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Book Review: Where I End and You Begin

Where I EndTitle: Where I End and You Begin

Author: Preston Norton

Pages: 304

Genre: YA

Series: none – standalone

Edition: eBook ARC from NetGalley

Blurb: Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold.

For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen’s protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to ’80s rock, and has made a career out of tormenting Ezra for as long as he can remember.

Then, on the night of a total solar eclipse, something strange happens to Ezra and Wynonna–and they wake up in each other’s bodies. Not only that, they begin randomly swapping back and forth every day! Ezra soon discovers Wynonna’s huge crush on his best friend, Holden, a five-foot-nothing girl magnet with anger management problems. With no end to their curse in sight, Ezra makes Wynonna a proposition: while swapping bodies, he will help her win Holden’s heart…but only if she helps him woo Imogen.

Forming an uneasy alliance, Ezra and Wynonna embark on a collision course of mistaken identity, hurt feelings, embarassing bodily functions, and a positively byzantine production of Twelfth Night. Ezra wishes he could be more like Wynonna’s badass version of Ezra–but he also realizes he feels more like himself while being Wynonna than he has in a long time…

Wildly entertaining and deeply heartfelt, Where I End and You Begin is a brilliant, unapologetic exploration of what it means to be your best self.

Review: Y’all, this book was absolutely delightful. I love books that are quirky and funny, but also have a really good, heartfelt message.

It’s obviously not an original idea – there are several Freaky Friday movies after all. I really enjoyed how they took two people who were so different, who completely hated each other, and put them in this situation. Most notably: one is a boy and one is a girl. The body swapping doesn’t happen just one brief time. It happens over and over for MONTHS. That means, you guessed it, Ezra has to figure out what a period is and Wynonna has to figure out what to do with a penis. That also doesn’t take into account the fact that they are both best friends with the other one’s crush, so there is a lot of awkwardness as they have to try and act like everything is completely normal.

Ezra is a really sweet character. Shy and a little goofy, being stuck in Wynonna’s body forces him to break out of his shell a little bit. It was easy for him to hate Wynonna, but living her life makes him realize that she is the way she is for a reason. Her family life is not great and her attitude has been a way to put up walls to protect herself from hurt. I also really enjoyed Ezra’s mixed-up attempts to patch things up with Wynonna and her estranged father.

In the end they all manage to end up friends: Ezra, Wynonna, Imogen and Holden, as well as perform in the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night as part of a detention punishment at school. It’s also particularly amusing when Ezra and Wynonna switch right before the performance starts: after learning the lines of the other person all school year. Shenanigans!

The big takeaway from this book though is, to borrow a turn of phrase, that you never really know a person until you walk in their shoes. Ezra began the school year thinking that Wynonna was terrible, and vice versa. They ended the year as friends after fully realizing why they were the way they were, and that maybe they should have just given each other a chance the first time. The reason that the body swapping started was very poignant and well done.

GoodReads rating: 5 stars. I really enjoyed it.

Chapter-A-Long

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Chapter 28

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In Chapter 28, we finally see a reappearance of Mr. Crouch, and it’s not pretty. Let’s go!

This chapter starts off with a somewhat funny scene and then ends up really, really dark. I like it!

The three start off by sending a note to Percy asking about Mr. Crouch and then going down to the kitchens to get some food to send to Sirius. Dobby is very happy to see them, but Winky . . . eh, Winky’s not doing well. She’s still sitting by the fireplace, but she is filthy dirty and, apparently, completely drunk on butterbeer. Turns out that stuff is really strong for house-elves, and Winky is drinking a LOT of it. According to Dobby, Winky can’t get over the fact that Mr. Crouch is not her master anymore.

“Master is needing his — hic — Winky!” whimpered the elf. “Master cannon — hic — manage — hic — all by himself . . .”

“Other people manage to do their own housework, you know, Winky,” Hermione said severely.

