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A good reading month, yet very stressful || April Wrap Up

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April was a very busy month for me. I had a lot of work to do for university and I was stressed nearly the whole month. My mental health wasn’t the best either. So overall April wasn’t that great for me, but I’m very happy with how much work I managed to get done – so at least something good came out of it.

I ended up watching quite a lot of Criminal Minds this month. (Or rather re-watching.) If you don’t know, Criminal Minds is my all time favourite tv show and the one that I have re-watched the most. In April I decided to go back and watch some of my favourite episodes from each season. That was a great decision, as it just reminded me how much I ADORE this show. I can’t wait to catch up to the newer episodes! (I’m 1,5 seasons behind, which isn’t a lot considering how long this show is.) This show definitely made my month a lot better!

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I actually ended up reading 4 books in April, despite how busy I was. I have no idea how I managed to accomplish that, not that I’m complaining. Anyway, lets get into the books!


Every Heart a DoorwayEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

5 out of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow. This book was fantastic and I completely fell in love with it!

The characters within this story were definitely my favourite part of it. I found all of them fascinating and I wanted to know more about them. The characters within this story are very diverse, which I appreciated greatly. The plot of the story was interesting, but not the strongest aspect of this book. The mystery, which I won’t mention in any detail because of spoilers, was rather predictable. I just don’t think that there was enough time to build and develop the plot more, as this book was rather short.

If you want to know more of my thoughts on this book, I have written a full review for this novella.


The AtrocitiesThe Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp

3 out of 5 stars

There were some aspects of this novella that I enjoyed and some that bothered me. The Atrocities left me feeling conflicted and for the longest time I didn’t know how to rate it.

What I really liked about this story was its setting and atmosphere. I was also very intrigued by all the characters. There just seemed to be something strange about every single one of them. (They all just made me feel weird for some reason.) I enjoyed learning more about them and what their deal was.What I didn’t enjoy about this novella is its lack of depth. There were some very interesting things hinted at, but never fully explored.

I have written a full review for this novella, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.


Roshani ChokshiThe Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

5 out of 5 stars

The Star-Touched Queen was actually a reread for me. This is one of my all time favourite books and in April I just felt like reading it again. This was actually the third time that I have read this novel, so you can see by that how much I adore it.

It was simply wonderful being back into this world with it’s amazing characters and story. Roshani Chokshi’s writing is beautiful and I very much enjoyed rereading this wonderful book. (I can’t wait to pick up more of her books!)

I do have a full review for this book, if you want to know more of my thoughts.


ShadowhunterCity of Glass by Cassandra Clare

4 out of 5 stars

I have finally gotten my hands on this book and read it! I can’t believe that it’s been over a year since I read City of Ashes (I actually read it in January of 2017) – it honestly doesn’t feel like that long ago. I do plan on finishing this whole series this year (in case you were wondering).

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. Cassandra Clare books are simply addicting. There were some aspects of it that I completely adored and some that bothered me, but that is the usual with me and this series. I’m happy to report that I enjoyed more things than I disliked.

I will leave it at that for now, as I plan on writing a full review for this book soon where I will put down all my thoughts on it.


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

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I’M ALIVEEEEEE!!

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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!


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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!

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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.


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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!!

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

-Anna♥

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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!


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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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The start of a new year!! || January Wrap Up

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January was a very good month for me! This year is starting of really well for me, even though I was sick for a bit (and I mean around 5 days in the middle of the month). The first week of January I was still in my home town with my family and then the rest of the month I spent in Vienna, where I go to university. (Which meant quiet a bit of traveling.) Then I was super busy with studying for exams and doing other stuff for uni, as you do at the end of a semester.

A few days ago I found out that I PASSED my hardest and most important exam. I’m beyond happy and relieved about that! Though the days I was waiting for the results were stressful and I was anxious the whole time. Thankfully that is all over now and I don’t have to think about it anymore.

I don’t have much more to say beside this, lets get into the books that I read this month!


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January was a very good reading month for me! Surprisingly that is, as I was very busy and didn’t have that much free time. (How I managed to read I have no idea.) So I really didn’t expect to read as much as I ended up reading. In total I finished 3 books and 8 manga volumes. I’m very pleased with everything that I read, even though I didn’t love everything. As you may know I was in a reading slump most of last year and I’m finally getting out of it, which makes me very happy! I’m actually motivated to read, which hasn’t happened in a while.


