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Tales From The To-Read Tower: Special Vampire Edition


So, like any good bookworm, I have a to-real pile. Although when I look at it properly – and especially if I were to add in the ebook library – it would be more like a tower. There are a lot of memes out there dedicated to showing off unread books, but if I were to give one book a week some focus it would take forever. And I suspect I am not the only one in this position. I’m also very much a vampire bookworm: not only do I have a vampire podcast, it’s my dream to travel through Eastern Europe (where part of my family comes from) and visit various locations important to vampire folklore and fiction.

5 NZ Books I Plan To Read In 2017


You may not have figured this out, but I live in New Zealand. (Yes, it is the place where they filmed Lord of the Rings. No, it’s not part of Australia.) While a lot of the media we consume here is imported – mostly from the US and then the UK, as well as Australia – we have our own creatives producing movies, TV shows, and of course books.

Each year I tell myself that I am going to read more NZ books, and each year I either do it or I don’t. So to get me started for the next round, here is 5 NZ books I plan to read in 2017. Wish me luck.

Tales From The To-Read Tower #2


So, like any good bookworm, I have a to-real pile. Although when I look at it properly – and especially if I were to add in the ebook library – it would be more like a tower. There are a lot of memes out there dedicated to showing off unread books, but if I were to give one book a week some focus it would take forever. And I suspect I am not the only one in this position.

So behold, five tales from my to-read tower: one adult, one YA, one non-fiction, one comic/manga, and one audiobook.

What Strange Fate


I don’t even remember the reason why, or how I even got there, but somehow I ended up on L.J. Smith’s page on Simon and Schuster and I noticed something that made me – and my teenage self, many many years ago – practically bounce up and down with in excitement and making grabby hand motions.

Tales from the To-Read Tower #1


So, like any good bookworm, I have a to-real pile. Although when I look at it properly – and especially if I were to add in the ebook library – it would be more like a tower. There are a lot of memes out there dedicated to showing off unread books, but if I were to give one book a week some focus it would take forever. And I suspect I am not the only one in this position.

The (Not So) Dreaded DNF


Many years ago, in the earlier days of my book blogging career, I was of the belief that it was my duty to finish every book that came my way for review. (I wasn’t one of those bloggers receiving multiple books a week, which made the idea seem quite feasible.) It was a holdover from my regular reading habits, where I managed to finish everything – mainly because I was pretty good at picking out books that I would, at the very least, quite like.

Catherine

Catherine

Kiwi. Writer. Reader. Graphic designer. Video games enthusiast. Bloodsucking Feminist and co-editor of Bibliodaze . Knows way too much about vampires than is healthy. Doesn't care.

Works in Progress

The Cantia Covenant
The Necromancer's Daughter

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