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To celebrate 1000 followers, I have decided to host this giveaway. But first, a few words to thank you all.

When I started this blog on the 22nd of February, it was more of an experiment. I wanted to use it to have something that is mine, to do something that I like. Followers were never my concern and to be honest, if I would have reached 100 that would have been an amazing achievement for me. The first 100 came and after that, the number grew and grew and here we are today, at an amazing 1000 followers. My first post was titled “A New Journey” and boy, what a journey it has been. I know these two words sound so soulless by now, after being said so many times, but THANK YOU. To each and every one of you, who have been with me on this journey. I…

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Gibberish #32

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Hey everyone!

As I mentioned last week, I am currently working two jobs. That means I am quite short on time, so I had to set up a new schedule for myself. I will be writing the majority of posts during the weekends, as I just do not have enough time or will after work. All the reviews that I owe you guys are still coming up, do not worry.

Other than that, nothing much new to report. If something comes up, I will share it with you guys, as always.

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Gibberish #30

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Jesus Christ, I have to stop scheduling posts before I am able to finish them. Anyway…

Hey everyone!

As most of you have noticed, the blog has a new “design”. I will try to keep it up to date from now on, which means that the header will always display something relevant to the time of the year. I hope you like it more than the blank space we had before.

I am UNAVAILABLE for NEW REVIEWS IN 2017. The schedule is full for every week until the end of the year. I am accepting requests for reviews in 2018, so if you would like your book to be reviewed amongst the first in the new year, I suggest you send me an email.

I probably forgot a bunch of things I wanted to talk about, but that is what happens when you do not schedule like you are supposed to. Sorry, blame it on Akon.

See you all tomorrow! 

Tightrope Walker by Shaun Hume

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Hetta is a Tightrope Walker. A leader of armies. She has been one all her life. But Hetta has just turned thirteen, and there has never been a thirteen year old Tightrope Walker. Ever. Is she too old to do her duty? Is she too old to walk upon the field of battle and survive?

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I do not know what it is about Shaun Hume’s books that draw me in like crazy. I just love his writing style, and it seems that no matter what he chooses to write about, I just cannot put the book down until I finish it. The feeling was the same with the first one that I read, Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith. That one earned the very first grade of 10/10. What about this one?

We follow Hetta who is a Tightrope Walker. It is quite a funny title when we think of it, but no, she does not walk on a thin rope in-between buildings. She is actually a commander of an army. This is when the Tightrope Walker actually materializes and comes into play. The title was never meant to be taken literally but figuratively. She does walk a thin line, but she walks that line on the battlefield and in her life. Let us talk about the former for a second.

As you have read in the description, Hetta is only thirteen years old, but with the gift that she has she is feared all around. Imagine being thirteen years old and have everyone run away or hide from you. And at the end of the day, it is not even your own fault that you are gifted. That is basically what Hetta has to go through on a daily basis and it is captured beautifully in the book. Although she is a very strong character, we can feel the struggle within. She is at the age when people make the jump from childhood into their teens. Hetta does not have that. The one thing that she does have, however, is The General.

The General stood with Hetta and fought beside her on the battlefield. He was the only one that managed to look beyond her being a Tightrope Walker, and he managed to see that she was still just a kid. Later in the book, there comes a moment when he explains everything to her, and addresses the issues she did not want to talk about. He is the one that gives a jumpstart to her mental growth, and with that, she finally steps into the shoes of the real world. The world that is full of self-doubt that you have to deal with.

In all honesty, the book did drag at certain parts. With that I mean that some parts could have been left out, as they did not influence the story too much. Other than that the book is a must read. Especially with the cliffhanger waiting for you at the end.

Book recommendation: 9/10

Book Giveaway!

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To celebrate 1000 followers, I have decided to host this giveaway. But first, a few words to thank you all.

When I started this blog on the 22nd of February, it was more of an experiment. I wanted to use it to have something that is mine, to do something that I like. Followers were never my concern and to be honest, if I would have reached 100 that would have been an amazing achievement for me. The first 100 came and after that, the number grew and grew and here we are today, at an amazing 1000 followers. My first post was titled “A New Journey” and boy, what a journey it has been. I know these two words sound so soulless by now, after being said so many times, but THANK YOU. To each and every one of you, who have been with me on this journey. I hope it lasts.

Now, back to the giveaway. To host this giveaway I will be using Book Depository. I will, however, make things a bit more interesting. Instead of offering just one book that you all compete for, I will be offering three different books, and the winner will be able to choose ONE of the three. I want to do this because I do not want to force people to read something they do not like. Or rather, people will not even apply for this giveaway, if they do not like the book, and because I would like as many people as possible to participate, I think this is the best way to do it.

This giveaway is not sponsored by Book Depository or WordPress!

That being said, here are the three books you get to choose from:

It by Stephen King

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‘They float…and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too.’To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.It is the children who see – and feel – what makes the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look. 

As with every giveaway, there are a few rules:

  1. Make sure that Book Depository ships to your country!
  2. Share this post, so others have a chance to participate (the shared post has to be on your blog until the end of the giveaway).
  3. Leave a comment, stating which book out of the three you would like to read. The comment has to be under this post. Nowhere else!

The winner will be announced on 21st of October, 2017 at 12:00 UTC+2. The decision will be made by a random number or name (depends on how many participants there will be) shuffle. Video proof will be posted.

After the winner has been announced, they will have a week to email me their personal information. If they do not, another winner will be chosen.

Following my blog is not necessary! I do not want to have new followers just because of the giveaway, and have them have zero interest in my content.

Now, because I want this to be fair, considering the statement above, I have decided that everyone that has been a follower from 1-1000, will get two entries. This means, you have a higher chance of winning. I think this is fair, as I would not have reached so many followers without you clicking that button, and I want to give you a slightly higher chance of winning. That is the least I can do.

This is not all!

I will also choose another person (from all of you who will be competing) that is going to win a handmade bookmark from CrochetByRine. The bookmark color will be random, because what her shop has to offer might change in the meantime.

Good luck to everyone!