Friday reads was invented by The Candid cover
It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:
- Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
- The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
My Current read
I was seventeen when I brought a bird back to life.
And we’re starting with a reminder of just how powerful our main is. I love when we have lovable characters that can do the most unnatural stuff. It give the story such a delightful contrast of light and dark.
The Friday 56
After the whole… debacle that was our fucked-up courtship, my mother and father had invited Ryan out to lunch, telling me in no uncertain terms that I was not allowed to join them.
And that’s how you end up with a dead boyfriend letting your really protective parents go on a secret lunch with him…
I’m not dead! (Yay) I’m finally mostly settled in Edinburgh so the first thing I needed to do was get back into a posting schedule. I promise notthing but I will try and post a few times each week. For now I’m sticking to memes and reviews though.
This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.
It’s basically to check in, see what I’m reading at real-time.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest.
Format: Spanish Paperback
Length: 492 pages
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.
Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.
Review for the first book A Darker Shade of Magic
Continue reading “A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab”
…it’s been a while
I took a bit of a break from blogging but now I’m back, if with a bit less frequency than before, because…
I’M MOVING TO SCOTLAND
This Sunday I’ll be boarding a plane to London, then a train to Edinburgh, where I’ll be staying for the forseeable future!
I’ve been planning this move for a whole year and I can’t believe it’s actually happening.
Last year I went with my sister on a trip of the isles and fell in love with Scotland, when I came back to Argentina it was with the conviction that I’d move permanently there on 2020. I worked and saved during the entire year and now here I am.
I’ve been reading a lot but most of the books were about travel and/or moving abroad. I may make a wrap up of all the books I used in the future (if you’d all be interested in that)
The point is that my life is changing BIG TIME. I’ll be living an ocean away from my family and completely on my own for the first time and it will be an experience.
I promise to try and update as often as possible but if I dissapear for two or three weeks at a time, don’t worry I’m probably just trying to figure out how to go grocery shopping or something like that…
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
First Top Ten Tuesday of the decade! We’re still looking back to 2019 but only to see how it can help us in this new year..
Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019
Continue reading “TTT·What I’ve learned”
As I said on my 2020 Bookish Resolutions, this year I’m going to try and tackle by TBR
To do this I decided to participate, once again, on Novel Knight’s Beat the Backlist Challenge!
Basically, the idea is to read books that were published in previous years and log them to your BtB list so you can earn point, cross off a bingo squar or whatever tracking method you prefer
Continue reading “Beat The Backlist 2020”
At least the first half of 2020 because if I do the whole year then this would get far too long.
What’s the best part of a new year?
The new books of course!
2020 has some really amazing titles coming out on just the first half of it so let’s get to my Top 10 (because if I put all of them then it’ll get too long lbh)
Continue reading “2020 New Releases”
You are made of dreams and this world is not for you
Length: 448 pages
Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★☆☆
From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Raven Cycle, the mesmerizing story of those who can bring parts of their dreams into reality . . . and those who will stop at nothing to destroy them.
Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer … and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed…
Continue reading “Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater”
The other day I did my 2019 WrapUp and now it’s time to set unrealistic expectations on this new year!
Continue reading “2020 Bookish Resolutions”