OH MY GOD I GOT KINGDOM OF COPPER ON RELEASE DAY (last Thursday) FROM THE LIBRARY! I AM SO EXCITED! I LOVED City of Brass, so to get this one on release day, when they normally take a couple of months to get to me, is AMAZING.
I also got The Winter of the Witch, third in the Winternight Trilogy, so I am SUPER excited about that one, too.
My third one this week is Lost Boi, which is apparently a queer retelling of Peter Pan, which pits his lost bois against leather daddy pirates. I am – intrigued.
Only picked up two books this week – I haven’t put anything new on hold, I’m just getting New Releases that I’ve had on hold since before they came out, at this point. I need to go get a library card for my new library so I can get holds on some of the books that are coming out soon!
This week I got The Gutter Prayer, a city fantasy whose description reminds me of Six of Crows, and Here and Now and Then, a time-traveling fantasy for my Year of the Asian Reading Challenge.
I’ve spent the last couple of days relaxing and catching up on my reading, after packing a TON last weekend. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to these two soon!
I only picked up one book this week, the 128-page manifesto called “You Have the Right to Remain Fat” by Virgie Tovar. A quick read is what I need right now, to fit in between the hustle and bustle of home inspections, paperwork, and packing boxes! We had the last part of the home inspection on Monday, and we close on the house in a week and a half! We’ll be spending the following week doing a few things in the house like installing shower curtain rods and curtains on the bedroom windows, then moving the first weekend in March. We’re both SO EXCITED. I have a reading nook planned in one corner of the bedroom, I just need to find the perfect chair, and a nice small shelf to go beside it. And possibly a reading lamp.
Three very interesting books this week! Two fiction books, one for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, and one for Black History Month. Plus a nonfiction book on emotional labor.
Black Enough is an anthology of Young Adult stories about being black in America, and all the variety that can mean.
The Girl King is a book about sisters denied their rightful throne, and it looks amazing.
And FED UP: Emotional labor, women, and the way forward is my nonfiction book. Fits right in with Rage Becomes Her.
I am carving out time to read in between house-buying things – we have a home inspection on Monday, and we appear to still be on track for the 22nd closing date, so we’re going to start packing the entire house pretty soon!
Only picked up one book this week, which is good, because I’ve been in a bit of a slump and haven’t been reading much. I’ve been doing house-buying stuff and playing Minecraft instead! We had a house inspection on Monday – or we tried, anyway. The seller doesn’t have the heater fully installed, so the water also isn’t on. So the inspector couldn’t look at heat or plumbing, and will have to come back out, and will have to redo the Radon test because that requires heat. That’s going to happen at the seller’s expense, but it’s just frustrating. They asked us to have the inspections done within ten days, but had to have done we couldn’t complete them with no working heat! So instead a home inspector, a realtor, and my husband and I all wasted our Monday morning with an inspection that couldn’t be completed. VERY frustrating.
Anyway, I checked out Kiersten White’s Slayer this week, a novel in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m really excited to read it! I also discovered, via Twitter, that when we move, I can turn in my current county library’s books at my NEW county library, and they’ll eventually send them back to the correct county and credit them to my account with the correct date. I won’t have to find time to take books back to the originating library, which is a pretty cool deal.
The branch library that is closest to our new house is actually the one we did our passport paperwork at – and it’s a really nice library. So that’s pretty awesome, though I’ll have to make friends with an entirely new set of librarians, and I’ll miss the wonderful ladies at my current branch!
There’s always bittersweet things about moving, I suppose.
I picked up three this week – a book about a sentient warship by an Asian author, a sequel, and a were-wyvern heist novel. (Because that sounded fun!)
Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey (sequel to River of Teeth)
A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna
Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst