WWW Wednesday (4/21/21)

Hello, My Lovely Bookworms!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

It consists of answering these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading Plot Twist by Bethany Turner. It is an arc I have from Netgalley and honestly, I’m not feeling it. It’s too dramatic and not enough romance although it tries to be a rom-com but without the two only meeting once so far.

I am listening to The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I wouldn’t say it’s bad but I’m also not loving it either. I am still going to continue on as I am not very far into it.

Today I am also going to be starting The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I am doing it as a buddy read and looking forward to it!

  • Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Grace #2) by Kathryn Purdie 3 stars
  • My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristin Rockaway (audiobook) 3.5 stars

If I continue on with my feelings for The Kiss of Deception then I will pick up The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson.

I will read another arc and it’s called Faking Reality by Sara Fujimura.

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What is your current read? Are you loving it? Have you read or want to read any that I have listed? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Colorful Book Covers (4/20/21)

Hello Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Today’s prompt is Colorful Book Covers. I feel like this is very subjective as everyone can have a different idea of what colorful is. Or, maybe I am just doing this prompt wrong, haha. Who knows! Anyways, my list is what I find colorful.

1.) Queen Magic by Sarah K.L. Wilson

2.) Skyhunter by Marie Lu

3.) Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

4.) A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita

5.) Well Played by Jen DeLuca

6.) Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

7.) The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

8.) A Pack of Love and Hate by Olivia Wildenstein

9.) Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

10.) Yona of the Dawn Vol. 8 by Mizuho Kusanagi

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What book has the most colorful cover you have seen?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update (4/18/21)

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been an average week.

I didn’t get much reading done but I still managed to finish four. I guess my priority hasn’t really been to sit down but I also haven’t been listening to audiobooks as often as I was, haha. Maybe it’s a reading slump, who knows. Most of the books I have been reading have been high ratings so I can’t be too upset! That doesn’t happen often for me.

Today will be a day of yard work and finishing up some cleaning in my house. I have laundry to put away but it’s just one of those things I dislike doing, haha. Anyone else hate laundry?

I hope you all have had a great week and an amazing weekend!❤

  • The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang (audiobook) 5 stars
  • Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores #3) by Danielle L. Jensen (arc) 5 stars
  • 11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell 4 stars
  • The Layover by Lacie Waldon (arc) 2.5 stars
  • Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Grace #2) by Kathryn Purdie
  • My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristin Rockaway (audiobook)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

WWW Wednesday (4/14/21)

Hello, My Lovely Bookworms!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

It consists of answering these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am reading The Roommate by Rosie Danan as a buddy read with a friend from bookstagram. I am only 24% into it but it’s definitely that I can tell isn’t for me. I’ll have a review for this one within the week when I finish it.

I am still listening to The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang. I am 73% of the way through it and should finish it today while I clean my house.

I am also working on Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores #3) by Danielle L. Jensen. I haven’t got very far since Sunday as the last two days have been quite busy.

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My next read will be Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie which I have in from the library. Since this is just a duology I will be able to write another series off my list!

The audiobook I will listen to next is My Epic Spring Break (Up) by Kristin Rockaway.

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What is your current read? Are you loving it? Have you read or want to read any that I have listed? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (4/13/21)

Hello Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Today’s prompt is Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors. This is a very interesting topic and one that I have never thought of before! There are so pretty wild names for colors so this should be fun! Hopefully, haha.

1.) Tin

2.) Red Tigress

3.) Nightshade

4.) Black Dawn

5.) Midnight Sun

6.) Frozen Tides

7.) Splinters of Scarlet

8.) The Silver Chair

9.) Royal Blood

10.) A Touch of Gold

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What book do you think would make a great color for a crayon?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Goodreads Monday: Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin (4/12/21)

Hello Readers!

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.

Title: Stalking Shadows
Author: Cyla Panin
Genre: YA Fantasy / Retellings / Gothic
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Publisher: Amulet Books

A gothic YA fantasy debut about a young woman striving to break her sister’s curse and stop the killing in her small French town

Seventeen-year-old Marie mixes perfumes to sell on market day in her small eighteenth-century French town. She wants to make enough to save a dowry for her sister, Ama, in hopes of Ama marrying well and Marie living in the level of freedom afforded only to spinster aunts. But her perfumes are more than sweet scents in cheap, cut-glass bottles: A certain few are laced with death. Marie laces the perfume delicately—not with poison but with a hint of honeysuckle she’s trained her sister to respond to. Marie marks her victim, and Ama attacks. But she doesn’t attack as a girl. She kills as a beast.

