Maybe I pick bad books or maybe I don't read enough female authors; but I'm always pleasantly surprised at well written female friendships. One of the best things about Uprooted is the friendship between Agnieszka and Kasia. It's not one of those 'we're friends even though nothing we ever do shows that', but it's also… Continue reading How to write a friendship – Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Reading plans don't always work out but they're always fun to make. So let's go! Challenges: Goodreads: 50 books - years ago I would do at least a 100 each year and it wasn't an issue at all but life has changed and now 50 is a challenge - last year I didn't get there,… Continue reading 2022 Reading Plans and Hopes
I didn't read or blog as much as I meant to this year, but I wanted to write this post to remember the good moments of my reading year. My favorite books of the year are... The Cruel Prince was a big surprise to me, I heard about it so much for years but the… Continue reading 2021 Wrap Up
ARTWORK by Liu Zishan from 123RF.com In honor of the SciFiMonth, it's time for the science fiction version of the Bookish Memory Check! The rules: Go to your Goodreads ‘sci-fi’ + ‘read’ shelfSort by randomTest your memory on the top five books Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold (Vorkosigan Saga #5.1-5.3) My memory:I think this is one of… Continue reading Bookish Memory Check – the SciFi edition
ARTWORK by Liu Zishan from 123RF.com I almost missed it! I wasn't very active lately but luckily yesterday I noticed that everyone was posting SciFi month TBRs and decided that I have to join. SciFi Month is hosted by Lisa and Imyril. They also hosted Wyrd & Wonder and I loved it, so I'm sure this will be just as… Continue reading SciFi Month 2021!
In the past few months I've found a new job and had quite a bit of reader's block but now my motivation has returned so I'm back to reading and blogging. I'm also back to doing challenges - the subgenres challenge and One Book, One Idea have been waiting for me to get a move… Continue reading Back to blogging: October 2021 Wrap Up!
The Bridges of Madison County is the story of Robert Kincaid, a world-class photographer, and Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife. Kincaid, fifty-two, is a photographer for National Geographic. A strange, almost mystical traveler of Asian deserts, distant rivers, and ancient cities, he is a man who feels out of harmony with time. Francesca Johnson,… Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
I saw this tag on The Orangutan Librarian and my first thought was: mid-year? Already? Time really passes faster the older we get. After a quick existential crisis over the passage of time, I decided to do the tag. Let's see how my reading year has been so far. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out 2021
Anything can happen during the hot nights in the Dominican Republic. SydneyI just wanted a tan and to sip drinks with little umbrellas in them. I didn’t know that vacation would mean sleeping with a hot stranger, being drugged, and nearly killed. My instincts tell me there’s more to the smooth facade of Nathan Russo,… Continue reading Heat by Nicolina Martin (Russo Saga #1)
I've had a Goodreads account for 12 years now but the way I use my to-read shelf is not actually helpful for my reading life, so I decided it's time to fix it up. There have been many times in my life where I've read a book, loved it and decided to read everything that… Continue reading Fixing up my Want to Read shelf – Part 1