THE BONE SEASON (THE BONE SEASON #1)

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Written by: Samantha Shannon
Book # 1 / 4 of The Bone Season series
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Summary: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. One day, after being attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

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2019 ALPHABET SOUP CHALLENGE

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Hello, everyone!

The year of 2019 is, I’m hoping, going to be full of me using this blog a lot more regularly. I had some personal and health issues last year that kept me from that, but hopefully all issues have been resolved and I can move forward!

In that light, one thing I’m doing a little different this year is doing what I like to call “directed reading”. I have a looooong TBR list, like I’m sure most of you do, so by completing challenges like the one below, I think it’ll help me start to make headway on my TBR list instead of just going to the library/bookstore at random, spotting a book I didn’t even know existed before, and picking that up instead.

This particular challenge is brought to us all by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book, and the goal is to read one book that has an author whose first or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet. The challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019, although readers can join anytime. No reviews need to be posted and the books can be from any genre and in any format, and there are two options, instructions copy/pasted directly from the original post:
(A) Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the authors with the book you read to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find authors/books to fit.
OR
(B) Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. 

I personally am going with choice A because I can’t plan anything that far in advance as I get all sorts of stressed out trying to stick to it too much.

I’m so excited to get started, and I hope you join in, too!

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POP SUGAR CHALLENGE – 2019

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Hello, everyone!

The year of 2019 is, I’m hoping, going to be full of me using this blog a lot more regularly. I had some personal and health issues last year that kept me from that, but hopefully all issues have been resolved and I can move forward!

In that light, one thing I’m doing a little different this year is doing what I like to call “directed reading”. I have a looooong TBR list, like I’m sure most of you do, so by completing challenges like the one below, I think it’ll help me start to make headway on my TBR list instead of just going to the library/bookstore at random, spotting a book I didn’t even know existed before, and picking that up instead.

I feel like the Pop Sugar challenge is a really common one I’ve seen on the blogs the last few years or so, so I decided to join in! I love it because I feel like there’s such random things on the list, and my only major goal is to complete both the general and advanced goals! I’ll post the books below the image of what I have completed, and feel free to join in!

Wish me luck!

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2019 LIBRARY LOVE CHALLENGE

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Hello, everyone!

The year of 2019 is, I’m hoping, going to be full of me using this blog a lot more regularly. I had some personal and health issues last year that kept me from that, but hopefully all issues have been resolved and I can move forward!

In that light, one thing I’m doing a little different this year is doing what I like to call “directed reading”. I have a looooong TBR list, like I’m sure most of you do, so by completing challenges like the one below, I think it’ll help me start to make headway on my TBR list instead of just going to the library/bookstore at random, spotting a book I didn’t even know existed before, and picking that up instead.

This one is called the 2019 Library Love Challenge, and is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. The idea behind the challenge is to encourage readers to support their local libraries and save a little cash themselves by doing so. If you’re interested or want more information about the Challenge, I recommend you click the link and check out all the rules!

There’s a couple of different “levels” to this challenge, but I chose the mid-range level of reading >36 books from my local library – a.k.a., an Overdrive Junkie, which is funny because I usually don’t use Overdrive but instead go to pick up physical copies of the book from my library.

Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books 

I will most likely read more than this many from my library, but one of my other goals this year is to actual try to read more of my own books that I already own, so I’m anticipating that number to be a little lower than normal. I’ll be updating this post every few weeks with images of the books, and with more books (obviously), but here’s a start.

Wish me luck, and let me know if you join in!

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WWW Wednesday // 12.12.18

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Hey, y’all! Sorry for the long break I’ve been on due to some personal health problems, but I’m back and kicking! Just to ease back into everything, I decided to post my favorite – a WWW post! I’m constantly changing up what I’m reading/what I want to read, so this book meme is one of my favorites! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where I have to answer three simple questions: what am I currently reading, what I have recently read, and what I want to read soon. I am always reading multiple books at once and queueing my next choices right on my nightstand. So, here we go!

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KINGDOM OF ASH (THRONE OF GLASS #7)

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Written by: Sarah J. Maas
Book # 7 / 7 of the Throne of Glass series
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

* Please do NOT read unless you have also read Throne of Glass (TOG #1)Crown of Midnight (TOG #2)Heir of Fire (TOG #3)Queen of Shadows (TOG #4), Empire of Storms (TOG #5), and Tower of Dawn (TO6 #6).*

Summary: Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day.

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

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WWW Wednesday // 10.31.18

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Hey, y’all! I’m constantly changing up what I’m reading/what I want to read, so this book meme is one of my favorites! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where I have to answer three simple questions: what am I currently reading, what I have recently read, and what I want to read soon. I am always reading multiple books at once and queueing my next choices right on my nightstand. So, here we go!

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