“Winky — hic — is not only — hic — doing housework for Mr. Crouch!” Winky squeaked indignantly, swaying worse than ever and slopping butterbeer down her already heavily stained blouse. “Master is — hic — trusting Winky with — hic — the most important — hic — the most secret –“

Winky won’t tell them what this secret stuff is though, and when pressed, she gets angry and eventually passes out. The other elves just cover her up neatly with a tablecloth and leave her be. Hermione takes great offense to this and asks them why they aren’t actually helping her. I do think it’s funny that Hermione tries to use Dobby as an example and Dobby wants to be kept out of it. He knows that he is an anomaly among house-elves, that most of them don’t want what he does, and doesn’t want to make waves anymore than he already is. Ron is worried that Hermione is making the other elves angry and won’t give them food anymore. That’s Ron, thinking with his stomach!

They send the food to Sirius while Ron and Hermione keep arguing. The next day, they have stopped for the most part, especially once Hermione starts getting a lot of mail. Specifically, hate mail from people who have read the Witch Weekly article and want Hermione to leave Harry alone. One of them has undiluted bubotuber pus in it which makes her hands swell up with painful boils. Throughout the week, they don’t get better, although Hermione decides to burn them instead of opening any. That doesn’t stop the Howlers though.

In Care of Magical Creatures class, Hagrid introduces them to nifflers, little fluffy creatures who like to look for treasure. I love that these have become more well known through the Fantastic Beasts movies – they’re so cute! Hagrid set up a treasure hunt for them with buried gold coins, but tells them that it’s only leprechaun gold, so it will disappear in a few hours. Ron realizes that the money he gave Harry at the World Cup actually disappeared and Harry didn’t notice it.

“Must be nice,” Ron said abruptly . . . “To have so much money you don’t notice if a pocketful of Galleons goes missing . . .

“I hate being poor.”

I feel really bad for Ron here. This is something that he’s already insecure about and this has made him feel even worse.

Hagrid also tells Hermione not to worry about all the negative attention. He had received some angry mail after his Rita Skeeter article came out, so he knows the feeling. Hermione just wants to know how Rita Skeeter is doing it – she’s not supposed to be on school grounds, and yet she is somehow overhearing private conversations. Hermione vows to “get her back,” and I wouldn’t want to get on Hermione’s bad side!

The final task of the tournament is approaching and they finally get to see what their task will be: a maze. They have turned the Quidditch pitch into a large hedge maze, much to Harry and Cedric’s dismay. They liked their Quidditch pitch the way it was, thank you! But at least this seems like a straightforward situation. Get through a maze. Nothing else to figure out beforehand. Harry and Cedric will get a head start, since they are currently tied for first place, then Krum, and then Fleur.

As they leave, Krum asks Harry if he can speak to him and leads him towards the forest. This seems really creepy at first, but then Krum asks if there is anything between Harry and Hermione. I think this is so sweet! Krum comes off as being really gruff and tough, but he’s just a boy with a crush and it’s adorable. Harry assures him that he and Hermione are just friends and they both talk about flying and Quidditch. I really think that, under different circumstances, these two would have been friends. They don’t talk for long though before someone staggers out of the forest towards them: Mr. Crouch!

He looked as though he had been traveling for days. The knees of his robes were ripped and bloody, his face scratched; he was unshaven and gray with exhaustion. His neat hair and mustache were both in need of a wash and a trim. His strange appearance, however, was nothing to the way he was behaving. Muttering and gesticulating, Mr. Crouch appeared to be talking to someone that he alone could see.

Crouch keeps going back and forth between thinking he’s talking to Percy at work, talking as if his son is still alive, and then panicked requests to see Dumbledore and that he has escaped from something. Harry tells Krum to stay with him and runs up to the castle to find Dumbledore. He runs into Snape while trying to get into the headmaster’s office, Snape being as unhelpful and snarky as ever, but Dumbledore soon comes down and goes with Harry. They arrive to find Krum stunned and Crouch gone.

Dumbledore wakes Krum up, who says that Crouch attacked him. They are soon joined by Hagrid, but Dumbledore sends him off to go get Karkaroff. Moody also appears, saying that Snape had said something about Crouch, and then goes off to search for him. Again, such excellent misdirection here! Our attention is taken up so much by Karkaroff, who is extremely upset that his champion has been attacked by someone from the opposing country’s Ministry, and a judge to boot.

