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Saturday Stars – 05 June 2021 – Miryem’s Staryk King

Hi, peeps. Post #2 of June. Do you like re-tellings? I haven’t read many but I love Naomi Novik’s writing which is a pleasure to read. And of course, let’s not forget the amazing characters she creates, like the Staryk King. 😍

Saturday Star: Miryem’s Staryk King
Book/Series: Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Miryem and the Staryk King are my favorite part of this book. I loved Miryem for the strength and courage it took her to retain her dignity and face down the people in her village.

The Staryk King is breathtaking! Yes, I have the weird tendency to fall for cold warriors with a lot of pride…and a boatload of honor and a penchant for fair deals. He’s infuriating but I love him lol.

Spinning Silver remains one of my favorite books. No matter how many times I’ve re-read it, it’s never enough. Not to mention my obsession with the Staryk King. 😉

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites?

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 04 Jun 2021

Well, it’s my first post for June. What better way to start it than with some gratitude, right?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m in the mood for some romance lol.

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Music Monday – 24 May 2021 – Keep It Close – Seven Lions ft. Kerli

Hola peeps! Post #11 of May. So my latest binge-rewatch fest was Sense8, which is one of my favorite TV shows. And the music? Oh my God, the music is amazing.

I love this song! It’s absolutely haunting, with an odd sense of joy to it. I hope you love it as much I do.

Enjoy!

Music Monday is hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Be sure to check out his awesome blog.

Posted in Blog Memes, Saturday Stars

Saturday Stars – 22 May 2021 – Elisabeth (Sorcery of Thorns)

Hi, peeps. Post #10 of May. If you read my FIFF post, you already know I’m obsessed with Margaret Rogerson’s upcoming book, Vespertine, which made me think of one of my favorite books, Sorcery of Thorns.

If you haven’t read it, you’re really missing out.

Saturday Star: Elisabeth
Book/Series: Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson

Blurb: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Elisabeth was an absolute menace and I say that in the nicest possible way. She was klutzy and bookish and charming in her own way. Her love of books made me like her a whole lot. I enjoyed her thoughts and the way she saw the world.

Her connection to the grimoires in the Great Libraries was amazing. I envied that. Wouldn’t it be awesome to talk to books like that? & have them talk back? Wah, dream come true, right?

The courage she showed and her strength after all the traumatizing events she went through was admirable. I love characters like her and often these kinds of characters can elevate a book from good to great.

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites?

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 21 May 2021

It’s finally Friday and I have a long weekend ahead of me. Yay! After the head cold and feeling unwell and crappy since last Saturday, I’m looking forward to just staying in bed and hoping I can read.

So post #9 of May. Ah well, these blog memes seem to be all I can do these days. *sigh* But I have a lot to feel grateful for.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

OMG, Margaret Rogerson will have a new book out on 28 Sept!!! It looks amazing! 😍😍😍

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F Is For Friday – 14 May 2021

Hey, peeps, can’t believe it’s already Friday and the week’s over. I got vaccinated on Tuesday – Pfizer, first dose. What about you guys? Are you taking the vaccine?

So post #8 of May. Was too bushed this week with stressing over the vaccine and then going through the side-effects so I couldn’t post at all.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I just came across this book, has anyone read it yet?

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Music Monday – 10 May 2021 – Don’t You Forget About Me – Kelsy Karter (Stephen Barton)

Hola peeps! Post #7 of May. (somebody’s keeping count 😉 ) I am so glad my Monday is over. I was so dreading going to the office. I’m just glad it’s done with.

So I’m binge-rewatching yet another old fav series – 12 Monkeys this time. I love this version of Don’t You Forget About Me.

Enjoy!

Music Monday is hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Be sure to check out his awesome blog.

Posted in Blog Memes, Saturday Stars

Saturday Stars – 08 May 2021 – Simon Doyle

Hi, peeps. Post #6 of May. So I’ve been thinking about my favorite characters lately and I decided to bring back my Saturday blog meme – Saturday Stars.

Today’s star is *drumrolls*

Saturday Star: Simon Doyle
Book/Series: The Search – Nora Roberts

Synopsis:
A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts.
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.
As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands…

I’ve always had a soft spot for snarky guys and Simon is one of my favorites. He’s grouchy and surly and he guards his solitude like a secret service agent. He’s a wood artist and he doesn’t give a damn what others think of him. I love that about him, how he does what he thinks is best without letting others’ opinions affect him.

He knows who he is, what he wants, and makes no apologies. I can only wish to have even an ounce of that self-confidence.

And when Simon loves, he loves with all his heart, fully, completely, without restraints. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever feel that way. I don’t know but at least I can live vicariously through my favorite characters.

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites? 

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 07 May 2021

Hey, peeps, I’m binge re-watching S04 of 12 Monkeys. I had a hankering to watch it today though it’s been kind of a weird Friday. What about you guys, how’s your Friday going? Any plans for the weekend?

So post #5 of May. I wanted to do a post yesterday but couldn’t think of anything to write about. I really need to catch up on my reviews but for today, it’s time for FIFF. 🙂

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Just saw this book on Instagram. Love the cover!

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Music Monday – 03 May 2021 – Simply Beautiful – Pilot Hill

Hey, guys, how’s it going? I’m determined to keep blogging so I’m trying a new approach. I’m going to numerate my posts to see how many I get done in a month. So post 2 of May today, peeps!

I’ve been binge-watching one of my favorite TV shows, Baby Daddy, because it’s absolutely hilarious and I needed a laugh throughout last week which was a horrible week. Anyway, I’d forgotten how lovely this song is. The melody is simply beautiful. 😉

Enjoy!

Music Monday is hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Be sure to check out his awesome blog.