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Weekend Reads | 23.06.17

And it's friday again! For the past week I've been reading The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, the second installment in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy. It was a lot of fun and better than the first book. The best part is that I didn't make any comparisons with Percy, something I definitely did while reading the first book.

Last night I started Little Nothing by Marisa Silver. I received this in the March Moth Box. Lately it has been on my mind so I finally decided to pick it up. The beginning and the atmosphere reminds me a little bit of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden but I prefer Silver's writing style, so far anyway. Also, can we talk about how gorgeous this cover is?

I don't have much planned for the weekend besides going out for lunch with friends and family. The heatwave is still here and it's as unbereable as it was before so I prefer to spend my time indoors with the air-con on. Any plans for the weekend?



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