#DAReadathon // TBR

#DAReadathon // TBR

Read at Midnight is hosting a readathon focusing on diversity and on voices books, which we should strive to bring to the foreground in 2017 and I hope with much anticipation to join it.

You can read more details on her blog.

It starts tomorrow!

On the 1st of January 2017 and continues until Sunday the 15th of January midnight. You can sign up on over at Read at Midnight.

If you’re participating don’t forget to use the hashtagΒ #DAReadathon

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Review // Crooked Kingdom

Review // Crooked Kingdom

Warning: This review contains mild spoilers

β€œHow many times have you told me you’re a monster? So be a monster. Be the thing they all fear when they close their eyes at night.”

The fantastic thing about Crooked Kingdom is that while it may not have beenΒ everythingΒ I wanted, it was everything that it needed to be.

Once again, it was driven forcibly off the edges of cliff by its wonderfully 3D characters, as Bardugo’s writing is wont to do. If Kaz was a monster in Six of Crows, then he was every bit more monstrous. And aside from him and Inej and in some broad strokes, Matthias, the other three crows had to face all kinds of demons that they’d been toying with at the end of Six of Crows and really bring the battle to the foreground.

If Six of Crows was the book of Kaz, Inej and Matthais, then Crooked Kingdom belonged to Nina, Jesper and Wylan.

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july book haul // birthday

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How glorious to be able to do a book haul at the end of the month // I’d like to thank my parents for arranging for me to be born!!

Without further pathetic dramatics, let’s get right to the rather small, yet LIST of books I either bought or was actuallyΒ givenΒ by angels, no less, I am so undeserving… *wails in Elvish*

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what are you? // top 10 tuesday

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Do you still write?

Why yes, yes I do. Do you still breathe?

Stories.

I’ve been writing them since I was 10 years old, after reading as obsessively and continuously as I did, it seemed like the logical next step.

Because that’s how it usually happens, no?

You read and you read until that insatiable hunger leads you to try and put your own words down there in the quagmire of multitudes.

Perhaps, untold stories exist within us all, but only a seasoned reader knows how to pry them out from under her skin and set them loose in the wild.

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