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    Book unhaul #2

    In 2024 I want to make a bigger effort 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. In that post I also talked about the idea of starting a Vinted shop, to try and recover a…

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    Read in January 2024

    January didn’t start well in terms of reading. The first week of the month I didn’t even pick up a book. I didn’t read a letter and I didn’t feel like reading either. Then I started listening to a book sporadically, specifically for a readathon I didn’t want to fall behind on. This boosted my appetite again and I ended…

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    First Law Along #6: Red Country

    The First Law Along readathon continues in 2024. This sixth book in the series was scheduled for November/December last year, but I procrastinated on it and only read it in January. Still, in time for the discussion in the live show of January 14, but this of course caused me to postpone writing and publishing my review, since I was…

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    Reading journal November 2023

    Before I start a new reading journal for 2024, I want to finish the one for 2023. For November I managed to finish my spreads somewhere towards the end of December. I had picked out the different elements I wanted to use quite early on – pictures, papers, stickers, colours, etc. – but I dawdled quite a while putting it…

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    Read in December 2023

    December is always a bit of a strange reading month for me. On the one hand, I am in a kind of completionist phase, where I still want to complete as many series as possible so that I can cross them off my list. On the other hand, I also feel a kind of brake, where I feel like reading…

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    The Sword of Kaigen: special edition & review

    After I backed Brandon Sanderson’s Secret Projects through Kickstarter, I regularly received advertisements for other, similar bookish campaigns that I might like. And yes, many of them sounded nice, but I managed to restrain myself. That is until I came across Wraithmark Creative‘s campaign for The Sword of Kaigen, a book that I saw popping up almost everywhere at that…

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    Read in November 2023

    The end of the year is quickly approaching and I’m kind of scrambling to get all the blog posts I want to post before new year written and published. These last couple of weeks have been kind of busy and even though I’ve had most of my reviews ready, I procrastinated on writing the one for The Sunlit Man, which…

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    Review Secret Project #4: The Sunlit Man

    In March 2022, author Brandon Sanderson announced – in what has now become quite the iconic YouTube video – that he had secretly written five books. He decided to offer four of those Secret Projects in a non-traditional way, through self-publishing funded by the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. Since Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite fantasy authors, I…

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    Reading journal October 2023

    The idea for my October reading journal actually started when I first saw this ghost painted on a wall nearby. October is the spooky month and I have always incorporated that into my reading journal. My original plan was to simply use the photo I later took of the ghost as a centerpiece, but Pinterest put a stop to that.…

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    Unboxing Secret Project #4

    Huh, I was really convinced that I had already written and posted this unboxing, but apparently not! Even though I already received my 4th secret project from Brandon Sanderson at the end of October, before I even got around to reading the book digitally, which was a first! Previously, I had always read and seen the book digitally before seeing…