Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #206: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

This week the book I am waiting on is The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. And I won't have to wait too long. It's due to be released September 26, 2017 from Macmillan.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.


Why am I waiting on this one? I love stories that draw on myth, folklore, and fairy tale. Even though I am unfamiliar with the Grishaverse, I still think I will enjoy this book because of the subject matter. And then there is the appearance of the book. The art that is to be within the pages sounds awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product. And I think the cover is lovely.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Ninja's Illusion by Gigi Pandian


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
The phone was still clasped in my hand. I willed Sanjay to call me back. What had he seen over his shoulder? (3% through on my Kindle)
The Ninja's Illusion by Gigi Pandian is expected to be released October 3, 2017 from Henery Press. I've been reading the ARC and really enjoying it. 
Would you keep reading? What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #205: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.


The book I'm waiting on this week is The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. It's expected to be released January 2, 2018 from William Morrow.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenage son--the perfect family. But when gazing out her window one night, Anna sees something she shouldn’t. Her world begins to crumble, and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.


Why am I waiting on this one? I like the way it sounds. It's noir-ish. It has a nod to "Rear Window" by Hitchcock. And it's got a lot of 4 and 5 star reviews over on Goodreads.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
Now the last time I had my makeup done was the day I got married, and I walked out of that salon looking less like a girl who was about to snag a cute boy for the rest of her life and more like an undercover cop who was about to go stand out in front of a cheap motel and arrest ministers. All I needed was a fur vest and a chipped eyetooth. So, I wisely passed on the dolling-up and chose the hand massage instead, because I'd never had one. (95% through on my Kindle)

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro was published July 26, 2011 by Random House Publishing Group.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Wicked Deeds by Heather Graham

Vickie Preston and Griffin Pryce are on their way to Virginia for Vickie to enter the FBI Academy. They stop in Baltimore for a pleasant, romantic few days, but alas that's not in the cards for them.

The body of a popular writer is found in the basement of the Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant that the couple ate at the night before. His wife calls on the Krewe of Hunters to help prove that it was murder and not suicide and to catch the murderer. It could be any one of the staff or a member of the Edgar Allan Poe appreciation society that has met there. More Poe related crimes occur and more of the Krewe come for backup.

At the same time, Vickie begins to have vivid dreams about Edgar Allan Poe and his demise in Baltimore. Nightmares. Are her dreams somehow connected to the events in present day Baltimore?

Vickie and Griffin were introduced in Krewe of Hunters #21- Dying Breath. They appeared again in #22 - Dark Rites. This is their third outing. While this could be read as a stand alone, I think you get more out of it and the characters if you've read the previous 2 books as well.

The action grabs you early on. There are few well-timed lulls. It's pretty much a fast-paced mystery with a touch of romance.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about this book was the background on Poe and how the author used it in the crimes. You get information on his biography and a few of his relevant works. This is mostly courtesy of the character Vickie as she is a historian. There are other contributors as well. And Vickie poses an interesting explanation for Poe's death in Baltimore.

Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's well written. The characters are enjoyable. The mystery is fast-paced. And the information shared on Poe makes it all the more interesting.

Wicked Deeds is #23 in the Krewe of Hunters series by Heather Graham. It's due to be published September 19, 2017 from MIRA Books.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley All opinions herein are my own and freely given.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #204/Can't Wait Wednesday: The Devil's Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstol


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

This week the book I am waiting on is a mystery that takes place mainly in Norway, The Devil's Wedding Ring by Vidar Sundstol. It's due out later this month, September 26, 2017 from University of Minnesota Press.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from the village of Eidsborg in the Telemark region of Norway.  Exactly thirty years later, the student Cecilie Wiborg goes missing. She too had been researching the old, pagan rituals associated with the 13th-century Eidsborg stave church.  And then Knut Abrahamsen, a former police officer from the area, is found drowned in the nearby Tokke River, a presumed suicide since his pockets were filled with stones.

Hearing of the death of his former colleague and friend, private investigator Max Fjellanger feels compelled to leave his long-time home in Florida and return to his native Norway to attend Knut’s funeral. Even though they haven’t spoken in more than three decades, Max is not convinced that Knut killed himself.  There are details about the circumstances of his death that just don’t add up. And there seems to be a link to the case of the missing researcher in Telemark, which the two of them had worked together—until threats from a corrupt sheriff put an end to the investigation and to Max’s career on the police force.

This time Max is determined to find out the truth. Reluctantly he finds himself drawn into a dark universe in which ancient superstitions, religious cults, and sinister forces are still very much alive. And the stave church, with its famed wooden statue of Saint Nikuls, is at the center of it all.

Finding an unlikely partner in Tirill Vesterli—a university librarian and single mother who is obsessed with crime novels—Max is plunged into a menacing world of ghostly monks, severed pigs’ heads, and mythic rites, all somehow connected to Midsummer Eve, which is fast approaching. As Max and Tirill quickly learn, it’s a misconception that the past is past—the truth is that it’s never over.

