MONDAY MORNING – MARCH 27

Good morning. This weekend was just plain great. Kiddo was an angel all weekend, and so much fun to hang out with. We went shopping for his Easter basket on Saturday — he accompanied me. He’s not even two, he has no idea what Easter is so he doesn’t care LOL. He’s getting shape sorter eggs, a book, a Water Wow book, new sunglasses, a new Bluey water cup, and a Blues Clues ball. He’ll love all of it, I’m sure. We ended up going out to eat on Saturday, too, and munchkin was SO. GOOD. I am so proud of him. He ate most of his food, and then sat and played nicely next to Dada while we ate. Sunday, we went grocery shopping (thrilling), and then to Home Depot to get some things we needed around the house. I got two new plants! All in all, a great weekend. I hope yours was awesome, too.

TBR SPOTLIGHT

By now, you probably know how much I love Greek and Roman myth retellings, so when I saw this one I immediately threw it on my TBR. We’ll see if it’s any good once it comes out! I don’t know much about this particular myth, unfortunately, but any retelling is one I’m interested in!

PSYCHE AND EROS BY LUNA MCNAMARA

the book cover for Psyche and Eros by Luna McNamara

What happens when a god of love falls in love?

A prophecy claims that Psyche, princess of Mycenae, will conquer a monster feared by the gods. Beloved by her family but at odds with her society’s expectations for women, Psyche trains to become a hero, mastering blade and bow.

When Psyche angers Aphrodite, the love goddess enlists Eros, god of desire, to help deliver a cruel curse. Eros is the last born of the eldest gods, dry-witted and jaded, unsure of his place in the cosmos. The last thing he wants is to become involved in the chaos of the mortal world, but when he pricks himself with the arrow intended for Psyche, Eros is doomed to yearn for a woman who will be torn from him the moment their eyes meet.

A joyous and subversive tale of gods, monsters, and the human heart and soul, Psyche and Eros dazzles the senses while exploring notions of trust, sacrifice, and what it truly means to be a hero. With unforgettably vivid characters, spellbinding prose, and delicious tension, Luna McNamara has crafted a shimmering and propulsive debut novel about a love so strong it defies the will of Olympus.

Have a wonderful week!

WWW WEDNESDAY – MARCH 22, 2023

I could basically copy and paste last Wednesday’s post and just change the books at this point. Kiddo once again, did not sleep, and once again, I needed to snuggle him back to sleep. Only, I’m at like…sensory overload so it was like nails on a chalkboard the whole time. I love my child with all my heart, don’t get me wrong. I just need a full night of sleep without anyone touching me. Even you, cat. Anyway, I hope you have a great day, friends. Thanks for reading me whining.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words. The idea is simple, every week you dedicate a post to the three W’s: What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you going to read next?

I just dipped my toes into Slippery Creatures last night, and while I’m not very far, I already know I love KJ Charles’s work. I anticipate loving this. I finished up In The Lives of Puppets yesterday and absolutely loved it. Review up soon, I can’t remember when I scheduled the post for. Next, I’ll probably just fly through the Slippery Creatures series and see where that gets me.

Happy reading on this exhausted Wednesday!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – LAST 10 BOOKS I ADDED TO MY TBR

Morning, my friends! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is actually a freebie of sorts — you can do any past TTT topic today, so I picked The LAST 10 BOOKS I ADDED TO MY TBR. And, tbh, these literally aren’t the last ten on my list, but they are the last ten with any sort of cover…I get points for that. Some of these are books that I have ARCs for, some are on the list for my Scavenger Hunt, and some are just because I like the way they sound!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

Have you read any of these? Are you excited for any of these? Let me know!

MONDAY MORNING – MARCH 20

Morning. My child did not want to sleep the past two nights. Again. So we’re tired, and we’re grumpy, and god dangit, kiddo why can’t you sleep through the night again? We miss that!! (Though, to be fair, I think last night was one of the cats yowling that woke him up.) STILL. Go back to the full 11 hours of sleep for you, please. You need it, we need it, it’s good for everyone. Anyway. I hope your weekend was good, friends.

TBR SPOTLIGHT

This doesn’t come out until next year (WHY SO FAR AWAY), but I am already HYPED for it. It’s supposed to be sexy, queer, and full of Greek mythology, so SIGN ME UP, please. I can’t wait to see the official cover.

CROWN OF STARLIGHT BY CAIT CORRAIN

Ariadne Tholos, (former) Crown Princess of the Cretan Empire, has never had a say in her own life.

