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About Athena

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    Readaholic, BookWorm & BookEater
  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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    Helmond, the Netherlands
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  1. That foreword sounds really interesting ! Yes, there is a novella (thanks for writing down the titles ), but I've heard from someone that it isn't as good as the 6 main books (she didn't like it as much), so I haven't bought it as of yet for my Kindle. Maybe once I've read books 5 and 6, I might want to give it a try still. If you do read it, I'd love to know what you think .
  2. New Books Out in 2021

    Yes, this is so often the case (and why I'm waiting with buying, because I want a paperback and not a huge one). As someone who prefers paperbacks for most genres (I don't mind hardcovers for YA contemporary or children's contemporary nowadays as they tend to be on the medium size whereas hardcovers for ie. fantasy are often so huge for my small-ish hands to hold, and I'm always fighting with the dust jacket when the books are so huge, too), it can be frustrating sometimes to have to wait. Sometimes the wait is not too bad, only a few months (on occasion a simultenous release!). Other times, it's been 1 year and 6 months, and finally they bring out the paperback.
  3. I'm new and looking for some inspo

    Welcome here! I have a few of these on my TBR, glad you'd recommend them !
  4. Greeting

    Welcome here !
  5. I'm so glad you are enjoying her books!! I really liked the first 4 Earthsea books, I've yet to read books 5 and 6, I didn't know they existed until a few years ago or so. She has written some other books too (some science-fiction as well), some of which are on my TBR, and I think I have one or two on my wishlist as well. I was sad when she passed away.
  6. Hi Muggle Not! Sorry for the late reply. If you do, I hope you enjoy it . She has written The Realm of the Elderlings, The Farseer trilogy is the first series within that series (but you can totally just read the trilogy and be done). I haven't continued yet, the next one to read would be Ship of Magic, it's on my TBR.
  7. Read-a-thons 2021

    I'm glad you are enjoying it . Almost finished! I am glad your family are okay! I'm glad you're really liking Clash of Kings so far ! And also Emma . Yesterday I finished Maus (read page 228-296) and I also read a graphic memoir that was in Dutch translated from Danish, Deserteur by Halfdan Pisket (Desertør in the original language), in English that would translate to 'Deserter' but I'm not sure if it has been translated (104 pages).
  8. We are the Champions ~ Queen
  9. Read-a-thons 2021

    Oh no, that sounds like a hassle! I hope you were able to some reading after all that. I started reading an illustrated Dutch children's book, Het geheime weekboek van groep 8 by Jacques Vriens (ill. Annet Schaap) on Thursday, but it looks like I forgot to write down how many pages I read on Thursday vs. Friday. I finished it on Friday and I think I was over halfway through it at the beginning of Friday (115 pages total in the book, it was good). I then read Een vriendin met vuisten by Mirjam Oldenhave (ill by Yvonne Jagtenberg) (88 pages, good). Next I read Persepolis (omnibus of 1& 2) by Marjane Satrapi (amazing). On Saturday I started Maus by Art Spiegelman (The Complete Maus, is the edition I have, it has 1 & 2 in it), I read 227 pages. So today, Sunday, I start on page 228 of Maus. I hope to finish it today, and after that I'll see what I feel like reading if there is enough time/energy etc today. @Lau_Lou How is A Clash of Kings?
  10. Read-a-thons 2021

    Sounds great, I hope you enjoy it ! Thank you ! I hope you do too! And you as well, Lau Lou!
  11. Your Book Activity - July 2021

    I'm reading Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke, book 3 in the Inkspell or Inkworld trilogy, together with a friend/acquaintance. We read about 100 pages each week, and it's a long book, so it'll take some more weeks until it's finished. I started reading Het geheime weekboek van groep 8 by Jacques Vriens yesterday, an illustrated Dutch children's book (ill. is Annet Schaap, I really like her illustrations). I haven't read this one before, I have read quite a few of the author's (Jacques Vriens') earlier works (this one is from 2010 so it's not a recent release, but I used to read a lot of his books when I was a child myself which was quite a few years ago). This book was actually published as short stories in a magazine at first, the book says. Anyway, I'm liking it so far. I wish everyone happy reading in July!
  12. I will check the channel out, thanks!
  13. Read-a-thons 2021

    I'm sorry about the cancelled things, it's good though that people are choosing to self-isolate rather than risk anything. I hope you will have lots of fun with reading this weekend . I enjoyed A Clash of Kings, I hope you do too! Happy reading !
  14. I have heard great things of Project Hail Mary too (now I wonder who the BookTuber is that you follow, I'm a BookTuber myself and follow a whole bunch of other BookTubers. Was it Daniel Greene? He is one of the bigger BookTubers who talks about adult science-fiction). I would like to read it too, I'm waiting for a medium-size paperback release. I loved The Martian, so I think/hope I will love this one as well.
  15. Read-a-thons 2021

    Me either! I hope you enjoy it ! Is there a lot of it left to read? I've finished off most of my current reads (other than Inkdeath, which I'm reading with a friend and we read about 100 pages a week, but I've read most of this week's pages so I can read other things during the read-a-thon), and I hope that after feeling slumpy in June, that I'll be able to read some of the manga, graphic novels, graphic memoirs and/or illustrated children's books that are on my general TBR, that I feel in the mood for.