It's week 48 in our 52 books quest. As the year winds down, the best books of the year lists rise up with many books in common. Some I may have missed and others I may have deliberately missed on purpose. Some may not have been stories that enticed me into reading more... Yet. Some weren't my style, which can change from year to year. Different phases, different places, different mind set, or just not in the mood. But when I am in the mood, watch out. My TBR stack gets taller, while some books grow older and wait patiently, knowing that in time, I'll get to them.
If you are like me, your book shelves may be filled to the brim with books double and triple parked. Every so often, I'll rearrange them, pulling stories and authors forward to sit front and center, pushing others to the back until it's their time to shine again. I really don't need to buy more books, but you know, you can never have enough. While the sleepy, dusty tome, bides its time, the shiny penny calls your name.
While perusing the best of the best for 2021 the past few days, and adding a few to my virtual and physical stack as well as my wish list, I thought, wait.... What about 2022? All those shiny new pennies! Time to preorder a few before my book buying ban clicks in at the beginning of the year. Now I know why my stacks keep having babies and those babies have babies. LOL! I'm ever so grateful to the authors and their creativity who keep me entertained.
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I’m enjoying Nora Robert’s fantasy The Becoming, the 2nd novel in her Dragon Heart Legacy series. It begins where “Awakening” left off and it took a few pages for me to remember what had happened in the first book. This will be a good series to reread when all are available.
Picks up where the first book ended with Marco latching onto Breen’s hand as she jumped through the gate in Ireland. His fascination with Talamha and Breen’s world of magic and dragons enlivens the story and love the give and take between them. Watching the relationship between Breen and Keagan build as she learns to embrace her magic, her strengths and weaknesses before they have to battle the big bad.
Not sure what I’m going to read next. Have to peruse the stacks. In the meantime I’ve bought way too many books. But I did find my next Haruki Murakimi read for January – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. And figured out where I left off with Qui Xiaolong’s Inspector Chen and got Hold Your Breath, China.
At some point I'm going to do a reread of Jayne Castles Harmony's Ghost Hunter series and fill in the books I haven't read yet. Guild Boss # 15 in the Harmony series just came out. Hmm. I should probably read that one. LOL!
Also discovered a bunch of broken links on the perpetual challenges on the blog so guess what I spent the day doing. Yep. Which of course is what lead to the book buying binge while I was at it. 🙃
Still listening to Erin Morgenstern The Starless Sea and love the narrators. Two men, one narrating the backstory and another as the main character. I usually run for the book to read when I can’t listen, but not this time. The narrators make the story. It’s like listening to music and a bard telling a tale. I’ll wait to read the book later.
We watched Jungle Cruise with Dwayne 'the rock' Johnson and Emma Blunt. Excellent Movie.
I tried watching Wheel of Time and after seeing Lan’s oh so muscular butt as he climbed into a hot tub, turned it off. They gamed a throned it and doesn’t make any sense unless have read the books, and if one has read the books, can tell that they are leaving out details which would have made it better. I’ll stick to the books.