Sunday Lineup (03.28.2021)

Happy Sunday everyone!

I decided to write this post early today so things may change a little but seeing that I’m planning to do some more housework, I doubt there’ll be much of a change.


The Name of the Wind // by Patrick Rothfuss


No surprise to anyone: I’m loving it. This is my favorite book for a reason and I adore every single reread of it. I am a lot slower at it this time around because work has gotten much busier and I am just really tired when I get home. I am also taking the time to highlight favorite quotes, of which there are SO many!


Of Wicked Blood // by Olivia Wildenstein & Katie Hayoz // narrated by Holly Fielding and Thomas Locklear


No rest for the Wicked . . . Or the Cursed.


I didn’t mean to steal the Bloodstone from the De Morel’s crypt.

Scratch that, I did mean to steal it.

Until I realized it was a curse-magnet that only comes off if I, along with a jolly trio, successfully defeat four curses.

If any of us fail, I’m dead. I’ve never been a glass half-empty sort of person, but my glass looks in dire need of a refill right about now.

The only highlight of this wicked treasure hunt: feisty, entitled Cadence de Morel.


I was raised on tales of magic, in a small town reputed to be the birthplace of French witchcraft.

Did I believe all the stories I heard? Absolutely not. I mean, if magic existed, Maman wouldn’t have died, and Papa wouldn’t be stuck in a wheelchair, right?


The night Slate Ardoin waltzes into my life, wearing a ring he stole from my mother’s grave, I call him a monster. But then I meet real ones, and Slate, well . . . he becomes something else to me.

Something frustrating to live with but impossible to live without.

Something I will fight for, no matter the cost.

*Warning: profuse cursing (and not just the magical kind).

Why did I choose this:

I can’t really remember but the synopsis sounds fun!

Current Thoughts:

I haven’t really enjoyed YA fantasy very much lately but this one has really drawn me in now after a little bit of a rocky start. I struggled a little bit with the narrators being overly dramatic at the beginning but they’ve grown more into their roles now and I no longer feel that way. While I still don’t overly enjoy some of the voices they’ve given other characters, their own are working really well for their characters. The story is actually managing to creep me out sometimes and I haven’t been able to stop listening so that definitely means a lot.

Aren’t they so cute?! They got a new dog house yesterday so of course Ivy had to take a nap right away.

With the new week, we are also starting a new month, which means I’ll be reading books for read alongs again: The Last Wish (Witcher) and Hero of Ages (Mistborn). I’m doing my best to finish The Name of the Wind by then so I can fully focus on those two and their discussions. I’m also trying to do some financial related readings as we now have a financial coach to help us with retirement and other investments. There is so much to learn! But we have big plans for our lives so we have to get started early.

What are you all reading?

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