My next read: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore. I really loved Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue, so I've been waiting eagerly to get my hands on this one. But now I've heard a lot of talk about this book not being like those at all, but I still hope it's as good as I think it is. I really like that Kristin always has such a strong female lead in her books! And the cover is gorgeous, isn't it?
This is one of my latest buys; Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, book 1 in the Blood of Gods and Royals series. I came across it a while back and the synopsis looked really great - It's historical fiction and I normally LOVE historical fiction. There were some 5 star ratings among my Goodreads friends but I've also read quite some 'meh' reviews on this book, but that didn't stop me from buying it because I always like to find out for myself what I'll think of a book that has a great synopsis and just sounds like a great read to me.. I'm really excited to see what I'll think of this book!
I've been having trouble concentrating on fantasy books lately, so I've mostly been reading contemporary romance, but I started with EVERLIFE by Gena Showalter yesterday and it's addictive, just like I expected so I really hope that after Everlife, my improved concentration on Fantasy remains so I can continue reading fantasy alongside the CR because I really did miss it.
Do you experience this; not being able to concentrate on a certain genre when your feeling down or whatever? I often experience this and I always loose myself in contemporary romance when that happens.
"I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that." - Victoria Schwab •
I've decided to go for the gusto and start a booktag. I want to know more about you amazing bookstagrammers so feel free to answer even if you're not tagged. Here it goes, the OG #becauseofbookstagram tag (btw if this is already a thing then whatever, it's hard coming up with hashtags, okay? ):
Book that won't stop reappearing on your feed: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
Fandom you see a lot but haven't read the books: Throne of Glass and the Lunar ones
Bookstagrammer who inspires you: @ampersand_reads Bookstagrammer who cracks you up: @goodbooksgonebad Favorite bookish shop: so many good ones! I love @fella_and_bella For book sleeves, @moledrocraftco For bookmarks and @faerietalescandles For candles
Favorite author on Instagram: @veschwab Definitely Book you dropped from your TBR because you finally said "f*ck it": Cocktail Hour by P.G. Wodehouse Book you added to your TBR because of bookstagram: Caraval and like all of them Cover you love the most: The Hazel Wood and ADSOM
Prompt you wish would disappear from challenges: anything to do with funko pops because I don't have any and it's not fair
Best giveaway item you've won (or want to win): The House on Mango Street from the lovely @iwantallthebooks Favorite bookish prop: fresh flowers (seriously my bed is usually covered with petals and leaves )
If no one wants to do this cuz it's long or redundant or whatevs no worries! Answer anything you want in the comments
• #febinbooks18 - one true pairing (haven't read this one yet but I'm sure there's some way this fits) #readwritefeb - book that makes you smile #novelbeanfebruary - #bookquotes #bookreadhappyhour - the heroes journey #grimdragon - oddly sized books? ... ♀️ #thereadersbooknook - 2 desert island books (this one looks good and my book of schemes of course) #februarysbooks18 - favorite quote • #bibliophile#biblioteca#bookstagram#book#becausebooks#readallday#reading#tbr#igreads#youngadult#yalit#booksandcoffee#booksandmusic#schemes#bookporn#bookdragon
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Q: Have you read Lord of the Rings? What are your thoughts on it?
LORD OF THE RINGS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN - REVIEW
Guys! Can you believe I actually finished this book this month?! I can't believe I actually did it, but I'm really proud of myself! I can now add reading this classic to my list and I have now officially fulfilled one of my reading resolutions for 2018! I'll make a little review of this massive trilogy (because obviously it doesn't have enough reviews after almost hunderd years of being published )
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Okay, I really liked this book, but it was a bit too slow paced for my taste This is the book that took me 6 months to finish, while the others took me one month (together). The pacing definitely picked up in the second part of the book and I started loving the story and enjoying all the details we got about the world! I also absolutely loved the dynamic between everyone in the Fellowship!
THE TWO TOWERS
This was - without any doubt - my favourite book of the three! I flew through this in less than a week and it was incredible! I do have a potentially controversial opinion that I preferred reading more about the adventures of Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Pippin and Merry! I didn't really care too much about Frodo and Sam until the last book But I still enjoyed their half of the book!
THE RETURN OF THE KING
I loved this book as well! The first part was definitely as fast paced as The Two Towers (the ending of the Ring didn't surprise me, as I've seen the movies years ago and that scene was one of the only ones I could still remember ) but after that it slowed down quite a bit, but once they came back in the Shire! I absolutely loved that part! Those scenes showed how much the hobbits had changed during their adventure and it was great to see them make their own revolution! AND THEN THE END SCENES! I was tearing up! Those scenes were so heartbreaking but I loved them anyway!
I definitely recommend reading LotR if you have some time to spare, because let's be honest, it's massive and it doesn't read quickly , BUT IT'S SO WORTH IT!