Sunday, May 24, 2020

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | May 24

I don't have much to report this week. It was very uneventful which can be a good thing. Texas is in phase II, and I don't like seeing the lack of social distancing. I wish we still had markers at the grocery store because I still want people out of my space. I think it would serve us all well to keep some of those practices in place.

Posted Last Week

Book Review | Blood Countess by Lana Popovic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

On My Wishlist {30}

Book Review | Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review week!

Finished Reading

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody Rating

I've been slowly making my way through Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody this year, and I finally finished reading it this week. It's such a great book! If you enjoy reading books on writing, I highly recommend it.

Currently Reading

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson #CurrentlyReading Brandon Sanderson does not write quick reads.

I'm still reading The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. I'm so happy to be reading it, but his books are not fast reads!

Recent Acquisitions

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger The Chasing Graves Trilogy by Ben Galley A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I picked up Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger and The Chasing Graves Trilogy by Ben Galley during #MAYDAYcon last weekend.

My preorder for A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins came in this week. Do you guys think there will ever be releases like Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter, The Da Vinci Code again? A book everyone is reading or a sequel that everyone has to get their hands on? I miss seeing buzz big enough for a midnight book release.

Beginnings, Middles, &s; Ends by Nancy Kress Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward 5,000 Words per Hour by Chris Fox

I ordered Beginnings, Middles, &s; Ends by Nancy Kress, Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, and 5,000 Words per Hour by Chris Fox during the Flight and Foundry conference last weekend. I'm looking forward to spending time reading each of them.

Current Distractions

Scoob! The Call of the Wild Just Go With It

These are the new movies we watched this week. They were all OK. (I didn't finish Scoob!)

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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  1. I never thought about it before, but I also miss those Harry Potter release days and all the hype and excitement. I would love for that to happen again😁

  2. I'm concerned about the social distancing too- or lack of it. People here are really acting now like there's no big deal, and so many aren't wearing masks or distancing. I just hope this doesn't all backfire...

    I'm with you on the midnight book releases. So fun to see HUGE books like those you mention...

    Your movies look fun. I've been watching Into the Night on Netflix and it's been good!

    Have an awesome week!

  3. Do you know I have not read one of those books (Hunger Games, Twilight, HP, DC), but at least I saw the films, right? That Sanderson book is massive! Glad to hear you are enjoying it.

  4. Everyone seems to think because places are opening back up that they don't need to take care and wear a mask anymore which is crazy. The virus is still out there killing people. Wear a mask and wash your hands is what I keep thinking.

  5. I'm glad to see you Loved Ninth House too. I think people are nuts. We are just staying home. I hope I'm wrong that it's going to get bad.

    Have a lovely weekend and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  6. You know, I hadn't thought about those days when everyone was waiting for a book to release for a while. I know I enjoyed them at the time though I never attended a midnight release. I did read the most recent Harry Potter in a marathon read the day I received it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Nice to get some new books coming in.

  8. Even though we are reopening, social distancing rules will remain here where practicable for at least a few more months
    I don’t doubt there will eventually be another ‘must -read’ trilogy.

    Wishing you a great reading week


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