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Sunday Post 10/11/20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blogs.

I totally forgot I even set a Weekly TBR!! 0.0′ How even…

Emoji Key
From Monthly/Weekly TBR — ✌      Challenge Reading — 👑
Kindle Unlimited – 🍰                                  Graphic Novel — 💥
Novella (under 200 pages) — 🌱                         LGBTQIA — 🌈
Review Copy — 🐲                               Group/Buddy Read — 🐾
Owned/Purchased — 💰                   Recommended to me —🎮

Heaven's Design Team Vol. 1Sayonara, Football, Vol. 1Blue Period, Vol. 1

Okay, let’s start with the graphic novels I read…

  • Heaven’s Design Team, Vol. 1 by Hebi-Zou & Tsuta Suzuki 💥🐲
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – This is a cute graphic novel about the creation of animals on Earth. The concept is that God delegated the job to other beings and just gave them requests and approval. So, it is pretty funny at times, but also informative! I am learning so much.
  • Sayonara, Football, Vol. 1 by Naoshi Arakawa 💥🐲
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – I picked this one up since I like soccer and a girl trying to play on a guy’s team was appealing. It wasn’t always great, but I did enjoy reading it and plan on buying it for my library. I look forward to the next volume.
  • Blue Period, Vol. 1 by Tsubasa Yamaguchi 💥🐲
    ⭐⭐.5  – So much about art and art school in Japan which was boring to me and then the potential dead naming… yeah I’m not a fan of this title.

BonesHalloween Boo (Holiday Hunk, #1)The Crawling Darkness (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #3)Terminal  (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #4)

  • Bones by Howard Odentz 🐾🌱✌💰
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This novella is one that reminded me of a legend of a campfire story. Very timely and entertaining horror novella!
  • Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade 🌱🍰✌
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I’m sorry, did you expect me not to read a romance involving a ghost during Spooky season??? HAHAHAHA joke it on you! This novella is sweet, short, and steamy. I’m totally going to continue the Holiday Hunks series… on each corresponding holiday 😉
  • The Crawling Darkness by J.L. Bryan ✌🎧 & Terminal🍰
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I listened to half of book three on audio (4 hours), so I’m counting this as an audiobook. Still keeping the creepy ghost stories going!

The Friend SchemeIn the Hall with the Knife (Clue Mystery, #1)The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1)Trade Deadline (Hat Trick, #3)

  • The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich 👑🌈🐲
    ⭐⭐⭐- Not a bad book, but the writing felt stilted at times. It was pretty cute at times. I’d recommend this one to people! Also, can we also just acknowledge that I actually read an ARC in a timely manner that wasn’t a graphic novel???
  • In the Hall With the Knife by Diana Peterfreund ✌👑
    ⭐⭐⭐.5 – This book is so campy, so wonderful, and as a lover of Clue it made me so happy. All the secrets had me gripped and I’ll admit to not knowing who the murderer is. I will continue the series because I want to know what will happen with Green!
  • The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco 🐾🎧
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Spooky and lovely! I listened to maybe a quarter of it on audio, so I won’t count it as audio. The narrator was okay but not the greatest. I’m still not sure if I’ll read the sequel…
  • Trade Deadline by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn 🌈✌
    ⭐⭐.5 – UGH this rating hurts because I loved the first book and even really enjoyed book 2, but this one… it was missing romance! I needed more from the characters and there was no conflict with the story… perhaps because I could see where it was coming a mile away, but I’m still sad… I have book 4 on my TBR, but I’m not sure if I’ll actually read it.

»Did Not Finish

The Zoya Factor

I tried reading The Zoya Factor 🍰 because it looks so cute!I forced myself to 12% and had to stop. It isn’t a bad book it was just obviously not written for me, so I won’t be rating it. And there are so, so many cute moments and I liked the main character, but I can’t force myself through a 500+ page book.

»Currently Reading

Raise Hell (Hell Hounds Harem, #7)Girls Save the World in This One

*sigh* Yes, Raise Hell  🍰 is still here, but I don’t want to DNF it… I know I want to read it, I just haven’t been in the mood for historic fantasy — errr well, angels in love before humankind even existed? I need to get in the mood for it… but I’m thinking I will be soon.
I have the physical copy of Girls Save the World in this One 👑 downstairs… I read the first chapter and… meh? I want to read a physical book and more YA, so I’ll try giving this a few more chapters.

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TBR Lows & Highs #96

Weekend here we come!! 😁 But more like — look out TBR pile it is Friday and I’m coming for you! 😈

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

✘✘✘ The Lows ✘✘✘

Educated
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Demon Road (Demon Road, #1)
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
Openly Straight (Openly Straight, #1)

You know what was erased even though I had saved the draft over 10 times? Yeah, this part which I wrote up in Classic. I’ve been at this for like two hours, so I don’t feel like fixing this …. again. So, real quick. I removed Fire and Ash since it will no longer be published and Demon Road since none of my libraries have it but I added it to my Amazon Wishlist for the future.

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♛ The Highs 

Heeeyyyy only 16 adds~ and even less when I went through and cleaned things up! Not bad, not bad at all 😁. Since there aren’t too many adds, I’ll just list my top 5 adds of the week.

