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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Like To Go On Vacation With

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Characters I'd Like To Go On Vacation With.  This was a tough one for me, but I think I picked out some great characters from ten separate stories.   Amina Al-Sirafi from - The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi ( Amina al-Sirafi #1) by Shannon Chakraborty - I think any trip with her would be quite an adventure! Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle - Close to the Ground ( Buffyverse #49) by Jeff Mariotte - I really get a kick out of the fun little character moments between Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle in this tie-in novel and the tv series.  I would definitely go on that studio tour that Cordy guides! Kel, Lila, Rhy, and Alucard - The Fragile Threads of Power ( Threads of Power #1) by V.E. Schwab - Honestly, I think I would enjoy going on any trip with these four! Kate Bishop and Kamala Khan - Hawkeye: Bishop Takes King by Ashley Poston  - I think this is more of a ca

Music Monday: The Jazz Hop Cafe

          Happy Monday everyone and 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 spotlighting a couple favorite lofi mixes from The Jazz Hop Cafe .  I love listening to this channel and I enjoy the variety of their stuff.  Give a listen to the speakeasy and egyptian oasis : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Diving into the Wreck (Diving Universe #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

                    On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice  ( Anne @ My Head Is Full of Books  is currently managing hosting duties), 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 one of my  Beat The Backlist 2024  books,  Diving into the Wreck  ( Diving Universe  #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch .  I found a copy of this at a thrift store and it sounds r

Top Ten Tuesday: Total Eclipse 2024

    Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is a freebie and I've decided to feature for favorite books I've read and and want to read in honor of yesterday's total eclipse.  Without further ado, here we go: Read Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race  by Margot Lee Shetterly The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight  by Martha Ackmann One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon  by Charles Fishman Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars  by Natalia Holt The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts  by Loren Grush On My TBR American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race  by Douglas Brinkley Cosmos by Carl Sagan The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard Observato

Music Monday: Genthus

        Happy Monday everyone and 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 spotlighting a few of my favorite fantasy scores from Genthus .  These are just delightful to listen to.  Check out Inn of the Howlin' Wolf , Dance of the Flutes , Exploration of a New World , The Bard's Tale : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

12 Books 12 Friends Reading Challenge 2024 - March Update

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today, I'm sharing my March update for the 12 Books 12 Friends Reading Challenge 2024 .  In March, I managed to complete 3 books for a total 8 out of the 12 books.  Without further ado, keep reading to see my thoughts on the 3 books I read in March:   ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ How to Stop Time by Matt Haig  is a thought-provoking historical fantasy sci-fi stand alone novel that's been on my tbr for way too long. I especially enjoyed all of the little historical details Tom  experiences over the course of his very long life.  If you're a fan of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab or The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, I have a feeling you'll need to have this book in your life. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋ The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller  is a tough one for me to rate. The concept and the atmosphere had me hooked, but the plot at times left me scratching my head and sometimes with more questions than anythi

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Threads That Bind (Threads That Bind #1) by Kika Hatzopoulou

                  On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice  ( Anne @ My Head Is Full of Books  is currently managing hosting duties), 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 one of my  Beat The Backlist 2024  books,  Threads That Bind  ( Threads That Bind  #1) by Kika Hatzopoulou .  I've seen this recommended so many places and I'm glad I&#

Beat The Backlist 2024 - March Update

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I'm sharing my third update for my March progress on the year long  Beat The Backlist 2024  reading challenge, hosted by  Austine Decker .  You can see my original tbr  here .  In March, I completed 5 books for a total of 20 books completed out of 52 books on my tbr.  Without further ado, keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in March: ❋   ❋ The concept of  Assistant to the Villain  ( Assistant to the Villain  #1) by Hannah Nicole Maehrer   caught my eye and sounded like fun but it mostly feels like a missed opportunity. It has its moments but they're too few and far between to make the book work as a whole.  The sense of humor is hit or miss and veers off into cringey too much for me. I was also expecting to get more from the characters than what we did. The coolest/ most interesting thing we learn about the villain comes just a handful of pages before the end. It would have been nice to know that early on just to give a more of a s

Trope-ical Readathon - Team Fantasy - March 2024 Round Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for the March 2024 round of the  Trope-ical Readathon  which was hosted by  @jenjenreviews  and  @bookrob13 .  It ran the entire month of March and I was on Team Fantasy this time around.  There were 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 had two choices (a newer or an older book) for your Team Book read.  For each completed challenge, team book, and page read, you earn points for your team,  I earned a grand total of 4,696  You can check out my original post here .  Without further ado, let's get to my tbr:  Team Book: ❋   ❋  ❋ Faebound  ( Faebound  #1) by Saara El-Arifi  is a tough one to rate because there is a lot to like but then again it missed the mark for me in a few key areas.  I really did like the world and setting, but it took awhile to get