“Treachery!” he bellowed, pointing at Dumbledore. “It’s a plot! You and your Ministry of Magic have lured me here under false pretenses, Dumbledore! This is not an equal competition! First you sneak Potter into the tournament, though he is underage! Now one of your Ministry friends attempts to put my champion out of action! I smell double-dealing and corruption in this whole affair, and you, Dumbledore, you, with your talk of closer international Wizarding links, of rebuilding old ties, of forgetting old differences — here’s what I think of you!”

He spits at Dumbledore’s feet, which is not a good thing to do in front of Hagrid, who immediately slams Karkaroff into a tree. The thing is though, if we weren’t already suspicious of Karkaroff, it’s easy to see how this looks really bad. If you’re just looking at the tournament, Hogwarts had a huge advantage with two competitors, both of which who are currently tied for first place. And now the Durmstrang champion is attacked. It does look fishy.

Dumbledore tells Hagrid to put Karkaroff down and walk Harry back up to the castle. On the way, Hagrid tells off Harry for going off with Krum in the first place. He’s from Durmstrang and might be dangerous. Harry tries to tell Hagrid that Krum seemed fine, that their talk was completely innocent, but Hagrid is in no place to listen. So Harry waits until he can get back up to the common room and tell Ron and Hermione everything that happened.

See you next time for Chapter 29!

 

 

 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – 6/5/19

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words. Three questions, three answers. Let’s go!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently really trying to focus on Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey. It’s such a long book, but I really want to knock it out so I can check this trilogy off of my “Complete the Series” goal – it’s been on that list for years.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton, and oh boy, was it good! A very funny read that had sort of a heartwarming ending. My review for it will be this Thursday, so be sure to check it out!

What do you think you’ll read next?

If I don’t start back reading Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, I think my friend Jess will drive out to North Carolina and shove it in front of my face! So that’s my current plan. I also have another ARC from NetGalley, Becoming the Witch by J.M. Davies, that I need to start, but it’s very short, more of a novella. It’s also the prequel to a series that I’ve never read, so we’ll see how that goes.

Hope you all are having a great reading week!

Chapter-A-Long

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Chapter 27

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In Chapter 27, we see Snape and Karkaroff acting strangely, the return of Sirius, and new information on Barty Crouch. Let’s go!

Ron opens up this chapter by being kind of adorable. He’s really enjoying his time in the spotlight with his involvement with the second task. Maybe a little too much. There weren’t any savage battles between you and the merfolk, Ron. None at all. He eventually calms down, mostly because Hermione gets really irritated. Students have been teasing her for being Krum’s “thing most missed.”

Harry also gets a note from Sirius with a place to meet in Hogsmeade on their next weekend out.

Be at stile at end of road out of Hogsmeade (past Dervish and Banges) at two o’clock on Saturday afternoon. Bring as much food as you can.

Harry is very worried about Sirius getting caught, but at least, as Ron points out, the dementors aren’t patrolling anymore.

Remember a couple chapters back how Ron warned Hermione about antagonizing Rita Skeeter? That comes back to haunt her when an article is published in the magazine Witch Weekly, painting Hermione as Harry’s girlfriend who is cheating on him with Viktor Krum. To her credit, Hermione isn’t too worried about it and finds the whole situation amusing. What’s not amusing is the fact that they were looking at the magazine in Potions class and Snape saw them doing it. He proceeds to give a dramatic reading of the article, with his own commentary, and oh how I wish I could see Alan Rickman doing this!

Snape separates them and puts Harry at a table near the front of the room beside his desk. He then proceeds to accuse Harry of breaking into his office. I can understand why he thinks this: he suspects Harry of sneaking around at night (which he was), the same night that Snape’s office was ransacked. That was also where the gillyweed came from, although Harry wasn’t the one who stole it. So Snape’s anger and suspicion towards Harry is actually pretty justified this time, but then he pulls out a small bottle of clear liquid.

