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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

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) by Charlaine Harris

  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  books,  An Easy Death  ( Gunnie Rose  #1) by Charlaine Harris .  I'm so glad to be jumping into a new series by this author. Beginning:  In the morning I got Chrissie to cut off all my hair. 56: I dislike the two wizards even more because

Book Riot's 2021 Read Harder Challenge - April Update: Everything I Never Told You & Brave New World

 Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope everyone's been staying healthy and happy.  I can't believe April is almost over!  Anyway, that means that I've now completed 8 tasks of  Book Riot's 2021 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to read  a book set in the Midwest  and  a book you've been intimidated to read   and I selected  Everything I Never Told You  by Celeste Ng  and  Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley .   Read on to see my mini reviews and what's coming up for May: ❋  ❋   ❋ I've been told to read Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng so many times and while it's not my usual style I'm glad I decided to stick with it.  I'm always interested in reading books either set in Ohio or by Ohio authors as it's my home state.  I wasn't expecting this story to be told in the manner that it is.  I was thinking there was going to be more of a mystery story rather than a dark family drama.  I may have preferred i

Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Animals from Books (Submitted by Paige @ paigesquared and Jennifer Y. @ Never Too Many to Read ).  A pretty wide variety of animals made my favorites list this week.  Here we go, in no particular order: Manchee from The Knife of Never Letting Go ( Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness Lying Cat from Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Richard Parker from Life of Pi by Yann Martel Smudge from Libriomancer ( Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines Blind Seer from Through Wolf's Eyes ( Firekeeper Saga #1) by Jane Lindskold Gwin from Inkheart ( Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke Hedwig from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ( Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling Mouse from Peace Talks ( The Dresden Files #16) by Jim Butcher Mr. Fox from  Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Frog and Toad from Frog and Toad are Friends ( Frog and Toad #1) by Arnold Lobel What are some of y

Music Monday: Adrian von Ziegler, Pt. 2

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 recent favorite pieces of music from Adrian von Ziegler .  His style is great, and I especially love his Celtic music.  Give a listen to Children of Fire , Lone Wolf , and  Of Wolves and Men : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Sunday Funday: Book Haul

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's staying safe and healthy.  Today, I thought I'd share some of the new and used books I've recently added to my collection.  Keep reading the check them out: Jack of Kinrowan  ( Jack of Kinrowan #1-2) by Charles de Lint  - I hadn't heard of this one before I spotted this at a local new and used bookstore, but it sounds exactly like my kind of urban fantasy. Alive! ( Valentino #3) by Loren D. Estleman - I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but this sounds like a really cool mystery featuring classic Hollywood horror. The King's Cavalier by Samuel Shellabarger - I've never read anything by this author, but this historical fiction novel published in 1950 that is set during the 16th century France looks very intriguing.  I think I'm going to enjoy this chilvalric romance. Dead of Winter ( Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #45) by James Goss - I do enjoy reading these tie-in books.  This one is set

May The Force Read With You Readathon - Announcement & TBR

 Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I'm sharing my announcement and TBR for a brand new Star Wars inspired readathon called the May The Force Read With You Readathon.  It will run the entire month of May and is hosted by Erik @ BreakEven Books , and cohosted by Noelle , Steff , and Max .  It is based around going up the ranks of either the light side (the Jedi Order - from a Jedi Youngling to a Master of the Order) or the dark side (the Sith Order - from a Sith Apprentice to the Emperor) with five ranks to read your way through on each side.  There is also neutral category your can select from if a given prompt from the side of your choice doesn't work for you.  After you complete your rankings on your side, you can also gain companions for your side - Allies for the light side and Minions for the dark side (or a Bounty Hunter for the neutral).  There is also a group book as well, An Ember in the Ashes ( An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir, which I don't plan on reading s