These last couple of weeks have been nuts! I have a reminder in my calendar to type up this post every week on Friday, but it’s just been one thing or another D: It is admittedly difficult to think about blog posts when you have food poisoning though, good excuse right? In any case, I’ve gotten a fair amount of reading done, but I’m quite excited for this coming week because we’re driving back to Minnesota for the boyfriend’s mother’s wedding, which means lots of reading time for me :D.
I finished up The Sweetest Dark this week since I need to read the sequel (The Darkest Night) before it comes out. I’m so happy that I received the second book as an ARC, since otherwise I don’t think I would have looked twice at this series. I LOVED The Sweetest Dark, it was nearly 5 stars, except for a couple oddities. But seriously, historical fiction + dragons + magical music + finishing school. Why is this book not better loved?? (I could be wrong on the level of adoration, but I didn’t hear much about it before :( ). Don’t let the prom dress cover fool you, she’s actually turning into smoke, it makes total sense.
I am now currently reading The Weight of Souls on my Kindle and quite enjoying it! I wasn’t sure about the magic system from the synopsis, but it’s a curse which makes much more sense, hehe. And OMG a POC very obviously on the cover! I actually was a bit thrown at the beginning of this book because I didn’t know the places Taylor was referring to, and then I realized it’s because she lives near London, doh! Also, do Brits say “revising” instead of “reviewing” for exams? Or is that a mistake in the ARC? Please help me more knowledgable friends! (I’ve had a lot of coffee this morning, can you tell?)
As a female scientist-in-training (ie PhD student), I wanted to get more knowledgable about the pioneering women in the past who had to fight to be recognized for their accomplishments, get any sort of compensation for their work, and were expected to still produce and care for children even while discovering radium. Thus, I got The Madame Curie Complex from the library, which has biographies of many of the women in science in the past and talks about how they dealt with the system they had to work in and how they fought against it. I highly recommend this book to anyone curious, it’s fairly well written, as in I haven’t fallen asleep reading it ;-).
And in case you missed it, here are my posts this week:
(I realized that I forgot to fix this when I first posted, sorry D:)
I’m giving away an ARC of Frozen in case you didn’t get a copy at BEA!
I gave 4 stars to Playing Tyler, an interesting gamer story/thriller.
I listed my Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (length and expectations factor in!)
Mermaid’s Mirror earned 2.5 stars for some confused mermaid lore.
I gave 3 stars to the haunting and imaginative Some Quiet Place
I premiered my new feature Spoils and Tribute for new books I’ve gotten.
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews and discussions you should check out :D
GIVEAWAY: Colleen Hoover has organized a freaking amazing giveaway for book bloggers from authors that love them.
Stacked gathered and analyzed a lot of data on ARCS and how they are used.
Of Triton from Kimberly’s Novel Notes (4 stars, YA)
Hunted from My Para-Hangover (4 stars, urban)
Winterling from Candace’s Book Blog (4 stars, MG)
The Thousand Names from Bookworm Blues (4 stars, epic)
Sylo from Xpresso Reads (3 stars, YA)
5th Wave from Great Imaginations (3 stars, YA)
Stung from Obsession with Books (3 stars, YA)
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