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    First Law Along #8: A Little Hatred

    Although at the moment I have no idea when the live show for the discussion of this book in the First Law Along will take place, the schedule originally scheduled this book for February-March 2024. With that the previous book was postponed by a month, I thought it likely that this book would also be moved forward. So April became…

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    Read in March 2024

    March was a month of serious ups and downs as far as reading goes. It started well, but as the month progressed my choice of books became increasingly unsuccessful, even for a few for which I had high hopes. In total I read 9 books, good for 3174 pages. The average March book comes to 353 pages/book. As mentioned, a…

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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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    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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    First Law Along #7: Sharp Ends

    While I was almost too late for the live show discussion of the previous book, I finished this one well on time! The show for this book was originally scheduled for February 11, but due to the overcrowded agenda of organizer Becca it was postponed by a month to March 11. Still, I decided to read it right away at…

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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…