The Iron Rider concludes A Dance of Dragons as it is the final companion novella to the main series. While these stories don't add too much to the main series, if you liked Princess Leena, you will want to pick this up. It's not too long, and can easily be read in a single sitting. It's decent, although the main events in this story go a bit too smooth I think.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
I've seen several people do a weekly update of what they've read during the previous week and I'm going to attempt to do the same. I've been feeling really unmotivated over the last couple of months, I've walked past the same Netflix disc sitting next to our front door for two weeks straight and I just now managed to walk the extra five feet to the mailbox, so I'm hoping if I stick to a weekly update it'll keep me on track.
Books Read: 4
A Dance with Dragons: This is the only book I completed for my first Reading Challenge of the year, which I'm not counting towards my goal, since I didn't actually participate. I wish I had taken my time to finish this book. I enjoyed it, as I have the other books in the series, but now I have to wait for the next one, if it is ever finished. 4 1/2 stars
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit: This was just okay, in fact I enjoyed the introduction by the author more than I did the book. The story jumped around way too much for me and I think going into this I was expecting too much. I had several people recommend this to me, the fact that none of them had a copy to lend to me should have giving me something of a heads up. 2 1/2 stars
Guards! Guards!: Not much to say about this, out of all the Discworld books I've read so far this is my favorite. 4 stars
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane: Ugh! I saw the movie first and liked it, so I read the book. I should have just stuck to the film. This is probably one of the few films that stay true to the book, unfortunately what kind of works in the movie, falls flat in the book. The book actually ends with "Rynn sat very still." On top of that, the ebook had clearly been created from a scanned copy that had been updated without anybody even taking a glance at it. 1 1/2 stars
January 2nd – 8th
1. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
2. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
3. Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
My list is short for my first readathon of 2017. This is partly due to me trying to get back into really reading again after the last two months and partly due to one of the books on my list being almost 1000 pages. I'm hoping to finish at least two of the three listed, but it would be great if I could finish all three.