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Readalong: Kushiel’s Dart: Week 03 and 04

Kushiel's Dart: a #WyrdAndWonder Read-along

So, this is roughly the middle third of KUSHIEL’S DART. There’s a lot happening.

I struggled with the first 100 or so pages of this book, but I have to say that it’s really hit its stride. The politics are still convoluted and maybe flying over my head a bit but it feels like a lot of puzzle pieces are clicking into place.

This section brings in the Skaldi, and I thought it was really interesting that, once we moved away from it, I realized how enamored and interested I was in Terre d’Ange and it’s people.

Somewhere in the Week 3 section, I realized I was loving this book and had completely fallen for Phèdre as a protagonist. Unless something dramatic happens, I’m definitely reading not only the next book but (eventually) the whole series.

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Top Ten Books with Witches

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Top Ten Books with Witches

September 29: Favorite Book Quotes (these could be quotes from books you love, or bookish quotes in general)

I’m absolutely terrible at remembering quotes from the books I’ve read. I think I’ve done this as a topic in the past, and I’m absolutely sure the ten I come up with would be thee exact same. Instead, since we’re heading into October, I thought I’d get a head start on all the spookiness and share ten books about witches.

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Top Five Graphic Novels

The Top Five Series

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week we’ll 5 book featuring the common theme provided. These can be books that we’ve read, or ones that are still on our TBRs. I’ll note beside each one if I’ve read the book yet or not, and provide a link to my review if I have one. 

PLEASE NOTE: Although this post is inspired by Devouring Books’ Top 5 series, this prompt is of my own devising and not officially one of Amanda’s suggestions.

 Feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

As always, in no particular order…

Top 5 Graphic Novels

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Major thanks to Laura at The Corner of Laura for the Nomination. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to it.

Rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their page so others can see how amazing they are, too!
List the rules in the post and the badge somewhere on your website
Answer the 11 questions you got asked
Nominate 11 new bloggers for this award and let them know
Ask the nominees 11 new questions!
Question and Answers

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Classic Women 2020 Part 3: A Simple Story, Elizabeth and her German Garden & Middlemarch

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At the end of last year, I decided I really wanted to dig into classics in 2020. I challenged myself to read two classics a month, at least one of which was by a female author. I picked twelve women and created the Classic Women Reading Challenge. All the details are in this post. Check it out and feel free to join me!

I’m setting myself a personal target to try at least one novel by a ‘classic’ woman writer and at least one other classic (of any type/ author) each month next year. I’ll be combining my personal goals with some existing readathons: #Victober, #Georgianary, #ClassicsCommunity and #JaneAustenJuly. *Phew!*

I’ve picked 12 female authors who published work pre-1914. They’re all pretty prolific and pretty well-known — I think — so should be easy enough to find a good selection to choose from. 

From January to March, my classic female authors were Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Emmuska Orczy. Check out my thoughts on those here.

From April to June, my classic female authors were Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Margaret Oliphant.

From July to September, my classic female authors were Elizabeth Inchbald, Elizabeth von Armin and George Eliot.

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Readalong: Kushiel’s Dart: Week 01 and 02

Kushiel's Dart: a #WyrdAndWonder Read-along

KUSHIEL’S DART by Jacqueline Carey has been on my radar for a while now. It’s got an average Goodreads rating of over 4 stars and I’ve never seen it mentioned with anything other than good words. However, it’s a beast, clocking in at over 900 pages and that’s always intimidated me.

When Wyrd & Wonder (on Goodreads) announced it as their September 2020 group read, I decied this was just the push I needed. I really enjoyed their readalong of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR earlier in the year.

I’ve been slow to start the book, so I’ll be combining the six sets of discussion questions into three posts and sharing one a week.

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Top Ten Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

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Top Ten Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

September 22: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR (or spring if you live in the southern hemisphere)

Next month I’ll be taking part in a few readathons and have TBRs for those, but here are some random books I hope or plan to get to over the next two or three months.

I have some books for my Classic Women 2020 challenge, a couple of Halloween-y books and a few that have just been on my TBR for too long.

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Top Five Persephone Press Books

The Top Five Series

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week we’ll look at 5 books featuring the common theme provided. These can be books that we’ve read, or ones that are still on our TBRs.

PLEASE NOTE: Although this post is inspired by Devouring Books’ Top 5 series, this prompt is of my own devising and not officially one of Amanda’s suggestions.

 Feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments.

As always, in no particular order…

Top 5 Persephone Press Books

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Top Ten 2020 Cover Buys

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September 15: Cover Freebie (choose your own topic, centered on book covers or cover art)

Top Ten 2020 Cover Buys

Here are ten 2020 releases that either were or are on my TBR because they have a really beautiful cover. While I wouldn’t read something purely based on the cover, it’s definitely the thing that makes me want to check out the synopsis. These covers are all total works of art.

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