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    First Law Along #8: A Little Hatred

    Although at the moment I have no idea when the live show for the discussion of this book in the First Law Along will take place, the schedule originally scheduled this book for February-March 2024. With that the previous book was postponed by a month, I thought it likely that this book would also be moved forward. So April became…

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    Fairyloot Adult #25: March 2024

    Compared to the February edition, my March Fairyloot box arrived quite late, namely the first week of April. Fairyloot had communicated this in advance that they were struggling with delivery delays, so I was not worried. The theme for March was Swan Lake and we were promised a book packed with fearsome magic, moonlit forests, deadly curses and dangerous Fae.…

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    Read in March 2024

    March was a month of serious ups and downs as far as reading goes. It started well, but as the month progressed my choice of books became increasingly unsuccessful, even for a few for which I had high hopes. In total I read 9 books, good for 3174 pages. The average March book comes to 353 pages/book. As mentioned, a…

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    The Broken Binding Sub #3: January-February-March 2024

    It’s been a while since I talked about my subscription with The Broken Binding. After receiving my first two series from them, I received an invitation to upgrade my subscription from tier 2 to tier 1. However, the series that followed the Chronicles of the Wolf Queen did not really appeal to me and despite the overwhelming enthusiasm online for…

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    The Fitzalong #1: Assassin’s Apprentice

    Robin Hobb and her The Realm of the Elderlings are names that I hear and see very often as a fantasy reader. If you do anything online with reading, it is almost impossible to avoid these books or to not witness legions of fans speaking enthusiastically about the trauma this series caused them. Given the immense popularity of these books,…

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    Magical Readathon Year 3: Spring Equinox TBR (April)

    April is already very close by and so it is again time for the Magical Readathon! It’s the spring equinox and all the students of the magical Academy of Orilium are expected back at school to resume their classes. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Bookroast, the creator of this readathon, eplains the entire concept from A to…

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    Fairyloot Adult #24: February 2024

    Just about halfway through February I received my Adult Fairyloot of that month. For this subscription service, this timing is fairly standard (if nothing goes wrong with customs of course), even almost to the early side. The theme for February was Vikings and here too the speculation about the possible book was quite unanymous. Also take a look at this…

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    Book unhaul #3

    In 2024 I want to make a bigger effort to to find books that I no longer care about a new home. At the end of 2023 I already made a first move by unhauling a set to a little free library and earlier this year I tried out Vinted for the first time. In the meantime, it hasn’t been…

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    Fairyloot Adult #23: January 2024

    As I indicated earlier, from now on I will start posting regular unboxings of my Fairyloot Adult book subscription again, starting with this first book for 2024. January’s theme was Star Chosen and based on the illustration for the theme I was pretty sure which book this would be. It had appeared on many high expectation lists at the end…

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    Read in February 2024

    February was a bit of an eclectic reading month. I haven’t quite got my reading mojo back yet, which doesn’t mean that I don’t read a lot, but rather that I quickly get distracted by my thoughts or (worse) my phone while reading. I didn’t read everything I had planned to read in February, but I did manage to finish…