Sunday, December 11, 2022

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | December 11

How is your weekend going? I have nothing exciting to report. I'm absolutely not prepared for the holidays, but I'm ready for them to get here anyway! My tree is up, but we haven't even put the ornaments on yet. Do you decorate for Christmas?

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2022 Books I Wanted to Read but Haven't Yet

Finished Reading

1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus [dnf] - The dedication of this middle grade book is "To all future final girls. You've got this." Say what? I decided to put this one down at 50 pages because I could tell it was not going to be for me.

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman ⭐⭐⭐★★ - Review coming tomorrow!

Currently Reading

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore - This is the December pick for my local book club. I've never read this so we'll see!

Added to the TBR

The Stranded by Sarah Daniels Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham
Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards The Warning by Kristy Acevedo Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance by by Robin Furth

Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for sending me this box of books! 

  • The Stranded by Sarah Daniels - It's been a long time since I've read a YA post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel. I'm looking forward to this hopefully nostalgic jump back into that old fav genre.
  • Tell Me What Really Happened by Chelsea Sedoti - This YA mystery is told through police interviews - I'm intrigued!
  • This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham - I can't wait to check out this horror comedy. It is just what I need right now.
  • Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards - These theater workers are trapped in a mall with a killer. Fun!
  • The Warning by Kristy Acevedo - This is another dystopian and it's a science fiction one at that! I did not read enough scifi this year so this fits perfectly with my plans for next year.

Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance by Robin Furth - Mike Flanagan's dream of adapting the Dark Tower is coming true so my dreams are coming true. The Dark Tower has been a 20 year long struggle for me. I have a love/hate relationship with the series, and I refuse to be defeated by it. I'm going to try to pick back up with book 5 for the countless time next year (I've seriously lost count) with this encyclopedia of the Dark Tower by my side.

Currently Watching

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Run Sweetheart Run

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - My youngest has discovered the Percy Jackson books. My favorite thing is seeing my kids get excited about books. After he finished The Lightning Thief I watched the movie with him and listened to aaaaalllllllllll the differences between the book and the movie. :)

Run Sweetheart Run - I watched Run Sweetheart Run with the Horror Spotlight discord group. It was so much fun! It took us all by surprise, and it was a great break from the week.

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


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  1. I love reading books/watching movies with others as I find that often others will share things I didn’t pick up in a book or movie and I appreciate their perception. Have a wonderful week ahead Jennifer!

  2. I went to GR to see what The Stupidest Angel was about, and it's tag humor, horror, and zombies. Color me confused. Hope you have good luck with it.

  3. Nice haul. A lot of good horror.
    Have a great week.

  4. Omg I love Percy Jackson so much! I loved reading the books... I think the movies are quite different though, what do you think?
    The "I declare a thumb war" written on the front of Graveyard girls made me lol. I'm sorry you didn't like it, but at least there are plenty of books to look forward to.
    Have a great week x

  5. My daughter does the decorating and now that her finals are over I need to get a tree. I enjoy having it but not the work of then taking it down.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  6. My daughter got out the decorations and I did the tree a couple of weeks ago. She likes to get everything up early. lol

  7. Our tree is up too but no ornaments! Just lights. Who has time for ornaments? lol

  8. I don't think that I will put up a tree this year. I am feeling lazy and it's just me and my husband and we don't care about decorations all that much. I like the idea of horror comedy so I will have to check out This Delicious Death!

  9. My eldest is a hardcore Rick Riodrian fan.. he loved Percy Jackson.. will still read them in between books.

  10. I'll be decorating because I have family visiting. It will probably be last minute.
    You have an interesting book haul, heavy on horror. :-) The Stupidest Angel looks so familiar... maybe cause I recently listened to A Dirty Job by the author. Sorry you didn't like Graveyard Girls. I like the cover.
    Hope you have a good week and good reading!

  11. I'll keep an eye out for your review of The Family Game. I'm still on the fence about reading that one.

  12. Am skipping December book club as they didn't have a Christmasy light novel but a serious, depressing Steinbeck novel.

  13. Haha, I'm having the same problem with Christmas. We have several trees, and they're all somewhat up. None of them are decorated. They're just . . . trees. In the house.

  14. I am absolutely not ready either, and I really, really need to change that.

    I remember reading a whole bunch of Christopher Moore novels a long time ago, and I remember loving them. Hope you enjoy this one!

  15. I thought I was ahead of the game but then I realized that Christmas is two weeks away and got a big dose of reality! The Stupidest Angel looks like it could be fantastic or it could be meh. I hope it's fantastic! Have a wonderful week!

  16. Those Sourcebook Fire books look good. Enjoy!


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