The Book Blogger Test


I was tagged by the wonderful Kat @Life and Other Disasters to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 If you aren’t already following her what are you doing with your life?! Remedy that immediately and follow her. She has one of the most amazing blogs out there and she is simply awesome!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post.
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also.
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them.

Describe Your Perfect Reading Spot!

My perfect reading spot is anywhere I feel comfortable and cozy. I adore those cute reading nooks that some people seem to have. And YES I WANT ONE AS WELL! Hopefully I will have one in the future (when I move into my own flat – which won’t be for ages, but I can still dream), they always seem so inviting – especially those in front of windows!

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Tell Us 3 Book Confessions!

  • I’m not interested in reading any Sarah J. Maas books (more than I have already read that is). I’m not going to go into the reasons why, mostly I have just lost interest in her books.
  • I don’t tend to watch book to movie/tv show adaptations, even for books that I adored. That might have to do with the fact that I don’t wach that many movies in general, but I also don’t want to be disappointed.
  • I always find contemporaries hard to pick up, mostly because I never seem to be in the mood for them even though there are quite a few out there that I’m very much interested in reading.

When Was the Last Time You Cried During a Book?

I don’t cry often while reading. With the exception being the Harry Potter books, for some reason I cry during every single one of them. Seeing that I reread Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in January I would have to go with that being the last time I cried during a book. I actually read the illustrated edition and it was a beautiful experience.

Harry Potter

How Many Books Are on Your Bedside Table?

I usually have all the books that I’m currently reading on my bedside table. Sometimes there is only one and sometime there are five, it seriously depends on how much I’m reading at the moment (or rather how many books I’m in the middle of).

Currently there are three on my bedside table:

  • The Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp (on my Kindle),
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo,
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi.

What’s Your Favourite Snack to Eat While You Are Reading?

I don’t tend to eat while I’m reading. I usually just enjoy coffee or tea while reading (and occasionally hot chocolate). But if I had to pick something it would probably be a salty snack (like popcorn, chips or something like that), since I know I won’t be staining my book with them.

Name 3 Books You Would Recommend to Everyone!

Show Us a Picture of Your Favourite Bookcase on a Bookshelf!


Describe How Much Books Mean to You in Just 3 Words!

Fantasy. Escape. Happiness.

Okay. That was really hard, I seriously had to think for a while about this one. There were a ton of other words that kept popping into my mind, but these three resonated the most with me, so I’m going with them.


As always, if you have already done this tag or simply don’t feel like doing it – feel free to ignore me! 🙂

Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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book haul

A (relatively) Small Book Haul!

Book Haul

This is my rather small book haul! Compared to my last one that is…But considering that my last one consisted of 21 BOOKS it wasn’t that hard to make this one smaller.

These are the books that I bought/received since my last book haul and considering that that one was posted in October I haven’t gone crazy with buying new books! I’m really proud of myself for that, considering I’m on a book buying ban. (Sort of, I have to read 5 books before I get to buy 1 new one.)

I did also get Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay, but that book is back at my parents house in my home town (which is in a different country), so I can’t show it of in this haul. That book is simply gorgeous and I would definitely recommend picking it up! Or at least looking at the illustrations if you don’t have the money. I can’t wait for The Prisoner of Azkaban to be released in that edition as well!

Onto the books I can actually show you!

  • 20180415_163440A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab, the collectors edition.
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo.

Two books by two of my all time favourite authors. I’m beyond happy to have these two in my possession!

When I found out that there was going to be a collectors edition of A Darker Shade of Magic I knew that I had to get it. This book is simply gorgeous and I ADORE all the extra content we got in it!

I will read anything that Leigh Bardugo writes. The Language of Thorns sounds especially exiting as it combines three of my favourite things: the Grisha world, fairy tales and illustrations. And yes, this is a naked hardback and I simply love the way it looks!

  • 20180415_163531To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Next up we have two books that I have been hearing amazing things about.

Every Heart a Doorway is a book that I have wanted to read for ages, ever since I hear that it has an asexual character. (I’m asexual as well and I have never seen my sexuality represented.) The whole concept of this book sounds fascinating as well! I’m currently reading and LOVING this book, it’s seriously amazing. And yes, I will be writing a review for it so look forward to that!

