‘Not Enough Time’ TBR Book Tag

TBR book tags. I enjoy them. They remind me of books on my shelves I haven’t thought of in a while, making me want to read them. But then a don’t, and the process starts again the next time I do one of these tags.

That’s what’s happening for Day 4 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!

I’m doing the “Not Enough Time” Book Tag that was created by Sheri at Read Betwixt Words.


A book you keep saying you will read… but don’t

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

It’s been on my “Books I Really Want to Read” TBR every year for the past couple years — and I still haven’t read it yet. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve done away with that part of my yearly TBR for 2022. …But I still intend to read it. I’m still curious about it.

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February Book Tag

Yep, it’s Day 3 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!

And this time, I’m doing the February Book Tag — in March. But let’s pretend it’s still February. I mean, if February had the usual 30/31 days, we’d still be in February, so it fits, right?

Anyway, the February Book Tag was created by Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog.


The shortest month of the year: A short story or novella that you would like everyone to know about

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

If you are a fan of Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series but haven’t yet read this novella, I highly recommend you do… after at least completing the Farseer trilogy. This novella helps explain why the Wit magic system became taboo in the Six Duchies.

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2021 Book Tag

Here we are at Day 2 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!

For today’s tag, I’ve decided to go with the 2021 Book Tag, since I’ve wanted to do it since January when I saw it over on Corner of Laura. The tag was created by Phoenix at Books With Wings.

The categories for this tag all relate to events that took place in the U.S. in 2021, but don’t expect the books I mention to be ones I read then.


General 2021: A sequel that did not live up to expectations

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

It’s the second novel in the Strain trilogy, a horror trilogy about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City as a virus. I liked the TV show and really enjoyed the first book, but the second one just didn’t work out for me. I guess it’s because I was too hooked on the characters in the TV show. I wanted the ones in the book to match up to them (since I watched the TV show first).

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Evil Cat Book Tag

I’d like to post things this week, but I have nothing planned and am not in the mood to catch up on book reviews, so that means it’s gonna be a…

BOOK TAG WEEK!!

I think it’s been a while since I’ve done a BOOK TAG WEEK, but I can’t remember for sure and don’t feel like checking.

Anyway, let’s kick this off with the Evil Cat Book Tag, created by Peat of Peat Long’s Blog, because I miss the Jinster, my fam’s cat.


Knocking Shit Off of High Places: A book with a cliffhanger

Lol! Lucky for us the Jinster never goes up anywhere high to be able to do this. 

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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Book Haul #79: New Year, New Books

I haven’t done a book haul since November, not that I’ve bought much since then. Below are a couple stuff I got since then to appease myself during some stressful times — so I told myself when I bought them.


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PHYSICAL

I gave in and got myself a physical copy of Dune. The movie really intrigued me, and people keep mentioning interesting things about it, so I want to see what’s up. The three comics I picked up as a treat to myself last year during a tough time, and Little John Crow I had to get because of its title and author. However, Trees was a recent buy that I couldn’t pass on because I LOVE the cover. And I’ve been seeing so many great reviews of Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done and Uzumaki that I had to get my own copy. Uzumaki was sold out for much of the fall and winter months last year, so I felt lucky when I found a copy a couple weeks ago.

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Characters of the Year Book Tag | 2021

I’ve taken to doing this book tag every year to highlight the characters that left an impression on me.

I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, because that’s what I’ve said in my previous posts of this tag.


FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER OF THE YEAR

Sand dan Glokta from The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

I was immediately drawn to Glokta from the first time he appeared in the book, which is probably from the first page (if I recall correctly). I think he’s the first POV character we read from.

Glokta is a war-hero and was once a champion swordsman, but he was captured and tortured by the Gurkish, who left him crippled and in constant pain. In turn, Glokta has become a bitter man who now works for the Inquisition, investigating crimes and torturing others into confessing. So far, Glokta is one of the most interesting characters in the book.

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Let’s Rewind: October 2021

October was quite a month. Overall it was a good one, but it was filled with some high ups and some low downs, which has exhausted me. I haven’t been in the mood to do much, which is why this monthly wrap up post is so late.

Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


Y’all, I love fall. I don’t like the cold weather, but I do love dressing for fall months, and I love the colors associate with it. I love the leaves turning and hearing the fallen ones crunch under my boots. I love the scents of fall — apples, cinnamon, pumpkin — and the outdoor activities that it brings — hay rides, corn mazes, haunted houses and fields, apple picking, — although I’ve only been to a few of these things. But it seems that I’ll always be stressed in the fall. I can’t remember a time when I rode out the entire season unstressed.

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Book Haul #78: Unprepared

It’s winding down to the end of the year, so things are pretty busy, which means I’m almost always unprepared for the blogging week. That’s when the book tags pop up! 😊

Much as I love doing them, I’m hoping to get out some reviews this week. I’m not sure how that’s gonna go since I haven’t written any reviews this weekend, but we’ll see what I come up with during the week. For now, here’s a book haul, which I hope will be the last one for the year.


Purchases

Physical

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Let’s Rewind: September 2021

After such a good August, I spiraled into September. It was such a bumpy month filled with emotional highs and lows. I’m glad October is here.

Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


End of August and the entire month of September was an emotional wild ride, one I haven’t experienced in some time and never want to experience again. The great parts of the month were wonderful. Friends and family celebrated birthdays, I attended a Caribbean music festival with a friend and went to another where I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen in years. I ran back to NYC again for a bit because I love traveling on trains and to spend time with family there again (I really missed them through the shut down last year) and meet up with more friends for a little party. I also spent time hanging out with bookish friends and shopping.

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Book Haul #77: Something to Cheer Me Up

I’ve been having some crummy days lately, so to cheer myself up, here’s a book haul.


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As is typical of me, I bought many of these because I like the cover. That was the case with Life and Limb as well as Novice Dragoneer. Well, I picked up the books because I like the cover and bought them because the summary intrigued me. However, I got Abercrombie’s Before They Are Hanged, the second book in his First Law series, because I’m currently buddy-reading the series with Emily at EmbuhleeliestChronicle of Chrestomanci I picked up because I’ve been curious about it and its author, and Carmilla I got because apparently it inspired Brom Stoker’s Dracula, which I find interesting (although I’ve yet to complete reading Dracula).

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