Harry PotterHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay

5 out of 5 stars

This book was simply wonderful! It’s Harry Potter, so I obviously had to give it five stars. No one is surprised at all. These illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books are gorgeous, they just add so much to the story! And I never thought I could love these books even more, but these illustrations make that possible.

I love The Prisoner of Azkaban in general and getting to see all the beautiful illustrations by Jim Kay was amazing. I’m beyond exited for the next booka in this edition to come out! (I’m definitely getting my hands on all of them.)


Miranda and CalibanMiranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

2 out of 5 stars

This is a retelling of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. You don’t actually need any prior knowledge of the play to get the story. (Just thought I would point that out.) I didn’t enjoy this book all that much.

The writing felt forced, as the author tried to write very poetically. Though I guess that the writing style is just personal preference. I also found the story rather boring and by the end of it I didn’t care what was happening at all. The characters weren’t my favourite either and the romance felt lacklustre. If you want to know more of my thoughts, I have a full review for this book which is linked in the title and below as well.


StarlingsStarlings by Jo Walton

2 out of 5 stars

This short story collection wasn’t what I expected it to be. It was a mix of short stories, poems and even plays. It felt like a collection of the authors thoughts and ideas, instead of a “proper” short story collection. (I hope you know what I mean.)

As with every short story collection I enjoyed some of the stories while some I didn’t care that much about. Though I need to mention that even the stories that I enjoyed didn’t blow me away, they were simply okay. I was quiet bored with most of the stories as well, I just didn’t care about what was going on – it was a struggle to get through some of them. The stories were about anything and everything, there wasn’t one underlying theme or genre. While that is an interesting concept it just felt all over the place.


I read 8 volumes of Haikyuu!! as well this month. (Yes, the number is kind of ridiculous.) This means that I have finally caught up with this manga and I couldn’t be happier about that! As you may know, Haikyuu!! is one of my all time favourite manga so I obviously loved these 8 volumes as well. There really isn’t much more to say about this, basically I read a lot of manga and absolutely loved it. Haikyuu!! is amazing and you should definitely pick it up, if you are interested in manga that is.


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The End of 2017 is Here!! || December Wrap Up

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So it’s the end of the year. This year has passed by so fast and, to be honest, I’m glad that it’s over. 2017 wasn’t the best year for me, so I’m glad to see it go.

December was a rather nice month for me (for this years standards). Not much actually happened this month. I got back to my hometown together with my dad, where we will be spending our winter holidays. It’s been amazing seeing friends and family. Christmas was nice as well (though I’m not the biggest fan of it, but I won’t go into that now) and I got some exiting books as gifts. And, as we all know, books are the best gifts ever!

There really isn’t much more to say about this month. I’m really exited for 2018 to start! Tomorrow I’m celebrating New Year with a few of my friends and I’m very much looking forward to that! (It’s going to be a lot of fun!)


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I managed to read quiet a lot this month and I’m really happy about that! (I haven’t said that much this year.) I somehow managed to finish 6 books in total and I even started 2 more. That’s very surprising for me, as this year has been rather lacking when it comes to reading. (I was in a bit of a yearly slump, if that’s a thing.) I’m very happy that I’m getting back into reading more!!

Lets get into the books that I finished in December!

396356The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice

4.5 out of 5 stars

After reading Interview with the Vampire last month, I really felt like reading this book as well. Especially since Lestat is my favourite character and this book my favourite from this series (out of the first 3 books that I have read).

It was amazing rereading this book. I loved reading from Lestat’s point of view once again. I just like him as a character and as a vampire. (His type of vampire is definitely my favourite.) Getting to read about his history and him in general has been amazing, especially since I have forgotten a lot about it. I really enjoyed this book!


Harry PotterHarry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling

 2 out of 5 stars

No, just no.

The only reason that this book got two stars, instead of one, is because of Scorpius Malfoy. (And a few little things that I liked as well.) I had so many problems with things that happened in this book and the characters didn’t help much either.

This book just read like a bad fanfiction. (And trust me, I have read many of those.) This book managed to frustrate me and make me very angry at times, I even had to put it down at one point. No, I won’t be writing a full review for this book. I seriously don’t have the energy to waste on it.


