First Line Fridays | 22th October

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Odds & Ends: 7 Spooky Reads on My TBR

I wanted to do a couple of fun Spooky Read lists for the Spooky season and I thought what better list to start with than ones I have on my TBR. I’m not going to list ones that I’ve already mentioned in my October TBR, that would be the entire list done. No, I want to share some that I’ve put on my TBR that I haven’t heard many people talk about. Also, since I like to know as little as possible going into a thriller and horror, I will not be including synopsis, but I will say what drew me to the book. If you’re wanting to read the synopsis, I’ve provided links to Goodreads for each book.

So, with all that out of the way, in no particular order, here are 10 7 Spooky Reads I have on my TBR.

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First Line Fridays | 1st October

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Top 5 Anticipated Reads: October 2021

So….. it’s been a few lol. My first and last one was July’s. So let’s try this all again.

The idea behind it is to start keeping track of my top 5 anticipated reads of each month with the hopes of looking back every six months to see how many I’ve actually read and if I reviewed them. This may help keep me accountable and possibly not forget some of these books.

So what are my top 5 anticipated books coming out in October 2021?

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First Line Fridays | 17th Sept

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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First Line Fridays | 3rd Sept

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Odds & Ends: The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis | Author Guest Post

I was approached by the publisher about The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis asking me if I was interested in doing a feature with the author. I jumped at the chance because I was super curious about this book and the features available sounded super interesting. I will be reviewing The Wolf’s Curse, but not until later (a future announcement will give you an idea why), so I opted to do an Author’s Guest Post to find out what Jessica thought about tackling deep themes like death and grief and why it’s important for young readers to be exposed to these subjects.

Without further delay, this is what Jessica had to say.

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First Line Fridays | July 16th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Odds & Ends: 2021 Most Anticipated Books| Mid-Year Check in

The Mid-year check ins continue!

I noticed that I haven’t kept up with my Most Anticipated Books for the last few years (2019, 2020, & 2021), so I wanted to track these going forward. Here you’ll see the books I listed for my most anticipated in 2019, 2020, and 2021. I will say whether or not I’ve read it and what I rated it. Any unread title will be bolded. The goal is to catch up on these books and at some point only have to look at the current year.

I wanted to note that all these graphics were created for the TBR and Beyond group and will have our logo on it. So let’s take a look.

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