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.
Title: Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao
Published: September 21, 2021
Genre(s): sci-fi, fantasy, young adult
Read as: ARC, ebook
Title: King of Battle & Blood (Adrian x Isolde #1) by Scarlett St. Clair
Published: November 30, 2021
Genre(s): adult, fantasy, romance
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!
Title: Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
Published: September 14, 2021
Genre(s): young adult, fantasy, romance
Read as: physical, hardcover
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.
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.
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.
Everyone, it is time once again for the absolute joy that is Spooky Season. Octobertime. Halloween. Fall Vibes. Whatever you want to call it, it is just around the corner. I for one cannot wait! First of all, it has felt as if I am roasting alive for the last two months and I’m longing for that cooler fall weather and hot tea on the patio. It is going to be spectacular.
Along with the more manageable weather comes one of the best parts of the year, the fall/spooky season TBR. I’m not usually one for setting TBRs (I typically fail miserably at that) but I love putting together a list of books that give me that fall vibe to give myself something to choose from while I sip my very basic pumpkin coffee.
Title: The Family Plot by Megan Collins
Published: August 17, 2021
Genre(s): adult, suspense, mystery
Read as: physical, from publisher