Gretchen Gomezlove, and you by Gretchen Gomez

4 out of 5 stars

I don’t usually read poetry. Especially poetry in English, which isn’t my native language. I was always hesitant to pick up any poetry, because I felt like I “wouldn’t get it”. Thank you school for making me think like that whenever we were analysing a poem.

This poetry collection was simply heartfelt and beautiful. I’m really happy that I decided to read it. It has definitely made me want to read more poetry, which I have never felt like before. Thank you for that!

I highly recommend this poetry collection to everyone! It’s something that you NEED to read.


ShadowhuntersThe Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVED this book! Two words that perfectly explain why: Magnus Bane!

Magnus Bane is one of the best characters EVER! He is definitely one of my all time favourite characters (obviously, as I have mentioned that a ton of times), so getting to read stories about him and learning more about his past has been wonderful. The only reason that I’m reading The Mortal Instruments is because of Magnus. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have picked those books up. So you can see by that how much I adore him.

I enjoyed all of the stories in this collection. The first two were the slowest and took a bit to get into, but by the end of them I loved them as well. All the other ones were fantastic and I’m really happy that I decided to pick this book up!


Marissa MeyerScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

4 out of 5 stars

So I have finally read the second book in The Lunar Chronicles series. It took me ages to get to this book and I have no idea why. (Especially since I finished reading it within few days.)

Scarlet was a really good book and a great continuation from where Cinder left of. I’m really liking the direction that this series is taking and I can’t wait to start reading the next book and finding out how the story will continue. (Hopefully that will happen soon!)

Full review for this book will be coming soon!


The UploadedThe Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz

3 out of 5 stars

The world of this story was very fascinating, intriguing and honestly scary. I definitely wouldn’t want to live in that world. It makes it even scarier because of the fast advance of everyday technology. (Like something similar to this could happen in the future.)

I both liked this book and had some problems with it. (Which explains the rating.) I’m really glad to have read it though, as it opened my eyes to some things. I plan on writing a full review for this book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on this book you will be able to.


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Where in the world did this month go?! || November Wrap Up

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I honestly have no idea where this month went! The time passed by way too fast (faster than usually at least). I guess it’s understandable since November is usually one of my busiest months. University usually picks up around that time a lot and I have some exams and papers to write. This year wasn’t an exception to that. Still, I was in a good mood most of the month and I had a lot of fun in between my assignments. I ended up reading a lot more than I thought I would and I saw a lot of my friends (which is always amazing). All in all November was a rather successful month for me and I’m very happy with how everything was!


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This month I managed to finish 4 books. Not going to lie, I’m very happy about that! This year I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do, (not even close to my usual amount) so finishing this many books in a month is great for me! It appears that I’m getting back into reading once more, which makes me really happy! 😀 Especially since I have many exiting books on my TBR pile that I can’t wait to get to!


Anne RiceInterview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice

4 out of 5 stars

This was actually a reread for me. I decided to start it last month, right before Halloween, as I wanted a book to put me in a spooky kind of mood. While this book isn’t scary it’s rather atmospheric and fits this time of the year. I had a lot of fun getting back into the story and reading about all of these characters again.

I had forgotten how slow the first part of this book is. That wasn’t something that bothered me too much, I just thought I should mention it. I need to pick up the second book in this series soon, I just really want to read from Lestat’s point of view.


Crossroads of CanopyCrossroads of Canopy (Titan’s Forest #1) by Thoraiya Dyer

1 out of 5 star

I really didn’t like this book. My biggest problem with this story is the main character, Unar. She is one of the most dislikable protagonists that I have ever read about! She was so childish and got angry at the most idiotic things possible. She was also very prejudiced and rude.

Another problem that I encountered was that Unar kept constantly thinking about sex and who she wants to sleep with (I’m not kidding, it felt as if 90 % of the book was about that). I’m asexual and reading all of that made me beyond uncomfortable.

I have a full review for this book, which is linked down below, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.


Sorcery for BeginnersSorcery for Beginners (Codex Arcanum #1) by Matt Harry and illustrated by Juliane Crump

2.5 out of 5 stars

I have quiet a few mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I enjoyed certain aspects of it, on the other some things frustrated me.  For some reason I couldn’t get into the writing. The writing in general just didn’t impress me much, it was simply all right. I couldn’t connect to any of the characters either, which made me not that interested in the actual story. I just felt that this book wasn’t for me, I think I’m just too old for it.

