If you went to Barnes & Noble and didn’t buy a new book, did you even go?

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Nick and I went to Barnes & Noble in Leominster today to buy our niece a birthday present, but one does not simply walk into Barnes & Noble and leave without buying a new book.

I mean, LOOK AT THIS COVER! How could I not buy it?

The Librarian of Auschwitz

And besides, I got this GORGEOUS new bookcase yesterday, so I obviously have a lot of space to fill! But I digress…

new bookcase

The Librarian of Auschwitz was on a table display for new releases (it looks like it was originally published in Spanish in 2012, but the English version appears to have just come out in October). The cover art is what snagged my attention, but I actually picked it up because the title reminded me so much of The Book Thief, which I read (and loved) last March.

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It’s WWW Wednesday! – 1/10/2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The 3 Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. It’s the first book in The Daevabad Trilogy.

I spotted this book while perusing the pop-up shop at The Bookery, an independent bookstore coming to Manchester this spring! I actually bought it for my sister-in-law for Christmas (using the “I want to read it, so she’ll want to read it” logic). But about a week after Christmas, I caved and bought it on my Kindle.

I only had a few minutes to start it on Sunday morning, but I was hooked after the first few pages! The City of Brass is a fantasy novel set in 18th-century Cairo. I’ve had a minor obsession with Egyptian culture since I was a child, so this was really the perfect marriage of some of my interests.

I’ll be sure to post my review when I’m finished!

 


What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury over the weekend.

It had been more than a decade since I read this in high school (eek — that’s a long time!), and although I remember liking it in high school, I actually think I liked it more this time around.

Even though it was terrifying. Highly recommended to ANYONE. Read my review here.


What do you think you’ll read next?

26755479_10215080631349295_1843687110_nThe next book I plan on reading the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace.

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

The black and white contrast of the cover and the title just grabbed me on this one while I was browsing Barnes and Noble with Sarah on Monday.

I paged through it briefly and instantly HAD to buy it. It’s a little different from my usual reads as I’m not typically into nonfiction, but I do love poetry!

Stay tuned for my thoughts!


What are your 3 Ws? Leave a comment and let me know!

New Release – Snow Like Ashes – 10/14/14

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Title:  Snow Like Ashes
Author:  Sara Raasch
Series:   Snow Like Ashes #1
Genre:  High Fantasy
Published:  October 14, 2014

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self.  Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast story of loyalty, love, and controlling one’s destiny.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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