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Oh, boy, how could I let this happen ?

I know I’ve been a bit MIA for a while, but the past two months really kicked me hard in the teeth and, other than the fact that I couldn’t find time for blogging, the more I waited the less motivated I was to actually come back to it. Not that I didn’t want to, though. I sort of realized that, maybe, I was really bad at this and should just give up already, but at the same time I just don’t want to.

The alternative is to continue blogging, but blog less (which, I know, I wasn’t even blogging much to begin with) : and it starts with less weekly features, or at least, less frequently, because some weeks just fly by without me actually seeing them pass.

I’m sorry for dropping here again out of the blue, but I figure I should give this blogging thing a real chance (it’s not even been six months, for fuck’s sake !). I’ll publish a couple posts before Sunday and, starting from there, hopefully, I’ll be able to update regularly. Let’s get this train back on track !

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TTT : Books on my syllabus

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Take your seats !

Hosted by : The Broke & The Bookish

After skipping last week’s topic because I wasn’t really inspired/motivated, I’m glad to be back on track this week with this amazing topic.

I would absolutely hate to be a teacher, I always knew that and made a point to really speak my mind on that subject very frequently and very stubbornly over the years, because my family sort of always pushed me to become one : “But it’s well-paid, and you have as much holidays as the kids, think about when you’ll have your own and be on holidays as the same time as them” (I also emphasized – still do – the fact that I’d rather have my nails slowly removed everyday with pincers than have kids, but that’s another story). Nevertheless, I think it’s fun to imagine what kind of classes could be interesting.

You’ll see that I took this very seriously.

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Review : Inked

22511892Title : Inked
Author : Eric Smith
Published : January 20th 2015

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Tattoos once were an act of rebellion. Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin.
And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can’t escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice.
But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves.
Now Caenum, Dreya, and their reluctant companion Kenzi must find their way to the Sanctuary, a secret town where those with the gift of magic are safe. Along the way, they learn the truth behind Ink, its dark origins, and why they are the only ones who can stop the Citadel.

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Not quite up to my expectations, but I LIKED IT NONETHELESS

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The benefits of reviewing

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I’ve read that reviews are some of the least liked posts in the book-blogosphere. I’m not terribly surprised, after all, I’m following a few blogs and the reviews are, statistically, the posts I skip the most, but it’s not because I don’t like them, it’s simply because I’m less interested in reading a review of a book I don’t know, or a book I have no intention of reading. So, maybe that’s what people mean when they say they don’t like reviews. In the end, which reviews do I read ? Reviews of books I’ve already read to know what the blogger thought about it (and how their views may differ from my own) and reviews of books I plan on reading (although I generally skim through the review to avoid spoilers).

But despite this general consensus, I still think reviews are really important.

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TTT : Authors with the most books on my bookshelf

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Even Simon Cowell couldn’t resist.

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This week, it’s all about authors !

Sometimes, you love an author so much that you just have to buy everything they could ever write, sometimes you end up with tons of books from the same author without really understanding why, and other times it just so happens that a series you’re reading is just very loooong. No matter which case, some authors definitely take up more space on my bookshelf, and it was really fun to make this little tally. It’s like all these authors are competing for Britain’s (or any country of your choosing) Got Talent, only it’d be more like My Bookshelf’s Got Some Pretty Cool Authors. First prize is my endless love and gratitude.

Here are the results !

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TTT : Fairytale & Mythology retellings on my TBR

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” CS Lewis

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I love fairytales, mythologies and folklore, so I’m just delighted with this week’s theme !

I don’t know if it’s nostalgia, or because there always something to take out of those stories, but it always feels good to come back to fairytales. I’m still doing Disney marathons, I still have in mind the first time I read the story of Bluebeard (I didn’t know I would end up scarred for life) and, no matter what, I’ll keep watching Once Upon A Time.

So, here is my list of fairytale-inspired books that I want to read.

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Review : Pride & Prejudice

1885Title : Pride & Prejudice
Author : Jane Austen
Published : 1813 (first edition)

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

Rating :

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TAKE THESE FEELINGS AWAY FROM ME, I’M A PILE OF GOO ON THE FLOOR

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