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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time.  I rarely if ever reread books, but there are quite a few series openers that I would love to be able to experience again for the very first time.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title: Borderline  ( The Arcadia Project  #1) by Mishell Baker Cinder  ( The Lunar Chronicles  #1) by Marissa Meyer A Darker Shade of Magic ( Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab The Diviners  ( The Diviners  #1) by Libba Bray Hounded  ( The Iron Druid Chronicles  #1) by Kevin Hearne Ink and Bone  ( The Great Library  #1) by Rachel Caine The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness The Lies of Locke Lamora  ( Gentleman Bastard  #1) by Scott Lynch The Raven Boys ( The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Storm Front ( The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher Have you read any of these?  What books would you love to

Sci-Fi Month 2020 - Music Monday: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

  Happy Music Monday everyone!  Today, in honor of  Sci-Fi Month 2020  (Image credit: Photo by  Tithi Luadthong  on  123RF.com  with a quote from  Seven Devils  by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam), I'm sharing some sci-fi inspired music. 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. This week I'm featuring a couple of my favorite musical moments from  The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension   (1984).  This movie is so much fun and the cast looks like they're having such a great time making the movie.  If you haven't seen it I can't recommend it enough.  I wish the sequel had

Sci-Fi Month 2020 - Sunday Funday: Week 4 Update & Giveaway (US Only)

Happy Sunday Funday and welcome to my fourth and final weekly update for  Sci-Fi Month 2020 !  Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Lisa @  Dear Geek Place  and Imyril @  One More . (Image credit: Photo by  Tithi Luadthong  on  123RF.com  with a quote from  Seven Devils  by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam).  This is the final full week and I've just managed to complete my entire tbr and my watchlist (or at least the first seasons of the tv series I was planning on watching).  Keep reading to see what I've gotten up to since my  first update , second update ,  third update  and for a giveaway (US only) to celebrate the month: My Sci-Fi Month Posts This Week: Music Monday: Melodicka Bros. Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Sci-Fi Books With Found Family The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Total Recall by Piers Anthony Music Monday: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension  (which will be posted on Monday, November 30th at 12A

Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge - November Update: Grandmother's Pigeon & Heart of a Samurai

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's been staying healthy and happy.  Needless to say, November has certainly been something else.  Anyway, I've now completed 22 out of 24 books for  Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge !  The tasks I completed required me to read a picture book with a human main character from a marginalized community and to r ead a middle grade book that doesn’t take place in the U.S. or the UK  and I selected  Grandmother's Pigeon  by Louise Erdrich  and the  Heart of a Samurai  by Margi Preus  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for December: ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋  ❋ Louise Erdrich is one of my favorites and it had been way too long since I read any thing new to me from her.  I didn't even realize that she wrote picture books for the longest time.  The art of Grandmother's Pigeon is beautiful.  I didn't realize just how much I needed this story.  It reminds me very much of the movie  Big Fish and that really

PopCulture Mini-Thon Round 2 - Wrap Up & Reviews

Happy Friday everyone!  Earlier this month I took part in the  PopCulture Readathon  mini-thon, created and hosted by  Whitney @ bookswhitme  (with some assistance from  Lorryn @ Reading Parental ) which ran from November 15th through November 21st.  You can check out my original tbr here .  Of the four books I had hoped to get to, I managed to complete two of them.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on those two: Hillman College: Book You Wish Was On Your School Reading List ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋  ❋ Cemetery Boys  by Aiden Thomas  is easily one of the best books of 2020.  This debut is incredibly impressive and it has gone directly to the top of my best of 2020 list.  I seriously needed this right now.  I'm glad I decided to give this one a try and can't recommend it enough.  The characters and world-building are all fantastically vivid and I adored every second.  It includes many important issues and topics that it handles very well and with class.  On top of all that it's an awesom

Sci-Fi Month - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Total Recall by Piers Anthony

  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!  In honor of Sci-Fi Month 2020 this week I'm spotlighting one of my Sci-Fi Month reads, Total Recall by Piers Anthony .  I had no idea that there was a novelization of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall before I just happened to find this at a library book sale ages ago.  From what I'

Black Friday Readathon - Announcement & Potential TBR

Happy Wednesday everyone! I can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here and by extension Black Friday.  I hope everyone stays healthy and safe this year.  Since I won't be leaving my home for the next few days, what better excuse do I have to celebrate Black Friday by reading all day long (with maybe a few breaks here and there)?  This year I'm taking part in the Black Friday Readathon which is hosted by  Du Livre , Books & Sensibility , and Mocha Girls Read .  You can also follow along on Twitter here .  I saw this around the last few years, but I've finally decided to jump in.  I'm going to use this readathon to work on my six current library checkouts- both physical books and ebooks.  I know I won't be able to get through all of these, but I'm going to be ambitious and go for it.  Keep reading to see my potential tbr: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Julian Tedesco , ebook - I loved Matt Fraction's Hawkeye s

Sci-Fi Month - Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Sci-Fi Books With Found Families

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  For today's Top Ten Tuesday, in honor of  Sci-Fi Month 2020  (Image credit: Photo by  Tithi Luadthong  on  123RF.com  with a quote from  Seven Devils  by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam), I'm featuring my Favorite Sci-Fi Books With Found Families.  Found family is a trope I'm really thankful for and it's one of my favorite tropes regardless of the genre, but SFF, in my opinion, does it best.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order: Aurora Burning ( The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Cress ( The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer The Disasters by M.K. England The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet ( Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers Obsidio ( The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Storm of Locusts ( The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse Sword and Pen ( The Great Library #5) by Rachel Caine Sword in the Stars ( Once & Future #2) by Amy Rose