Sunday, September 4, 2022

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | September 4

Happy September! I'm in a great reading mood today. I had such a great reading day yesterday, I want to chunk all of my Sunday responsibilities out the window today. We'll see! 

I am ready for all things fall. Part of what I'm planning to do today (hopefully with an audiobook going) is start decorating for fall. I do have a question for you guys - do you have a favorite pumpkin spice tea? My go to caffeine/decaf teas are:

Tazo Pumpkin Spice Chai TeaStash Decaf Pumpkin Spice

I try to only drink caffeine before lunch since my anxiety makes me a terrible sleeper.

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Finished Reading

One Piece, Volume 5: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Eiichiro Oda Paper Girls, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

One Piece, Volume 5: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Eiichiro Oda ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ - This volume was a bit mixed for me. I loved the ending of the Usopp storyline, but I didn't care so much for the beginning of the next arc. I got emotional over Usopp's story, though, so it still got 4 stars from me.

Paper Girls, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ - This is still really fun. I had to renew the next few volumes at the library because I just haven't had the time (or mental capacity) to read much lately.

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Aaah! My reading soul was RENEWED yesterday. After a long, hot day I plopped down and read all of this magnificent book. Last week I mentioned rereading The Fall of the House of Usher in preparation of reading What Moves the Dead. I'm sooo glad I did. I highly recommend it since What Moves the Dead is a re-imagining of The Fall of the House of Usher. What Moves the Dead is so good! I'll have a review out soon.

Currently Reading

Babel by R.F. Kuang The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Babel by R.F. Kuang - I'm slowly making my way through Babel. I'm 90 pages in, and things are starting to get dark and strange. I'm enjoying it, and I will continue to take my time with it.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson - My reread is still going well with The Way of Kings! I'm about 700 pages in now out of 1007.

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston - I started reading Amari and the Night Brothers. So far it reminds me of Brandon Sanderson's Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. It's quirky, and I like it.

Added to the TBR

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune Unmasked (Fright Watch #3) by Lorien Lawrence Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune - Under the Whispering Door is my book club's pick for October. Excited to finally read T.J. Klune soon.

Unmasked (Fright Watch #3) by Lorien Lawrence - The new Fright Watch book is out! I loved the first two books. They are middle grade horror books about kids that are basically the supernatural neighborhood watch. So fun!

Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston - The next Amari book was also released this past week. Hopefully I can get to it soon after finishing the first one.

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


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  1. I love Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin tea. I just looked at the label and saw it had Stevia in it. I guess that is why it needs no sweetener. HA!

    1. I'm allergic to Stevia so I'm glad you mentioned it! I have terrible allergies, and Stevia is a ragweed. A sweet pumpkin tea sounds great, though.

  2. A long holiday weekend is perfect for just lazing around and reading. I say go for it haha! I need to get some pumpkin spice tea or something as well. something to get me in the mood properly for fall!

    I kind of want to read the Paper Girls GN's. I thoguht the show was pretty fun.

    1. I still need to watch Paper Girls! Maybe today... I wound up being lazy watching shows instead of reading yesterday which was great, too.

  3. I don't do well with caffeine. We're actually not good friends, lol. I drink mostly herbal teas because decaf is even too much for me. My favorite types of teas are loose-leaf teas. I haven't found a good pumpkin spice loose-leaf tea yet. I do like the one from Trader Joe's, though. It has a good flavor.

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    1. I used to drink a lot of loose-leaf tea, but I honestly got very lazy about it. I did find one loose leaf pumpkin tea that I liked. Halloween Latte - a custom fan blend through Adagio.

  4. Pumpkin spice tea sounds interesting. Definitely need to try it.

    1. I drink the decaf one all year, but I have a lot of trouble finding the Tazo one off season. :)

  5. I hadn't heard that TJ Klune has a new book out. Thanks for sharing it.

    The approach of fall is something I am eagerly looking forward to.

    "My reading soul was RENEWED yesterday." Now this is what I hope for every time I begin a book.

  6. The American obsession with all things pumpkin, only in Autumn, is a little weird from my Aussie perspective :)
    I’m curious about the Kingfisher titles

    Wishing you a great reading week

  7. I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice anything. While Fall is nice, I much prefer summer with all of its sunshine and heat. You have a nice looking assortment of books on your stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. Yay for awesome reading days! I hope it continues for you. And I can't wait to read What Moves the Dead. It sounds awesome. :)

  9. I don't drink flavor teas of any kind, just stick to black tea with a little milk. But my last caffeine drink is lunch like yourself.

  10. I haven't found a pumpkin spice tea that doesn't taste like soap yet. I usually just drink Earl Grey or Lady Grey.

  11. Dang, sounds like I really need to pick up What Moves the Dead !

  12. I'm glad you loved What Moves The Dead! T. Kingfisher never disappoints­čśü

  13. I'm so excited for fall! People here are already decorating, even though it's 95 degrees or hotter on most days. I'm also excited for What Moves The Dead. I'm glad you liked it.


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