For What It's Worth

Monday, March 25, 2019

My Monday Musings



I haven’t read more than a few chapters since I found out we were moving but now I need to kick myself into gear. I’m waaaaay behind on arc’s – even though I don’t have many, they were all for March/April so I need my speed reading powers to activate again.

So here’s what I have managed to unpack and need to read.



I’ve been so out of the loop that I have no idea if any of you have read or reviewed any of these titles. So hot me up with your rec’s – which should I bump to the top? Or which should I give a pass? What new releases (that aren’t pictured) have I missed and should add to my list?

I’m reading Girls With Sharp Sticks now and - although it has a lot of similarities to Young’s The Program  series – I’m enjoying it so far.


GOODREADS LINKS:

The Afterward by E.K Johnston

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig


The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

The Fever King by Victoria Lee (there are 2 copies in that pic – an arc & finished – oops lol)

What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

47 comments:

  1. I spy with my little eye more books to add to my TBR! lol

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  2. Pretty books! And nope, not read them

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    1. They were all so hyped but now I haven't heard a thing about them.

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  3. I haven't read any of those but I love the picture.

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  4. I just started Girls With Sharp Sticks and so far I'm very interested!!

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    1. Have you read The Program yet?

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    2. I have not! This is my first Suzanne Young!

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  5. Oh I am curious about them all. You totally moved in already?

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    1. I'm still unpacking the smaller stuff but for the most part I'm settled in.

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  6. no suggestions on books. sorry :( Glad that you are more moved in . Hugs

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  7. The only one I have read is Girls With Sharp Sticks, which I really liked! I haven't read The Program series yet but I really want to so I am actually a little glad it is similar so far? What We Buried is a trippy little book! I want you to read it so we can chat about the ending- plus it is REALLY quick and you probably won't be able to put it down (but the first chapters are a little "meh"- but it does pick up quickly!) I really am curious about The Afterward, so I hope that one is good too! Pretty picture, too!

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    1. Ahhh - I just saw your review and that's what's bothering me a little - I read The Program so I can see a lot what's going on ahead of her.

      Ok - so that's two votes for What We Buried so I'll dot hat one next.

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  8. What We Buried is on my list too (...wait, what?!?!? LOL) and the concept intrigues me so much! Maybe you could start with it *wink wink*. Happy diving back into reading!

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    1. It's one of the shorter ones too so I might. It's taking me forever to get through this one book though.

      I need a reading brain reboot! lol

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  9. Enjoy your selection

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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  10. I think you had valid reasons for not making time to read. Lol. I hope you get your reading mojo back and enjoy these!

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    1. I have more time now but when I finally get to sit down I fall asleep lol

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  11. It looks lovely where you are. I hope you enjoy Blondes. I really liked it.

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    1. I love his characters so I'm looking forward to it.

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  12. A finished copy, so lucky! I have a NG copy of The Fever King but haven't gotten to it yet. In my defense, I didn't get it until after the release date I think, so... not my fault lol. But hey, maybe it'll be another book for us to chat about once we've both read it!

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    1. Ha! Yes. I have another friend who wants to read it too so I'm thinking of bumping it up and reading int he next week or so.

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  13. I've seen mixed thoughts on Death Prefers Blondes, but I'm still interested in reading it. LOL, at least with the double up on the book, it means the pile isn't as big. :)

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    1. Oh really?? I've heard NOTHING about any of these - I'm so out of the loop right now.

      I loved his debut novel but the second was 3 star for me.

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  14. I still need to read Death Prefers Blondes - but I also want to read The Fever King. Hopefully both of those are good. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Do you have Fever King? As you can see I have two lol

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  15. I am glad you made it safely and that you are seeing some sunshine. I haven’t read any of the books in your stack, but I have read good things about Girls With Sharp Sticks. Hope you are enjoying your new home.

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  16. I know that feeling. I read so much in February and I've read half that in March. I'm also currently reading Girls With Sharp Sticks. So we'll see how that goes. Good luck!

    Ash @ JennRenee Read

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    1. I ended up liking it. It just took me awhile to get into it.

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  17. How did you swing two copies of The Fever King? Haha! Only you... ;) I've heard good things about Girls with Sharp Sticks! Didn't you win Death Prefers Blondes on Goodreads? I hope you find some time to read soon! It's good stress relief. ;) Also, Fonzi is his corner is adorable (your Instagram on the sidebar). I love that he prefers the tight squeeze to his bed.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

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    1. A publicist sent me an arc over 8 months ago and then a final copy closer tot he release date. It's either book feast or famine here lol

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  18. Really nice photograph! I just don't have the patience to upload photos of my books!

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    1. Thank you. I just use my phone. My rule is that the picture has to take less than 3-4 minutes to set up lol

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  19. Pretty flowers!

    I haven't read any of those books, so I guess I'm out of the loop too!

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    1. Really?? I thought you would have read The Antidote or The Fever King. aren't those fantasy??

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  20. I've heard good things about The Antidote.

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    1. It's so weird - I know I've been away from things - but I haven't even seen these books mentioned on my twitter or IG feed. And they were so hyped!

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  21. I've heard good things about Girls WIth Sharp Stcisk but honestly I am so behind on releases lately so who knows. Read what everyone else says.

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    1. I ended up liking it. I'm soooooo behind too!

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  22. Eeeep, so many books here I have never heard about! Thank you so much for sharing--I love turning to my blog friends for book ideas, and in addition to the Girls with Sharp Sticks, I just added What we Buried to my list. The title alone makes me want to run to the bookstore to find it :)

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  23. I am comment vomiting backwards as usual, so I know you loved Girls with Sharp Sticks. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  24. New to me ones. Hope you enjoy them and getting back into reading :)

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  25. I haven't read or reviewed any of these but I have been hearing very good things about The Fever King so that sounds like a good one for me!

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