Hi guys, how’s your week been? How’s October been for you so far? I had most terrible reading and blogging slump last month -_- I barely read anything. This week I luckily got back to my usual speed and finished 6 books:

H is for HawkH is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book on such peculiar topic as falconry. I don’t know how it’s even possible to write a book on that as beautifully as MacDonald has.

“There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps.”
― Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

I warmly recommend this if you want to read a different kind of a biography.

Warcross (Warcross, #1)Warcross by Marie Lu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Virtual reality + games where players compete for fame and fortune.
What could be better. I think it could have been better honestly. Everything was very wonderful, I loved how Lu described the virtual reality until we reached the ending of the book. Seriously why did she have to do it. I’m team Hideo for now though…

“But beauty can make people forgive a thousand cruelties.”
― Marie Lu, Warcross

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I like Chaol and all. But why did Maas have to write 600 pages about him? I guess this was just not my cup of tea. This has so far been my least favorite Sarah. J Maas book. I mean the whole series is about Aelin. And now she was barely mentioned. I did like Fireheart epilogue even though now it’s just harder to wait for the next book. This should have been a standalone book, not a part of Throne of Glass series.

Then I read Boundaries and Other Horror Stories from Finland by Samuli Antila because it’s October and I need horror in October. Also, I finished Jean Le Flambeur series by  Hannu Rajaniemi: The Fractal Prince & The Causal Angel.

What else. This week was pretty quiet, I recovered from Dublin trip. Origin by Dan Brown has come out…can’t wait to read it! Then, I bought the awesomest Deadpool mug :D and enjoyed my pretty little pretty bottles I bought myself from Dublin.

Featured image of the post:  Future Connected City: 2086 | by JCT600

What have you done? What you have you read?
//Anastasia

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19 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #9: Everything’s science fiction until someone makes it science fact

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  1. 6 books- wow. I’ve always kinda thought falconry was interesting, so I would be interested in that book. will have to take a look.

    Warcross I mostly liked, although that ending… not sure about that lol. Definitely sets up the next book!

    Deadpool mug :)

      1. You can still sign up, Google Rinn Reads sci-fi month :) you’ll find it. It’s a monthly event where bloggers read and post about sci-fi all month and share links and participate in events. Join! It will be fun :)

  2. Reading slumps are the worst. Knock on wood I’m doing okay so far this month. I’m so far behind on the Throne of Glass series. I’ve read the first 3 and it’s killing me how much I have to catch up on!! :( … anyway, hope your reading streak continues. Here’s our haul: Bibliojunkies Happy Reading! ~ Bel

    1. They are! :/ And you really need one good book to pull you out of that slump. Haha awww well at least you have good reading moments to look forward to! Likewise :)

      1. Just finished and it was ah-mazing! There is a reason why Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors. I am a hardcore contemporary reader, and this normally is not something I am all gaga about, but the world in this book was incredible, both inside and outside the game.

  3. Oh my god, YES. You read Tower of Dawn too! I know, I was not looking forward to reading 700 pages of Chaol. But it’s necessary for the series, so I survived through it. But they weren’t kidding, there were vital new information and twists in that book.

    Have a great week!

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