Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

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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This is a book for people who aren’t afraid of vampires being vampires. Ariane is a graduate student in animal biology who is in her mid-20s, has frizzy dark-red curls, and is a PoC. John is her older boyfriend and a professor. A freak encounter in her lab changes her life forever, and the story progresses through Ariane’s …

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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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Are you like me and started tons of trilogies, but never finished them? I’m talking about the ones you didn’t decide to abandon, but REALLY intend to finish. You even read the second one! It’s even been completed. But, you just haven’t gotten around to reading that finale yet. Here are some of mine.   …

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They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic. Release date: May 7, 2019. Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers. If Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and The Breakfast Club had a baby…this would be it. The cast of characters… Tyler Jones (Alpha) Scarlett Jones (Diplomacy) Aurora O’Malley …

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Release day: April 9, 2019. Publisher: 47North. Rating: ★★★★★ Craig Schaefer once again proves he is genius-level in the paranormal noir genre. This is my 15th? book and it may be my favorite yet. The writing, the plotting, the characterization, the pacing, the world-building … just gets better and better. Have you read Craig Schaefer …

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is villains. The best, worst, sexiest, most evilly villainous, lovable, creepiest, etc. So let’s jump right on in. I’m just going right to one of my absolute favorites, Loki. It’s definitely Tom Hiddleston, but Loki is such a fun character. He sometimes …

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So, I recently “discovered” podcasts. Yeah, I know, welcome to reality, they have been wildly popular for ages now, right? Well, I’m late to everything. You should hear how old I was when I lost my virginity. No, it doesn’t beat The 40-Year-Old Virgin but I was well into my twenties. Shit, that was too much information, …

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I’ve decided that I like funny superhero movies. I like adventure and I don’t like tragedies. I know that most superhero origins contain the death of someone very important to them, but I don’t want my superheroes to die and I don’t want them all angsty. I want humor, not drama. That being said, I …

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