#faefriday: September 4, 2020

#faefriday: September 4, 2020

#FaeFriday was created to help fill the hole in Kristy’s life after #FridayFavorites was discontinued. The idea behind this weekly blog prompt is that each Friday will have a bit of magic sparkled on it with a bookish prompt inspired by the Fair Folk! #FaeFriday is the creation of Kristy from Caffeinated Fae! This blog tag would not have been possible without the help & encouragement from Leah at www.leahs-books.com!

So, if you noticed, I really haven’t been posting a lot of non-review posts lately, and it’s been making my heart hurt. No, really. I told myself from the beginning of me being more active on my blog again that I wouldn’t just do reviews because the last time that happened, I lost motivation.

Clearly I’m good at losing motivation.

So I took a hiatus sometime last year, and I never really got off that hiatus the way that I wanted to… and so many things ended up happening since then. But I think I’m finally back to add some more non-review related content on my blog a little at a time, and learn a little bit more about what kind of posts I enjoy writing, and want to see on my blog. That is the most important part right? Doing what I love? So let’s try it out.

This is also the first time I’m doing #FaeFriday, hosted by the amazing and wonderful Kristy of Caffeinated Fae! Click on the link to go to the main #FaeFriday page, find out more about this weekly tag, and see some past prompts to get an idea of what new prompts are in store!

Longevity:

Faeries are known to have exceptionally long lives, and in certain lore, they’re immortal. The prompt this week is inspired by longevity. This week this curious wannabe fae wants to know: What is the longest/largest book you have read?

Oh this was a doozy. I actually had to look it up on Goodreads because I thought it was one book, but it was really a different book, and then I remember that yes, it would have been this book because it did take a long while to get through. I actually may need to read it again because I feel like a lot of it went over my head, and I don’t think I have the proper appreciation that I should for this world. I’m curious to know if anyone else has read this one because I don’t really see it anywhere? But then again there’s a lot of smaller pub or indie pub books that I don’t see talked about compared to other books that get more publicity. I guess that’s how you know the marketing works for some books, right?

Aegaan is a vast and righteous kingdom, yet darkness gathers in the distant corners of the realm. Elven raids on small towns have inflamed racial tensions with humans, pushing distrust to hatred and the brink of war.

Anrael wanders the woods alone until a chance meeting tempts him to set aside his contempt for those who scorn his half-elven blood.

When Kylie, a naive elf terrified of humans, is thrust among them against her will, she begins to question her mother’s tales of dread.

Having lost everything dear to him, the bandit king Jhelan lives only to seek challenge in battle… until he finds himself willing to die protecting that which he hates the most.

The diabolical mystique of the dark elves cloaks L’an Thal’Sara in protection, but the cruelest lie she tells is to herself.

Thaelwyn, a virtuous knight, sets out to discover the source of the Elves’ aggression, but faces a much greater test within his mind.

Beneath the chaos, minions of the Destroyer search for their promised leader, a child possessing power beyond their years. If the innocent falls to darkness, a kingdom rife with hatred will surely crumble.

And there we have it. What’s your longest? I thought my longest was The Dragon Republic, or even possibly Crescent City or whatever that one is called, or even the other book that I refuse to talk about lol. But apparently not! Have you ever thought that one book was longer than another and then you look it up and see that you were wrong? I know I can’t be the only one that this happens to.

5 thoughts on “#faefriday: September 4, 2020

    1. right?? thank goodness for goodreads! or at least thank goodness for a tracker that lets us know how many pages each book is. i would have no idea if i wasn’t tracking my books somehow! like omggggg. i think about the years that i didn’t keep track and now i have no idea what i read back then that at least didn’t make an impression. oh wow i’ll end up reading that one soon! now i’m curious to see how long that book is because i wasn’t expecting a chunker!

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      1. I completely get that. I’ve been on Goodreads since 2011 and some of the books in my read list are not that memorable. Nowadays I actually made (with help from Book Riot) a reading spreadsheet! It’s so nice to have more control over the reading data I want.

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