Mini Reviews: August 2020

August was a bit of a weird reading month for me. Even though I did end up reading five books, I was in a mild reading slump for most of the month. I’m still not entirely sure what caused it, but I think not having a set TBR might have had something to do with […]

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Mini Reviews – July 2020

We’re already nearing the end of August, and July feels like ages ago, but I still need to write my mini reviews! I love that I’ve been doing it every month in 2020 so far, and I’m not going to stop now, so let’s see if I still remember my thoughts on these books… July […]

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Mini Reviews – June 2020 (Make Your MythTaker)

It’s almost getting boring saying this each month, but I had yet another great reading month in June! I participated in the Make Your MythTaker readathon, so if you want to know more about that, I recommend watching my TBR video (click here). I ended up reading five books for the readathon and then two […]

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Mini Reviews – May 2020 (My Friends Choose What I Read)

I had an amazing reading month in May! Not only did I manage to read nine books, but I also loved or at least liked most of them. I also read quite a few books I probably wouldn’t have read normally, which has everything to do with a little project I did during the month […]

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A Different Drummer: the Best Book You’ll Read All Year

June 1957. One hot afternoon, in a backwater town in the American South, a young black farmer named Tucker Caliban throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the state. And thereafter, the entire African-American population leave with him. The reaction to this mass exodus comes […]

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Mini Reviews: April 2020 (OWLs Readathon)

Last month, I told you about the great reading month I had, but April has been even better! I took part in the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon, which is a readathon based on Harry Potter and the exams the students at Hogwarts have to sit. Basically, for every one of the twelve subjects you can take […]

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Why Circe by Madeline Miller Is Worth the Hype

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is strange – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. But she has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When Circe’s gift threatens the gods, she is banished […]

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Mini Reviews: February 2020

We’re almost halfway through March already, but what with all of the corona consternation (and me begin hooked on The Sims 2 again) I just hadn’t gotten around to writing my monthly mini reviews yet. Speaking of the coronavirus: I hope everyone’s doing alright! Please take the necessary precautions and stay at home as much […]

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Reading the Oldest Book on My TBR: Everything Is Illuminated

With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and […]

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Mini Reviews: January 2020

The first month of 2020 is over! I was looking forward to starting a brand new reading year in January and although I didn’t have a set TBR at the start of the month, I did end up sort of participating in a readathon halfway through. It’s called the Backlist Bookathon and it’s all about […]

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