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This Hot Dog is a Brat

hot dog girl

Hot Dog Girl

By: Jennifer Dugan

A couple of weeks ago when I did my summer reading recommendations I noted I was reading and enjoying Hot Dog Girl- which boy I should have just kept my mouth shut.

I should probably know better than to judge solely on tag lines and covers especially concerning hot dogs one of my true food enemies but boy it all came down to how much Eloise sucked and since she was the main character that turned into a problem.

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The Worth of a Soul

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Soul of the Sword

By: Julie Kagawa

Publishes on: June 18th

Just want to give fair warning Soul of the Sword is the sequel to Shadow of the Fox which was one of my favorite reads last year. So there will be spoilers for that book but not this one 🙂

Also I received a copy of Soul of the Sword from Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

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You Learn Something New In Every Book

the book woman of troublesome creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

By: Kim Michele Richardson

I received an ARC of this one from Netgalley but it’s long since out and I am just catching up. I think I’d best describe this as a slice of life about a Pack Horse Librarian in 1930’s era Kentucky Mountains.

So it’s not the easiest of lives nor is her mission to deliver books to her patrons deep in the exceedingly poor mountain areas.

Also, she’s blue.

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Asian Readathon Wrap-Up

girls of paper and fire

In May I attempted to participate in the Asian Readathon Challenge hosted by Read with Cindy (and several others) on Youtube and for the most part I actually stuck with it! I read some books that had been on my TBR for a while and some that I had just been interested in. Overall it was a pretty interesting bunch and a lot all over the place.

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My Netgalley Moods

sheldon and penny in the er

When I first started book blogging I told myself be careful of Netgalley. Don’t get overwhelmed with ARCS. I am a total mood reader and also one of the worst things you can do is give me any kind of reading deadline.

I’ve mostly kept to that and appreciate any ARCs that I do get but my relationship with Netgalley can definitely swing like a pendulum between moods.

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Being Your Best Basic Self

Next Level Basic

Next Level Basic

By: Stassi Schroeder

So while I was listening to this (and I definitely recommend the audio) I was thinking of my own basic bitch list. As the whole point of the book, as much as there is one, is to own that kind of thing.

If you don’t like subtitled films that everyone tells you is award worthy and all the smart people are seeing and you’d chose a Godzilla film any day of the week- own that monster!

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Oh no! Not Mal Flashbacks!

wicked saints

Wicked Saints

By: Emily A. Duncan

Going into this book I had heard two things 1. that it was a villain love story and 2. that the author had been involved with the Grisha Trilogy fandom. I didn’t pursue those things too deeply as both sounded interesting to me. Which now does lead me to the question can you know too much about a book before going into it?

Unfortunately the relationship in this book gave me some serious Mal flashbacks and I hated him and wasn’t big on that relationship so they were painful flashbacks.

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Read Me in the Summer Time!

hot dog girl

I’m a big mood reader regardless but some times the seasons change and I just go looking for books that scream summer or winter. I definitely find myself reading more contemporaries in the summer months for instance.

So below are books that SCREAM summer time to me. A few I’ve read and recommend. A few on my TBR & one hot dog in the middle.

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Monsters Never Go Out of Style

the devouring gray

The Devouring Gray

By: Christine Lynn Herman

I was a little leery of this one due to people saying it reminded them of so many other things. I mean The Raven Boys and Stranger Things comparisons are right there in the blurb on the cover as well as some strong Riverdale vibes but for some reason here it didn’t bother me.

It actually worked for me. Maybe you just have to be in the mood for an old-fashioned small town monster romp?

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Bright Burning Stars & Ballerina Drama

Bright Burning Stars

Bright Burning Stars

By: A.K. Small

There are some things to me that just scream drama. Anything involving the ballet is one of those things. I will likely read it. Watch it. Enjoy it. Which is really weird perhaps because I can count the number of ballets I’ve been too on less than one hand.

My thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy of Bright Burning Stars (which comes out tomorrow May 21st) and allowing me to be part of the blog tour!

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