Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 198


The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles | Lucky Boy by Shanti Sekaran | What Light by Jay Asher | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall | At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson | City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle | Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama | By Your Side by Kasie West | Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff | When Breath Become Air by Paul Kalanithi | The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer | The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie | The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz | You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris | Obama’s Legacy by Michael I. Days | The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius


Grazie!

As you can tell from this week’s pile, I haven’t done much but acquire more books than I can read in this lifetime. But most of these were birthday presents from a couple of weeks ago so I think I’m allowed. Ha. I won an ARC of the latest Tiffany Reisz from Olivia of Olivia’s Catastrophe blog (thanks, hun!) and I got three books for review: one from Penguin Random House Canada and two from Simon & Schuster Canada (much love!).

So grateful to everyone who wished me – however belatedly on my birthday! I’m doing my 2-3 posts a week thing on the blog so if you’re wondering where I’ve been, that’s my excuse. I’ve been reading a lot during my disappearance so that’s good. But I’m stuck on romance after a bunch of non-fiction from January.

Freebies From Hell

Last week, iBooks had an email out about some free romance series starters. I should’ve known that they’re only setting a trap for me. Those bastards can read me like the back of their hands. They know that I wouldn’t be able to resist reading the rest of the books in the series. So yeah, damn you, iBooks!

I guess you can say that I read a lot this week because I read the Dirty trilogy from Meghan March and read all the books from Songs of Submission from CD Reiss. I’m working on Barefoot with a Bodyguard at the moment but haven’t started Virtuous and Fair Game. It’s only a matter of time, I tell ya. My Kindle and iBooks are full of romance novels right now.

The Bane of My Existence aka, Net Galley

Feel free to call me out on my bullshit. I pretend to be mad at Net Galley when in reality, I’m so happy to get these books! Lol. I’m especially looking forward to reading Royal Bastards! It’s one of my most anticipated reads this year. I’m sure there are more books available for request since the last time I checked but I’m not going there until I read all of what I have so far. That’s just asking for trouble.

I’ll try to be more present this week. I have some time to read and catch up on what I’ve missed since we have Family Day on Monday (long weekend), so yay! I’d planned on not doing anything else but read.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Thanks for sticking around. 😀

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On the Night Table [44]: Reading Update


The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine | The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman | I See You by Clare Mackintosh


Hello.

How was your weekend? We’re about four days away from the dreaded inauguration, you guys. How are you planning on spending the day? Besides the fact that I have to work, I’m going to do my darnedest to steer clear of the social media and any tv broadcast about it. But if you guys have any suggestions on what I can do that will be more productive, let me know. I’m open to anything.

Anyway, I’ve got more January books on my night table this week. I’ve been doing so well with my review copies but I’ve also been requesting a lot of books from Net Galley lately. I’ve been bad. So so bad. Also, I just noticed that Net Galley is giving us a chance to improve our review stats so I took advantage of that this weekend by submitting the reviews for the ones that I didn’t. I’m so glad. My reviewing percentage is pretty sad, to be honest, so I’m thankful for the opportunity. It also gives me a chance to see which books I have on my Kindle that I need to read. Gah. The number is staggering.

R   E   A   D   THIS   W  E   E  K

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan was a solid read. Gritty, gory and not at all the kind of werewolf stories I’ve read in the past. Wait For It by M. O’Keefe was a good read, but I found the characters to be different from when I first met them in the preceding books. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia was a fantastic read as well. I’ve already reviewed The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer and Born A Crime previously so you know how I felt about them. Little Heaven was on the blog last week.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you’ve been up to lately. 🙂 Have a great week, dear readers. I know it’s not going to be the greatest, but I hope you’ll make the best of it, anyway.

 

 

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