2021 Wrap-Up | 2021 TBR Wrap-Up

I’m noramlly not a big TBR person, because I’m usually a mood reader and the self-imposed pressure of reading a certain book in a timeframe that I might not actually want to read stresses me out. Which I why in 2020 I started (and really enjoyed) doing a yearlong TBR of some books that have been on my shelves for way too long. 

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2021 Wrap-Up | DNFs & Disappointments

I know I’ve been almost completely MIA for most of November and December, but these last two months of the year are always the busiest for me (the life of a retail worker) and I never get as much reading done. But i like getting the negatives out of the way first so here are some of my most disappointing reads and DNFs of 2021.
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Review | The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)Title: The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Girl of Fire and Thorns #1)
Author: Rae Carson
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: September 20, 2011

“Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.”
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WWW Wednesday #125

Since taking a bit of a break last month, I’ve read a lot. But here’s what’s been going on over the last week.
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam@TakingOnAWorldofWords and was formerly hosted by MizBADailyRhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three question. It’s open to anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answer. It’s a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments of Sam’s blog.

 THE THREE W’S ARE:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

As always, click the book’s title to go to the Goodreads page!


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2021 TBR

I’m noramlly not a big TBR person, because I’m usually a mood reader and the self-imposed pressure of reading a certain book in a timeframe that I might not actually want to read stresses me out. Which I why last year I started (and really enjoyed) doing a yearlong TBR of some books that have been on my shelves for way too long. 

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Three Sides of a Heart by Natalie C. Parker

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love TrianglesTitle: Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles

AuthorNatalie C. Parker et al

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: December 19, 2017

Now this might be an unpopular opinion, but I don’t really have a problem with love triangles. Knowing a book has a love triangle doesn’t immediately turn me off the book, so I came into this anthology excited to see how these authors executed this divisive trope, but I wasn’t necessarily looking for a complete reinvention or trope subversion. That said, some of the stories in Three Sides of a Heart bring a fresh new take to the love triangle that was a lot of fun to see.  Continue reading