Lately I have been hearing so many amazing things about To Kill A Kingdom. After reading the reviews of some people whose opinion I trust I knew that I had to get my hands on it. I’m especially exited as I have never read any books about sirens. Hopefully I will be able to get to this one rather soon!

  • 20180415_163716Warcross by Marie Lu
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I have previously read the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and adored it. For some reason I have never picked up any of her other books, until now that is. Warcross just sounds like a book that I will completely adore! I plan on reading it closer to the release date of the second book, as I’m terrible with waiting for sequels.

I FINALLY found a copy of City of Glass. Let me tell you, it was a journey. I have been looking for a copy of it for months now and never found it. The bookstores I went to always had the first two and the last two books in the series. In the end I had to order the book from BookDepository (though it did come with the wrong cover, but by this point I really don’t care). Now I can finally continue my journey of reading The Mortal Instruments.

  • 20180415_163733Shadowblack by Sebastian de Castell
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King

And the last two books for this haul were both gifts. One from my parents and the other from my best friend.

Shadowblack I got from my parents. This is the sequel to Spellslinger, which I own but haven’t read yet. (I actually showed it in my last book haul.) This series sounds very interesting and I’m looking forward to reading those two books! Plus the cover is gorgeous as well, I adore the design.

The second book, Pet Sematary, I got from my best friend as a gift. It was actually a Christmas present and I’m beyond thrilled to finally own this book. I have wanted to read it for ages, plus it’s been a while since I have read a Stephen King book – I should definitely change that soon! And if you are wondering about the language, it’s in Croatian.

That are all the books that I have for today!

Have you read any of these books? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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top five wednesday

My Auto-Buy Fantasy Authors || Top Five Wednesday


Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.

Since fantasy is my all time favourite genre I knew that I had to do this weeks Top Five Wednesday topic. These are all authors whose works I adore, even if I haven’t read all of their work yet. (I do own many of their books though, even if some are still unread.) I actually struggled a bit with narrowing it down to just five of them, but in the end I somehow managed.

Anyway, there is nothing much to add to this short intro – lets just get into my auto-buy fantasy authors!

5. Scott Lynch

I have only read The Lies of Locke Lamora by him so far, but that turned out to be my all time favourite fantasy book! I own the other two books in the series already and I can’t wait to continue reading it. (The Thorn of Emberlain is not out yet, I just wanted to use it since it looks prettier that way.)

4. Neil Gaiman

I adore Neil Gaiman’s work, and his ability to create magical worlds and characters. I want to read everything that he has ever written, so him being on my list should come as no surprise!

3. Rick Riordan

I have loved everything that I have read by Rick Riordan so far and I know that I will continue loving his books in the future. I actually never read any of his synopsises – I just get the book when it comes out. (I own nearly all the books he has released so far.)

2. Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab is one of my all time favourite authors, I have simply loved everything that I have read so far by her. (Particularly Vicious!!) I plan on buying all the books she releases, all of her books interest me in one way or another.

1. Leigh Bardugo

And of course the queen, Leigh Bardugo, is on the first place. She is also one of my all time favourite authors and one whose books I will always get my hands on. I will read anything she writes, no matter the story, genre or anything else.

What are some of your Auto-Buy Fantasy authors? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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wrap up

I’m ALIVE!! And I’m BACK!! || March Wrap Up

Monthly Wrap Up Green


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It’s been a while since I have written anything for my blog and I’m honestly struggling quite a bit right now. Guess not blogging for a month does have it’s consequences. And YES, I HAVE BEEN GONE ALL OF MARCH! I didn’t plan on that happening at all. Do you even remember me?!

Okay, so why was I gone? I actually planned on taking a break for a week or so, because I was busy with university stuff. Then I never felt like blogging and I fell behind on comments and posts and everything else (I haven’t even started catching up, sigh). I just didn’t feel like blogging and I didn’t feel like forcing myself to do it. Before I knew it the whole month had gone by and I had posted only one thing.

It was really great taking a break, but I have MISSED TALKING TO ALL OF YOU!

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I’m really happy to be back and I can’t wait to start writing once more! (Even though I’m no longer used to it.) My March was all right, nothing special happened but I got some important things done as well. My parents visited me as well and I got to spend a whole day with them, which was simply wonderful!

