Sunday, July 23, 2023

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 23

Hello! How is your weekend going? My weekend hasn't been too exciting, but it's been very productive. My youngest son was over at my aunt's house because his cousin is in town. I took the opportunity to remove everything from his room and his closet to deep clean. I put his furniture back in a much better configuration which he says is so cool. Now we have the task of going through everything that didn't make it back into his room to see what he wants to keep or donate.

The One Piece trailer came out this weekend. This is exciting news in our house. I think season one will cover the first 12 volumes of the manga series. I'm nearly done with volume 10 so I'm in a great spot to be able to finish those before the live action series starts. I'm so glad I started reading these last year.

Posted Last Week

Be Sure by Seanan McGuire

Book Review | Be Sure by Seanan McGuire
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - This is a great way to start reading Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series if you have started that yet!

Books With One-Word Titles - This was a fun and easy Top Ten Tuesday.

Currently Reading

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward - I'm so stressed at work all I do when I come home is curl up and watch baseball so I haven't finished this yet. It's amazing, though.

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros - I definitely get the hype around this one. I'm 110 pages in so I don't know where I will land on the obsession scale yet.

Added to the TBR

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang - This book was 100% me falling off the book buying ban. I blame my husband. I'll feel less guilty when I read it and love it. 😆

Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle - This is the September pick for the Horror Spotlight discord group. (I'm so sorry; I think I usually forget to link to the discord server. We have 350+ members who chat about much more than horror books if you want to join us!) I am excited that Chuck Tingle has written a horror novel.

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros - I unhauled two bags of books and sold them to my used bookstore. I used my credit towards buying Fourth Wing because I am absolutely giving into the hype. I couldn't take one more reader calling this their book of the year without finding out why! Have you read it yet?

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  1. I still need to locate a copy of Fourth Wing so you aren't the only one left out if the hype😂

  2. That is smart to do the deep clean when the kid is not there, otherwise they try to stop you from getting rid of things (at least my kid did). Forth Wing is not quite my thing, but I know my daughter is going to read it. She loves fantasy and dragons. I hope you adore it

    1. Thankfully he's good about helping me cull and donate things. :)

  3. Yay for a productive weekend. It's been so hot outside here where I live that I haven't felt like doing anything...even inside. ;D

  4. I love that you did the deep clean. I have Fourth Wing on hold at the library and have delayed it once. I will get to it but it's long so I have to plan. This month I have another couple long books for review.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. I'm so ready to give into the Fourth Wing hype too! All of my reader friends who have read it swear that it's a 5 star read!

  6. Yellowface sounds like a winner with everyone that has reviewed it. I think I need to read it too.
    best, mae at

  7. I've heard so many good things about Yellowface. You can blame your falling-off-the-wagon on us blogging friends...We want to know what you think of it.

    What a clever way to clean your son's room!

    1. Hahaha. I will definitely use you guys needing my reviews as a reason to buy the things.

  8. I have still never tried manga. I know I've heard of that one though.

    Yay for a good weekend! :)

    1. Greg! I think you would love manga! Maybe some day.

  9. Fourth Wing is on my calendar for next month. I want to be part of the in-crowd too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Fourth Wing and Yellowface are two books I have my eyes on. I should do more than look at the covers, I should explore them in person.

  11. Really looking forward to starting Looking Glass Sound, glad to hear it's amazing so far!

  12. I loved both Fourth Wing and Camp Damascus, enjoy!


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