An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson | Book Review

Hello precious, and welcome to my top ten of favorite books this year! An Enchantment of Ravens was SUCH a beautiful book to read: gorgeous writing, wonderful characters, and a great plot. Honestly, I felt kinda desperate when I finished the book and realized it was a standalone novel because if there was more I would have jumped at the chance to dive into this world again. If you’re a fan of fairy folklore, An Enchantment of Ravens is THE book for you. The story reminds me so much of traditional folklore and holds true to traditional aspects. At the same time, it is so incredibly unique and unlike anything I’ve read before. The various aspects of the story just work so well together; there’s humor, adventure, and lots of traveling. It’s wonderful!…

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | Book Review

Flame in the Mist was a very enjoyable read, albeit a bit confusing with a plot that was a bit all over the place. Before I start this review, I first need to get something off my chest… Because, honestly, calling it a Mulan retelling seems a bit of a stretch, as one of the few things the two tales have in common is that both protagonists grab a knife and cut off their hair in order to hide their feminity. This too doesn’t really hold, as the idea of genderbending isn’t really exclusive to Mulan… It has been used before by many other authors, one of the most prominent being Shakespeare in Twelfth Night (which is believed to be written in the early 1600s). That being…

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Operation ‘Read More Books Outside my Comfort Zone’

At the start of 2018, I asked myself if there was anything I wanted to do differently this year. Now, I’m not usually the kind of person to do resolutions, as I am of opinion that they aren’t really effective. However, I decided to make an exception for this year in order to step outside of my bookish comfort zone. Somewhere in August, during my travels through Scotland, I read When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi. This book, this beautiful emotional book, proved to be one of my favorite and most memorable reads of 2017. And it got me thinking: ‘When was the last time I read a non-fiction book?’ Truthfully, I couldn’t come up with an answer because it was THAT long ago. Frankly,…

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January ’18 Recap: When you Bring your A Game and Life is Good!

This post recaps my month: my personal life, the fun and not so fun; books I’ve read; movies/ tv shows I’ve watched; and all other things worth mentioning. Whoops, this recap is long overdue… As in nine LONG days overdue. January has been very eventful (so is February, if you’re wondering, but more about that later). January was a month of changes and ALL OF THEM VERY GOOD! I promise all I have to tell you is going to be worth the ridiculous amount of capital letters. I have wanted to shout this news from the rooftops ever since I heard it, however, I’ve managed to keep myself somewhat in check and as a result, not a whole lot of people know about this -not so little-…

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