Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 187


Dark Matter by Black Crouch | Half A King by Joe Abercrombie | Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick | Roses and Rot by Kat Howard | The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey | The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra | Luck, Love & Lemon by Amy E. Reichert | A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


Another week, another bout of tragedies all over the world. Is this the new normal? I pray not. This is the worst it’s been for as long as I can remember. It’s a dangerous time we live in.

Anyway, I’ll keep it short today. My reading mojo all but disappeared on me last week. I’m currently listening to the audio of A Court of Mist and Fury while reading The Sunlight Pilgrim and Dark Matter. I’m all over the place this week. I can’t find my groove and can’t decide which book to concentrate on.

I’ve got four more days of work then I’m on vacation for a week. So excited for the days off. I don’t think we’re going anywhere so I’ll be taking advantage of my break by reading and hopefully making some headway on the blog.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for my review copies of Dark Matter and The Sunlight Pilgrim.

Have a great week, y’all.

  • Yay for books! But boo for a bad reading mojo….hope that works out soon! Too many books to read, haha. I can’t wait to read THE SHADOW HOUR! It looks really good. Happy reading and have a great week πŸ˜€

    Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

  • I hope you get your reading mojo back soon, Joy! I have Rose and Rot and The Shadow Hour that I want to read, so I can’t wait to see your thoughts. The world – sigh, it’s so sad, I’m so sad.
    Anyways, hope you find some charmers in your reading pile this week πŸ™‚

  • Hugs. <3 I hope you are doing better sweet girl. I'm also having issues with reading : It suuucks. But yeah. I hope you have some great days off πŸ˜€ Yay! <3 And yay for lots of pretty books πŸ˜€ The Shadow Hour is so pretty. Sigh. Sadly, inside is not, haha πŸ˜€ Happy reading. <3

    • Wait. Ugh. I totally forgot to mention the news. Sigh. The world is going under. Which is pretty depressing.

  • I can’t bear to even look at the news anymore. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON. On another note, I’m planning on reading Half a King too! Hope we both like it πŸ™‚

  • The world has completely turned to shit. I no longer sleep at night for the fear of home invasion. Too many malicious, egotistical tyrants in power who are nothing but self serving pricks. I just want this year to be over already, I don’t like this ride and want to get off.

    I just finished The Shadow Hour and it look me six very loooong days. The series should have been a duology. I can’t wait to see what you think of it Joy, hopefully you have more luck than I did.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.off and able to put those feet up and relax <3

  • Karen

    I’m sloooooowly getting my reading mojo back. I just can’t focus on anything for very long this summer.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  • Melliane

    I hope you’ll have a nice week off!

  • I’m in a bit of a reading funk, too. I can’t concentrate on anything to save my life.

  • Sigh. This week has been filled with so many tragedies. I hate it. Hope you’re enjoying A Court of Mist and Fury. That one dragged for me in certain places, but I still ended up enjoying it.

  • shootingstarsmag

    I’m curious about Dark Matter – hope you enjoy it! That’s great you’ll have some time off soon. That’s awesome!


  • kindlemom1

    Hopefully your days off will get you back into your groove. We all need some rest and relaxation after all the horrible things that have been going on.

  • I really hope you enjoy The Tsar of Love and Techno! One of my favorite reads last year.

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    It has been a particularly brutal year around the world, and unfortunately we’re not seeing any signs of stopping.

    On a lighter note though, yay for vacation! I just had a vacation and I’m in desperate need of another one:) Looking forward to your thoughts on A Court of Mist and Fury, I’m excited about that one!

  • RO

    I’m with you on that, Joy! Seems like every day there’s a different tragedy. I see you have Amanda Quick, who I have not read in a zillion years! Hope you can relax a little on your staycation. Hugs…RO

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    Enjoy your vacation! I am definitely interested in your thoughts on Roses and Rot…been seeing that one around a lot. Enjoy your books!

  • Enjoy your vacation!!

  • Oh yeah, I’ve had those periods of times where I start a book and then switch over to another one and so on. Just recently I was reading five different books at one point.

    I love vacations even if you don’t end up going anywhere. It’s just nice to read and relax.

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    It does seem to be the new normal. I am so upset and sickened and kind of glad I live in the middle of nowhere. Anyway, The Shadow Hour was entertaining enough, so perhaps give that a try to pull you out of your reading slump.

  • Yay for vacay soon

  • I’ve enjoyed Amanda Quick. Can’t wait to hear what you think! πŸ™‚

  • Today is my last day of school and I am so happy and excited! Having a share breakfast with some friends, and then a picnic and movie afterwards. I really like the looks of these hardcovers although I haven’t heard of a lot of them. I’m seeing the cover for A Little Life everywhere and I have heard that the one by Anthony Marr is just wonderful from some trusted review friends of mine. Hopefully you enjoy them! And yes, it’s petrifying to hear all this bad news. I’m hoping the light and looking up will come soon!