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Top 10 Tuesday

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week’s Top 10 is Books With an Adjective In the Title (Submitted by Nicole @ How to Train a Book Dragon). I have struggled with this one this week, but here managed to scrape together this list (click on the titles for my review):

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

A Loyal Traitor by Tim Glister

The Rejected Suitor by Teresa McCarthy

Dead Soil by Alex Apostol

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune

A Killer Cupcake by Fiona Grace

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

What books would be on your list?

Upcoming Top Ten Tuesday Topics:

March 29: 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics (Submitted by Lisa of Hopewell)
April 5: Freebie (come up with your own topic!)
April 12: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To (Submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse)
April 19: Bookish Merchandise I’d Love to Own
April 26: Books with [___] On the Cover (Pick a thing (a color, an item, a place, an animal, a scripty font, a sexy person, etc.) and share covers that have that thing on the cover.)
May 3: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read (submitted by Susan @ Bloggin’ ’bout Books)
May 10: Bookish Characters (these could be readers, writers, authors, librarians, professors, etc.)
May 17: Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read (bonus points if you tell us how long it’s been since you got them!)
May 24: Book Quote Freebie (Share your favorite book quotes that fit a theme of your choosing! These could be quotes about books/reading, or quotes from books. Some examples are: quotes for book lovers, quotes that prove reading is the best thing ever, funny things characters have said, romantic declarations, pretty scenery descriptions, witty snippets of dialogue, etc.)
May 31: Comfort Reads (Share which books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape. You can either share specific titles if you love to re-read, or you could share qualities of books you look for in a comfort read.)

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Booksta Bingo!

I was tagged in this game of Bingo on Instagram and thought that it would be fun to post it on here too! I was tagged by @the_pair_of_bookworms and it is based on a template from @gabbreads.

I have:

Re-Read a book – not often. The only one that instantly comes to mind is Flambards by K M Peyton.

Borrowed a Library book – all the time!

Owned a signed book – I have recently started collecting signed books and now have about 4.

Read a book over 500 pages long – Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer – the largest book I have ever read!

Read a collection of short stories – when I was younger I had a set of books that had a collection of short stories in them.

Cried over a fictional character – many times! I try not to read books that I think will be sad, but sometimes it sneaks up on me!

Owned a reading device – Kindle Fire

Refused to lend someone a book – family members know better than to even ask me!

I have not:

Listened to an Audiobook – I don’t have the concentration or attention span for that!

Lost a book – I am quite precious about my books!

Cracked the spine of a book – nope, never, never will! I read a book very carefully so as to avoid such things!

Disliked a film adaptation of a book – Books are better than their film adaptation in general, but I wouldn’t say that I have actively disliked any film based on a book.

Stayed up all night reading – I have stayed up late, but never all night. Sleep is too important to me!

Read a translated book – I haven’t thought about looking for a translated book to read, however this may soon be rectified!

Written a book (published or unpublished) – a pipe dream for me, however I have started my fictional journal page (which I need to get back to at some point!).

Read a book based on where you live – I live in a small village so it is unlikely to feature in any book! Even my nearest town is unlikely. I have read about books based in London though which is an hour’s train ride away.

Total score: 8/16

How many have you done?

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The Book Network Challenge – 7 December

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Favourite Indie Book of 2021

Dead Soil Series by Alex Apostol

Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

This was tough as I have read some amazing books. This is what I came up with in the end! What have been your favourites?

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WWW Wednesday!

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It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What am I currently reading?

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Chasing The Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.

Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren. Azrael’s role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal—exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life.

Azrael’s obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard. Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.

Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?

Chasing the Darkness is an escape to a land of magic, sword fights, and love, with memorable characters who must face the darkness within and journey down a path of destruction or redemption.”

What have I finished reading?

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The Dying Light by Emily Rooke

What am I going to read next?

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In a small American town, the local residents are abuzz with excitement and nervousness when they wake on the morning of the twenty-seventh of June. Everything has been prepared for the town’s annual tradition—a lottery in which every family must participate, and no one wants to win.

“The Lottery” stands out as one of the most famous short stories in American literary history. Originally published in The New Yorker, the author immediately began receiving letters from readers who demanded an explanation of the story’s meaning. “The Lottery” has been adapted for stage, television, radio and film.”

This has been on my to read list for a while. There has been a mixture of waiting for it to become available from the library and then me in the middle of reading something else!

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WWW Wednesday!

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It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What am I currently reading?

The Dying Light by Emily Rooke

What have I finished reading?

Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia – Blog Tour Book – Review on 1 November!

What am I going to read next?

57668983

Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

Book description from Goodreads:

“FINALIST IN THE 2021 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS FOR FANTASY

Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.

Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren. Azrael’s role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal—exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life.

Azrael’s obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard. Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.

Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?

Chasing the Darkness is an escape to a land of magic, sword fights, and love, with memorable characters who must face the darkness within and journey down a path of destruction or redemption.”

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W W W Wednesday

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws:

What am I currently reading?

The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor

Shadow Pursuit by Alistair Birch

This is my Blog Tour book. My Blog Tour date is 28 October 2021.

What have I finished reading?

Rise and Thrive by Lisa Blackshaw – Available from 2 November 2021 Rated 4.5/5

Witchnapped in Westerham by Dionne Lister – Free on Kindle Rated 5/5

What am I reading next?

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Assuming that it will be available from the Library. It is currently on my reserved list!

Book Description From Goodreads:

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.”

Hopefully I won’t regret reading this book!

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