Books

I’m so done with this trope

I recently ran into the ‘Circus Trope’, or Tropes, one too many times in a short period and realized that I am completely tired of them.

Goodreadings: The Warehouse

The Warehouse by Rob Hart; written in 2019, and much more recognizable in 2021 than I ever hoped. Large companies deliver everything we might wish for to our doorstep as we hardly leave the house anymore: let’s hope the rest of Hart’s dystopian novel doesn’t come true, too.

I love notebooks.

I talk an awful lot about books on this blog, but let’s discuss the tomes you’re supposed to fill yourself. Notebooks! I love collecting them, but I’m often scared to start writing since my handwriting isn’t the neatest. But is that enough reason to keep those pages empty?

On Rereading Books

Some people make it a tradition to reread certain books regularly, while others get rid of books as soon as they’ve finished them. Is rereading just a waste of time, or is there something that can be won by coming back to your favourite books throughout your life? Let’s see what a specialist on the subject has to say! (What- no, it’s not me! I discuss what the specialist says…)

Goodreadings: His Majesty’s Dragon

Today I discuss a long time favorite of mine: the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. An awesome Historical Fantasy series which adds the military use of dragons to the Napoleonic War. What could go wrong with that?

Tracing Adaptation: The Witcher ‘n such

Every medium is good at different things. While not every adaptation is always liked by everybody, they can also offer a great introduction into new things, stories and ideas. As I was reading the book the Netflix adaptated for its series of The Witcher, I realized how much we underrate the practice of tracing adaptation.

Goodreadings: The Girl who Drank the moon

Sometimes, it’s nice not to complicate things so much. Not all things you do have to be momentous, and not everything you read has to be heavy, dense and philosophical. You’d be surprised sometimes, how much wisdom you find where you don’t expect it.