“Comet Rising” by MarcyKate Connolly

Comet Rising is the second novel in the Shadow Weaver duology, a middle-grade fantasy story about a girl who can manipulate shadows. I read the first book, Shadow Weaver, last year and enjoyed it and was eager to read its sequel when I learned it was available.

Genre:

Middle-grade fantasy

Series:

Shadow Weaver, book 2

Pubbed:

January 2019

Goodreads summary:

Something is very wrong with the sky…

Emmeline and Lucas are safe from Lady Aisling and her soldiers for the time being. The only thing that mars their peaceful life is Emmeline’s former shadow, Dar. Still shut in her cage, she constantly tries to manipulate Emmeline to set her free.

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Book Tag Week: Bookish Scenarios Book Tag

Book Tag Week continues with the Bookish Scenarios Book Tag, which was created by booktuber LindsayHeartsBooks.

You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep one from each of these genres —contemporary, fantasy, nonfiction, and one other genre of your choosing. What books do you keep?
Contemporary

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares

The beginning of a YA fantasy series about four friends who share a pair of jeans one summer that magically fits them all. These books are so sweet and I love how strong the friendship is between the girls.

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Book Tag Week: Types of Memes Book Tag

Book Tag Week!! 😀

And now I present the Types of Memes Book Tag. It was created by Icebreaker694. I would have included pics of the memes, but that’s too much to do and I’m feeling lazy so just pretend I included them, yah!

Grumpy Cat
A book you have negative feelings about

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien sucks. She’s not a great assassin at all! I’ve only read the first 2 books of this series and they were both average. Because of what the story promised – the protagonist being a badass assassin, – I was disappointed by it. The protagonist doesn’t reach that level.

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Book Tag Week: Sailor Moon Book Tag

Book Tag Week continues with the Sailor Moon Book Tag, which was created by booktuber Alexa Loves Books.

Moon
A book that makes you hungry

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

A contemporary novel about a young woman who moves to New York City to work at a food magazine. I read this one last year and though I liked it at first, I was annoyed by the time it ended. The only thing I consistently loved was the food mentioned. I still would like to try making the cake the protagonist is great at baking. A recipe for it is included in the book.

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Book Tag Week: Pro-Wrestling Book Tag

It’s BOOK TAG WEEK y’all!!! 😀 😀

What’s Book Tag Week, you may or may not ask? It’s exactly as it sounds. It’s a week of only book tag posts on Zezee with Books.

I often do book tags on here but sometimes, when I’m stressed or out of ideas or out of book reviews or in a blogging slump or just feel like posting a bunch of book tags, I declare a Book Tag Week. I’m starting to think of it as a fun blogging holiday. Hmm… 🙂

There are no set dates for Book Tag Week. It pops up whenever the fancy takes me and may even last for more than a week because I feel like it should.

So, if you’re stressed, in a slump, bored, or just wanna post some book tags all week, you’re more than welcome to join in BOOK TAG WEEK with me! 😀

Well, I’m gonna kick it off with a bang. Here’s the….

Pro-Wrestling Book Tag

The Pro-Wrestling Book Tag was created by Neko Neha of the blog, BiblioNyan. She also runs a booktube channel of the same name where she posted the original version of this tag.

Power Bomb
A book or book series that lifted you up only to slam you right back down hard at the end

Tawney Man trilogy by Robin Hobb

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“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou

The first two nonfiction books I read this year are astounding. The first — Dopesick by Beth Macy, which I recently reviewed, — is about America’s opioid crisis and how the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma helped start it with its aggressive marketing of the opioid drug Oxycontin that many doctors overprescribed. The second I will discuss in this post. It was a shocking read and I’m sure my face was an expression of astonishment the entire time I read it because “How the hell was she able to get away with this for so long??”

Genre:

Nonfiction – true crime; business; science

Pubbed:

2018

Goodreads summary:

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

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“Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America” by Beth Macy

It’s the title that grabbed my attention, but I decided to read it after listening to an interview with Beth Macy on Longform Podcast in which she discusses working on this book and one of her previous books, Factory Man. Wanting something to listen to while at work, I took a gamble and decided to try the audiobook version of Dopesick.

My experience with audiobooks is hit or miss. It’s hard for me to pay attention to what’s being said much less recall what I heard. But this topic so fascinates me because it’s an issue I see in my community that I paid close attention to the narration. Plus, Beth Macy narrates the book herself and her slow, even tone helped to prevent my attention from swaying too often.

Genre:

Nonfiction – politics, history, health, current affairs

Pubbed:

2018

Goodreads summary:

Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America’s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it’s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.

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