Quarantine Book Tag

I found another book tag that touches on current events: the Quarantine Book Tag!!

I found it over on Madame Writer; it was created by booktuber Our BookNook.

Must-Have: a book you *have* to have with you while quarantined

I actually thought about this when the quarantining started. Despite the many books I own and have not read, I stupidly feared I’d run out of books to read and wondered if things get really desperate, which book must I have with me. Well, I didn’t make a decision, and I really couldn’t decide on one book, so I chose

the entire Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb!!

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Wyrd & Wonder Is Almost Here | Check Out My TBR

It’s that time of year again when we all band together to embark on fantastic adventures. Once more, Imyril, Lisa, and Jorie are hosting the Wyrd & Wonder reading event where we spend an entire month reading only fantasy stories.

AND I’M SO PUMPED FOR THIS!! 😀

What is Wyrd & Wonder?

Wyrd & Wonder is a month-long celebration of all things fantasy. Those interested can participate in any way they like, but make sure to sign up. There’s no deadline for signing up but if you do so before May 1st and make a post in the first week of May, you’ll be entered into a book giveaway.

For more details about the event, check out these posts on Imyril’s blog:

Wyrd and Wonder: quests and rewards (has prompts, book tags, etc.)
Wyrd and Wonder: adventurers wanted (banners, buttons, etc.)

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Top 5 Tuesday #37: Series I Want to Start

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 series I want to start

Well, this is more the top 5 series to pop in my head when I thought of this topic.

Inheritance trilogy

I’ve yet to read anything by N.K. Jemisin but when I do, I’d like to start with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the first novel in her Inheritance trilogy, which seems to be of the fantasy genre. I want to start with her fantasy stuff before going sci-fi.

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Wrap Up: OWLs Magical Readathon | 2020

Y’all, this never happens to me: I finished a readathon early!! 😀

The OWLs Magical Readathon was a huge success for me this year. Because I couldn’t decide what career to pursue, I decided to do all the prompts for the challenge, and I completed them all! 😀 Now I can pursue whatever career I like for the NEWTs.

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Weekend Reads #100: Week 4 — OWLs 2020 Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post I haven’t done much of in a very long time, but I’m jumping back into it this month to share my reading progress for the OWLs Magical Readathon, which is taking place this entire month.

I read SO much this week, I’m quite surprised at myself. I managed to complete all my OWLs except for Herbology, which I’m working on now.

Well, here’s a quick run-down of my progress so far:

Ancient Runes

Book read: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
I read the Penguin Little Black Classics edition. I loved it.

Arithmancy

Book read: Long Bright River by Liz Moore, narr. by Allyson Ryan
I listened to the audiobook. It was pretty good.

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Stay at Home Book Tag

😮 I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve done a book tag!

But here’s one to get my blog back on track. I might even do a book tag week soon to really set things to right.

Anyway, I found the Stay at Home Book Tag over on Half Wild Books and decided to do it because it’s so fitting for what we’re all experiencing at the moment. It was created by booktuber Princess of Paperbacks.

Laying in Bed: a book you could/have read in a day

Laying in bed is one thing I’ve been enjoying about having to stay home. My bed feels so good in the morning when I have to get up. It feels extra good on Monday mornings.

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

I’m so used to Hobb’s thick tomes that I was surprised at how short this book is. Yes, I know novellas are short but I was still surprised that such few pages were used to tell a story about the Farseers. I’m just not used to such a thing.

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Top 5 Tuesday #36: Popular Books on My TBR

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 popular books I haven’t yet read

I organized my Goodreads TBR by number of ratings to determine which are the most popular. Of those with the highest number of ratings, I haven’t yet read these:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I doubt I’ll ever read it, now that I think about it. I should remove it from my TBR, which reminds me that I should do a Down the TBR Hole post soon.

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Weekend Reads #99: Week 3 — OWLs 2020 Progress Report & Bookshelf Tour

Weekend Reads is a weekly post I haven’t done much of in a very long time, but I’m jumping back into it this month to share my reading progress for the OWLs Magical Readathon, which is taking place this entire month.

Well, my reading slowed down last week, so I didn’t complete any books. I did, however, play a lot of Sims Freeplay and completed challenges there, lol.

The subjects I’ve completed so far for the OWLs:

Ancient Runes

Book read: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
I read the Penguin Little Black Classics edition, which contains three of Poe’s short stories all of which were great, but I liked “The Tell-Tale Heart” the most.

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“The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince” by Robin Hobb

I can’t believe I’ve read the entire Realm of the Elderlings books and there are no more books in the series for me and Emily at Embuhleeliest, my buddy-reader in all things Hobb, to devour. We were lost and wanting more, so we turned to this novella, a prequel to the massive series we wrapped up last year.

Genre:

Fantasy

Series:

Realm of the Elderlings, book 0

Pubbed:

2013

Goodreads summary:

Long before the time of Chivalry Farseer, there was another indiscreet member of the royal line. Princess Caution Farseer, in defiance of her name, was headstrong and willful, destined to fall dangerously in love where she ought not.

The child she bore, a Witted boy known as the Piebald Prince, rose to favour despite his questionable bloodlines. But the dukes of the Six Duchies backed Canny Farseer for the throne. And so both young men competed for power… But this was not their only struggle: for they both fell in love with the same lady. Such rivalry could end only in bloodshed…

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