Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2017

Read in June: Sis

In June I have been lazy, lazy, laaaaaaazy. I read two books – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’ve also been re-reading Harry Potter.

Read in June: Dita

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In June I managed to fulfill my goal of reading (at least) 6 books, which is great. Although I still am slightly behind schedule on my Goodreads Challenge, but I still have time. And, well, so what that I’m behind, at least I’m reading. 🙂

So, June turned out to be quite the month for reading in Latvian. I read four books by Latvian authors – Kaķa lāsts (Cat’s Curse), Kaķis maisā (Cat in a Bag) and Kaķa koncerts (Cat’s Concert) by Linda Nemiera and Mirušie nepiedod (The Dead Don’t Forgive) by Ieva Melgalve. The Skulduggery Pleasant on Kindle you see in the picture is not the actual one I read (I mean, I did once read it on Kindle, but not this time). For my reread in preparation for the second Skulduggery Pleasant, which I have a paperback of, I borrowed Sis’ copy of the Latvian translation of Skulduggery Pleasant, which is called Blēžagabals Jaukums. At first it was a bit weird with all the absurd names in Latvian, but, I mean, they are just as absurd/weird as in English, except they are translated in Latvian. 😀 Well, and I also finished ‘the evil book’, that is, A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (which was actually the first book I finished in June :D).

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Monthly Wrap-Up: April & May 2017

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Read in April: Sis

DSCN1633April was quite a good month for reading. I finished five books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling), Ink by Alice Broadway, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel and You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I also re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Read in April: Dita

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April was an average month for reading. I finished three books.

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab

Even though the month was average, you could say it was musical… or filled with songs… or something that actually sounds like a cool pun regarding the ‘song’ in two of the books read.

I might also add that I did not accomplish my April TBR goal which was reading 4 books, preferably (at least) one on Kindle. Oh well. Better luck in May! Haha. Keep on reading to see how May turned out.
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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2017

Read in March: Sis

In March I have read (only) three books.

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My Lady Jane: The Not Entirely True Story by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

I think I would have read more, but I’m having some kind of reading slump. I want to read but… And suddenly I have a fear of big books – 400+ pages. And if the book has 200-300 pages then the font is too freaking small! (Yeah, I used to not have problems with that also)

Read in March: Dita

During March, I finished five books. One of them was a re-read.

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A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab (the re-read)
The Ever Never Handbook by Soman Chainani (not in the pic, ’cause it’s at Sis’)
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab (a sob fest)
The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (beautiful, also, the one I read on Kindle)
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (I’m not sure; also, it was the Latvian translation of this book)

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The Sis Reviews: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

dscn1526The last book of The 5th Wave trilogy – The Last Star. I can’t say that I liked it. It was meh. The ending was weird. Partly it was okay, but, at the same time, there were some things I don’t know why were even happening.

The most nerve-wracking person was Sam. I still don’t get how old is he. Five? Six? He’s acting like he is at least 10 or 11. I just hate him!!! 😡😡😡 I don’t get why he hates Cassie, but adores Ben.

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The Sis Reviews: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Well hello there world! The Sis Reviews are back. I don’t even know why they were gone. 😀 But I can assure you that in these few months of silence I have read many books and therefore have many reviews to write. 🙂

DSCN1592Obsidian I bought last year in October, while I was in Germany. This book was bought under pressure. 😀 That is, I was in bookshop with two non-bookworm friends and they wanted to go out as soon as possible. And the English section in the bookshop was small, partly because I already own some of the books. (Later I had to spend an hour in H&M and I got only, like, what 10 minutes in bookshop😑) So I bought Obsidian…😕

While in Germany, I started to read it, but after 20 pages or so I gave up because the cringe was too huge. And in January I decided to give it a try again, because I wanted to read something cheesy. And, boy, was it CHEESY.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Character Names I’d Use to Name a Cat

toptentuesdayI don’t have many ideas, but I’m 100% sure that I would name a cat in one of these names:

  • Chairman Meow
  • Magnus and Alec. Then when the cats are fighting/playing I could yell “Malec stop fighting!” Oh my, I’m fangirling so hard right now. 😀 I just can’t wait for Shadowhunters Season 2.
  • Dobby
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Winky with a sock. 🙂

I already have a cat that is named after a book character – Winky, house elf from Harry Potter.

Do you have a pet that is named after a book character?

Wow this is such a long post. 😀

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2016

Read in September: Sis

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September was a productive month for reading. I read four books. The Heir and The Crown by Kiera Cass, The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore.

Read in September: Dita

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Not a bad month reading-wise. Three finished books. Nothing too great, but not too bad either. In September I finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (silly, hilarious, sometimes utterly silly, but still fun), Mythago Wood (there’s something really intriguing about it, but it was also somewhat hard to get into) and The Last Star (I don’t know, the series ended, things happened, it wasn’t bad, I suppose, but neither was it great). I’ll try to work on some reviews for those, but don’t hold your breath too much. 😀Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Books on Dita’s Fall TBR

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This week’s TTT is all about the books on our Fall TBRs. Mine, for the most part, includes books that have already been published, not new (Fall) releases.

Books On Their Way to Me

Meaning, I’ve bought these ones on TBD and they were shipped out last week, so if I’m lucky, at least one of them might arrive this week. Yay!

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Champion by Marie Lu
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Gotta continue a series, finish a series and start a series here, you know. 😀Read More »

The Sis Reviews: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

dscn1516I know I haven’t reviewed City of Fallen Angels, but, honestly, I don’t remember what happened in it. 😀 So I’m gonna skip it and review (actually, fangirl about) City of Lost Souls.

I hate it. And love it. I don’t know. 😀 I have made some notes while reading this book and now re-reading them makes me laugh.

The thing- person- I hated the most in this book was Jace. It’s not that I have liked him very much in the previous books, but in this one he was very annoying, too freaking sassy and too much in love with himself.Read More »