“It is Veritaserum — a Truth Potion so powerful that three drops would have you spilling your innermost secrets for this entire class to hear,” said Snape viciously. “Now, the use of this potion is controlled by very strict Ministry guidelines. But unless you watch your step, you might just find that my hand slips” — he shook the crystal bottle slightly — “right over your evening pumpkin juice. And then, Potter . . . then we’ll find out whether you’ve been in my office or not.”

There are many ways this could backfire. First off, this would prove to Snape that Harry has never broken into his office and stolen from him, which Harry could use against Snape for administering this highly controlled substance. But Harry could also accidentally reveal something embarrassing (like his crush on Cho) or dangerous (like Sirius’s whereabouts).

They are interrupted by Karkaroff, who is determined to speak to Snape and stays for the rest of class to make sure he can do so. Harry stays behind and listens as Karkaroff shows Snape his left arm and says that “it” has never been clearer. When they notice Harry still there, pretending to clean up a spill, Karkaroff bolts.

The next day is their Hogsmeade trip to meet up with Sirius. Sirius is in his Animagus form and greets them happily, leading them to his hiding place. Poor Sirius hasn’t been doing well. He’s had to resort to eating rats, and it shows. Harry is worried about him being found out, but Sirius points out that only the three of them and Dumbledore know about him being an Animagus, so the folks in Hogsmeade just think he’s a stray.

They talk a lot about Crouch, mostly at first how odd it is that he’s disappeared after working so hard to get both the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament organized. He’s missed most of both so far. And then there’s the weird way he acted with his house-elf when Winky was found with a wand after the Dark Mark appeared in the sky. Ron wants Hermione to stop talking about house-elves, but Sirius disagrees.

“She’s got the measure of Crouch better than you have, Ron. If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

This is so, so true.

Sirius goes on to talk about Crouch and we get a lot of information on the man here. He was a ruthless prosecutor for the Ministry, convicting Death Eaters without a trial in most cases. He was even a favorite to become the next Minister of Magic. He put away many Death Eaters (including Sirius), until the unthinkable happened: his son was arrested. He gave his son a trial, mostly to show how much he hated him, and then sent him to Azkaban.

Sirius doesn’t know Crouch’s son, but saw him when he arrived. The boy didn’t last long and died in prison. Crouch and his wife got to visit him on his deathbed, and then the wife also died soon after her son did.

Crouch never really recovered from any of this.

“So old Crouch lost it all, just when he thought he had it made,” he continued, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. “One moment, a hero, poised to become Minister of Magic . . . next, his son dead, his wife dead, the family name dishonored, and, so I’ve heard since I escaped, a big drop in popularity. Once the boy had died, people started feeling a bit more sympathetic toward the son and started asking how a nice young lad from a good family had gone so badly astray. The conclusion was that his father never cared much for him. So Cornelius Fudge got the top job, and Crouch was shunted sideways into the Department of International Magical Cooperation.”

So Crouch wants to save his reputation by catching one more Death Eater. Was that why he was in Snape’s office? Dumbledore still trusts Snape, but could he have been fooled? Sirius certainly doesn’t like Snape at all, for more reasons than one, and Snapes acquaintance with Karkaroff isn’t doing him any favors either.

There’s a lot to think about as they head back up to the castle . . .

See you next time for Chapter 28!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday – 6/4/19

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

The Zenana, or women’s quarter, of Daršanga palace was a world unto itself. It was the Mahrkagir’s giant, Tahmuras, who escorted me there. He said nothing along the way, and I would have wondered if he were deaf and dumb, were it not for the alacrity with which he had obeyed the Mahrkagir’s command. Tahmuras strode down the halls, descending a stair, all but ignoring me as I stumbled in his wake.

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

I really need to make better progress on this book, but it’s so long!

No Top Ten today because I am short on time. Hopefully I can get back to doing those on a more regular basis as well.

Please leave your teasers in comments!

Chapter-A-Long

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Chapter 26

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In Chapter 26, Harry makes it through the second task. Let’s go!

