ABC Book Challenge ✰ T

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with T ✰

 

1) Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
2) The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
3) Thrawn (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn
4) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
5) Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
6) Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe
7) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
8) Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning

✰ Books on my TBR starting with T ✰
1) Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn
2) Tarkin by James Luceno
3) Tarnished City by Vic James
4) To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
5) Tomorrow War by J.L. Bourne
6) Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
7) Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

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Top Ten Tuesday February 19: Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Updates are now at That Artsy Reader Girl.

February 19: Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

I actually did this topic  2.5 years ago as a guest on my friend’s blog. It was nice to see Never Broken by Jewel has climbed from 1,390 to 3,035 ratings! Anna and the Swallow Man jumped from 1,754 to 5,502.

So my updated list:

1. The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni.
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 1,039
My rating: 4 out of 5 Perfect Perfumes.

2. Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 963
My rating: 4 out of 5 Swords.

3. Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 158
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 Dragons.

4. Supernova by C.A. Higgins
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 531
My rating: 4 out of 5 Burning Stars.

5. Radiate by C.A. Higgins
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 263
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Con Men.

6. Frankenstein, Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley by Nick Dear
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 686 (up from 553 last time it was on my TTT 2.5 years ago)
My rating: 5 out 5.

7. Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 445 (up from 385 last time)
My rating: 4 out 5 Tube stations.

8. Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 921
My rating: 4 out of 5 Boxing Kangaroos.

9. Sentinels Vol. 1 by Rich Bernatovech
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 11 (up from 9)
My rating: 4 out 5 Soul Blades.

10. Sentinels Anthology Volume 2 by Rich Bernatovech
Number of Ratings on Goodreads – 1 (still the same)
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 Soul Blades.

ABC Book Challenge ✰ S

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

This is a long list!

✰ Memorable books starting with S ✰

1) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
2) The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni
3) The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
4) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
5) The Shining by Stephen King
6) Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins
7) The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
8) She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
9) Supernova by C.A. Higgins

✰ Books on my TBR starting with S ✰
This is only a small fraction on my TBR.

1) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2) Satellite by Nick Lake
3) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
4) The Shores of Tripoli by James L. Haley
5) A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
6) Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
7) Someday by David Levithan
8) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
9) Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets by Audible Originals, Stephen Fry (Presenter), John Woolf, Nick Baker

ABC Book Challenge ✰ Q and R

Continuing this challenge I saw at these blogs: Purple Manatees, and The Bibliophagist.

✰ Memorable books starting with Q ✰

I have never read a book staring with Q. Well, at least not any memorable ones or any since I started keeping a record 12 years ago.

✰ Books on my TBR starting with Q ✰

1) The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
2) Queen’s Shadow (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston
3) Queens of the Sea by Kim Wilkins

✰ Memorable books starting with R ✰

1) Red Rising by Pierce Brown
2) Room by Emma Donoghue
3) Radiate by C.A. Higgins
4) Rappacini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

✰ Books on my TBR starting with R ✰

1) Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
2) The Reader by Traci Chee
3) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Witchy Wednesdays: A Discovery of Witches – Episode 1 review

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I signed up for a 30 day free trial of Sundance Now to watch A Discovery of Witches. I have already seen and loved all 8 episodes and am now re-watching them with a closer eye and ear to write up reviews.

Overall I feel that making the book(s) into a TV series was smarter and more beneficial to the story than a two hour movie(s). It kept the tone and much of the core story intact. With only 8 episodes some details and favorite scenes were omitted to fit other important details and to expand the story outside of Diana’s first person POV. I read a rumor that the next season for book two is getting more episodes, which is great because it has some much more going on. I am hoping for 12 episodes, at least!

Realistically the only way you are getting every single favorite detail in is if you turn the books into a daily daytime soap opera. These are the Days of Our Witches. lol

Ok SO, this review has major spoilers for the TV series and the book.

Don’t say I did’t warn you.

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