N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon – August 2020

When I’ve seen the announcement that this year is the last N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon year I was extra glad I got to catch this last train so to speak. I am thankful to BookRoast for making these. Give her channel some well deserved love and support her HERE.

For my very first and probably last N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon I had to pick a career based on my reading results from O.W.L.s Magical Readathon earlier this year in April. You can check out my original post HERE and my results and thoughts on that reading challenge HERE.

While in any other situation I would have picked Librarian, I was not able to do so since I lacked a read book for the Care of Magical Creatures prompt for my O.W.L.s! After a long consideration I decided to choose the noble profession of Mind Medic!

Before applying for the Mind Medic job I had to get down to the business of reading. There are five classes I have prompts to read for. Two of those have three books requirement and the other have two books requirement each. This brings my total of books needed up to scary twelve – 12!

After carefully reading through the given prompts for each of my required categories here are my book picks:


A: Cheering Charm: read a humorous book

Iznenada netko pokuca by Etgar Keret

E: Glacius: Freezing Charm. Rad a book set in winter

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

O: Finite Incantatem: reverse spel! Read a manga!

One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 (ワンパンマン / Onepunch-Man #1) by ONE, Yusuke Murata

Defence Against The Dark Arts

A: Boggart: read a horror/thriller

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

E: Kappas: water demon! Book with demons or water theme

Angel & Faith: Daddy Issues (Angel & Faith: Season 9 #2) by Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

O: Red Caps: read an epic fantasy

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Muggle Studies

A: Read a comic

White Elf, Black Heart (Elfes #3) by Olivier Peru, Stéphane Bileau

E: Read a book written by an author of a different race than yourself

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie


A: Ingredient: Flying Seahorse – book with the word “sky” in title, or sky on cover

Fantastic Hope by Laurell K. Hamilton, William McCaskey

E: Doxycide: Author name starts with a letter D

The Autumnlands Vol. 1: Tooth and Claw (The Autumnlands #1-6) by Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey


A: Lapifors Spell: animal on the cover/title

The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat (Bob The Cat #2) by James Bowen

E: Draconifors Spell: book with dragons or fire (title or cover)

Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons by Andy Collins, Skip Williams, James Wyatt

This is quite big pile of books I got myself for August. The only one missing on the picture is the digital edition of White Elf, Black Heart (Elfes #3) by Olivier Peru, Stéphane Bileau.

Wish me luck!

July Book Wrap Up 2020

Monthly reading review – July 2020

This July I have read:

Nedodirljivi: Mit o Ciganima by Feri Lainšček ★★★★

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★

Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★

The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★

Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★★

Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★

The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1) by Jennifer Bell ★★★

Tamnije od zgrušane krvi by Viktoria Faust ★★

1. How many books have you read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?

I decided to chill out this July and ended reading eight books in total and I am happy with the amount of books I’ve read.

2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in July? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?

The best book I read in June was Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton. This was my second reading of this book and I just realized that both Nathaniel and Asher first appear in this book!

3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?

The least enjoyable book to read for me this July was Tamnije od zgrušane krvi by Viktoria Faust. I could not get over the small grammar mistakes throught the book. The title and the cover hinted at a different theme and my expectations were different from what I got to read. This little booklet of short stories barely 160 pages long made me think about DNFing more than once…

4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?

This July I decided to take a little break after three consecutive months of doing reading challenges. One reason was also to prepare for the next reading challenge in August. I decided to use this time to reread Anita Blake book series which is something I was planing for years now. Only two books I’ve read in July were new and all the rest were rereads. One of the books was for my book club and two books were for my TBR Jar Draw challenge which I still need to post about!

5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?

Five out of eight books I’ve read this July were from the Anita Blake book series. I hope to continue with rereading as soon as possible. As much as I enjoy rereading these books I am kinda worried about not doing nothing for my TBR in general. I will have to make that up in August if I can.

6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?

