I’m kind of in a reading slump right now. It all started, because I’ve been procrastinating reading Quintana of Charyn throughout March. Still haven’t read it yet, because I’m so afraid of ALL THE FEELS. Instead of turning to other books, I just didn’t read at all. Furthermore, I’m going to move in a couple of days and preparations are taking up a lot of my free time and I’m just not in the mood for reading.
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
[dt. Das Silmarillion]
I can’t believe I made it through this one. I’d already given up on it once, but this time I sticked to the reading plan Shiku and I had worked out and I actually finished it. I really love The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but this one wasn’t really for me. I’m very interested in the characters and their fate, just not so much into how the stories are written/constructed. Everyone’s already annoyed at the eagles saving the day both in The Hobbit and LotR, so I was really pissed when they saved the day in The Silmarillion for … well, to be honest, I lost count. Basically, every time something had to be saved. 3/5
Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta
If you haven’t started the Lumatere Chronicles yet, what the hell are you waiting for?! They’re fan-fucking-tastic and full of ALL THE FEELS. I really loved this one, although I’m a little disappointed that you basically know how one major plot point will turn out. Still, there’s enough to love in there, especially the characters. I immensely enjoyed Quintana and Phaedra and I really came to love Froi as well. 5/5
Das Riesen-Pferdequiz (Das Riesen-Pferdequiz, #1) by Sandy Ransford
[OT: The Horse and Pony Quiz Book, Part 1]
Das Riesen-Pferdequiz (Das Riesen-Pferdequiz, #2) by Sandy Ransford
[OT: The Horse and Pony Quiz Book, Part 2]
These two were ok quiz books. Nothing special but I’m sure they can be quite fun for a younger audience on rainy days or long drives. 2-2/5
Freunde für immer by PennyGirl (Ed.)
[LT: Friends Forever]
It has an ISBN, so it’s a book, although the size suggests otherwise. It’s a couple of nice little sayings and cute images. 3/5
Since March was such a weak reading month, I’m really glad it was also a month in which I really managed to pull myself together and didn’t buy any new books … yeah, right, as if that’s ever going to happen. But seriously, almost all of these books were preorders and I also haven’t ordered anything in the last month. That’s huge for me. Keeping my TBR pile at bay – the first time in forever.
Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger
I really can’t wait to dive back into this world. I adore Gail’s books. They’re always so much fun!
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead
Now that my collection is complete I should probably marathon them all in the near future before I’ve forgotten everything about Vampire Academy.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor
Finally got my matching edition. I really love the spine, although I’d prefer a darker tone to fit the first two.
Hufschlag im Nebel by Pamela Kavanagh
[OT: Hoofbeats in the Mist]
Freunde für immer by PennyGirl
[LT: Friends Forever]
The last two books my beloved PonyClub/Pony/PennyGirl book club will (ever?) publish. I still can’t believe they are giving up publishing and will digitalise the community. It’s a very sad time for horse novels.
Wir retten dich, Blue Lady! by Jeanne Schlageter
I just can’t walk by a horse novel I don’t own if it costs next to nothing…