Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

I have a new post up at All in the Pantheon and wanted to discuss it here too. It’s about Amphitrite many years ago when she walked among the humans and participated in a Yule Hunt. She hopes to summon a Chinese dragon and ask for a flaming pearl to give her beloved, Poseidon. The dragon …

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Hello friends! There are some amazing books with birthdays this month. I compiled a brief listing of covers with dates. I am sure I missed a whole lot, but the ones I chose are some I am looking forward to! Happy reading. I can’t believe it’s September already! September 3, 2019   September 10, 2019 …

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August 27: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books) My list includes a lot of audiobooks because I have listened to several books over …

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There has been a wealth of great books released this year already! I’m not sure if I’ve been more selective, but I definitely feel blessed to have lived in the worlds these authors created for us! Here are some of my favorite reads so far in 2019. FYI, they are mostly (but not all) 2019 releases. …

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Release Date: July 9th 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Gorgeous cover alert! Maia Tamarin just wants to be a tailor, but she lives in a world where females are unequal to males, and the career is unavailable to her. Her family has run a tailor shop for years, but hard times …

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Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they are in the slums or live in a wealthy area. His girlfriend, Remy, is a performer in a theater called The Grand Dark. Largo and Remy hang out …

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Out now! Gorgeous cover alert! I super liked this muchly. It was just a lot of romantic fun and fast-paced reading. It’s a bit of a fairy tale re-telling. Selah is “seneschal-elect” of her country and will inherit the title after her father. She is eighteen, a bookworm, naive, a loner, and knows nothing about …

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Release date: June 11, 2019. Publisher: Crown Publishing. I have been a huge fan of Blake Crouch’s for years and was honored to receive this ARC from Netgalley and Crown. I was fairly certain I would like this book, but I had no idea just *how* much. I LOVE stories like this. In the words …

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This is when I really started liking the Marvel movies. Thor is my favorite Avenger. This was directed by Kenneth Branagh, and it is a superior movie. In my view, this one had the most (and best) humor. Chris Hemsworth is perfect as Thor and no one could have played Loki better than Tom Hiddleston. …

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Release date: June 4th 2019. Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division. Elisabeth Scrivener is an orphan raised in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries. These libraries guard grimoires, books of sorcery. Elisabeth’s dream is to become a Warden, warrior types who protect the libraries and the innocent from …

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