Temporary Hiatus

Hello, everyone! By the time you are reading this, I will be on an airplane headed off on vacation. 🙂 I’ll be taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog and social media to disconnect and recharge. I plan to go back to posting regularly on Monday, May 29, 2023. You’ll likely see a few reviews pop up between now and then, though, because I’ve made commitments I intend to honor. All of those are in the latter part of May. So, I’ll be pretty quiet for the next couple weeks while I’m off on my trip. I hope you all have a fantastic month, and I look forward to being back with you soon!

In case you were wondering, here’s the books I’m stuffing into my bag…

Of course, I’ll also be bringing my Kindle Scribe with me, which isn’t shocking because it goes pretty much everywhere. I hope to get to at least some of these ebooks as well…

Until we meet again…


Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2023

April has been a pretty great month. There were tons of awesome new book releases, and I managed to complete everything for the Magical Readathon. The weather is finally a bit nicer, and everything in my neighborhood is in bloom, which is really beautiful. I spent a small fortune on landscaping this month, and now our flower beds look so much better. I know this is going to make me sound old, but I’m also excited we have a new grocery store close to my house. lol. It opened up right across from my neighborhood, and I love the convenience of being able to go right down the street to pick up what I need. Those are pretty much the major highlights. So, let’s jump into my reading progress for April.

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Monthly TBR – May 2023

Hello, everyone! April is almost behind us, which means it is time to look forward to what I hope to read in May. I’ve decided to prioritize eight books this month and just stick with a regular TBR. Typically, I participate in the May the Force Read with You Readathon in May, but I’m honestly feeling a bit burnt out on readathons after Tropeical Readathon in March and Magical Readathon in April. Hopefully, I’ll also get some mood reading done in addition to the eight books I’m prioritizing. We’ll see, though, because I’m headed out for vacation in a couple of days. So, I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be getting done over the next couple of weeks. Here are the eight books I’ve chosen for this month:

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Book Haul – April 2023

I was really hoping to slow down on getting new books this month. I was actually doing pretty good until I became obsessed with The Raven Boys and ordered the entire series and an associated trilogy. Then things really went off the rails with two B&N visits within the last week in addition to ordering several special editions online. I was so close to making it until the end of the month. I went over 20 DAYS without going into a bookshop. Unfortunately, it only seems to have made the rebound even worse. lol. I did check fewer things out from the library, though, and only bought a few ebooks/audiobooks that were on sale or could be purchased with credits. ARCs weren’t totally out of control either, but I did get a few more than last month. All in all, I’m happy with what I’ve got. I just wish I’d managed a little more self control, which is the story of my life when it comes to books. 🙂

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First Lines Fridays (70) – April 28, 2023

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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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 books with war / battle

Hello everyone! Today’s prompt is top 5 books with war / battle. I read a lot of fantasy and historical fiction. So, I think it might be easier to pick books without war in them. lol. Here are five with warfare that I really enjoyed but haven’t talked about quite as much recently. The covers all link to the book’s Goodreads page, and I’ve included the official covers and synopsis when available. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

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