Bookends | #018

The Book of Life, All Souls trilogy, Deborah Harkness, Karina ReadsOkay guys, how is it August already?! On the one hand, I feel like we’re having the worlds longest summer but on the other, where has the year gone? Ah well, thank goodness it’s Friday.

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In anticipation for the TV adaption, I am reading the third and final book Continue reading “Bookends | #018”

Bookends | #017

nonfiction, karinareads, misogynation, a history of women in a 100 objects, notes on a nervous planet

Another week, another Bookends! Happy reading.

Currently reading:
This year I’m really enjoying picking up nonfiction. I studied history at university so after reading it non-stop for three years, I went the opposite way and only read fiction for a long time after I graduated. It’s slowly been seeping back into my normal reading life and Continue reading “Bookends | #017”

Bookends | #013

Veil of Spear by Bradley Beaulieu

Hello, hello, hello 🙂 hope this week’s been good to you and if you’ve enjoyed a lovely four day weekend followed by a four day working week comme moi, I hope it’s been wonderful. If you’ve had to work as normal/more than normal, you are a hero.

My reading week has been a mixed bag, I’ve had two fantastic reads and two very disappointing reads – but the fantastic included my first five star read of the year so you know, without further ado… Continue reading “Bookends | #013”

Bookends | #012

Oh hello four day weekend, you have good timing! I have finally shaken the lurgy that took me down for two weeks – I feel terrible that I didn’t post a Bookends last week, the only one I’ve missed! But even if I had been able to sit  and concentrate for long enough, I wouldn’t have had much to chat about. Turns out I struggle to read when poorly – being sick is actually very boring.

Anyway, I am all better now and I’ve got some great books to discuss from the past fortnight.

I’d seen a lot of hype over Continue reading “Bookends | #012”

Bookends | #006

Bruges

Despite being on holiday for most of this week in sunny Bruges, I still managed to get through 3 books! Although I didn’t have as much time during the day to read I did have plenty of time while traveling on the various trains. The Eurostar is fabulous. Bruges was amazingly stunning, it is full of cobbled streets, breath-taking architecture and lovely, kind people. Oh and hundreds of chocolate shops, I even out-chocolated myself which I’d always thought an impossibility. I highly recommend it if you’re inclined to pretty medieval tourist spots. I could totally imagine princesses, knights and dragons roaming the streets. Anyway, onto les livres!

I mentioned last week Continue reading “Bookends | #006”

Bookends | #005

Bookends | Karina Reads

Oh hey, February. The days are actually brighter, it’s marginally warmer… things are looking up! Although I am fully prepared for the final dip into winter we’re bound to have before spring. It’s a good job I have all the books to distract myself.

Another productive reading week, Continue reading “Bookends | #005”

Bookends | #004

Of Sand and Malice Made & Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P Beaulieu

I cannot believe it’s the last Friday of January. The sun has even shined this week! I know February and March are usually the darker, wetter months of the year, but February is *the* birthday month in my family so I’m excited that it is around the corner. I hope January has treated you all well and that your start to 2018 has been awesome. My reading week has been far better than last, no 1 star ratings and a new favourite book/series/author! Let’s get to it.

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Bookends | #003

Twelve Kings by Bradley P Beaulieu

We made it! Another week (nearly) over. Don’t know about you but for once this January is not dragging! Plus, it’s staying lighter for longer in the evenings. Happy days. Now onto happy reading…

So after scheduling last week’s post, I flew through the last hundred pages of  Continue reading “Bookends | #003”

Bookends | #002

The Bear and the Nightingale

It’s Friday! One last push then reeelax. Don’t know about you but I’ve found this week more of a slog than last. It’s amazing how much a Christmas break can mess up my routine. Ah well, at least the books have been kind this week.

First off, I finished both reads from last week Continue reading “Bookends | #002”

Bookends | #001

Happy Friday guys! Hope the week has been kind to you.

Welcome to my new series: Bookends. In an effort to post more regularly I have decided to start posting weekly about what I’m reading. Hopefully by writing little snippets about the books, I will be inspired to write more full reviews. For more instantaneous updates about all the amazing books, be sure to add me as a friend on Goodreads. Anyway, here’s to the first of many (hopefully)!

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