Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Sunday Post Meme (196)


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 includHe library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!



Hey everyone! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY EVERYONE!  Man, we had a fun time with celebrating both my dad's birthday and Father's Day at the same time!  You see, my dad's birthday comes before Father's Day, so this allowed me to buy at least four presents for my dad: one for Father's Day and the other one for his birthday.  So, he basically gets two parties in one week.  Meanwhile, I had just recently got my CPAC machine to help me breathe better, so I'm trying to get used to wearing a CPAC machine every night.





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*So, here are some good things that happened to me recently!


* Finally got my CPAC mask!  I've been trying to get that mask to help me breathe easier for awhile now and I finally got it!  Now, I just need to get used to wearing it every night.

* Celebrated Father's Day with my dad, as well as his birthday and we had lots of delicious food to eat during those days such as Red Lobster and Texas Roadhouse (and they were very delicious)! 






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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, June 20, 2021



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Friday, June 18, 2021

Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays #39: Fat Cat

 Hey there!  Welcome to "Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays," a new feature on my blog where I discuss about some fairy tales and folktales I have read throughout the years. 




Fat Cat










 

Type: Folktale

Country of Origin: Denmark

Main Character Hero or Heroine: Hero or Heroine (depending on which version you read)

Recommend?: Yes! 





The story starts off with the Cat swallowing up a large batch of pies and then he proceeds to swallow up most of the townspeople, which included a wash lady and her washtub, a troop of soldiers and even the king and his elephant!  But when the Cat swallows up a mouse and her sewing basket, he soon learns the hard way that he shouldn't eat everything in site!



Wow!  This was one crazy story!  I have read many folktales about characters eating up other characters.  But, I never read a folktale that involved a cat eating up most of the people in town!  I was also surprised by how violent the ending of this story got as I won't spoil the ending for those of you who haven't read this story yet, but let's just say that it involves a bit of surgery.  Definitely a fun story to read!





1. How did you feel about the Cat eating up all the people in town?

I will admit that I was a bit disturbed by the cat eating up most of the people in the story since it's rare that I've seen a story where a cat of all animals eats up people.







Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #205: Darling by K. Ancrum and This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

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!









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In celebration of "Pride Month," I will be waiting on some LGBT themed books for the month! 



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




    


Darling

By: K. Ancrum

Expected Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021

Buy on:   Bookshop


A teen girl finds herself lost on a dangerous adventure in this YA thriller by the acclaimed author of The Wicker King and The Weight of the Stars—reimagining Peter Pan for today’s world.

On Wendy Darling’s first night in Chicago, a boy called Peter appears at her window. He’s dizzying, captivating, beautiful—so she agrees to join him for a night on the town.

Wendy thinks they’re heading to a party, but instead they’re soon running in the city’s underground. She makes friends—a punk girl named Tinkerbelle and the lost boys Peter watches over. And she makes enemies—the terrifying Detective Hook, and maybe Peter himself, as his sinister secrets start coming to light. Can Wendy find the courage to survive this night—and make sure everyone else does, too?

Acclaimed author K. Ancrum has re-envisioned Peter Pan with a central twist that will send all your previous memories of J. M. Barrie’s classic permanently off to Neverland.


Oooh! Another retelling for Peter Pan, but with a modern twist?  Can't wait to check this book out!







This Poison Heart

By: Kalynn Bayron

Expected Publication Date: June 29th, 2021

Buy on:  Bookshop



Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron's new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch.

When Briseis's aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they could never have imagined--it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world that can only be entered by those who share Bri's unique family lineage.

When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a surprising talent for creating them. One of the visitors is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets about the history of the estate and its surrounding community. There is more to Bri's sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it . . . until a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.

From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another inspiring and deeply compelling story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.


Oooh! A book about a character finding out more about her powers! I can't wait to check this out!







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






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