Sunday, November 25, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | November 25

I hope everyone had a wonderful week (and a wonderful Thanksgiving if you were celebrating!) Our Thanksgiving dinner went off without a hitch. I woke up sick on Black Friday, and I'm not even complaining because reading in bed is exactly what I needed.

Finished Reading



Return to Dyatlov Pass by J.H. Moncrieff ⭐⭐⭐ - This was a fun monster read.

Lyra's Oxford (His Dark Materials #3.5) by Philip Pullman ⭐⭐⭐ - This made me miss Lyra and Will.

The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere #1) by Jacqueline West ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - I loved this middle grade read.

Currently Reading



Coraline by Neil Gaimen - Coraline is a weekend buddy read this weekend with Emily and Tracy. I'm enjoying finally getting to read it.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - You guys were right about Illuminae. This is a fun read so far! It was a random library grab, and now I'm hoping they have the rest!

Recent Acquisitions



Some of my Black Friday purchases were The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, The Good House by Tananarive Due, and Kindred by Octavia E. Butler. Have you read any of these?

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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41 comments:

  1. Return to Dyatlov Pass looks kind of awesome...at least from the cover. :)

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  2. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!!! And hopefully you're feeling better. :)

    Return to Dyatlov Pass looks nice and scary. and yay for Illuminae!

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  3. I like that you found a silver lining to be sick. Hope you are feeling better! OMG! I LOVE the Illuminae Files. I had that book on my shelf for over a year, and wanted to kick myself, because it was so good, and is now one of my favorite series. So glad you are enjoying it.

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    1. Sam, I was honestly so happy to just read for a change. :) I'm so glad I took the chance on Illuminae!!

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  4. Sorry to hear you were sick on Friday, but yes, that does give you an excuse to stay in bed and read! I have the print copy of Illuminae even though I mostly just buy e-copies now, but it was so neat in the print version! Glad to hear you're enjoying it. :)

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    1. I'm reading a print copy and it's massive! I love it, though.

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  5. I loved reading Coraline and I can't wait to read Illuminae soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays and Cover Spotlight!

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  6. I LOVED the Elsewhere Series, I read all of them except I never got to the last one. I would love to read those again. Such a great series! :)

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    1. The first book was so great! I definitely need to read the rest!

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  7. I will have to check out The Shadows. I like MG horror/thrillers and find them to be right up my alley. Glad you enjoyed it! I still haven't read a HP book or seen a movie. I consider myself elite because of it. I am not on that bandwagon so to speak.

    Mary

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    1. Haha. I can't believe you've had no HP especially since you like MG horror.

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  8. Yay, you're reading Illuminae! When I first saw the book I thought it would be 90% gimmick, but I was surprised at how much I loved the story and enjoyed the visuals that came along with the experience! I hope your library will have the rest too, because the entire trilogy is so worth it!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It's so good! I wasn't sure I was even going to read it. I'm so glad I am!

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  9. Sorry you’re sick, but I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving and got lots of reading done. I really liked Illuminae. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks! I get kind of angry about being sick, but I really have enjoyed the downtime.

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  10. I'm suddenly realising I'm running out of time for SF month and there are 5 books I wanted to get read before the end of the month! Darn! I might try to squeeze Illuminae in or get to it next month maybe! Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I forgot all about scifi month until it was already full swing. Hopefully I can jump back in next year. It looks like everyone is having a great time.

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  11. I've been meaning to read The Little Stranger. Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'm hoping to read The Little Stranger at some point next year.

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  12. I read The Good House years ago before I even started blogging or writing reviews. I do remember really loving it!

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    1. I'm excited to read it. I plan to read a few of Tananarive Due's books next year.

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  13. Nice looking assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  14. I am not sure Illuminae is for me but I know so many readers have loved it.

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  15. I ordered Illuminae and can't wait to read it! Enjoy your week ;-)

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    1. Yay! It's so good! Let me know what you think of it.

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  16. Reading in bed on Black Friday sounds nice. I do hope you're feeling better though. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying Illuminae. I still need to read the third book in the series but loved the first two books.

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    1. I think my library only has the second Illuminae book and not the third. Hopefully they will order it for me!

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  17. I hope you feel better and that you have a nice week.

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  18. Lots of familiar titles on your list. Great books. Have a good week. My weekly update

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  19. I have only read Illuminae from your list. I did enjoy that one but still need to complete the series. I feel like I should read Coraline at some point. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. I'm glad to have finally read Coraline. I need to watch the movie now. :)

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  20. Yay for time in bed reading. I hope you are feeling better now. I also perused the book and audio deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Enjoy your reading this week! Anne - Books of My Heart

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  21. I loved The Little Stranger, and Illuminae is amazing! I still need to read the third book, but it's such a good and consistent trilogy.

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