Life and Blogging Update

Hello everyone! Amanda here with a few things I’d like to share. For the last two years I have posted as regularly as I can, five or six days a week. I’ve talked to so many wonderful people through Literary Weaponry and have made some absolutely lovely friends. Lately, you may have noticed, I have been posting less and less and I felt like I owe you an explanation.

Recently I’ve had some medical concerns which have taken up much of my time and energy. I went to an urgent care center a few weeks ago thinking that I had hyperthyroid or some kind of infection. After several doctors appointments and testing, as well as fighting with my insurance company, it turns out I have a tumor. The doctor currently thinks that it is benign but I have to go for further testing to determine that definitely and take any needed steps after that point.

On top of the physical energy and time it takes for those appointments and followup phone calls it is also taking a lot of my mental energy dealing with this. There are also needles involved. I cannot begin to express to you how much I truly hate needles. Something about a pointy metal object piercing my skin and entering my body makes me lose my mind.

I will continue posting on LW as I find time and the motivation to do so. Unfortunately, this also may affect my NaNoWriMo aspirations. Writing and reading are my life and I will continue working toward my life goal of becoming a traditionally published author despite any of the stepping stones and hurdles that are in my way. Currently, this lump in my neck is in my way and I will overcome it and keep moving.

Thank you all for the support over the last couple years here at Literary Weaponry and I am looking forward to more to come. This is just a blip in the road and once it is over I intend to come back and continue blogging and sharing my love of all things book related regularly once again.

Cheers to a clear road ahead.

Amanda @ Literary Weaponry (November 1, 2018)

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WWW Wednesday – November 14

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog. Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole # 29

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Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. 

Current TBR Total: 147

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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First Line Fridays | November 9

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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WWW Wednesday – November 6

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. MaasI’m nearly done with this book and, honestly, I don’t want it to end. This has easily been the best of the Throne of Glass franchise by a large margin. It is like Maas noticed our complaints about A Court of Wings and Ruin and actually listened because this is not crap at all. I love it.

What did you recently finish reading?

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There comes a certain point with a hope or a dream, when you either give it up or give up everything else. And if you choose the dream, if you keep on going, then you can never quit, because it’s all you are.

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini TaylorI will be the first to admit that this book was disappointing. Maybe I just had high expectations because Strange the Dreamer was so fantastic but Muse let me down hard. It was…okay. Heck, it was good. But to be the followup for the masterpiece that was Strange, I expected, even needed, more.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) by Genevieve CogmanI got an eARC of this book just before Kingdom of Ash came out and am very much looking forward to reading it. Cogman is a fantastic writer and I have enjoyed every book of her Invisible Library series. I can’t wait to jump back in with Irene and company and see what mischief and mayhem they get into this time.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you all have a glorious day and that you pick up a book that you love today.

First Line Friday | November 2

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Continue reading