• review: the lives of saints by leigh bardugo

    Jasmin January 27, 2021

    As a massive fan of both the Grishaverse and mythology/lore, it was only a matter of time until I needed to get my hands on Leigh Bardugo’s The Lives of Saints, the latest book set in said universe. Described as a beautiful collection of tales of saints directly out of the Grishaverse with stunning full-colour illustrations of said stories, this book promised to be a fast, yet delightful read. You…

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  • the cawpile rating system

    Jasmin January 22, 2021

    When reading – or more specifically finishing – books, I always struggle to put my opinion into a rating. I usually just used a five-star rating system, more often than not with half-stars in between. But lately, this wasn’t enough. Even more specific ratings like…

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  • nanowrimo 2020: introduction

    Jasmin November 3, 2020

    It is November again, which means an exciting month is ahead! While this is my birthday month, it also means that it’s National Novel Writing month (or NaNoWriMo). For those of you who don’t know what this, let me give you a short introduction. NaNoWriMo…

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  • monthly wrap-up: october 2020

    Jasmin November 2, 2020

    After being stuck in a somehow severe reading slump for several months, October has been kind to me. It allowed me to read more than the past few months combined. I don’t know what struck me, but I am more than happy to have managed…

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  • review: girl, serpent, thorn by melissa bashardoust

    Jasmin October 13, 2020

    What originally started out as a buddy read of a book very high on my TBR together with the wonderful Marlene (@cabeswaterdreams) ended with Marlene DNFing it, me finishing alone and wondering what to do with the story. It’s been like 10 minutes since I…

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