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Marvelathon: Villains vs Heroes - Wrap Up & Mini Reviews

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing my wrap up and mini reviews for the  Marvelathon: Villains vs Villains , hosted by  Lisa Does Life ,  It ran for the entire month of March. I chose to be on Team Heroes and I earned a grand total of 705 Points for this challenge.  You can read my original tbr post here .  Without further ado, check out my thoughts on the books I read for this challenge. Director Fury - Book With Disability Rep ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋  One For All  by Lillie Lainoff  is a new favorite.  Honestly, it's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for in a retelling of a classic novel.  If you love The Three Musketeers , you'll have to meet Tania de Batz - she's a real gem!  I can't wait to read anything this author writes in the future. My review is also on Goodreads .  + 15 Bonus Points For LGBTQ Rep = 165 Points  Hela  - Villain - Read A Book With An Animal Companion/ Animal On The Cover ❋   ❋  ❋ The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents  ( Discworld

2024 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #3

    Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my third  2024 Popsugar Reading Challenge  update with mini reviews!   In March, I completed 8 books for a total of 22 so far this year out of 50 books.  I'm really making great progress.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in March: ❋   ❋  ❋ The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956  by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  is a tough to read but important.  I don't know a whole lot about Russian history so I know I just totally missed some elements.  Also, I'm glad I missed the audiobook because otherwise I don't know if I would have been able to complete it. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋ Monument 14  ( Monument 14  #1) by Emmy Laybourne  was on my tbr for ages and I'm glad I finally got to it.  I can definitely say that it doesn't waste any time at all - it gets right to it.  I can also say that I wish I read it back when it was new or if I was younger.  While it's a solid read, I couldn't get into any

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

                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,  This Delicious Death  by Kayla Cottingham .  This sounds like it could be fun, Beginning:  When my parents asked if I wanted a Mini Coo

Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge 2024 - March Update: Caste & The Bones of Birka

  Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope everyone's been doing well.  I've now completed 6 tasks for  Book Riot's 2024 Read Harder Challenge .  The tasks I completed this month required me to read a  history book by a BIPOC author and to read a YA nonfiction book.   I selected  Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents  by Isabel Wilkerson  and  The Bones of Birka: Unraveling the Mystery of a Female Viking Warrior  by C.M. Surrisi  respectively.   Read on to see my mini reviews and my plans for next month: ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋   ❋  Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents  by Isabel Wilkerson  is incredibly important and a must read. I can't recommend it enough.  I appreciated it's narrative nonfiction style and the lens it uses to analyze and study racism and history in the United States.  It also makes several international comparisons.  The author is incredibly talented and I absolutely will need to read everything from her in the future. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋  ❋  

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

      Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the book I read for March 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. Remove a complex lock enchantment cast on the exit door - start/ continue a series that intimidates you (March): ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ Charmcaster  ( Spellslinger  #3) by Sebastien de Castell  is another great installment of what has become a favorite epic fantasy adventure series.  I wouldn't quite call this installment a favorite, but it still has a lot to love about it. Kellen especially has some great character development and the ending is cool.  I can't wait to read book four, Soulbinder .  By the way, these are really addicting and compulsively readable as well.   My review is also on Goodreads . Are you participating in this challenge?  Have you read this book?  As always, than

Top Ten Tuesday: Movies & TV Shows That Would Make Amazing Books

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Movies & TV Shows That Would Make Amazing Books.  With some of my picks I just want to see more adventures with the characters, or in some cases I want to know what happens after a show got cancelled.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order by title: Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)   & Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) - I love these movies and I really hope the third and fourth movies in the series are still happening.  I would love to see these characters again in the future.  I would also absolutely devour a novel series (I know this is based on a webtoon) featuring the guardians Gang-lim, Haewonmaek, and Lee Deok-choon's reincarnation cases pre-Kim Ja-hong. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - This movie is so much fun and I honestly would like to see Jack Burton, Wang-chi, and everyone else again, especi

Music Monday: SWJonesMusic

    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 a couple of my favorite epic covers from SWJonesMusic .  These are a lot of fun.  Give a listen to his covers of the Beetlejuice Theme and the Blade Runner End Titles : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Magical Readathon: Orilium - Spring Equinox 2024 - Announcement & TBR

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's now that time to start my Spring Equinox 2024 classes at Orilium  for the  Magical Readathon , hosted by  G. @ Book Roast .  I've followed the  Novice Path , completed the  Traveller's Key , have  Geared Up , completed the  Spring Equinox 2022  and  August Equinox 2022 , visited  Old Favour Pass in 2022 , completed the  Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Aeldia 2023 , completed the  Spring Equinox 2023  and Autumn Equinox 2023 , and visited Old Favour Pass in 2023 .  I've also been working on the Choose Your Own Adventure: Year In Aeldia 2024 as well.  Anyway, this Spring Equinox semester runs all of April.  I've decided to continue studying for the Calling of a Scribe as I have during my previous studies.  That means I'll be taking five courses: Elemental Studies, Inscription, Spells & Incantations, Restoration, and Lore.  To complete each course I'll need to read one book to fulfill a specific prompt.  Keep reading to se