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Top Ten Tuesday: Nonfiction Books On My TBR

      Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is a Genre Freebie and I've decided to focus on a genre I don't talk about all that often: nonfiction.  Without further ado, read on to see some of the Nonfiction Books On My TBR: And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian of the American West by Dee Brown Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies  ( Civilizations Rise and Fall #1) by Jared Diamond In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex  by Nathaniel Philbrick The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Stor

Music Monday: David Benedict Mandolin

      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 some of my favorite tracks from  David Benedict Mandolin .  I watch him on YouTube and all of his work is great and he features some talented musicians as well.  Give a listen to Huckleberry Hornpipe , Charleston #1 , and the Super Mario Mandolin Medley : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Book Riot's 2023 Read Harder Challenge - February Update: Cool For The Summer & Pimp My Airship

  Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  I can't believe March is almost here already!  Anyway, I've now competed the four tasks of  Book Riot's 2023 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to r ead  a romance with bisexual representation and an  independently published book by a BIPOC author  and I selected  Cool for the Summer  by Dahlia Adler  and  Pimp My Airship  by Maurice Broaddus  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and keep your eyes out soon for my tbr for next month: ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ I'm glad I decided to listen to  Cool for the Summer  by Dahlia Adler  on audiobook.  The production is pretty great and Natalie Naudus in this production.  I think she's becoming a favorite of mine to listen too.  Anyway, as for the story itself I found myself quite attached to the cast of characters.  I really appreciated the coming-of-age finding yourself aspect of it.  I'm going to have to read more of Dahli

Magical Readathon: Orilium - Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Aeldia - February Update

  Happy Saturday everyone! Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the book I read for February for the  Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Adelia , an additional challenge to  G. @ Book Roast 's  Magical Readathon .  You can see my full tbr  here .  Without further ado, check out my mini review below. Go To The Castle - Building On A Cover (February): ❋   ❋  ❋ Roses and Rot  by Kat Howard  was a book that I was expecting something completely different from.  It's solid and I appreciated the dynamic between the sisters and I always like stories of the fae, but I wish the reaction to the news of that fairy tale world existing was different.  It's also a bit of a slow burn and I wasn't as attached to the characters as I wished I was.  I definitely still plan on reading from this author in the future. My review is also on Goodreads . Are you participating in this challenge?  Have you read this book?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down belo

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

        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 current  Popsugar Reading Challenge  books,  The Book Eaters  by Sunyi Dean .  This sounds absolutely delightful and I'm so glad to finally get to it! Beginning:  These days, Devon only bought three things from the shops: books, booze, and Sensitive Care s

Trope-ical Readathon - Team Mystery/ Horror/ Thriller - March 2023 Round Announcement & TBR

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my plans for the March 2023 round of the  Trope-ical Readathon  which is hosted by  @jenjenreviews  and  @bookrob13 .  It will run the entire month of March and I'm joining Team  Mystery/ Horror/ Thriller this time around. Like previous rounds, there are fifteen total challenges to complete - two team challenges and thirteen common challenges (you either read a book that fits the given trope or one that fits the alternate prompt).  Each team also has two choices for your Team Book read as well.  For each challenge you complete, team book you read, and each page you read, you earn points for your team  You can also follow the official Trope-ical Readathon on  Twitter  and with the hashtag  #TropeicalReadathon .  Without further ado, let's get to my tbr:  Team Book: My choice: She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran - This sounds like it's going to be a heck of a haunted house story.  Plus, it's been recommended for fans of Mexican Go

Marvelathon - Announcement & TBR

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I'm sharing my TBR for the Marvelathon , hosted by Lisa Does Life , and lasts all of March.  I missed out on it last year, but it sounded like a lot of fun so I'm glad it's back for a new round this year.  It features two teams: Team OG (the original core members of the Avengers) and Team New Gen (more recent characters added to the line up).  It was a tough call deciding what team to join, but when I saw Moon Knight's one of the characters featured in Team New Gen I had to join their team.  I'll admit that I'm not at all familiar with the comics version of the character, but the Disney+ Moon Knight series has been one of my favorites of the Disney+ MCU series.  With this readathon, the prompts can be stacked as much as you want, but I've decided to select one title for each of the General Prompts and then tie-in some of the Bonus Prompts.  Without further ado, let's get to what I hope to read: Team Prompt: Newly Acquired