WWW Wednesdays #62 – December 6th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I am about to start reading the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Emily, myself, and a friend buddy read the first two books and we finally started the third. Although it’s a bit trope-y, I enjoyed the first two and can’t wait to see how this series concludes. I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I need to plug away at this one more than I have been. I was in the mood for a bit, but I feel myself slowly drifting away again. I would really like to finish this series so I just need to get my butt in gear and read it. I’m still chipping away at Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles as well.


What did I recently finish reading?

33349745A lot of stuff has been happening in life recently so I haven’t been reading as much as I like – I’ve also been trying to catch up on my comic books. But I did manage to read a couple books since my last WWW post. I read Pins and Needles, a standalone novel by A.J. Thomas, an author mentioned in my previous WWW post. It seems that I tend to default to M/M books whenever I have time to read, although I usually intend to read other books. This was a nice, fun read and I enjoyed both the characters and the plot. I’ve definitely come 33308391to like this author in general. I also picked up another M/M romance, Scorpio Hates Virgo, the second book in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday. I really enjoy this author as well. I picked up the first book in the series back over the summer and I just happened to notice that the second one had recently been published, so I gobbled it up. This is cute, funny series. The third book is releasing later this month as well – I can’t wait. I had to read a book on leadership for one of my classes, Lead from the Heart by Mark C. Crowley, and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It’s not my favorite book or anything, but the author had some interesting and relate-able stories and some valid points on leadership in general. However, it helped that it was on the short side.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I AM GOING TO READ the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo. SOON. I PROMISE. I’m hoping to pick it up at the library during break. I really want to see how this series ends – plus I really want to read Six of Crows. I’m probably also going to read the third book in the Signs of Love series I mentioned above, which comes out in a few weeks. I’m planning on continuing the Jack Daniels series as well. And read more M/M.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

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Teaser Tuesdays #62 – December 5th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two…)
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m starting a buddy read with Emily and one of my other friends. We’re reading the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Some might remember me talking about reading the first two books with these lovely ladies, but it’s been awhile since we finished up the second one. Life and stuff, ya know? I haven’t quite started this one yet (sorry Emmy! ^^;) but I’m going to either tonight or tomorrow. I promise!

My teaser:

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Darkness was a beautiful thing. The kiss of a shadow. A caress as soft as moonlight. It had always been my refuge, my place of escape, whether I was sneaking onto a rooftop lit only by the stars or down a midnight alley to be with my brothers. Darkness was my ally. It made me forget the world I was in and invited me to dream another.

–Chapter 1, page 3
(ebook)

WWW Wednesdays #61 – October 25th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I am currently reading Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles. According to Goodreads, I’ve technically been reading this one for awhile. I started it, but then other things caught my interest so I haven’t picked it back up in a few weeks. I’m loaning the ebook from the library and I keep having to renew it. I’m hoping to get back in the mood for this one soon so I can complete the series. I really enjoyed the first two books, so I don’t know why this one’s taking me forever. Although, I feel like I have that problem a lot with the final books in the series. Speaking of which, I’m also reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. As I mentioned yesterday in my TT post, I started this book back in April and, once again, other things caught my interest so I put it down. Recently I’ve been in the mood again, so I’m hoping to actually complete it this time. My mind must really not like it when series are about to come to an end…^^;


What did I recently finish reading?

I finished up Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath, the fourth book in the Jack Daniels series. I’m still really enjoying this suspenseful series and will steadily keep plugging away at it. I also read a few M/M books by A.J. Thomas, including Sex & Sourdough, a standalone novel, and A Casual Weekend Thing, the first in the Least Likely Partnership series.  Both were four star ratings for me, and I’ll eventually get around to reading the other two books in the LLP series. I read another M/M book as well, Up For The Challenge, a standalone novel by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack. I really enjoyed the 7946475characters in that one! It was a great read and I actually gave it a five star rating. And guess what? I read a few more M/M books. It seems I’ve been really digging this genre for the past year or so. I read the first book in the Bounty series  by Christine d’Abo, No Quarter. Another book with two great MC’s. Their banter is hysterical and the author’s world-building was great! Aren’t we supposed to be living in space by now too? I also read the second book, No Remedy. This one was centered around some of the characters introduced in the first book. It was a little different because it was a love triangle, but where no one was left out (if you know what I mean ;D). I don’t normally read menage stories, but again, I really enjoyed the first book so I gave this one a go. Not as good as the first, in my opinion, but still a great addition! It answers some of the questions that the reader has at the end of the first book as well, which was nice. I’m planning on reading the third book at some point.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I keep saying I’m going to read the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo, but will I ever actually get around to it? WHO KNOWS? I ranted a bit in one of my Bookish Challenge posts about how I was trying to get the ebook for this one and there’s none actually available (as in my library doesn’t carry the ebook anymore, I guess?), so I’ll have to go check out the physical copy when I get some time. I have a feeling it might just sit on my nightstand for weeks like it did the first time. Once again, the end of a series is playing with my mind. I’m also planning on continuing the Jack Daniels series. And read more M/M.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #61 – October 24th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two…)
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts. My 50-Day Bookish Challenge posts have mostly held my attention for the past few weeks. Some of you may remember that I had started reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name, back in…April. Damn, has it really been that long?!?! Anyway, I read a good chunk and then just kind of stopped. So now I’ve been in the mood to get back to it, however I’m starting over because…yeah, apparently it’s been awhile.

