Just Don’t Do It

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff – Sean Penn 1/5 Last year a group of us decided to do a book club and damn did we have fun. What we planned for was to have a series of books we would enjoy and talk about, but what we got was a true test of our…

King and Cats

Pet Sematary – Stephen King 3/5 To start off, let me just say that it took me FOREVER to find this book! Damn you King and your well thought out book titles! Were it not for my borkBuddies, I would have thought that I was just an idiot who couldn’t spell a simple word in…

Naïve Pointlessness

Only Human – Sylvain Neuvel (#3 Themis Files) 1.5/5 I read the first two parts of this trilogy in 2019 and I really liked them. The first one, Sleeping Giants, was amazing, the idea, the execution, the pacing… everything was really good. The second part, Waking Gods, was not so good. It suffered from the…

Addictive Immortals

Fledgling – Octavia E. Butler 4/5 Thanks to NetGalley and Library of America for the ARC. Octavia E. Butler had a 7-year break in publishing new works before she gave us vampires in Fledgling in 2005. Fledgling follows the experiences of a young woman who wakes up in a cave in a forest with strange…

Ascend the Empire

The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson 4/5 The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson 4/5 My experience with Mistborn (Era One) books started in 2012 when by buddy reader suggested to read The Final Empire as our MiniBookClub book. I tried, I honestly did, but I just could not get into it. I put the…

Joy is Madness

Poems to Night – Rainer Maria Rilke 5/5 Travelling the world: Czechia Thanks to NetGalley and Pushkin Press for the ARC.Expected publication date: 02 March 2021 Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague in 1875. He attended university in Prague and in Munich, switching majors from art history, literature and philosophy to political science, law…

Ending with Octavia

Kindred – Octavia E. Butler 4/5 Thanks to NET galley and Library of America for the ARC My first OEButler book. And for a first one, it packs a punch. There are so many things here, in this deceptively simple book. Recently the one name I’ve been hearing on the booktube and on blogs has…

Problems in Munich

Hitler’s Munich: the Capital of the Nazi Movement – David Ian Hall 3.5/5 Thanks to NetGalley and Pen&Sword for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Publication date: 30 December 2020. A very interesting record of Munich and the role the city played in the birth of Nazi Third Reich. David Ian Hall has…

From Ad Nauseam to Nausea

The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet (Kingsbridge #1) 1/5 Started: 2011 Finished: 12 December 2020 I did it. Finally. Only because I’ve decided to clear out my hiatus shelf in the next 13 months (fingers crossed). I started reading this book in 2011, but put it on hiatus because “a bit too much/too…

Tales not Fair(y)

Upon a Once Time (various authors) 2/5 Thanks to NetGalley and Air and Nothingness Press for the ARC I don’t mind fairy tale retellings in general, but I didn’t like this one.It was just too muddled up for me. The fact that they combined multiple tales in one story was bad enough, but then you…

Doors Should Have Been Closed

Doors of Sleep: Journals of Zaxony Delatree by Tim Pratt 2.5/5 Thanks to NetGalley and Angry Robot for the ARC Well, another strange one. This time we follow the adventures of one Zaxony Delatree, Zax to his friends and enemies. After witnessing an attempted suicide, Zax develops the ability to travel the worlds (planets or…

Monk Monk

The Canterbury Murders by E.M.Powell (Stanton & Barling #3) 2.5/5 Thanks to NetGalley for this arc Well, this was underwhelming. The plot had potential, but it was also very obvious towards the end. Oh the “obvious” guilty people are found guilty, but wait, it’s not them, it’s the other two who were so very kind…