Sunday Lineup (02.28.2021)

Good evening!

I am currently watching Bridgerton again and it’s honestly difficult to focus on this post when that show makes me giggle so much! So let me just talk about my books and then I will see yall soon. I know I’ve been slack with my reviews lately but I will try to do better again. My boss quit and I’ve been a little stressed with life in general but I think soon things will slow down again enough to put more focus on putting my thoughts down into words . . .

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The Shadow of the Gods // by John Gwynne

Synopsis:

This is the age of storm and murder.

After the old gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrio.

Now, power-hungry jarls carve out petty kingdoms, and monsters stalk the shadow-haunted woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power, promising fame and fortune for those brave – or desperate – enough to seek them out.

As whispers of war echo over the plains and across the fjords, fate follows the footsteps of three people: a huntress searching for her missing son, a jarl’s daughter who has rejected privilege in pursuit of battle fame, and a thrall who has cast off his chains and now fights alongside the famed mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.

All three will shape the fate of the world, as it once more teeters on the edge of chaos.

Why did I choose this:

I mean, look at it. It’s perfect for me. haha

Current Thoughts:

I feel so lucky to have gotten this ARC. It is SO GOOD. This is my first experience with John Gwynne and I am very much enjoying it!

Ebook

Why We Can’t Sleep // by Ada Calhoun

Synopsis:

When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?

Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked.

Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to “have it all,” Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take “me-time,” or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.

In Why We Can’t Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X’s predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss—and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.

Why did I choose this:

After reading books like Vagina Problems and Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me, this sounded like a great non-fiction title to add to my lineup.

Current Thoughts:

It is very interesting! I am distracted by The Shadow of the Gods right now but am looking forward to getting back to this.

Living with Mochi // by Gemma Gene

Update:

Love this! It’s so much fun!

Audio

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

Update:

It seems that I will hold on to this title just as long as I did with book 1 by the charming James Herriot. I very much enjoy this title and do not want to rush through so I like to mix in other titles as I go.

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

Update:

This book is really sweet and I am enjoying it a lot. This is perfect for a young child that loves to learn random facts.

I just had to take a quick moment to show off our new baby. hehe

This is what I got today! What are you currently reading? Is there anything you are looking forward to in March? I will be listening to Malice as well as reading The Well of Ascension for read-alongs this month and am very excited for both of them. I also have some more exciting Orbit titles I am hoping to get to soon as well.

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