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Jolien Reads

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  1. Yeah, I think we shouldn't wait too long. End of this month/beginning of April? As an international reader I know what a pain it is to get books in time if people announce a readalong too late. We can still remind people about it in later videos and put the announcement in the description box.
  2. I'm in! We have plenty of time to spread the word and you're right, even if it's just the two of us we'll have a good time!
  3. If you still have a spot, I can make it work! Otherwise I can wait until May or June as well!
  4. I would like to suggest Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. It's the first book in a trilogy, but I've only read the first one (need to pick up the second one asap...) However, it can definitely be read as a standalone and I thought the story was very interesting!
  5. Thank you! I just finished the Liveship Traders trilogy as well and they are sooo different that it's difficult to compare the two for me. I think my connection with Fitz is just something that nothing can top, but the story in LST was definitely grander in scale and especially that last book blew me away! I'm looking forward to the rest of my Elderlings journey.
  6. Is this a 'standalone' or just issue one? If it's a finished story I might be interested!
  7. Spoiler for Chapter 35 - She Loves Me...Not
  8. Yes! I'm a low key hypochondriac so I think my life would improve drastically if I could just know... Ofcourse if the answer is that I will die within the year that would be devastating and in that case I would rather not know, but I would take the risk regardless.
  9. I've actually been on both sides of the problem. I had comments on two of my videos removed, but thought that those people had removed their comments themselves. But then another creator contacted me saying that my comment got removed on one of his videos and asking if I removed it myself or something (which wasn't the case). So I think it's definitely youtube acting strange, especially since what I could see from the comments via the notifications were completely normal, no swear words or anything. If someone posts a link it automatically gets removed by the way, but that wasn't the case in my examples.
  10. Haha, I also chuckled out loud a couple of times. Yes, it's grimdark but not nearly as dark as I thought it would be. And the characters are all so well developed. I don't think there are any downright psychopaths. All of them are morally grey but you can understand where they are coming from. I don't have my book at hand but I'll add some spoiler stuff later!
  11. I'm reading Malice PROBABLY next month! I'll need to check my TBR tomorrow to be sure but I'd be interested in a buddy read.
  12. Sarah Reads: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6KUE1U4UWM9mZNn9zDjJg 17 subs at the moment!
  13. The Farseer Trilogy | Non-Spoiler Review Hi everyone! Today I wanted to start my Realm of the Elderlings reviews, beginning ofcourse with the first trilogy of the series: The Farseer trilogy, written by Robin Hobb. I will continue to review other trilogies in this bigger world as soon as I finished reading them. I hope the review was useful and you pick up these amazing books! If you want, you can follow me on instagram, twitter, and goodreads ! My instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jolien.reads/ My twitter: https://twitter.com/JolienReads My goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jolienreads Music: https://www.bensound.com
  14. Yes, that's a fun idea! Let's hope a lot of people participate
  15. Yay, I'm keeping my eyes open! I'm currently halfway through the first book so I will probably end this one somewhere this weekend. But from there one I think 1 book per month sounds perfect! (And if we like it, there are other books in the First Law universe... )
  16. I'm currently reading the first book! Would love a buddy read but I don't know how soon you would start? I can at least wait to pick the second one up until you guys have finished the first one.
  17. Weekend Reading Vlog | Diving Into The First Law Universe And Going For Walks Hi everyone! This weekend I decided to try vlogging for the first time because I was going to participate in the 24 in 48 readathon... Which I failed to do entirely. Please let me know if you enjoy this kind of content and want to see more of this, since I quite liked vlogging and wouldn't mind at all to make this a weekly thing. Especially since I don't do individual reviews but try to review series, it might be nice to have (a) vlog(s) for all the books I read. Ofcourse this is only a first attempt, so feel free to give some tips! Booktubers that organize the genre raiders bookclub: Chris Bookish Cauldron: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepxs1-Q6nUS3aLZyoGiXtA JessiceReadsThings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIDNIubvy61mOwUz8GrhaeQ If you want, you can follow me on instagram, twitter, and goodreads ! My instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jolien.reads/ My twitter: https://twitter.com/JolienReads My goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jolienreads Music: https://www.bensound.com
  18. I'm watching Lupin on netflix. I've got no idea if this is well-known outside Europe. It's a French series about a man in France whose father has been framed for something he didn't do when the main character was very young. The last gift he got from his father was the book Arthur Lupin, about a gentleman thief. We follow this man when he is older and uses the stories as inspiration to avenge his father. There's only one season out at the moment but I hope it gets a second one soon!
  19. If I like it I'm going to continue with the entire trilogy, but not back to back. If I finish those three books by the end of this year I'll be happy! And then hopefully start with the standalones and his second series. But first see if I like the first one, although I think I will!