This month for me was all about reading the books I loved reading the first time some decade and a half ago. In short my recommendation is to reevaluate your favorite books as often as you can. You will either end up reading the books you love again or learn about how you’ve grown and your tastes have changed. It’s a win – win in either case for me!

Final thoughts on July 2020 reading

I needed this month of relaxed reading and I enjoyed myself. I’ve realized how many more books I read when I make plans and lists. From eight books I’ve read only two were new and those two were related to my TBR Jar Draw reading challenge. Those two books felt good to get off my TBR, I’ve already made plans for one to give away and I’m kinda thinking what to do with the other one. Six rereads for one month seems a bit too much for me and while I loved going back to some favorites I will have to pace myself a bit better. I wonder how long will it take me to reread all the Anita Blake books? I just realized that from all the books I’ve read in July only one did not have vampires in it!

Birthday Books – July Book Haul 2020

This year for my birthday I’ve gotten a lot more books than usual! I usually get a few but this time it was a lovely little pile of books I decided to share with you! I’ve gotten some great books as a surprise present form friends. I’ve gotten some books my book club friends knew I really wanted. I’ve gotten some books that I’ve chosen for present myself! I’ve gotten altogether six books for my birthday this year and I’m really pleased by them! I can’t wait to start reading some of them as soon as possible and I’m already making plans for next reading challenge to include some of them.

Here are the books I got for my birthday this year:

Fantastic Hope by Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey

This is a short story collection edited by Laurell K. Hamilton and William McCaskey. This collection includes some of my favorite authors in the urban fantasy genre. I love short story collections and this one is an excellent addition. I picked out this one and it is one of the two books I’ve gotten as a present from my boyfriend.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Not so long ago I made a post about books that were on my wish list. You can check it out HERE. This book is on that list and I was glad I could pick it up this soon. Usually I’m way behind on books that are new and hyped right now. This is a second book I chose as a present from my boyfriend.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling

It has been a decade since the first time I’ve read these book. I have only recently read first three books in the series but the fourth and the fifth one I’ve read way back before the movies came out. I even remember getting the books from the library. This is the first time I’m having my own editions and I am loving the House Hufflepuff colors of these books!

Mythos: mitovi (Stephen Fry’s Great Mythology #1) by Stephen Fry

This book was a surprise! It is actually a very expensive and richly designed Croatian edition of the book. It’s even limited edition of 500 books printed and numbered. I have few other books from this publisher that makes these exclusive editions and I keep track to have the same number on the each of them. I was interested in this one but thought it to be to expensive to buy myself. This way I was kinda shocked to get it as a present!

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

This wonderful and riveting book was a present from a friend. It is the perfect gift for a bibliophile! It’s funny and endearing in the way it uses pictures and comic caricatures to express those bookish pet pewees. This book was a total surprise and I think it will be one of those books I will be coming back often.

What do you think about my little pile of birthday books? Which one would you read first? I am barely holding myself from reading some of them already because I want to include them in N.E.W.T.s Harry Potter Themed Readathon in August! Will be posting my reading list soon!

TBR Jar Draw – July 2020 update

Lately I have been working at including my TBR Jar Draw picks into other reading challenges as much as possible. The last TBR Jar Draw book I have read I managed to include into two reading challenges in June. Considering that my pick was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1 by John Vornholt, Arthur Byron Cover, Alice Henderson – a book over 650 pages long, I was very pleased with myself.

Holidays Are Hell (Short Stories from Hell) by Various authors and Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne went back into the TBR Jar.

For July I pulled three new picks from the Jar:

1# Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show by Glenn Yeffeth (Editor)

This is a collection of essays on the topic of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. This year I actually bought the whole Buffy the Vampire Slayer seven seasons box set from Amazon UK page. I am gathering all my feelings of nostalgia and preparing for watching the series season by season again. I will read this sometime around that time to enhance my experience.

2# The Poison Diaries (The Poison Diaries #1) by Maryrose Wood

This is the book that draws me the most from all the picks this time. It is kinda short and lately I’ve come to appreciate shorter books because of the higher number of them I can read for challenges and in general. The cover and the description are vague enough. It is one of the books I’ve gotten as a free gift and I would like to read them and clear out my shelves up a bit.

