24 Nov 2016

What's going on?

That time of the year when you check your Goodreads Reading Challenge and realise you should read two books every day to meet it.

That time of the year when it's so dark outside you want to go into hibernation and wake up in the Spring, but you realise your To Do - list won't allow it.

That time of the year when your motivation has plummeted to subzero and not even Starbuck's Christmas Blend Latte with an extra shot can lift it up.

I'm moving to a new apartment next week with my sister from the Rhythm of the Rush (She writes in Finnish, don't be fooled by the name).

Hi, sis! ☺

The only problem now is the bookshelves.... Voi elämänkevät, as we Finns say. (Oh dear God, remember to add the sigh! or something like that.)

I've now packed all my books to boxes and can happily announce that they fill six large boxes.

Even the packing is not the problem, but the reshelving. Most of you must have reorganised your shelves even once, so you know the torture. I need to buy a new shelf and new books to fill that up.

Too stressful. I just want to get it over with.

Lucky me Jamie's always helping with the cushioning by shedding fur everywhere. Thanks Jamie, you're the best.

Currently reading books:
Lonnie Ostrow, Poet of the Wrong Generation    page 265
Erin Watt, Twisted Palace                                     page 125
Charles Yu, Sorry Please Thank You                    page 39

15 Nov 2016

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury


I finished reading two and a half weeks ago. Now I think I'm ready to actually write the review.

From the first word to the last this one held me in its grip, relentlessly. Though I kept a break in the middle, it wasn't because I didn't like the book, quite the opposite, I didn't want it to end. The only thing I could think of while reading was ''Holy Crap. How will I survive the reading slump following the finishing of ACOMAF?''

The answer to that: I'm still suffering. I haven't finished a full book since. I feel horrible.

Maybe I'd always been broken and dark inside.

Feyre is back. Back in the Spring Court, back under Tamlin's watchful eye, back in the life of every girl's dream, but she doesn't feel like she is living the dream. Suddenly her life meets even more dramatic change than in The Court of Thorns and Roses. If you haven't already read what happens, go read it first and then come back to read my review! 🌝

Possible spoilers from here on!

To the dreams that are answered

Yes. ACOMAF was even better than ACOTAR. Feyre's character development was fast and I think that she has almost reached her full potential.

''I have known many High Lords,'' -- ''Cruel ones, cunning ones, weak ones, powerful ones. But never one that dreamed. Not as he does.''

I can't say that I never liked Tamlin. I can't say that I never disliked Rhysand. Reading ACOTAR made me love Tamlin, just like Feyre loved him too. But during ACOMAF I realised what he is inside, what he's really like. And just like Feyre did, I learned, bit by bit, to love Rhys. I looking back, I have no clue why ever loved Tamlin. It might be because he is the first love, the security blanked. He was the one Ms. Maas made us love, then turned the story upside down. Like she always does.

And now - now I didn't know where that put me.
Knee-deep in trouble seemed like a good place to start.

I could feed you hundreds of quotes. One for each day while waiting the next book to come out. But instead I go back to nursing my worst reading slump ever. Thank you Sarah J. Maas for, again, writing an amazing book.