I have a full review for this book, which is linked down below, if you are interested in more of my thoughts.


Because You Love To Hate MeBecause You Love To Hate Me

3 out of 5 stars

I expected a lot from this short story collections, especially since I love villains and morally grey characters. They tend to be some of my all time favourite. Some of the stories lived up to my expectations and I really enjoyed them, but some (and that is the majority of them) fell flat for me in one way or another.

I plan on writing a full review for this anthology, where I will review each story individually. So if you want to know more of my thoughts you can look forward to that! (I just need to gather my thoughts and put them down first.)


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This was an unexpectedly good month for me!! || October Wrap Up

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Where in the world has this year gone?! I have no idea how it’s already November!!

Okay, with that out of the way lets talk about October. October was a rather good month for me, which was surprising as the past two one weren’t the best. (They were rather bad actually.) I was feeling really good nearly all month and I had a lot of fun as well. Here are some things that happened:

  • University started again for me. Which mean going to classes and having a steady schedule again – I think that helped a lot, having something to do.
  • I went home for 4 days. I had a prolonged weekend and drove with my dad back to my hometown where I spent a lot of time with my friends and family. It was beyond amazing, especially since it had been months since I last visited!
  • I got back into reading. The past two months I never felt like picking up any books and mostly just read manga. This month that changed and I managed to finish 5 books in total!

All in all October was a really good month and I couldn’t be happier about that! 😀


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Agatha Christie4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple #8by Agatha Christie

3 out of 5 stars

This was my first Miss Marple book and it wasn’t what I expected it to be. I expected Miss Marple to be the main character and that we would be following her investigations. That wasn’t the case however. Miss Marple was barely there during the whole book and I found that weird and unexpected. I can’t say much about her as a character, since she was barely there and I couldn’t connect with her at all.

The mystery in itself was interesting, thought it took a bit of time for the story to actually get started. Once I was around the half way point of the book I couldn’t put it down, I just needed to know what was going to happen. I greatly enjoy Agatha Christies writing style so I enjoyed reading this book nonetheless.


Edgar Allan PoeComplete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

4 out of 5 stars

This month I just felt like reading something creepy and unsettling. That’s why I decided to reread the short stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe. It was definitely the right decision, as it put me in an even more Halloween and October mood that I was in before.

I love the atmosphere that Edgar Allan Poe manages to create in each story and poem. There is just something about his writing that speaks to me. It was great getting to reread some of my favourite stories and poems by him. I actually didn’t plan on rereading this whole book, but for some reason it happened. Not that I’m complaining or anything.


When I Cast Your ShadowWhen I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter

1 out of 5 stars

I really didn’t like this book and I struggled to finish it. It took me ages to read as well, simply because I never felt like reading it. There were way too many points of views and sometimes I found myself lost on whom exactly we were following. The dialogs were especially bad. They felt really juvenile and cheesy. I don’t know what to say about the plot. Sometimes it felt like there was none, probably because the book got really slow and confusing at times.

I have a full review for this book, which you can check out if you are interested in more of my thoughts.


Through the WoodsThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll

5 out of 5 stars

This graphic novel is simply wonderful! I adore the art and the stories are delightfully creepy and scary. It’s perfect for this time of the year and I really enjoyed rereading this graphic novel, as I always do! (Seeing that this was the third or fourth time that I have reread it.)

I love all the stories in this and choosing just one favourite is very hard. But if I had to choose one favourite it would either be the first or the last story. I don’t really know why those two speak the most to me, they just do. (Don’t get me wrong, all of them are amazing!)


Julia EmberThe Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember

2.5 out of 5 stars

I’m really conflicted about my feelings for this book. There were some things that I enjoyed, but also some that I disliked. I had some problems with the characters and the setting. Plus it took me ages to read this book, even though it was rather short. For some reason I never felt like picking it up.

I will have a full review for this book up soon, when I have gathered more of my thoughts and they aren’t as incoherent as they are now. Then I will be writing about what I exactly liked and disliked about it. (Which is basically a review and I have no idea why I felt the need to write it like that.)


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