Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

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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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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So, this is the best kind of “misery” to have, right? Too many books to read? Yes, please! If you are like me, you can’t resist perusing the titles at Netgalley and Edelweiss and drooling over all the awesome-sounding books that will be released in the not-too-distant future. My problem is that I can’t resist …

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This is a hard time of year. The holidays aren’t joyous for everyone. It’s easy to get depressed. Although I’ve lived far away from where I grew up for almost half of my life, I still get homesick at the holidays. People don’t get as excited for the holidays where I live now. There are …

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The Soul Eater series by Pippa DaCosta. The main character is Ace, a recovering addict. His addiction? Eating souls. He’s thousands of years old and a private investigator bound to a demon sorceress named Shukra. He was married to Bastet, Goddess of Cats (and fertility and childbirth). That didn’t work out so well and now …

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There are always those books that everyone raves about. They’ll have high ratings on all the popular book sites. Your goodreads feed will be flooded with positive reviews from people whose opinions often align with yours. So you finally read it just to discover that it really sucks. It’ll be too wordy, poorly edited, use …

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