Now that I’m back to blogging I plan on catching up to comments and posts. SUPER SORRY that I haven’t been doing anything in that department. I do have many posts that I missed while I was away, so I won’t be able to read and comment on all of them – sorry about that, but I’ll try my best! That’s all, now lets get into the books that I read in March!

Wrap Up

I finished 1 book in March and 20 volumes of a manga. And I’m also in the middle of 4 other books, but I have yet to finish them. I’m rather happy with how much I managed to read, since I was busy and didn’t have much time to read. I also fell in the hole of fanfiction and ended up reading a ton of them. They are seriously addicting and I enjoy reading them a lot! (Too bad that they don’t count as proper books.) Anyway, lets talk about the actual books that I read in March.

H G WellsThe Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells

3 out of 5 stars

This was my first ever H.G. Wells book! Though I have always been interested in his works, I never actually got the chance to pick them up (until now that is).

I had already some previous knowledge of The Island of Doctor Moreau, through other media. I think it would have been weirder if I didn’t know anything about it, since it’s such a famous work. I found this book very interesting with intriguing concepts. Though I didn’t love it I certainly enjoyed it. Some scenes were harder to get through than others, mostly because of the animal cruelty and abuse. (The gore didn’t bother me, as it usually doesn’t either.)

Overall, The Island of Doctor Moreau was an interesting read and I’m glad that I decided to give it a chance. I’m exited to read more works by H.G. Wells in the future.

As I already mentioned, I read 20 volumes of a manga. More specifically 20 volumes of Black Cat. I simply adore that manga (the anime adaptation wasn’t the best) and I consider it one of my all time favourites. I have reread it many times since I discovered it years ago. I just adore everything about it!! The main character, Train Heartent, is my all time favourite character from any manga – so you can see how much I adore him. I’m really happy that I decided to reread this manga once more, it definitely improved my March! I would definitely recommend you to check this manga out!

Black Cat

Black Cat summary:

Train Heartnet is an amicable bounty hunter—known as a “Sweeper”—with a talent for sharpshooting. Working alongside his cool-headed partner Sven Vollfied, they hunt down wanted criminals. Unfortunately, however, despite their efforts, the dynamic duo always seems to be short on money, which forces them to accept a job from the beautiful Rinslet Walker, a sly thief for hire, and a mysterious girl named Eve.

However, the motley crew soon discovers a terrible plot to revolutionize the world, and the mastermind is someone Train knows and loathes with a passion. As the plan is set into motion, it is soon made clear that behind the carefree sharpshooter’s smiling face lies a tragic past and an insatiable desire for revenge.

Wrap Up

Or rather the only blog post of March. (Well, I did post my February Wrap Up as well but I don’t link those in other wrap ups.) I do love my Favourite Harry Potter Quotes post, so definitely check it out if you haven’t yet!!


How was your March? Have you read any amazing books? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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top ten tuesday

My Favourite Harry Potter Quotes || Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and it has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

As you may know, Harry Potter is my all time favourite series. I reread those books as often as I can (I used to reread them every year, but then I got too busy to do that – sadly that is). For some reason I really felt like talking about Harry Potter on my blog and when I saw this weeks theme for Top Ten Tuesday I knew that I had to do it (with a Harry Potter twist). Although choosing just ten Harry Potter quotes is going to be hard, as there are soooo many that I adore.

I have also decided to add GIFs for every quote (they won’t be related to the actual quote) from the respective Harry Potter movie (though I’m using book quotes). Why? Without them my post looked rather bland, so I decided to change that and add GIFs. It does also help that I adore GIFs and tend to use them often.

Lets get into my favourite Harry Potter quotes!

10. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


9. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


8. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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7. “Don’t let the muggles get you down.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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6. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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5. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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4. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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3. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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2. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


1. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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What are some of your favourite Harry Potter quotes?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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wrap up

What a busy and exiting month! ||February Wrap Up

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February is such a short month, somehow I didn’t even notice it passing by! I was very busy the whole month, so that might have something to do with it as well.

February is the month I don’t have classes or anything else at the university – it’s the semester break, before the next one starts. You would think that I had a lot of free time because of that, but that wasn’t the case at all. First I had to write an essay for a class (that I had to turn in at the end of February) that had to be over 20 pages long. You can imagine how much work that entailed, I’m very happy to be done with it! I also had to study for some exams that I have in March and generally prepare for the next semester. (Planning all my classes and all that jazz.)

