spoilers
"Reginal Gatling's doom found him beneath an oak tree, on the last Sunday of a fast-fading summer." First line in A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske March. Did I do anything in March? Wasn't it February yesterday? We changed to daylight saving time last weekend and that missing hour is still messing with me. It's… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Wrap-Up
"Later!" The word, the voice, the attitude.First line in Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman I'm doing the Chapters and Melodies Tag today! I haven't actually been tagged to do it but it's a music-related book tag so what did you expect me to do? I first saw Lotus @Pages of Starlight do… Continue reading The Chapters and Melodies Tag
"The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself."First line in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman I have a confession to make although you can probably tell what it is from the title: I prefer books with male main characters. Those are the ones I gravitate towards, the ones that make it… Continue reading Discussion: Preferring Male Characters