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TBR Thursday: Weekend Reads

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TBR Thursday

Hello all,

Apologies for the unexpected hiatus of my blog. Things have been hectic here. I have new plans in place however. My Netgalley is at an all time low on feedback, at only 18%!!! Eeek!!!! Cue the Arc Reading Weekend Marathon!!!

I’ve books on Hoopla, Libby, as well as my physical books from the library that I still haven’t read due to family matters. And with the virus going about I can’t turn them in so I must read them!!!

As it stands these are my priority!

HOOPLA READS:

LIBBY READS:

Nothing here

NETGALLEY READS:

I have a lot more on my tbr but I’m starting slow. I’m also testing out html on my phone so please bear with me!

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book

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WWW Wednesday: Starting new books!

WWW Wednesday (2)

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Hosted by: Taking on a World of Words
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Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.

WWW Wednesday (2)

WWW Wednesdays
Hosted by: Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.

What I’m Currently Reading:


What I Finished Reading:


What am I going to read next?

Lots of reading planned and a few reviews that I hope to upload soon. What are y’all reading?

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.

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WWW: Fantasy & More

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Hosted by: Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.

1) What am I currently Reading

1) What have I finished reading?

I read a lot! I have a few ongoing books still in progress as noted above. I think that the reading slump is over!

3) What am I reading next?

Apart from this I am unsure of what I am going to read. There’s a lot of things on my radar from fantasy to historical to romance. I guess I will choose later! Anything you want to recommend feel free to do so!

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.

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Arc Review: The Kingdom of Liars

The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell was a fast paced political fantasy with rebellion, a unique magic set up, and plenty of intrigue. Yet though the writing was strong, I didn’t connect with the characters despite finding Michael Kingman an interesting character.

This six hundred page fantasy epic had both magic and guns, explosions and betrayal, and a large cast of characters each with their own unique history. There was a political system and a magic system.

And yet, I found myself struggling by 55% through. No fault to the book, or writing but I could not seem to care overmuch about the characters in general. I may give this book another go in the future but for now, I’m leaving as is.

Rating: 3/5 🌟

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book.

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Monday’s Memo: Bookish Updates

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Hosted by: RacheLeanne
Description: This is a weekly meme to discuss anything you want to discuss about the week ahead! You may choose to discuss what you are excited about, what book you are reading/want to read. What tasks you need to do this week. What films and TV you are excited for this week. And anything else you can think of!

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Finished Reading:

I read a lot! I picked up five books yesterday, and powered through them one after the other. I haven’t had a chance to pick up anything else yet today but I hope to do the same thing later on.

Physical TBR:

Lots of things that I hope to knock out all in this week! I’m sure that I can manage it.

Ebook TBR:

Three ebooks but I might pick others if I finish these. Also begin to expect more reviews soon as March is #MarchNet, a thing I came up with where I read as many Netgalley arcs as I can. The more arcs I read the more rewards I earn. Bonus points in putting up reviews! More to come on that soon but it was inspired by @HowlingLibraries!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

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WWW Wednesday: Belated Post

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Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.
~•~What I’m Currently Reading:I’ve been stuck for a bit on Hither, Page even though I am enjoying it. I’m hoping to knock out as many short books as possible to get my Goodreads goal back on track!What You Recently Finished Reading:N/A sadly.What I’m Picking Up Next:

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WWW Wednesdays:

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Hosted by: Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
Description: WWW Wednesday is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.

*Notes: I’m aware it’s not Wednesday. I’m catching up on blog posts. I got a bit behind thanks to travel plans. I’m traveling from Springfield MO to Kansas City to St Louis to Kentucky…it’s a lot of traveling, so I probably won’t update as much as I can, it all depends on the wifi that’s available!

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Currently Reading: 

An Untimely Frost

An Untimeley Frost by Penny Richards-TW for spousal abuse, rape, and the men of this time period treated women abysmally so keep in mind that you will rage at several moments throughout this book. It’s a bit heavy topics at time, but the mystery as well as the writing is good, and Lily is an exceptional character. I’m about halfway through, and I’m rather enjoying this, despite the heavy topics within.