Marking Ama’s victims controls the damage to keep suspicion at bay. But when a young boy turns up dead one morning, Marie is forced to acknowledge she might be losing control of Ama. And if she can’t control her, she’ll have to cure her. Marie knows the only place she’ll find the cure is in the mansion where Ama was cursed in the first place, home of Lord Sebastien LeClaire. But once she gets into the mansion, she discovers dark secrets hidden away—secrets of the curse, of Lord Sebastien . . . and of herself.” (Goodreads)

I am really looking forward to this one and am happy I was approved on Netgalley. It’s not my favorite cover but I do like the sound of it and I am hear for gothic retellings.

Does this one sound like something you would read?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update (4/11/21)

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

This week has been a week.

Every day felt like a Monday and the weekend has been the only thing that has gone right. Well, minus the rain when we were supposed to do yard work, haha.

I haven’t been listening to my audiobook much but I did get some reading done. I have enjoyed a couple YA Contemporary / Romance arcs! They did make me teary-eyed though, ha! But for good reasons.

Other than that, playing some videogames here and there as well as cleaning my house. It’s been pretty average when things are going right.

  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (audiobook) 5 stars
  • Tarnished Empire (Dark Shores #0.5) by Danielle L. Jensen 5 stars
  • Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab 4 stars
  • The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (arc) 4 stars
  • XOXO by Axie Oh (arc) 5 stars
  • Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall (arc) 4 stars
  • The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang (audiobook)
  • Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores #3) by Danielle L. Jensen (arc)
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

WWW Wednesday (4/7/21)

Hello, My Lovely Bookworms!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

It consists of answering these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am listening to The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang. I am trying to listen to at least 18% a day so I can finish in the next 5 days since it is so long!

My current ebook is an arc called The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I haven’t started it yet but it shouldn’t take long to get through because I believe it is a novella.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (audiobook) 5 stars

Tarnished Empire (Dark Shores #0.5) by Danielle L. Jensen 5 stars

Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab 4 stars

I haven’t decided if I want to read or listen to The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang. I may read it just to be able to jot down things since I haven’t read it before.

My next read will be Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores #3) by Danielle L. Jensen. I am really excited to start it after the cliffhanger of the prequel!

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What is your current read? Are you loving it? Have you read or want to read any that I have listed? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean (4/6/21)

Hello Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Today’s prompt is Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean. There are definitely some books I can think of throwing in the ocean even if I don’t like the idea of ruining books, haha. These are just the worst of the worst for me. Sorry if a book you like is on this list!

1.) White Stag by Kara Barbieri

2.) Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter

3.) Shadowfrost by Coco Ma

4.) Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

5.) Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

6.) Crave by Tracy Wolff

7.) The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

8.) Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla

9.) Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series

10.) Fractured by Shay Siegel

Extras!

11.) Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

12.) The Second Home by Christina Clancy

13.) Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

14.) When Life Gives You Lemons Instead of Lattes by Rayna York

15.) We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

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What book would you throw in the sea?

Let me know in the comments below!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

Weekly Update (4/4/21)

Hello Lovely Bookworms!

It’s me again!

This week has been fine, heh. I talked about the bad news with my husband’s schooling in my monthly wrap-up. Other than that, It’s been a slow and anxious week. It’s probably why I have been putting off calling the dermatologist because it will make me more anxious, haha.

This weekend I have spent time with my husband’s family for Easter. Many of them I haven’t seen for a couple years now due to the pandemic. My daughter has been really excited because apparently she is a social butterfly but my husband and I are not. 🤣 I guess at least she makes me get out of my comfort zone.

World of Warcraft has been played a few times and my youngest brother has joined in. It’s been nice to talk to him more even if it is over a mic. Usually he is so busy with work.

I hope you all had a great week and a better weekend! ❤

  • Son of the Storm (The Nameless Republic #1) by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (arc) 4 stars
  • These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan (arc) 1 star
  • Nyxia Uprising (The Nyxia Triad #3) by Scott Reintgen (audiobook) 3 stars
  • Shipped by Angie Hockman 3 stars
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (audiobook)
  • Tarnished Empire (Dark Shores #0.5) by Danielle L. Jensen
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How was your week? Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Read anything good this week? Let me know in the comments!

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)