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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Quote Freebie. Below are some of my most recent favourite book quotes.

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This is my last love letter to you, though some would call it a confession. I suppose both are a sort of gentle violence, putting down in ink what scorches the air when spoken aloud.A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

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The shop had a welcome stillness about it. That sometimes happened in rooms full of books. Strange, when each book, each page, each line was filled with a clamour of words and voices, that being in a room full of them should be so peaceful.A Single Thread of Moonlight by Laura Wood

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‘I once promised,’ he said, ‘that I would never ask you to be less than who you are. But if you set yourself on fire to warm a frozen world, I will not stand by and watch you burn.’Redemptor (Raybearer #2) by Jordan Ifueko

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Rivers keep going, and we keep going, and there is no way back to the roof of that hotel. But the memory still holds me together.The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

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If we worry about the little things all the time, we run the risk of missing the bigger things.Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

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I am going to tell you a story you already know. But listen carefully, because within it is one you have never heard before.The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

What are some of your recent favourite quotes?

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April Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In April:

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The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – NON FICTION – 5 STARS

I really enjoyed reading this book and finding out more about a very random bunch of things through John Green’s thoughts on them. I was surprised at how interested I was in some of the things talked about and I liked how John Green made these random topics feel more personal.

Compelled (Shadow Beast Shifters #5) by Jaymin Eve – ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE, FANTASY ROMANCE – 3 STARS

I enjoyed this book and liked it slightly more than Deserted. I liked reading more about the vampire world, I thought it was very interesting. I also liked Simone and Lucian’s chemistry together but again like with Deserted I wish the focus was more on them and not on Mera and Shadow.

Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor – YA SCI-FI, FANTASY – 3 STARS

The world and writing of this novella were very interesting and I was quickly drawn in the story. I liked Binti and reading about her but I just found the ending wrapped up too easily.

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Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune – ADULT FANTASY – 4 STARS

I liked the writing in this book and thought the story was just as whimsical as House on the Cerulean Sea. I liked the overall concept and idea of the story and the questions it raised about death. I didn’t like Wallace, I know he’s meant to be an unlikable character but I felt like his development wasn’t believable and even by the end of the book I still didn’t like him.

Heartstopper volume 1 by Alice Oseman – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS
Heartstopper volume 2 by Alice Oseman – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

I heard great things about this series for years now but I didn’t actually pick it up until just before the tv series was released on netflix. I really enjoyed both these two volumes and the tv series, I think the tv series follows the book so well. I can’t believe I waited so long to read about Nick and Charlie and can’t wait to read the next two volumes that are released.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson – YA CONTEMPORARY – 4 STARS

I really liked this book and I liked reading about Liz. I thought Liz’ friendships were interesting with how they changed and developed throughout the book, I also liked the romance between her and Mack.

Blog Posts I Did In April:

Magical Readathon: Orilium Spring Equinox Tbr 2022

Books With Flowers on the Cover

March Wrap Up

What book did you read in April?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Bookish Characters (these are characters who are readers, writers or librarians). I always like reading about bookish characters because you can instantly relate to them on some level.

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Nesta – ACOTAR #4 by Sarah J. Maas
Mera – Shadow Beast Shifters series by Jaymin Eve
Vanessa – Message Not Found by Dante Medema (I was sent an arc of this book by the publisher)
Robin – The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie
Lou – A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

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Claire – The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
Elisabeth – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Lundy – In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) by Seanan McGuire
Tessa – The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Will – The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

Have you read any of these books?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books With Flowers On the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books With ___ On the Cover. I decided to go with books with flowers on the cover because it’s springtime and flowers match well with this season.

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Crave (Crave #1) by Tracy Wolff
Redemptor (Raybearer #2) by Jordan Ifueko
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely #5) by Melissa Marr
New Moon (The Twilight Saga #2) by Stephenie Meyer
King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

Have you read any of these books?

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March Wrap Up 2022

What I Read In March:

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Daughters of Nri (The Return of Earth Mother #1) by Reni K. Amayo – YA FANTASY – REREAD – 4 STARS
Descendants of the First (The Return of Earth Mother #2) by Reni K. Amayo – YA FANTASY – 3 STARS

I read Daughters of Nri years ago and really enjoyed it so I decided to reread it before starting the second book in the series. I enjoyed Daughters of Nri just as much as I did the first time but I didn’t enjoy Descendants of the First as much. I still thought Descendants of the First was an okay read but the story felt more disjointed than the first. I felt like the characters didn’t know what they were doing most of the time and the plot lacked the purpose that the first book had but I still liked the writing and the world of this series.

