The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court #1) // The Best Character Dynamics & I Wish I Had Those Language Skills!

25902535Author: Megan Derr

Published: November 4th 2015 by Less Than Three Press

Pages: 410

Genres: m/m romance // historical fiction

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WOW. Small hiatus there. Never got this posted due to busy-ness and then I had some homework to catch up and a paper proposal to write and AGH. It doesn’t help when you’re not that interested in the material of research AND you don’t really want this degree anymore… *shrugs* I know I’ll get busy even more later, fair warning.

ANYWAY, this book was a light, yet fun, read! I love creative historical fiction settings. Like, not historically accurate or even historically existent, much like Captive Prince and such.

Recommended if you like:

  • great character dynamics
  • a slower burning love
  • historical settings
  • miscommunication
  • normal historical fiction plots (this is not a bad thing)

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TTT // Top 10 Recent Song Obsessions (obsess with me!)

This week’s session of Top Ten Tuesday is anything audio! Audiobooks? Sure. Don’t wanna talk about books? Talk music, podcasts, bands, whatever!

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

As you can see from the title, I am just going to share some of my current favorite songs. I don’t have an all-time favorite song, so it changes as I discover. I have a few favorite bands, but not enough to make 10…

(I’ve actually been trying to find books to connect to with these songs or some other way to share them with all you worms out there (and other viewers), so this was the perfect excuse!)

So let’s jump right in (no favorites here):


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DOUBLE REVIEW // #gaymers Series #1 & #2 – Gaming, Road Trips, and Piercings!

I’ve been reading through some of these ebooks too fast! It’s cluttering together or making me forget thoughts as new story lines are pushed into my head…

So before I get too deep into any thing else, I wanted to do this double review! Because I read these 2 books in, like, a week… So I need to get my thoughts out as more and more books start fighting for reviews. Phew!

These 2 books are part of the same series, my first books by Annabeth Albert. This series is called #gaymers – I love that title. So these’ll kinda be small reviews due to my forgetfulness and just not having a ton to say.

Let’s go!


  • Status Update (#gaymers #1)
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This was so cute! Like, it’s a slow read, and that’s a turn-off for many reviewers I saw, but I think due to the personality of Noah, the dynamics between them, and the road trip setting, I found it quite cute. Of course, some parts dragged more than others. And there are dogs! Continue reading DOUBLE REVIEW // #gaymers Series #1 & #2 – Gaming, Road Trips, and Piercings!

TTT // Top 10 Books of X Genre – Fantasy Edition!

Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This weeks theme allows everyone to choose their own genres and create a top 10. I chose a pretty general one, but not as general as it could be!

I chose fantasy! (I know this’ll probably be a common one.)

These books may also have overlapping genres, like paranormal, but as long as fantasy or urban fantasy is a focus, we good.

Let’s do this! It ended up being 11…

(These aren’t in any order of favorites. I recommend all of them!)

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The Archived (The Archived #1) // The Memories Running Around and Those Who Catch Them

the archivedAuthor: Victoria Schwab

Published: January 22nd 2013 by Hyperion

Pages: 321

Genres: young adult // supernatural > kind of ghosts

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:: Forgive my lull in blog action. My laptop crashed and I had a crisis trying to get it to turn back on again so I could save files – specifically the photos from Japan. Those’re important to me! All is well, now. So back to schedule! ::


I am now officially a member of the Schwab Squad! (I’m making that a thing.) I’m so glad and this was a fantastic book to start with. And then I hear her more recent books are even better? I can’t wait.

Recommended if you like:

  • fantastic characters and growth
  • some sass
  • psychometry and “bodies” made of memories escaping their library
  • baked goods
  • guyliner
  • keys that lead to different realms that are awesome

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TTT // Top 10 Anime and TV Shows

Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The bookish. This weeks theme is…*drum rool*

Anything relating to TV shows!

Really, anything. So It’ll be fun seeing what people decide to do. Mine is basic because I don’t actually watch that much TV (and have recently hit a huge anime slump!). So I’m just doing my Top Ten anime and TV shows! Now, I’m really bad at picking favorites. So I don’t like any of these a ton more than the others on the list. And I might have more than 10.

Let’s get to it:


1. GAME OF THRONES

OMG, I just started this a few months ago and I LOVE IT. I have watch seasons 1-5, just waiting on season 6. Do I have favorite characters? YES. I love Ned Stark, Daenerys, Tyrion, JON SNOW and his luscious locks:

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All the Series EVER Tag (Read, Reading, To-Be-Read)

Fair warning: pingbacks from others linking to my pages still aren’t notifying me… Thank goodness I read this post on Fernanda’s blog!

I was tagged by Fernanda @ Mystery Date with a Book!! Thank you! This is a tag created by Fadwa @ WordWonders.

The “rules” are simple. All you have to do is write the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a book series you’ve either read, you’re currently reading, or a series that is on your TBR list.

I usually read series waaaaaay more than I read standalones, at least for young adult books. Lots of standalones for my m/m. So this tag is perfect! You’ll see how it works now:


READ:

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August 2016 RECAP // SCHOOL STARTED and free reading time decreases…

Time is just flyin’! August is already finished, too!

Since school started, I lost time to read freely what I want…lots of school reading…

BUT I ALSO HIT A SLUMP. A small one and I’m hoping to get out of it soon. I had planned some books for August, but nope. Seemed to have only affected young adult books… Like, I still read a few m/m novels, but I was still picky even with those. I think it’s partially because I had so much time to read over the summer.

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I still read 9 books again, though! (6 being M/M)

Maybe it seems like less because I made less reviews this month, too… Lots of relaxing reads. Who knows if a couple of these will turn into full reviews *shrugs*

And I’m still determined to complete my reading challenge!

But yeah, let’s recap this last summer month. Continue reading August 2016 RECAP // SCHOOL STARTED and free reading time decreases…

BOOK (BLOG) BREAK // Books I have to read this semester……

Because of my reading slump and school, I don’t have any blog posts lined up. I plan to fix this within the week.

But I wanted something between my last review and my August recap. And I thought…well, I have to read books for school… How about I share those with you?? And maybe some thoughts about them. A lot of them might be interesting, but the struggle of reading impersonal, academic material is real…

CAN YOU RELATE?

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Complementary Colors // A Colorful Rendition of a Wounded Mind

complementary colors coverAuthor: Adrienne Wilder

Published: June 20th 2014 by Adrienne Wilder

Pages: 320

Genres: m/m romance // contemporary // mental health

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::THIS CONTAINS SEXUAL CONTENT::


This is gonna be a bit shorter of a review because I tend to not have as much to critique as all my fantasy/supernatural/paranormal/etc. books…*ahem* But this was a pretty average read for me. I’ll get to more details, but I had a phase of finding m/m books with good mental health representations. I’m still getting through them around other books, hah. But I was curious what they’d do. I enjoyed this for some reasons and was meh for others.

Anyway!

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