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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Master Assassins (The Fire Sacrament #1) by Robert V.S. Redick

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 Mythothon reads,  Master Assassins  ( The Fire Sacrament  #1) by Robert V.S. Redick .  I just happened to pick this up at Goodwill awhile back.  I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds like it has a lot of potential. Beginning:  By the third day the
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Numbers In the Title

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books With Numbers In the Title.  Keep reading to see some of my favorites in alphabetical order: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton The 13th Continuum ( The Continuum Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Brody Gideon the Ninth ( The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore ( Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore #1)   by Robin Sloan Ninth House ( Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Six of Crows ( Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow The Woman in Cabin 10  by Ruth Ware Zero World  by Jason M. Hough Have you read any of these books?  What are some of you favorite books with numbers in them?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ghost Machine by David MacGregor (ARC) - Review

❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ I received an ARC from Reedsy Discover in exchange for an honest review. London: November 1905. England and the world are changing. Into the rooms of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison-with new inventions that will alter the course of human history-only both inventions have gone missing. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler somehow unravel the latest diabolical scheme of Marie Chartier-evil daughter of the late Professor Moriarty? Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death itself be overcome by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career? Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Ghost Machine ( Sherlock and Irene #3) by David MacGregor released by MX Publishing is a great Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are a couple of my all time favorite characters in literature, so as soon as I saw that this short novel was available via Reedsy Discovery I

Music Monday: Roy Smeck

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 a couple of songs from Roy Smeck , the brilliant ukulele player.  His skills on the ukulele make him a clear inspiration on the guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.  This guy is easily one of the best and coolest ukulele players I've ever seen.  I have no idea why he isn't more well known now than he currently is.  Give his work a list

Dragons in the Clouds By David Blair (ARC) - Review

❋   ❋  ❋ I received an ARC from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review. Dragons in the Clouds is an epic adventure that takes place in the land of Albian during a time when Dragons were alive and freely roamed the land. The people during this time were being devoured by a particularly vicious species of dragon. To protect his people, the ruling King finally orders the total annihilation of all living dragons. A powerful wizard, named Merlinius does not agree with the King's order. For he knows all Dragons are not what they seem. Merlinius performs the spell of weightlessness and tells the dragons to fly up and to hide in the cover of the clouds. An unforeseen ability of the dragon's spell is that a Dragon's fire now looks like lightning and their roar is like that of thunder. Merlinius' apprentice who has grandeur ideas of his own. He has a plan for evil dragons that he has hidden deep within a mountain cavern. Now enters a young boy, who has befriended a ve

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Mister Impossible (Dreamer Trilogy #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

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 Mythothon reads,  Mister Impossible  ( Dreamer Trilogy  #2) by Maggie Stiefvater .  I'm so happy to be back for this sequel.  Ronan is one of my favorite characters, and Adam's pretty great too.  This is going to be so cool. Beginning:  When they ca

Top Ten Tuesday: Movies Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face, but I decided to feature Movies Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face instead.  Here we go, in alphabetical order: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Clue (1985) Back the the Future   (1985) Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020) How to Steal a Million (1966) The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) The Mummy (1999) The Old Guard (2020) Space Sweepers (2021) A Town Called Panic (2009) What are some movies that you absolutely adore?  Have you seen any of these?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!