Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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

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

Last month I did not write a wrap-up. I hadn't finished any books, mainly because I did not read much. And when I was reading, it was in big books, so I had nothing to review. This month I did write some reviews and I've also bought some amazing books that I'm really excited to read!

For the first time since I have my 3 bookcases, I have sorted out all my books and have decided to take 60 books from my shelves and get rid of them. Yes, I did not mistype there, 60 books!! I have been giving away some of them to colleagues, friends and family and I'll bring the left overs to charity.

I do feel like I also haven't been reading much because I'm getting in a bit of a... Hmm, what to call it... Covid depression? I've been following the rules for 2 years, even celebrating my birthday last year with only 3 people. Wearing a face mask, social distancing, getting vaccinated. And now we're in a lockdown AGAIN. I really do feel like we should protect all the health care workers and doctors and nurses, but I also feel like I just want to be living again? I can't play sports anymore, go out, do fun things... It's just work, get home, sleep, repeat and I feel like I don't know what to do anymore? I have been keeping kinda quiet and low profile about this for the last 2 years, so now I just had to rant for a bit, I'm sorry! How's the situation over there?

Thanks for sticking with my blog and for reading!
Have a great month with amazing Christmas celebrations.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Review: A Good Marriage

Stephen King
Started reading: November 10th 2021
Finished the book: November 17th 2021
Pages: 253
Genres: Fiction, Thriller
Published: September 30th 2014
Source: Storytel
Goodreads score: 3.83
My score:
What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down?

When her husband of more than 20 years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Started reading: September 12th 2021
Finished the book: November 16th 2021
Pages: 689
Genres: Fantasy
Published: September 6th 2016
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.52
My score:

Kingdoms will collide.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.
With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Review: Billy Summers

Stephen King
Started reading: September 29th 2021
Finished the book: November 10th 2021
Pages: 515
Genres: Thriller, Crime
Published: August 3rd 2021
Source: Storytel
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

How about everything.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Two Short Stories #28

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a horror novella, the other one is a sci-fi novella.

Let's dive right in.