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    Fairyloot Adult #9: A Dowry of Blood

    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 couldn’t resist. I think this book is the earliest I’ve ever…

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    Reading journal February 2023

    My reading journal for February got an accidental Beauty and the Beast theme. I started with a picture I had printed a long time ago of a lady in a beautiful red dress and a beautifully written font of “Februari” combined with a red-grey pattern, which I cut out of a calendar of last year. Those two elements together immediately…

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    Read in Februari 2023

    Although February is the shortest month of the year and there were a number of days I didn’t read at all, I still managed to read almost as much as what I read in January. In total I read 9 books in February, amounting to 3476 pages. The average February book comes to 386 pages/book. In terms of the feel…

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    Fairyloot Adult #8: Poster Girl

    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 couldn’t resist. At the beginning of November I received the book…

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    Reading journal January 2023

    The theme of my January reading journal is no coincidence, of course. Since I was behind on setting up my monthly pages, I could use it to draw inspiration from the books I had already read that month. Of course this was Tress of the Emerald Sea. However, instead of going for a green theme, I was inspired by a…

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    First Law Along #1: The Blade Itself

    In my post from last week, about my readathon plans for 2023, you could already read that I was joining the Catch-up Book Club’s new readalong, a book club founded by Becca (@BeccaandTheBooks) to read big intimidating series together. The new readalong for 2023 and the first half of 2024 is for all of author Joe Abbercrombie’s books in his…

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    Read in January 2023

    The first month of the year and immediately a bull’s eye in terms of the books read. I started with a book that was very hyped, thanks to the Kickstarter, which I also loved and ended with a a fairly decent read. In between I read a number of nice to great books. Only one book was so and so,…

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    Review Secret Project #1: Tress of the Emerald Sea

    In March 2022, author Brandon Sanderson announced in quite a theatrical way that he had secretly written five new books. He decided to offer four of those secret projects in a non-traditional way, namely through self-publication that he could hopefully fund through a campaign on Kickstarter. This turned out to be a masterful move, as that campaign became the most…

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    Fairyloot Adult #7: Spells for Forgetting

    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 simply couldn’t resist. September was already the seventh box of this…

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    Fairyloot Adult #6: Babel

    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 simply couldn’t resist. Last August I already received the 6th box.…