Sunday Lineup (02.21.2021)

Hey everybody!

I want to apologize for not posting my Sunday Lineup last weekend. It was the first time I’ve ever completely skipped it and I was really disappointed with myself but I’m back tonight with the usual program. I’ve finished some books, started some, you know how it is. I’m not feeling super talkative tonight but I am feeling motivated to update the blog a little so I’m hoping to get some of my TBR cleared up and new featured blog posts put on the main page. I love you all and hope to hear from you soon!

Print/Ebook

The Memory Collectors // by Kim Neville

Synopsis:

Ev has a mysterious ability, one that she feels is more a curse than a gift. She can feel the emotions people leave behind on objects and believes that most of them need to be handled extremely carefully, and—if at all possible—destroyed. The harmless ones she sells at Vancouver’s Chinatown Night Market to scrape together a living, but even that fills her with trepidation. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Harriet hoards thousands of these treasures and is starting to make her neighbors sick as the overabundance of heightened emotions start seeping through her apartment walls.

When the two women meet, Harriet knows that Ev is the only person who can help her make something truly spectacular of her collection. A museum of memory that not only feels warm and inviting but can heal the emotional wounds many people unknowingly carry around. They only know of one other person like them, and they fear the dark effects these objects had on him. Together, they help each other to develop and control their gift, so that what happened to him never happens again. But unbeknownst to them, the same darkness is wrapping itself around another, dragging them down a path that already destroyed Ev’s family once, and threatens to annihilate what little she has left.

Why did I choose this:

This is one of the first print ARCs I’ve ever received aside from GoodReads giveaways and BookishFirst wins/claims. I was super excited about it because it was such a dream come true. Receiving print ARCs is such a rush and so much excitement every single time.

Current Thoughts:

This is such a fascinating concept. I’m really enjoying the story and moving through at a steady pace. I have some sneaking suspicions about the ending but for once am actually really not sure at all. I’m excited to see how it goes. I just realized when I copied the synopsis over that it is a debut novel also. I love reading those because I’ve had such good experiences with debuts lately.

Ebook

Living with Mochi // by Gemma Gene

Synopsis:

When architect-turned-cartoonist Gemma Gené first met her pet pug, Mochi, she felt as if time stopped. This dramatic moment and her adoring relationship with the rambunctious pug led her to begin chronicling her adventures with Mochi in a series of incredibly cute webcomics that have gained a social media following of half a million loyal readers. The comics chronicle Mochi’s life from puppyhood to adulthood, featuring Mochi’s unrequited dog friendships, his jealousy of his two dog-brothers, and his love of food. Readers and dog parents will love this humorous tale of a sincerely loyal friendship between one grumpy pug and his adoring owner.

Why did I choose this:

Honestly, I was looking for some super quick children’s books to read and review to bump my ratio a little bit. This is much longer than anticipated. lol

Current Thoughts:

It’s very simple but it’s adorable and I’m loving it. I’ve also enjoyed the quick simple comics I’ve seen on social media so this is just perfect for me.

Audio

All Things Bright and Beautiful // by James Herriot // narrated by Nicholas Ralph

Update:

I’m not really sure what else to say besides the usual ADORABLE.

5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime // by Britannica Books

Synopsis:

Why do we sleep? How do sharks snooze underwater? Where is the oldest bed in the world?

In this compendium of 5-minute really true stories about bedtime, you can go on a journey of wonder and learning to find out the answers to all these questions, and many more!

Travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, or even plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms! There are 30 amazing 5-minute stories, with all facts verified by Britannica.

Lavishly illustrated on every page with specially commissioned artwork, and packed full of up-to-the-minute, expert information, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for children aged 4 to 8.

Why did I choose this:

It sounded really cute and it is relatively short so it’s easy to squeeze in. I have another audiobook to start for the Cosmere Conquest soon so I didn’t want to start one that was much longer right now.

Current Thoughts:

I’m barely into this one but so far I like the narrator. She seems perfect for this.

Throwback to our very first foster together: Diesel. Rest in Peace big man.

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