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Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells – ADULT SCI-FI – 3 STARS
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (The Murderbot Diaries #4.5) by Martha Wells – ADULT SCI-FI – 2 STARS

I was a bit disappointed in Exit Strategy, I felt bored by the overall plot and I didn’t enjoy Murderbot’s internal thoughts as much as I did with previous books. It was an overall okay read but it just didn’t hold my attention as much as the other books and I feel like it’s very forgettable. I also struggled to see the point of the Home novella since I felt like it didn’t really add anything to the characters or storyline.

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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair – ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE – 3 STARS

This book started off well and I really enjoyed the beginning. I liked how the main characters interacted with each other but I felt like this book was similar to other books out there which isn’t bad but I just felt that other books did these tropes, characters and storylines better. This was still an enjoyable read and I’m interested in the story and will most likely read the next book in the series.

Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Robert – ADULT FANTASY ROMANCE, MYTHOLOGY – 3 STARS

The book had some hype surrounding it and I did enjoy it. I liked how the world was described in this book but I didn’t have any strong feelings towards either of the main characters. I thought they were okay characters but not very memorable, I did find some of the side characters interesting so I’m still excited for future books.

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Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson #12) by Patricia Briggs – ADULT URBAN FANTASY – 3 STARS

I love the Mercy Thompson world and I usually enjoy reading each new book but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped. It was an okay read but the plot felt like filler and on top of that there was some relationship drama added to the mix that I didn’t really care for.

Moon Touched (Zodiac Wolves #1) by Elizabeth Briggs – ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE – 3 STARS

There were parts of this book I liked and parts I didn’t. I didn’t like the first part of this book especially with how Ayla was treated at the beginning by her pack but I enjoyed the parts where Kaden and Ayla interacted and how the met. I thought they had good chemistry but as it went on I felt that fade away a bit.

Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga #5) by Stephenie Meyer – YA PARANORMAL – 4 STARS

It’s been a lot of years since I’ve been in the Twilight world but I really enjoyed all the nostalgia this book brought back for me. I was smiling at so many things in this book and I liked reading from Edward’s pov. Obviously this book isn’t for everyone but as a fan of the Twilight series I really enjoyed it.

Blog Posts I Did In March:

Books On My Spring TBR 2022

Book With Adjectives In The Title

Message Not Found by Dante Medema Book Review

A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review

February Wrap Up 2022

What books did you read in March?

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Magical Readathon: Orilium Spring Equinox TBR 2022

The Magical Readthon: Orilium Spring Equinox 2022 is a readathon created by Book Roast and will take place throughout this month (April). This is such a detailed readathon where you can pick your character and have them go on a journey as you participate in the readathon. It sounds very complicated but it’s easy to understand once you check out the announcement video which will provide you all the details. I had fun doing the Orilium: The Novice Path readathon last September and I am very excited to participate this April.

The Calling I’ve chosen is: Moon Warden

My prompts and book picks are:

Elemental Studies book under 100 pages Shadow’s Legacy (The Iron Fey: Evenfall #0.5) by Julie Kagawa or Winter Dreams (a Wicked Lovely story) by Melissa Marr – I haven’t decided but will most likely read one of these two for this prompt.

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Astronomy top of tbr list – Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune – I’ve been meaning to get to this book for a while and I’m very excited for it.

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Art of Illusionbook with trope you like – Compelled (Shadow Beast Shifters #5) by Jaymin Eve or What Lies Beyond the Veil by Harper L. Woods – I don’t have a specific trope in mind but both these books sound like they’ll be books I’ll love so I’m guessing the tropes in them will be ones I enjoy.

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Restorationbook featuring healers – I haven’t picked out a book for this yet because I don’t know of any book I plan on reading that has healers in it so I might just find out as I read something then I can tick this off.

Spells and Incantationsshort stories/essays – The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green – I don’t usually read nonfiction but I’ve been wanting to read this for a while because I find John Green’s writings interesting and would like to read more.

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What’s on your April tbr? Are you planning on doing this readathon?