One Step Behind
She Who Became the Sun
Wolf Gone Wild
Gray Hair Don't Care
One Last Stop

  • One Step Behind by Lauren North
    Stalker! But she knows who it is and their health is now in her control… what will this doctor do?
  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
    I’ve read a few good tidbits and I’m pretty excited on what might happen here.
  • Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross
    OMG this sounds hilarious and fabulous I can’t wait!
  • Gray Hair Don’t Care by Karen Booth
    An older romance!
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    Here it is! Her next book and I’m psyched!!

TBR TOTAL: 1099
Last week? 1095 — so a wee bit of an increase, but I’ve been adding sequels to my TBR mostly, so I’m okay with this.

What I’m not okay with? This new gd block editor. Holy hell, do you know how long it took me to make this post??? Like double the time. I have no idea what I’ll do for my other posts which are even more picture heavy…

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June ’20 Anticipated Reads

I want to share books being published in the upcoming month that I’m super excited to read. These are DEFINITELY on my TBR list although I may not be able to read them this month.

Emoji Legend
🐲 — I have a Review Copy
🌟 – Top 5 Most Anticipated

🎯 — Planning to read this month

Week of June 1st

The Butcher of the Bay: Part I (Mounts Bay Saga #1)My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies, #3)You Should See Me in a CrownBurn

  • The Butcher of the Bay by J. Bree 🎯🌟
    Buddy read — that I asked for! This is be one of my first reads of June! 
  • My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand 
    Looking forward to listening to this audiobook~
  • You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson 🌟
    Just looking at this cover making me happy 💖
  • Burn by Patrick Ness 
    This sounds like it is going to be a ton of fun. 

Week of June 8th 

The Boyfriend ProjectPrince's Master (Masters #1; Calluvia's Royalty, #4)

Week of June 15th

American Demon (The Hollows, #14)Engagement and Espionage (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries Series, #1)

Week of June 22nd

The Angel of the CrowsTake a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)Deadly Vows (Lizzie Grace, #6)Fence: Rivals

What releases are you looking forward to?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a post to share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It is hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate.

Currently Reading

Yes PleaseDarkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1)

Surprisingly enough this is the same as last week! While I’ve made good progress with Yes, Please I haven’t read Darkhouse  in over a week… hopefully that will change this week. 

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Books I Wish Were Under My Tree

Merry Christmas, y’all!

I hope everything is going well for you all, or that you can leave your judgmental family members behind soon. 

For my last day of Blogmas I will share the top 8 books/series I wish were under my tree– 4 re-reads and 4 I’ve yet to read.
Since my fiance and I aren’t exchanging gifts this year, this is more of a wishlist ^_^

Continue reading “Books I Wish Were Under My Tree”

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TBR Lows & Highs #46

Hello friends! I skipped last week’s post since I was moving into a new place. Therefore, this post might be longer than usual, but I’ll try keeping my thoughts concise. 

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

Continue reading “TBR Lows & Highs #46”

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May ’19 Wrap Up

May definitely ended up being a mood reading month if I’ve ever had one. I mean… wow. I couldn’t keep to a TBR and barely read anything actually off my TBR that I didn’t add a few days beforehand. And yet, I still got a ton of reading in. 

Last month I read 54 books*!
*counting novellas and graphic novels

And while this is one book less than last month, my reading log shows I read 4 more than last month since it counts my DNF books… soooo I got a good chunk of reading in still, but had way more DNF books than usual.  Continue reading “May ’19 Wrap Up”

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TBR Lows & Highs #35

It’s Friday–  actually it is Saturday 😧 Whoops! Anyhow, let’s take a look at my TBR. Have a pre-warning — I added a ton of new books to my TBR this week. 

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post at Howling Libraries
  • Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, ascending
  • Find 5-10 (or more, if you feel ambitious!) titles to purge from your TBR (the “lows”)
    • ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Find 5+ titles that are at the BOTTOM of your TBR—books you want to read someday, just not right now!
  • Post those 5 books in the list, with a brief explanation
  • Next, sort your Goodreads TBR shelf by date added, descending
  • List the last 5 (or more!) books you added to your TBR, with a synopsis or your brief summary of why you added it (the “highs”)

Continue reading “TBR Lows & Highs #35”

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G.I.V.E. T.H.A.N.K.S : A Thanksgiving Post

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

Now, as with most American holidays, I don’t completely agree with the background of it. Why do we keep celebrating horrible people?? Anyhow, what I do like about the holiday is the theme of family and looking back on things to be thankful for. 

For me, today is a day to step back, look at everything I have in my life, and be cognizant of how good my life is. Yes, I have stress in my everyday life and maybe I can’t always buy new books and clothes, but I’m super lucky to be able to live as comfortable as I do. 

So, today I’ll be listing books, authors, and a few other bookish things, in a list spelling out Give Thanks. I got this idea from Nerd Narration’s Top Ten Tuesday Post and thought it was just the coolest thing and here we are 🙂 Continue reading “G.I.V.E. T.H.A.N.K.S : A Thanksgiving Post”