This is award-winning crime novelist Vidar Sundstøl at his best, spinning a tale that is taut with suspense and steeped in Norwegian culture, past and present.


Why am I waiting on this one? I like the folklore aspects and that one of the investigators in the case is a university librarian. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
"Ah, quality family time." I smiled. "Other families go bowling or play board games, but we'll always have subterfuge and searching for mythical animals." And despite my grumbling, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. (Chapter 9, p.165 of the extended excerpt)
The extended excerpt is courtesy of a program from Simon Pulse called Riveted. Each week they feature at least one extended excerpt and one full novel that you can read for free. Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw was featured last week as one of the excerpts. It was published August 8, 2017 from Simon Pulse. You can find out more about the Riveted program at http://rivetedlit.com/
Would you keep reading? I liked it enough I will be looking for the complete book. 
What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review: The Dire King by William Ritter

"All right then, my sage young apprentice - what do we do next?"

"Something foolish, I imagine," I said. "Foolish and decidedly dangerous. That sounds about our style, doesn't it?"
--- 

Abigail Rook and her somewhat unusual employer Jackaby are once again seeking to solve mysteries of unnatural occurrences. There is a rend forming between the realms of fairy and the mundane world in New Fiddleham, New England. And there are zombies popping up. Abigail and Jackaby must solve the problems and seek the Dire King's accouterments (the crown, the spear, and the shield) before he can regain power. 

Meanwhile, Abigail and Charlie are growing closer. Jenny and Jackaby are as well in an awkward sort of way. The romances are put on the back burner while the fate of the world lays in the balance.

The characters are well drawn as they have been in the past books in the series. The sarcasm and snark that mark their interactions are evident as well, unintentional and intentional. I like the way the characters work together, especially the four main characters of Jackaby, Abigail, Jenny, and Charlie.

The plot starts out a little slow as we are reacquainted with the world in which they live. Then quickly picks up. More often than not, there is forward movement at a gradually increasing speed. As the end of the book approaches, it is positively breakneck. 

The book ties up loose ends. And the ending itself is bittersweet and rather surprising. It's a fitting end for the series. 

I gave this book 5 out of  5 stars. It's among the few books that I've read that made me both laugh and cry, although at different parts. Generally, I am not fond of books that make me cry, but this one is an exception. Great characters and well plotted, I heartily recommend this addition to the Jackaby series. I would start at the beginning with Jackaby, though, rather than jump in here at the end.

The Dire King was released August 22, 2017 from Algonquin Yong Readers.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions herein are my own and freely given.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #203/Can't Wait Wednesday: A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

This week the book I am waiting on is a cozy: A Murder for the Books (a Blue Ridge Library Mystery) by Victoria Gilbert. It's due out December 12, 2017 from Crooked Lane Books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. Managing a charming public library requires all her attention, especially with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons, so the last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.

Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, an outsider, who vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own.

When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.

"This book pulled me in from the first, humorous paragraph. Spunky librarian Amy will delight readers with her wit and research skills as she solves both modern day and historical murders. A captivating cast of secondary characters and a dollop of romance add spice to this promising debut. I can't wait for the next in the series."
--Laura DiSilverio, national bestselling and award-winning author of the Readaholics Book Club series
Why am I waiting on this one? I really enjoy good cozies that have something to do with books, bookstores, or libraries. And I like books that have a sense of humor and a perhaps a little snark. This one seems to meet both criteria.
 
What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
Instantly I could tell that something wasn't right, in a way I had no immediate name for. The ground was ... maybe sick, infested with something, some kind of parasite or illness. The earth beneath my palm felt cold, icy, not to the touch but to the spirit, which wasn't something I could easily explain to other people. (10% in on my Kindle)
Nell is trying to read the earth and the surrounding woods as part of an investigation. She has an affinity for the earth and wooded areas.
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter is book #2 in the Soulwood series. It was released November 1, 2016 by Roc. Book #3, Flame in the Dark, is due out December 5, 2017 from Ace Books.
Would you keep reading? What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #202/Can't Wait Wednesday: The Wind in His Heart by Charles de Lint


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

De Lint's first adult fantasy novel in 8 years weaves a rich tapestry of story with classic CdL elegance. Young Thomas Corn Eyes sees into the otherworld, but all he wants to do is get off the rez. Steve Cole escaped from his rock star life to disappear into the desert and mountains. Fifteen-year-old barrio kid Sadie Higgins has been discarded once too often. Blogger Leah Hardin needs to leave Newford, come to terms with the loss of her best friend, and actually engage with her life. When these lives collide in the Hierro Maderas Mountains, they must struggle to escape their messy pasts and find a way to carve a future for themselves.
They don’t just have to learn how to survive. They have to learn how to fly.

The Wind in His Heart by Charles de Lint is due out September 19, 2017 from Triskell Press.

