Wishlist Wednesday [#42]

Today as I sit here and write this (late, again) I’m looking at the Christmas tree and resisting the urge to prod at the presents under there. Which is aided by the fact that it is 42 degrees today in Perth (Celsius, my confused American friends) which means I AM MELTING. 40+ degrees is a special kind of hell, even with air-con. Alas, let’s turn our mind back to books and sigh with relief.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday [#51]

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day wherever you are. I’m getting more and more excited for Christmas as each day passes and my mum and I are planning on going to the beach each morning to take a stroll and do some meditating. We both read The Dalai Lama’s Cat last month and now we’re keen to live it!
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How to Define Fantasy

Whilst writing reviews I often ask myself how on earth  I define fantasy. Why do I ask myself this? Mostly because I enjoy making my life difficult, but also because Fantasy has those delightful little sub-genres called “Epic” and “High”. And if you’re really picky there are a million other sub-genres, but these ones bother me the most. Today, I’m going to introduce to you the official Kirstie’s Manual to Categorising Your Books Correctly. In other words, I’m going to tell you how I think these divisions work if you’re like me and feel that the word “Fantasy” is not quite fulfilling enough. Continue reading

Falling Off Cliffhangers in A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

GOODREADS

5/5 STARS

Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Retelling {Beauty and the Beast}
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 624 {paperback}

Originally posted on Goodreads

This review is spoiler free UNTIL I tell you otherwise. So read away, lassy. Continue reading