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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next #2) by Jasper Fforde

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 current  May The Force Read With You Readathon  books, Lost in a Good Book ( Thursday Next #2) by Jasper Fforde .  I loved the first book in this series way back when and I'm so happy to finally be back in this world! Beginning:  I didn't ask to be a celebr
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Nature On The Cover On My TBR

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books With Nature On The Cover.  I'm narrowing it down to books on my TBR.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title: Age of Myth ( The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan The Blackhouse ( Lewis Trilogy #1) by Peter May The Color Purple ( The Color Purple Collection #1) by Alice Walker Even the Darkest Stars ( Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett The Last Unicorn ( The Last Unicorn #1) by Peter S. Beagle Lion of Ireland ( Brian Boru #1) by Morgan Llywelyn Lock & Mori ( Lock & Mori #1) by Heather W. Petty The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand What are some books featuring nature on the cover that you want to read?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visi

Music Monday: Acoustic Trench

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 sharing two of my favorite kalimba covers from Acoustic Trench .  These covers are just precious and so is that dog.  Give a listen to Here Comes the Sun on a Kalimba and Can't Help Falling in Love With You on a Kalimba : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

PopCulture Mini-Thon, Degrassi Pop Reads - Announcement & TBR

Happy Saturday everyone!  Later this month I'm going to be taking part in the next  PopCulture Readathon  mini-thon, created and hosted by  Whitney @ bookswhitme , from May 16th through March 30th and this time it's themed around  Degrassi: The Next Generation  which I've never actually seen before.  There's no bingo board this time around, but there are five prompts that look pretty tempting, along with one bonus prompt.  By the way, don't forget to follow the fun over on  Twitter , and tag your posts with  #popcreadathon ,  #minipopreads , and  #degrassipopreads .  Keep reading to see the books I hope to tackle for these prompts: My Body is a Cage - Transgender or non-binary author My choice: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey - I'm really looking forward to this since I've loved everything else I've ever read by Gailey. Pride - Coming out story My choice: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard - I've been eyeing this one at my library and it's time I final

Mythothon - Team Merlin Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for  Mythothon  which ran for the entire month of April and was hosted by  Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales .  This round was based on Arthurian mythology and I was part of Team Merlin where I completed 11 of 15 books. You can see my original TBR here .  I think I did a pretty great job and read some good books along the way.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I completed for this readathon: Team Merlin Prompt - Read a book with a witch or wizard. ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋  Hollow Empire  ( Poison Wars  #2) by Sam Hawke  is a great wrap up to a wonderful fantasy duology. It was so great to be back in this world and see these characters again.  As with its predecessor, Hawke's world-building is absolutely outstanding. I can't wait to see whatever Sam Hawke decides to do next because I can just about guarantee it will be fantastic. My review is also on Goodreads . Quest Prompts: Sir Lancelot (Arthur’s greatest companio

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Thieftaker (Thieftaker Chronicles #1) by D.B. Jackson

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 the  May The Force Read With You Readathon books that I've just finished, Thieftaker ( Thieftaker Chronicles #1) by D.B. Jackson .  So far this sounds like it's going to be a really cool historical fantasy novel set pre-American Revolution.  Plus, just look at that

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Recent Nonfiction Books I've Added To My TBR

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is My Ten Most Recent Reads, but I've decided to do something a little different and I'm sharing Ten Recent Nonfiction Books I've Added To My TBR instead.  I rarely feature nonfiction, but these are ones I'm really looking forward to reading in the future.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title: The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance by Astrid Karlsen Scott and Tore Haug Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice and the Fourteenth Amendment by Larry Dane Brimner The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine a