Kate’s 2020 Reading Challenge – Update 3

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas –

PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!

If the rest of the books that I read so far this year were the warm up act, this is the main event! At 799 number of pages long this is a big meaty book which I wished I purchased on kindle as well as carrying this in my bag and reading in public was not easy to do. After concluding her Throne of Glass series over a year ago this is Maas next trilogy, and her first adult one at that, Crescent City House of Earth and Blood. Now I am a HUGE Maas fan, and if Corona hadn’t happened, would have been in Birmingham to see her on tour a few weeks back, so it pains me a little to say that so far – this book didn’t quite do it for me.

For starters, it was too long. I love big books – but this was overly long for the amount of story that happened in it. I get that Maas is building a new world here and she’s trying to get back story, personal history and political alliances in but oh lordy sometimes I was reading it and felt as though the story hadn’t actually developed.

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Our Five Favourite Books Of All Time

Everyone has a list of their favourite books of all time. Well maybe not a physical list, but definitely an idea floating around in their subconscious, of the books that they could read again and again, or that only needed reading once, but packed a massive punch. For those of us who have a passion for reading, the list of all time favourite reads can get a little long. But if you had to pick a top… 5… What would they be..? Here are our top 5 reads each and why we love them so much. Do you agree? What are your favourites? Let us know.

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Happy World Book Day 2019

Happy World Book Day everyone!

A day dedicated to books – when your other half can’t shout at you for buying a stack of books, even though your TBR is 500 books long and your book cases are overflowing with unread books. A day when you don’t have to feel guilty for ignoring the pile of dishes in order to read just a few more pages.

Does anyone else treat today like a massive GREEN LIGHT to buying any and all the books?

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The problem of the ever increasing TBR!

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Whilst writing, Becca’s TBR on GoodReads is 100 and Kate’s is 151.

I think we all share the same trouble with our ‘to-be-read’ lists…. they are just forever getting longer and longer, with so many great books being released all the time, and so little time to fit them all in.

I recently went through mine and whittled it down to 100 (it took me a while)! There were some on there from when I started logging on GR, which, although I still want to read them, I realistically know that I won’t be getting around to them very soon.Read More »