Mar 31, 2021

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.


Kennedy Bennett comes from a long line of curse weavers. For centuries, her family has plied their trade in Unstable, Massachusetts, a quirky small town that’s welcomed paranormal practitioners since the dawn of spiritualism. Kennedy has recently struck out on her own, opening an antiques shop in Boston, where her speciality is uncursing and reselling hexed objects.

Then Aiden Connolly walks into her life with an offer she really should refuse. The scion of a wealthy family of luck workers, Aiden has a scheme to get his hands on the most famous cursed object of all: the mythical Necklace of Harmonia. He’s not the only one after the necklace, though. And he’s not the only one looking for a curse weaver to fix it. Kennedy’s sisters are kidnapped, she finds herself plunged into the underbelly of the magical world where even Aidan soon finds himself in over his head.


I'm not good with reading serial novels. Mostly because I want to read everything in one go...or as much of one go I can read it! Lol. So I held off reading this one when it was serialized and now my wait is almost up!


TITLE: Cursed Luck
AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong

KLA Fricke Inc 
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2021



Mar 30, 2021

Let's Discuss: Bookish Confessions Part 32

We all have our bookish confessions. Today I decided to share one of my weirder ones. I can't remember if I mentioned it once before but here we go...

Bookish Confessions Part 32 (I really don't know what number it is! LOL) 

You know when you're browsing the bookstore shelves and you spot one of your favorite series on the shelves! You look at the spines and think, read it, read it, read it, still need to read it...etc. Do you ever notice how sometimes stores arrange them in alphabetical order? I get the reasoning behind it, well, sorta.

I admit that when I see this and I see that no one else is around, I casually will rearrange the books to be in serial order from whatever is there! Yeah, it just flows better because a new reader might grab book 3 because it's "first" in the row and think "sounds good!" but they'll be so confused when they read it! So yes, I confess, I rearrange book series when I see them out of serial order.

Do you do this when in a bookstore? What are some of your weird bookish confessions?

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.


"The parson didn't answer. His eyes closed as he mouthed a silent intercession. 'Yes. A revival. Tomorrow. Every trace of evil shall be stamped out from God's Grasp.' He opened his eyes and stared hard at Ephraim. 'Starting with you.'" p 394*


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





TITLE: Small Favors
AUTHOR: Erin A. Craig

PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 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 topic is: Top Ten Places In Books I’d Love to Live


*in no particular order


 10. DISNEY WORLD--yes, the heroine is working at Disney World very briefly before the action starts, so I'm choosing to live there!
9. HOGWARTS--I mean, duh!
8. NEVERLAND--I mean I always wanted to go there as a kid! Plus, I'm still a child at heart and never growing old would let me dismantle my TBR pile like a pro! Lol!

7. THE HOLLOWS--a quaint little neighborhood for supernaturals? Sign me up!
6. LONDON--okay maybe more visit? I always love reading about the London setting and would love to see it in person!
5. CHICAGO--I've been a few times and do like the city! Naperville is just a stone's throw away! Think of all the signings I could attend!! (You know, once society opens up again!)

4. NIGHT COURT--because why not?
3. OTHERWORLD--gotta love a world of supernaturals!
2. NOCTURNE FALLS--I love this town!! I so want to live there and find me a supernatural to love! Lol!

1. CARAVAL--or you know, wherever the game is at! Home is Caraval! lol!