May 2019 Wrap Up


May was a long month.  It didn’t feel like it but it did have five weeks so I got more books than I usually would read.

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Bookish Pet Peeves


I’ve seen a lot of posts/videos where people state their bookish pet peeves and I have nothing to post so I’m totally jumping on the bandwagon.  I’m sticking to things that peeve me physically about books rather than looking at plot/character/story peeves because that’s a post for another time…

This is also my 200th post, so let’s celebrate 😀

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Review: The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

The Providence of Fire

Brian Staveley

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2

Pan Macmillan

736 pages (paperback), 608 (ebook)



I very much enjoyed The Emperor’s Blades when I read it at the back of last year.  I liked the story, I liked the characters and on the whole it was a well written story.

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Review: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World

Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time #1


771 pages (minus appendix)



The Wheel of Time is a series I have procrastinated about reading for years.  I’ve always been a little bit interested in reading it but there are so many books and I was worried that if I started buying them then what would happen if I got fed up after so many books and gave up on the series.  I didn’t want to put the money into the series only to find out I didn’t like it.  Luckily for me, the library has all of them so it only cost me 40p to reserve the book which is a lot better than spending a tenner on a book and it manages to fill the letter ‘E’ for my A-Z library challenge so win-win in my opinion.

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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows #1


491 pages



Have I read the Grisha trilogy?  No

Should I have read the Grisha trilogy?  Probably

Did I spent considerable amounts of time not understanding a fucking thing about the magic system as a result of not reading the Grisha trilogy?  Of course I did.

Did I enjoy Six of Crows?  Yes I did.

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