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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
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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

Music Monday: Dark

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 four of my favorite songs from the soundtrack of the German Netflix series Dark .  It's quickly become one of my favorite mind-bending sci-fi.  I've just recently finished all three seasons and I can't recommend it highly enjoy.  Give a listen to Apparat - Goodby e (the theme song), Soap&Skin - Me and the Devil (from Sea

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #4 & Mini Reviews

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my fourth 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini  reviews!  I completed 3 books this month for a grand total of 20 of 50 books finished for the  2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  I'm almost halfway through!  Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the books I completed in April for this challenge in the order I read them in: ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋  Gil's All Fright Dinner  by A. Lee Martinez  was so much fun. This brand of urban fantasy comedy horror was right up my alley. It's very much The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams meets the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series by Kevin J. Anderson minus the noir. I think I'm going to have to read more by this author as soon as possible. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋ DNF'd @ pg. 53 I've heard a lot of great things about  Baby Teeth  by Zoje Stage , but I 100% do not understand the hype. I just couldn't put myself through another 251 pages. I don't

ARC Mini Reviews: Chaos on CatNet, Defekt, Dustborn, & Titan Song

Happy Friday everyone!  Today, I'm sharing four ARC mini reviews - Chaos on CatNet ( CatNet #2) by Naomi Kritzer  (available April 27, 2021), Defekt ( LitenVerse #2) by Nino Cipri  (available April 20, 2021), Dustborn by Erin Bowman  (available April 20, 2021), and Titan Song ( The Carter Archives #3) by Dan Stout  (available April 6, 2021).  I received these ARCs from NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.  Read on to see my thoughts: ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ Chaos on CatNet ( CatNet #2) by Naomi Kritzer was one of my most anticipated reads of April and luckily it mostly lived up to my expectations.  2019's Catfishing on CatNet was such a  pleasant surprise that I was really excited to for this sequel.  I honestly don't know why this isn't on more peoples radar because this YA near-future sci-fi thriller series hits the right notes.  Whatever the case, it really deserves to become a sleeper hit.  Tonally, this time around the story is a bit different than it's predecessor