Week In Review

November 19 – December 2

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The snow has arrived! And it doesn’t seem like it will be leaving any time soon. As usual, autumn went way too quickly. Summer lasted too long and winter started too soon.

But the cold and snow guarantees that I will be spending most of my free time inside, snuggled under a blanket with a book and some tea or coffee.

New books:

Thank you thank you thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for the e-ARC of Kiersten White’s Slayer! I’m a huggeeee Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. I’ve been slowly rewatching the whole series (possibly finishing this weekend), and I can’t overstate how much that show and Buffy herself have meant to me. So when I learned that there was a YA book set in the Buffyverse coming out in 2019, I was excited but apprehensive. But when I saw that Kiersten White was the author, I breathed a sigh of relief. She’s a big Buffy fan herself, and I’ve listened to her on a Buffy podcast I subscribe to, so I feel like Buffy’s world is in good hands. As soon as I finish my rewatch, I’ll be starting Slayer!

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I also purchased two ebooks that have been on my TBR for a long time:

Girls Burn Brighter, Shobha Rao; and

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi.

I’m also back to my library usage in a big way: a bunch of my holds came in all at once, so the race is on to read all the books before they’re due:

Stalking Jack the Ripper, Kerri Maniscalco;

Not Even Bones, Rebecca Schaeffer (this synopsis gave me a major Supernatural vibe);

Open Mic Night at the Westminster Cemetary, Mary Amato;

A Criminal Magic, Lee Kelly; and

Romancing the Nerd, Leah Rae Miller.

Books read:

I’ve read six books since my last Week in Review post (and I’m on track to meet my Goodreads goal for the year of 100 books!):

Kat and Meg Conquer the World, Anna Priemaza;

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser;

Caught in Time, Julie McElwain;

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Matt Bell;

Edgewater, Courtney Sheinmel; and

A Criminal Magic.

Current reads:

I’m reading Whiskey When We’re Dry, by John Larison, and I’m really really enjoying it so far. I’m only about 20% of the way in, but I’m taking my time with it (and also trying to read library books, instead of hunkering down with one book at a time). I feel really pulled in by the story and language. I think I love female-protagonist-westerns, but it’s taken me a long time to realize it. When I read this book, I want to have a big chunk of time set aside because I feel myself getting lost in its world.

I’m also reading Kendare Blake’s One Dark Throne (sequel to Three Dark Crowns, which I really enjoyed).

Reviews:

The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory;

Kat and Meg Conquer the World, Anna Priemaza;

Caught in Time, Julie McElwain; and

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser.

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┬áTime for some more Buffy, some more coffee, and some more books. And then Mickey’s Christmas Carol on CBC tonight! I’m feeling very cozy and festive today!

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