Taming my TBR

Taming my TBR: Part 05

 

Taming my TBR

I’m back with another attempt to get my TBR list under control… or maybe it would be better to say I’m trying to keep it under three hundred titles at once. This week we take a look at birds, my old love neuroscience, how to not be a jerk, and some poetry inspired by space! How will it go? Not sure! Is there a good or bad outcome with taming my TBR? I don’t think so!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Opening Lines

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Happy Tuesday, popcorn puffins, hope your day is treating you nicely and you’ve eaten something delicious. This TTT features my favorite opening lines, and you know what it taught me? Most opening lines are pretty mundane. And all those writing “rules” I’ve come across that tell you not to start with describing the weather or with your lead character waking? Yeah, people ignore that a lot.

Below the cut you’ll find opening lines by the likes of Tamsyn Muir and Martha Wells, and some old favorites like Karen Cushman and Francisca Lia Block. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Book Reviews

The Vine Witch

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Elena Boureanu emerges from a seven year curse and returns to the place she once called home. But things have changed; what was once a world renowned vineyard now produces something more akin to vinegar then the ruby hued wine that once came from it’s vines. Her Grand-Mère was forced to sell the vineyard, and it’s new owner, Jean-Paul Martel doesn’t believe in witchcraft. Too bad for him then, that his land is riddled with curses, and the only one who can undo them is Elena…

This debut novel from author Luanne G. Smith is set in early 20th century France and follows Elena from the marshland she was trapped in as she attempts to reclaim her home and her power. Once a powerful vine witch, the years she spent as a toad have left her weak, but that doesn’t mean she cannot sense the truth, someone has lain a series of curses and hexes across her beloved Chateau Renard. Now she has to contend with more then her weakened state if she wishes to save the land she once called home. Non believers, rivals, and ex lovers all will challenge her as she attempts to right seven years of wrong and find revenge along the way.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

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This week’s TTT has got me so hyped! I’m cruising my TBR for books with titles that would make the best band names, and I am here for it. Instead of giving a summary or my thoughts on the book as per usual, though I’m going to describe to you what sort of music they would play and provide a link to someone similar.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

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Hey there people of the words, it’s Tuesday yet again (anyone else feel like time is flying by right now?) and this week I talk about books that I really liked but don’t have a chance to talk about often, mostly because they’re overshadowed by the Big Titles at the Time. I tend to have an eclectic reading list, so there’s titles from all over the board here. World War II history, LGBTQ YA Urban Fantasy, comics, and Hunter S. Thompson all make a showing.

All this! And more! Beyond the cut!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books & Series I’ve Been Recommended

 

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Sometimes it’s a dangerous thing being a book lover, because people want you to love and read the same things as they did. But what if you don’t? What if it makes you feel like a dry husk of a person, the only hint of blood in your system the pounding headache in your frontal lobe. What if it makes you actually slap you face into it’s pages because you really can’t believe someone read and enjoyed this, let alone enough to tell other people to pick it up.

Of course, there’s times when the books you’re recommended are fine and good and lovely, all clotted cream and strawberries, kittens and lavender scented sunshine.

Let us discuss!

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