Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #54

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Book Review: Where The Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children, #7)
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published January 4th 2022 by Tordotcom

I have a confession to make on this one. I… didn’t… like… it. It was enjoyable and I did like learning more about the other school; however, it really felt like the middle book of a trilogy that imparted important plot information but didn’t do much else. It didn’t feel as complete as the rest of the series but more like a setup short story.

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Audiobook Review: With Dagger and Song by Helen Scheuerer

With Dagger and Song (Curse of the Cyren Queen, #2)
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published November 13th 2021

I was so excited to receive a digital arc to read and review for this second book as I had just finished the first book and was in love with the characters and the world. Unfortunately for me, my anxiety left me unable to read words on a page with enough attention to enjoy the story before me, and so I was unable to provide a review at the time of publication. So I did the next best thing to support the author, which was to buy a paperback and the audiobook when it released.

The audiobook helped pull me out of a book funk at the start of 2022, and I owe that to both the narrator’s performance and also the writer’s skill to convey characterization and world building. We learn so much more backstory and political structure as well as addressing emotional depth and consequences throughout the entire book. And I loved every second of it. This was my first 5 star read of the new year, and I couldn’t have chosen a better one. I’m very much looking forward to book 3 later this year!

Summary:

An empty crown. A perilous journey.
Will she answer when darkness calls?

Against all odds, Roh survived the harrowing Queen’s Tournament, but now something far deadlier awaits her: a formidable quest for the three magic birthstones of Saddoriel.

The gems have been scattered across the realms – and only when Roh retrieves them can she take her place as queen. But surrounded by hostile companions and tormented by the dangerous secret she carries, Roh begins to realise that the pursuit of power may prove more destructive than she ever imagined.

Nothing can prepare her for the nightmares that fester in the shadows of Akoris, a fanatical cyren territory, or the twisted games of its cunning leader…

Can Roh win the first birthstone without sacrificing everything she holds dear – and without losing herself?

Packed with heart-pounding action and layers of intrigue, With Dagger and Song is the second epic installment in Helen Scheuerer’s Curse of the Cyren Queen quartet.

Quick Reviews: Graphic Novels

This last month or so I’ve been trying to both catch up on some of my graphic novel backlog and also working towards reaching my goal of reading 100 books in 2021 for the GoodReads challenge. To that end I’ve read a number of fun graphic novels that I’d like to briefly share with you today.

Sleepless Domain - Book One: The Price of Magic
Paperback, 132 pages
Published October 26th 2021 by Seven Seas

This was a fun twist on the magical girl genre and seems to draw both from Sailor Moon and Madoka Magica. It starts off light and cheery but quickly discusses darker themes that I hope will be explored further in later volumes.

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Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #53

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #52

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #51

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #50

Down The TBR Hole is a meme from Lost in a Story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading