I know, I know, I’ve been gone for a while. If you read my last post you might know that I’m currently on vacation in Germany, visiting friends, and when you’re spending time with people you only see once a year, you can’t really fit blogging in. However, my best friend happens to be busy right now, so I figured I might as well catch up on some of the posts I’ve been planning for ages.
This is going to be a review of the historical fiction novel Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault, which is the first book of three following the life of Alexander the Great.
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If you’ve been reading my blog since last summer, you might remember that I go back to Germany, where I grew up, every year around this time. And of course, I always take some books with me! Last year I didn’t have my own laptop, so blogging was a bit difficult and I basically went on hiatus for a few months, but now I’m bringing my laptop along, so hopefully I will find some time to blog and read everyone’s posts!
Now, let’s get into my TBR!
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On these papers will be written, in a script only you can decipher, your original name.
I first saw Kayo Chingonyi read some of his poems when I went to the London Book Fair, and I immediately decided to request a review copy of his collection, Kumukanda. His poetry deals with race, identity, and masculinity, and his language is beautiful.
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About a million years ago, Hilary @ Songs Wrote My Story posted ten book blogger confessions, and I thought it was a really cool idea, so I decided to do it too! I kept pushing it down my list of things I want to post, because there always seemed to be something I wanted to write about more, but today I am finally getting this done. Here goes nothing!
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Hello everyone! I just quickly want to say that this review is a bit less personal and more ‘fancy’ than my usual posts. That is because I originally wrote it without knowing if I would put it on my blog or publish it somewhere else, so I went with a more safe and ‘professional’ (whatever) approach. Of course, it still consist of my own opinions and thoughts, so I hope you like it!
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So, because my lazy ass didn’t bother sharing any favourites at the end of April, I figured I might as well combine the last two months in a single favourites post. I have quite a bit of stuff to tell you guys about, so let’s get started!
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If you know me at all, you know how much I love Rick Riordan’s books. I am obsessed with the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series. However, you might also know that I wasn’t super impressed with his two current spin-offs, the Magnus Chase and the Trials of Apollo series. I gave both first books five stars, because they are still fantastic, but they just pale when compared to his other novels.
Now, this book completely changed my mind. While The Sword of Summer was, in my opinion, a weak start to the new series, The Hammer of Thor brought back everything I love about Rick Riordan’s writing. It’s funny, it’s interesting and fast-paced, and it’s lovingly diverse.
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