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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Reviewing the Books My Friends Made Me Read (Pt. 2)

At the end of April, I asked six of my friends and family members to pick a book they thought I should read and would really enjoy, and last month I set to reading all six of them. I had tons of fun with this little project and I read a bunch of books I […]

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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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Reviewing the Books My Friends Made Me Read (pt. 1)

At the end of April, I asked six of my friends and family members to pick a book they thought I should read, because they loved it and figured I would as well. This provided me with an interesting TBR for the month of May, and I set to reading the books excitedly. I’ve now […]

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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: March 2020 (Sims-a-thon)

March was a great reading month for yours truly! That can probably be partly contributed to the fact that I was home for most of the month (it feels like so much longer than that!), as I hope most of you are (if at all possible, of course!). But it also has to do with […]

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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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