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Magical Readathon: Orilium - Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Aeldia 2024 - May Update

        Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the book I read for May for the  Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Adelia , an additional challenge to  G. @ Book Roast 's  Magical Readathon .  You can see my full tbr  here .  Without further ado, check out my mini review below. Extra credit in Lore - title has multiple "Ls" (May): ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ Watching Darkness Fall: FDR, His Ambassadors and the Rise of Adolf Hitler  by David McKean  had been sitting on my tbr for way too long.  I'm glad I finally read it because it's a fascinating piece of WWII history that I wasn't very familiar with going into it.  I've read quite a few WWII books but I think I've read any to prominently feature the American ambassadors before.  I don't know why, but the topic is one I've never really considered the topic of American ambassadors during WWII before this, but this absolutely held my attention all the way through.  The author does a grea
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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes 2024

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Bookish Wishes - this week we're granting bookish wishes for our fellow book lovers!  The following are ten books are books I'd love to own and my birthday is coming right up in just over a month as well.  All of titles I've shared below are linked to Goodreads, but my Amazon Wishlist can be found here .  I would be tickled pink if anyone decided to grant one of my wishes.  Thank you very much in advance! Assassins Anonymous by Rob Hart Dreadful by Caitlin Rozakis How to Become a Dark Lord and Die Trying ( Dark Lord Davi #1) by Django Wexler Keeper of Stones and Stars by Michael Barakiva Looking for Smoke by K.A. Cobell My Throat an Open Grave by Tori Bovalino Now, Conjurers by Freddie Kolsch Sky's End's ( Above the Black #1) Marc J. Gregson Someone You Can Build a Nest In by John Wiswell The Trials of Empire ( Empire of the Wolf #3) by Richar

Music Monday: The Uncanny Counter

                Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below. Rules: Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s). If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url. Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting some of my favorites songs from the soundtrack of The Uncanny Counter .  I've really been loving this show so much.  This action fantasy series has just about everything I love.  If you haven't watched this yet on Netflix, I can't recommend it enough.  Give a listen to the Main T

Beat The Backlist 2024 - May Update

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing my fifth update for my May progress on the year long  Beat The Backlist 2024  reading challenge, hosted by  Austine Decker .  You can see my original tbr  here .  In May, I completed 5 books for a total of 28 books completed out of 52 books on my tbr.  Without further ado, keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in May: ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ First Rider's Call  ( Green Rider  #2) by Kristen Britain  is a great YA fantasy sequel.  I'm glad I decided to continue this series.  I wish I had read this series back when it was new because I know I would have absolutely have been a big fan - maybe even more than I am now.  I can't wait to see what's next for book three. My review is also on  Goodreads  and on my Wyrd & Wonder 2024 - Sunday Funday: Week 1 Update post. ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋   ❋ First Lord's Fury  ( Codex Alera  #6) by Jim Butcher  was a brilliant series finale.  I've been working my way through it for a few year

2024 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #5

    Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my fifth  2024 Popsugar Reading Challenge  update with mini reviews!   In May, I completed 3 books for a total of 31 so far this year out of 50 books.  I still can't believe I'm over halfway through.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in May: ❋   ❋  ❋ All the Stars and Teeth  ( All the Stars and Teeth  #1) by Adalyn Grace  is a solid YA fantasy adventure.  It takes a little too long to get going, but once it does it gets pretty fun.  I don't know if I'll try the sequel any time soon, but maybe someday in the future I'll pick it up.  I would like to try more from the author though. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ Murder Road  by Simone St. James  is this author's newest release.  While I wouldn't say this is my favorite of hers, it's still and excellent thriller.  On that note, the bar is also incredibly high for her.  I'm so glad I discovered Simone St. James because she's

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling

                        On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice  ( Anne @ My Head Is Full of Books  is currently managing hosting duties), and Book Beginnings, hosted by  Rose City Reader .  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.  Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my one of my Pride Month 2024  books,  The Coldest Touch  by Isabel Sterling .  I've really loved what I've read from this author so far and this sounds like it coul

Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge 2024 - May Update: Sweep In Peace & Royal Assassin

  Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  I've now completed 10 tasks for  Book Riot's 2024 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed in May required me to read a  cozy fantasy   and to pick a challenge from any of the previous years’ challenges to repeat.   I selected  Sweep in Peace  ( Innkeeper Chronicles  #2) by Ilona Andrews  and  Royal Assassin  ( The Farseer Trilogy  #2) by Robin Hobb  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and my plans for next month: ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋ Sweep in Peace  ( Innkeeper Chronicles  #2) by Ilona Andrews  is such a fun sequel.  I love how it blends both fantasy elements with sci-fi and it has a good sense of humor which I really appreciated.  I'm very glad I decided to continue this series on GraphicAudio audiobook because the production is absolutely outstanding.  I hope to continue it in the same format. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋ Royal Assassin  ( The Farseer Trilogy  #2) by Robin