I also got a job for the last week and half of February. I worked at a Art exhibit and it was very fun, but also very tiering and time consuming. (And I mean I worked whole day shift, not just part time.) I met some great people there and generally had a great time! It doesn’t hurt that I earned a bit of money as well.

February was not a good blogging month for me. Most of the time I was either too busy or too tired to post anything. (Well, write anything that is.) I did manage to post 5 things, so it’s better than nothing. The worst thing is that I didn’t have time to read other peoples posts and comment on them – I’m waaaaay behind on that front. (So sorry about that!!) I do plan on catching up with everything, now that I finally have the time to do that!

Wrap Up

February was a rather good reading month for me! I did only finish one book (a review book at that), but I ended up reading a lot of manga. And I mean 14 volumes of manga. I’m very happy with the amount I managed to read, especially since my month was rather busy!

Lets get into the things that I read in February!

The Demon InsideThe Demon Inside by M. L. Sparrow

3 out of 5 stars

When I’m reading apocalypse and zombie books I expect them to be thrilling and action packed. Sadly this wasn’t the case with this book.There was action in some parts of the book, but I found it mostly lacking in that department. The story felt very slow, especially towards the middle.

Another thing that comes to mind when you think about zombies is horror, and I expected to find it in this book as well. Don’t get me wrong, there were horror elements, but you can definitely see that it’s aimed at a young adult audience – I just expected a lot more gore and violence from it.

If you are interested in more of my thoughts on this book, I have written a full review for it.

One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ‘Host Club’, a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it’s there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

I read the first 8 volumes of Ouran High School Host Club this month. I was just in the mood for something lighthearted and fun. And if you are familiar with this manga then you know that it was the perfect choice! It’s been ages since I read this manga and I had forgotten quite a few details from it, so it was amazing getting to read it again! I just adore all the characters in it. I would recommend this manga to everyone, it’s beyond cute, fun and amazing!

Leo Aoi looks like a crazy animal with wild eyes–and no one at his new high school will go near him! He does seem to have a special connection with animals though, which intrigues overzealous animal-lover Yuiko Kubozuka. In reality, Leo isn’t as frightening as he appears, but Yuiko finds out that he goes berserk whenever he sees blood! Will Yuiko be able to get through to Leo during these violent fits? Or will Leo’s ferocious side eventually devour her?

I wanted to read something short this month, so I decided to pick up Beast Master (as that manga is completed within only two volumes). This is one of those manga that I read many years ago, but still remember fondly. I don’t know what it is about this story, but I find it cute and entertaining. Though it’s also very ridiculous as well! I simply enjoy Kyousuke Motomi’s works, they are fun and also heartwarming. (Especially Dengeki Daisy!) I would definitely recommend you to give this manga a go! 

Set in a fictional end of the 19th century England, it’s the story of Allen Walker, a 15-year-old boy who roams the Earth in search of Innocence. Washed away to unknown parts of the world after The Great Flood, Innocence is the mysterious substance used to create weapons that obliterate demons known as akuma.

A born exorcist, Walker’s primary anti-akuma weapon is the cross that’s embossed on his red and disfigured left hand, which contains Innocence. But not only does Walker destroy akuma, he sees the akuma hiding inside a person’s soul! Together with his fellow exorcists fighting under the command of the Black Order, Walker leads the battle against the Millennium Earl, the evil being out to destroy mankind.

I read the first 4 volumes of D. Gray-Man in February as well. I simply missed this manga and the characters within it. I have been reading and keeping up with D.Gray-Man for some years now and I completely adore it! It’s one of my all time favourite manga. So I obviously loved getting back to the beginning and reading the start of the story once more. (I might even continue rereading it in March, we shall see.) I would obviously recommend this manga as well, seeing that it’s one of my all time favourites.

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How was your February? Did you end up doing anything exiting? What was your favourite read of February? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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My favourite books across different genres! || Fabulous Favourites Tag!


I was tagged by Elsie @Reading Between Worlds to do this tag. I actually couldn’t find the post in which she tagged me in (I don’t know why she removed it or what happened to it), but this tag looks amazing and I definitely wanted to do it. Once again, thank you for tagging me Elsie! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

The Rules:
  1. Link back to @ReadingBetweenWorlds original post. (I really want to see what everyone comes up with!)
  2. Thank the person who tagged you.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag other people (however many you want) to keep the tag going.

