Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday Post #46/Sunday Salon #20

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz expanded Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.

What I Read: 6 books 

So I can't really say much about any of them, given that they're in the process of being judged or evaluated, but they were all good in their own ways. I LOVE Thirteen Doorways. So much. Early contender for favorite read of 2020.

What I'm Reading/What's Next
Currently reading:

  • Enchantee  (for OBOB 2020 consideration)
  • Here Lies Daniel Tate (because I LOVE the "false heir" trope)
  • The Valiant  (for OBOB 2020 consideration)
and my daughter and I listened to about 1/2 of Internment while on a car trip last weekend. It's a re-read for me, but I'm hoping she'll want to get back to it again.

I am so overwhelmed by books I really want to read. I need to get through this "awards season" and then light a blazing path through everything else I want to get to.

Three Things

  • My daughter had a synchronized skating competition near Seattle last weekend, and we went up and stayed at my sister's house, mostly so we could see her cat, who is The Most Perfect Cat Ever. 
  •  I might be joining an adult book club, so that's exciting.
  • Yesterday I made myself an extremely healthy fruit salad with wheat germ, and then I made rice krispy treats. #Balance.


  1. OMG! Love your balance. That picture of your daughter's team is so awesome, and synchronized skating looks fantastic. Part of me would love to join a book club, but I don't imagine other people wanting to read the books I read.

  2. I read The Blackthorn Key and thought it was pretty decent. I didn't love it but it wasn't bad. And yay for a favorite read contender!

    I think a RL book club would be fun. Hope it's great if it happens!

  3. It was probably just me, and it was probably because I have loved everything else, absolutely everything else, of Jacqueline Woodson's, but Red at the Bone don't quite hit the mark for me.

    Nothing like an adult book club. I hope that works out for you.

    This year I am eagerly awaiting the end of awards season. I think I might be burning out. I may need a break or a change.

    I hope you have a lovely week, with balance in everything you do.

  4. Haha, I felt very adult about eating a salad last week, but then I ate chocolate ice cream. The cat is very cute. It does look like the best cat ever. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. I'll be starting Thirteen Doorways.... soon. My weekly update

  6. The premise of Thirteen Doorways is interesting, I hope you enjoyed Aurora Rising.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  7. I picked 13 Doorways for exactly the same reason. And I knew right away that my Poe loving 15 year old would love the darkness of the book. I wasn't wrong - and miracle of miracles, it got my foot back in the door of the evening read aloud. We're on our 3rd read aloud since I got my foot in the door. Great book!

  8. I put peanutbutter in my rice krispie treats so they are a "protein snack" lol.

    Donna at Girl Who Reads


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