Weekly Wrap-Up: Sep 7 – 13, 2020

Happy Monday, Boozie Readers!

Just your weekly reminder that Black Lives Matter

Ginny’s Update

Hey All, I actually managed some reading this week. It was my prize for getting my homework done. Classes are going well, except now I’m afraid of how much companies track people. It’s kind of creepy…

What Ginny Finished:

  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: This book was charming b/c it’s two people who know they have issues trying to work smartly through those issues. Chloe has regimented her life to deal better with her various illnesses, and Red is dealing with the fallout of his posh ex-girlfriend basically emotionally abusing him for years. I think I’m probably going to write a review for this, but in general, both of the characters can be a little prickly in their own ways, but it’s really fun for them to start recognizing things in each other (that when Chloe is grumpy, she’s probably in pain. That just because Red is smiling doesn’t mean that everything is okay). Just, this book is charming.

What Ginny is Currently Reading

  • Off-Limits Crush by Kelly Siskind: This is one of the books I picked up for free off of Amazon and so far… I’m really enjoying it? She thinks he’s gay, he’s confused as to why she’s hitting on someone else on their date. And then they have an adult conversation? I can already see how this one is going to go off the rails (foreshadowing was pretty out there), but I’m still enjoying the banter. Ainsley is a personal shopper who is pretty down to earth, and Owen is an ex-investment banker who is coming off a nasty divorce. They meet working at Habitat for Humanity.

Sam’s Update

60 hour work week on a 4-day week? yep. That happened.

What Sam is Currently Reading:

  • The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: This is the story of Asha. She hunts dragons. She’s also betrothed to the worst. Dad (king) said if she defeats “the first dragon” she won’t have to marry the worst. The worst’s slave is bae and he does a bad thing and she saves him from being killed and things go from there. I’m liking this. I definitely thought it was something else, for sure didn’t know dragons were in it. I am LOVING it so far.
  • The Part About the Dragon was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson: Our buddy Sean sent us his book for early review. It is a story that makes fun of fantasy tropes and is ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL. There’s this town/village that has a dragon problem but no money to pay adventurers to get rid of it. They instead hire an inexperienced group of adventurers to help, an elf, a rock man, some sort of rat witch, and a half dwarf half halfling. Anyway, I’m starting to count the number of times I laugh out loud while alone. It’s fun.

What Sam Finished:

  • Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody: This is the third and i believe final book in The Shadow Game series. This was a great finale, it wasn’t a typical YA where everyone is happy and paired off, and it was quite satisfying. Drunk review to come
  • Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim: This is the sequel to Spin the Dawn and I have been waiting for this book for forever. While the first book wasn’t what I was promised (Project Runway meets Mulan) it was still good. In this world, tailors can only be men. When the emperor demands that Maia’s father come compete to be the royal tailor. Maia decides to take his place and pretend to be a man. There’s a broody enchanter and things sort of go from there. I wish I could tell you what happens in this book, but literally anything I say would spoil book 1. I will say that while it fell into some of the same traps as Spin the Dawn I still enjoyed it.
  • This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone: This is a f/f love story between two spies on opposite sides of a literal time war. It’s told in letters, basically, between the two characters Red and Blue. Yo, I fell HARD for these two and I loved it. Highly recommend.

Minda’s Update

No update from Minda this week

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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