Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sunday Post #41

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

June Wrap up - Book Haul & What to Expect Next Month

Welcome, welcome my dear readers.
Welcome to the blog.

Another month has flown by. Mostly a month with moving for us. We got the key to our new house on June 1st. A lot of cleaning and painting has been done and we've been slowly moving in.
The bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are left to be moved and after that we're finally done with moving. It will probably be next week or the week after and on July 18th I will hand over the key from my old house.

I'm really happy with our new house, it's so big, with a lovely garden and a home library for me. I can imagine already that we will have amazing years there. Hopefully we have the time and money to maybe go a few days on a vacation this summer (we're both so tired), but we will see.

I'm also applying for new jobs at my new hometown and have been having conversations with the libraries that work together with schools. If I get the job, I will have the best of both worlds! Working with kids and with books. I will know a bit more in a month, when I will visit the library and have a conversation about the job.

As of my own health, days have been up and down, weeks have been up and down, but I'm still here.

Thanks for sticking with my blog and for reading!
Have a great month with loads of sunshine.


Monday, June 27, 2022

Review: Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: June 5th 2022
Finished the book: June 14th 2022
Pages: 992
Genres: Fantasy
Published: October 8th 2019
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.61
My score:
Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…
With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world.
And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Review: Sacrifice

Author: Sharon Bolton
Started reading: May 30th 2022
Finished the book: June 19th 2022
Pages: 384
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: June 9th 2009
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.91
My score:
In this masterful debut that starts off as a mystery and becomes much more, Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, wind-swept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it’s the first time he’s been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman’s heart has been cut out and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, her colleagues and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.
Sacrifice is a bone-chilling, spell-binding debut that will grip readers from its beginning to its startling end.