Monday, 23 March 2015

Discworld Reread

Since I heard the very, very sad news that Terry Pratchett passed away (RIP), I feel like reading his brilliant books again.. As there are only a few Discworld novels I don't know yet, I decided to just start in the very beginning, with The Color of Magic, and go on from there.. 

It will probably be my long-time project and whenever I feel like it, I will grab one of Master Pratchett's Discworld books and enjoy a beautifully written, funny and witty tale :) I will read in the order the books where published.

Also, I will try to collect a lot of quotes as there are many awesome ones!

I am about 30% into The Color of Magic and it's sooo good to be back and see all of my beloved characters again! 

As Rincewind was the first character I read about when I got to know the Discworld, he will always be my favourite wizard..

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Spring TBR list

..although it's officially Autumn here in Australia ;-) Here is my TBR list for March until the end of May:

1. Theft of Swords. Riyria Revelations 1 by Michael J. Sullivan --> Because it sounds like solid High Fantasy and the series is fully written & published. So if I like it I won't have to wait for new books. Also, the main characters are 2 dudes and I expect bromance.

2. The Mirror Empire. Worldbreaker Saga 1 by Kameron Hurley --> I started reading it last year but stopped because I wanted to finish some other books first. I enjoyed it though, as it was pretty dark and innovative, with cool characters and lots of surprises already.

3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov --> I wanted to read more classics and have been interested in reading this for a while.

4. The Stand by Stephen King --> It's kinda my long-term project and I finally wanna spend some more time with it.

5. The Orphan Queen by Jodie Meadows --> It sounds cool and I hope it can live up to my expectations. The moment there's a love triangle in sight I will put it down though..

6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik --> This sounds soooo good and I can't wait to get my hands on it when it gets published in May. I never read her Temeraire books but my best friend likes them and I heard a lot of positive opinions about those books.

7. The Emperor's Blades. Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne 1 by Brian Staveley --> On my list for a while and now that the second part is published and liked by many I will finally give the first one a try and hopefully love it to bits.

8. It by Stephen King --> Because Stephen King.

9. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman --> I like Gaiman's novels, but his short-stories so far have been brilliant and highly enjoyable. I am happy to know that there are a lot of his collections out there I haven't read yet.

10. The Martian by Andy Weir --> The sample didn't blow me away but I will read it anyways. There's so much hype surrounding this one and I wanna know if it's really that awesome.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

New books and what I am reading in March

February was not a good month for me as I finished only 1 book.. March is already looking much better! I finished Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which I liked but not as much as The Shining, and started reading The Wind Through the Keyhole by the same author.

As you can see, I am pretty much in my little Stephen King-world at the moment. I put some more of his books on my wishlist and will probably read them all pretty soon.

I also bought 2 books and 1 ebook this month, which is a lot for me.

1.Theft of Swords. Riyria Revelations 1 by Michael J. Sullivan. 
I got this as an ebook as it was very cheap and sounded cool to me. Also the series is finished and there's no waiting for the next books. 2 heroes is what I want to read about as well at the moment. I hope I am in for some nice bromance!

2. It by Stephen King. Found it in a second-hand book store on my way to work and couldn't resist. I never watched the movie and only know the story a little bit. It's quite a long read and I am very much looking forward to it!

3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Special offer in a book store and I am very curious about it. Wanted to read more classics anyways.