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#bookreview How I Live Now by Genzaburo Yoshino. Translated by Bruno Navasky

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 Hello and welcome or welcome back to the blog. Today is my stop for Algonquin Young Readers booktour of the first time in English translation of How I Live Now by Genzaburo Yoshino. Translated by: Bruno Navasky With a forward by: Neil Gaiman Expected to be published tomorrow October 26th, 2021. About the book The first English translation of the classic Japanese novel, a childhood favorite of anime master Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle), with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.   First published in 1937, Genzaburō Yoshino’s How Do You Live? has long been acknowledged in Japan as a crossover classic for young readers. Academy Award–winning animator Hayao Miyazaki has called it his favorite childhood book and announced plans to emerge from retirement to make it the basis of a final film.     HOW DO YOU LIVE?   begins with fifteen-year-old Copper, who has recently suffered the loss of his father, gazing out over his hometown of Tokyo, watching the tho

#BookReview Paladin Unbound by Jeffrey Speight (@jeffspeight)

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  Hello and welcome or welcome back to the blog, today I have a book review for you. Paladin Unbound by Jeffrey Speight Genre: Fantasy Series: The Archives of Evelium Published:  July 1st 2021 Literary Wanderlust There be spoilers below, proceed with caution!! Jeffrey Speight gifted me a copy of his book a few months back (you can see that post here if you would like)  and I have finally been able to get to reading it.  So for first of all thank you once again. Let me start out by saying if you like D&D, World of Warcraft, RPGs and other things that are similar to these then you will enjoy the both the characters and the storyline of Paladin Unbound. Because to be honest with you, that was exactly the kind of thing I was feeling when reading. As a former (on long hiatus) WoW player it was Warcraft vibes I was feeling and well I liked that. I've rolled an Orc before, didn't get far with her but I did make one.  Also can I just say how nice it was to have the main in the fan

Bloodlines (The Guardian of Empire City Book 1) by Peter Hartog October 1st Audiobook promotion

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  Hello and welcome or welcome to the blog, today I have a promotion.  Bloodlines (The Guardian of Empire City Book 1) is out in audiobook today October 1st Narrated By: Todd Menesses Book Blurb Those dark and terrible things from your nightmares are VERY real. They walk among us, masquerading as your neighbor, your lover, even your friend. You see, Empire City is full of them…if you only know where to look. How do I know this? Well, for starters the name is Detective Tom Holliday. I work homicide for Special Crimes. My friends, what few I have, call me Doc. And the other reason? I’ve got magic of my own. Welcome to Empire City, where magic and technology co-exist, and humanity endures behind walls of stone and spell-forged steel. A place where danger lurks around every street corner, and anything is possible. When former hotshot homicide detective Tom “Doc” Holliday is recruited to join Special Crimes, he trades in his boring desk job for a second chance to do what he does best: hunt

#booktour Asylum by Tamera Lawrence #bookreview

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  Hello and welcome back to the blog, and hello if you are new. It feels like it has been sometime since I last posted. Today I have book tour stop via Blackthorn Book Tours,  Asylum by Tamera Lawrence  Genre:  Psychological thriller Published March 10th 2021 by THE WILD ROSE PRESS About Asylum Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother behind and didn’t look back. Twenty-eight years later, his choices have returned to haunt him. Now a family man, Kyle has hidden his true childhood from his wife, only to stir up the past when, as a lark, he revisits the underground tunnels and the abandoned asylum with a friend. A dark figure wants revenge and emerges ready to destroy Kyle and everyone he loves. But Kyle isn’t going down without a fight—he’s played in the shadows before. Will his childhood, rooted in terror, be what saves him My Revi

#bookreview The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente.

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Hello and welcome back to the blog today I will be reviewing The Past is Red by  Catherynne M. Valente. Published July 20th 2021 by Tordotcom The Past is Red is both a post apocalyptic and a coming of age story.  The world as we knew it is gone, there is nothing but blue ocean and garbage. . We didn't listen, we just wasted and abused until there was nothing left. The fu*kwits who just waste and waste, destroying everything, using up all the Earths recourses.  And Tetley our mc, is one of the many humans that living their life in Garbagetown, she's never known and other way. She was born a few generations after the world went to hell. She's alone and every day she get's belittled, cursed at, beat and she has to take it. It's the law, she did something that no one can forgive, she took away their hope. She doesn't see it that way because Garbagetown is the most beautiful place on Earth.  This be it small packs a punch. I felt as if I had a lump in my throat the w

#bookreview The Sword in the Street by C.M Caplan

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Hello and welcome back to the blog, and hello if this is your first time stopping buy. Today I have a book review for you. The Sword in the Street by C.M Caplan. He was kind enough to mail me a physical copy.  Beware of spoilers, you have been warned! The Sword in the Street is book 1 in The Ink and the Steel series, an adult  self published fantasy.  John Chronicle is a hired sword, which is someone who duels for both the entertainment, the settlement of laws and the simplest grievances that the élite of Hillside have with one an other.  His patron, the Lordess Triumph, doesn't pay John the same as other hired swords because of his background and status. He lives in the Dregs, a slum like part of the town and his debts keep getting higher.  John's boyfriend Edwin, is an autistic university student who comes from a better to do family then others who live in the dregs but their support is minimal at best. He loves John and wants him to do well but wishes he has a less dangerous

Old Norse for Modern Times by Ian Stuart Sharpe #bookreview

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 Hello and welcome back, hello if you are new here. Today I'm here with a book review.  Old Norse for Modern Times by Ian Stuart Sharpe, Dr. Arngrímur Vídalín & Josh Gillingham  Published April 13th 2021 by Outland Entertainment ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ian reached out to me awhile back and kindly asked if I would be interest in reviewing his book, and clearly I said yes, or else we wouldn't be here now would we? Old Norse for Modern Times, is a humorous book of catch phrases and the Old Norse translation of it. From modern slang to pop culture references. Have you ever wanted know what Shakespeare quotes would be like in Old Norse? From pick up lines to social media hastages. Instead of #Wednesdaywisdom use #ÓðinsdagsAndkt. Each chapter is broken down with witty subject headers, so you know what will be spoken about.It takes the old langue into the 21st century, from the online world to sporting events, to birthday greetings. Music references to slogans. Next time you go to McDonalds, say Ek