Boy, does Harry have a lot to tell Ron and Hermione! He gets his chance during Charms class, explaining how Moody seems awfully suspicious of Snape. Did Snape put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire? Why is everyone, from Moody (when he first arrived) to Crouch (in the middle of the night) searching Snape’s office? Dumbledore is known as being very forgiving and willing to give people second chances, but what is making everyone else so suspicious?

“I just want to know what Snape did with his first chance, if he’s on his second one,” said Harry grimly . . .

A valid question.

Harry sends a note to Sirius letting him know about all the strange goings on and then tries to prepare for the second task. He knows what to do, just not how to do it. He’ll have to breathe underwater and probably swim a fairly long distance. Speaking of that, when did Harry learn how to swim? I can’t imagine the Dursleys paying for swimming lessons or taking him on trips to the beach or the pool in the summer. In any case, both Ron and Hermione help Harry try to find something to help, but come up with nothing.

Sirius also sends a message back to Harry asking when their next Hogsmeade weekend is. Harry is now also worried that Sirius is back in town and could possibly get caught trying to help him.

The night before the second task, Harry is feeling awful. They still haven’t figured out what to do.

“There must be something,” Hermione muttered, moving a candle closer to her. Her eyes were so tired she was poring over the tiny print of Olde and Forgotten Bewitchments and Charmes with her nose about an inch from the page. “They’d never have set a task that was undoable.”

“They have,” said Ron. “Harry, just go down to the lake tomorrow, right, stick your head in, yell at the merpeople to give back whatever they’ve nicked, and see if they chuck it out. Best you can do, mate.”

Yeah, Ron, I don’t think that will work, but it was a funny idea. I also think it’s funny how Hermione is upset that the library is failing her in this endeavor. She’s almost taking as a personal affront! Harry just wishes he had learned how to be an Animagus so he could have turned into a fish or a frog, but it’s a little late for that now. As they continue searching and searching through books, Fred and George turn up. Professor McGonagall sent them for Ron and Hermione. They are to meet up with her at her office. Harry heads back to the dorms with as many books as he can and flips through them all, still trying to find an answer, before falling asleep.

After a very bizarre dream where the mermaid in the stained glass window of the prefects bathroom had stolen his broom, Harry wakes up to find Dobby telling him that the task starts in 10 minutes. Dobby is terrified and knows that Harry hadn’t found the right book to help him, but he has to go now because the merpeople have taken “his Wheezy.”

“What’s a Wheezy?”

“Your Wheezy, sir, your Wheezy — Wheezy who is giving Dobby his sweater!”

I know this is supposed to be terrifying, because according to the golden egg’s song, whatever the merpeople took is going to turn black and never come back, but it’s so cute that Dobby refers to Ron as Harry’s “Wheezy.” Dobby’s more than cute, though — he’s a lifesaver. He hears things as he’s going around the castle and was able to find something that will help Harry through the task: gillyweed. It’s green, it’s slimy, it tastes terrible, but it will help Harry breathe underwater.

Harry runs down to the lake just in time, stuffs the gillyweed into his mouth, and heads out into the water. The gillyweed gives him gills and webbed hands and feet. As he swims through the murky water, he is attacked by a grindylow, a “small, horned water demon,” but gets rid of it easily. He also sees Moaning Myrtle, who points him in the direction of the merpeople, and soon enough, he hears their singing.

“. . . your time’s half gone, so tarry not Lest what you seek stays here to rot . . .”

That’s not creepy at all.

Harry finally arrives at a sort of merpeople village and finds four people tied up to a large statue: Ron, Hermione, Cho and a little girl who looks very similar to Fleur. The merpeople will not help him free them, so Harry finds a sharp rock to try and cut at the ropes. He gets Ron free and starts to cut the ropes off the others, but the merpeople stop him, saying that he is only allowed to free his hostage. He tries to explain that Hermione is also his friend, and he doesn’t want the others to die either, but they won’t listen. Finally Cedric arrives and rescues Cho, telling Harry that Krum and Fleur are on their way. Krum arrives a short time later, partially transformed into a shark, and rescues Hermione.

