Sorting Through Faves

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Have you ever looked at your favorites shelf and realize that some of them are bringing you second thoughts? Perhaps you were thinking “it’s been a long time, do(es it still spark joy) I still consider this a favorite?” For a while now, I have been going back and forth with my favorites and determined to do something about it. Although maybe odd, I decided to redo my favorites shelf on GoodReads.

Well, I didn’t completely redo the shelf, I only created a new shelf and named it “favorites-lr.” It is a new shelf for lower ranked favorites. While there are plenty of books that total favorites, some books are no longer in that level. It happens. Overtime, thoughts and opinions on things change. I wanted to do something to reflect it. If you wanted an idea on what I did exactly, here are some of the books that I moved.

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The Sunday Post – Kondo’d

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Welcome to The Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a chance to recap the previous week and announce anything for the upcoming week. You can talk about whatever you want in this post as well.

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Book Review #146 – Skyward

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Skyward, #1
Length: 510 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father’s—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa the daughter of a coward, her chances of attending Flight School slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

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February Pre-Orders!

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I know it is about half way through the month, but I figured I should post about which books I pre-ordered for this month and say a few things on what I hope for it. Lately, there has been quite a lot of books being released. However, I only pre-ordered just two books.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas35068618

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

 

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Book Review #145 – The Wicked King

The Wicked King by Holly Black
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: The Folk of the Air, #2
Length: 322 Pages
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Synopsis:
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.

Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.

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Graphic Novel Review #19 -Aldo

Aldo by Yannick Pelegrin
Rating: 2 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 78 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Aldo has been twenty-eight for three hundred years. Despite his long life, he still hasn’t developed very good social skills. His whole family has been dead now for a long while, and nobody believes he is immortal. As a result, he leads a lonely existence. He is afraid to love anything or anyone, except for his beautiful Alfa Romeo and his little pug Gustav. When he tries to seek professional help, there too the truth seems too absurd for words. But then he spots someone on television and recognizes him from an encounter two hundred years ago. And he decides to visit the man to get some answers.

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