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The Start of Fantasy February

Yeah, today is the first day of my Fantasy February read and I’m sure you’re all wondering what book I’m going to kick off my fantastical journey with. It was a toss up between two books for, oh, about five minutes and then I shook my head and new exactly which book was up first. Well, of course it has to be, THE KINGDOM OF COPPER! I’ve been wanting to read this one from the minute I finished reading The City Of Brass … like every other fan on the planet. And now? I can spend the next 3 days sucking up every last damn word and finally find out what’s been happening with Nahri, Ali, and Dara. Chakraborty left us on a cliffhanger of an ending in book one and, given this is a trilogy, I’m expecting another at the end of this one too. Which is, in part, why I’ve also been avoiding social media and any number of websites so I wouldn’t read a tweet, review, or spoiler. But, oh boy can …

My Book Haul

I’m really proud of how many books I’ve read this month, and how quickly I’ve managed to shrink my TBR pile as a result. So proud, I decided yesterday was a Book Buying Day! And why not. I still had two Christmas gift cards I hadn’t used, and what better way to use them, of course, than buying more books! Look at my haul! Two more fantasy books for Fantasy February, a couple for Mystery March, and one for All-sorts April. What do you think? Quite the nice haul, I would say.

A Fantasy February

I decided after Christmas I would like to do a couple of genre-themed months this year. Just to mix it up a little and have some fun, well, hopefully. I chose to read fantasy for February, especially as I want to read Katherine Arden’s THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE. I mean, what could be more perfect than reading fantasy during the dark, cold depths of winter? I’m having a long hard think about what books to choose, and don’t want to commit myself to a certain number, but do want to make a list of potential reads, you know, because. Who doesn’t love making lists, right? So I’m thinking of reading: THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE — Katherine Arden SCYTHE — Neal Shusterman THE KINGDOM OF COPPER — S.A. Chakraborty THE BLACK KHAN — Ausma Zehanat Khan EMPIRE OF SAND — Tasha Suri What do you think, will five keep me out of mischief for the whole of February, or should I add a couple more titles? I’m thinking maybe I need another five books. …

Top 5 Books That Need To Be A Movie

The topic of this week’s Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm is, Books That Need To Be A Movie. I know I’ve seen lots of movies and, because of them, have gone on to read the book. But, occasionally, we also read a book that we would love to see up on the silver screen, and even start imagining who we’d like to see play the MCs. I’ve read a few books lately that I think would make great TV shows, especially Steve Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series, and, of course, Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books. Then there’s, Steph Braodribb’s Lori Anderson series, which would also make a great series on the small screen. But books into movies? Hmm … Making my top 5, I would choose: #1. THE RECKONING by James McGee — This is the kind of period drama that the BBC does well. Rabble-rousing fist fights in seedy dark corners of 1813 London. There’s period costume, spies, murder, oh, and did I mention it’s set during the Napoleonic …