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Wayward-A-Thon - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Saturday everyone!  This weekend I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for round one of  Wayward-A-Thon , hosted by  @readingparent  and  @lifewhitme .  Wayward-A-Thon ran the entire month of February and was inspired by the first season of  Supernatural .  You can check out my original tbr here .  My goal was to complete a blackout bingo of the entire board - and I came pretty close to it.  I picked up all but four of them, so I managed a grand total of 21 out of 25.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I completed for this readathon:  Pilot - First book in a series ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋ Undone  ( Outcast Season  #1) by Rachel Caine  is great series opener and spinoff.  I liked getting to know this cast of characters and more about their world.  It reminded me pretty quickly that I need to catch up on the Weather Warden series as soon as possible.  You don't need to be familiar with that series to enjoy this, but it would sure make it all the more fun. My review is also

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Necropolis by Michael Dempsey

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 Trope-ical Readathon books,   Necropolis  by Michael Dempsey .  I don't know about you, but this cyberpunk noir sounds like it's going to be exactly my kind of thing. Beginning: Ten minutes before I died, I realized I was out of cigarettes. 56: I h

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #2 & Mini Reviews

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to my second 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini  reviews!  I completed 7 books this month for a grand total of 14 of 50 books finished for the  2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  I'd say I've made great progress and have read some pretty good books already.  Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the books I completed in February for this challenge in the order I read them in: ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋ Anno Dracula  by Kim Newman  was a pretty cool read. The style of the alternate history, the classic characters Newman integrates into the story even those that aren't from Bram Stoker's Dracula made a great combination.  Honestly, though, I did wish that Newman's own characters got a little more attention.  Either way, I'm going to have to try the sequel soon. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋ Concrete Rose  ( The Hate U Give  #0) by Angie Thomas  was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, so needless t

PopCulture Mini-Thon, The Midnight Society - Announcement & TBR

  Happy Thursday everyone!  Later this month I'm going to be taking part in the next  PopCulture Readathon  mini-thon aka The Midnight Society, created and host March 14th through March 20th and this time it's themed around  Are You Afraid of the Dark? which was one of my favorite shows.  There's no bingo board this time around, but there are five prompts that look pretty tempting.  By the way, don't forget to follow the fun over on  Twitter , and tag your posts with  #popcreadathon ,  #minipopreads , and #midnightsocietyreads .  Keep reading to see the books I hope to tackle for these prompts: The Tale of the Twisted Claw - Animal on the Cover My choice: The Tower of Ravens ( Rhiannon's Ride #1) by Kate Forsyth - This fantasy series opener looks like it's going to be epic! The Tale of the Long Ago Locket - Historical Fiction My choice: Conspiracy of Ravens ( The Shadow #2) by Lila Bowen - I really loved the first book in this historical fantasy western and I

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Fictional Librarians

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had, but I'm doing something else.  As a librarian, I'm going to feature my favorite librarians onscreen in movies and tv shows, in podcasts, and in books:  Without further ado, here we go alphabetical order by name: Movies & TV Shows Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns Flynn Carsen from The Librarian movie series Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wong from Doctor Strange , Avengers: Infinity War , and Avengers: Endgame Podcasts The Night Vale Public Librarians from Welcome to Night Vale Books Christopher Wolfe from The Great Library series by Rachel Caine Claire from the Hell's Library series   by A.J. Hackwith Irene from The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman Isaac Vainio from the Magic Ex Libris series   by Jim C. Hines The Librarian from the Discworld series by Terry