I guess it’s been a month since my last check-in, and I won’t recap everything. I did fall on my head and give myself mild concussion, read plenty of books and watched lots of mildly entertaining yet ultimately forgettable films. I’ve been playing a bit of Planet Zoo and Two Point Campus too. I guess I’ll just go back as far as the start of the year for this update or I’ll be here forever…
First off, here’s Scully’s grumpy face:
On the blog:
[ARC] A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
Another epic tale of a battle between humans and wyrms. If you liked Priory, you’ll like this, and I found it faster paced. If you didn’t like Priory, this is very much more of the same. A theme of motherhood and duty and how the two collide, including another Queen who doesn’t want a child, but must.
- Popsugar #49. The longest book (by pages) on your TBR list
- ATY #5. A book with 4 or more colors on the cover
- ATY Rejects: A science fiction or fantasy novel written by a woman
Return by Niki Bañados
A short comic memoir about feeling adrift, set during the pandemic. This was a short indie comic that came with a bundle I supported, and I liked it but felt it needed more substance.
- Popsugar #26. The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
[ARC] World Running Down by Al Hess
Adorable, the kindest characters ever found in a post apocalyptic landscape. If you need some feel-good sci-fi, add this to your 2023 TBR.
- Popsugar #22. A book with a queer lead
- SFF Titles: #1. down
- ATY Rejects: A book related to “On the Road”
The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
I loved this deliciously dark tale of people who eat books, and minds, for sustenance. Lots about fairytales, control and being limited by your experiences. Another story including forced pregnancies…let’s hope that’s not a trend for this year.
- ATY #6. A book where books are important
I haven’t really been listening to audiobooks over the holidays so Blackmail and Bibingka has been put on hold. The weather and short days aren’t conducive to extra walkies. I have so many Audible credits lying around that I really need to get back into audiobooks so I can make the most of them.
I am booked in for radioiodine treatment for my overactive thyroid at the end of the month. Which means I have to be a hermit for a couple of weeks while I’m slightly radioactive. I also have started looking for a new job, since I can’t spend my days reading forever. *sigh*
Bought – Physical:
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Bought – Digital:
A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong
The Agency for Scandal by Laura Wood
Game Over Girl by Naomi Gibson
You Are Here by Eva Woods (Sphere)*
*I requested this one because the main character is called Ellie Warren! 😱
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