Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 196

Frost Blood by Elly Blake | History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh | Poison Kiss by Breeana Shields | 11/22/63 by Stephen King | Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy | The Girl Before by JP Delaney

 Have you all come down yet from the high of this weekend?

I can’t. I haven’t. Oh, the feeling, y’all. But I hope we’ll sustain this momentum and keep reminding our American friends that the battle has just begun. #Resist

Anyway, I tried to read this weekend but honestly, who could?! I was so happy to see the entire world supporting human rights/women rights everywhere. I was weepy the whole day. I was sad that I wasn’t able to join the march that was held in my city. It would’ve been a perfect day for it too since we’ve been having such unseasonably warm weather in the last few days. I hope I’ll be able to go next time.

On Blogging

I decided to limit my blog posts to 3-4 per week. I write better (I think) when I have more time on my hands to draft a post. I hate putting pressure on myself when I’m writing and this way, I’ll have more time to read. Speaking of…

Read This Week

Keeping this short and sweet as I don’t know what else to say. I’m blanking out at the moment so get in formation, ladies and keep fighting the good fight.

Have a great week!

  • I read and enjoyed Frost Blood. Jealous you have Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy… I need that one!

  • I will say that seeing what happened last Saturday (Women’s March) and this Saturday (protests at airports) has given me hope that we will get through this. I’ve had a hard time some days too. I’m not reading as much I hoped, but I’m reading enough. I hope you have a great week.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  • Happy reading, Joy! Looking forward to seeing what you thought of The Night Circus. And yeah, scrolling through my Twitter/FB timeline last weekend had me feeling something fierce, even though I’m not American. <3

  • Huuugs. <3 Hope you are doing good 😀 I loved loved loved seeing so many pictures from the march. It was amazing 😀 Loved it so. Just wishing that the day before it had not happened. Ugh. Things are not going very well for the US at the moment : Hoping it will change soon, though. Fingers crossed 🙂 Anyway 😀 Yay for getting gorgeous books. <3 I haven't read the new Shadowhunter book yet.. but I am excited about it 😀 I'm just not the biggest fan of short stories, or Simon, haha 😀 Happy reading Joy. <3

  • The Girl Before has had some interesting buzz. I’ll be interested to hear what you think, Joy!

    Hope your writing is fruitful! 🙂

  • Ooh, I’ve been wanting to read The Night Circus. I’ve heard such good things about it. I usually only post 3 times a week on the blog. Since it’s just me running things, there’s no way I can do more than that and have decent material.

  • Sara Walker

    I enjoyed The Night Circus when I read it. The writing was beautiful. I am fairly interested in The Wrath and the Dawn duology. I hope you enjoyed it.

    I only post once a week on the blog, and Stefanie once a week. I honestly don’t have any time to post any more (or the creative juices) to post more than that. I would also never get any reading done.

  • I have The Night Circus sitting on my shelf. It’s probably my oldest unread book that I own. I need to read it, but I keep forgetting I have it!

    I’ve tried to limit my blogging, too. It’s hard to do, because there are so many good books out there, but I feel like it’s worth it. I enjoy blogging and reading more when there isn’t so much pressure to post every day.

  • Man, the Women’s March was so inspiring. I was at the Chicago event and it felt so good to be surrounded by fighters. We just gotta remember to keep on fighting! 3-4 posts per week sounds fair, that way you won’t get too burned out! I STILL need to read The Rose and the Dagger!

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King is very, very good. I hope you enjoy it. I listened on audio. Also, I agree with the blog less, read more way of thinking. I’ve stopped aiming for a post a day and instead have it down to 5 days, I might even do less. It’s taken some of the pressure off and frees me up to write a few discussion pieces instead of all reviews/all the time (snore).

  • YOUR HAUL IS SO GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to start Frostblood, and I’ve heard great things about Poison’s Kiss. The Rose and the Dagger is sooo beautiful, and I also can’t wait to read History Is All You Left of Me. The Women March was also so poignant and amazing to see. Hope you have a great week!

    – Aila @ Happy Indulgence

  • Karen

    Did you like Guarding Mr. Fine? I didn’t love the first book but was curious about this one anyway.

    I’m catching up on a few review books this week that have the bonus of being really good!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  • It’s been really inspiring to see the women’s marches—I totally agree!

  • The women’s march was so amazing and inspiration. I’m still on that high 😉
    As for those books…. THAT HAUL IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, ENJOY!! And I hope you liked Night Circus – I just got it out from the library and I’m eager to see what it’s like.

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  • RO

    It was great to see so many women from so many countries bond and share ideas. I’m getting better with my schedule (sometimes-lol) as far as posting, but trying to start a business and working on my platform can be time consuming. Still love to get a good read in when I can, though. Hugs…

  • Braine Supie

    Yes, the Women’s March is fantastic then his first E.A. was the anti-abortion bill. I seriously think that one needs a spin, like not use the word but something else to make people pay more attention. Readers just look at the headlines now, they don’t bother with facts so a lot of them stay misinformed.

