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WWW WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 7

Good morning my friends! It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday, a book meme to show off what you’ve been reading this past week. I am still not doing too hot, or I guess I should say, I’m not up to my usual speed yet.

Right now, I’m a little over halfway through The Bone Ships, and so far I guess it’s okay? I really genuinely do not care about any of the characters, and at halfway through that’s not a good sign. I’ve heard it gets better, though, so I’m going to at least finish this book. Then we’ll see if I want to read the next. I read The Lost Metal last week, and overall I liked it. It wasn’t up to my usual standards for Sanderson, but it was still a Sanderson book, so you know I enjoyed at least a little of it. Next, I really really really need to read some ARCs as they have piled up. I’m now at 12 sitting in my Netgalley shelf. Whoops. I think I’ll go in order they’re going to be released in, so next up is Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries.

Happy reading, my friends!

WWW WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 30

Good morning my darlings! It’s the very last day of November, and then it’ll be onto DECEMBER. Which is simultaneously one of my favorite months and one of my least favorite. Any guesses why? (It’s crappy weather, but CHRISTMAS!!!! We love Christmas here.) Anyway, my slump is doing better, but still not great.

I’m most of the way through The Lost Metal, which I am FLYING through. I’ll probably finish it today or tomorrow, honestly. I’m liking it just like I like most Sanderson books, but the cosmere related stuff might finally have reached the TOO MUCH level for my tastes. You have to read almost all of his other cosmere books to understand what’s going on. I finished up Georgie, All Along last week, and love love loved it. You can find my review here. Next, I’ll dive into The Bone Ships, because my husband has been asking me to for quite awhile and he’s highly recommended it.

What are you reading?

TOP TEN TUESDAY – THANKFUL

Good morning, friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about being grateful. I thought I’d pick out the ARCs and books I received this year that I was so, so thankful to get to read early. Basically — the ARCS that I loved the most. Check out my list below. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

Most, if not all of these, were five star reads. I am so beyond thankful to the publishers for allowing me to read these books early. I am still so surprised that I get ARCs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

And if you haven’t read any of these — pick them up as soon as you can!!!!!

WWW WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 16

Hello everyone! The slump is still lingering, so you get minimal updates from me until I return to full reading strength, unfortunately. There’s just not much to blog about when you’re struggling to get through a book a week. BUT here I am anyway, telling you what I’ve been working through.

Alsoooooo we might be getting 4 – 6 FEET of snow this weekend so I guess I really need to push through this slump. That’s prime reading-under-a-blanket-with-a-cat weather!!!

I’m a decent chunk of the way into Georgie, All Along and I’m enjoying it! I can’t wait to get to the steam — here’s hoping it’s nice and hot. I finished up The Foxglove King this weekend, and my review went up for it yesterday. You can read it here. Next, I should probably get to Pride and Puppies, as it’s coming out in a few days. Whoops.

MONDAY MORNING – NOVEMBER 14

Hello, my friends! This weekend was an average one, but dang did it get COLD. It actually snowed pretty good yesterday, though none of it stuck to the ground. Our house is always freezing in the winter, so I’m not looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to the weather picking a theme and sticking with it. This back and forth nonsense just kicks up my asthma and makes me miserable. I hope you had a great weekend, and that your week to come is even better!

I saw this cover and immediately needed to read this book. The reviews are middling to bad, though, so I’m not sure when I’ll actually pick this up. Let’s hope it’s as good as the cover…

REFORGED BY SETH HADDON

Since time immemorial the warriors of the Paladin Order have harnessed arcane powers to protect their rulers. For Balen, who has given up his chance at love and fought his way to the top of the Paladin Order, there can be no greater honor than to serve his king. But when assassins annihilate the royal family, Balen suddenly finds himself sworn to serve the very man he abandoned.

Now with their nation threatened by enemies both within and outside the kingdom, Balen must fight hidden traitors and unnatural assassins, while also contending with the biting wit and dangerous charm of young King Zavrius. To save themselves and their nation they will have to put aside their past and reforge that trust they lost so long ago.

Have a wonderful week!

TOP TEN TUESDAY – SERIES I’D LIKE TO START

Good morning, my darlings! How are you doing today? Well, I hope! I’m still doing pretty well with reading, though I’m not back up to my usual speed right now. I’m not rushing things, though. I’ll get there when I get there!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is SERIES I’D LIKE TO START. Easy enough to do — I just scrolled through my TBR on Goodreads and found the series that stuck out most to me.

Most of these have been recommended to me by friends, or they’re by authors who I really like. I’ve read exactly ONE Discworld book and I loved it. I just collect them when I see them on sale for Kindle. One day I’ll have all of them! What’s on your list this week?

