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First Impressions Friday

First Impressions Friday: The Bear & The Nightingale For those of you who don’t know, First Impressions Friday is exactly that, based on your first impressions of your current read, do you think you will love or hate it by the end? Don’t forget to link back to Joe at Storeys of Stories. Funnily enough, it looks like both Joe and I started reading THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden. But I’m thinking we both might have differing opinions on this one, by the end of our reads. This is another of those books well reviewed by a lot of people who loved it. And it was based on a couple of recommendations that I decided to add it to my TBR for my Fantasy February reads. “At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above …

Books, Books, Books

There’s always more room for books! I am extremely late posting anything today, but then I do have a good excuse. I was out earlier this morning, at the mall, at the only English bookshop in Québec City [La Maison Anglaise] buying … yes, you guessed it: books! Two books that I had on order. THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper TEXAS SICARIO by Harry Hunsicker Now I’m worried I just might throw my Fantasy February list out the window and start THE LOST MAN next. Arrggh, I so want to read it next.

Teaser Tuesday: SCYTHE

I’m not sure who started this one, but I’ve seen a few people doing it so, as I stared SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman last night [Thanks Christina!] I thought to share a few thoughts and snippet with you—although I think everyone and their mother has already read this one. Also, it wasn’t till I started reading Scythe that I realised this isn’t a fantasy, not even vaguely fantasy-esque, but rather, eh, science fiction. But what the hell, I’ve started so I’ll finish! Here’s the first snippet: “Tyger  Salazar had hurled himself out a thirty-nine-story window, leaving a terrible mess on the marble plaza below. His own parents were so annoyed by it, they didn’t come to see him. But Rowan did. Rowan Damisch was just that kind of friend.” What do you think? Talk about an attention-grabber. And there’s plenty more like that sprinkled throughout what I’ve read so far. But it’s not the twisted humour so much as the philosophical side of the Scythe’s journal entries, that has me page turning, intrigued. These journal …

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 …