Read This Month, November & December

November & December

1. Catwoman: Soulstealer REVIEW .75
2. Dead Mountain Non-fiction, audiobook 
- - -
1. Elias graphic novel ✦.5
2. Pyrstötähti graphic novel 
3. Season of You & Me (TBR) 


Male/Female author:
        60 female,
        40 male
        20 crime,

        20 contemporary,
        20 non-fiction/survival,
        40 graphic novel
       1 294 p
       20 % audio books,
       80 % physical books

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

Read on lovelies,


2018: Statistics and Achievements

Yearly Statistics & Achievements

2017 version: link
2016 version: link

First of all I almost finished the 2018 TBR challenge (link),
            > With 1 challenge left (someone else chose)
& I also finished my Anticipated reads of 2018 (link)
            > All 7 that are mentioned at the bottom and additional 2 from the list of last year (Lucky in Love and Renegades)
& my TBR (link) is down to 3 books.
            > But I did get it down to ~0 in October!
& when it comes to classics, well I didn't read too many

Total books read: 42 (Compared to last years 34)

Month read most: June: 12

     least: July, September & October: 0
Pages ~ 15 211 (Last year: 10542)
    Average length 362 pages (Last year: 310)

Format: ebook: ~6 (formally), audio: 13
In Finnish: 2

Most popular (according to Goodreads): Jane Eyre
     Least popular Moran Cartoons
Length: longest  1 248 (Bible)
               shortest 106 (Elias)
Publication oldest: 1847 Jane Eyre
        books I read published this year: 20

Stars: in order of least: 1,5,2,4,3 ("1" means any rating starting with a 1. Meaning 1 and 1.5 are both included in "1")
       average being ~3.652 this year & over all in all the years ~3.225
       This year I gave 1 five-star &
                                 4 four-point-five-stars &
                                 0 one-stars


Series Finished:
Snow Like Ashes (3)
Spindle Fire (2)
Flame in the Mist (2)
Remnant Chronicles (3)

2018 goals, TBR etc. all coming in the next few weeks.

Read on lovelies,


Joy of Christmas Book TAG

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
There will be a post about this in a couple of weeks!
2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it's praises?
My Lady Jane, The Lady Janies
3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
An Ember in the Ashes
4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
Alice in Wonderland, P&P, Emma, Jane Eyre...
5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas
Well I had the illustrated HP books, but bit the bullet and got them, but in the future that'd work!
6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling
I'm still thinking of the answer above, so... Harry Potter it is again
7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
The Classic Line editions of a handful of classics are gorgeous
Image result for pride and prejudice singh
8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
I love the traditions we have in the family, oh and the food!

Read on lovelies,


Books I Read For School

I had a Goodreads shelf dedicated for book I read for school, but since I'm done with high school and won't be required to read these types of books for school anymore I decided to make a post listing them.

Before: (for projects, others not listed)
Keväällä isä sai siivet
Lydia's Secret
Viidakon kutsu

Junior high:
Romeo & Juliet
Importance of Being Earnest
How to be an Alien
The Crucible
Lord of the Flies
Anne Frank

High school:
All in Finnish (the 20 with a dash was for a diploma http://kirjatkin.blogspot.com/)
Oliver Twist
Emily Dickinson poem collection
Kirottu Koodi
-Tortilla Flat
-And Then There Were None
-The Little Prince
-The Help
-The Bell Jar
-The Color of Magic
-Neverwhere (graphic novel)
-The Life of Pi
-Punainen Pukee Teitä
-Gardens of Water
-Iloisen lehmän runot
-Between Shades of Gray
-Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
-Ready Player One
-The Night Circus
-The Fault in Our Stars
-Teemestarin kirja
-Punainen kuin veri

Read on lovelies,


Catwoman : Review

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas


When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has...

After escaping Gotham City's slum, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing's undoing.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦.5
So as usual, I'll tell 3.5 things I liked about the book and 1.5 things I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The premise is intriguing and immediately caught my attention. The world is already familiar to us, with some new twists, and as a reader I was immersed in it.

+1 | Entertainment value. I was definitely entertained for the whole book, some humor, romance and lots of action.

+1 | The pace was fast, with the story constantly moving and it made it a quick and enjoyable read.

+0.5 | Since Maas has written multiple books, the writing was what I expected: well done with a nice flow to it.

-0.5 | I yearned for more to the story.  Sure it was fast paced and the plot was moving, at the same time it felt like the story was a person running on a treadmill with movement, but at the same time not getting anywhere. I was just disappointed that the arc fell a bit flat for me.

-1 | Having the Catwoman and superhero element, I don't think that it brought anything better to the book. I think I'd rather have seen new characters and not have them as restricted to the roles they are already.
In other words, I think it could've been even better if the author had decided to create new characters from a blank canvas and bring about this story that way.

Read on lovelies,


End of the Year Book TAG

End of the Year Book TAG
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Season of You and Me. Yes I made a post about reading the last book on my tbr, but I still haven't finished it..

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I recently got the three Illustrated Harry Potters that are out and I definitely want to jump into those!

Is there a new release you're still waiting for?
Archenemies and Little White Lies
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Season of You and Me, Elias, Pyrstötähti
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Dead Mountain could go either way really, so maybe that
Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes, and the posts will be up around the end of the year as per usual. At least more classics and broadening what I read
Read on lovelies,