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This week has been pretty unproductive in terms of real life. I missed a few hours of work due to appointments and an MRI and still have not been cleared for any real physical activity. Although, I admit to cheating on Friday and having the nonhubs take me out for dinner and drinks. I have been going crazy and may have kind of attacked him as soon as he returned home about my potential escape this weekend.
I have been surviving off of too much caffeine, comfort food, and social media while fighting a reading slump. It has not been pretty. I cannot recommend it.
What I am Currently Reading
Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5)
By Audrey Coulthurst
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
But Asra’s peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifest—the animal she’ll be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Ina’s family.
Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself.
Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious history—and the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood.
An American Marriage
By Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
- Tuesday was a fun discussion with Tagging Authors in Blog Post Titles: I Have Questions (Asking for a Friend)
- On Thursday I was happy to be nominated by the wonderful Kaleena at Reader Voracious for the Liebster Award.
This was a week of reviews and trying to work on my Instagram account a bit. I have not really improved in terms of photos, but I am learning to be more active in the community and post somewhat regularly (which has been a challenge).
“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.”
What did you read this past week? What are you reading right now?