W37 Book of the week 

The book of the week (formerly referred to as “weekend candy” on my blog and my substitute for candy nowadays) is A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. 
It’s a young adult mystery told in the POV of Jamie Watson, descendant of John Watson, who soon after arriving at his new school Sherringford gets drawn into a murderous plot involving his counterpart Charlotte Holmes, descendant of Sherlock Holmes.

I hope it will be a good read 🙂

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Procrastination, is me

It’s already the 7th of September and I’ve only read 1,5 out of 5 books for #thereadingquest challenge. I’m not too hard on myself, because I’ve really had fun participating and I’m going to try my hardest to finish up at least 2 books total and then start another. I’m definitely joining this challenge next year and will look for other reading challenges to join as well. 

If you have any suggestions for more reading challenges, I’m all ears! 🙂 

I’m currently reading Dreadnought by April Daniels, and it’s riveting! (And that’s despite my procrastination affliction that I’ve had for two weeks now, so you get the level of dedication I have for this book 😉 )

Week 33 #weekendbook(s)

This week’s candy I found at a second hand store and I managed to snag 7 books for little money, which is always gratifying. Especially when the books are in such good condition. It’s basically just the Jeaniene Frost book that had some scuffed edges, but for 1,23$ (10sek) it hardly matters. 😊

  1. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Night Music by Jojo Moyes
  5. At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost
  6. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
  7. Wool by Hugh Howey

Have you read any of these? Any you would recommend? 😊

Ready, set, GO!

Today is the first day of #thereadingquest and I want to wish all of you participating GOOD LUCK! 😀 

I’ve started reading my first book and I’ve already changed my TBR day one. Don’t judge, haha! Since I had only read one chapter of Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser before today, I figured that I could sneak it past the rule of only unread books. Especially since I won’t be participating for the price. 😉

And so, for The first book in a series prompt I had originally chosen Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, but now I’ll be reading Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser instead.

Tell me, or link your challenge tbr in the comments, what have you chosen to read first? If you’re not doing the challenge, I would still love to hear about your current read 🙂

#TheReadingQuest sign up and TBR

I’m joining my first official reading challenge, because who can resist a reading adventure bingo style inspired by video-game quests? Not me!

This challenge was created by the blogger Aentee of Read At Midnight and the art’s created by the talented CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

The challenge starts on the 13th of August and ends on the 10th of September, and I’ve chosen the Mage Path because I think that’s the path I’ll manage to complete within the allotted time. I’m not going to join for the competition part, but I’m still going to keep track of my scores. For every book read you collect experience points (10 EXP per book, 5 EXP per comic/manga) and there’re health points too, like 1 HP per 10 pages, for manga/comics it’s 1 HP per 20 pages, but I think I’m just going to count the experience points.

The books you choose to read can’t be re-reads or books that you’ve started before the 13th. Below you can see the Quest Board and for more about the rules/guidelines click on the Read at Midnight link above. This is so exciting! 😊

The Quest Board

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#TheReadingQuest by Aentee of Read at Midnight
Art by CW of Read, Think, Ponder

The Mages path goes through the first down path, and so my TBR are as follows (which may change a bit as the challenge progresses because I’m a hopeless mood-reader):

The first book in a seriesDragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

A book set in a different worldThe Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

A book based on mythologyThe Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

A book that contains magicSword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

A book with a one-word titleDreadnought by April Daniels

If I have time, I may do some of the additional side quests (the blue squares in the middle). If I do, I’d like to try:

Mini-gameMonstress, vol 1 by Marjorie Lu or Saga, vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Potions –   Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

As I don’t have Photoshop on my computer now, I can’t do the character ID card, so I’ll do a character ID summarization below. Everyone starts with 10 EXP and Level 1 (50 EXP per level).

