September Wrap Up | 2021

I give up. This year has both flown by and crawled, merely inching passed. I don’t know what to think anymore. Time is a construct and COVID has tossed all sense of time flow on its head. Be that as it may, here I sit, still reading. Let me tell you, September involved both comfort reading and trying something outside of my usual genre preferences and even reading something I really wasn’t sure I’d like. So let’s take a look back at September and see how it all went down.

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What and How We Read | Questionnaire (I need your help!)

I’ve mentioned here and on social media that I have gone back to university. Being well into my 30s I’ve found it a bit of struggle but it is something that is important to me and to furthering my career so I decided it was well past time to finish my degree.

But I need your help.

The class I’ve used as a jumping off point requires interviews as part of research. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m still social distancing to the best of my ability. I have a child that is not yet eligible for the vaccine and keeping those dreaded germs away from her is my highest priority. To say the least, it makes face to face interactions and observing social spaces a little bit difficult.

Thats where you come in.

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Fourth Quarter Releases on my TBR | 2021

The fourth quarter of 2021 is has already snuck up on us. Wasn’t I just writing my second quarter post last week? What happened? Granted, I always end up feeling like this at the end of summer. Summer is just…this empty span of time I have to suffer through. Some folks may love summertime but I am not among them. I grew up in the mohave desert and I never, ever want to be that warm again. The heat makes me think of misery and torture. But, that’s just me. Now that fall is here I am once again excited to get outside and get some reading done to the dancing of crunchy leaves!

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September Preorders I’m Excited to Read

In the northern hemisphere, with the turn to September, summer is finally feeling like it is over. Summer is my least favorite season. Being that hot is miserable not to mention there are never that many book releases in the summer that get my excited. But, with the change to cooler weather, my list of anticipated books grows longer!

So far for September I have six books already preordered…that I know of. Honestly, I feel like I am missing one and I’m just not all that sure what it is. I suppose it will be a surprise when it shows up. Despite my lack of memory in this case, I’d like to share the six books that I know will be be showing up for me in September.

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August Wrap Up

August 2021 brought the return of my reading mojo! Every July, like clockwork, I find myself in a reading slump but I am very happy to say that it seems to have fizzled into thin air in August. In fact, it was my most successful reading month so far this year. I thought I would never top the thirteen books I read in March but August is closing out with fifteen along with two short story romances that I didn’t record because they were largely skimmed. Here’s what went down with my reading and on Literary Weaponry during the month.

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The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag

I found this tag at And On She Reads and it seemed like a fun little tag to go through. Sometimes bookish tags are just fun little windows into your own personal bookish world! It is just sitting and pondering the books you’ve read or that are on your TBR that could fit each prompt. It is also relaxing which is a high priority this time of year. Fantasy has also been my favorite genre for years and I’ve made it well known that I love me a good trope. So, let’s take a dive into those tropes and see what we see.

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