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Top 5 Tuesday: Magical Creatures and the Like!

The weather is dreary, and I’m in need of some inspiration, what better way to be inspired than by choosing my Top 5 Magical Creatures—although what qualifies as a magical creature is still, I believe, open for debate. Well, of course, everyone is going to go for Harry Potter, and who wouldn’t, the whole series was full of magical creatures, including the latest installments with Newt! But I’m thinking of digging deeper into my reading past to see if I can come up with some creatures and magical lands people don’t know about … like: XANTH — I’m cheating here, because Xanth isn’t a creature, but a land full of magical creatures. Xanth features in a series of books written by Piers Anthony, in which wizards go on quests with magical creatures: talking centaurs, sirens, ogres, dragons, griffins and yes, animated zombies. The series starts with A Spell For Chameleon. THE LUGGAGE — The magical luggage that walks on its own set of legs, is from Terry Pratchatt’s The Colour Of Magic and the Discworld …

Top 5 Tuesday: Sequels I need To Read

If I said there was only one, how would that make me sound? Like I only read stand-alone novels? Or that I read really long series, so the next book in line isn’t really a sequel. Okay, so Shanah, over at the Bionic Book Worm has given me a doozy this week. So I’ve been scratching my head for some time about what to put on this list. Knowing I could put anticipated books, or books lounging on a shelf somewhere. But either way, here’s what I’ve come up with … THE EMPIRE OF GOLD by S. A. Chakraborty — I mean, come on, half the world is holding their breath waiting on this one. Waiting to learn what’s happened to our fav heroes: Nahri, Dara, Ali, and what’s become of Daevabad! And yes, I know, it’s book three in a trilogy, so not a true sequel. AND FIRE CAME DOWN by Emma Viskic — This is the sequel to very enjoyable and quirky Resurrection Bay, and the characters of Caleb Zelic, Kat, and Caleb’s one-time …

Top 3 Thursday: Bookish Places I’d Love To Visit

Today I’m joining in with Christina over at Recipe and a Read doing Top 3 Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by A Cozy Reader, because this week is all about fictional places you’d want to visit. And who doesn’t want to visit HOGWARTS, right? So I’m avoiding listing the Shire or Rivendell, as everyone will list those. DISCWORLD: First up, I’d love to visit Terry Pratchett’s DISCWORLD and the city of Ankh-Morpork and BAD ASS, the home of Granny Weatherwax. I mean, come on, this is a huge continent sat atop four immense elephants, which in turn are sat atop the back of a space-faring turtle! NARNIA/WONDERLAND: Next up, as a huge fan of the Narnia books as a kid, I always wanted to be able to sneak inside my parents cupboard and find a secret door into Narnia. Alas, that never happened, even though I continue to keep looking. I also wanted to fall down the Rabbit hole to join Alice in Wonderland, as a child. But could never find the exact place even …

WWW Wednesday #5

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading Well, actually, I’m not currently reading anything. But I am planning on starting BLINDSHOT by Québec author, Denis Coupal, tonight. It’s a thriller set in Québec which should be fun. Just Finished I finished reading THE WOO-WOO by Lindsay Wong, last week, which I really struggled with. It was the wrong kind of read for me—a memoir about a dysfunctional family, but I didn’t like the flippant way the author treated her mother’s mental illness. It was all a bit crass. Up Next I’m looking forward to one of three (maybe 4) books, THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny is my first choice, followed by US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman, and then there’s the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce series, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD, by …

Behind The Blogger Book Tag

I’ve been tagged by culinary Queen Christina owner of the best Recipe and Review blog you’re likely to find anywhere, to spill the beans. But rest assured, no beans were harmed in the writing of this post—I promise. The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you Answer all the questions below Pingback the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsthornraxx Nominate bloggers you’d like to know more about in this tag And, of course, here are the questions: #1. Why did you start blogging and why have you kept blogging? I started blogging way back when I met this triceratops with one of the first Apple computers. You know, when they looked like a mini fridge and had a bar of soap as a mouse and everyone wanted one. Most recently I wanted to do a book blog, which I started back in 2017 and have been happily sharing my ‘opinionated’ thoughts about books every since. #2. What is your favourite type of post to write? Hmm … I guess I would have to say reviews, especially when I …