Dec 3, 2020

Random Thursday

 

Well, we're passed the the halfway mark of the nature chapter! We'll probably get to the new chapter in the new year, so yay! Let's read up some more on nature and animals from True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley.

 

 

(image borrowed from Fictional Characters Wiki)


Did you know honey bees perform a sort of "waggle dance" when they find a place to nest and call home? 


Dude. I'd love to see that! From a safe distance of course!

 

 

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Did you know that beavers were once the size of bears? But as time moved on, they evolved into smaller creatures.


That would be pretty terrifying! I mean think of the size of those tails!

 

 

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Did you know that beavers secrete a substance from their anal glands that is used in artificial vanilla for baking?


Oh thank god. We use pure vanilla!

 

 

(image borrowed from Youtube)

Did you know that in warmer climates, humans are the best endurance runners in the animal kingdom?


Well, I guess not all humans. I definitely wouldn't be a faster runner in hot weather! Lol.

 

 

(image borrowed from Live Science)

Did you know that animals such as bears, lions, and monkeys also perform oral sex with their mates?


I...I..I'm perturbed by this. Lol.







Dec 2, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday

 

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

 

 

A new novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Iron Fey series! This magical short story is the prelude to a new trilogy in Julie Kagawa’s brilliant faery world, The Iron Fey: Evenfall.

A royal wedding, a mysterious assassin, a new threat to all of Faery…

Friends and family gather to celebrate the wedding of the Iron Queen Meghan Chase’s brother…but one wedding guest feels more melancholic than the rest. The King of the Forgotten can’t forget his own lost love and slips away from the festivities…only to be attacked by a strange faery who calls him a fraud and a false king. Now the two must form a wary alliance to track a strange new threat, a creature of rage and hatred that threatens the newfound peace of Faery, in the opening to a grand new adventure in the enthralling world of the Iron Fey.

 

 

My dilemma is, do I wait to read my ARC of The Iron Raven until I read this, or just dive into The Iron Raven? As of writing this, I'm still in decision mode!

 

TITLE: Shadow's Legacy
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa

PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2021







 

 

Dec 1, 2020

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.

 

"Because someone was looking at her.

She snapped her attention to the west gallery, where a dark silhouette waited in the window." Kindle loc. 9%*



*Quote comes from the eARC, therefore it and its location are not final.

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: Down Comes the Night
AUTHOR: Allison Saft

PUBLISHER: Wednesday Books
GENRE: YA Paranormal
RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2021


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 question is: Top Ten Books I Want to Read for the First Time Again!

 

*in no particular order

 

 

10. 13 TO LIFE by Shannon Delany--another one I'd love to relive from the beginning
9. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling--I mean, obviously!
8. FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones--I adore this series and would love to be able to re-read it again for the first time!

 

 

7. FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes--I ADORED this series and would love to re-read it for the first time again! Plus side is binging the series with no cliffhangers! Lol!
6. INTERTWINED by Gena Showalter--yes, I would even love to read this for the first time again knowing there's no conclusion and everyone's lives are left in dire state.
5. HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost--such a great novel! 




4. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Another one I'd love to relive!
3. OLD MAGIC by Marianne Curley--I soooo adored this one growing up! I would love to relive that first read magic!
2. DEMON IN MY VIEW by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--of course, time is definitely an issue since this book is pretty old now, but it still holds a beautiful magic for me!



READY FOR THE BIG #1? CARE TO TAKE A GUESS? ;)

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1. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber--did you guess right? ;)