Apr 16, 2024

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.

 

"'Dear God,' I say as I open another drawer and pull out a wrapped piece of hard cheese. 'The man is a squirrel. There are stashes of food everywhere.'" p 177


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: The Poisoner's Ring
AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong

PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books
GENRE: Mystery
RELEASE DATE: May 23, 2023




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 Characters I'd Like to Go on Vacation With


*in no particular order
**I'm assuming we're talking book characters, the description afterwards had me thinking it was real life friends and then it got me confused! Lol. So going with book characters!
***Also, I have zero clue as to what kind of vacation we'd all take? Book trips for some for sure! Maybe an amusement park for others? Lol. I'm bad at this part! Just no beaches for me.



10. GRACE--I just loved her character! I feel like we'd get along well!
9. FINLAY--
the adventures this woman has delight me! Though I still need to get caught up, especially since she has a roadtrip book coming up!
8. MERIT--
Merit is a lot of fun and I think hanging out with her would be great! Plus she likes food! Lol.



7. VIOLET--she's also a quiet sort, though she becomes a force to be reckoned with naturally! But her love for books in the beginning would mean we'd get along swell!
6. ANNELISE--
Annelise was a brainy sort and while I'm not on that level of smarts, I feel like we'd still get along well enough as I recall seeing myself in her at times.
5. BELLE--
I mean obviously, right?! Lol.



4. GEORGINA--she works in a bookstore and likes to read so of course we'd get along swimmingly!
3. KATY--
my girl! Bloggers and readers, we'd have a blast! Send us to a book convention and we'd go nuts! I'd say we'd do the divide and conquer...but we'd want to meet all our favorite authors so it'd be more like us dive bombing from line to line together!
2. EVANGELINE--
loooved her and her belief in magic and fairy tales and all things magical! We'd have fun together too!



1. TELLA--I mean obviously, I want everyone from the Caraval and OUABH world on my trip but I thought I'd limit myself to one from each series! Lol. Tella was my fave after reading Legendary! We just have that same kind of attitude and mindset, we're like two peas in a pod!








Apr 15, 2024

Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag

 

So last week I saw this fun tag over at Lili Lost in a Book (and I totally borrowed her cute image because it was purple and perfect!) and thought it looked like fun! It's basically just a check in for the first quarter of the year to see what books are on the top of our minds! It was originally created by Rosin's Reading.



How Many Books Have You Read So Far?


I've currently read 20 books out of my 50 total goal! I'm over halfway through book 21 at the time of writing this post!




Have You Found a Book You Think Might Be a 2024 Favorite?

As of now, I'd say that would be The Study of Magic by Maria V. Snyder! This is a companion novel to her second book Magic Study telling Valek's side of what was happening while Yelena was away! It was a blast!



If Not, What Was Your Favorite Book That Wasn't Quite Five Stars?

While I loved the trilogy as a whole and Destroy the Day still scored very high for me, 4.5/5 stars. I did feel a little sad as the ending was a bit rushed in my opinion. I guess I just expected a little more time to get through events and it ended just a little too quick for my liking.



Any 1 Star Books/Least Favorite Book of the Year?

While I still liked Midnight Beauties, I did give it a 2.5/5 rating which translates to slightly better than okay. I think my enjoyment was greatly reduced due to the fact that I read the first book way too long ago. I knew I should've re-read the first one but I just didn't have the time. I still liked it, but just not as much as I had hoped.



Most Read Genre So Far?

 

Fantasy. Definitely fantasy. The rest have been some thrillers and paranormal reads.



A Book That Surprised You

No One Can Know definitely kept me guessing on the whodunit part! Every time I thought I had it down, the story would throw in another twist!



A Book That's Come Out in 2024 Already That You Want to Read But Haven't Yet?

Oh wow. That list was longer than I thought. I'm the worst! Top of that list though is Cursed Cruise by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren! This was a sequel I didn't even know what going to happen until the last minute almost! Dying to read it!



One Goal That You Made That You Are Succeeding At?


I'm actually doing really well at all my challenges! I'm at 20/50 books for the year. I've read 5 series finales I've been meaning to read and I'm thinking of upping that challenge soon! I've written 18/25 discussions so far and for TBR books I've read 13/20! So I'm doing great with all of them!



One Goal You Made You Need to Focus On?


Well, if I up my Series Enders Reading Challenge, I'll need to focus on that one! I've been trying to aim for one a month, but I know that's going to fall apart eventually!












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:

The Study of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (ARC) (5 stars)

 

 

Currently Reading:

The Poisoner's Ring by Kelley Armstrong

 

 

What I Plan to Read Next:

 Kiss of the Selkie by Tessonja Odette



Other Posts of Interest:

Let's Discuss: Genre Burnout
Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays
Can't Wait Wednesday
Books from the Backlog #78
Book Blogger Hop #301
Stacking the Shelves--More Mail Woes