Name: Jessica
Blog: loonyforbooks.com
Instagram: @loonyforbooks
Twitter: @loonyforbooks
Goodreads: @loonyforbooks
Character Class: Mage
Level: 1
Experience Points: 10 EXP

CR and Quick Bookshelf Tour

I’m currently reading the Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski and I’m really liking it so far. Especially now that I’ve stopped trying to figure out the plot after discovering that the first two books in the Witcher series are basically anthologies. I was sooo confused in the beginning, but liked his writing style so I kept on reading. Then when frustration hit, I Googled it. Lightbulb moment, haha!

Moving on, I thought I’d show you my bookshelves. Well… all except one (because it’s dusty, cluttered, in a poorly lit corner and because I’m a lazy ass avoiding cleaning it).

Summer reads

Hey there,

I’m currently sitting in my mother’s kitchen with some free time on my hands. The kids are busy with their toys and I’m waiting for my mom to text me what time she’ll be at the train station. My kindle is recharging, so continuing on my Kasie West sprint has to wait for a bit. I’m pleasantly surprised by this, for me, new author. She writes cute and fluffy romance books that draw you in and then leaves you with a happy glow afterwards. It’s kind of the same feeling I get after reading Stephanie Perkins trilogy that starts with Anna and the French Kiss.

So far I’ve read 2 of her books in as many days, only reading in the evenings when my kids have gone to bed. On The Fence is probably my favorite compared to By Your Side, but I really liked them both. I started reading The Distance Between Us this morning before my Kindle gave up on me.

Now I’m taking my kids out for some ice cream (Gotta love summer!). Have a nice day! 🙂

Cover Reveal: Ultimate Sacrifice 

Today cover reveal is Ultimate Sacrifice by S. E. Green, which the publisher Oftomes describes as a creepy mystery horror story with supernatural elements. (Yes please!) 

The cover itself is creeptastic as you can see above and the blurb is what made me add this book on my Goodreads page. I’m wishing the release date was a little closer than October 10th (greedy I know). Though on second thought, October is probably the perfect month to publish a horror story. 😉 

#UltimateSacrifice

Cover Reveal: Equilibrium 

The first cover reveal is Equilibrium by Anna Jakobsson Lund. She’s the author of the dystopian System trilogy (which also sounds really good and I’m planning to read soon).

The publisher Annorlunda Förlag describes this book as a story about identity, friendship and magic. Equilibrium is the story about Ari, who is forced to run to the shady town of Porto du Luando and seek refuge among the smugglers, jests and illusionists. 

Noteworthy for my international followers is that this book is in Swedish but I know for a fact that the publisher has translated or at least are in the process of translating the System trilogy (with the first book Article Three already out). And so, I have hope that Equilibrium will be translated as well. 🙂

This book will be released in the fall, though I’m not sure exactly when. There has been some rumor about September, but if that’s when the book is available for purchase I don’t know. Anyhow, from the description I think this definitely sounds like a book worth waiting for!

The Swedish description can be found below;

Equilibrium är berättelsen om Ari, som tvingas fly till rövarstaden Porto du Luando och söka skydd bland smugglare, nickelskojare och illusionister. Det är en roman om identitet och kön, vänskap och magi av författaren till den rosade trilogin om Systemet.

Midnattsklockan slår medan jag springer genom Kintoros sluttande gränder. Jag skulle ha varit på scenen nu, tagit emot de andra kemisternas applåder. Ingen hade vågat neka mig ett forskningsprojekt efter det här.

Jag borde ha stannat i bankettsalen, kontrollerat den skärande smärtan. Bröt den sig ut ur mig? Hur kunde den göra det?

Klackarna slinter mot gatstenarna och jag drar av skorna. Fötterna domnar bort, men jag stannar inte. Jag måste härifrån, måste byta om innan någon ser mig. Klänningen är kladdig av blod.

Cover reveals

I actually got TWO cover reveals for you, one this evening and one tomorrow evening. I’m beyond excited for them both! One is a horror story by S.E. Green and the other a fantasy story by Anna Jakobsson Lund.

Both books have their release set in the fall and deserve their own posts, so stay tuned 🙂