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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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  Mythothon  books,  The Inexplicable Logic of My Life  by Benjamin Alire Saenz .  This was brutal and I loved it. Beginning:  I have a memory that is almost like a dream: the yellow leaves from Mima's mulberry tree are floating down from the sky like giant snowf

Halloween Reads - My October TBR

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today, I thought I'd share my reading plans for the month of October.  I plan on reading a bunch of spooky books all month throughout the month to get prepared for Halloween!  I have no idea if I'll be able to make it to all of these, but I think I've got a lot of great reading coming my way.  By the way, I also plan on watching some killer movies for this round of Hooptober over on Letterboxd - you can check out my watchlist here . Without further ado, let's get to the reading material: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions ( Sherlock vs. Cthulhu #1) by Lois H. Gresh - This might be fun! The Burning by Bentley Little - I haven't always had the best luck with this author, but I always enjoy a good train. Carrion by Gary Brandner - I have no idea where I found this one, but I'm pretty sure the cover is what did it for me. The Children's Hour by Douglas Clegg - This sounds and looks extremely atmospheric to me. Dead Silence  by S

Mythothon: Theseus and the Minotaur - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for  Mythothon  which ran the entire month of September and was hosted by  Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales .  This round was based on Theseus and the Minotaur of Greek mythology and I managed to complete all of the prompts.   Group Book:  ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ Ariadne  by Jennifer Saint  was a really enjoyable retelling of Greek mythology.  I'm so glad I decided to listen to the audiobook because the narrator did a great job.  This novel had just about everything I could have asked for in a retelling. I can't wait to try this author's newest release, Elektra . My review is also on Goodreads . Prompts to Defeat the Minotaur 1. Poseidon -  Read a book with a watery theme OR with blue on the cover. ❋ DNF'd @ p. 30 Zodiac  ( Zodiac  #1)   by Romina Russell  sounded like it had potential, but honestly it grated on my nerves the entire time. Perhaps I was just expecting something else.  It just wasn't for

Top Ten Tuesday: Typographic Book Covers

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Typographic Book Covers.  Without further ado, check out some of my favorites: Amnesty ( The Amberlough Dossier #3)   by Lara Elena Donnelly The Atlas Six ( The Atlas #1) by Olivie Blake Book of Night ( Book of Night #1) by Holly Black Centricity ( Centricity Cycle Book 1 )   by Nathaniel Henderson The Color Purple ( The Color Purple Collection #1) by Alice Walker Feed ( Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse ( The Thorne Chronicles #1)   by K. Eason Identical by Ellen Hopkins Mem by Bethany C. Morrow Mirage ( Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud What are some of your favorite typographic book covers?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Music Monday: Mixtape (2021)

                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 favorite songs from the titular mixtape of Netflix's original movie   Mixtape  (2021) .  This family comedy was just so dang wholesome and it had a really cool soundtrack.  If you haven't watched it yet, it's a gem that I highly recommend, especially if you enjoyed Linda Linda Linda .  Give a liste

2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #9

   Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my ninth 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini  reviews!  In August I completed 3 books for a total of 46 of 50 books for the  2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in September: ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋  ❋ I've always heard how great  A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  ( A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  #1) by Holly Jackson  is and now I can officially say that it totally lives up to the hype.  This novel had me hooked from beginning to end and I found myself very attached.  What I really loved is that it kept me guessing throughout.  My only gripe is that I had to keep reminding myself that it isn't set in the UK (or at least the US edition I read is set in Connecticut, but a lot of phrases and things come across as very English), but either way the story was still a lot of fun.  I can't wait to continue the series. My review is also on  Goodreads  and on my Mythothon Wrap Up &

Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge - September Update: Tash Hearts Tolstoy & New Ohio Review

  Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  How is it already near the end of September already?  Anyway, I've now completed the 18 tasks of  Book Riot's 2022 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to r ead a book with an asexual and/or aromantic main character  and new-to-you literary magazine (print or digital)  and I selected  Tash Hearts Tolstoy  by Kathryn Ormsbee  and  New Ohio Review, Issue #26: Poems and Poets Onscreen  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and what's coming up for October: ❋   ❋  ❋ Tash Hearts Tolstoy  by Kathryn Ormsbee  is a YA Contemporary that I've been putting off for way too long.  It's a tough one to review and I wish I could have rated it higher, but I'm still very glad I finally tried it.  It's not very often that I get to see ace characters and I'm especially glad to see that representation.  By the way, there's quite a bit of variety when it comes to