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W…W…W…Wednesday…September 28th

I finally got around to getting some reading in! Aside from that, I finished my art project for the month, which was painting 16 wine glasses for a wedding party. It was a nice project that got me covered in paint for awhile, which is always refreshing. Now that that is complete, I feel like I have more free time to read, although that isn’t really true. I still have the Theology class I’m taking which has two more papers within the next two weeks due. So well see how much I can really get done this week.

CURRENTLY READING

Joyce, Brenda; The GameBrown, Pierce; Golden SonRowling, J.K.; Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildLepore, jill; The Secret History of Wonder WomanCass, Kiera; The Crown

The Game by Brenda Joyce
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill LePore
The Crown by Kiera Cass

If I can’t get to some of these books by next week, I may have to put them as DNFs or on Hiatus. I did manage to listen to more of Golden Son, leaving me with about 5 hours left in the audiobook. I’ve barely touched Harry Potter, something about final books in series makes me procrastinate reading them. I haven’t touched The Secret History of Wonder Woman or The Game at all, unfortunately. Also, I have finally gotten around to starting The Crown by Kiera Cass, which has been on my reading next for the last several months. I am about a quarter of the way through and enjoying it.

RECENTLY FINISHED

austen-jane-the-history-of-englandBowman, Valerie; Legendary Lord

The History of England by Jane Austen
The Legendary Lord by Valerie Bowman

This past week I indulged in some Jane Austen. I finally came across one that I hadn’t read yet at the university library I work in. I also read and LOVED The Legendary Lord by Valerie Bowman. It is the 6th book in her Playful Brides series, which I adore, and it comes out in November, so the review will probably be posted around that time.

READING NEXT

Cass, Kiera; The SirenCass, Kiera; Happily Ever AfterMaas, Sarah J.; Queen of Shadows

The Siren by Kiera Cass
Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

I finally got around to moving a book off of this list, so I will be amending it soon, probably next week.

WHAT WAS YOUR W…W…W…WEDNESDAY?

W…W…W…Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words where you answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

book review

The History of England

The History of England

Jane Austen

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publication date: 10-Jan-1993
Date Finished: 22-Sep-2016
Format: hardcover
Pages: 60
Series: —
Genres: Classic, History, Humor, Juvenalia
ISBN: 9781565120556
Source: library
Rating:3 star

“As a schoolgirl, Jane Austen must have suffered terribly under her lessons of English history. The sixteen-year-old finally took revenge and wrote her own history of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing thirteen mischievous portraits of the English Royals, this very entertaining–and incomparably unreliable–history book is illustrated by Mandy Schludt, whose previous work in illustration and book design received the distinguished Stiftung Buchkunst Prize in German (2005). Goodreads

REVIEW

This has to be the shortest book ever. I believe that the introduction and note at the beginning of the text were longer than the history itself. I did enjoy this text, though. It was awesome to see the facsimiles of Austen’s work. She has such an elegant script. It was also interesting to see Cassandra’s, Jane’s sister’s, drawings that accompanied the histories. I also enjoyed that this book was essentially a rant from Austen on how much she disliked Queen Elizabeth and a couple of the other royal leaders. Overall it was cute and short.

 WHO is your favorite classic writer?

Top Fifteen Books On My Fall TBR List

There is definitely a lot I want to read this fall! A lot of these books have been sitting on my shelves since they were released, so this fall I’m going to buckle down and attack them all. Every single one of these books has great reviews so far, so I’m excited to get to them!

Bardugo, Leigh; Crooked KingdomMaas, Sarah J.; Queen of ShadowsMaas, Sarah J.; Empire of StormsCass, Kiera; The SirenCass, Kiera; Happily Ever After

Cass, Kiera; The CrownBowman, Valerie; Legendary Lordblake-kendare-three-dark-crownsniven-jennifer-holding-up-the-universehand-cynthia-my-lady-jane

dennard-susan-truthwitchKaufman, Amie;IlluminaeClare, Cassandra; The Shadowhunter's CodexTahir, Sabaa; A Torch Against the NightMaas, Sarah J.; A Court of Thorns and Roses

WHAT ARE YOU Reading This Fall?

The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by the Broke and Bookish

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: The History of England

The History of England

By Jane Austen

“[On Anne Bolin] It is however but Justicd, & my Duty to declare that this amiabke Woman was entirely innocent of the Crimes with which she was accused, if which her Beauty, her Elegance, & her Sprightliness were sufficient proofs, not to mention her solemn protestations of Innocence, the weakness of the charges against her & the King’s Character;…”- from the passage on King Henry the 8th

The History of England BY Jane Austen

From Goodreads

As a schoolgirl, Jane Austen must have suffered terribly under her lessons of English history. The sixteen-year-old finally took revenge and wrote her own history of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing thirteen mischievous portraits of the English Royals, this very entertaining–and incomparably unreliable–history book is illustrated by Mandy Schludt, whose previous work in illustration and book design received the distinguished Stiftung Buchkunst Prize in German (2005).

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book review

Succubus Revealed

SUCCUBUS Revealed

RICHELLE MEAD

Mead, Richelle; Succubus Revealed

Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 30-Aug-2011
Date Finished: 19-Sep-2016
Format: ebook
Pages: 277
Series: Georgina Kincaid (#6)
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Adult
ISBN: 9780758232014
Source: library
Rating:4 star
2 flames

“In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina’s boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can’t just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she’s being forced to transfer operations… to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina’s allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell’s most valuable assets, but if there’s any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it, no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won’t include the one man she’s risking everything for. . .” Goodreads

REVIEW

For some reason, the last books in series tend to disappoint me. This one was good, but not as great as I was expecting. I loved the way the story wrapped up. It was a wonderful conclusion to this 6 book series, but I feel as if it could have been drawn out more. From what I know of legal proceedings, they typically take a while. This one was wrapped up in a day.

So I feel as if I guessed the whole Seth thing a couple books back, but it still resolved well. Georgina and Seth are perfect together.

The first half of the book wasn’t as addictive as the others in the series have been, which was mildly disappointing. Overall I am content with this series. Do I think it is one I would like to own? No, it’s a one time read.

 WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF ROMANCE?

book review

Never Always Sometimes

Never Always Sometimes

Adi Alsaid

Alsaid, Adi; Never Always Sometimes

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: 4-Aug-2015
Date Finished: 12-Sep-2016
Format: hardback
Pages: 320
Series: —
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
ISBN: 9780373211548
Source: Barnes & Noble
Rating:3 star

“Never date your best friend.

Always be original.

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never dye your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love. Goodreads

REVIEW

Ironically, the unpredictability of this story was what made me not like it as much. It had a nice flow to it, right up until the major conflict, then everything spiraled out for me. For those who like a happy, but not happy for everyone ending, you’d probably like this book. I prefer all my favorite characters have a wonderful ending, particularly when they have pink hair!

 DO YOU READ YA ROMANCE?