The Sunday Post #50

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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

Well, a lot has happened in the world since the last time I posted one of these. It feels like a whole other year went by. But in my personal life things have mostly been going well. Still enjoying my new job, still enjoying my renovated rooms in my house, and I’ve been enjoying the heck out of spending some Christmas money. Honestly I don’t have much to complain about other than my usual depression which is worse due to seasonal depression but I’m so used to it at this point that it’s almost a non-issue. Almost because the time I do spend at home I feel super unmotivated to do any of the five-billion things that I should be getting done around the house. I’ve spent the last few weekends not getting out of my pjs and just watching Kdramas or reading or some combination. I’m sure whenever Spring starts kicking it I’ll get a bit of energy back.

I’ve been doing pretty good keeping up with blogging stuff. I’m ahead on posts and planning things out for down the line. Things are going pretty good (depression aside) which feels weird to be saying all things considered. I’ve also started working on creating the new 2021 r/fantasy bingo card so for those of you who follow along with that challenge–time to get excited!

New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy

Physical Books

I’ve got some new books! A) I’ve been using some of my Christmas money to pick up some books on my wishlist. B) Some books I’d ordered a while ago have been trickling in still.

I ordered a couple of books from Tachyon Press when they had a sale around Christmas time. Really looking forward to both The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg and Driftwood by Marie Brennan. Also, my copy of Silk & Steel anthology arrived! Super excited for this one as I joined this kickstarter relatively early on–as soon as I heard the premise I was on board. Last but certainly not least, I picked up physical copies of Melissa Caruso’s Swords & Fire series. It’s one of my favorites and I’d love to reread it at some point. You know. One day. When I discover the ability to make time last longer or something. πŸ˜‰

I also got in a few other physical books! My preorder of The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner came in. And also! Finally! My signed copy of Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse arrived! It took forever due to a series of mishaps but I’m so glad it’s finally here. Better late than never. ❀ Also, I received suprise book mail for the first time in…about 10 months. Thanks much to the publisher for sending out a copy of Unchosen by Katheryn Blair. This one certainly looks intriguing and I am LIVING for that cover art.

One other (not pictured) physical book I’ve got is one I picked up from the library last week – Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz. This is the Little Women fanfic I’ve been dreaming of ever since first reading Little Women a bazillion years ago. I’ll admit I’m torn about going into this one. On the one hand–yes, the rewrite I’ve always wanted! On the other hand, well, this pretty much goes against everything Alcott would have wanted. Anywho. This was my first inter-library loan! I guess I really wanted to read this one without investing much into it haha. I’m reading it this weekend so we’ll see how it goes.

Ebooks

Also picked up quite a few new ebooks since last I posted one of these. What can I say? 2021 started off with a bang and I’m consoling myself with book buying. We all have our ways of coping.

  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher – yay sales!
  • Deal With the Devil by Kit Rocha – also yay sales! I’ve read another book by Rocha so I’m curious if this is any different being under a SFF imprint.
  • Goblin King by Kar Barbieri – I really did not love the first book in this series. But I have an intense curiosity to see if the sequel is better or more of the same. There was a lot of potential in the world and I hope it’s expanded on here.
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – this ebook is a library loan so I prioritized it and am finishing it up this weekend. I have a lot of THOUGHTS on this one so far. πŸ˜‰
  • The Effort by Claire Holroyde. I saw a review of this from Tammy over at Book, Bones & Buffy and it sounded fascinating so I had to pick up a copy. Just had to. Really didn’t have a choice in that matter. πŸ™‚
  • Annihilation Aria by Michael R. Underwood – I’ve been excited for this one since I first heard the author mention he had a new book coming out at Baltimore Book Fest a couple of years ago. I’ll admit it got lost in the shuffle of things but I was excited to see it on sale this past week so I picked up a copy. Yay, space opera!

That about sums up everything for now. Everyone stay safe out there! Until next time.

25 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #50

  1. dinipandareads says:

    I’m sorry to hear your depression is worse than usual. I’ve also found myself on the same boat over the last few weeks. The mental fug is so real right now πŸ˜“ I hope things get better for you soon, Lisa! It looks like there were some pretty good bookish happenings for you though! Is that a Black Sun pin? I still need to get a copy of that book but I can’t wait to read it! Also, the art for Silk & Steel is gorgeous! I hope you enjoy all of these reads 😊 Have a good week ahead!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! I’m sure I’ll feel better once Spring starts rolling in here. At least I’m hanging in there and not neglecting too much because of it–only some mild housework.
      Yeah, I’ve had lots of books show up so that’s nice. It is a Black Sun pin! It came with my pre-order that I got from the indie bookstore that I ordered it from. Maybe the author had some swag from the publisher that she passed on to the store to giveaway with the books, not sure. She was doing signings for them so my copy is personalized too which is why I had ordered from them LOL. (I’m a sucker for a signed book).
      Thank you! hope you have a great week too!

  2. Tammy says:

    Congrats on your new books! I have some Amazon gift cards from Christmas I haven’t used yet, but I have plenty of books in mind to buy. Wow the cover for Unchosen is gorgeous! Hope you have a good week😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I’m definitely still in book buying mode–I have some coming in later this month and early next month–I can’t seem to help myself.
      I hope that you get some great books with your gift cards! Hope you have a great week, too, Tammy. πŸ™‚

  3. Zezee says:

    I’ve been trying to resist purchasing Black Sun, but it gets harder everytime I see the cover. I picked up Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry recently too. Am looking forward to it.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      The cover for Black Sun is just so striking–it’s hard not to want a copy on your shelf, I get it LOL! Hope we both enjoy the Ruthless Lady’s Guide! I’m hoping I can make room for it in Feb. πŸ™‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’ll admit I was kind of ‘meh’ on the first book of Swords & Fire but the other two I loved so much it became one of my favorite series ever. I hope you enjoy it if you check it out! Glad to hear that Unchosen was so good!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Isn’t it?? It has such a wonderful cover to it. It really stands out. I’m looking forward to Annihilation Aria–I really like Mike Underwood–he’s a great guy and I’m looking forward to checking this one out.

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    This time of year does kind of suck the love of anything out of you doesn’t it. I’m in a very similar place in terms of motivations but I know it’ll only be a few weeks and I’ll start to pick up.
    In good news you’re doing great with your reading and blogging. πŸ˜€
    Lynn

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, things are always worse than normal for me this time of year. Despite everything I am hanging in there, I’ll just have a lot of cleaning to do whenever my funk ends. πŸ™‚
      Thanks! — I’m happy that I’m at least being productive with something LOL

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