As the title of this post already said: I’M BACK! ❤
This is also the 200th post that I have ever posted on my blog! And that feels really weird, probably because I’m usually not that consistent with anything.
(Yes, I’m trying to change that about myself.)
June was a rather busy moth for me. In the beginning of it I decided to visit my home town, which included two bus journeys for over 8 hours each. It was amazing seeing my friends and family again and just spending time in the town that I grew up in. And I got to see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie with my best friend while I was there – which was simply AMAZING
(both the experience and the movie)! We have seen the last two movies together in the cinema and re-watched all the movies numerous times together as well. (Just some random backstory to those movies.)
When I got back to Austria I had to go back to classes and studying. June is the month when all of my exams are
(or at least the first date for them). That’s also the reason for my blogging break. But now they are done and I’m nearly free! I say nearly because I still have to write a thesis, but I have until the 12th to do that and I have already done quiet a bit of work for it – so I should be all right.
I’m sooo happy to finally have a lot more free time! I’m also very happy to be back to blogging, I have seriously missed it!
I managed to read 2 books this month and 20 volumes of a manga.
I’m BEYOND happy with the amount that I read this month! June was very successful when it came to reading for me, which I didn’t expect to happen as it was my exam month and studying took up quiet a lot of time.
(That might also be the reason that I decided to reread a manga series this past month.) I also very much enjoyed EVERYTHING that I read, which is always wonderful! Now let’s get into the books and the manga that I read in June!
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
4 out of 5 stars
Neil Gaiman has a way of writing stories that simply sucks me in immediately and I can’t put his books down. This book was no exception to that. I was a bit worried going into this book, as I had never previously read any of his short stories
(and in general I don’t tend to read that many short stories). My worries turned out to be unnecessary, as I ended up enjoying all of his stories – obviously some more than the others.
It was also amazing to learn about Norse mythology, as I had no prior knowledge of it. I have written a full review for it, which is linked in the title.
(And below as well.)
A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe
4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book! It was such a fun read with very heartwarming characters. Plus it’s set in Japan and has quiet a few elements of Japanese mythology, which I really enjoyed as well. The biggest problem that I had with this book was the pacing at some points of the story, it just felt unnecessary drawn out. One of the aspects of this book that I loved the most is the main character Sora, she was simply brilliant! She definitely became one of my new favourite characters.
I am going to be posting my full review for this book soon, so if you are interested in more of my in-depth thoughts look forward to that!
My rating: 9/10 (Great)
Black Cat is one of my all time favourite manga! I read it for the first time some years ago and immediately fell in love with it. The premise of the story just sounded like something that I would like and I randomly decided to read it – which was an amazing decision as I soon became completely obsessed with it.
This is the third time that I have reread the manga completely.
(Sometimes I reread some of my favourite chapters/volumes.) I was simply in the mood to revisit this story. I didn’t expect to reread the whole 20 volumes though, I just couldn’t stop reading it at all! The characters in this manga are simply amazing, I adore every single one of them. (My favourite is definitely Train though!) The story is very interesting and intense as well, with a lot of action and magical powers.
Black Cat is simply an amazing manga and I can only recommend it to everyone! Though it started coming out in 2006, so the art style is a bit dated.
(Just wanted to point that out.)
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. (Taken from MyAnimeList.)
- The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz || ARC Review
- Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson || ARC Review
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman || Book Review
- Traveling home? Finally watching Pirates of the Caribbean and my reading plans! || Weekend Adventures
- Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t (and the reasons WHY) || Top Ten Tuesday