Why am I waiting on this one? I love Charles de Lint's writing. He is considered to be among those that pioneered and popularized Urban Fantasy. And it's been a long wait for this book. I'm curious to see how the characters' tales will weave together to make the final "tapestry of story." More about the author and his books can be found on his website at https://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/index.html

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Dire King by William Ritter


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
"Of course we're going to go looking for the rend," said Jackaby. "And the crown, the spear, and the shield. There's too much at stake now to start worrying about little things like being brutally murdered." (12% through on my Kindle)

The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter is expected to be published today, August 22, 2017 from Algonquin Young Readers.This teaser comes from an ARC and may appear differently in the final version.

Would you keep reading? What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

This book is about 52 weeks, 52 new experiences at the age of 52 - otherwise known as The 52/52 project. All of the adventures are outside of Sherry Stanfa-Stanley's comfort zone. Some of them more so than others, but all providing a somewhat different experience and perspective on life. All designed to get her out of the rut or "crater" as she puts it, that she found herself in in her 50s as a divorced empty-nester. And she wondered, would this be "opening the door to an exciting new life or opening Pandora's Box. Turns out the two are not mutually exclusive."

She begins with belly dancing which leads to more adventures such as an audition for "Survivor", eating chocolate covered bugs, going to a nude beach with her mother in tow, getting a drastic haircut, going without electronics for a week, singing with a band, and so much more.

I admire her courage as she faces the challenges she has chosen for herself. And the smarts she shows when she backs down from one challenge. It's a wiser decision than going through with it.

The book is designed with each experience making up a short chapter. She shares her mistakes and her successes humbly and with humor. The one thing that remains consistent is that she is a winner for trying all of these things whether she is successful at them or not.

I give the book overall a 4 out of 5 stars. It's well written. The challenges are interesting as are her take on them. And there is humor to the tales she tells.

You can find out more about The 52/52 project on her Facebook page for it here. And she also blogs at her website.

Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley was published August 15, 2017 by She Writes Press.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from the publisher. All opinions are my own and freely given.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #201/Can't Wait Wednesday: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

This week I am waiting on The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. It's the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale

Synopsis from Goodreads

Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Muscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.

The Girl in the Tower is due out December 5, 2017 from Del Rey.

Why am I waiting on this one? I really enjoyed The Bear and the Nightingale. You can read my 5 star review of it here. I am looking forward to reading more about Vasya and her adventures as she seeks freedom from the confines of a woman's expected roles, and as she experiences the little magics in this version of Russia.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 
"Wait, you and Grandma went to a nude beach?" His eyes widened in horror before he tightly closed them, attempting to shut out the image. "I could have gone my whole life," he muttered, "without knowing that." (45% through on my Kindle)
Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley is expected to be released today, August 15, 2017, from She Writes Press. It's a humorous memoir written about her 52/52 project wherein she attempted something outside of her comfort zone every week for a year. This teaser comes from an ARC and may appear differently in the final version.
Would you keep reading? What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #200/Can't Wait Wednesday: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old flame Kellen Hockley is the only man who can keep her safe...and help her save the world.

Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time, he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...

It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.


Why am I waiting on this one? I haven't read book one in this series, but from the synopsis it makes it sound like you could probably read it as a standalone. What really intrigues me is the quote from Darynda Jones regarding Perfect Gravity"Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you." 

Perfect Gravity is due out November 7, 2017 from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purplebooker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Life was puzzling. Unpredictable. But one thing was sure. The meek didn't inherit the Earth. I wasn't meek. And I had the land. (13% through on my Kindle)
This is Nell thinking in Blood of the Earth, the first of the Soulwood novels,.by Faith Hunter. The book was published August 2, 2016 by ROC. You can find more about Faith and her books on her website: http://www.faithhunter.net/wp/
The third book in the series, Flame in the Dark, is due out this December.
Would you keep reading? What's your teaser this week? Share it or a link in the comments. Are you enjoying your book? Let us know! Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #199/Can't Wait Wednesday: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.


This week the book I am waiting on is Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh. To be honest, I have been waiting on this one for a few years now and not sure when it is going to be released. Goodreads has a date of September 7, 2017, but you still can't preorder the book on Amazon.

The synopsis from Goodreads for Solutions reads: 
Allie Brosh, the “gut-bustingly funny” (NPR), award-winning, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hyperbole and a Half, shares an all-new collection of autobiographical and illustrated essays.

It's a follow up to her book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened.

Why am I waiting on this one? I really enjoyed the first book and I enjoyed reading her blog, Hyperbole and a Half, in the past as well. It's been a while since the first book, but I imagine this one will be worth the wait. If you want a taste of her writing, you can check out her blog or the first book. She doesn't seem to have been active on the blog for a while, but it still exists and it's still funny.  

Do you know anything about a release date for this book? Are you waiting on this one too?

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!