Sunday, February 26, 2023

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | February 26

Hi, reader friends! 


Once again I have completed no books BUT! I am in the middle of some amazing, amazing books so that's wonderful at least. 


Baseball spring training has begun. I got to watch two games (on TV 😆) yesterday which did wonders for my mental health. I also read during the games which I'm going to try to do during baseball season this year. If you are a baseball fan - what do you think of the new rules? I am living for the new pitch clock rules. I love baseball, but the games are way too long. I like sleeping, you know?


Thank you for the game recommendations last week! So far I've tried the coloring app that Tanya @ Girl Plus Books and Destiny @ Howling Libraries recommended. If you need something mindless to do while you are lying around listening to an audiobook, check out Happy Color.

Posted Last Week

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Book Review | Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - This was a reread if you are interested in checking out my thoughts.

Book Review | Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire ⭐⭐⭐★★ - This was a reread as well.

Finished Reading

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid [DNF]- I tried listening to the audiobook of Daisy Jones & the Six last week, and it did not go well. I wasn't going to post about it at all, but I decided I need advice/opinions/recommendations/whatever you've got for me. Have you read Daisy Jones & the Six? The entire book is written in interview style. I hate listening to interviews in audio. They are always in the format of Name! Blah, blah, blah. Name! Blah, blah, blah, and I can't even. This is never the book's fault - it's the format, right? - but I can't listen to it. I looked at the print copy in Target this weekend, and I don't know... I don't know if I just need some distance after the audiobook experience or if this book is just not going to be a good fit for me. Is this story amazing? Is the interview format in print easy to get used to? I need your thoughts!

Currently Reading

This is partly why I haven't finished any books!

The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez The Unknown. Weird Writings, 1900-1937 by Algernon Blackwood The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter - I'm still enjoying this, but it's going a little slow for me.

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty - This is absolutely incredible. This may wind up as one of my favorite books of all time. Stay tuned!

Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez - This is also incredible. I can't wait to devote more time to this!

The Unknown. Weird Writings, 1900-1937 by Algernon Blackwood - And this, too! Absolutely loving this. What even is this reading life right now?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - I started reading this for my mental health this past week. I need a break from everything so I took a trip into middle earth. Even though I've seen the movies - I had no idea how much of a treasure hunt book this is. This is just what I need right now.

Added to the TBR

Night's Edge by Liz Kerin In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune Chlorine by Jade Song

Night's Edge by Liz Kerin - Thank you to Tor Nightfire for sending this to me. I love everything they publish - and you know I'm passionate about horror by women. This sounds like some great scary mom horror.

In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune - Tor sent me In the Lives of Puppets, and I'm so happy already. I haven't even read it yet. Just knowing I have some T.J. Klune on the immediate TBR is already lifting my spirits.

Chlorine by Jade Song - Speaking of horror by women - Chlorine is a debut horror that is being compared to The Vegetarian. I cannot wait to read this super soon. It's one of my most anticipated books. (Thank you to William Morrow Books!)

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 have only ever read books in interview format. People rave about Daisy. It didn't pique my interest, but that many people can't be wrong. You're a baseball fan. Look at that. I remember being dragged to Mets games as a kid. I had to keep stats in order to stay interested.

    1. 2 out of my 3 kids like going to baseball games. I have to drag 1 of them. :)

  2. Enjoy your baseball games! The Hobbit was one of my favorite books when I was a kid, but I haven't reread it in years. I wonder what I'd think about it as an adult.

  3. I've heard so many good things about Daisy Jones and the Six. I've always meant to read it. But somehow it always got pushed down on my list.

    I know little about baseball, but our nephew is a pitcher. We are excited that he's moving from Boston to the Texas Rangers this year. I hope he has a good season.

    1. Oh, that's so cool that your nephew is moving to the Texas Rangers! I think he'll like it better there. :)

  4. Well I listened to Daisy Jones and I was smitten. The interview format worked well for me and I think if I had read it instead of listening to it it wouldn't have worked so well for me!

    1. You aren't the first I've heard raving on the audio. It is certainly a preference thing. I wish I could do interviews in that style. Even books by my favorite authors, I just can't do it. Somehow I loved the Illuminae books on audio, though...

  5. Baseball's kind of awesome especially having it on in the background sometimes? I don't always watch the game pr se ( they ARE too long sometimes) but it's nice to have on in the background.

    The Hobbit is awesome! I re- read it a few years ago and it was so nice to just go back and re- experience :)

    1. A friend of mine was complaining that the new pitch clock rules would force her to pay attention to the game lol

  6. I wish I could help but I couldn't get into the audio of Daisy Jones and the Six either. I also gave Ninth House 5 hearts.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    1. That does help to hear others have struggled and it's not just me. I don't want to keep trying.

  7. I have not read Daisy Jones, but I do have a copy of the book. It sounds like audio probably isn't the way to go.

    1. I've seen rave reviews on the audio so I don't know. I think it's a preference thing, but I can't do it.

  8. I could NOT with Daisy Jones, but I'm looking foward to watching the series!

    1. OK - that is good to know so thank you for letting me know. I had a strong negative reaction, too. I feel like I'm going to miss out on something, but it is what it is.


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