The Questions:

1. What’s your favourite Contemporary book?

The first book that came to my mind was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (That’s seriously a long title!) I don’t tend to read many contemporaries, it’s because most of the stories just don’t interest me. (With a few exception that is.) Aristotle and Dante is definitely my favourite and I have read it 4 times so far!

Aristotle and Dante

2. What’s your favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy book?

Now this category was very hard for me, after all fantasy is my favourite genre and the one I read most from. And I have A TON of favourites when it comes to it! Picking just one was hell. In the end I decided to go with The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I simply adore this book and the characters, especially Locke and Jean! I NEED to reread this book soon, as I really want to continue reading this series.

Gentlemen Bastards

3. What’s your favourite Crime/Mystery book?

I’m going withe the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (or J.K. Rowling), if I had to choose one book it would be Career of Evil. This series is freaking amazing! The characters are interesting and the mysteries fascinating. I just love the way that Rowling writes mysteries, she always manages to suck me in from page one.

4. What’s your favourite Historical Fiction book?

That has definitely to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I read this book years ago without knowing much about it, the title and cover intrigued me and I decided to buy it randomly. (This was before I discovered the online bookish community and their love for this book.) The Book Thief completely blew me away, it was such a fantastic heartwarming and heartbreaking book.

Markus Zusak

5. What’s your favourite ‘Classic’ book?

This was another hard category for me. I have quite a few favourite classics, so picking just one was really difficult. In the end I decided to go with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I simply adore this book, the characters, the romance and the setting. Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my favourites, I have read it 3 times so far.

Pride and Prejudice

6. What’s your favourite biography?

Actually the only biography that I have read is Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, so it’s the one I’m picking for this category. (I think it’s called Zoo Station in English.) This is a story about a girl who gets into drugs and how her life spirals out of control. I read this book when I was around 14 and it affected me quiet a lot. This is one of those books that I just read at the right time in my life.


7. What’s your favourite Children’s book?

That has to be The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. This is the book that got me into reading and the first book that I ever read on my own. I used to reread this book a lot when I was little, I was obsessed with it. (And I watched the movies a thousand times as well.) It’s obvious why I choose The Chronicles of Narnia for this category.


8. What’s your favourite Series?

Okay. Nobody is surprised by my favourite series, after all I simply LOVE Harry Potter!

Harry Potter

9. What’s your favourite Trilogy?

I haven’t mentioned lately how much I love The Infernal Devices. So this is the perfect moment to say it again: I love this trilogy! It’s the first one that I read by Cassandra Clare and the one that made me fall in love with the Shadowhunter world. I just adore the characters within this trilogy, especially Will, Jem and Tessa! ❤

10. What’s your favourite Duology?

Without a doubt that is the Six of Crows duology by the queen Leigh Bardugo. Honestly, what else could have I picked? I simply adore these two books, which you may know if you have been following me for a while. The characters, world and story are simply wonderful! If you are interested in more of my thoughts on these books (and want to see me fangirling about them), you can check out my reviews:

Review for Six of Crows and review for Crooked Kingdom.

Bonus Questions:

1. What’s your favourite Play?

The first play that came to my mind when I read this question was Faust: Part One by Goethe. I just have fond memories of this play, as we read it in class and had amazing discussions about it. Plus it does help that I read this book together with my best friend and talked about it with her while reading it. And it is a really amazing play as well! (Which I somehow forgot to mention earlier.)


2. What’s your favourite Poem?

The first poem that came to my mind was The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, so I’m going with it. In general I really like Poe’s poems. (With some exceptions, which is normal.) I don’t have much more to add to this, I just enjoy reading his poems and The Raven is my favourite.

Edgar Allan Poe

3. What’s your favourite Short Story?

Any story in The Bane Chronicles! I adored this short story collection (or is it a novella collection, I really don’t know). You may know, as I keep mentioning it, I adore Magnus Bane. So getting to read stories about him and his adventures was freaking amazing! I have read most of these stories multiple times as well, I just adore them.



1. If you could only keep one of these, what would it be?

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Are you kidding me?! I have to pick just ONE to keep!? Why don’t you just kill me!

I guess I would keep Harry Potter, though it pains me having to pick just one!

What are your favourite books in these categories? Do you love any of the books that I mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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