This week’s Bookish Scene is titled „Off the beaten path“ and when it comes to my reading habits this definitely applies to reading contemporary and fantasy novels which I only read once in a while. I can’t even say that I don’t like these genres but it’s just that I love reading thrillers and murder mysteries so much that I want to read ALL THE BOOKS from this genre so that all the other genres don’t get that much attention from me. But then those few contemporaries and fantasy books that I actually read are often absolute highlights because when I leave my beaten path I get very picky and don’t want to waste my time with just „good“ contemporary/fantasy novels, so I always pick those that get the highest praise from my fellow book nerds 😉 

In the picture (I hate that it’s so grainy but I had really bad lighting when I took it^^) you can see almost all of my fantasy and contemporary novels which is actually a bit embarrassing, especially since the fantasy part consists of only two series and most of the contemporaries are from the same author 😀 I would have expected that reading the „A Song of Ice and Fire“ books would take me ages but I managed to read the five books in less than five months which I’m actually a bit proud of 😀 The same goes for the first Mistborn trilogy which only took me three months. I usually pick books like these as Christmas reads because this is the season where I want to dive into other worlds the most and also because I have quite a lot of time for reading so that I can make some good progress with big books like these. When it comes to contemporaries I mostly read books by Andrew Smith because most of them are not only funny but also very weird (like „Grasshopper Jungle“ which is probably still the weirdest book I’ve ever read^^), but I have to say that I have been a bit disappointed by the latest ones („The Alex Crow“ and „100 Sideways Miles“) because they weren’t as creative and entertaining as GJ or „Winger“.
BookishScene: Project 52 is a bookish Instagram challenge hosted by Joséphine (@wordrevel) and Georgie (@whatgeorgiedid), Further information can be found on both their blogs where you can also see a preview of the upcoming themes.

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  • That’s such a cool picture! My mom gave me her older DLSR camera for christmas this year because she doesn’t use it anymore – I really want to learn how to use it and up my photography game. I just point and shoot for now LOL. I really want to read the Mistborn trilogy this year – it’s very high on my list. I really want to immerse myself in even more fantasy read this year. I just can’t get enough haha.

    • Thank you! 😀

      My photography skills unfortunately aren’t that good and I was never really interested in camera specifics etc., so I always take my pictures with my phone and do it just the way like you did until now ;D

      I’m surprised you haven’t read the Mistborn books so far but I’m sure you’ll enjoy them! 😉