3# The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1) by Jennifer Bell

I noticed this book when it was translated in Serbian few years back. I’ve gotten it as a gift and forgotten about it. I am not too enthusiastic about it being a book for kids but I am curious.

For this July I have let my friend decide my TBR Jar Draw pick and she went with The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1) by Jennifer Bell. Frankly it is the book with most pages and not the one I would have chosen for myself. Also I am glad for her interest and the extra motivation to pick up some of the books I’ve been meaning to read and probably pass on to someone else!

Overachieving 2020 Reading goals

There is nothing like a global pandemic to make a person find time to stay at home and read more books than they thought possible in a year. So many bookblogers and booktubers have had to remake their reading goals for this year since they have managed to read their goal in half a years time. Since I fit into this category I got inspired to make an update to my reading goals for this year as well.

Rising the number of books I want to read this year seemed the logical step and choosing the right number proved to be a bit of a challenge! I tried to keep the number of books I want to read in a year as realistic as possible. I used to want to reach that magical 100 books in a year mark but few slow reading years made me vary and fail miserably. The number 55 was chosen because I knew I could read 50 books in a year and wanted to add that extra few books to push myself a little bit.

I used to believe that with a few years of reading I could cut my TBR to single digit numbers but that soon proved to be a fools errand. My TBR is a living and growing organism that has remained mostly the same for years now even thou I have read at least the third of it in that same time frame. I made a conscious decision not to try to curb my TBR and add books to it as freely as I want. For me reaching a number of books needed to be read in a years time to make a serious dent in my TBR is like running under the rainbow – it gives you a goal to strive to but will never really happen!

This brings me to my problem with numbers: since I read around 60 books in the first six months of this crazy year do I translate that into doubling the number of books I will read this year?

For some reason I am not that optimistic and the number that comes to mind is adding 50 more books to my reading goal for 2020. This will bring my starting reading goal up to 105 books. Since it has been a few years since I’ve actually read that many books in a year I am a little apprehensive.

Adding another 50 books to my reading goal will mean I will have to stick to reading around 7 books a month! Since there are some serious books I want to read this year that might be a real challenge. What worries me is that in the first half of the year I have read more books a second time than in the last five years combined. I have never given much thought to rereading books since there are so many new and exciting books that come out each year. It takes me a lot longer than most avid readers who blog and post videos about books to catch up with what is new and hot in the book world.

But then again this is no normal year and trying to judge anything by it might be the dumbest thing I can do…

Right now I am doing only what is logical to do: admit that my reading tastes and habits will be influenced by this crazy year 2020. Change is inevitable and necessary. Since I already did my reading goal for the year I should give myself some more challenge to continue reading by the end of the year more than I thought I would. This will give me some interesting results and I will feel better about this rereading phase I found myself in. Who knows maybe I get an idea for next year and make some more changes on my bookshelves future and present!

The Olympic Games Reading Challenge – Experience and thoughts

For June I picked out two reading challenges simply because I was very interested in both and could not pick just one! Second reading challenge I really wanted to do was called The Olympic Games and it is thematically tied with the wonderful world of demigods created by the author Rick Riordan. The main host of this reading challenge is Ishi Time. You can check out her channel and the challenge announcement HERE

Even though these books cater to younger audiences these books are one of my favorites and I enjoy them quite a bit! So when I found the reading challenge that pays tribute to these amazing books I just had to participate. Thematically I was a lot more interested in this reading challenge than in the Make Your Myth-Taker Reading Challenge which I also picked out for June.

