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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Hod King (The Books of Babel #3) by Josiah Bancroft

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, 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 Mythothon readathon books, The Hod King (The Books of Babel #3)by Josiah Bancroft.  The first two books of this series have been truly outstanding and I know that this will be as well.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Books On My Fall 2020 TBR and I'm featuring what I plan on reading in October and November.  It's hard to believe it's almost already here.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by month:
October 

The Archive of the Forgotten (Hell's Library #2) by A.J. Hackwith - I just happened to stumble upon The Library of the Unwritten but it was so amazing.  I'm beyond excited to have been approved on NetGalley for an ARC.  It's going to be great!

Black Sun (Beneath Earth and Sky #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse - I also managed to get approved for an ARC via NetGalley and let's just say my expectations are sky high! This is going to be amazing!

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1) by Margaret Atwood - I plan on picking this one up as a part of Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge.  It's been recommended to me so many times I'm really looking forward to it.

The So…

Music Monday: Tycho

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 and welcome to Music Monday everyone!  This week I'm featuring four favorites from Tycho.  Thanks to Pandora for introducing me to his music a couple of months ago because I like his sound and I've been listening to a lot of his stuff since then. Give a listen to the first song that I heard and my three favorites from Simulcast, his most recen…

ScreamAthon - Annoucement & TBR

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I'm sharing my TBR for ScreamAthon, a readathon that will run the entire month of October.  It's hosted by @lifeWHITme (the creator of the PopCulture Readathon), @readingparent (a cohost of the PopCulture Readathon), @JBreatheNBooks, and @LaFlorDeJalisco.  As you might have guessed, it's themed around that classic 1996 movie.  You can read any type of book you like for the readathon, not just horror or thrillers.  As long as your choice fits the prompt, you're good.  The hosts have created a bingo board to help direct our reading - and the goal is to get at least one bingo of 5 books completed.  I'm going to be very ambitious and am going to aim for a full black out bingo.  You can keep up with the action on Twitter with the hashtag #Screamathon.  Keep reading to see my TBR for this readathon: Wrong Number: Number In The Title My choice: Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1) by Max Gladstone - I've been meaning to read thi…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, 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 upcoming Mythothon readathon books, A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock.  The first book of this series was one of my favorites and for some reason I put this off until now.  This is going to be marvelous.
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ARC Mini Reviews: Vampires of Portlandia & Raven's Shadow

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today, I'm sharing two ARC mini reviews - Vampires of Portlandia by Jason Tanamor (available September 29, 2020) and Raven's Shadow (Aelita's War #2) by Darius Jung (available September 24, 2020).  I received Vampires in Portlandia from NetGalley and Raven's Shadow from the author in exchange for honest reviews.  Read on to see my thoughts: ❋❋ ❋Vampires of Portland by Jason Tanamor was one of my highly anticipated releases of September. It's not often you get to see the aswang of Filipino mythology in fiction of any kind so I jumped at the chance when I saw it on NetGalley. For the most part, I liked Tanamor's story and getting to know the characters and urban fantasy world he's created here. There's so much potential for this to great, but it never quite manages to hit and hold its stride. It certainly has its moments and it's definitely a solid fantasy, but that said it can really drag. When it drags, it was very easy to l…

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite 2020 Covers

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is a cover freebie, so I'm featuring my favorite covers of 2020 releases so far.  I've read all of these except for the last two.  Here we go, in no particular order:

A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History by Paul Koudounaris

Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu

The Shadows by Alex North

The Empire Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chraborty

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Sword in the Stars (Once & Future #2) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cory McCarthy

Titan's Day (The Carter Archives #2) by Dan Stout

The Iron Will of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #2) by F.C. Yee

Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2) by Tamsyn Muir

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Have you read any of these books?  What are your favorite covers of 2020?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting …