Book Review – Norwegian Wood

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I once had a girl or should I say she once had me…

Sorry, sorry, I’m getting carried away!

When 2017 started, a very important question popped into my head: what’s going to be my first book of the year? I looked at my shelves, and found a book that I bought a year ago and have since been meaning to read: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. A Japanese book based on a Beatles song? I had to read it. Plus, I had heard many people saying it’s a great book, so I could not help but give it a try.

What do I think about it? It may very well be one of the finest books I have ever read.

But don’t stand there, just sit anywhere…

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1,000 Followers!!

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Today is a historical day. Today, I reached 1,000 followers! Can you believe that!? When I started this blog, half a year ago, I never though it would go this far! Thanks a lot to all of you, you’re all amazing people 🙂

It must be the year of landmarks, because I recently reached 5,000 followers on Twitter and am about to reach the same number on Instagram. Looks like The Life & Times of Miguel is taking off! :’D this could not come at a better time, since soon enough I will be publishing SirenSong for free, for all of you to read. That will be my way of saying thank you to all of you for being so amazing and supportive!

Thanks a lot, everyone. I could not have done it without you 🙂

Book Review – The Year of the Hare

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I don’t know how many among my readers have ever dabbled in Finnish literature. I, for one, can’t boast to have done it too often, with the exception of one author: Arto Paasilinna. Which is kind of crazy; I have grown up listening to Finnish music, I have watched a bunch of Finnish movies, and am generally in love with Finland. It was clear that I had to remedy this regrettable situation as soon as possible.

And that’s what I did.

Introducing The Year of the Hare.

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Happy New Year!

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I can’t believe it’s been 5 months since I started blogging! And since then, this place has grown and allowed to meet a lot of amazing people. Thanks to you, I have been able to talk about the things I care about, recommend the books I love, and even write a whole book!! It has been amazing spending this time with you.

So what does the new year have in stock for this blog? You can look forward to SirenSong’s cover reveal very, very soon! The novel itself will go out sometime in January, depending on whether—unlike December—I get enough time off to edit and proofread. Before that, though, I will be revealing little bits and pieces, the first of which will be the full prologue! You can also look forward to character portraits for each and every one of the seven main characters, as drawn by the amazing Hellyon White.

I have also decided to focus more on book reviews on 2017. There are so many amazing books I want to tell you about! And they won’t be just written reviews—you can look forward to some video reviews as well.

That is all for now. All that’s left to say is…

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!! 🙂

Goodreads Book Goals: Complete!

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What a year it has been! I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Goodreads, but maybe you know that, every year, it lets you set yourself a challenge. You are asked how many books you want to read that year, and then, as you update your account with every new book you have finished, it tells you whether you’re on track, ahead or behind the schedule you set yourself.

I challenged myself to read 50 books during 2016—a conservative number, by all accounts—but even then, I ran into a spot of trouble…

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Book Review – A Wizard of Earthsea

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What is this? Two book reviews in two consecutive days!? I must have gone mad!

Not at all! But now that I have a little bit more spare time in my hands, I’d like to use it writing for this blog! God knows that these past two months have been hectic enough and that I couldn’t write nearly as much as I wanted to 😦

So today I bring you…

A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

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Book Review – Cthulhu Armageddon

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Good morning and merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter’s Solstice! Did you all have a wonderful holiday? I hope you’re having an amazing time on these festive days! 🙂

And to completely change the mood from festive to gorey, I bring you a book review for Cthulhu Armageddon, by C.T. Phipps! He contacted me last month to ask if I would be interested in a review copy of his book and I, being a huge Lovecraft fan, promptly accepted!

So hold on to your seat belts, because this is the darkest, most violent book to be featured on my blog yet!

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