  • I also loved the march. So beautiful! I couldn’t participate in physical form, but I was there in spirit and it is the first time since he “won” that I have felt good about things. It’s just the start. We are getting to the thin-skinned PEEotus! 😀

  • Jasprit

    I know every time I go on Twitter it just all seems to get me down again. I do love all the passion and strength shown in the women’s March’s on Saturday, it so made me proud! I’m pleased to see another great haul Joy and that you managed to read Andieh’s books, they’re my all time favourites! I hope you have a great week. I’ll be here if you need anything *hugs*

  • Jazmen

    I do not blame you. Blogging seems like such hard work to me, especially lately. I’m simply blogging when I can, and when I can’t, I just can’t. Hope you love these reads, especially Frost Blood which has been getting great reviews!

  • I’m beyond excited to read History Is All You Left Me! I’ve been in the mood for more emotional stories, and I’ve heard from some many people that this story will have you curled up in the fetal position.(That doesn’t sound to pleasant actually lol) I can’t wait to see what you think about it! I started The Night Circus some months ago but put it aside since the pacing was a bit slow for me at the moment. What I read so far was beyond gorgeous, so hopefully I’ll get back to it soon. One of these days I’m going to knock out a Stephen King and Cassandra Clare book. Mark my words lol.

  • It really was a wonderful day that I’m so glad I got to witness. But gah, the haters like sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly can suck it. You read Night Circus? Ohhh did you like it? It’s one of y favs.

  • I was so up after watching the marches. So inspired only to read such negative comments on Facebook. One woman said they didn’t represent her and that they were immoral. I kept myself in control and proceeded to tell her my beliefs, like believing in health care for all, caring about what we are doing to the environment, wanting to keep planned parenthood funded and even talked about my love of animals and said furthermore, I don’t think I am immoral. Luckily it was on someone else’s wall who agreed with me or I am sure I would have been unfriended. She did not answer me. I tried. I just don’t get close minded people. Yes I am venting. Sorry. Hope you have a good productive reading week and I don’t blame you a bit for limiting your posts.

  • I’m glad you’re loving all the retalation that is happening. It’s certainly uplifting to see everyone unite for their rights like this. I also have read The Wrath and the Dawn and I actually surprised myself by loving it – I can’t wait to read the other one. Nice new books here as well ^.^

    I also only try to post 3-4 times a week. Too many, and I just can’t keep the momentum or quality going.

  • Greg Hill

    So inspiring to see all the marches- both here in America and around the world. A lot of us here are still shocked, frankly, but we’re not normalizing the guy. So I totally agree. Anyway nice stack of books. 🙂 Poison’s Kiss and Frostblood are both so striking.

  • How was the Wrath and the Dawn duo for you? 🙂 Also, your book haul is looking great. I’ve been considering buying 11/22/63 but the page count overwhelms me. Hope you have a better week ahead, Joy! 😀

    czai @ the Blacksheep Reader

  • shootingstarsmag

    I have Guarding Mr. Fine to read soon. I hope you enjoyed it! I liked the first two. I was so happy to see all the marches – and around the world!! I couldn’t go to the one near me because of being sick, but all the photos and anecdotes were amazing.


  • I am glad that you had such a great weekend. I enjoyed Frostblood and hope you do as well. I still need to read 11/22/63. I am reading The Girl Before right now and am really enjoying it. I hope you love them all!

  • I have Frost Blood on my Kindle and I’m curious about it. Looking forward to your thoughts on Wrath and the Dawn!

  • Still hoping I wake up and it was all a bad dream….

  • Great book stack you got there, Joy!

    No matter how many posts you put up each week, I’ll be reading them. Your blog is a daily stop for me. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I’m so glad to see that this is a much more positive post from you, Joy! I am feeling the aftereffects of the high from this weekend as well and definitely feel much more positive about our future. Also, I love the Wrath & Dawn duo so I’m thrilled to see that you read it this week! Wonderful post, my dear!

  • What works best for you is best for you 🙂

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    Fantastic books this week! I also have a copy of King’s 11/22/63 on my shelf and haven’t picked it up yet. You’ll have to let me know your thoughts if you get around to it. I also read The Wrath and the Dawn. It was definitely entertaining. I agree about the weekend—it was fantastic! Now we have to keep up this energy! Have a great week!

  • I loved The Night Circus – it’s one of my favs. I really hope you enjoyed it!

  • This weekend was AMAZING! I was tingly and excited and ahhh so proud! I hope you didn’t get Frostblood because of me. *hides*
    I found out that the second book is going to have a love triangle and I’m so mad about it. I don’t think I’ll be finishing the series.
    I hope you enjoy your books! Happy reading!

  • So estatic to see 11/22/63 on your list! It is one of the best books I have ever read, cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

  • kindlemom1

    I really hope you like The Night Circus, it really is an interesting and unusual (in a good way I thought!) read.

  • intense week. have a nice new one and happy reading!

  • I don’t post everyday either. I need time for life and reading. 🙂
    You know what I really love about you? That I have a suspicion that you and I probably think differently about politics, but at the same time, we think alike in regards to some issues. But either way, you seem to share your thoughts in a positive way, pro-your beliefs as opposed to anti-everything. I just appreciate it so much, and I read your thoughts because of it rather than closing my mind to you. It’s awesome!

  • in australia only get to watch and read tweets. But i shall cheer for everyone. I saw The Night Circus on your list, hope you love it as much as I did /do