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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler #1) by Thomas Sniegoski

          On Friday's I take part in two 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  PopCulture Readathon  books,  A Kiss Before the Apocalypse  ( Remy Chandler  #1) by Thomas Sniegoski .  I've read some of this author's YA fantasy and I'm looking forward to trying his adult urban fantasy. Beginning:  It was an unusually warm mi
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Book Riot's 2023 Read Harder Challenge - January Update: The Silence of Bones & The Squirrel on the Train

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  How is January already nearly over?  Anyway, I've now competed the first two tasks of  Book Riot's 2023 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to r ead a  historical fiction book set in an Eastern country and a  challenge from any of the previous years’ challenges to repeat ( 2021's prompt to read a book featuring a beloved pet where that pet doesn't die)   and I selected  The Silence of Bones  by June Hur  and  The Squirrel on the Train  ( Oberon's Meaty Mysteries  #2) by Kevin Hearne  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and keep your eyes out soon for my tbr for next month: ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋ The Silence of Bones  by June Hur  was one of my most anticipated reads after reading and loving The Red Palace .  Luckily, I absolutely loved this one as well! The world-building is outstanding and the inclusion of real life historical figures is pretty cool.  The atmosph

Top Ten Tuesday: Best New-To-Me Authors I Discovered In 2022

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Best New-To-Me Authors I Discovered In 2022.  I read a lot of books last year with new to me authors, but these ten are my favorites of them.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order: Charlotte Gordon Alan Gratz Monica Hesse June Hur Holly Jackson  T. Kingfisher  Nathan Page & Drew Shannon Tamora Pierce Umi Sakurai Rachel Smythe Have you tried any of these authors?  Who were your favorite new-to-you authors of 2022?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: Music Monday: Unexpected Radio Favorites, Pt. 4

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 unexpected radio favorites (part 4).  I've heard these songs on the radio in the past, but I've suddenly started hearing the both of these quite a bit lately.  Anyway, I actually paid attention to them and discovered I actually really like these songs.  What do you know!  Give a listen to Glenn Frey's You Belong t

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Web (The Survivalist #5) by Jerry Ahern

On Friday's I take part in two 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 (the 13th!) everyone! This week I'm spotlighting one of my  The Web  ( The Survivalist  #5) by Jerry Ahern .  Like I've said before about the previous installments of this post-apocalyptic survival thriller reminds me of an early Chuck Norris movie.  And, they're probably about the most manly books I'v

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite 2022 Book Releases

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Favorite 2022 Book Releases.  Without further ado, let's get to it in alphabetical order: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir The Devil's Music ( The Montague Twins #2) by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang Lucas on the Line ( Stranger Things #5) by Suyi Davies Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert The Red Palace by June Hur Spear by Nicola Griffith  We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu What Child is This? ( Sherlock Holmes Adventure #5 ) by Bonnie MacBird  What were some of your favorite books released in 2022?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: Miracle of Sound

                              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 my favorite songs from Miracle of Sound .  I've been hearing a lot of them on Pandora lately and have become hooked.  Give a listen to Valhalla Calling , Upside Down , and When Honor Dies : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter