Saturday, March 25, 2023

Mini Book Haul

 

๐Ÿ“š ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐Ÿ“š

Happy Saturday! 

Here’s a small stack of books that I recently got from the library’s used book sales shelves. 

The Colorado Kid- I’ve been on the look out for this for awhile since reading Stephen King’s Joyland and Later. 

B Is for Burglar - Sue Grafton’s alphabet series is one of my all time favorites. Happy to find this early edition hardback. 

The Inheritance Games- this series a bookstagram darling. So I guess I should give it a try. 

Killing Floor - l love the Jack Reacher series and was thrilled to find this hardback edition. 

Always shop your local public library’s book sale. You’ll find some gems! 

I was all set to post this pic yesterday afternoon, but I was rudely interrupted by a bat flying around my living room. It was the second bat in our house within 12 hours. Definitely not cool. My husband took care of the first bat. But yesterday’s bat found a good hiding spot after I ran screaming from the room. Had to call a pest control company to come. The pest control guy found it hiding under the radiator in a corner of the living room, captured it, and set it free outside. He also checked for other bats especially in the attic. Needless to say, we’re going to have our house bat-proofed. 

QOTD: Ever had a bat or some other uninvited critter in your house? 

#bookhaul #bookhauls #librarybooksale #killingfloor #bisforburglar #theinheritancegames #batsinthebelfry #ihavetomovenow #bookstagram #usedbooks #bookworm #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #shoplocal #booksbooksbooks #alwaysreading

Monday, March 20, 2023

Library Outreach

 


๐Ÿ“š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™ ๐Ÿ“š

#libraryoutreach is more than delivering #librarybooks. Today I’m manning an table at an informational event for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. There are many county, state, and community agencies here to provide information and resources. I have information on the library’s programs, resources, and getting a library card. I also have some books and bubble wands to give away. Should be a fun day! 

#librarylife #libraryoutreach #library #community #communityresources #makingadifference #outreachlibrarian #communityoutreach #libraryprogramming #librarian #librarianlife

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Cold People

 

Author: Tom Rob Smith

Narrator: Rebecca Lowman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Year: 2023

๐ŸŽง ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐ŸŽง

Thank you @simon.audio and @librofm for the complimentary audiobook. 

Cold People is a thought-provoking sci fi global apocalyptic survival story and it really hooked me. 

Alien ships suddenly appear in the sky all over the world. They have one simple message. All the people on earth have 30 days to make their way to Antarctica. It’s the least habitable place in the world and the only place the alien invaders will allow humans to now live. 

The story focuses on a few of the main characters perilous journey to Antarctica. Those that survived the journey must find ways to survive and thrive living there. What happens to mankind as the decades go by and their high tech cold weather gear can no longer be patched or replaced? Can the human species evolve quickly enough to survive? Could genetic engineering help create future generations of humans better suited to live in the bitter cold environment? Will genetically modified beings still be humans if they look vastly different or will they be an entirely new species? Would they retain our humanity?

This was such a unique and compelling story. For me sci fi is a delicate balance of characters, science, and action. Author Tom Rob Smith really hits the mark here with interesting characters, a quickly moving plot, and enough science to be plausible without being overwhelming. Kudos to Rebecca Lowman for for her stellar narration. Pick this one up if you’re looking for a smart survival story that will leave you pondering what it means to be human. 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️๐Ÿ’ซ 

QOTD: are you a cold weather person or a warm weather person? 

I’m definitely a warm weather person. I don’t like the snow and the cold. Pretty sure I wouldn’t last long living in Antarctica! 

#coldpeople #tomrobsmith #rebeccalowman #simonaudio #librofm #giftedbook #audiobook #audiobookreview #audiobookstagram #audiobooksofinstagram #antarctica #scifi #survivalstory #alieninvasion #lgbtqrepresentation #surviveontheice #geneticengineering #geneticmodification #mankindssurvival #humanity #newspecies 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

February Reading Wrap Up

 



๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—จ๐—ฝ

I can’t believe Febuis here and gone already. It was my most productive reading month in awhile and I enjoyed all the books I read. 

QOTD: what was your favorite February read? 

Thank you the tagged publishers for the gifted books and digital ARCs. This was my most productive reading month in a while. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
๐ŸŽงThe Last Orphan- the Orphan X series never lets me down. 

๐Ÿ“–The Cabin at the End of the World- so intense! 

๐Ÿ“–Small Mercies-a mother’s search for her teen daughter puts racism & community under a microscope. Publishing April 25th. 

๐Ÿ“–Miss Benson’s Beetle-friendship, loneliness, & chasing a dream with two unforgettable main characters  this was my book club’s read for the month. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️๐Ÿ’ซ
๐ŸŽงCold People - thought-provoking sci fi examines to what extent we should go to ensure mankind’s survival as a species. 

๐Ÿ“–Killing Me- a great mix of humor and thriller. Publishing May 16th. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
๐Ÿ“–The Mitford Affair- privileged English sisters get wrapped up with Hitler & the Nazis. 

๐ŸŽงThe Twist of the Knife- I really enjoy this series! 

๐Ÿ“–Ozark Dogs- family secrets & generational trauma lead to tragedy in this southern noir. Publishing April 4th. 

๐Ÿ“–Welcome to the Game - a fast paced debut thriller

๐ŸŽงThe House of Eve- historical fiction that entwines the lives of two Black women. 

๐ŸŽงMaybe in Another Life - a woman’s life can go in different directions depending on a choice she makes. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️
๐Ÿ“–The Drift - apocalyptic locked room thriller. 

#readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #crimefiction #historicalfiction #sciencefiction #simonaudio #netgalley #harper #penguinbooks #sohopress #thrillerbooks #mysteryfiction #audiobooks #bookstagram #audiobookstagram 

Under Your Spell

  Author: Laura Wood Narrator: Ellie Heydon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Year: 2024 ๐ŸŽง๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐ŸŽง Many thanks...