I saw this over at Thrice Read.
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I’m a little torn between The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. They’re very very different books and I love them for different reasons, so it’s hard to pick. As such, I think I will call it a tie and go with both.
Book on TBR
This is going to be another tie. One of the books is Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie, which is the sequel to The Blade Itself and which I actually own, so hopefully I will get to soon. The second book is Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I don’t own this one yet, but I really enjoyed the first to books and I want to continue with this series.
"All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old who is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the darkness shall spring;
Renewed be the blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
- Bilbo Baggins
I love this poem so much! I’m going to tell you a secret. When I was applying for unis a couple years ago, the uni I’m currently attending kept sending me packages in the mail with information and sometimes just random stuff. And one of those packages had a little bookmark with a line from this poem on it. Now, I’m not saying that’s the only reason I chose this uni over the others, but it definitely contributed! That is how deeply my love for this poem goes!
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