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About Athena

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  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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    Helmond, the Netherlands
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  1. Vivian vande Velde - 23 Minuten (23 Minutes) This is a YA thriller about a teenage girl who can turn back time for 23 minutes, she has 10 attempts to change the outcome of a bank robbery (which turns into a shooting), to prevent victims from dying. It was a short book, 208 pages, and I read it in an afternoon. It was a nice read. The Dutch cover though, does not match the story. I feel like the cover designer did not read the book, as the girl on the cover has blonde hair whereas in the book it is clearly stated, several times, that the main character died her hair blue. Merlien Welzijn - Slim Koken This is a budget cook book (ish) that I was gifted. It has recipes but also some more general tips. I skipped reading the recipes fully that I was not interested in (ie. because the dish involves a big ingredient that I don't like or that I'm allergic to). I enjoyed the general tips and some of the recipes seem interesting. It was a nice read.
  2. Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket CE 10 (19-20): Volume 10 I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the earlier ones. There were some really good parts but also some parts that confused me or bored me a bit. It was still okay but I hope the last two CE editions (11 and 12, or 21-22 and 23-24) will be more enjoyable. Tomohito Oda - Komi Can't Communicate 2: Volume 2 I really enjoyed this next volume. I laughed out loud a few times. The kidnapping plot was a bit weird and a one-step-too-far thing for me though. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - Deathnote 2: Volume 2 Another enjoyable Deathnote volume. I recognised the story from the anime and really enjoyed reading the original manga volume. Erin Stewart - Scars Like Wings YA contemporary fiction novel about a teenage girl who is a burn survivor. She was in a fire, she survived but her parents and cousin passed away. A year after that, her aunt and uncle (parents of the cousin who passed away), say she has to go to high school again. Because of how she looks (burned), she's afraid she will be bullied. Stuart Turton - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle This is a mystery novel. I read it together with a couple of friends, we read about 50 pages most days. It's a bit difficult to explain the plot of this one, basically our main character is trying to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. At times this book was slow-paced, but that's okay with me when I'm in the mood for it (and I was). Between all the busy-ness of the past while (with having my own house and preparing it), it was nice to escape into this mystery every day for the past week / week and a half. The ending was a bit weird and silly, but mostly I enjoyed this mystery a lot.
  3. 2020 - Muggle Not's Reading

    I hope you get some nicer reads soon, there's a lot of 3's and 3.5's in your post! Which isn't bad.. but some more 4's and 5's would be even more enjoyable .
  4. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'm glad!
  5. Newbie Member

    Welcome here !
  6. Claire Legrand - Sawkill Girls I won this YA horror book in a giveaway (I didn't intend to participate but oh well!). It's different from what I usually read but I really enjoyed it! It was creepy and interesting. It's about a place called Sawkill, where girls disappear sometimes. We have 3 main characters, 3 teenage girls. Camryn Garrett - Full Disclosure This is a YA contemporary fiction novel about a teenage girl who was born with HIV. She lives with her two dads, who adopted her when she was a baby. She has a crush on someone but isn't sure how sex would work with having HIV though she does want to have it. She is black (Own Voices rep), and the book has various LGBT+ characters. I learned more about HIV through the book, which was great. I really enjoyed reading this book, I read it in one day!
  7. Read-a-thon 2020

    I hadn't thought of it that way. I'm glad re-reading Sourcery was great! I really liked it when I read it. I'm sorry you've been feeling under the weather. I'm glad you're enjoying your book though! I hope you feel better soon .
  8. Book Titles A to Z

    Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
  9. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'm liking it so far! The only thing I'm not liking, is the fatphobia. Other than that, I think the story is really interesting as are the characters. It is a bit of a slower-paced book so not for everyone but I'm liking it and I'm intrigued to read more of it. I'm glad you did some nice reading . Yesterday I read 46 pages of The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and 175 pages in Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, finishing that book. I liked Sawkill Girls, it's different from what I normally read but it was a good creepy read .
  10. What's the weather like?

    Thunderstorm, hail, rain, windy here.
  11. Read-a-thon 2020

    Yesterday I read 49(ish) pages in The Seven (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. I again didn't have time and energy to read in anything else. I've decided I want to finish Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, before I start any new books (I'm just over halfway through, I think. But my buddy read takes priority as we need to read about 50 pages each day). I do plan on reading Fruits Basket CE Volume 10, Komi Can't Communicate Volume 2 and Death Note Volume 2, sometime soon this month.
  12. I hope it will wear off soon.
  13. I'm so glad it was wonderful ! I have the novella on my Kindle, I liked it . I'd love to own the paperback at some point though . I hope you enjoy it!