Recently Finished: 

I honestly don’t remember what I read before this. I know I started two books on my kindle but DNF’d them because they were totally not what I was wanting at the moment. Both dark fantasies that were clearly barely edited. Some errors, I don’t mind, but when it’s a smothering of errors, I definitely mind.

Reading Next:

I’ll definitely be going onto the next Penny Richards novel. I’m also going to be reading a few arcs.

And that’s up next on my tbr pile. I’m hoping to knock these out as I travel, and I’m also hoping to get through several more arcs as well. What are y’all reading? Let me know in the comments! Anything here you think I should prioritize?

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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Arc Review: The Fortunate Ones

The Fortunate Ones

Title: The Fortunate Ones
Author: Catherine Hokin
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Adult Fiction, Historical
Publisher: Bookouture
Page Count: 400
Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook
Received: Netgalley
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 4/5 stars
Notes: Belated review, but I’m trying to catch up on my backlog of arcs!

The Fortunate Ones was a spellbinding tale of political strife during Hitler’s reign, and it what it meant to survive in the harsh conditions where food was scarce, medicine was a joke, and war was looming on the horizon or already at their front door.

Felix is just a normal young man attempting to survive, in a place that doesn’t seem to care overmuch how he might fare. Being a prisoner in a camp, his future appears bleak until he meets Inge…a woman who tells him that her name is Hannah. He believes her a prisoner, and in a way she is one, having been forced through an arranged marriage to a monster who does horrific experiments on the prisoners within the camp. Yet she’s unaware of such, kept safe at home where her husband’s abuse speaks volumes.

Inge is a brave woman, though I preferred Felix’s side of the story in all honesty. While both perspectives were of interest, there were points in the story that seemed to drag. I liked how the ending wrapped up, and I rather enjoyed the author’s writing style overall, despite where parts of the story balked. I’ll definitely be checking out more by this author in the future, and I’m awarding 4.5 out of 5 stars for a wonderful trip through WWII. Though several moments were bleak and grim, the story itself was a good one, and recommended for fans of that time period.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

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Monday’s Meme: Reading This Week

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Hosted by: RacheLeanne
Description: This is a weekly meme to discuss anything you want to discuss about the week ahead! You may choose to discuss what you are excited about, what book you are reading/want to read. What tasks you need to do this week. What films and TV you are excited for this week. And anything else you can think of!

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As I’m twenty books behind already on my Goodreads Goal, I’ll be doing a lot of reading, especially in regards to Tor.com short fiction. I’ve selected what I would like to get to reading, and here’s the breakdown for what I’m currently working on in regards to such.

Read Last Week:

Soundless by Richelle Mead 3 stars

Precious Little Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky 5 stars {Tor short fiction}

Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble 4 stars

Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey 4 stars

Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes 4 stars

The Fortunate Ones by Catherine Hokin 4 stars {Netgalley Arc}

Reading This Week: 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Red as Blood, White as Snow by Theodora Goss

An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards

I’ve got quite a few other books that I’m hoping to get to as well, because I’m sure that the historical mystery will be a breeze, as will the short story, and the Ten Thousand Doors. But I’ll be traveling a fair bit, provided that the weather holds and I don’t get a large amount of snow dumped unexpectedly onto our location. But that just means more time for reading! What are y’all reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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Saturday’s Meme: Stacking the Shelves

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Hosted by: Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Notes: Sorry it’s a day late. I really couldn’t post anything yesterday, as I got unexpectedly busy!!!

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Netgalley Arcs Received:

Edelweiss Arcs Received:

Nothing this week, though I’ve several I need to review, unfortunately.

Gifts/Prizes Won/Received:

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I won an ebook from the author’s newsletter! Neat! Thank you so much!

Anything Else: 

Nope. I think that’s everything for this week that I have thus far. I’m going to attempt to start keeping track of all these things, for the new year. Let’s hope that I can actually manage it, shall we?

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book