My nerd corner

I thought to share my nerd corner aka my gaming area 😛 I’ve shared my gaming setup earlier as a Liebster dare but it has been over a year and a lot has changed since 😀 So here it is: I love hoarding small figures and collectibles, they make my desk/shelf …

Lucky No. 14 challenge – Freebies Time

Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from give away, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D

I got Christie Golden’s War Crimes from my friend. *spoiler free*
That was actually my first ever Warcraft book I read, even tho I really love all lore related to Warcraft, and it was gooooood! It was really simple and easy to read, which I like. I think all together it took me around 7-9 hours to finish the book 🙂
I got quite inspired and now I’m on my way to read all the Warcraft novels that are published so far 🙂

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It is not one of those action filled lore books so I can’t recommend it for people who seek lot of action and killing etc. I like both, I like lore based slow going books and then books where are lots of action going on and everything happens fast etc. Same with movies.

The book is based on end of Mists of Pandaria expansion and what happens before Warlords of Draenor, so unless you’re up to date what happens in Pandaria I suggest you read up a little lore before hand 🙂

It gives reader a closer look on what happens in Garrosh’s trial and how he answers to the charges. I like the idea of trial and it gives opportunity to everyone speak up.
However the book doesn’t focus as much on Garrosh as it focuses on the people around him.

Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge – Blame it on Bloggers

I wrote a post about Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge on January and I almost forgot it completely! Then sometime before my birthday I read Ellie’s, from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm, review of ‘A Natural History of Dragons – A memoir by Lady Trent’  and I knew I had to have this book. I kept hinting about it to my boyfriend that I must have this book!! and on my birthday I got it!!
I started reading it and then I just couldn’t stop, I read it while taking bus to (and back from) work, I read it right before bed and even while walking from bus stop to home!

The book is so well written that it was really easy to ready, since English isn’t my main language I sometimes struggle with English books when they’re written with complicated words I have to look from dictionary or the writing itself is heavy.

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The book is a start of a fantasy novel series, written by Marie Brennan.
Book is written as a memoir, starring Lady Trent herself. It’s about her passion towards dragons, and the curiosity to study them scientifically to learn from them and tell more about these amazing creatures. It also takes place in a Victorian age where, as a 19 year old girl, passion towards something like this would be considered as socially incorrect.

It covers dragons, smugglers, romance, adventures and science what else do you need from a book? I have to say it’s one of my favourite books now and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Tropic of Serpents!

Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge

So I saw this Tweet (Link to that blog post here) booktweet

 

and thought myself that I want to try out a new challenge and it seemed rather easy and I have a whole year to do it 🙂 I’ve been neglecting my books so much last year and I have loads of books I’m in middle of.
The challenge is hosted by Books To Share. You can read more about the challenge and rules by clicking the picture. I’m only going to post my readings on my blog for my (and maybe yours) amusement and not going to take part on that competition they host 🙂

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The 14 categories are:

  1. Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.
  2. Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?
  3. Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the bloggers’ names too!
  4. Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.
  5. (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.
  6. First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name. Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count 🙂
  7. Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to)
  8. Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!
  9. Favourite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.
  10. It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now 🙂
  11. Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.
  12. Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from give away, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now 😀
  13. Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!
  14. Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past 🙂 Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!

The rules were quite simple:

  • To complete the challenge, you have to read at least one book for each category, or total of 14 books during the challenge period. You can set your own pace and do not need to follow the categories in particular order. You can also read more than one book for each category. You have to write your reviews in your blog/FB note/Goodreads page/tumblr/etc.
  • Other rules were about where and when to post if you’re taking part in public and want to participate for the price picking. (You can read more about those rules by clicking that picture above)

Book Confessions

It’s been quite some time when I saw this post over at Jaedia’s blog.  And as a bookworm I asked that if I could steal it to my blog and do it at some point. I’ve wanted to do it for some time now but always been too ‘busy’ to do something else 😛
But here it goes 🙂

1. I remember that I started Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban some time ago.
2. My guilty pleasure would be Sweet Valley High books 😛
3. I’m gonna say Fifty Shades of Grey, I just can’t get myself to read it. I started reading it and I still haven’t got past page 20.
4. Twilight books only the ones that has covers from the movie not the originals. (I haven’t read them but I bet the books are better than the movies with Kristen Stewart.)
5. I think it is Little Prince, I used to read it over and over as a kid.
6. I would hate to receive a book I already have or a cook/hobby book. I’m really picky with my books and I usually want to buy my own books (unless I have given hints which I want :P) just to get the print I want etc 😛
7. The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm that book is my treasure and my bible I just love it and the ‘real’ stories and not the ones that have been modified for kids ;D
8. I don’t remember being angry when reading. It always helps me relax so can’t really say anything for this 😀
9. So far it’s been P.S I love you
10. I don’t have anything for this either, just prefer some covers more than others. Some designs are just better than others. For example I like Harry Potter book covers more than the Finnish designs but I still have the Finnish ones because I grew up with them 🙂

the Clockwork Carnival giveaway

Some time ago I participated to this Clockwork Carnival, organized by Hannah and she got some help from CiskaEllie and Hanna (go go check them out!)
It was all about Steampunk, books, clothes, jewellery, you name it.
Steampunk in general have been interest of mine for some time, so this was awesome opportunity to get to know more about this genre and get some new book ideas too.
So then they had a giveaway, funded by Ellie of Curiosity Killed the Bookworm, and I thought that why not to try it out 🙂
Today I got an email from Ellie saying that I won the grand prize of the giveaway, which is steampunk book of my choice from The Book Depository value 15£ ^_^
Needless to say I was really amazed by my win and I still can’t believe that I won. (I have never won anything!) I’m so happy!! 🙂
My book choice was Steampunk: H.G. Wells, can’t wait to get my hands on it! 🙂


Thank you so much for Hannah to start this Carnival, I hope there is something next year too! 🙂