Escaping to Ketterdam... - Reading List

Escaping to Ketterdam...

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - Six of Crows

It's December!  And that means all the Christmas extra are filling up my calendar.

I'll be honest, I tend to fill my calendar so full that I get stressed out trying to keep up with my regular responibilities on top of the fun.  So I'm trying this year to keep it calmer... and so far it's alright, but we aren't even a week ino the month... so.... wish me luck.

I am just focusing on a few books though, a group buddy read, I'll be starting soon, and some fun short stories...

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - Six of Crows

Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.

What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme

Marissa's Current Reads

I wrapped a bunch since last week...

  • The Selection by Kiera Cass (reread on audio)
  •  My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories 
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done - and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first.

Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

Don't get me wrong, I bought these because the books are gorgeous - the stained pages, the cover art... but I decided to read them because everyone talks about these, and how much they love certain characters... so you know #bookstagrammademedoit

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

I'm enjoying Nina & Matthais so far... I know no surprise there, I like the characters who have a clearly tortured past and they have no idea how to move forward because of it!

Will you finish this one?

You better believe it!  I have only managed to read about 180 pages, but I'm so hooked, I have to know what happens!

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)

Ocean's Eleven (and all the sequeals of the movie...) and maybe a little bit like The Winner's Curse, because of the sneaking aspects, and the danger level. But for the most part it's a very original feeling book and story, which I like. 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Now it's got a good pace, the first four chapters were a bit slow, because there are a lot of characters to set up, and I was confused. That didn't last long though, by chapter 6 I was so curious... I get mad when life makes me put the book down.

Co-hosts to check out

Share your link & check out some friends current reads

I know that Science Fiction is a smaller subset to fantasy, but this one is perfect for those who are into the fantasy and unsure about science fiction.  Its mostly only the setting of deep space, not a ton of traveling through space, which was nice. But my biggest question for you is, how do you feel about audio books?

What Are You Reading Wednesdays - Six of Crows

I used to hate them.  The few I had experienced had boring narrators, but recently I have found that narrators can make a book amazing, if they know how to act the story out.  And it has made all the difference.

Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, i'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!

In case you are now thinking you need this book in your life, consider using one of the links below. These are my affiliate links, which means if you decide to click on it, and then buy something, I'll get a little tiny commission from it, but it won't actually cost you anything.  But I'll be so grateful!

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  1. I bought this duology a couple of weeks ago and am dying of anticipation for them to get here! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying it!

    1. I really am! I am hoping I will find the time to finish them before the year is over...

  2. I really need to get this duology, but I'm trying to finish the Grisha trilogy first. Still, I'm dying to read about all of these amazing characters everyone talks about!

    1. I haven't read the Grisha trilogy yet... but I got these on a great sale so... and there are some amazing characters, I can't wait for you to read them too


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