Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Summery Contemporaries

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Hey bookish friends! Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by our bookish friends over at The Broke and the Bookish. Be sure to check out their blog for topics!

This week is a summer freebie. So I decided to list tennine contemporaries I’m hoping to read this summer. These are in no particular order and all fall under the classic “summery contemporary” many bloggers and booktubers talk about. I read contemporaries all year round, but I want to read them even more in the summer. Some of these may be summer themed, some may take place in the school year. I’m not sure. But they look like fun, light reads that would be perfect for the pool or beach!

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Miscellaneous

Five Most Recent Broadway Musicals

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We all love books. That’s pretty much a given. But I love other things too, and I know we sometimes like to share our love of other hobbies. I work in the theatre industry, so it shouldn’t be surprise (at least I don’t think) that I like musicals. Seeing New York theatre can be quite an expensive hobby, and I attribute it as the number one reason I don’t buy a lot of boys. I can read books free from the library… I can’t (always) see live theatre free!

So today, I thought I’d try a little something different. I’m going to list the five most recent Broadway musicals I was fortunate enough to see! I saw a few Off-Broadway musicals in between, but that will be for another time!

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Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday #2: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

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Welcome Waiting on Wednesday! This is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine, where we highlight books we’re looking forward to. Because at any given time, despite the zillions of released books on our TBRs, we’re looking forward to MORE books.

Now, there are a great number of books I’m looking forward to this summer, and every time I see this book pop up on a blog or on Goodreads, I’m reminded of how much I want it… and how much I want it right now.

This week I’m highlighting The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.

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An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

Release Date: June 27, 2017

There’s no better than reading a book synopsis and thinking to yourself, “Wait, did the author write this specifically for me?” Because that’s how I feel about this book.

A 8th-century road trip, fighting pirates, what appears to be a bisexual main character, boys fighting their feelings for each, magical artifacts… This basically sounds like everything I ever could have wanted and more.

A lot of the early reviews have been really positive, which makes me even more excited! Thank you, Mackenzi Lee, for writing a book specifically for me.

What books are you guys eagerly waiting for? Are any of you anticipating this book as much as I am? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Best Fictional Moms

 

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Hello, bookish friends! It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

 

For anyone who may not know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by our friends at The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for topics!

This week, in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, is a mom-related freebie. I went simple, and am just going to be listing some of my favorite fictional moms! I’m not limiting this to just books because, as a lot of us noted last week, moms and parents in general seem to be missing a lot from our reading. Plus, I had to give a shoutout to some of my favorite moms who aren’t in books!

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Reviews

[Review] My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson

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My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson
Dates Read: May 9 – May 14
Print Length336 pages
Format: eBook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT+

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What a quirky, fun, interesting little piece.

“Straight girl with a crush on me, I’m sorry if you were having visions of a long romance and eventual marriage to the only guy you’ve ever known who would also rather watch episode after episode of Gilmore Girls reruns than football or a Transformers marathon.”

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen is very (and when I say very, I mean very) loosely based off Cinderella. We follow Chris, who after the death of his father lives an almost self-imposed Cinderella-esque lifestyle with his step-family. His stepmother and stepsister have set their eyes on almost-royalty J.J. Kennerly in hopes of restoring their name and fortune. All Chris wants is to attend the Autumnal Ball with his family, and with the little help of drag queen Coco Chanel Jones, Chris might just make it… and with the help of a rogue shoe, snag J.J. for himself.

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Reviews

[Review] The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

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The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
Dates Read: May 4 – May 5, 2017
Print Length: 304 pages
Format: Audiobook
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult, Contemporary

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I really like middle grade novels, and I think The Impossible Fortress helped me figure out why.

“It was by far the riskiest, most dangerous, and dumbest thing he’d ever done—and I am talking about a guy who once ate a strip of staples on a dare.”

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Miscellaneous

2017 Audiobook Challenge

audiobook-challenge-2017While stumbling around the blogverse, I came across this 2017 Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I know it’s already May, but since I’ve listened to quite a few audiobooks this year, I thought I’d join in on the fun!

I listen to audiobooks as often as I can. Mostly when I’m driving or walking to work. At this point in 2017, I think I’ve completed more audiobooks than I’ve read physically. I really enjoy playing Fire Emblem and was completely obsessed with Fire Emblem Fates from the time I got Birthright on Christmas until about March when I finished Revelation. Since it can take me up to an hour to complete one level, I’ve mastered the art of playing the game while listening to an audiobook, so I’ve gotten a lot done that way.

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