The Blade Itself is one of the best grimdark fantasies out there.

Here’s a bold statement: this is the closest fantasy to A Song Of Ice And Fire I’ve ever read. As of the second volume, where I’m 100 pages in already, I can now say that The First Law and ASoIF are equally amazing.

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Art Sunday #2: Cave Art and the Shocking Revelations about Early Human Civilizations

These cave paintings gained massive notoriety in the 20th century, George Bataille even going as far as to deem them the earliest pieces of art ever produced, in Lascaux, or the Birth of Art. Indeed, out of all the art that would’ve been produced at the time, cave paintings had the best chance of survival. Whatever happened outside the cave would only survive by miracle.

Fiction reader’s guide to Nonfiction

I fell in love with reading at a young age, the second I realised that there’s much more out there besides boring textbooks. Needless to say, my nonfiction experience had a rocky start. So I stuck to fiction, to the point where I was convinced my brain wasn’t hardwired for the former.

The Truth About Keeping Secrets was painful to read – and I loved it!

The book follows Sydney, who’s dealing with the consequences of her father’s unexpected death in a car crash. Then come the texts. Derogatory and insinuating what Sydney had had in the back of her mind the whole time – maybe her father’s death wasn’t, after all, an accident. Everything is set in motion as June Copeland, homecoming queen and seemingly stereotypical “popular girl” befriends Sydney. And to this, the protagonist, along with the reader, begs the question: in what way is June linked to her dad’s death?

Ken Follett … why you gotta do this to me?!

We need to address the big elephant in the room – we need to talk about Ken Follett. Well, more specifically, about the Kingsbridge trilogy. I was reluctant to write this post, because I’ve never been more disappointed by a read in my life. I was expecting so much, and for good reasons!

July Wrap-Up And August TBR: powering through some books I’ve got left at home

This type of post is a staple of the book community and writing it makes me a bit giddy. It sounds oddly official, like an initiation ritual of some sort. For anyone new to the concept: I’m going to write quick prompts on books I’ve read in July, as well as plan the reading month ahead. (I’m clarifying this because I still remember the awe on my boyfriend’s face upon seeing my YouTube feed. Alexandra, there are people on YouTube who only talk about books?! This is insane!)

I’ll make it snappy, so here it is:

In July I read a total of 3 books, I’m halfway through my 4th, and I hopelessly struggled through one, but ended up giving up on it. I’ll review all these as soon as I get the chance, so look forward to that.