Monthly Wrap-up: May 2017

Hi guys, haven’t been much reading nor blogging for me lately due to lots of exams and essays now… I managed to read eight books, but at least they were all actually good and I finished an entire series (too soon… still not over it). Don’t expect much from until like the middle of June though. But I’ll try to post some things! Maybe you’ll just see a lot of ‘A Song & A Book’ posts :’)

The Books I’ve read this month;

The Books Of Beginning by John Stephens [x]

Like I said, still not over them. They’re like Narnia, but with pain. I was so exhausted because of a 10 pages essay I had written that I started crying when I thought of what happened to a certain character. But really recommend.

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan [x]

Great listening as well! I’m a huge fan of Riordan’s books and they will always be in my heart (did anyone else start to sing on the Phil Collins song?) because of how they saved me from a 4 years reading slump. Also I’m a huge mythology nerd.

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

Finally started the Discworld series! I really enjoyed this book, and Death aaaw I just want him to be happy.

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

A fun and quick read! The concept of a 12 yeard old super-villain was all one needed to say for me to read it.

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I was actually suprised by how captivated I was of this book, despite it being written in a way that I usually find, well, dull after a time.

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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

This book. Omg. When I have time, I really want to write a review of this book. It’s just something everyone should read, but I’m also super mad now on why Ghibli changed the character’s personality. I read a hilariously accurate description of Sophie in the book on tumblr, saying something like

Sophie in the movie: super sweet and wonderful and such a cinnamon roll

Sophie in the book: Sophie, but with a gun.”

And not to talk about Howl. Suffice to say, you need to read this book.

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13 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-up: May 2017

  1. I really like the Studio Ghibli version, but I also totally love the book… this is only easy if I view them as separate things all together lol. Also the scarecrow!! The book really explains better I thought. I need to read more by that author.

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    1. Yeah!! Like in the scene in the movie when Sophie visits the queen and stand up for all, but in the book she’s like “no no he’s a horrible person…” :’) But I really think they should at least have kept the Howl, seing a skull “ALAS, POOR YORICK-” hahhaha… I’ve heard of some series she’s written, The Dalemark Quartet? Been thinking of maybe start reading it myself :)!

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      1. lol “he’s a horrible person” oh Sophie.
        Apparently, there are more books in the Howl’s Moving Castle series– same world but not the same people. Those are going on my TBR for now ^_^

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  2. I’m really glad to see that you enjoyed Howl’s Moving Castle, I absolutely adored that book! ❤ Also YESS for book Sophie, she was seriously amazing. Though I also really enjoy the movie version as well, but I do think of them as separate things. 🙂

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  3. Ooooh the Discworld series!! I really want to start it someday! Also, it’s one of those collector’s edition sets I really want (despite not having read the series… crazy, right? But they’re just sooo gorgeous OMG)
    I’ve never read Artemis Fowl but I’ve read The Wish List by the same author and found it… Okay. It’s fun in parts but not as laugh out loud as I had expected. It also felt too young for me.
    I so need to read Howl’s Moving Castle, too! I need to check out that Sophie duality for myself XD
    Great post, Ella 😊

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    1. Thank you <3! Yeah I want all the collector's editions, since I haven't read them all yet I'm gonna use that as an excuse to buy them heheh 😀 Yeah Artemis Fowl did feel a little bit too young, but I listened to the audio book and that actually works better for me if it's middle-grade. Unless it's YA, then I usually can't stand the writing when listening to it hahah :'). But yeees you must read Howl's Moving Castle! I love Sophie in the movie, but this Sophie is so different that you'll just see them as two different persons (but you'll love both).

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