Sunday, November 24, 2019

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | November 24

I am officially on Thanksgiving vacation this week! I plan to put up the Christmas tree, read, read, read, host Thanksgiving, work on the blog, and shop (online, totally online)!

New blog alert! My twitter friend Amanda Rock is now blogging at Amanda Reads Horror so be sure to check that out.

Posted Last Week


I posted my ⭐⭐⭐★★ review of Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn.

Do you have any favorite Mary Downing Hahn books? I'm looking to read more books by her.

I shared a few books that recently made it onto my wishlist.

I shared my ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ thoughts on Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Finished Reading


Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - I loved this! Thank you Tammy for putting this on my radar!!

Currently Reading


A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs Skyward by Brandon Sanderson The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

I read the first novella (The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky) in A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs. I'm hoping to read the second novella before my vacation week is up!

I started reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson this morning and OH MY GOD. By the end of the prologue I was declaring this one a favorite (and I don't even like prologues!). I don't want to do a THING today but read this book.

I'm still reading The Eye of the World with a small group on Instagram. I'm just about to the halfway point, and I'm starting to enjoy it a lot more. (I've been enjoying it but it has been soooo derivative of LOTR so far so it's been hard to connect with it.)

Recent Acquisitions


The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

I have the best of friends!! Toni sent me a package with the following four books. I can't wait to read them all!! The finished copy of Monster, She Wrote has a really lovely reference to Ladies of Horror Fiction. ❤️

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering
Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

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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27 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break and I hope your Thanksgiving goes off without a hitch.

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  2. I'm so happy you loved Ormeshadow!! Its amazing, right? And I need to buy a copy of Skyward immediately. Not sure why I still haven't read it. And I followed Amanda's blog, she and I have a lot in common😁

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  3. Jen!! Thanks for the shoutout! So, Brandon Sanderson is a local Utah author and people ADORE him and his books. I haven’t read him yet. I think I was waiting for a recommendation from a reader I really trust! Ha ha! Thank you!!

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    1. That man can write. I hope you enjoy The Rithmatist!!

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  4. Yay for the holiday time off! I have to work three days but then a 4-day weekend. I read Rebecca years ago and I liked the Alfred Hitchcock film version better than the book. Don't hate me, lol! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Jen! :)

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  5. I know!!! Skyward is sooooo good! Have fun ;-)

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  6. Enjoy your break! I usually take this week off so it's going to be hard going into work tomorrow. At least it's a short week. I really need to get to Skyward since it seems that everyone loves it. I hope you have a great week!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving! I really want to put up my Christmas tree this week, but that involves digging it out of the basement, which isn’t fun. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Yeah.. the hauling part of it isn't the best. Haha.

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  8. Enjoy your vacation! I think we're putting our tree up soon too. And happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    1. I hope you get your tree up soon! I love having mine up! (Until Christmas ends then it has to GO. lol)

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  9. I'm so excited to hear you are enjoying Skyward! I'm looking forward to the sequel's release this week and I'm sure I'll devour it once I get my hands on it. And happy Thanksgiving!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  10. What a lovely package to receive, I love the cover of Tnfoil Butterfly, almost as much as I adore the title of A Lush and Seething Hell - so evocative!

    Wishing you a great reading week, and a wonderful vacation.

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  11. I'm so glad you get to have a break and enjoy your Thanksgiving! Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  12. Hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy Tinfoil Butterfly. Sadly it bombed for me. But I have A Lush and Seething Hell our from the library right now.

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    1. I've heard some lackluster things about Tinfoil Butterfly, but I plan to check it out.

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  13. Skyward is one I've been debating for what feels like forever as it's not my usual type of read but you've almost tipped me over the edge to grab it!

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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