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Month: April 2016


#readathon finito

Local time: 13:00 Hours spent reading: 19 Pages read: 1362 Books finished: 4 I’m pretty pleased with the amount I read and I generally enjoyed all the books I picked up. It didn’t seem as social to me as some of the previous ones but…


#readathon: hour 21

Local time: 09:00 Hours spent reading: 15 Pages read: 1136 Books finished: 3 Sleep was soooooo good! I had a bit longer than I planned but I don’t feel too much like death this morning. Which is good. I forgot to grind coffee beans last…


#readathon: hour 13

Local time: 01:00 Hours spent reading: 12 Pages read: 966 Books finished: 3 This is the hour where I start bargaining with myself on whether or not I can have a snooze. I am definitely usually in bed, asleep, by now. It’s also eerily quiet,…


#readathon: hour 9

Local time: 21:00 Hours spent reading: 8 Pages read: 661 Books finished: 2 Finished a graphic novel, made it through a good chunk of Shtum and eaten dim sum and crispy duck pancakes for dindins. Eyes are feeling a bit tired now and it’s dark…


#readathon: hour 5

Local time: 17:00 Hours spent reading: 4 Pages read: 353 Books finished: 1 First book finished! I enjoyed, The Art of Being Normal and had a few teary moments. It’s interesting that it’s endorsed by Anmesty International too, as a reminder that “all humans are…


Ready, steady, #readathon!

Local start time: 13:00 Hours spent reading: 0 Pages read: 0 Books finished: 0 Woop woop! This will by my 9th Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon if I’ve counted correctly. I missed the last one due to GollanczFest, which was fun but readathon is bookish fun…


A Red-Rose Chain

A Red-Rose Chain is the ninth book in the October Daye series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Things are finally looking good for Sir October Daye and the Kingdom of the Mists, but there is no time to get…

Science Fiction, Translation

Memory of Water

Noria Kaitio is following in her father’s footsteps, like each generation before her, and is training to become a Tea Master. In a world where water is rationed, the tea ceremony is a privilege, and only the most important people will come to drink their…

5 Star, Fantasy, Graphic Novel


Nimona is so much fun but also pretty moving in places. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a supervillain and Nimona is a young sidekick looking for a position with a supervillain. Perfect! Except that Blackheart isn’t really looking for a sidekick, especially not a trigger-happy, shapeshifting…