All posts tagged: trudi canavan

Lit Lists: Magical Universities/Schools! You want to learn magic? well study hard and you may be accepted to one of these…

So this is a new feature where I make a list of books (with photos of course) based on a particular theme. The themes will range from very broad to very specific depending on where my little heart takes me. It could be a wild ride (probably not though. Reading lists of books is actually a rather sedate activity, now isnt it?). The books may also be either books I’ve read, am currently reading, or books on my TBR. I may also take requests for list themes. We’ll see if you’re very good little daffodils who eat all their vegetables. So, up this week is magical universities. As an almost permanent university student (I should be finishing my PhD this year though and then no more uni unless I decide to do medicine) I have a serious love for all things academic. Hogwarts from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling I figured I should get the obvious out of the way. Hogwarts where student’s study so they can grow up to be the best witches and wizards they …

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan

I am so happy to be concluding the blog tour for Trudi Canavan’s book, Thief’s Magic (Book I in the Millenium’s Rule Trilogy). This is actually my first blog tour so it’s quite exciting. Thank you to Hachette Australia for inviting me to participate. What’s it about? This is a book of two completely different stories. The first is the story of Tyen, a sorcery student at the Academy, a powerful university that trains students in everything from History to Sorcery. While on a school trip, Tyen finds a magical book that used to be a person, a she to be exact. But rather than luring muggleborns to a giant snake monster, she reads the thoughts of anyone who touches it and stores that information to pass on to anyone who asks for it. I want one. When the Academy takes the book from Tyen and figure out what she can do (and that she’s read all their thoughts), they completely flip out and Tyen is forced to run from his home to save her. The …

June Book Haul #1 and the unacceptable practices of booksellers.

So I don’t know how this happened. Where did all these books come from? Is it time for another book buying ban? What can I say, Dymocks was having a sale and I was really close to getting my Booklovers Gold card. So I bought three of the little black penguin books, three popular penguins (which are three for $20 at Dymocks at the moment), one Agatha Christie novel and the hardcover of The Miniaturist. I ordered the Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition of Peter Rabbit ages ago and I was starting to wonder if it was going to come. I have the new edition of The Jungle Book in the Puffin Children’s Classics set. I also received Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan from Hachette Australia (I am part of the upcoming blog tour, which includes a giveaway – so stay tuned) and I’m really excited to get into this one. And finally, and disappointingly I received the beautiful Summer and Bird, which unfortunately has quite a large amount of sticker damage. That brings me to a …