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    Book unhaul #1

    You may know that a lot of new books constantly find their way to my bookshelves. Besides the number of booksubscriptions, I’m also not averse to simply buying books, be it online or in a brick and mortar store. I do have quite a bit of space on my bookshelves, but with the constant influx, this space is rapidly shrinking.…

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    First Law Along #5: The Heroes

    With this second phase of the FirstLawAlong I feel less urgency to read on, since the next books are only marginally interlinked and can mainly be read as standalone books, albeit in the same world as the original trilogy with cameos from characters we’ve met before. It was a bit difficult to motivate myself to read this second standalone novel…

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    Read in October 2023

    October was Spookoplathon month and I managed to read all the books I had intended to read, with a couple of extra thrown in the mix. In total I read 10 books, good for 3691 pages. The average October book comes to 369 pages/book. It was a bit of an average month, with mostly good books, but also a few…

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    Read in September 2023

    September was a month without readathons, but I still had a pretty focused TBR. I wanted to finish a few outstanding series, continue reading in another series, participate in a book club and make progress with my Owlcrate project. And with this my reading month was quickly booked! In September I read a total of 8 books, good for 2707…

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    The Broken Binding Sub #1: April-May-June 2023

    It was as if they had smelled it, because shortly after I finally took the decision to cancel my Fairyloot YA subscription, I received an invite from The Broken Binding for their new TIER 2 subscription. The Broken Binding – TBB for writing ease – is an independent bookshop in the UK, specializing in Fantasy and Sci-Fi and often selling…

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    Read in August 2023

    August was the month of the Autumn Equinox of the magical readathon, an event that usually causes me to read a lot of books. This time, due to circumstances, I was less involved than in other years, but still managed to pass my required exams, plus extra! In August I also read significantly smaller books, in between gigantic ones. I…

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    Unboxing Secret Project #3

    Since the start of these Secret Projects, Dragonsteel has had some delays in sending out the physical books, due to a combination of problems with the printers and shipping companies. Personally, I don’t really mind, since we do received the books in e-book format in our inbox the first of the month anyway. Meanwhile, the delays seem to be all…

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    Owlcrate catch-up project

    Between 2015 and 2020 I had a sporadic subscription to Owlcrate’s bookbox service, an American monthly subscription focused on Young Adult Fantasy books and fandoms. For me, Owlcrate was the first time I heard of such a book service and as soon as I did I was sold. So not long after hearing about it, I got myself a subscription.…

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    Read in July 2023

    July also remained a bit of a lukewarm reading month. On the one hand, I really had the desire to dive into a book, but on the other hand, it was very difficult for me to get into any of the books I selected. In the end, I still finished 9 books in July, amounting to 3213 pages. The average…