2017 Reading Challenge – Update

Hello, hello! The year is more than halfway over and I am halfway done with the reading challenge Rosie and I came up with at the start of the year. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about well, we have been announcing this reading challenge all year. Some of you may, or may not have noticed this line at the end of all of our posts:

Check out our 2017 Reading Challenge

This is what we are talking about!

We did this as a way of keeping our reading varied and also having a little fun. Although Rosie is no longer with us on the blog, I am still going forth with the challenge.

There are no rules to this, nor is it required to go through each of them. This is all in fun  and  anyone who wants can take up the challenge with me and the post their completion of it by the end of the year.

The challenge began on January 1, 2017, and ends on December 31, 2017, at midnight. Any and every book is acceptable, and everyone is welcome to join me as I read through these.

Also, to make it more manageable, a  single book can satisfy more than one challenge. Example: Wuthering Heights, is over 150 years old, as well as a classic.

If you guys want to join me, by all means, do!

(For the original post and a the clear list, click HERE)
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Queen of Shadows – An Utter Disappointment

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18006496Not gonna lie, I’m slightly disappointed. Ok, not slightly,  I’m very disappointed.

I didn’t love this book. I wanted to, but I didn’t. It’s all made worse by the fact that some part of me knew I wouldn’t.

What I love about this series is how each book brings forth a new layer of complexity to both the plot and the characters. I love that unlike in most YA people don’t fall in love with the first people they meet. I love that there are strong female and male friendships, and they are bonds not easily broken. That is especially great since most YA seems to focus only on love interests, and here we have a friendship like Chaol and Dorian, best friends who would kill and die for each other. We have Aelin and Lysandra who are both wicked, and mean, and true to themselves and each other. I love the strong family relations too with Aelin and Aedion. There are so many great things in this book.

And it saddens me that I did not love it because there are also so many things I hated.

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Heir of Fire – The Book That Made Me A Liar

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20613470So, that happened.

From now on any of you who would like to call me a liar, feel free to do so because I have lied to you all. A few weeks ago I published a post talking about series that I would not finish. Number one on that list was the Throne of Glass series.

I had read book one, Throne of Glass,  way before it was popular. I read it weeks after its release, before everyone and their mother decided that it would be cool. And I liked it. Then I read book two, Crown of Midnight, and then I stopped. I had no intention of returning.

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Pride & Prejudice Book Tag 2.0!

What’s up y’all! I’ve been tagged by Laura @The Book Corps to do this super awesome tag! As you may, or may not know, I love doing book tags, and this one came at the perfect time! Anyway, Laura has a ton of other great content on her blog, like reviews , tags, and discussions to name a few, and I recommend checking her out! Also, she loves Pride & Prejudice, which was why I was not at all surprised when it was she who tagged me, also when I saw that she was one the people who collaborated to create this tag! How fun is that?

Anyway, without further talking from me, let’s get tot it!

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Animal Farm – A Short Review

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7613“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Well, that certainly was something.

I have been wanting to read this book for years now. Ever since I read 1984, by George Orwell, and loved it, I wanted to get to this one.

Where 1984 seems like a dark vision of the future that is slowly becoming reality, Animal Farm is an eye opener to the terrible and deceptive ways of the world and our perception of freedom.

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