First part of the challenge was choosing one of the available Gods as a patron. After a long consideration I choose Hades as my patron. I like my books a bit on the darker side and Hades fits nicely with the books I can choose from my bookshelves. To honor my patron deity I have a list of five prompts I need to read books for. What I loved about this reading challenge was the freedom to pick the order of reading any way I please. I do believe this was what made me believe I can do both challenges. Since I was aware that I am doing two reading challenges I made my goal to use as many books I can for both challenges. In this regard I did pretty well I believe. Here are the books I choose for the prompts:

Hades prompt 1. – book featuring the undead

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★★

I had a lot of books to choose from for this prompt since I love urban fantasy genre and one of the most often used motives in the genre is some kind of the undead as a main character, love interest, villain of just a side character. Basically my favorite book series that features variety of different types of undead is Anita Blake Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton. I have been reading these books for almost a third of my life now and I am still looking forward to each new book and story. I loved going back to the second book of the series which I have rad only once before this.

Hades prompt 2. – reread a book

Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★★

Having a reason to read these books again was a welcome bonus for my reading in June. Rereading the third book after so many years have passed has been an interesting experience. I was annoyed to realize some small inconsistencies in the book and it has dimmed my elation for reading these books. In spite of that small annoyance I enjoyed reading the book a lot. I realized some differences that some characters moved on in the series and it was definitely good to get that perspective on growth and progress on some of the characters. This was one of the most interesting books for me before I read it the second time and it still is very interesting in showcasing the world that the author has build for her characters.

Hades prompt 3. – book with a dark cover

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★

Even though I have never before actually read this book I was heavily influenced by how dark the movie version seemed in comparison to the first two. So when I picked out this book for the dark cover prompt it seemed a perfect fit for me. I might even say that the cover illustration looks a little creepy. Some of the major differences came out between the book and the movie while reading this book. The story was generally known to me since I’ve seen the movie so many times but I had no issues with following the story as much I used to have in similar situations before. Reading the book made me want to watch the movie again as well and made my June just a bit more magical for the Hufflepuff edition which I am proud to own.

Hades prompt 4. – random TBR book

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by John Vornholt, Arthur Byron Cover, Alice Henderson ★★★

In continuation with fantastical and undead related themes for this prompt I used my pick for TBR Jar Draw in June. You can check out more about it HERE. Buffy is one of my favorite TV shows for its humorous and witty dialogues and fantastical content. Reading the novelizations that were set somewhere in the first two seasons of the show was not the best experience and I was worried about ruining what good memories I have of it. There were three different stories that could be found as a standalone books: Coyote Moon by John Vornholt; Night of the Living Rerun by Arthur Byron Cover and Portal Trough Time by Alice Henderson. The reading experience totaled as average with one story being not so good, one just OK and the third very good for me. I am sad to say that these stories did not age well for me.

Hades prompt 5. – Any Hermes prompt – snake on the cover

For this prompt I had a lot more choices than I anticipated. In fact I ended up reading three different books in June that fit this prompt! In the end I choose:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★

Reading the Harry Potter books in my own Hufflepuff editions is a magical experience on its own. I loved reading articles before and after the story relating to Hufflepuffs! It was very satisfying to have it available in Hogwarts house edition of my choice. I will continue reading and collecting the whole set. It already has a special place on my bookshelf!

Hades had two Advanced challenges prompts for me to fit books for. I managed to find two books that fit the prompts but I missed out on the reading rule of the challenge to read these only after I have read all five for the main challenge. Out of these two I managed to read only one of the books I chose.

Advanced Challenge 1. – Sword and Shield

✔   The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black

Advanced Challenge 2. – Monster fighting

  • Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell

My score on Olympic Games reading challenge:

I have read 5 books for The Olympic Games challenge

I read one additional book for the advanced challenge BUT I did not follow the rule of reading it after the first five prompts of the main challenge were done.

The second advanced challenge I did not get to read at all.

I would have loved to have chosen only one reading challenge for June in order to enjoy the experience more. I am glad I tried my own limits by reading two challenges and I hope to do better on the Olympic Games next year. In all the reading I did in June I forgot to follow and engage in some other social media platforms with other readers who were participating. Now that I got the hang of the few reading challenges I think I might be ready for that step as well. I’m kinda sorry for not putting in my books for the competition on which patron deity would inspire most readers and get most book read. I am glad for this experience though and hope to do better next time!

