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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Glass Bird Girl (Knight's Haddon #1) by Esme Kerr + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. 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. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.



Welcome to the last of these weekly memes until 2…

Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge - Announcement and TBR

I'm hopeful that 2018 is going to be a great year!  Like 2017, my resolution is to complete Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, which is a fantastic way to challenge myself to read more widely and broadly.  There are twenty-four tasks to complete over the course of the year.  You can read one book to complete multiple tasks, or read one book per task.  In order to get the most out of this challenge, I will be reading one book per task.  Here's the list of the twenty-four challenge tasks and my proposed reading list.  This year, rather than complete these in official task order, I'm going to change things up a bit:

January:

A comic written or illustrated by a person of color


My choice: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze - I'm beyond excited for the upcoming Black Panther Marvel movie, and I've been wanting to try one of the comics featuring the character.

A one-sitting book 


My choice: Revival, Deluxe Collection …

Top Ten Tuesday: YA Debuts I'm Looking Forward to In 2018

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Books I'm Looking Forward to In 2018.  Without further ado here are YA Debuts I'm looking forward to through April 2018, in order by release date:


Everless (Untitled #1) by Sara Holland (1/2) - Even though the cover bears a striking resemblance to Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter (which I didn't care for), this fantasy where time as currency sounds like it has a lot of potential.


Gunslinger Girl by Lynday Ely (1/2) - YA Western Sci-Fi Dystopia?  Sounds pretty cool to me!

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke (1/9) - I can't say I've ever read a Contemporary featuring a reality show before, but this sounds like it could be great.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (1/16) - This #OwnVoices debut has been recommended to fans of Angie Thomasand I've seem so many great things about it already.  Sounds like this will be one…

Music Monday: Happy Holidays!

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.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!  I can't believe the day is finally here!  Anyway, like I have been the rest of this month I'm sharing two seasonal favorites - this time they're both by Perry Como!  The first song is "(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays" (1959) which is my favorite of his two covers of the song - yo…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Fun With Your New Head by Thomas M. Disch + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. 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. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.



This week I'm spotlighting something a bit di…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Books I Hope Santa Brings.  Without further ado, here are the books I'd love to get for Christmas in alphabetical order:


The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand - A modern day Scrooge who doesn't change her ways and becomes the newest Ghost of Christmas Past?  Sign me up!


Before The Devil Breaks (The Diviners #3) You by Libba Bray - I can't wait to hear the third book in this series after being absolutely hooked on the previous installments.  The narrator, January LaVoy, does a marvelous job of bringing Bray's story to life.


The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty - A friend of mine actually just picked this one up and so far, she has nothing but great things to say about it!  I can't wait to try it for myself.


The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye (Millennium #5)by David Lagercrantz - I just can't resist this …