My teaser:

 


The coffee smell coming from the wax-coated cup was nauseatingly familiar, and I held it listlessly as I sat in the chair I’d pulled into the carpeted hallway. The oil-like sheen on the surface caught the fluorescent lights, showing the shake in my hand.

–Chapter 4, page 49
(ebook)

WWW Wednesdays #60 – August 23rd

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I stated in my TT post yesterday that I would be starting the second book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, A Case of Possession. I adore the main two characters, Stephen and Lucien – their banter is fantastic. The setting is in England. I’m not entirely sure about the timeline, it never really says, but I’m guessing somewhere in the 1800s. There’s definitely no cars or anything. The plots for the first book and this one, so far, are interesting and keeps me from putting the book down! If you’re looking for an M/M historical fantasy, check it out.


What did I recently finish reading?

17705713I finished up the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath, Rusty Nail. This was another thrilling installment to this series and I can’t wait to read more. I’m hoping to start the fourth book soon. I also completed reading the first in the Wolves of Hunter’s Rock series by Shelley Grayson, Shift. This was another good read. I enjoyed all of the characters and Grayson’s world-building. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the second book, whenever that happens to be coming out. I also stumbled upon another M/M series (shocking, I know) that reminded me quite a bit of C. S. Pacat’s Captive Prince trilogy. However, this series had 33014686significantly less sexual themes than Pacat’s. The series I am talking about is the Iron Breaker’s trilogy by Zaya Feli. The first book being Stag’s Run. I read all three of the books in a short amount of time because I simply couldn’t put them down. I loved both main characters, Ren and Anik, as well as supporting one’s. Although Ren’s a bit bratty he grows on you and his character definitely develops throughout the series. Just a warning, this contains a slow-burning romance. Nothing romantic actually happens until the end of the second book. But, for me, it just made the future moments Ren and Anik shared all the more sweeter. Also, I LOVE the cover art for all three books!


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I really need to start this book, but I just haven’t been reading physical copies as much recently. I’ve been on an e-book binge. But I’ll try to start it soon, especially because I’m running out of renew’s on my library website…xD

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #60 – August 22nd

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today I finished the first book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles, The Magpie Lord. It was a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed the plot as well as the characters. So, of course, I’ll be reading the second book, A Case of Possession. Will probably even start it tonight.

My teaser:

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On a hot summer’s night, in a small, bare clerk’s room in Limehouse, a few streets from the stench of the river and three doors down from an opium den, Lucien Vaudrey, the Earl Crane, was checking lading bills. This was not his preferred way to spend an evening, but since his preferences hadn’t been consulted, and the worked needed to be done, he was doing it.

–Chapter 1
(ebook)

WWW Wednesdays #59 – August 9th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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34624407I am currently reading the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series by J.A. Konrath, Rusty Nail. I mentioned yesterday in my TT post that I’m really enjoying this series so far. I like the main character a lot and I also enjoy that the POV switches between Jack and the killer – it’s been like that for each book so far. It actually kind of reminds me of the TV show Criminal Minds, because that show also likes to focus on the audience already knowing who the killer is before the main cast does. I find it slightly ironic that I think that, however, because there are two FBI profiler’s in this book but they’re…not all that bright, honestly. I definitely recommend this series for those seeking a thriller, though a warning, some descriptions can get rather graphic. I also picked up another M/M romance book, the first in the Wolves of Hunter’s Rock series by Shelley Grayson, Shift. I’m about halfway down with it and so far it’s an enjoyable read. It has fun characters and an interesting plot, although at the moment there are still a lot of unanswered questions, so I hope at least the majority of them get resolved by the end of the book.


What did I recently finish reading?

14061955I finally finished the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. It took me quite a while to wrap this one up. It’s not that it wasn’t good, other things just kept coming up. Also, I read my physical books at my second job and because that job is no more, I was reading my ebooks more often. That was a big part of it. This was a good second book to the series, but I did enjoy the first one a bit more. However, one of the characters introduced in this book quickly became one of my favorites. For those who have read this series, I’m sure you’re more than likely aware of who I am talking about. Who doesn’t like him? xD I 32716989also finally got around to reading the eighth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Thick & Thin. This one was sitting in my carousel on my Kindle app for quite some time. I don’t know why it took me so long to get to it. I think it’s because I only have one more book until I’m caught up in the series and I don’t want to have to keep waiting for the next one, honestly. It was such a short installment, too! I need to go buy the ninth one, pronto. Above I stated that I’m reading the third book in the Jack Daniels mystery series and so obviously I read the first two in the series before I got to that one. Those would be Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary. Once again, I’m really enjoying this series and cannot wait to keep plugging away at it.


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957This section is STILL the same as it was in my last WWW post…and the one before that. I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Hopefully I’ll get around to reading that one a little quicker than I did the second one. I’ll probably also keep picking up random M/M books because that’s still what my mood has been recently.

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)