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2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #6 & Mini Reviews

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my sixth 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini reviews!  I completed 3 books this month for a grand total of 29 of 50 books finished for the  2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  I'm really making headway!  Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the books I completed in June for this challenge in the order I read them in: ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋ Shadowshaper Legacy ( Shadowshaper #3) by Daniel José Older is such a great finale to an entire series that's really been a real underrated gem.  It deserves so much more attention than what it's received, especially the second and third books.  I honestly can't believe it's all over, but it ended so well.  I can't resist Older's urban fantasy style and this YA series has been so much fun to explore.  I will say though that I could have listened to this finale on audiobook since that's how I read the previous installments, but unfortunately that format wasn't availab

Book Riot's 2021 Read Harder Challenge - June Update: How To Be An Antiracist & When Brooklyn Was Queer

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope everyone's been staying healthy and happy.  June is already on the way out and it feels like it just began!  Anyway, that means that I've now completed 12 tasks of  Book Riot's 2021 Read Harder Challenge  - I'm officially half way through.  The tasks I completed this month required me to Read a nonfiction book about anti-racism   and an LGBTQ+ history book   and I selected  How to be an Antiracist  by Ibram X. Kendi  and  When Brooklyn was Queer .   Read on to see my mini reviews and what's coming up for July: ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋  ❋  How to be an Antiracist  by Ibram X. Kendi  is an absolutely necessary read.  It's very engaging and direct, and of course powerful for all who read it.  It hits hard and doesn't hold back.  I appreciated very much that aside from being a handbook, we also have the opportunity to learn more of the author's own life story and personal experience.  We get to see his journey in the context of the book. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021

 Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2021.  There are a lot of great books coming up, and I'm focusing my list on September through December.  Without further ado, here we go in order by publication date: Under the Whispering  Door by T.J. Klune Dark Rise ( Dark Rise #1) by C.S. Pacat Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Kingdom of the Cursed ( Kingdom of the Wicked #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Gilded by Marissa Meyer Aurora's End ( The Aurora Cycle #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks ( Montague Siblings #3) by Mackenzi Lee T he Fall of Babel ( The Books of Babel #4) by Josiah Bancroft Jade Legacy ( The Green Bone Saga #3) by Fonda Lee What books are you looking forward to?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke - Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN by   Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!   About the Book: Title:  CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN (A Samantha Knox Novel Volume 1) Author:  Jenny Elder Moke Pub. Date:  June 1, 2021 Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion Formats:  Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Pages:  352 Find it:   Goodreads ,  Amazon ,  Kindle , Audible ,  B&N , iBooks , Kobo , TBD , Bookshop.org A female Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider when Samantha Knox receives a mysterious field diary and finds herself thrust into a treacherous plot. After stealing a car and jumping on a train, chased by a group of dangerous pursuers, Sam finds out what’s so special about this book: it contains a cipher that leads to a cursed jade statue that could put an end to all mankind. MAY THE HAZEL BRING YOU WISDOM AND THE ASPEN GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU... Samantha Knox put away her child

Music Monday: A Town Called Panic (2009)

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 my favorite songs from the soundtrack of A Town Called Panic (2009) .  It's one of my favorite stop motion animated movies and it deserves so much more attention.  I love just how off the wall and chaotic the sense of humor is.  Plus, the tv series it's based on is pretty fun too.  Give a listen to Surfin' Frog b