MONDAY MORNING – NOVEMBER 7

Hi everyone! I did a little better with reading this weekend ,so I’m cautiously hopeful that way may be turning a bit of a corner! I dipped into The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten and I’m absolutely loving it so far. It’s my first book of hers, but it’s really making me want to pick up her other ones!

This weekend was probably our last brush with really nice weather for the season — it hit close to 80 on Saturday, so we were out at the playground having a great time. I think we were outside most of the weekend, to be honest. Will had a great time, but he’s started to hit us which is really not great. It’s developmentally normal for his age, but its really hard to know how to deal with it. Right now we’re just ignoring him completely when he does it, as it’s almost certainly just for attention. Anyway, I hope you had a great weekend, and that your week to come is even better!

I saw this spotlighted on another blog and thought it sounded like something right up my alley. Not sure when I’ll get around to it, but it is on Kindle Unlimited so I’ll be able to snatch it right up when I feel like it!

THE GAUNTLET AND THE FIST BENEATH BY IAN GREEN

An action-packed and unique fantasy adventure, featuring General Floré and a quest to save her abducted daughter, by debut Scottish author, Ian Green.

Fight the Storm.

Protect your people. The endless rotstorm rages over the ruins of the Ferron Empire. Floré would never let the slavers of the Empire rise again. As a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, she wrought horrors in the rotstorm to protect her people. She did her duty and left the bloodshed behind.

Fight for your family. Floré’s peace is shattered when blazing orbs of light cut through the night sky and descend on her village. Her daughter is abducted and Floré is forced into a chase across a land of twisted monsters and ancient gods. She must pursue the mysterious orbs, whose presence could herald the return of the Empire she spent her entire life fighting.

Destroy your enemies. Now, Floré must take up the role she had sworn to put aside and become the weapon the Stormguard trained her to be, to save not only her daughter, but her people…

Have a wonderful week!

WWW WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 2

Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been a little absent, I’m basically dead in the water when it comes to reading right now. This is the worst slump I’ve had in a while — I find myself actively avoiding reading, and that’s sort of boiling over into not wanting to blog much either. I think I’ve burnt myself out by reading too much too quickly. I’m still SLOWLY getting through a romance book in order to sort of reset my system, but I don’t have high hopes. This stinks, friends.

I’m about 30% of the way through The Worst Guy, and I’m having fun with it, even if I only read a couple of chapters right before bed. I really loved the last Kate Canterbary book I read so I’m hoping this one lives up to it. I finished The Bone Houses last week, and really, really loved it. You can check out my full review here. Next, I think I’ll give a fantasy a try to see if that maybe helps? Who knows at this point. Anyone got any tips for breaking a slump?

TOP TEN TUESDAY – HALLOWEEN FREEBIE

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic this week is a HALLOWEEN FREEBIE. So, I did the easiest thing I could think of and did covers that screamed HALLOWEEN to me. You’ll recognize a lot of these from my Spooky, but not Scary Recommendation list! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

What’d you do this week for Top Ten Tuesday?

MONDAY MORNING – OCTOBER 24

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great day so far. We had a great weekend — got loads of stuff done, and managed to play outside without a big heavy jacket for probably one of the last times this year. We also put Will in his Halloween costume for the first time — he’s a dragon — and he while he originally hated it, he eventually forgot he had it on. It is hilarious watching a little dragon push cars around on the floor.

Anyway, I hope your week is a good one, friends!

I’m a sucker for werewolves – as you all know – and I saw this one on someone else’s blog last week and immediately added it to my TBR. Anything with werewolves, and I’M IN.

SUCH SHARP TEETH BY RACHEL HARRISON

A young woman in need of a transformation finds herself in touch with the animal inside in this gripping, incisive novel from the author of Cackle and The Return.

Rory Morris isn’t thrilled to be moving back to her hometown, even if it is temporary. There are bad memories there. But her twin sister, Scarlett, is pregnant, estranged from the baby’s father, and needs support, so Rory returns to the place she thought she’d put in her rearview. After a night out at a bar where she runs into an old almost-flame, she hits a large animal with her car. And when she gets out to investigate, she’s attacked.

Rory survives, miraculously, but life begins to look and feel different. She’s unnaturally strong, with an aversion to silver—and suddenly the moon has her in its thrall. She’s changing into someone else—something else, maybe even a monster. But does that mean she’s putting those close to her in danger? Or is embracing the wildness inside of her the key to acceptance?

This darkly comedic love story is a brilliantly layered portrait of trauma, rage, and vulnerability.

Have a wonderful week!