Weekly Wrap-Up: Jul 25 – 31 2022

Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!

Friendly reminder that not all lives can matter until black lives do.

Ginny’s Update

It’s been a weird week, but I finally finished that ridiculous tome of a book which means I can started reading more physical books that I enjoy (and the library can earn a well deserved break considering how many ebooks I went through in the same time).

What Ginny is Currently Reading:

  • Dance with the Devil by Kit Rocha: This is the third book in the Mercenary Librarians series. Some shit is going down and Rafe and Dani need to infiltrate the hoi-polloi of Atlanta, by going undercover as a married couple. I’m pretty pumped to get this story as Rafe and Dani have been dancing around each other for two books already.

What Ginny Finished:

  • A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire: This is book 14 in the October Daye series and if you haven’t read them all ready this will make no sense. In order for Toby and Tybalt to get married she needs to invite her parents including her magically lost father. In order to get him back she needs to find him and then find Oberon, one of the 3 OG Fae, who has been missing for 500 years. I so enjoy the way that this series keeps growing! At this point the world has been built out so much that a hunt can go over four different locations and all of them are familiar enough that you can focus on the action! Not my favorite book in the series (I mean, I’ve read 14, that’s a lot of competition) but still a really fun addition and I can’t wait to see the impact this book has on the rest of the series.
  • Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall: I read the sequel to this, like, two weeks ago, and figured I should probably read the OG. Rosaline is a single mom who goes on a baking competition to try to win some cash for her and her daughter. This book does a delightful bit of bait-and-switch where the love interest is concerned and honestly it was so good. This book has a big theme of not letting your first-impressions and stereotypes keep you from meeting people and honestly, the main relationship melted my heart a little.
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson: Thank god I finished this book. Unless you’re a fan of Victor Hugo or Moby Dick I’d probably suggest you stay away. Math is treated vaguely as a religion and this book is so full of philosophical math questions that it managed to make what was functionally a multi-verse and alien invasion boring…

Minda’s Update

Wow I have not gotten much reading done this month. So much for Magical Readathon! Get ‘em next year.

What Minda is Reading Now:

  • Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett – “A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love in the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.“ Excited to read this ARC! Thank you, Netgalley and Del Rey. Works for the Lore category in Magical Readathon.
  • The Flight Girls: A Novel by Noelle Salazar – “Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.” Excited for this one. Counts for Elemental Studies.

Sam’s Update

What Sam is Finished:

  • Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho this is like Romeo and Juliet meets rival bakeries in Brazil. I love it. Comes out in November =)

What Sam is Currently Reading:

  • A Prince of Song & Sea by Linsey Miller – this book is a retelling of Disney’s Little Mermaid but from Eric’s perspective and he’s cursed too. It’s… fine.
  • Book of Night by Holly Black – I know nothing about this except the MC is a former thief and she has a sister. We’ll get there.

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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