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2015 End of the Year Survey


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Number Of Books You Read: 82 (DNF: 6)

Number of Re-Reads: Didn’t do any re-reads this year

Genre You Read The Most From: Historical fiction


1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
I really couldn’t choose, so I divided them into fiction and non-fiction:

Untitled designThe Conqueror’s Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Stephanie Thornton
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman
The Lake House by Kate Morton
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson





2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman. I loved the first books and what a disappointed the sequal was!

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
A Year of Ravens. I didn’t think that an anthology with so many authors would be this good.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I didn’t push any books.

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Series I started would be In the Shadow of the Storm by Anna Belfrage. Best series ender was A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Stephanie Thornton

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I didn’t read anything out of my comfort zone…

8. Most unputdownable book of the year?
The Lake House by Kate Morton

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I don’t think I’ll do much re-reading…

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Curran :)

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
I don’t know…

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers by Filip Müller

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
I don’t remember any right now.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest: Amelie’s story by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires extra)

Longest: Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

hmm, I don’t think I was really shocked by any book. I’ll say Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers by Filip Müller because the whole topic is shocking.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

I’m still confused with this question…

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
oh dear, I don’t know. I’ll go with Kate and Andrea (Magic Breaks)

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Since I already listed them on best books of the year list I’ll have to say  Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews, The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman and A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
I don’t think I read any

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Maybe Hephaestion? From The Conqueror’s Wife by Stephanie Thornton.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie. At least I think it’s her debut.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Marras by Sami Lopakka. It’s written by a former Sentenced guitarist who wrote a book about a fictional band on a tour.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman. You just wish you could change history…

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
I’ll go with Marras again.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Can’t say that any book did that.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
I don’t know. Maybe The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees for the world building because it’s based on an RPG game.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. It was the worst book in a series and Four kina had a whole personality change. So disappointed.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
Médicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
I’m not sure what’s coming out yet…

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
same here

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
I don’t think any of my series is ending this year? Anticipating next Kate Daniels book.



I’m finally trying to make some kind of update. First my laptop was in repair (it’s not good when they know you by face in a repair shop) and then I’ve just been busy. I haven’t reviews any books I’ve read here but I try to say few lines about those at some point.

I’ve been now about 1,5 months in Ireland and I love it! I have 1,5 month left and I’m starting to feel panic if I have enough time to see everything I want. I booked my flight to London next month and I can’t wait! Planning to see at least The Tower and British Museum. I also plan going to Galway and I’m curious to see the other side of Ireland.

I study Business and Administration and I’m doing my internship/job experience here in Dublin at a bookshop. I’ve really loved working there but it’s also very dangerous place and I’m fearing for my suitcase when I travel home… I’ve already bought 27 books and I’m only been here half of the time! My friend came last weekend and took almost all of my books with her so now I can buy new ones :D

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Kilkenny Castle

I visited Kilkenny and I fell in love! I could move there! It’s beautiful medieval style village about 2 hours from Dublin. I visited the castle and just walked around the city for a day. I could easily have spent more time there. Sadly the medieval part of the castle was really small but the rest of the castle was really pretty.


Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle had huge and beautiful garden which I walked through and got lost lol. Thankfully the rain stopped for awhile and I could get few photos of the castle.

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Trim Castle

Last weekend I went to see Trim Castle. Some scenes for Braveheart was filmed there and we went to the room where Edward I throws Piers Gaveston out of the window. I was so wearing the wrong shoes for this trip! High heels for climbing tiny steps was not fun but it was worth it. We also went to the roof and the view was awesome but there was also (again) heavy wind.

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view from Trim Castle

And last there’s a picture of this cutie who we met in Howth harbour.





Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had great Christmas with your families.

New year will start rather slowly around here because I’m leaving tomorrow to Dublin, Ireland for 3 months to do my practical training/internship there. I have couple of reviews scheduled but otherwise I don’t know how much time I have to read.

Also my laptop crashed just before Christmas so I’ve been without computer and I’m using my mom’s laptop now. I was told there is something in the motherboard but they couldn’t fix it in the store so now I have to take laptop to Dublin and try to find someone to fix it. Fun times ahead I’m sure…


Site back up + email subscriptions

I got finally the site back up and it took way longer than I expected! And that’s because I had to write my reviews again. Okay, I copied them from Goodreads but still… As exciting as watching paint dry but I finally finished it. It’s a good thing I don’t have more reviews because then it would have taken forever.

The reason for the downtime was that I needed to change my hosts but everything didn’t go as planned and top of that I lost my backups. That’s why the copying from Goodreads. Remind me never to change host again!

I also changed email subscription from feed burner to Jetpack so you have to subscription again if you want to receive posts via email.