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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake

  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,  Antigoddess  ( Goddess War  #1) by Kendare Blake .  I don't know how I'd missed this one before. Beginning:  The feathers were starting to be a nuisance. 56: "What are we going to do?" Hermes asked for what felt like

Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday of 2022 which hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To.  I got to a lot of great 2021 releases, but of course there were a lot that I wish I could have squeezed in.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title: Bridge of Souls ( Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab - I made this one of my top priorities this year and just managed to cross it off, but I can't believe I've put it off until this year. The Fall of Babel ( The Books of Babel #4) by Josiah Bancroft - I'm not ready if I'm being honest. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix - Hendrix has quickly become one of my favorites, but for some reason this has just sat on my shelf... Go The Distance ( Twisted Tales #11) by Jen Calonita - Hercules is one of my favorite Disney movies and although I've never read any of the books in this series before, this one sounds like one I ne

Music Monday: The Lady Is A Tramp

          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 the song The Lady Is A Tramp - first the Frank Sinatra version which was featured in the movie Pal Joey (1957) and the original version of the song.  As far as I knew the song was original to that movie, but it turns out that it was written for the musical Babes in Arms (1937) and there were quite a few covers of it from that

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Councillor (The Councillor #1) by E.J. Beaton

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,  The Councillor  ( The Councillor  #1) by E.J. Beaton .  So far, I'd say this is right up my alley! Beginning: The shape of a crown stood out in the emerald wax of the seal, and Lysande glanced at it once before looking away, staring

Reindeer Readathon - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for the  Reindeer Readathon  which ran for the entire month of December.  It was hosted by  Breakeven Books  and I was on the Snowflake Team.  I managed to complete all of the books on my TBR and earned a grand total of 275 points.  You can see my original TBR here .  Read on to see my thoughts on the books I read: DASHER - 10 PTS - A short story (or collection) or novella ❋  ❋ Overall,  My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon  edited by P.N. Elrod  wasn't quite for me.  That said, I loved the Dresden Files story from Jim Butcher and Rachel Caine's story. Plus I think I'll have to start in on the Vampire Files by P.N. Elrod because that story was pretty cool.  The rest though just didn't make the entire collection worth it as a whole. My review is also on Goodreads . DANCER - 15 PTS - A book by one of your favorite authors (rereads count too) ❋  ❋ ❋ ❋ Battle Ground  ( The Dresden Files  #17) by Jim

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions To My Book Collection

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday of 2022 which hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Most Recent Additions To My Book Collection.  With Christmas just behind us, I've had the chance to pick up some great new books that I can't wait to read.  As a special shout out, thanks very much to all those who granted some of bookish wishes!  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title: The Bone Shard Daughter ( The Drowning Empire #1) by Andrea Stewart Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians ( The Shadow Histories #1) by H.G. Parry Empire of the Vampire ( Empire of the Vampire #1) by Jay Kristoff Gilded ( Gilded #1) by Marissa Meyer The Initial Insult ( The Initial Insult #1) by Mindy McGinnis Iron Widow ( Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao The Witch's Hand ( The Montague Twins #1) by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon Nothing But Blackened Teeth  by Cassandra Khaw You'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

Music Monday: Vincent Lopez

        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 three of my favorites from Vincent Lopez and His Suave Swing Orchestra .  I rarely ever hear about them, but they're a talented band and they had so great members.  Give a listen to Dark Eyes (1939) , Nola (1940) , and their cover of If I Only Had A Brain (1939) with vocals from Sonny Schuyler  from The Wizard of Oz : You a

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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,  An Anonymous Girl  by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen .  Honestly, all I needed to hear to make me want to read this was the comparison to Ruth Ware and Riley Sager. Beginning: You're Invited: Seeking women aged 18 to 32 to partic

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2022 which hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022.  There are a lot of great looking books coming out in 2022.  The books I selected for my list are ones I haven't heard as much hype for yet, but they look promising.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title: The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater The City of Dusk ( The Dark Gods #1) by Tara Sim Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O'Neil The Helheim Princess ( The Helheim Prophecy #1) by Tiana Warner The Shadow Gate ( Dragon Spirits #2) by L.L. MacRae Spear by Nicola Griffith This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi What releases are you looking forward to this year?  Are any of these on your TBR?  As always, thanks for vi