The Sunday Post #34

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Random News And Goings-On

Life continues to be pretty crazy although mostly still normal for me with the exception of dealing with pandemic stuff. I find myself really angry. There’s so much happening and so much to be angry about. I’m really proud of everyone out there protesting, keep making that noise, you’re changing the world! You have my love and my support. ❤

It’s Pride month. I…guess I officially came out on twitter? I was really nervous. One reason I have never made a big deal about it is I just don’t like making a big deal about myself, but also there’s a lot of people that just don’t like bisexuals, especially if you’re with a partner of the opposite sex. So. I don’t feel the need to get into a whole discussion and have to justify my existence to some shit stain on the internet. That being said, so many people don’t have that choice so I thought I’d finally put my stuff out there. Anyway, Happy Pride!

Speaking of Pride, JK Rowling continues to show her true colors as a TERF and total garbage human being. Since I’m spending so much time being angry lately (those of you who follow my personal twitter account may have noticed my rants and screaming into the void and retweeting stuff like mad the last week) I was actually discussing with my friends the possibility of defecating onto my HP books as a sort of performance art piece for the blog. I think the only thing that would stop me is ‘ew gross’ and that I really can’t shit on demand. So maybe I’ll just tear the books up instead. Because you know what? I’m so angry about everything that I’m Just. Fucking. Done. I don’t know if my nostalgia for the series is enough to keep me holding on to it anymore. I guess we’ll see how I feel about it tomorrow.

Anyway, other than the world burning, things have been going pretty well! I was really productive last week:  I spent a good amount of time catching up on some blog things, got a leak in my car repaired, had a televisit with my dr’s office, got some financial stuff done… I’m still depressed and anxious but at least I’m mostly functioning!

New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy

Physical Books

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Picked up Breath of Gods by Tina LeCount Myers – this is the last book in the Legacy of Heavens trilogy and I am looking forward to finishing this series (hopefully this year I can get to both books 2 and 3–I’m so behind!). This doesn’t violate my book buying ban since it’s a sequel. 🙂

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Also picked up some books while out and about on Saturday since our bookstores were allowed to reopen as of Friday night. I chose Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope — I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as she’s a local author and I see her around the cons a lot and it’s also a favorite of one of my friends. I couldn’t resist a 10th anniversary edition of Name of the Wind. I usually don’t buy special editions or anything like that but….it looks so pretty. Couldn’t help myself! I also got a copy of The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune because I keep wanting to read that.

Now, all of these DID totally break my book buying ban (except maybe NotW) but, you know what, it’s been a rough couple of months and sometimes you just have to treat yoursef!

Ebooks

Quite a few new ebooks this week. As fast as I read them I’m getting new ones…

  • Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton – this was a free download from the publisher!
  • Swashbuckling Cats edited by Rhonda Parrish – my pre-order for the pirate cat anthology came in! Yesssss
  • The Best of British Fantasy 2019 edited by Jared Shurin – received a review copy
  • Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep – this one was on sale so I couldn’t resist
  • The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole – new release from Alyssa Cole, can’t resist it!

I also picked up the last two books in The Captive Prince trilogy which I have already read (review coming shortly!), as well as the collection of shorts (which I have not yet gotten to).

Audiobooks

Finally spent some of those audible credits I’d been saving up.

  • Crosstalk by Connie Willis – this is our HEA book club pick for this month so I picked up a copy in audio.
  • Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff – my next Huff series, so it begins. 🙂
  • The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons – I need to get on the ball and read the sequel before the next one comes out!
  • Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker – this is a collection of shorts and I already have a physical copy but wanted to pick up the audio as well since this is our Goodreads Book of the Month for r/fantasy and I might switch up how I’m reading, depending on where I have more time.

I also have an audiobook hold that came through from the library – The Betrothed by Kiera Cass. It’s a short one so I can’t see it taking me more than a couple of days to get through. 🙂

Anywho, that’s all for now. Talk you you later!

21 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #34

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    Life is definitely a little crazy right now. Happy Pride to you 😀
    (Can I just say that I totally have no idea what’s gone on with JKR? I know, I live under a rock and sometimes I’m so absorbed with what I’m doing (or reading) that I forget about what’s going on elsewhere but I’ve seen lots of anger on Twitter – I just don’t have a clue what it’s all about). But, whatever it is, sorry that you feel so angry, that’s not a good feeling.
    Hope this coming week is good to you.
    Stay safe.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, Lynn! I hope you’re doing well.
      Yeah. I know it’s not good to be be so angry, sometimes I can’t help it. Luckily for me I get fired up quickly and I cool back down pretty fast as well. I guess I live up to being a Scorpio haha. Anyway I won’t go into the details about JKR, it’s on the net, but suffice to say I’ve pretty much had enough with her. Sometimes you can no longer separate the art from the artist in your head and it may be coming to that for me. :/

      Hope you have a great day!

  2. Tammy says:

    Congrats to coming out on Twitter and happy Pride Month! It’s certainly anxiety inducing times right now and every week brings something new to be anxious about. I’m worried that the huge hoards of people at the rallies will result in big spikes in coronavirus cases. I guess we wait and see… Have a good week😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, Tammy! Yeah, I know a lot of folks are having the same worries. I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks. Our state just started reopening more stuff on Friday evening. I’m hoping we don’t see an increase in a couple weeks, right now our numbers are either mostly holding steady or decreasing depending on which numbers we look at. So far, so good I guess.
      Hope you have a fantastic week!

  3. Realms of My Mind says:

    Ooo, hope you enjoy the Name of All Things, I LOVED Janel as a new POV character. I’ve heard so many good things about The House in the Cerulean Sea, I need to find time to pick it up!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! It might take me a month or so to get to it, but I’m really looking forward to diving into The Name of All Things–especially because you had raved about it. 😀
      Very much looking forward to the new Klune as well–I’ve also heard amazing things!

  4. marydrover says:

    HAPPY PRIDE! 💕 I hope this month is lovely for you. And so grateful that you’ve shared part of your story. There is a lot of negativity on the internet & in real life surrounding bisexuality, and it’s always refreshing to see a familiar face shouting their pride. 💖💜💙

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