The figurine and the Hades visual are from the Disney Villainous: Wicked to the Core board game. You can check out more information on it HERE.

Make Your Myth-Taker Reading Challenge – Experience and thoughts

June was a third month in a row I have decided to take on a reading challenge. Make Your Myth-Taker was one out of two reading challenges that caught my attention in June. I was interested in the concept of making one’s own story using various prompts for reading. Make Your Myth-Taker offered a lot of options and out of the four general paths I choose the path of the Sorcerer.

In the path of the Sorcerer I have decided to follow the prompts to the Goddess option. This meant I had to read four books in the line of given prompts. The rule I am not very fond of was to read the books in the order for the prompts. This annoyed me a bit and I had to keep checking what book I was supposed to read next! Here are my book choices and what I thought about them:

Sorceress prompt 1. – nonhuman main

Elves Vol. 1: The Crystal of the Blue Elves by Jean-Luc Istin, DUARTE (Illustrator), Saito (Illustrator) ★★★★★

A friend who loves comics and graphic novels suggested for me to try these out after I noticed them on his Goodreads profile. It is a work of European authors with amazing illustrations I sometimes got lost in. The details and the coloring were very well done and some scenes were so good they gave me a feeling of watching an animated work with how well the illustrations flowed from one picture to the next. The story was very easy for me to get into because when I started reading I was just starting a new RPG Dungeons and Dragons campaign with some friends after a long time not playing pen and paper games like that. The fantastical setting offered many different races and an assortment of interesting characters. It was like diving into the world of high fantasy from some of the best authors out there. I appreciated the character quirks, political intrigue between the races and the colorful scenes in the background of it all. I was almost sad to stop reading this graphic novel series because I had to follow the prompts for my next book in the challenge.

Sorceress prompt 2. – foiled cover

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★

This year I finally started reading the Harry Potter series from the beginning. I have never actually read the first three books before I got my own copies. I started reading them when the third movie came out and started out with the fourth book! I ended up reading the last few books and buying them at midnight premiere sales when the hype for Harry Potter was at its wildest! Reading them now all these years later and after watching the movies so many times was a different experience on its own. I loved the design of the books I started to collect to have a whole set as they come out – The Hufflepuff editions with startling yellow cover jacket and extra lovable tidbits on Hufllepuffs in each book. Even the stars around the title of each chapter made me smile while I was reading. The story was known to me and I enjoyed each little difference I could find from the movie versions in the books.

Sorceress prompt 3. – highest rated

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★

I did not plan on picking out the third book in the Harry Potter series to read right after the second one. But when the coincidence offered this book as the most highest available to me at the time I embraced this choice with glee! The third book was translated into a very dark movie and because of it it became one of my least favorite movies. Reading the book was a completely different experience. I cant point out the exact differences for me but the book seemed much approachable for me to read than I remember from the movie. I had to watch the movie as soon as I finished the book and go over the things that caught my attention the most. I will be getting the next two books for my birthday and I plan on to continue reading them this year. Having both books fit into the same reading challenge in this order made me very pleased and I hope to fit the others in some other reading challenge by the end of the year as well!

Sorceress prompt 4. – random TBR

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by John Vornholt, Arthur Byron Cover, Alice Henderson ★★★

