Life update

2019

Hey Readers…

Just a quick little update to let you all know what has been doing on in my life for the past 2 months.

At the end of August me and my husband decided that to finally afford to move into our own house and save for the deposit, we have moved back into his mums house for around 1 year to get this money together so we did this in September.

We have finally moved in and settled so I am going to use the time I have to read as much as I can and to get back into a blogging habit now I have so much more free time and I am really looking forward to it.

I have a few reviews that I need to catch up on, these are:

  • Killing for company by Brian Masters
  • I’m a therapist, and my patient is going to be the next school shooter by Dr. Harper
  • Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell
  • Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  • If It Bleeds by Stephen King

I am currently reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson and The Other People by C J Tudor. I am loving these books at the moment and should have reviews for these towards the end of the month.

Anyway thats the end of the update and I am glad to be back reading and getting back into a blogging schedule I can stick too.

-HappyReading
xoxo

Book Review – The Alloy of Law

2019

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Pages: 325
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will.

After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

My thoughts

This book didn’t grip me as the original trilogy did, the beginning was a little slow, but it did pick up towards the middle and the end of the book. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed myself when reading this book and I enjoyed getting to know the characters of this new series.

Waxillium – Is an honourable character who has been through some things in his past. I really enjoyed this character.

Wayne – He is a very witty and loyal to Waxillium. He brings the humour to the story and compliments Wax amazingly. I love the dynamic between the two characters

Marasi – She is a strong character who takes what she wants into her own hands and doesn’t let Wax tell her she can’t do something. I really want to see how this character develops throughout the story.

I will continue on with the series, I love the way Brandon Sanderson tells writes the stories he is telling.

Blog tour: Jupiter’s Fire

2019, REVIEW

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Author: William Osborne
Pages: 224
Star Rating: ✪✪✪

About the book

Jupiter’s Fire

When Franco, a teenager living in the monastery at Monte Cassino in 1944 uncovers a long-lost Roman Eagle, the fabled Aquila for the Jupiter Legion, he sets in motion a desperate struggle to prevent the Nazis from using it to win the war. In a do-or-die mission, Franco and Dulcie, a teenage mountain girl, must steal the Eagle back and escape before its deadly power is unleashed. Pursued by the implacable forces of the SS they will discover not just the secrets of the Eagle but also themselves.

My thoughts

I liked this story quite a bit. The two main characters where characters I could really gel with and really liked. I found the story interesting, I would have liked the more back story to the Roman Eagle, as you only found out about it in the beginning chapter, after that nothing much was said.

I loved the bond that was there between the two main characters. The other characters were also written really well and you didn’t know who you could trust.

The only thing I didn’t understand about the story was that even though they had a terrible weapon they didn’t once think of using it when they were being shot at and being chased.

overall I think that I would definitely read another one of this authors books.

About the author

William Osborne – Born 1960 – educated at Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk and Robert Louis Stevenson, Pebble Beach, California,  studied law at Cambridge,(MA),  barrister at law, Member of the Middle Temple. Screenwriter and member of Writers Guild of America (West) – Author (published works, 1994, 1998, Hitler’s Angel, Winter’s Bullet, Jupiter’s Fire).  Lives in Norfolk, enjoys life, film, dog walking, cold water swimming, lego, collecting odd stuff, driving his beach buggy.

Nespresso calendar Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5

2019, advent

Hey everyone..

Day 3 of the calendar was Kazaar. This has the intensity 12. Its described as intense and syrupy.

I really liked this one as a flat white with 1 sugar. It’s one of my favourite coffees.

Day 4 was Ristretto which has the intensity of 10. Its described as powerful and contrasting. I had this as a flat white but with no sugar. This is another of my favourites and love the flavour.

Day 5 was Volluto decaffeinato, this one is obviously a decaffeinated coffee, which isn’t something I usually drink, I had this as a black coffee with 1 sugar and loved it. I will definitely be having this again if I want a coffee but not with caffeine.

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings