Monday, October 15, 2012


This week is my Blogoversary Week! 
I started this blog on October 16th 2011 and to celebrate I asked 6 of my all time favorite book bloggers to write a review of their favorite book that they read 
between October 2011 and September 2012.

I'm Daisy from Between the Pages and The Broke and the Bookish. I live in Holland and spend my days (and often nights) working as a doctor at a pulmonology department, which brings in the funds needed to support my book buying habit. I felt so honored when Karin asked me to be a part of her Blogoversary week!

So first off I'd like to say: thanks Karin for having me and happy blogoversary!

Karin is asking us to pick our favourite book we've read during the lifetime of her blog and let me tell you, that is a HARD question! I've read a lot of amazing books between
October 2011 and September 2012 and it's breaking my heart a little that I can't just gush about all of them.

But let's get to it, shall we:
I think my favourite book I've read during that time period would have to be The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I'd been PINING for that book for over a year and when I finally got to it, it was everything I could have ever wanted from it. It's epic fantasy at its best and I just LOVED it! I like my heroines strong and being good people and she's all that and more! She went through so much character growth, I felt proud to be a part of her journey. And THE BOY! If I haven't convinced you with the kickass heroine that Elisa is, maybe I can convince you by saying there's a heartbreakingly amazing BOY in there! But it's not just the characters that blew me away, the storyline with the Godstone lore is mindblowing and GAH! Even after a year I'm still failing at being coherent when talking about this book! I just finished the sequel, The Crown of Embers, so I'm sneaking it into this little bit: I have so many emotions because it made me feel ALL THE THINGS and while Rae Carson is a master at tearing my heart to pieces and then stomping on it, I may just be able to forgive her because these novels are just that amazing.

Have I convinced you all to read it yet? :)

Also, because I can't help myself, I'm going to give honorable mentions to Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

Thank you Daisy for writing this post for my Blogoversary Week! Your blog was one of the first ones I discovered when I started blogging a year ago and I loved it so much - still do :) I discovered many great books through your blog and recommendations via Twitter and I hope that one day we will meet in person!  

To celebrate my first blogoversary 
I will give away a book of your choice 
up to $15 from Book Depo
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  1. Happy blogoversary! I think this is a great way to celebrate! :)

  2. Oh, and as for which book I would choose...that's hard to narrow down! I think I might go with Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio.

  3. Aww, you're so sweet! I'd LOVE for us to meet in person! Happy blogoversary!

  4. Yay! I love Daisy! She actually gave me this book for my birthday, and I have not had a chance to get to it yet. But I have been listening to her gush over it for a VERY long time!

    I have to agree with her on Throne of Glass, Under the Never Sky, and Anna and the French Kiss. Some amazing books have come out over the past year!

    Happy blogoversary!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  5. Hurrah another blogger from the Netherlands! I really have to get to The Girl of Fire and Thorns asap!