While it may contain one of the catchiest songs of the moment ("Toss a Coin to your Witcher), the way the Witcher was adapted for Netflix failed to initially engage me for three reasons.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly mean, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. This is such a fun prompt that lets me reflect on the year to highlight the best authors and genres and other discoveries that made this year amazing. 1. Reading Communities Maybe this doesn't feel … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries I made in 2019
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly mean, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. This week's prompt is tricky, to say the least. Auto-buy authors? I've never really thought about it before. I read a lot of series and many of my current reads/anticipated are next installments of debut … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy Authors
Genre: Fantasy (Dystopia) Age Range: YA Star Rating: 4.5 stars Series: yes - book 4 *SPOILER ALERT: contains SPOILERS for RED QUEEN, GLASS SWORD and KING'S CAGE* Synopsis: Victory comes at a price. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for … Continue reading Book Review: WAR STORM by Victoria Aveyard
Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, TTT is a weekly meme that everyone is welcome to participate with. I actually wavered a fair bit over whether or not to post my response to this prompt because some of them will be very unpopular. But then I decided that it was the point of the prompt, and I want … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions
Genre: Fantasy/Dystopia Age Range: Adult Star Rating: 4/5 stars Seires: yes - book 3 *SPOILER ALERT: contains SPOILERS for THE BONE SEASON and THE MIME ORDER* Synopsis: Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her … Continue reading Book Review: THE SONG RISING by Samantha Shannon
After reading a few books which, in my opinion, suffered from too many POV, I started really thinking about the use of perspectives in books. I usually love reading multi-POV books, and how it can show different sides of a story, but these books didn't click. In my free time, I also write stories, and I … Continue reading The joys and challenges of Multi-POV
This is currently the big debate among the book community. Should we DNF books? Short for 'Did Not Finish' it's dividing readers, in a rather ridiculous way. I think we need to talk about it more, in a reasoned and respectful manner, to have a wide range of opinions out there. How else can we … Continue reading The DNF choice
I count 20 books in this picture. 20. That's twenty retellings (and additions to existing stories, like the DC Icons books). And that's only my London shelves. I can think of a few more up in York, and there's more if I cross into my sister's room or climb into the loft. Most of these … Continue reading Why I’m sick of retellings