Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2021

Hello, everyone! It is the end of November, which means it is time for another monthly wrap-up. This month has been pretty great, and I’ve read some awesome books. Most notable, I finished off the Green Bone Saga by reading my eARC of Jade Legacy, which releases today, and now I have a new favorite series and book! I still can’t believe it considering I’d never read any of them until a little over a month ago. I also read The Eye of the World, which has been on my TBR for years. It’s been a great month of TV, as well. I finished watching Foundation and started Wheel of Time and Hawkeye. I’ve also been watching Doctor Who and am looking forward to the finale this Sunday. While many of the shows have had some good episodes and others that fell a bit flat, I’ve really been enjoying all of them. This really is a wonderful time to be a fan of fantasy, sci fi, and comic books because there is tons of great TV material coming out.

The holidays are also upon us, and Thanksgiving was a lot of fun, despite being a ton of work. I spent time with family and ate so much food I felt like I could vomit. I also put up my Christmas decorations in mid-November and have been trying to save the tree and ornaments from the cat ever since.

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Indie Spotlight – Arigale: Spite In the Spirit

Hello, everyone! Today I’m bringing you a spotlight of an indie book I’m looking forward to reading in the near future. The author is looking for reviewers and readers to get the word out about the book. So, if it sounds like something you’d be interested in reading, use one of the links below to purchase the book or contact the author to see if you can get a review copy.

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First Lines Fridays (33) – November 26, 2021

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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Book Review – The Eye of the World

Hello, everyone! Today I’m bringing you my review of The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I’ve wanted to read this book (and the rest of the series) for years, but it has always been a little intimidating. I’ve already struggled through one epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, and wasn’t really ready to commit to another. Funny enough, the same thing that made me pick up The Sword of Truth finally made me decide to take the plunge with this one too, someone turned it into a TV show. I hate watching a movie/TV adaptation without reading the book first, and I couldn’t bring myself to watch it without reading it so soon after breaking that rule for Dune, which I promise I’ll get around to reading before the next movie comes out… Anyway, the point is I finally read The Eye of the World, and I have some thoughts. Here they are!

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First Lines Fridays (32) – November 19, 2021

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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