Harry Potter Moment of the Week

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah at Uncorked Thoughts. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!

This week's question: What would your Amortentia smell like?

It would smell like the woods. The scent would be green and woody, maybe also a little bit herbal. I don't think there is anything more calming than a walk through a forest. All the moss, fern, and blackberry leaves. And the trees! It's amazing! :)

Czech forest.

Showcase Sunday: December - February Book Haul

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

Just to warn you, I bought a lot of books over the last three months! I was sick for almost a month over the Christmas and so I watched many books related videos on YouTube. And that's always dangerous! :)

The Tale of Tam Linn by Lari Don and Philip Longson
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti
Oriental Mythology by Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
The River Midnight by Lilian Nattel
The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by Alexander Porteous
Winter's Tales by Lari Don 
Girls, Goddesses and Giants by Lari Don

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 
Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman 
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami 
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith 
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente 
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden 
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery 
Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike

The Barefoot Book Of Classic Poems by Jackie Morris
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
Beloved by Toni Morrison 
Orlando by Virginia Woolf 
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 
The Hours by Michael Cunningham 
Selected Essays, Poems, and Other Writings by George Eliot 
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt 
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Sisters by a River by Barbara Comyns 
The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins 
Nihilist Girl by Sofia Kovalevskaya 
The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre by Jack Zipes 
Theory and History of Folklore by Vladimir Propp 


The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

What did you get? :)

Ostara Giveaway

Congratulations to Charlotte, the winner of the Imbolc Giveaway! :)

For Ostara I'm giving away a copy of Rat Queens, Vol 1, you can read my review here. Giveaway is international and it ends on March 20. Before entering please read the rules. Good luck everyone! :)

There are 8 sabbats during the year and for every one I have a giveaway. As one sabbat is over the giveaway connected with it ends and a new one (connected with the next sabbat) starts. That’s why the giveaways last so long. I wanted continuity. Just to make things clear. :)

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Review: Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Writer), Roc Upchurch (Illustrator)

Who are the Rat Queens?

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit.

It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Collecting Rat Queens #1-5!
Note: I've just found out this happened.

I have to admit I don't read comics and graphic novels that much, so I decided to change it. I think starting with Rat Queens was a great idea.

I always enjoy complex and believable characters and especially complex and believable female characters. In Rat Queens there are four of them. Hannah, Violet, Dee, and Betty. They have very distinctive personalities and their friendship is portrayed in a very realistic way. I like each one of them for very different reasons. Though I have to admit after seeing Dee reading a book and being very uncomfortable while at a party, I knew she's my favourite character.
It's not just how they act, it's also about how they look; or more precisely how they are pictured. Rat Queens are all about diversity. I really like the art, so I'm curious about the new artist.

The story was gripping and I liked all the twists and turns. There were a few great jokes and a lot of subtle hints, allusions, and references. I thoroughly enjoyed this! It was a fun and wild ride and I'm looking forward to the next volume!