Hola, Book Dragons, February 1st! One down, 2nd practically over even as it’s started, 10 more months to go. “From the moment we are born, we begin to die.” Ain’t that the truth! I’m in a morbid mood lol. Blame it on my current obsession to read as many Dean Koontz books as I can.
My Latest Ephemeral
No fun Kdramas for me this month, but I’m stoked about Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023). After all the rumors, I can’t believe the movie’s actually been released. The trailer looks pretty amazing and I can’t wait to watch it.
Anticipated New Book Releases
What about you guys? What are you excited about?
Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest short-lived obsessions, ahem, ephemerals. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly 😉 ) & have fun!
Hola, Book Dragons, last day of January. The time zipped by so fast, I feel like the month was over even before it started lol.
I started out being productive, hit a slump, then I messed up my sleep schedule again when I stayed up late re-reading Enchantment of Ravens. On the bright side, I managed to read 12 books this month, and might even finish off #13 before tonight.
I did more posts this month than I usually do and had a good time with the Bloganuary prompts. Let’s hope I manage to stay productive during the coming months.
Hola, Dragons, one day closer to Friday, yay! I am so done with this week. On the other hand, I had a lot of fun reading two good Dean Koontz books this week so that’s always a plus.
What language do you wish you could speak?
Korean, Chinese, Japanese! Sensing a theme? 😉 I grew up watching Jackie Chan movies, and one of my best friends is Chinese so of course I gravitated toward it. Then I got into manga and anime and it was Japanese. Now I’m mostly into Kdrama so Korean is my current obsession. I just love the sound of the Korean and Japanese languages – they feel melodious. But I’ve always wanted to learn other languages as well, like Irish.
Korean, Chinese, and Japaneseare on my list to learn one day, soon I hope. At this time, I currently speak 4 languages – French, English, Mauritian Creole & Hindi. I also hope to learn ASL if I can.
What about you guys? Are you good with languages? Are there any you want to learn?
Hola, Dragons, how’s everyone’s week? Hope ya’all are doing well. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know how much I love music!
So today’s Bloganuary prompt is definitely a good one.
What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?
Light Me Up by Ingrid Michaelson is one of my favorite songs in the world. I’m a total cynic but this song just says “romantic” to me. It makes me think of deep, strong connections. And it’s just plain beautiful.
Have you heard this song? If not, I hope you do give it a try.
Hola, Dragons, my name is Lyn and I’m a bookaholic. So as a Book Dragon, I tend to collect favorite authors like I collect books, by the ton.
I’m an eclectic reader and as such, I read a wide variety of genres. My favorites are Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Rom-Coms, Horror, Sci-fi. It’s hard to just pick one favorite author but I can list my top favs:
– L.J. Smith – Christopher Pike – Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb – Naomi Novik – Christine Feehan – Ilona Andrews
The stories crafted by these authors are excellent and have stayed with me for a long, long time. Even now, years and years after, I still re-read my favorites among their books. I love going back to the rich, vivid worlds they created, with strong compelling characters that became like old friends.
For as long as I can remember these authors were monumental in saving my sanity and helping me deal with difficult situations. I shall always be grateful for the stories that now live in my soul.
What about you guys? Drop me some of your favorite authors in the comments.
Hola, Dragons, how’s it going? I was in an apathetic, depressive funk the past 2 days so I couldn’t blog or read. I actually started on this prompt, but only got as far as the title. Depression isn’t only feelings of sadness and despair but also for some afflicted with it, an absence of emotion or enthusiasm for anything. That apathy, my usual affliction, causes an uncaring, detached state of inactivity so these funks are always spent being very unproductive and just trying to get through them.
Thankfully, I feel more like myself today and I feel like writing so I want to do the prompts I missed these 2 days.
What color describes your personality and why?
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsessive love of the color blue, to the point that I have streaks of vivid blue in my hair. My absolute favorite is cerulean but I also love all the shades of blue. I think the vivid shade of blue defines my soul.
Now, for black, it says kickass to me. As a norm, I tend to be practical, blunt, straightforward, brutally honest, sarcastic, and mean when warranted. I can’t stand drama and round-about ways people use instead of getting straight to the point about what they want. And I can’t stand liars as well. I can be very unbiased and I don’t accept excuses for people’s misbehavior & unforgivable actions. Oh, and I don’t forgive and forget.
Black totally describes my personality. And I dress to match lol. So the dominant colors in my closet are usually black and blue. What about you guys? Does a color describe your personality?
Hola, Dragons, middle of the week, how’s everyone doing? A nice little topic for today – food!
What’s your favorite meal to cook and/or eat?
Pizza! Definitely an all-time favorite. But I also love salmon sushi and I could eat it every day lol. Then there’s chocolate cake, velvet cake. Spicy fried noodles. Tiramisu. Fried chicken. Seafood spaghetti. Yum!
There’s something so comforting about food, isn’t there? Especially when you’re reading or watching a nice movie and it’s nice to have some yummy snacks at hand.
I’m not a very good cook but I can make the basics – rice, lentils, some curry. I love green lentil soup! What about you guys?
Welcome back to the world of Sorcery of Thorns, where grimoires talk back and magic runs rampant. The cover of Sorcery of Thorns was an exceptional one and Mysteries of Thorn Manor follows that trend with another fantastic cover. I can’t wait to add this one to my collection and that should tell you right away how much I enjoyed this book.
Mysteries of Thorn Manor is a tasty little morsel of a book that was a delight to read. It picks up after the events of Sorcery of Thorns and I loved that we got to see Elisabeth and Nathaniel’s relationship evolve along with the chaos of magical mishaps.
I had a lot of fun reading it and found myself laughing out loud at some of the delightful scenes. This book was in equal measures packed with magic, humor, insight, deep emotions, and perhaps a glimpse into the making of the next book? 😉
Book Dragons, make sure you grab this book tomorrow when it’s published. It’s so worth it and I can guarantee you’ll have a blast reading it.
Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.