Last time I had to read a book for a random prompt I ended up not reading the book I got. Random TBR prompt is definitely one of my least favorite prompts out there. I already have a semi random TBR book draw each month with my reading project TBR Jar Draw which I came up with in order to read more of the books I own. I have been at it for a few years now and I’m loving the results. For this reason I decided to use my TBR Jar Draw for the general random book prompt in this challenge. Out of three random book picks I decided on the one with the most pages and was really worried what would this long book do to my reading pace for the reading challenge. As it turned out the book I chose to read was a 3in1 edition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer novelizations – it was three actual books in one chubby edition. This was actually on my TBR for quite a number of years and since I avoided it for that long I decided to go for it. The three novelizations on their own did not have such stellar ratings and reviews and for a while I was a bit worried since these were the character I have fond memories of. The first story Coyote Moon was okay. I had to concentrate on the fact that these stories were set to be somewhere around first two seasons of the TV show. Those were some strange times and the TV show was way ahead of the times for the most part. Second story – The Night of the Living Rerun was the weakest for me. But what really made me not like it was the way the characters were portrayed. I just thought that they were way off from the behavior of the characters in the show. Third story – Portal Trough Time was the most interesting to me. I remember some of the slayers mentioned in the story from the Tales of the Slayers edition I have read before. Because the time travelling theme this one had bad reviews in general but the fact that the characters seemed true to those from the show I ended up liking it the most. The overall score of this edition was the sum of all three stories and I was glad to make a dent into my Buffy related book collection since I have plenty of it to read still.

Just four books seemed too easy for me and when I saw that the third prompt offers a crossover with another path choice I decided to spice things up and go with the crossover to Royal Court path to Monarch line. This added three more books to my reading challenge since the the third prompt is the same for both paths. I had much more trouble finding the right books for the last three prompts. Here are the books I came up with for the prompts:

Royal Court prompt 1. – queen main character

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black ★★★★★

I searched through my bookshelves in order to find a book fro this one. I ended up choosing a book I already read in January this year. Few years back I did not reread books often if at all with few notable exceptions. I even joined a Facebook group of fans of this book series and had some extra motivation for reading this book. It was as good and as interesting as the first time I read it! I loved the characters even more the second time around. When I finished reading it I even found out about the next book from the series that comes out later this year and now I am enjoying the hype and anticipation for the next time I can read about the characters that make me happy and giggle a lot! Now that I think about it I am glad I had a reason to read this book again even in such short period of time.

Royal Court prompt 2. – red, purple or gold on the cover

Elves Vol. 2: The Honor of the Sylvan Elves by by Nicolas Jarry, Gianluca Maconi, Diogo Saito ★★★★★

For some reason I had no clue what to pick for this prompt and I even began to panic a little bit because of it! In my search for the right book for the prompt I decided to try the graphic novel I started the reading challenge with. I decided to categorize the cover illustration as gold for the purposes of the reading challenge. I used this opportunity to read another volume of the graphic novel I liked so much. The story in this one is completely independent from the first volume. They are both set in the same world and I got the feeling that they are both an interlude for the stories that come after it. This graphic novel series has 24 volumes and I am interested in reading them all. The character in this volume reminded me of some Dungeons and Dragons archetypes which made it more interesting to me. Again I was floored with beautiful coloring and scenes. I’m sad this graphic novel is not more popular.

Royal Court prompt 4. – reread a favorite

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★★

Last prompt was a fairly easy one for me to pick after the last two. I have been meaning to reread Anita Blake book series for years now. I have been with this book series for well over a decade. These characters have been part of my reading experience so long I fell very connected with them. This book series has many bad reviews from book nine on and many readers are frustrated with how the author has decided to develop her story and characters. This is a book series with 27 books and counting. Going back to reading the book series from the beginning was an interesting experience. I was reminded just how far the characters and the plot progressed. It has given me some perspective and I plan to continue with rereading the other books in the series as well.

My score on Make Your Myth-Taker reading challenge:

I have read 7 books for this reading challenge.

3 books were completely new for me.

2 books were rereads.

2 books felt like rereads since I have seen the movies so many times.

I have taken on a journey of a Sorceress and went the path of Goddess.

I have decided to expand to the path of Royal Court and go for the title of Monarch.

This reading challenge was an interesting experience. I enjoyed having a reason to reread so many books I love. I will be on the lookout for this challenge next year where I might add to these paths or just choose to complete the journey again. The Make Your Myth-Taker reading challenge was created by Charlotte and Ashley from A Frolic Through Fiction – you can check out Ashley’s announcement for the challenge HERE. Charlotte is on Twitter and you can follow here HERE. Give them some love for they deserve it! I am glad I found this reading challenge and did good on it!