Her (tyrant) father, Minos, and his totalitarian regime of militarized death cultists dictate her every “choice,” from who she’ll marry to when she’ll inherit her family’s bloody legacy. Unwilling to order the deaths of innocents, she betrays her father, saving the lives of his enemies. But when her new allies turn against her, Ariadne finds herself on the run, injured, alone, and in desperate need of a miracle.

Enter the (exiled) God of Wine, Madness, and Debauchery, who offers her protection—for a price.

A snarky, sexy, queer reimagining of the myth of Ariadne and Dionysus, CROWN OF STARLIGHT combines the darkly sensual, court intrigue of KUSHIEL’S DART, with the irreverent wit and space fantasy sensibilities of GIDEON THE NINTH, and the fresh twist on Greek Mythology of LORE OLYMPUS.

Have a wonderful week!

WWW WEDNESDAY – MARCH 15

Morning. Last night was rough. Kiddo woke up at 1:15, and did not go back to sleep until maybe….4? We are all very tired. Like woke up with a headache tired. Please, please, please let this kid sleep tonight or I may lose it. (Please also let him eat dinner, bc he flat out refused last night. IDK what’s wrong, but something is.) Anyway, here’s hoping you had a better night than I did.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words. The idea is simple, every week you dedicate a post to the three W’s: What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you going to read next?

I finished up Love at First last night right before bed, and I liked it! Didn’t love it, but liked it well enough. Review up tomorrow, or the day after. I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next, it’s a toss up between Love Lettering or rereading An Unkindness of Magicians before I dive into my ARC of the sequel. Any suggestions, friends?

Happy reading on this dreary, sleepy Wednesday!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – BOOKS ON MY SPRING 2023 TBR

Good morning! I hope that wherever you are, that you are safe and warm! It’s just snowing like crazy here this morning and I am not having it. Boo. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is BOOKS ON YOUR SPRING TBR. An easy enough topic, I think! This is, of course, not fixed because I am, if anything, a mood reader. I do want to throw some more romances in here, too. Five of these are ARCs, and two are rereads that I hope to get to soon. It’s been over a year, I think, since I’ve reread anything. I should really dip back into my favorites, I think.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

Do we share any books on our TBRs?

MONDAY MORNING – MARCH 13

Good morning, friends! It is Monday already, somehow, and the time change is making me so tired. It stinks. I want my sleep back, please. I also would like my child to sleep like he knows how to, if that’s possible, too. He woke up at 1 am last night, and didn’t go back to bed until 3 something. My husband was up with him, and now he’s a zombie this morning. Here’s hoping today goes quickly. Happy reading!

TBR SPOTLIGHT

I absolutely adored the first book I read by Kate Clayborn, Georgie, All Along, so when I saw this one on super sale for kindle, I snatched it up. I hope to read all of her books eventually, because I loved Georgie that much.

LOVE AT FIRST BY KATE CLAYBORN

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar…

No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won’t let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can’t work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance…

A sparkling and tender novel from the acclaimed author of Love Lettering, full of bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love that fans of Christina Lauren, Sarah Hogle, and Emily Henry will adore.

Have a wonderful week!

WWW WEDNESDAY – MARCH 8

Good morning, my friends! It’s Wednesday again, and thankfully, the kiddo slept alllllllllllllll night. I think we’re in the midst of a sleep regression. He’s refusing naps, and fighting us at bedtime. It’s that, or more teeth (ugh) or growth spurt, I suppose. So many things could be bothering him, and because he’s not a big talker yet, he can’t tell us what’s wrong. It stinks, but hopefully it gets better soon. I hope you all are doing great, and that you’ve been reading some fantastic books!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words. The idea is simple, every week you dedicate a post to the three W’s: What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you going to read next?

I’m almost halfway through The Empire of Gold, and I’m enjoying it so far. I’m dying to know how they’re going to fix everything, or if this is going to end sadly. I hope not, but who knows at this point. I finished up The Kingdom of Copper over the weekend, and I didn’t like it as much as I liked the first book, I won’t lie. Next, I’m not sure what I’ll pick up, but possibly An Alchemy of Masques and MIrrors. We’ll see. I think I’m in the mood for more fantasy.

Happy reading, my friends!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – BOOKS I STILL HAVEN’T READ

Good morning! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is actually BOOKISH PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO MEET. I only have a few of those, because sometimes meeting your heroes just doesn’t work out! Instead, I’d rather just interact from very far away — like on Twitter. So I’m switching it up, and doing an old topic. These are all books that have either been out for a little bit and I just haven’t gotten to yet, or books that have sat on my TBR for a long, long time.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.

Have you read any of these? Which one should be at the top of my TBR?