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    review: how the king of elfhame learned to hate stories

    SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF HOW THE KING OF ELFHAME LEARNED TO HATE STORIES BY HOLLY BLACK My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars). It complied to the vibe of the original trilogy, and made me understand most of Cardan’s actions in Cruel Prince. Also, the Alice in Wonderland book is mentioned and it made my heart aCHE because this is definitely a case of nature vs nurture. But it just didn’t live up to all the expectations that I imposed on it? Which is why I probably shouldn’t have such high expectations for any book 😳 And if you’re wondering why I’m posting a review before the book is even released, it’s because Amazon…

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    review: the last wish

    SPOILER-FREE REVIEW OF THE LAST WISH BY ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI My rating: ★★★✦☆ 3.5/5 stars —  as a witcher tv show and games fan, i definitely had a head-start in getting to know the characters, the plot and the world. while the book was entertaining, some of the short stories were quite slow-paced and had a looooot of descriptions, which made me want to fall asleep… all in all, i enjoyed the book because i already knew most of the plot, but it may be boring or confusing to someone who is new to the world of the witcher. here are my thoughts on each of the short stories: the voice of…

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    november 2020 tbr

    since i don’t have any big assessments due in november (fingers crossed it’ll stay that way), perhaps this month will be good for getting some reading done. it’s getting so close to the end of the year, and i’m currently at 48/52 of my reading goal. it seems like i’ll actually reach (and hopefully exceed) my goal this year! my giant pile of tbr’s is ceaselessly growing because i keep buying secondhand classics from medimops.de (absolutely amazing site to buy secondhand books for everyone living in germany! apparently international shipping is a bit iffy, but nation-wide is pretty reliable), and i swear i’ve spent over €300 on that site in…

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    october 2020 wrap-up

    happy halloween! i can’t believe it’s already the end of october! the month literally flew by. for me, october was filled with lots of school work and tests, but also strange weather! i swear, the weather in germany has dramatic mood swings 😂 it was 4º with rain one day and 24º with sun the next… that’s why i’m going to dress like an onion from now on, because as shrek once said, ogres have layers 😤 books i read this month: i read a grand total of 5 books this month! and i’m “currently reading” 7 more so… I’d count that as a win. however, all of these books…