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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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    On the go #11

    My making frenzy seems to have subsided somewhat last month, but I am very happy that I still regularly knit, crochet and sew! I worked on two ongoing projects, completed a request and started a new project. I haven’t continued with the embroidery/hat project from the last updated unfortunately. It will probably take me some time to work up the…

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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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    Hat experiment

    In my last On the go post, I talked about finding a hat project that I started over a year ago, but had completely forgotten about. At the time I was busy playing with my new https://charami.com/tag/addi-express-en/ (I really need to get back to that again soon) and I had made the base for a hat for myself, with colours…

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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…

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    What about the Fairyloot Adult books?

    In May 2023, I posted my 11th post about my subscription to the Fairyloot Adult Fantasy Book-Only subscription. I only posted about this subscription when I had actually read the book in question and thus combined the unboxing with my review. I was a little behind on reading the received books, but all in all I managed to systematically read…