The FemmeFriday Book Tag

untitled-1_thumbThe FemmeFriday tag was created by Vicky @ Books & Strips to show some love to all the female authors and characters out there in this man’s man’s world.

The rules :

  • Post this tag post on a Friday.
  • Tag three to five other bloggers (female or male, doesn’t matter).
  • Post the Tag image with this.
  • Link back so there’s a pingback in the comments section for others to check out.

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Shipping outside of canon

I know that it’s a bit of a taboo in the book-blogging world, you don’t ship non-canon pairings, you don’t imagine things that are not Word of God, everything the author says is automatically true and you can’t think beyond that, you can’t think of better alternatives or better pairings. And there’s nothing wrong with that, of course. Sometimes, it’s enough to just trust the author and leave it at that, but sometimes you need more, sometimes it’s interesting, sometimes it’s needed to go farther than that.

So, that’s why I think there’s fandom, and then there’s fandom, where we write each other fanfics for our birthdays and make each other miserable by sharing sad headcanons. There’s nothing wrong with either, but guess which side I stand on.

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February Catch-up : First month of blogging and more !

February was the month when I finally took the jump and began on this book-blogging journey. So far, it’s been treating me well, I hope more interesting things will come and that I’ll share with more bloggers about the books I’m most passionate about.

Now, let’s have a look at the details !

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Review : Uprooted (Naomi Novik)

Title : Uprooted
Author : Naomi Novik
Published : May 19th, 2015

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Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Rating :

5stars

AN INCREDIBLE TALE, DARK AND MAGICAL AT THE SAME TIME

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Review : Carry on (Rainbow Rowell)

Title : Carry On
Author : Rainbow Rowell
Published : October 6th, 2015

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Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Rating :

4stars

I HAD BIG EXPECTATIONS AND IT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT

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A selection of bookish and literary Valentine’s Day cards

Since I’m really not myself this week, I decided to continue on with the Valentine’s Day theme and give a personal selection of some of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards ! They’re all a bit silly, a bit funny, mostly bookish and they’re the kind of cards I would love to receive.

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Favorite romances from someone who hates romance

In honor of Valentine’s day, I’ve decided to put my usual, cynical self aside, and talk about Love.

Maybe it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say that I hate romance. Let’s just say that I only like romance when it’s not really the main focus of the book (it can be a big theme, but there has to be something more to the story) and when it’s written in a very specific way, and most books fall short of that expectation.

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