The Sunday Post #39

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted byΒ 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

Not a whole lot has been happening since last update–just a lot of reading (thank goodness!). I’m still mostly mood reading because that seems to be working for me. It does, unfortunately, mean that my lists of books that I wanted to read this summer has been….mostly tossed out the window. Oh well, a reader’s gotta do what a reader’s gotta do.

Things are moving along with our kitchen/bath remodel, we’ve been picking out countertops and backsplashes and cabinets and all that fun stuff, things are being ordered and staged but we still don’t have a schedule yet so I think I’ll be less anxious about it when I actually know some more details and can plan accordingly. I hate not knowing things!

Friday we started a new RPG campaign for a game called Overlight that one of our friends is running. Just a small group of four people playing over zoom. I don’t play a lot of RPGs but this one looked fun!

Anyway, that’s about it. Just trying to spend as much time reading. So that I don’t worry about whether I’ll have a job in another month or not (…the way business is going…who knows). And blogging. My boss will be working from the beach next week so I’m going to try and use that time to relax. And continue to look for other jobs. πŸ™‚

New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy

Physical Books

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I ordered the last two books in The Others series by Anne Bishop (Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone)! I am loving this series SO MUCH. I blasted right through books 2 and 3 and am probably going to do the same thing with these two (so at least they won’t be in my TBR for long…).

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I also picked up a hard copy of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson because I LOVE THAT BOOK and only have an audio copy. Sometimes I just want the physical book as well. I mean, why not? (Am I the only one who does this?)

Ebooks

I got an eARC of Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg which I am VERY excited for, as I’ve become a fan of her work over the last couple of years after reading two of her series plus one stand alone. Can’t wait to check this one out because it seems right up my alley.

I broke down and bought a copy of Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard because my friends are all in love with this one and I love her writing anyway. I wasn’t planning on buying this but my hand slipped. πŸ™‚

I also picked up Opal by Maggie Stiefvater which is a Raven Cycle novella that I had NO IDEA existed somehow? (Big thanks to Mary at Mary and the Words for bringing this to my attention).

And one other I picked up recently was The Many-Colored Land by Julian May because it was on sale! I have this in my physical TBR already but I’m finding that reading a combo of physical and ebooks is really working for me these days, I like switching back and forth between mediums depending on where I’m at when I’m reading. So was happy to pick up an ebook of this one.

My pre-order of Dreams from the Grave by J. Kathleen Cheney arrrived! Yay! It was tough not to dive straight into this one because I love the series so much, it’s one of my favorites.

There was a bit of a sale on some Claire North titles so I picked up both 84K and The Pursuit of William Abbey which were both only 1.99 (seriously who can resist that?!).

In addition, I also borrowed a copy of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton because I’ve been wanting to read this one for a little while and a review over at Zezee With Books reminded me of that. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to read it before I have to turn it in LOL.

ANYWAY. THAT WAS A LOT. I ADMIT I WENT A BIT WILD PICKING UP EBOOKS THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS WHOOPS.

Audiobooks

Only one audiobook, phew! Turns out that only the first book of The Company series by Kage Baker on audio? So I don’t know when I’ll continue that as my print time is more limited than audio. Anyway, I chose to pick up The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff which is the 2nd book in her Confederation series, one of the other sci-fi series I started this year.

That’s the news for now, see you next time!

22 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #39

  1. Thannya says:

    Sometimes I try following a reading list, but more often than not I end up reading whatever I feel like at the moment. This pandemic has made job hunt so difficult – there are fewer job offers as the days go by.

    You got so many pretty books! I really need to read Sorcery of Thorns.

    Happy readings!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      It’s usually not too hard for me to follow a list but lately I’ve been mood reading more than ever. It’s tough!

      Thank you! I really loved Sorcery of Thorns, it was one my favorite books I read last year. Hope you get a chance to check it out! Enjoy your week. πŸ™‚

  2. Zezee says:

    I hope you have a better time with the Belles than I did. I buddy-read it with Rachel from Life of a Female Bibliophile and she really liked it.

  3. Tammy says:

    I’m excited for your remodel to get started! I hope you share progress pictures. I’m dying to remodel our kitchen but I’m not sure how we would do it with our dogs. Have a good week, Lisa😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! I’ll be happy when it’s all over. I’m so stressed trying to figure out what we’re going to do with our super nervous cats while there will be people and loud noises in the house. I’ll feel better when I get a schedule haha.
      Our house was built in 1960 and has the original bathroom and almost original kitchen (I had painted the cabinets white and replaced the hardware on them and we got a new cheap floor to cover up the 1960’s linoleum). They really need to be modernized, but mostly because they’re falling apart. πŸ™‚

      Thanks, Tammy! You too. πŸ™‚

  4. proxyfish says:

    What a great week! I also picked up 84K and The Pursuit of William Abbey in the Kindle sale – I can’t resist a bargain!!

    Good luck with the remodel and have a great week! πŸ˜€

  5. Sarah says:

    Haha- nice haul! How’d you do with the sales today? I have 84K too – it will be my first Claire North… whenever I get to it. Love the idea of RPGs over Zoom, though admittedly, I’ve never played one… still. Sounds like fun.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Hah! Pretty good. I only picked up 3 books. The Binti collection, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (which I have the old self-pub version but not the new one), and Wintersong (because it looks like my type of book so I couldn’t resist).
      I have only read two Claire North books so far but LOVED them both (First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and Touch).
      My husband is an RPG nut-I think he’s in or running 4 different games right now, I like them but I mostly play for him. πŸ™‚

      • Sarah says:

        A couple who games together stays together IMO- lol! And that really isn’t too bad. I managed to say no to everything but only because I knew I’d just spent quite a bit on hardcover books at B&N a couple weeks ago.

      • waytoofantasy says:

        Yeah, we try to do tabletop games together as well. πŸ™‚

        I have been trying to cut down on buying physical copies unless they are something I really want in my library because I find that I don’t have time to read the physical books as much anymore (sure my year end stats will reflect that). But I do kind of miss going on book hauls at local book stores! πŸ™‚

  6. marydrover says:

    Ahh, I hope you love Opal! It was such a fun, cute bridge between TRC and CDTH, and it just made me gush with happiness to be at the Barns in a quiet moment rather than chaos, haha. Also hope you enjoy Holmberg’s book! I really need to read more of her backlist because I absolutely adored The Paper Magician series!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’m sure I’ll love Opal, I’ve pretty much loved everything I’ve read by Maggie so far. πŸ˜€

      I really like Holmberg’s work–I’ve read a lot of her stuff but I still have a few things in her backlist to catch up on. It’s tough because she writes new books so quickly!

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