"We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. "The wildlings are dead." First line in A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin As a fan of Game of Thrones, I obviously tuned in when HBO Max started airing their new prequel series that was going to… Continue reading House of the Dragon Season One (Review)
"The day I went missing. That's where I'll start. Keep up." First line in Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards I might have forgotten that I had read all my 5-star predictions but my wrap-up is here now! It's time to reveal whether I have gotten any better at predicting which books I'll give 5 stars… Continue reading 5-Star Predictions Wrap-Up and New Predictions #3
"It's easy to think that nobody could really arrange the world like clockwork."First line in The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley Hi, and welcome to my little experiment. As it is my birthday tomorrow (Sunday), I wanted to do something birthday-related which then became me investigating whether the books recommended for me based… Continue reading Do I Like Books Recommended for My Zodiac Sign?
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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"Some people are born under a lucky star, while others have their misfortune telegraphed by the position of the planets."First line in Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia We might have reached the end of January 2022, but I'm still reviewing 2021, although, this is my last post about it (finally). We've made… Continue reading 2021 in Review – Stats and Goals
"The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke’s house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches."First line in Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Since we're not done with January yet, I'm still… Continue reading Things I Enjoyed in 2021 That Weren’t Books
"This far below Emond's Field, halfway to the Waterwood, trees lined the banks of the Winespring Water."First line in The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan So I've watched the first season of The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime, and I have thoughts. If you can't handle criticism, you probably shouldn't continue reading… Continue reading The Wheel of Time Season One (Review)
"Marley was dead, to begin with."First line in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Merry Christmas! I hope you all are having a wonderful time whether or not you celebrate the holiday. This post is just going to be a chatty, non-bookish one about how we celebrate Christmas in Denmark because it's pretty different from… Continue reading Merry Christmas! A Post About Danish Christmas
"There was a boy in her room."First line in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Hi, guys. I've been meaning to write a post about social anxiety for a while because it's something that has a great impact on my life. Occasionally, I've mentioned that I suffer from it here on my blog, but I've never really… Continue reading Book Blogging and Social Anxiety
"It was almost sweet the way they worried about me."First line in Galatea by Madeline Miller We've made it to my final "end-of-the-year" post where I'm going to throw a lot of numbers at you. I often wonder how interesting these stats posts are to other people, but I love doing them and that's all… Continue reading 2020 Reading Stats