Tell Me Tuesday #70

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I think I’ve got a bit of my reading mojo back! I won’t count myself back in the game just yet, but I’ve done quite a bit of reading this past week and actually enjoyed it. So it’s a nice step in the right direction.

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  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – My first King book finished! I’m so glad I joined the group on Litsy, they will be tackling all of his books and the read-along lasts until 2023…I don’t know if I’m in it for the long haul or not, but it’ll be nice to stick for a little bit at least. I liked this one quite a bit and I think it was a good first book for me since it deals with vampires, which I adore in most iterations (as long as they don’t sparkle and creep on teens).
  • Homeland by R.A. Salvatore – My boyfriend and I buddy read this one while at work, and we both really enjoyed it! It’s epic fantasy but on the lighter side, which is perfect. The main character is a bit of mary sue but I’m okay with that, I’m hoping that the next book expands on his character a bit more though.
  • Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff – This was as expected and didn’t really bring anything new to the table. It reads like gossip and so I’ll treat it as such for the most part.

Current

 

  • The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 6″ Imperial Phase Part II – I adore this series. It wavers in areas in terms of strength, but it really captures what I like about mythology (past or otherwise). Plus the art is always amazing.
  • A River In Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa – Utterly heartbreaking. It focuses one Masaji’s life both before living in N. Korea and after his family moved there. It paints such a dismal picture, and for one person to have to work so hard for so little. It’s currently free right now on Amazon with the audio being reduced to $1.99 after you get the ebook.

Other Updates

  • I am behind on my Goodreads challenge by 11 books…I think this might be the farthest I’ve fallen behind in recent years. I’m not going to stress over it too much though, I’m sure I can make up the ground at some point.
  • I joined the local rec center, so now I have more time to listen to audios as I work out!
  • I started a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book club on Litsy after discovering that there wasn’t one, or at least not one focused on the genres as a whole as opposed to specific book series. I’m somewhat nervous, but I’m hopeful. We have 12 members already and the initial post has only been up for a few hours at the time this went live (midnight).
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Sunday Post #293

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The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Another week has gone by in a flash! It’s been a busy one too. Work has been productive and I’ve had plenty to tackle in between my own job and helping out in other areas. My sinus infection briefly got worse again before I finally gave up and filled my antibiotics prescription, and now I feel so much better. Though I can tell it’s not totally gone yet, I had a 5 dose antibiotic that keeps working for five days after it ends. So we shall see.

We got a membership at the rec center in the town over so we could use their facilities to work out. We never go that direction so we were surprised by the amount there is to do outside in that area. Finn, the cat, is healing up nicely though I admit that vet didn’t tell me when he was in the clear. In fact, that vet barely told me anything at all, other than don’t use cat litter. *shrugs* So I’ll probably keep this going for another week and take him to my actual vet and see if he’s good to go. Sometimes free services feel like they are worth the money you paid for them…

It looks like me and one other person are starting a Star Wars reading group on Litsy and will start on May 14th. We just started to do this as a way to tackle our own SW TBR pile, but others wanted to join us and now we have about 8 of us going forward. Our first book is Twilight Company. I’m also playing with the idea of starting a basic fantasy/sci-fi book on Litsy as well…but I’m not sure how to tackle the whole thing. SW books are different, there is a finite list to pick from.

Books Read

  • Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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