Books

Space Les Mis: Sky Without Stars

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Sky Without Stars

By: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Released on: March 26th

This book is being described as Les Mis meets the Lunar Chronicles so naturally I had to read this immediately! When there was a chance to do a Fantastic Flying Book Club tour I jumped at the opportunity. Many thanks to them and the publisher for providing the arc.

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Daisy Jones & the Expectations Game

daisy jones and the six

Daisy Jones & The Six

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid

70’s era drugs, sex and rock & roll by the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo… yeah, this was a a little high on my most anticipated reads list this year. Even the subject matter appeals to me so it hurts to admit…

It fell a little flat.

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Books, Television, Other

Things Not Conducive to Blogging

sheldon and penny in the er

Probably the main thing not conducive to blogging or keeping up right now is abdominal  surgery and a stomach full of stitches. I told myself I wasn’t going to bother with posting or even scheduling posts but I had really been hoping to keep up with reading and commenting and that just didn’t happen.

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Books

No One Can Really Keep a Secret

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Two Can Keep a Secret

By: Karen M. McManus

So you’re going to live with grandma for a little while in a town you’ve never seen. You know it only because your Aunt disappeared from there and was never seen again. Or how about the body of a high schooler found at the murder theme park?

Or how about the hit and run victim you find on your way into town from that airport?

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Space is too Big & Cool for Earth Style Bullshit…

Honor Bound

Honor Bound

By: Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine

So after the first book Honor Among Thieves once the MC Zara bonds with the Leviathan ship I couldn’t help think there were certain elements that where described as near sexual. Not to mention Zara’s growing attraction to her ship mate Bea.

And yeah, she starts thinking threesome with the ship here. Which naturally made the super mature me go, “I knew it!”

But also where would alien space ship fall under sexuality? I suppose that’s definitely in the old “other” category on the old book chart I’m keeping this year.

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Books, Movies, Television

I Don’t Need Much…

jason momoa as aquaman

On Tuesday, actually sometime Monday night I suppose, I’m going to own Aquaman. Then I will be able to study it in all its glory. Essays. Dissertations. Or I’ll probably just endlessly watch it. Also Tuesday Taylor Jenkins Reid’s new book Daisy Jones and the Six will be released and I am ready!

So all in all it should be a good entertainment week. And Captain Marvel!

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Books

I Tried Clockwork Angel After All

A Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

By: Cassandra Clare

Grade: C

To be honest I’d previously never had any desire to read these books. Plus some of the things I’d read about the author made me double down on that. Yet I did consider reading Lady Midnight and then heard that I might really like the character of Tessa who debuts in these books so I thought what the heck I’d give it a go!

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Some Questionable Bookish Vacation Destinations…

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday but since I love the idea of book traveling I thought this weeks topic would be fun.

So 10 probably seriously questionable places mentioned in books that I’d like to visit.

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No Sophomore Slump Here: On the Come Up

On the Come Up

On the Come Up

By: Angie Thomas

Grade: A

On the Come Up about an aspiring rapper named Bri- her start, her friends and her family- is Angie Thomas’ follow-up to the enormously successful The Hate U Give. I read that book thought it was fantastic and deserved all the hype so I was very much interested in seeing if Thomas could pull it off again.

And she very much does.

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Books

Howard Hughes and Hollywood’s Sordid History

seduction howard hughes

Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

By: Karina Longworth

Grade: A

My interest in classic Hollywood has never extended to Howard Hughes and my previous familiarity with his story came from biographies of Katherine Hepburn and Jane Russell. Yet I have to admit I was more interested in this due to the Me Too movement, the Harvey Weinstein case and (and countless other) Hollywood scandals exposing long standing harassment.

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