Top 5 Wednesday #17: More Books by These Authors, Please

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Authors you want to read more from

I went crazy with this list at first and then had to remind myself that we’re limited to just 5; so I chose 7.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold is first, of course. So far this year, her Curse of Chalion is the best book I’ve read. I was so hooked on that story that upon completing it, I bought the book (I’d read a copy a borrowed from the library) and the following two books in its series — Paladin of Souls and The Hallowed Hunt. I must read at least Paladin of Souls this year.

With Curse of Chalion, I was immediately drawn to Bujold’s writing and was sucked in by her storytelling. The fact that the story mixes magic with religion was icing on the top. I can’t wait to get stuck in the other books.

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Weekend Reads #63: Q&A Announcement

As announced in my Addams Family Book Tag post, I recently hit 800 subscribers and that number keeps growing! I’m really happy about this and I’m really thankful for all those who have subscribed, commented, and interacted with my blog in some way. To show my appreciation, I’ve decided to do a

Q&A!! 😀

I don’t share much about myself on here so this would be a good way for y’all to get to know me better, though I am a bit nervous about revealing more about myself.

I’ll leave this announcement up for about two weeks or so. You can post your questions in the comments section below, or, if you’re not on WordPress, you can send them to me via Twitter (my Twitter handle is @ZezeeWithBooks) or by email (zezee112@outlook.com).

With that said, this Q&A is now open. Go ahead and post your questions below. 😛


What I’m reading this weekend:

I’m still reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb with Emily at Embuhlee liest. I’m enjoying the story so far though I don’t like any of the characters much. The world is interesting and I’m curious about the Rain Wilds because it’s mentioned but we don’t know much about it yet.

I picked up M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts on Friday and am already hooked on the story because it has made me so curious about what is going on and who the little girl is. I also wonder if she’s locked up or being protected from something or both.

I also started Superman: Red Son on Friday. It’s a comic book that reimagines the superhero as a member of the Soviet Union rather than the U.S. So instead of being born on a farm in Kansas, Superman is instead born on a collective farm in the Ukraine. It was written by Mark Millar with art by Dave Johnson, Kilian Plunkett, Andrew Robinson, Walden Wong, and Paul Mounts. I’ve only read a few panels so far but I look forward to an intriguing story.

And that’s it for this weekend. What have you been up to? And remember to leave your questions below! 🙂

Weekend Reads #37: Choosing a New Blog Theme

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

This weekend’s question/topic:

I think it’s time for a new theme.

Though I am a curious person and enjoy visiting new places, I don’t like change. If I find something I’m comfortable with, I’d rather not alter it or get something new even if I’m somewhat tired of that thing or have outgrown it. However, change has been on my mind recently as I consider different facets of my life and this blog.

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Weekend Reads #35: An Existential Crisis

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

This weekend’s question:

What’s on my mind? The blueprint for life.

Really, this Weekend Reads meme is supposed to be on bookish topics but, as you see, I talk about a bunch of random shit on here, especially since I often don’t know what to talk about. Today, I’m going with what’s been on my mind since I woke up this morning:

Life.

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Weekend Reads #34: Where Are You?

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

This weekend’s question:

Where are you, Zezee?

I’m in a cocoon. I’m wrapped up so tight, I can barely move, but I am warm and I am dry. I am in front a window that looks out on the winter wonderland that is my neighborhood that overnight has metamorphosed into one of those charming neighborhoods I only see in Christmas movies. The houses are all covered in snow and bits of it have stuck to the window panes so they seem to be frosted over. There is no distinction between street and lawn and driveway and all the long, sharp limbs of the stark trees are fuzzy with wads of cottony whiteness.

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Exploring My Bookshelves: Missed and Costly Reads

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

I didn’t do one of these last weekend so I’ll pick up from there.

Last week’s topic:

A book you meant to read in 2015

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