July 2017

And another month is over, which also means we are more than halfway through winter! It was already a little warmer over the last days and one of our chickens, Abigail, started laying eggs ❤ Now it’s 2 out of 3 but we are confident the smallest one will start soon as well!

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Abby when she was still a ‘teenager’ 😀

What I read

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan –> finished! My review is here. I didn’t like it and won’t continue with this trilogy. It was too dry and complicated and lots of parts were boring. I didn’t care for most of the characters either.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkovski –> finished! Enjoyed it much more than I thought! The main character is really cool, the stories are refreshing and different and there’s some funny scenes & dialogue as well. I want to know more about Geralt and already have the second book waiting.

Wit’ch War by James Clemens –> finished! Re-Read. Hm. I think I need a break from my Re-Read of this series. It’s still very magical, action-packed and definitely not boring.. But there’s lots of romancing here as well (no explicit scenes.. yet^^) and all relationships include teenage girls and older men. No, it doesn’t count if you magically make someone a couple of years older.. I don’t mind age gaps but if one person is under age, and I am talking about 13/14 years old, (STILL A KID, MATE!) and the other is 500 then that freaks me out!

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett –> finished! Re-Read. I didn’t enjoy it as much, which surprised me, as it features the wizards AND Rincewind, who are normally my favourites.. It just seemed to be a bit of a clusterfuck and went nowhere. Still funny parts though.

The Powder Mage Novella Collection by Brian McClellan –> 50% in. I finished the first 2 short stories and liked them a lot. Will read the first trilogy for sure!

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames –> 25/492 pages. Not far yet, but I like it so far, this will sure be lots of fun!

What I want to read in August

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Joanne K. Rowling –> I didn’t get to it last month, but will read it as soon as I can. I need more Potter and it feels better reading it in winter for some reason.

Swan Song by Robert McCammon –> I feel like something similar to The Stand. And I already read a sample of this and loved it. One of the characters is a Pro-Wrestler which is really cool!

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski –> A short story collection. Want to read this before I start with the actual series.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett –> Next in line on my mission to re-read the Discworld novels chronologically.

 

What I am watching

GAME OF THRONES! And way too much South Park at the moment.

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To wrap this up, here is Randy, my pretty rabbit, showing off his fancy rabbit mustache!

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14 comments

  1. Lol Randy got a selfie. 😊
    I’d really like to try the Powder Mage series. I heard the author discuss it on Sword & Sorcery podcast, I think, n got interested. Was so in the mood for Harry Potter that I started reading the Pottermore Presents ebooks, which made JK Rowling even more awesome to me when she talks about how she came up with certain names n potion ingredients. And I’m starting Kings of the Wyld next month definitely.

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      1. Yup, they’re pretty good but if you usually read stuff on Pottermore then you might not be too interested in these once you read them. Some stuff are from the website, I was told.

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  2. Summer (winter for you guys) is flying by, seems like! I’m going to give the The Waking Fire a a pass I think, your thoughts on it kinda cemented what I was already thinking based on some reviews I’ve read. I did hear Kings of the Wyld was pretty good though.

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  3. Kings of the Wyld was such an awesome book, I hope you enjoy the rest of it! I also liked The Waking Fire but now that you mention it, I’ve had the sequel for ages and I still haven’t really gotten the urge to continue with the series. I guess it’s one of those cases where I have to wait for the right mood to strike. And I am always happy whenever I see anyone mention The Witch series! I love Geralt!

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  4. Me too, I do not like all of the Pratchett books alike. And I love his books to the point of seeking relieve from this world when people cannot answer. “Sourcery” though seems one of those, where he still souhgt his way into his own world, but I personally rate it quite high and better than a lot of others. Matter of taste of course, though.

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