The Sunday Post #12

I’m joinin’ in with Kimberly of Caffeinated Reviewer on Sundays to talk about anything new, to share what books have been read &/or have come in, and a heads up on what’s coming up next.

I’m also linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.

The Dillio

OMGoodness, where did the week go? I meant to blog this week but I got so busy! Workouts, carpool, Back-to-School Night, trying out new Instant Pot recipes, my birthday, Craft Night, JV tournament, and then shopping for extra tennis gear + getting half a card done was my week (deets to come in the future). What was yours like?

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

~ Joseph Addison

The trilogy is finished! Since there is a holds list, I made sure to give priority reading to this Kindle book.

A war of magic, of heightened djinn power against half-human djinns. With war comes times of failed and successful strategy, of sacrifices, and of the unknown. While I wasn’t blown away by this series, I solidly liked it because I was taken away to desert lands. It’s a different setting from most of the urban fantasy I’ve read in the past.

I would definitely reread this series in a year or two. Three stars.

I was curious about this book mostly because the cover was attractive to me and I wanted to know what the main female was. The story was okay. It’s supposed to be steampunk, romance, and YA. I definitely saw these elements in it. The plot is simple and has moments of prejudice, of naiveté, of adventure, and of action. I feel this read is more of a YA book for teenagers than for someone like me and my particular expectations of the fantasy genre.

Two stars.

Okay, I’m off to finish my slice of Chantilly cake from Whole Foods. Thanks for poppin’ in. Have a good evening and TTYS. Bye.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Greg says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend and cake sounds good. 🙂

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  2. Kathryn says:

    Sounds like a very busy and happy week! 3 stars from you for the Hamilton book is indeed high praise! Yay for the library.

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  3. Patty Magyar says:

    You were very busy but it sounded like a fun kind of busy! Enjoy that cake!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! I am glad that it was a great one!

    That is a bummer about The Peculiars – that cover is awesome.

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  5. Kathy Martin says:

    Just reading all you did this week made me tired. I really liked Hero at the Fall too and agreed that it is a re-readable series. I don’t re-read much YA. My favorites for re-reading are from my adult stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

    Belated, it seems.

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  7. Your birthday!!!! I missed it. I hope it was awesome!! I hope you were treated like the birthday queen!!!

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  8. Happy birthday. Have a great week.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  9. happy birthday to you!! It’s been a busy week for me as well, I’m reading the bat by jo nesbo and a gamache book (can’t remember the title!!)

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  10. the bookworm says:

    Enjoy your week, and happy belated birthday! The trilogy sounds good.

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