Harry waits for Fleur, but she doesn’t turn up. He goes to cut the ropes off the little girl and, when the merpeople try to stop him again, he draws his wand at them, making them scatter. As he swims back to the surface with them both, he feels the gillyweed start to wear off and makes it to the top just in time. Ron and the little girl both wake up as soon as they hit the air and Ron immediately berates Harry for taking the time to bring her.

“Fleur didn’t turn up, I couldn’t leave her,” Harry panted.

“Harry, you prat,” said Ron, “you didn’t take that song thing seriously, did you? Dumbledore wouldn’t have let any of us drown.”

Okay, Ron. First, be happy that you mean so much to Harry that you were chosen as his hostage and that Harry was willing to rescue you. Of course it makes sense that Dumbledore wouldn’t have let them drown, but it was also really super scary down there and you slept through the whole thing. It makes sense that Harry wanted to make sure everyone was safe, you prat.

Fleur is also panicking since she couldn’t get to the little girl, her sister Gabrielle, and she was afraid that Gabrielle had died down there because of it. These kids are going to be traumatized by this stupid tournament, aren’t they. She is very, very grateful to Harry and Ron for helping her. Hermione is just proud that Harry figured out a way to complete the task, although Harry doesn’t tell her about Dobby’s help.

They announce the scores for the champions, marks out of 50 possible points. Fleur used a Bubble-Head Charm, but couldn’t get past the grindylows and didn’t get her hostage, so she only gets 25 points (she is pleased, since she thought she deserved zero). Cedric was the first one back; he also used the Bubble-Head Charm and was given 47 points. Krum was the second one back, using his weird partial-shark transformation, and gets 40 points.

Now we get to Harry:

“Harry Potter used gillyweed to great effect,” Bagman continued. “He returned last, and well outside the time limit of an hour. However, the Merchieftainess informs us that Mr. Potter was first to reach the hostages, and that the delay in his return was due to his determination to return all hostages to safety, not merely his own . . .

“Most of the judges,” and here, Bagman gave Karkaroff a very nast look, “feel that this shows moral fiber and merits full marks. However . . . Mr. Potter’s score is forty-five points.”

There you have it! Harry is rewarded for his willingness to rescue everyone, as he should be. Ron teases him, but is very happy for Harry, who is now tied for second place in the tournament with Cedric. The final task isn’t until June, which gives Harry more time to recover from this ordeal, and to buy Dobby all the socks he could ever want as a thank you.

See you next time for Chapter 27!

Added to GoodReads

Added to GoodReads – 6/3/19

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Added to GoodReads is a weekly feature where I share some of the new books that I’ve heard about and some of the wonderful book bloggers who have shared them.

  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Looking for a fun book club read-along? Check out the Immortal Bibliophiles, run by Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura) and their June pick (details here). I have not read this, but Noura has started it and said it’s really good so far! I also participated in their Potterhead Read Along, which was super fun.
  • Bonnie and Stan by Anna Stuart – I’m adding this to my GoodReads to further my quest of finding things outside of my normal reading comfort zone. This book is currently on a blog tour, and you should check out this blog tour stop hosted by Nicki @ The Secret Library. She really enjoyed this one and recommends it highly.

I have also just been approved for two new books from NetGalley! Yay!

  • Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, M.L. Cavenaugh, Jaym Gates and James Stavridis – Okay, this is definitely not my norm! I am a big fan of Game of Thrones (the books more than the television show), but this is actually taking the battles in that fictitious fantasy setting and delving into the real military strategy behind it. I thought it sounded very interesting.
  • The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot – This one sounds like it could be a non-fiction book, but it’s not. It’s a story about loss and grief and, yes, dead animals. I know that I’ve heard about this somewhere else in the blogosphere, but I couldn’t say where. A few places, I think. So now I have it from NetGalley, which is cool!

One more book to share, this one that I got for free (yay!) from BookBub.

  • Descent by Sloane Murphy – This one is more my usual style. The description sounds very urban fantasy meets dystopian fiction, which are both things that I like very much. And hey, it was free!

Anyone else find any good books last week? I’d love to hear about them!