Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!
This is your weekly reminder that all lives can’t matter until black ones do.
It was a good week for reading this week. I’m super happy about it but I feel like hot garbage.
What Sam Finished:
- Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett: This is the sequel to Foundryside and I was immediately sucked back in to the world. It’s set 3 years after the first one and there is a Big Bad a-comin. The magic system in this is just SO FASCINATING! I love this so much and I can’t wait for the next one.
- In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren: This is basically Groundhog’s Day meets Hallmark Christmas movie and it was so so so cute. I gobbled it up in two days. Highly recommend.
What is Currently Reading:
- To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini: So this is the author of Eragon, and I read those books growing up. I was just super happy to be reading a book written by a kid my age… well… he’s still my age and his writing has gotten way better. So we’ve got the main character who accidentally discovers an alien race by getting bonded by a… skin suit? Sorta? And now they’re killin’ humans everywhere. I’m enjoying this, but I wouldn’t say it’s fine literature or anything just yet.
What Minda is reading now:
- Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell – “Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal, has been called upon to be useful for once. His future husband, Count Jainan, is a widower and murder suspect. Neither wants to be wed, but with a conspiracy unfolding around them and the fate of the empire at stake they will have to navigate the thorns and barbs of court intrigue, the machinations of war, and the long shadows of Jainan’s past, and they’ll have to do it together.”
- The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky (audio) – This one is a fantastical telling of the hypothetical meeting and clash between Inuits and Vikings in AD 1000. Slow going because I rarely have time blocked to “read” audiobooks, but I am very much enjoying it.
What Minda finished:
- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – “A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, it presents the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically re-created dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real world implications.” My husband and I started this thing where we read books that have been adapted into movies and compare the two. I think I preferred the book, but it was a good movie adaptation too.
Well, all it took was me cancelling all of my plans and only working during my waking hours for five days straight, but I did it! This round of midterms and finals are over. Time for my nihilistic attitude to reach it’s middle!
What Ginny Finished:
- Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade: Basic plot, larger fan in cosplay gets asked out by a famous actor partially to mess with the rolls and then they fall in love. This was definitely a self-indulgent book, but god did I need one of those given *gestures at the hell week my life has been.* While parts of this book don’t seem realistic (Honestly, the actor was way too “perfect”) it was definitely a fun fluffy read.
What Ginny is Currently Reading:
- A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole: Surprise surprise, I didn’t make much leeway into this book. My nighttime routine has been a bit more on the side of “passing out from exhaustion” than it has anything that resembles being able to read.
- Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellfleur: This is a cute WLW, pretend relationship story. I’m not feeling super connected to either main character partially because their meet-cute was the opposite of cute and it feels more like a relationship off of lust than emotion… That could change, just not quite what I was expecting.
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
— Sam, Ginny, and Minda