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Quarterly Review

Here is a round up of all the books I chose not to finish, adult reads, and favorite reads of the last three months.

The DNFs (with links to my reasons why on Goodreads):
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

Non-Fiction (with links to reviews on Goodreads):
Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner

Adult Reads (with links to Goodreads reviews):
Acute Reactions by Ruby Lang (contemporary romance)
Always My Girl by Samantha Chase (contemporary romance)
Forever a Bad Boy by Genevieve Turner (contemporary romance)
Love Walks In by Samantha Chase (contemporary romance)
Made for Us by Samantha Chase (contemporary romance)
This is Our Song by Samantha Chase (contemporary romance)

The Best of the Best (links to my reviews):



Patina by Jason Reynolds

A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson


TTT: Books That Take Place in Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed blog hop created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This Week's Topic: Books That Take Place in Another Country

For the purposes of this list, I excluded not only books that take place in the US (where I live) but also books that take place in England. If I added those the list would never end.

Egypt:

Australia:


Ethiopia:

(Read the whole series.)
Canada:

Bolivia:

China:

France:




I'm Still Alive! (I Promise)

I haven't been reading much this month. Not because I'm in a slump. I've just been doing mostly rereading. I am teaching a few English classes at our co-op next year and have started working on syllabuses. This is taking a lot of my attention and time right now. There are posts scheduled for next week, and I do hope to get some new to me books read soon so that I can post some new reviews.

I've been so busy, I haven't been doing bookish posts on Instagram or Litsy either. Hoping to get back on that too.

Thanks to all of my followers still here in spite of my erratic posting in recent months. I love you all.


Future Favorites Friday

I take the 2nd Friday fo every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments.

One of my favorite books of last year was The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis. I already had the upcoming companion novel down as one of my most anticipated reads of this year, but became even more excited after the release of the gorgeous US cover. Also there is the synopsis. Fairies. Intrigue. Sign me up!!!!


Once upon a time, in a beautiful city famous for chocolate and protected by dragons, there was a girl so fearless that she dared to try to tell the greatest story of all: the truth.

Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that just years after arriving as a penniless orphan, she has found her way up to working for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city (oh, and becoming best friends…

TTT: Favorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed blog hop created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.





Diplomacy in my own my name.










Do you find it easy to get drunk on words?

           So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am never perfectly sober.











Safety is an illusion.










Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.







If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am lovable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?







I guess love's kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes, it's still a marshmallow, but you know, now it's a complicated marshmallow.


If you trust in yourself...and believe in your dreams...and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.







Fight with realistic hope,
not to destroy all the world's wr…

February Stats

So not anywhere near as good as last month. February was a MONTH. Let me tell you. LOVED A Sky Full of Stars SO MUCH though. I'm still thinking about and unpacking that one.

Did you have a favorite read in February?