Austen to Zusak

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Top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy books according to NPR

Christmas in August!

— feeling excited

This weekend is the annual library book sale for my town. All either donated pre-loved books or old library copies that are getting replaced, $2 for fiction and $3 for non-fiction...this is seriously the best weekend of the year. Have bought 26 books already, heading back in an hour for round 3! 



WEEEEEE NEW ROBIN HOBB!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

The White Queen - Philippa Gregory The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory

I can't decide if I like Philippa Gregory.


I enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl. But The White Queen...not into the present tense writing I must say. I'm finding it pretty boring. But I will persist!

I'm having a very hard time accepting that Terry Pratchett has passed away. My heart just broke into a million pieces when I heard the news this morning. Probably the cruelest thing to happen to such a brilliant mind. My world, and really the whole world, is a better place for having had him in it. His wit, wisdom and humour will be missed for years to come. I'm glad I will always have his stories as my companions for the rest of my life.


And I'm glad that, even though he's gone, he got one last clever message out to his fans.



‘Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?’ – Going Postal


‘No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…’ – Reaper Man


‘Death isn’t cruel, merely terribly, terribly good at his job.’ – Sourcery


PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge

Reblogged from Degrees of Affection:


I had decided not to do this but so many of you are that I thought I'd give at least a few of these a go. Right now, I'm shooting for 10...and we'll see where we go from there.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19) - Terry Pratchett

I have just finished reading The Book Thief which completely destroyed me emotionally so now I'm reading Terry Pratchett because if I read anything else depressing I will actually shrivel up and die.


The End.

Only one chance left for me...

Reblogged from Ned Hayes Writing:

Continuing My Love Affair With Robin Hobb

Ship of Magic  - Robin Hobb

I just finished The Tawny Man trilogy and have now started The Liveship Traders trilogy. Though it takes place in the same world as the previous two trilogies I've read, this is a totally different set of characters (with one exception, which makes me happy I read these series in the order I did). Though it starts off a bit slower than The Farseer Trilogy, it's much grander in scale, the characters are well fleshed out, and instead of the in-your-face action and tension of the previous trilogies, this one has that subtle, building tension in the background, ever-present and just waiting to explode. And the concept of the liveships is so intriguing, I'm looking forward to learning more about them.


Just read Robin Hobb people. Just do it.

It's funny 'cause it's true.

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