For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, August 2, 2021

I'm Reading...Tokyo Ever After, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians..., Scars Like Wings & Ask Again, yes


I may have finished a few of these by the time this posts but here's what I picked up recently.

I had several audiobook library holds come in at the same time and had to return a few and go back on the waitlist because I am just too slow with audio to finish in 14 days. The holds were all nicely spaced out but somehow became available at the same time. When it rains it pours books lol

*All books are library loans or my own



Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean ~ Goodreads: Japapnese-American Izumi Tanaka finds out she's a princess in Japan and finds herself caught between two worlds and  handsome bodyguard.

I've heard so many good things about this one and a whirlwind, happy read is exactly what I'm looking for.

The book pusher: Jen

Everything you Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer~ Goodreads: The title pretty much sums it up. This is a very basic question and answer format that gives you answers to common questions without taking a huge deep dive into the subject. Yet it's very fast paced and informative. The author, who is Ojibwe, concedes in the intro that no group is a monolith - so his answers might not reflect the experiences or preferences for all Native people. Rather, he wants to use this book as a jumping off point for people to ask questions and give answers without judgement in the hopes of opening up avenues of communication.

He's covered topics like terminology, religion, Columbus, customs so far. (I'm about 50% in) And I'm enjoying the narration by Kaipo Schwab. His voice is light and engaging making this a good read for both young and old.

The book pusher: Book of Secrets

Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart ~ Goodreads Ava Lee was horribly scarred and lost her parents and a cousin, Sara, in a fire. Now she lives with Sarah's parents and reluctantly goes back to school and try to regain some sense of normalcy. I just finished this one and will have a review up soon. There were a lot of things I really liked about this one (& one minor thing I didn't).

The book pusher(s): Sam & Lindsi 

Bonus: this is another book from my physical TBR read!

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane ~ Goodreads "
In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness."

Not my typical read but another book on my physical TBR pile that I'm finally working my way through. So we'll see what happens!

The book pusher: Joyous Reads

14 comments:

  1. I am glad you mostly like Scars Like Wings. I will be looking out for your review.

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    1. I did! I think it's posting Thursday?? lol You would think I would know my own schedule lol

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  2. I'm so jealous that you're reading lol. My reading sucks right now.

    Tokyo Ever after sounds fun.

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    1. Well, I'm making up for the past two years that you were reading and I wasn't lol

      Hopefully it won't last that long for you.

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  3. Tokyo Ever After seems like a fun one! And I love that you shared your book pusher. LOL

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I haven't started it yet and it's due in 5 days *eek* I hope my reading superpowers kick in lol

      Thanks. I wanted to start sharing blogger love in some way again.

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  4. I have a hardcopy of Ask Again Yes that I haven't got to yet. It's not my typical read either so I'll be interested to see what you think.

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    1. I set it aside for now because I think I'll judge it unfairly right now. I'll wrap up my library reads (ANOTHER one came in and then go back to it.

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  5. They always come at once don't they

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    1. Yessss! Then another just came in lol But I only had 3 hours left in it from before when my loan ran out so I'm already done.

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  6. I'm definitely reading Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask next year for my BIPOC challenge. 👏👏👏

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    1. It reads very basic 101 - ask a question, here is an answer style but quick paced and informative.

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  7. Oh isn't it the best when all the books come into your library hold all at once? haha Like can't they space it out??!! LOL Looks like some good books you grabbed up though.

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