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Top Ten Tuesday (35) – Romances

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Things I Like/Dislike about Romances   Bry: Bahaha, I definitely have to go the DISLIKE route with this one. Sorry Romance lovers. I’m going to sound like a total cynic below, I know, so I feel the need to point out that I actually love romance in real life! Just not in my books. 1. Romance in general: I’m not a shipper, and I don’t generally root for the romance in a book. Sure, its nice when love interests… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (33) – Book Club

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Books I’d Like to Read with a Book Club Bry: I’m not personally huge on the ideas of a book club. As fast as I read, I just feel like as soon as I committed to a bunch of people to read something, I wouldn’t be able to for whatever reason. But the books listed below are books that I would just love to have discussions about with other people! 1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey:… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Deep by Nick Cutter

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16 January
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I had extremely high expectations for The Deep. I had just finished reading The Troop before getting this ARC, and after how thrillingly and brilliantly disgusting that had been, I was very excited to see what Nick Cutter would do next. Unfortunately, I hadn’t considered that his next release could have been an immense flop. The premise sounded GREAT while I was in full virology/horror mode: a strange disease is causing people to literally forget everything from their memories to how to eat, and eventually how to breathe. In order to get to the bottom of this bizarre condition (The ‘Gets’) and the substance suspected of causing it… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (31) – Missed Releases

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten 2014 Releases I Wanted to Read but Didn’t Get To   Bry: This list is primarily of books that showed up for ARC review that I either missed, was declined for (usually territory rights), or that came in corrupt/unreadable files. There were so many books to read this past year, but these are the ones that slipped my grasp. 1. The French Executioner by C.C Humphreys: I got about 50% through this book before my ARC expired and wouldn’t progress… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle

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09 January
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2014 ended with massive book ennui for me. With surgery, recovery, holidays and more, not only did I have little time for reading, I also have little incentive or desire to do so. This was only made worse with the fact that I just couldn’t find a book to spark my interest. So, when I finally hopped back on NetGalley, I noticed several titles close to archive, and this book was the nearest to archival, so it got picked up. I can say with certainty this book succeeded in breaking the book ennui, but it didn’t succeed with a whole… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (30) – Anticipated Debuts

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Most Anticipated Debuts of 2015   Bry: Man, I’m not sure! I haven’t heard of anything so far coming out this year that I’m over the moon about yet, but there is plenty of time for that. In the interim, here are the books currently on my ARC shelf, and their summaries. 1. Killers of the King: The Men who Dared to Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer: On August 18, 1648, with no relief from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (29) – Resolutions

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Resolutions for 2015 – Blogging or Reading?   Bry: The end of the year really snuck up on me, what with not only the holiday season, but the fact that I had to have surgery at the same time. So, I feel as if my performance could definitely benefit from some resolutions! 1. Build a backlog! This is hugely important as I hate scrambling to make sure that I have a post ready for the week. I need to… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (28) – Christmas Books

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Want Santa To Bring   Bry: With my stack of books to read getting larger and my time getting shorter (this is a busy time of the year for personal trainers!), I didn’t ask for any books for Christmas. But if I had, these are the front runners I’d add to my list! 1. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo: Something about the summary of this book really caught my attention and fascinated me – is there really… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday (34) – Haven’t Read

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read   Bry: I can’t really nail this down to any particular genre, so these are books in general that I really should have read by now. Overall, I haven’t gotten much reading done lately at all, due to surgery, recovery, holidays and then catching up on things. Get it together, girl. 1. Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch: Fry has been saying how great this book is for an extremely long time, and… Read more »

[Review] Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

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19 December
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Before I review this book, here is my bias alert: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are pivotal to my literary experience. They were a huge part of my adolescence and remain some of my favourite books I have ever read. Her characters are special to me in that nostalgic way that you can never let go of. On top of that, I was apprehensive about reviewing this book because I am aware of Anne Rice’s habit of being a badly behaving author. I really hate that fact. And because her books have been huge in my life and I am such a fan… Read more »