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Books read in September

september

It is probably not considered unusual by this point that my monthly reading list contains only one book. Rather than letting this bother me, I will see it as an opportunity to spend a little more space on this little paperback.

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Library of the soul (book read in August)

august

We all have a story. Mine includes where I was born, how I spent a lot of holidays as a child on the road, when I went to school, how I spent the majority of weekends in the library…
You can find pieces of a person’s soul in their story.

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Books read in July

July

Well, I’m not quite sure how August is here already, but regardless, here is my reading update. (more…)


Books read in June

June

Also featuring a new section on audiobooks. (more…)


Books read in February and March

February

A very diverse little collection of books this time round. (more…)


Books read in January

January

I’m still taking it easy. Rather than force myself to read, and stress myself into apathy again, I’m taking small steps. Don’t worry though, I’m getting better. Just careful not to overdo it.
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Books read in November and December

November

Yet again this seems to have turned into an every-second-month post. I actually considered whether I should change the series to only update every two months, if that is what seems more natural. However, I’ve decided that it was a coincidence that it happened twice in a row. I couldn’t post September’s update, because my laptop was in the shop for a hard drive transplant. I didn’t post November’s update due to NaNoWriMo and pure exhaustion. It was circumstantial why this happened. So these posts will continue the same way they have before. I really enjoy writing them and I hope someone enjoys reading them.

So let’s move on to the exciting stuff.
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Books read in September and October

Hey guys, so we’re doing things a little differently today. You may remember that I took an unexpected blog hiatus when my almost-five-year-old laptop’s hard drive failed. Last when I posted my laptop was still in for repairs and I didn’t know how much data I was going to lose. (more…)


Books read in August

August

I mean book read in August. Well, book and two short stories… And a few chapters of another book… Let’s just move on. (more…)


Books read in July

July

How did I manage to read any books last month, on top of writing and the Shakespeare cartoons? Well, I did fail at the writing and the cartoons were late a couple of times, that’s how. (more…)


Books read in June

June

Sometimes blogging is about learning to eat my words. (more…)


Books read in May

May

May is the month of mysteries. (I’m so good at alliteration.) 😛 (more…)


Books read in April

April

A strange combination of literary parody, epic high fantasy finales and pretentious teens. (more…)


Books read in March

March
Sometimes I have more thoughts than book reviews. (more…)


Books read in February

February

A month of Diana Wynne Jones.

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Books read in January

January

Two long overdue reads, as well as reading plans for 2015.

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Books read in December

December

A good reading month.

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Books read in November

November

Which contains more than you might expect, given that November was NaNoWriMo.

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Books read in October

October

A return to old-fashioned fantasy after the bleak reality of war, nightmares and dystopia of the last couple of months.

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Books read in September

September

Or book actually. But at 550 pages, Wool by Hugh Howey quite fills up the noun “book”. (more…)


Books read in August

August

Well, would you look at that, August is gone as well. Someone has definitely activated a magical science-y time-speed affecting device of some sort in my life. I’m mentally still stuck in July. Anyway, at least I still had time to read three books.

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Books read in July

July

I should never ever say when I intend to publish my next post. Because every time I do something happens like magic to prevent me from doing that. When I say nothing everything is fine and I can post whenever I want. So, here are the books that I read in July, almost a week later than I said it would be. Nothing come up until I have finished typing this. (more…)


Books read in May & June

May

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This post was meant to be published at the beginning of June. I’d planned it to celebrate this blog’s third birthday on 29 May (THREE YEARS OLD, GUYS! Is that crazy or what?!) because I wanted to introduce a new monthly feature with it. This one to be exact.

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Book review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Several posts ago (I’m not going to go look for the one in question now) I stated my intention to pick a random book to read during Easter Break. I was feeling bored with everything I was reading and I thought that it would be a good way to break out of this reading lethargy. You know, I stick to my accustomed-to shelves pretty religiously. Fantasy, sci-fi to a lesser extent, some historical novels that preferably do not consist only of smut, YA occasionally and all of the millions of classical and renaissance works that I have to read for class. So I was going to ignore those shelves when looking for something new to read and look for something outside of my comfort zone. And boy, am I glad I did.

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