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A long week here! And I am mentally tapped. That is not always a bad thing, but I cannot lie, it pains me to say goodbye to the weekend. I have enjoyed catching up on Channel Zero and The Alienist. Some surprise book-mail has thrown my TBR for a loop. But I welcome the unexpected change of pace this month, and am still doing well with my reading challenge. Nothing of excitement to report, and I am “A” okay with that!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful mamas in the UK ❤ I hope you have had a lovely weekend!
It is always nice to receive an email from a favorite publisher letting you know they are sending along a title they feel you will enjoy! Not only do I love corresponding with Orbit, but admire & respect how personable they remain. So the new read is:
By Rowenna Miller
TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling.
Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of poverty. Her reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself — and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke.
Meanwhile, Kristos rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution’s shadow leader takes him hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen’s Midwinter costume — or Kristos will die at their hand.
As the proletariat uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie is torn: between her brother and the community of her birth, and her lover and the life she’s striven to build.
- Monday I was pleased to share an An Author Interview with Will Ruff.
- Wednesday was a fun change of pace with Fairy Tales and Why We Still Need Them As Adults.
- Friday Favorites featured more fairy tales with: Fairy Tale Retellings.
- And yesterday I was thrilled to have Isabelle Kenyon on the blog to discuss more about the charity poetry collection Please Hear What I’m Not Saying with a beautiful guest post.
What I am Watching:
Netflix Original Re: Mind
When high school classmates wake up, they find themselves in a perilous situation — restrained in a large dining room. They want answers as to why somebody is holding them hostage, so they try to think of reasons why they are locked up and, more importantly, how they can escape. Fearing their situation is retribution for a past incident with a classmate, they offer up confessions and point blame in order to figure out who the captor is.
What I am Listening To:
My latest vinyl additions. Courtesy of nonhubs, his awesome friend and myself because I am worth it 😉
Alice in Chains – Dirt
NIN – Downward Spiral
Flower Travellin Band – Anwhere
What are you reading, watching or listening to this weekend? Any recommendations?
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.”
~ Audrey Hepburn