Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #150: Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron and Slay by Brittney Morris

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

Kingdom of Souls: The Last Witchdoctor

By: Rena Barron

Expected Publication Date: September 19th, 2019 

Buy on:  Goodreads  //  Book Depository 

Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.

Oooh!  A book about witches!!! I can't wait to read this book soon!

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By: Brittney Morris

Expected Publication: September 24th, 2019 

Buy on: Goodreads // Book Depository

By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the "downfall of the Black man."

But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination."

Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?

Oooh!  A book that deals with social commentary in the video game community sounds really interesting!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Guest Post: Emma: Visual for Rabbit Ears Book Blog!

Reading the first sentence of a novel is like receiving an invitation addressed to you. If the invitation looks interesting, you read on. If you find the invitation boring or unappealing, you close the book and read a different story. Finding the best combination of words for that first line can take a while. Some authors devote months of time to develop the opening line of their book. Stephen King confirmed that he has spent up to several years on opening sentences, claiming that giving extra thought to his words has contributed to his overall success. 

Though formulating the ideal first line is critical, formulating the closing sentence is arguably as important. While opening sentences invite you in, the closing lines wrap the story up and leave you with a lasting impression. Invaluable created this visual that highlights the starting and ending of several famous novels. What are the first and last lines of your some of your favorite stories?

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cover Spotlight #31: September 15th, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019

Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

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I haven't heard of this book before, but this cover just looks so awesome!!!

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The Sunday Post Meme (178)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! Not much has really happened to me last week.  I was just sitting around the house, watching movies!  But, I'm trying to catch up on my reading again since I didn't have a good reading month in August due to being so busy.  Hopefully, I'll be able to read some good books this month!

Book Reviews


Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Cover Spotlight Meme

My Beta Reading Services!


One Word: TIRED.


* Just saw this movie and while I thought that the premise was interesting, it does seem to fall into the same cliche things that I see in a lot of horror movies (which is the protagonists go into a haunted house that they have no business being in and then get cursed as a result).


What books are you planning to read in September?

  Check out Paper Fury's review on 10 BOOKS I’M HEARTILY AVOIDING (BECAUSE I AM A COWARD!!!! OH!!!!)

☆ It Starts at Midnight discusses about So Many TBR Fails

★ Feed Your Fiction Addiction posted up her Top Ten Books on My TBR that Terrify Me

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Book Photo Sundays #111: September 15, 2019

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!


So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the July Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Book Photo Sundays!  Today I'm showcasing my copy of Paper Fury's book "A Thousand Perfect Notes" along with my Society6 mug design for the book!  The second photo is of my collection of the Caraval series, which I'm enjoying!

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