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    Review Secret Project #3: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

    In March 2022, author Brandon Sanderson announced that he had secretly written five additional 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 decided to support this campaign in order to get my hands…

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    Read in June 2023

    Phew, we’re already August, but I still haven’t written about the books I read in June! To be honest, I’ve neglected writing reviews lately and once I fall behind, it’s hard to catch back up, given that time doesn’t stand still, of course. But also, June was a really bad reading month and most of my notes on the books…

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    Read in May 2023

    May was a bit of a colourless reading month. I was not very lucky with the books I chose. Even though I read a few good books, the feeling of reluctance and antipathy prevailed. In total, I read 8 books in May, amounting to 2494 pages, significantly less than any previous month of this year. The average May book comes…

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    Read in April 2023

    April was Magical Readathon month, so this usually means a lot of books are being finished. Even though I did read quite a bit more in april, both in number of books as pages, compared to previous months, I didn’t go too overboard. In total I read 13 books, amounting to 4425 pages. The average April book comes to 340…

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    First Law Along #3: Last Argument of Kings

    After finishing Before They Are Hanged I just couldn’t wait to continue with this series. According to the schedule of the First Law Along readathon the third book is to be read by the end of June, but I already finished it in April. Since this is the third book of the first First Law trilogie, it’s quite possible that…

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    Fairyloot Adult #11: The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

    Originally, Fairyloot’s focus was on Young-Adult Fantasy books, but that changed in 2022 with the launch of their Adult Fantasy Book-Only subscription. As a subscriber to their normal YA subscription, I was given priority to sign up for this new service and as a book and fantasy enthusiast, I couldn’t resist. The first theme for 2023 was Sinister Secrets and…

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    First Law Along #2: Before They Are Hanged

    Tonight is the live show for the second book in the First Law Along readathon. If you don’t know what this is, I talked about this earlier in my Readathons for 2023 post and also in the first update made for this readathon, but in short the plan for this readathon is to read one book from Joe Abercrombie‘s First…

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    Fairyloot Adult #10: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries

    Originally, Fairyloot’s focus was on Young-Adult Fantasy books, but that changed in 2022 with the launch of their Adult Fantasy Book-Only subscription. As a subscriber to their regular YA subscription, I was given priority to sign up for this new service, and as a book and fantasy enthusiast, I just couldn’t resist. The tenth edition of this subscription was delivered…

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    Review Secret Project #2: The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England

    In March 2022, author Brandon Sanderson announced that he had secretly written five additional books. He decided to offer four of those Secret Projects in a non-traditional way, namely through self-publishing funded by the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. Since Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite fantasy authors, I decided to also support this campaign and get my hands…

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    Read in March 2023

    For March, I initially had big reading plans. I wanted to continue or even finish a number of series I’m in the middle of and I had more or less committed myself to starting a new series as a buddy read. However, I quickly had to admit that I bit off more than I could chew. The series I wanted…