Adult Bookstagrammers Who Read Fantasy – Part Two

Adult Bookstagrammers Who Read Fantasy – Part Two

Welcome back, readers, to another installment of adult bookstagrammers that love to read fantasy. Now, I’m a fan of both adult and YA fantasy. YA fantasy gets a little nerving sometimes because it’s all crashing lips and insta-love and everything kind of easily. But good fantasy is so good and it eats you up and spits out your bones.

So if you love fantasy, here’s list 2/3 on bookstagrammers unafraid to share their love for fantasy too.

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One of my favourite duologies ever – Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Guys!!! King of Scars is releasing this Jan!!! *screaming* I’m planning to re-read the Shadow and Bone trilogy followed by the Six of Crows duology (just because I want to re-live this awesomeness again). Good thing is that @fiercereads is hosting a #ShadowandBoneTrilogyReadalong this month, which I’m excited to join. For Six of Crows, I have the #QueenBardugoReads readalong that I can join in December. Eeeep! Exciting times ahead. ❓Are you excited or are you excited for King of Scars? 🤩 Nikolai was one of my favorite characters in the Grisha trilogy and I can’t wait. . . 2/4 of my #topfour series. . . #bookstagram #unitedbookstagram #bookstagrammer

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QOTD: Whose a celebrity you would lose your ish over if you meet them in an elevator _ Mine would be Ryan Gosling I would probably cry at his feet and ask him to spend the day at Disneyland (he loves it would go there by himself all the time 😂) ____ #slaythoseseries2018 – Yellow first book in a series: Kiss of deception was such a fantastic first book in a series. I love how the author keep us in our toes in not knowing who was who and played on our own mindset on what we think is good ______ #shelfie #bookshelf #kissofdesception #remnantchronicles #marypearson #yabooks #yafantasy #yalit #ireadya #iloveya #booksofig #favoritebook #mustread #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookishcommunity

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"I suppose it's not so easy to change fate." . THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE: SIÙL, A RÙN v. 1 by Nagabe. . » Once upon a time… « » In a land far away, there were two kingdoms: the Outside, where twisted beasts roamed that could curse with a touch, and the Inside, where humans lived in safety and peace. The girl and the beast should never have met, but when they do, a quiet fairytale begins. « » This is a story of two people–one human, one inhuman–who linger in the hazy twilight that separates night from day. « . Perfectly creepy!! 👹 Really curious where this one goes~ . I'd seen this book around, but didn't acquire it until I saw it on @_hex_libris's feed (check out that dark theme + they have great taste 👌) and still it took me this long to read it. Book bans are great for reading our own tomes. . What a curious thing it was! The art is unique, not the usual manga-style, and the subtlety suits the story. And it's lightly sweet at times… It's got the feel of a fairytale and yet something dangerous and sinister is roiling beneath. . Crossing my fingers that this stays the *right* kind of creepy. . . Bonus points for adorable use of an umbrella. . . #grimdragon 8. Creepy covers #aclassicreadalong 7. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro – long neglected #booklyricsoct 1/2. Hello Monday, goodbye bread . Photo Description: holding up the manga against an out of focus bookshelf. . 🥖☕☂️

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What I’m Reading Wednesday/Author Spotlight – Octavia Butler

What I’m Reading Wednesday/Author Spotlight – Octavia Butler

Today is a very special Wednesday because not only is it the day I share my current reads with you, but this read is also an author spotlight of mine for November.

Octavia Butler has been on my reading list since I bought this Mind of My Mind t-shirt from Out of Print Clothing. I recall feeling a little sheepish buying a t-shirt of a book I’ve never heard of. However, I told myself that I would eventually read Octavia Butler and that time has finally come. I’m a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy especially when they’re written by women and women of color. Science fiction still feels like that one of those genres that’s dominated by white men and so I try my best to mix it up and include other authors of the genre.

However, what I’m learning about Octavia Butler has been blowing my mind.

I like to think of Octavia Butler as one of the earliest African American and female author of science fiction and fantasy. She’s been herald as ahead of her time writing about being a woman, being African American, being infringed, and being working class. She used her experiences growing up to help fuel the fire of her stories and the science fiction genre because it’s just so vast and the imagination is endless. She’s the first science fiction writer to be given the MacArthur Fellowship and a huge influence in the Black science fiction genre.

For my What I’m Reading Wednesdays, I’ll be exploring this genre and how that works with one of Octavia Butler’s iconic works, Kindred. I honestly feel like I’m learning so much just by picking up her novel. Here’s more on Kindred:

60931The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity.

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life.

During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

So this book is hitting all my science fiction needs. It’s got time travel, which in and of itself is paradoxical. It’s got a young African-American woman as the main character. It has her traveling back in time to a very poignant time in African-American history.

I think I’m about to have my mind blown. Will you be reading along with me?

You can find KINDRED on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

Literary Lunch – Wonton Cabbage Soup

Literary Lunch – Wonton Cabbage Soup

As the weather gets cooler, I’m so happy to pull out the big pots and make giant vats of soup. I’m a soups and stews kind of girl all year round, but especially during the cold winter months. A big bowl of soup and my current reads and you’ve got perfection.

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Currently Loving – Thank u, next

Currently Loving – Thank u, next

It’s been a really long time since I broke up with someone and felt the heartache Ariana Grande felt in this song. If this song could have existed over five years ago, it would have saved me years of pain and teach me to move forward. It’s a truth that a lot of people figure out while examining themselves and their past relationships. You may no longer be with that person, but you can thank them for the lessons you’ve learned. You can thank them for the opportunity to feel love and loss. You can thank them for letting you go so you can be the best version of yourself.

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

What I’m Reading Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! I wasn’t sure if people liked sneaking a peek at what I’m reading this week, but I’ll keep soldiering on because I like it. That’s pretty much all that matters when it comes to a blog, right?

This week’s read isn’t technically a read, but it’s in book format and so I thought it’d be fun to highlight.

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