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Summer days are in full swing. We had a slight break in the heat for the most of the week, so I was able to enjoy my deck this week. If you remember, we replaced the floor of the deck in the fall. My husband did it himself and did such a wonderful job. I learned that the composite boards look nice but they get very hot in the sun. And, we get morning and afternoon sun on our deck. It is literally burn your feet hot. So, I went ahead and got new cushions for the sectional and outdoor rugs to save my feet pain, plus some pretty flowers. Here’s a peak at where I’ve been spending my evenings this week:
I’ve finally started a podcast that I link to my blog posts. I’ve been thinking about it forever but I needed a better mic, which I was given for Mother’s Day. That way those who prefer to listen to audio have that option. My first episode was Friday with the Book Blogger Hop question. To start, I will do podcasts for my reviews and the Friday question post with the plan to add in this weekly post and WWW Wednesday later as I figure out the format I want to take for a podcast.
Daughter #2 comes home today for the foreseeable future. I am always happy to have my girls home but I think this time we have some work to do to get the “What now” plans finalized and have her moving forward again.
How was your week?
Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Fable, this South Asian-inspired fantasy is a gripping debut about the power of the elite, the price of glory, and one girl’s chance to change it all.
Sixteen-year-old Koral and her older brother Emrik risk their lives each day to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve.
In an oceanic world swarming with vicious beasts, the Landers―the ruling elite, have indentured Koral’s family to provide the maristags for the Glory Race, a deadly chariot tournament reserved for the upper class. The winning contender receives gold and glory. The others―if they’re lucky―survive.
When the last maristag of the year escapes and Koral has no new maristag to sell, her family’s financial situation takes a turn for the worse and they can’t afford medicine for her chronically ill little sister. Koral’s only choice is to do what no one in the world has ever dared: cheat her way into the Glory Race.
But every step of the way is unpredictable as Koral races against contenders―including her ex-boyfriend―who have trained for this their whole lives and who have no intention of letting a low-caste girl steal their glory. When a rebellion rises and rogues attack Koral to try and force her to drop out, she must choose―her life or her sister’s―before the whole island burns.
From a sale at the book store:
Did you get any good books this week?
We finished the fourth season of Stranger Things. I predicted about halfway through who or what I thought the big bad is and its origins and I was oh, so close in my prediction. Just a teeny tiny bit off. Now, I can’t wait for part two of the season coming soon.
We watched The Secrets of Dumbledore last night on HBO Max in spite of the bad reviews. It was okay. A bit of a yawn, but ok.
Did you watch anything good?
- Monday (June 6, 2022): Book Feature and Excerpt – The Fae Keeper by H. E. Edgmon
- Tuesday (June 7, 2022): Book Review – Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro
- Wednesday (June 8, 2022) WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (June 9, 2022) Book Review – A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong
- Friday (June 10, 2022) Book Blogger Hop
- Monday (June 13, 2022): Book Review – The Gatekeeper by James Byrne (Thriller)
- Tuesday (June 14 2022): Book Review – It All Comes Down to This by Theresa Fowler (Women’s Fiction)
- Wednesday (June 15 2022) WWW Wednesday
- Thursday (June 16, 2022) Book Review – Can’t Look Away by Carola Lovering (Domestic Thriller)
- Friday (June 17, 2022) Book Blogger Hop