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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop || Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


 The book I am currently reading is Secret History by Brandon Sanderson, but all the quotes spoil things for the book so I can't share it. This is a book I got a while ago, I don't remember where, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Synopsis:
"That girl's got more wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looks."
   Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her--a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.
   The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing. 


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Monday, June 20, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish,
Now, hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl 
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.
 
 
I very recently acquired a bunch of books, my birthday was last month, and I got a couple because I had a giftcard. But there are always more books I'd to have. (I also need to start reading them again, rather than get ones from the library that I do not own.) I have read, so few books I actually physically own this year. I am not going to say, because the number is pathetically low. The rest have either been library books, or NetGalley books.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Music Monday: Rina Sawayama

Welcome to Music Monday! This weekly meme was created by Lauren @Always Me. Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately! If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up.

 
This artist came up in my recommendations, and I fell down the rabbit hole of their music this weekend. She is so good. All her songs have a slightly different vibe to them and it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.

Arc Review: Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

Title:
Spells for Forgetting
Author: Adrienne Young
Series: N/A
Genre: Magical/Mystery Thriller/Romance
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Edition: Kindle
Source: NetGalley
Pre-Order: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | BAM | Book Depository | Bookshop | Powell's | Thriftbooks
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:
   A rural island community steeped in the mystical superstitions of its founders and haunted by an unsolved murder is upended by the return of the suspected killer in this deeply atmospheric novel.
   Emery Blackwood’s life was forever changed on the eve of her high school graduation, when the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her best friend, Lily. Now, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence among the community that fractured her world in two. She’d once longed to run away with August, eager to escape the misty, remote shores of Saiorse Island and chase new dreams; now, she maintains her late mother’s tea shop and cares for her ailing father. But just as the island, rooted in folklore and tradition, begins to show signs of strange happenings, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that no one wants to remember.
   August Salt knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night that changed everything. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer. When he returns to bury his mother’s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from the past that has never healed—Emery. But the town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises that span generations threatens to reveal the truth behind Lily’s death once and for all.

 
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Blogger Hop || Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera #3) by Jim Butcher

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


 
 
Synopsis:
   The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine.
   Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera. When treachery from within destroys the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion - the only force standing between the Canim horde and the war-torn realm.
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