  20. I'm going to go over the channels that I'm subscribed to and aren't mentioned already. Some are pretty big, others are smaller! - Elliot Brooks, big channel who talks about a lot of YA but also adult fantasy. I don't think her tastes align with a lot of people here, including my own sometimes, but I just love her energy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiflcKnh5cZiRWK7jlYKwxA - A Frolic Through Fiction, same as above. Reads a lot of Greec mythology which I like as well. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqV6GHOn3gKCacCHJzhKSQQ - Chris Bookish Cauldron, an older channel. He reads A LOT of older fantasy series that I haven't heard of/don't receive a lot of love on booktube that is more focused on newer releases https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCepxs1-Q6nUS3aLZyoGiXtA - Badger Reads, a little bit similar to Chris', although she reads a little bit more romantic fantasy as well. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfRmajtz0dxtd4u2Hkr4ig - Books with Brittany. Bigger channel, is currently reading through WoT and Malazan. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvncfK1EnAT1cdmgI44aaxw - Jashana. Well known for DNF'ing books that dont align with her taste in a heartbeat. I love her energy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFaBvWzfGsqB-Fvg40hc0lQ - Readbybeth. She loves Stephen King. Reads primarily horror I think. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClOsvOFuLg2RMybrwVs45Sg - JessicaReadsThings. Reads all sorts of genres. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIDNIubvy61mOwUz8GrhaeQ - Maed Between The Pages. American living in Japan and reading adult fantasy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-TYSYZuU3hzZwNkt33laeA - Piera Forde. Very specific personality. I enjoy her a lot. Reads very broad from YA to adult, but mostly fantasy. Bigger channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHjMsxtdmHa3eSCujQS4wNQ - A Kupel Books. New channel. He reads adult fantasy but also LitRPG? A genre that I hadn't heard of before. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZt3haMKlN06ASy-PWbeqQ - Holly Hearts Books. A LOT of grimdark on her channel. She makes videos about new releases a lot, easy if you're looking for them and just want one place instead of multiple websites to go through. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINrUhoaJQRCZn2UZ47pqhQ - The Library of Allenxandria. Newer as well. Very funny guy. Reads adult fantasy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkkKyig9x7JcBQoa9k7u3Pg - Connor Stompanato. He reads fantasy but also other genres. I don't think his channel is to most peoples taste here (doesn't read grimdark for instance) but he's a very nice guy and makes interesting videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC520fDodv-DYVUqngP2uxCQ - Abby Salter. Again newer youtuber. Reads YA and adult fantasy and some other genres as well, but mostly fantasy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYHFghWe1d73elwa65xnwPg - Jake Bishop. Loves Malazan and some other adult fantasy series https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGmV3n8vDWVPpuBldIfk0Ig - DREWS BOOK REVIEWS. Newer channel. Is currently going through WoT and Malazan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkUMtTLktLQ9BrbI0LRJVdg - Ms Richards Reads. Also a smaller channel. Reads a lot of adult fantasy as well. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc8qsMe3pIGfNUvbdthTGew - Books With Ike. Smaller booktuber. Also a fantasy fan. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDgZGUUQLeWTFXmzU63YwYg - Hugo Reads. Fellow Belgian! Reads not only fantasy but also other genres. Likes Stephen King and Starwars https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhV1pqarHwNRLwCqgzXzpA - Captured in Words. Bigger channel. Does not make videos often, but when he does they are amazing! Loves Kingkiller Chronicles and is starting a readalong! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsKrxPsbhqYwzzAN7bv35Eg - Joe Courtney. Newer channel, I don't think he's planning to do this weekly but he makes some interesting videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6V8cuZx0oifBWVMetrr0Eg - Kitty G. Booktube OG. Reads a lot of selfpublished fantasy. A lot of hidden gems on her channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCubeiIJVCyYgn5bqfD0jl0w - Alex Nieves. Reads a lot of adult fantasy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-y7T-qJGfUgAW1p0_LodQw - Gregory Laperche. Another small channel that focuses on adult fantasy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qfHevwgf7jU0MJyoAroow - Nic Nacks Corner. Reads a lot of adult fantasy, is doing a discworld readalong https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDeL0RWl1Pf6ZZZpmb6RzmA - Madison Goodyear. Smaller booktuber who LOVES adult fantasy, including WoT and Brian Lee Durfee (she has a review up about his series) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIhybxbPgVojkLphOQt67dQ I'm going to stop now... Hope it is of interest to someone
  21. I just finished Circe by Madeline Miller and decided to pick up The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. I'm starting tonight (it's afternoon now) and I'm very excited to see what all the fuss is about!
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