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Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge 2024 - February Update: Star-Crossed & Solitare

Happy Thursday (and Happy Leap Day) everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  I've now completed four tasks for  Book Riot's 2024 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to read a  middle grade book with an LGBTQIA main character and to read a romance with neurodivergent characters.   I selected  Star-Crossed  by Barbara Dee  and  Solitaire  ( Solitaire  #1) by Alice Oseman  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and my plans for next month: ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋ I'm so glad I took a chance on  Star-Crossed  by Barbara Dee .  I don't say this often, but this book was just cute as heck.  Plus, it had some choice Shakespearean insults - and even reference for the Shakespearean plays where you can find those lines.  If you're looking for a clever MG contemporary LGBT+ story and are a fan of theater and Shakespeare, you can't miss this. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋  Solitaire  ( Solitaire  #1) by Alice Oseman  is a s

Magical Readathon: Orilium - Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Aeldia 2024 - February Update

    Happy Wednesday 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 towards the maze - mystery/ thriller (February):  ❋   ❋  ❋   Suddenly A Murder  by Lauren Munoz  is a solid YA mystery thriller that will keep you guessing.   I think my expectations were slightly too high when I saw it compared to Knives Out .  That said I liked the 1920s theme, but I wish I cared about at least one of the characters.  I may try more 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 below!

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers & Titles With Things Found In Nature

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Covers & Titles With Things Found In Nature.  The ones I selected for this week's list are ones I liked and would recommend.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title: Along the Saltwise Sea ( The Up-and-Under  #2) by A. Deborah Baker Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Autumn Krause Bella Poldark ( The Poldark Saga #12) by Winston Graham Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World  by Mark Kurlansky  The Haunted Forest Tour by James A. Moore and Jeff Stand The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher James Herriot's Yorkshire by James Herriot A Tempest at Sea ( Lady Sherlock #7) by Sherry Thomas Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder  by David Grann Have you read any of these books?  What are some of your favorite books in this category?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting

Music Monday: Neon Odin - Allfather [Full Album]

                  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!  Today, I'm featuring  Neon Odin - Allfather [Full Album] from Years of Silence which includes 8 tracks.  This just happened to be recommended to me on YouTube and I really like the sound of their brand of synthwave with this album.  Give it a listen below: You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here

Marvelathon: Villains vs Heroes - Announcement & TBR

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing my TBR for the  Marvelathon: Villains vs Villains  which is hosted by  Lisa Does Life  and lasts for the entire month of March.  I took part in this last year and really enjoyed it.  It features two teams: Villains and Heroes.  I love all of the characters featured, but I decided on Team Heroes once I spotted Captain America and Doctor Strange on the roster.  Anyway, the rules are pretty simple: 1.Director Fury prompt and team color prompts can only be used once, 2. Character prompts can be used as many times as you like but only 3 per book max, 3. Can use any prompts together, and 4. Play fair.  Without further ado, let's get to what I hope to read: Director Fury - Book With Disability Rep My choice: One For All by Lillie Lainoff - I've been eyeing this for a long time and I need to finally try it! + 15 Bonus Points For LGBTQ Rep Ultron - Villain - Book With AI In It, Or A Book Where The Villain Has A Point My choice: Stone Blind

Trope-ical Readathon - Team Fantasy - March 2024 Round Announcement & TBR

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I'm sharing my plans for the March 2024 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 Fantasy this time around.  As usual, 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 (a newer or an older book) 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: Faebound ( Faebound #1) by Saara El-Arifi - I've already read the other team book and this was completely new to me.  It sounds really cool to me. Team Cha