Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Currently Listening: The Dream Thieves

Currently Listening to The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

I'm listening to The Dream Thieves because I plan to finish the series but didn't love The Raven Boys (Book #1).  I listen to books on audio for one of two reasons.  1) I'm afraid to completely invest myself and prefer to partake in a passive manner or 2) I start a series on audio and love it so much that I can't switch to reading it.  The Raven Cycle Series falls into the former category.  I know it isn't popular to not LOVE this series, but eh it is what it is.  Only time will tell.

What are you listening to?  How do you choose what to listen to and what to read?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Lady Midnight (Audiobook)

Source: Library

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Length: 19 hours and 45 minutes
Narrator: Morena Baccarin
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In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Check In: Best of... Reading Challenge

I just wanted to check-in and update how my Best of... challenge is going.  It is something that I've wanted to do for years and I'm still really excited about it.  If you want to know more about what I'm doing, you can find my challenge post here.

Here's my progress:

It doesn't look like much but I'm doing okay.  I've finished a few books (the "X") and I'm currently reading ("CR") My Lady Jane and currently listening ("CL") to A Midnight Star.  In some cases, to get to the books on this list, I've got to read the previous books in the series.  So while it doesn't look like much, I have made a bit of progress.

I've been slowed down by My Lady Jane, which I'm not enjoying.  And I'm intimidated by how many books I have to read in in some of these series. But I'm still super excited. I need to pick it up and I plan to but right now

Any recommendations on what I should read next?  Has anyone else wanted to test out some of these Best of the best lists?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bookish Things: Book Haul

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