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#bookreview Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1) by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman Series: Dragaonlance Chronicles series #1 Genre: Fantasy Published: February 1st 2000 by Wizards of the Coast  ( first published November 12th 1984)   Welcome to the world of Krynn.... It has been 5 years since our characters have last seen one an other, vowing to meet again at the Inn of the Last Home in Solace. All having their own stories and secrets to keep, some seem different, changed. Little did they know that after all this time they would be adventuring together, finding new friendships and enemy's along they way. Stars are missing, and dragons, children's tales are coming to life. Things that haven't been seen since before the cataclysm. A magic staff and corrupted clerics. Has the Queen of Darkness returned? So if you are dork like myself you will instantly love Dragons of Autumn Twilight. If you like doing quests, if you like grumpy dwarves, a kender who will make you giggle, but do watch your

The Fireman by Joe Hill

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The Fireman by Joe Hill ⭐⭐⭐⭐ There were times when reading this I had to pause, the character of Jacob was very triggering for me and sent me mentally to places I did not wish to go back to. To the point that I was going to DNF it, I'm glad I breathed through because I wanted to know what was going to happed, I was invested. I found The Fireman to be a very interesting and messed up read. Also feels fitting for the times in which we are living. I don't want to spoil anything but the cult like actions and some scenes (if you have read the book, the snowball scene in particular) are very intense. This is a strange book, horrific yet hopeful. Despite the triggering, I'm still going with 4 stars because it's a story that will grip ahold of you and you want to know what will happen. Joe Hill it truly is fathers son.

Stones of Light by Zack Argyle Cover Reveal Blitz #coverreveal

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   Back in July I reviewed Voice of War by Zack Argyle which you can check out  here Now I am back with a  cover reveal for his second book in the Threadlight series:  Stones of Light * * * Chrys is trapped in his own mind.   Laurel has lost her threadlight.   And Alverax may have doomed them all.   What have they done? * * * Stones of Light by Zack Argyle Series: Threadlight (#2) Expected Publication: April 4, 2021 Genre: Epic Fantasy Age Group: Adult Cover Illustration: Ömer Burak Önal ( https://www.artstation.com/equin0 ) Now for the time you've been waiting for * * * This is cover is stunning!!!! * * * Let's Meet Zack Zack Argyle was raised with a wonderful family motto: don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. What better way than to write fiction? He spends his days writing code and his nights writing epic stories about family, love, loss, friendship, and pain all intermixed with a heavy dose of the fantastical. Website / Twitter / Faceboo

2021 Bookish Goals

  Happy New Year! 2021 Bookish Goals Welcome back to the beginning. A new year, a new start. What do you want to do with it? How are you going to live it? What do you want to make of it? I've been making a list in my journal on sticky notes through out December of my bookish goals, and I have a few.  Heads up I know I'm contradicting myself with some of these, but it is what it is.  1.Embrace the DNF: I'm not talking the soft ones, it's the hard no this book is not for me or I hate it, put that down and don't look back ones. I have to learn not to torture myself in 2021 2. Finish some series: I have soooo many book series that I have started it's rather quite ridiculous. Even if I can't finish them all (which realistically I won't or can't) I want to at least get further in as many as I can. 3. Read for me: Reading challenges where there are prompts are fun in all but sometimes forcing ones self to read a book when your not in the mood can lead to sl

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall & Freedom Soup by Tami Charles (Bite sized reviews)

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I've decided to come up with a new feature, sound bites, or mini bites, bite sized reviews. Still working on the name. But the basic concept will be books that I've only said a few sentences about, which generally are when I review picture books I check out from the library. But may not be limited to them. So Welcome I guess to Mini bites? (Hmm maybe) Book 1: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall  Series: Jabari #1 Published: May 19, 2017 Candlewick Press Hardcover 32 pages My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jabari Jumps is a cute book in which a little boy name Jabari is going to show is dad that he can jump off the diving board, even though it's so high up. This book teaches children a way to over come a fear, and the reward that comes along with facing them.  Book 2: Freedom Soup by Tami Charles Standalone Published: December 10th, 2019 Candlewick Press My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As a child and her Grandmother gather in the kitchen making soup, freedom soup. Her Grandmother asks her they called it

#bookreview Cemetery Songs by Julie Gilbert

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  Cemetery   Songs by Julie Gilbert Publication date: December 15th 2020 Genres: Young Adult Blurb Poignant and uplifting,  Cemetery   Songs  is a compelling YA about a girl, a ghost, and the graveyard that sends them both on a journey of self-acceptance. When Polly Stone’s birthmother dies, she feels lost and adrift. How do you mourn someone you never knew? Even the dead, whose final thoughts Polly can hear, offer no advice. Instead Polly fails her classes, alienates her friends, gets fired from her summer job, and accidentally sets fire to the high school. At a loss, Polly’s parents ground her and insist she volunteer at the local archives. The dusty boxes are boring, but Polly is intrigued by her assignment: mapping an abandoned Black settlement on the edge of town. At the very least, it gives her time to examine her confused feelings for Billy Meyer, a former classmate who is also blackmailing her. Amid weedy tombstones, Polly and Billy encounter the charming ghost of Harrison Card

#bookreview The Boy Who Walked Too Far by Dom Watson #booktour

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  The Boy Who Walked Too Far by Dom Watson Series: The Xindii Chronicles (#1) Published: September 22, 2020 Genre: Science Fiction Horror Age Group: Adult Pages: 409 Blurb: It ’ s the end of the universe, and everything has come undone. Entropy has won the war, but one last battle rages in the half-ruined city of Testament.   No one knows who created this last outpost and peopled it with billions of species. However, it is here, under a sky with no stars, that the last remnants of life in the universe live, love, and pray to their many gods. It is here where Godrich Felstrom dies.   Most residents of Testament care little for the affairs of a single, fragile human, but the event brings back bad memories for Heironymous Xindii.  I t has been many years since the dreamurlurgy professor discovered his true potential and doomed four people in the process. Now, he lectures to bored students who dream of the many pleasures Testament has to offer. Xindii, on the other hand, becomes