I was totally in the mood for a whimsical, circus-y setting and was told Daughter of the Burning City would deliver on that front. Unfortunately.. there were definitely some downsides to this novel..
I usually don't read non-fiction at all, but once in a while you stumble upon a book that sounds too interesting not to give it a shot. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is one of those books. I have to admit: At first, I wasn't all to sure about reviewing this book because the things you pick up, the things you learn and want to put to use are personal and will differ for every single person reading the book. In the end, though, I wanted to share and maybe convince others to read it as well.
I don't usually watch movies before having read the book, but this one was different. Trying to resist a cozy, fluffy movie-mood is a hard thing to do sometimes and with so many people raving about the movie, I succumbed. Then I ended up desperately wanting the books, bought them eventually and was so, so lucky to pull the first one from my January Jam Jar!
I've been sitting on this review for a long, long time now. I read The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things back in December and just.. couldn't find a good way to write this review in a way I was comfortable with? I'm hoping I did a good job on this because skies, this is a hard one..
I got an ecopy of this book MONTHS ago and for some reason never picked it up. Do I even have to say how stupid I'm feeling? I should've picked it up way sooner. Way, way sooner!
I've been eager to read Nevernight for months but since the wait for Darkdawn is still ages of - even more so now I've read this one - I forced myself to wait. Until I couldn't anymore and now.. you're about to read the consequences.
I sometimes find myself ready to dive into something I rarely read, which is exactly what happened when I saw the cover of this poetry collection. I was intrigued and wanted to find out more. So I did. And this is what I found.