Jan 18, 2022

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker

Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.


"'I wasn't worried about you tricking me,' I say darkly. 'I thought you were dragging me out here to fill my back with arrows.'

'If I were going to shoot you, Jax, it wouldn't be in the back.'" p 162*

*Quote comes from the ARC, therefore it and its page number are not final.



TITLE: Forging Silver Into Stars
AUTHOR: Brigid Kemmerer

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury YA
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 


 This week's topic is: Top Ten 2021 Releases I was Excited to Read But Didn't Get To


*in no particular order



9. THE CROWN OF GILDED BONES by Jennifer L. Armentrout
8. HOUSE OF HOLLOW by Krystal Sutherland

7. THAT WEEKEND by Kara Thomas
6. HEX ON THE BEACH by Kelley Armstrong, Jeaniene Frost, & Melissa Meyer
5. OUR LAST ECHOES by Kate Alice Marshall

4. SHADOW OF LIGHT by Molly E. Lee
3. PHANTOM HEART by Kelly Creagh

1. HORSEMAN by Christina Henry

Jan 17, 2022

Let's Discuss: This or That: Dessert Edition


So I had a great idea for a discussion post the other day and since I was working I didn't have time to write it, but I should have at least wrote down the topic as a reminder. I still don't remember what it was. But then I was looking at an article of top items on sale at Amazon that led me to this other idea! Lol. So I then decided to turn this into a small "This or That" type post!

This or That: Dessert Edition

BROWNIES: Corner piece or middle piece?

I'm totally a middle piece person! Yes, everyone wants the corners because they're crispier, but I love the soft chewy center best! So when I see all these wacky pans that are designed to give you all edge pieces I'm not a fan. Lol.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Less chips or lots of chips?

LOTS of chips! I love having chocolate chips in every bite! Now my sister is one who would prefer practically no chips. I don't understand how we're related sometimes. Lol.

COOKIES: Crunchy or chewy?

This I thought of more towards chocolate chip cookies as well, or a similar style cookie dough base. So basically do you prefer a crispy, crunchy kind of cookie or a soft, chewy cookie? I'm totally a soft chewy cookie type! Guess that's why I also like centerpieces of brownies!

VANILLA OR CHOCOLATE: be it cake, frosting, ice-cream, whatever! Though I can totally understand differences in preferring one over the other in food type.

Basically, I'm a "plain, boring vanilla" person! I don't know why, I just always preferred vanilla ice-cream over chocolate. I love vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. I guess because it's sweeter? I don't know. I'm weird.

So yeah, I clearly had sweets on the brain when I was writing this. Since I'm in the middle of my "New Year cutback on the sweets" eating style, I'm clearly craving them! Lol. I plan on having chocolate chip cookies on Super Bowl night though...just have to be good until then!

COVER COPY ART--Cherish by Tracy Wolff

Time to reveal the gorgeous cover of the next exciting installment in Tracy Wolff's Crave series...

Cherish releases November 8, 2022!

What happened at Katmere definitely isn't staying at Katmere...

Grace has finally graduated from Katmere Academy, but the dangers from school aren’t quite done with her. Now she and her friends must travel to the Shadow Realm to rescue one of their own. But there are still a few new surprises waiting for Grace—along with a betrayal that could destroy them all.

Loving the double crown look and I cannot wait to find out what it means!!!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.


Last Week I Read:

Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik (ARC)--Review to come at a later date



Currently Reading:

Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer (ARC)

What I Plan to Read Next:

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Other Posts of Interest:

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays
Can't Wait Wednesday
Random Thursday
Book Blogger Hop
Stacking the Shelves





Jan 16, 2022

Stacking the Shelves


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! The meme is now hosted by Reading Reality.


The first full week of the year was pretty slow. Which since I'm still trying to learn at my new job wasn't a bad thing. It does make the day go a little slower though, but I'm told things will pick up again sooner than I know it! So there's that. Hopefully I'll feel more confident in my role by then! As far as books go, this was a slowish week for them too. Though I admit I did a little too much online shopping the last few days, resulting in bigger than I would've liked purchases. Lol. But as I said in a tweet yesterday I'll wince when I get the bill, but be happy in a month or two when I get the items already paid for! I'm usually pretty good with my money but every once in awhile I break a little loose...and then it hits all at once like it did this week! 


Anyway, here's what I got this week:



A Twist of Fate by Kelley Armstrong--SIGNED, numbered edition!

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong--SIGNED Fairy Loot edition

Then I won the December Discussion Challenge giveaway and received my choice of any 2021 release and I picked one I didn't get around to buying when it came out:

Havoc by Mary Lindsey


Then one of my blogging friends passed along a Caraval print she didn't care for and I received that! Tella was my favorite sister, so I quite liked this piece!


Then I received my preorder gift for The Righteous! They were a set of book art overlays. They're really pretty and I'm trying to figure out the best way to display them...

THANK YOU Penguin Teen!!

And that was it for me this week! I got far more than I thought I would so it was all good! What did you get this week?