Friday, April 3, 2020

Weres Wanna Know: What non-bookish blogs do you follow?


At the beginning of the year I went through Bloglovin and decided I needed to follow more food blogs. I'd been following Half Baked Harvest for a while but it was the only non-bookish thing in my feed. I wound up adding two more, but now that we're cooking at home a lot more it doesn't feel like enough. I need recs for more food blogs.

But that got me thinking, what else am I missing? I love looking at bullet journals but I never had the motivation to actually make one. My planner's feeling a little neglected the last few weeks though, so maybe now's the time. Do you have a favorite blog on planners or bullet journals? 

What about crafting, refinishing furniture, closet organizing? You know all those projects we keep thinking we might work on while we're stuck at home? I need some inspiration.

Tell me your favorite blogs or Instagram accounts about non-bookish things.



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

This Month's Most Anticipated: April 2020




Anyone been shopping online lately? We've got a list of upcoming book releases to help you get organized. We've also added the TV shows and movie releases we're excited about. Let us know what's on your Most Wanted list this month.

Here are our Most Anticipated April releases:

Book Releases

Click on the covers to add them on Goodreads

April 7
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A Bad Day For Sunshine by Darynda Jones
Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

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Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Crave by Tracy Wolff

April 14
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52539131-the-happy-ever-after-playlist
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez


April 21
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Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2) by Alisha Rai
Looking Glass by Christina Henry
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan


April 22
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51469677-the-war-priest?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=2jyvLG6PZj&rank=1
The War Priest by Ann Aguirre

April 28
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Starbreaker (Endeavor #2) by Amanda Bouchet
Heiress For Hire by Madeline Hunter

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Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

TV and Movies

April 7
Little Women
Available to Rent

April 23
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 Poster
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045
on Netflix

April 26
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Poster
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
on Showtime

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Month in Review: March 2020




It has been a month, right? We're still figuring out the whole working/learning from home thing so we didn't get as much reading done as we might have liked. But we did get some blog posts written. In case you've missed some in all the craziness, here's what the Weres were up to in March:



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A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers
Love Hard by Nalini Singh
The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

 Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren



This Month's Most Anticipated
March Book Haul
Reading Challenge Recap
Attracting Avery Blog Tour

Weres Wanna Know
What new-to-you authors do you want to read soon?



Reviews:
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie

Monday, March 30, 2020

March Reading Challenge Recap



We're three months into the year so it's a good time to remind you all one more time that we're doing something different with our monthly wrap-ups in 2020. Instead of one large post, we're doing a few small ones including a monthly reading challenge recap at the end of the month to keep you all updated on our progress with our challenges. Wish us luck!

With all the Covid-19 craziness that's happened in the last month, us Weres didn't get as much reading done as we had hoped. But we still made some progress on our reading challenges! We hope you all are safe and reading a ton of books under quarantine.

This is how we did in March:

Romanceopoly


Gretl

Completed:
✔️Flirt’s Corner - contemp w/ nerdy MC
Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett
✔️Outer Space - SciFi set on alien planet or ship
Gladiator by Anna Hackett
✔️Soldier Street - Romantic suspense w/ Action Pose on the cover
In Her Sights by Katie Ruggle

Coming Up:
➖City Lane - UF from rec list
➖Beau Blvd - YA by new to you author
➖Killer Crescent - Thriller w/ Detective or PI MC
➖Action Ave - UF with dark cover
➖Spring - Green/yellow/floral cover or farmer/gardener MC

Rose Red

Completed:
✔️Burger Joint -Read a Book on UTC's Book Girlfriends List
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
✔️Fated Folly- Read a Fated Mates PNR
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
✔️Flirt's Corner- Read a Contemporary Romance With Mature Characters (40+)
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
✔️Action Avenue- Read an Urban Fantasy with a Kick Ass Heroine on the Cover
Trifles and Folly by Gail Z. Martin

Coming Up:
➖ Farmer's Market- Read a Romance Where the H/H is a Chef or Works in the Food Industry, Owns a Bakery/Restaurant/Food Establishment
I'm kind of saving this challenge for the next Check, Please! bind-up that comes out in April because I haven't found anything I own that I want to read for it.
➖Post Office- Read an Epistolary Romance
I'm currently listening to This Is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal El-Motar on audio for this challenge.
➖Spring- Read a Book Where It: Has a green or yellow cover; Has flowers on the cover; Has the word ‘Spring’ in the title; Where the hero or heroine is a gardener or farmer; Or all of/any combination/any one of the above!

Beat the Backlist


Gretl


I’m playing Beat the Backlist Bingo and filled 6 squares this month:
Unusual Science: Unmapped by Anna Hackett
Last book in a series: Undetected by Anna Hackett
Book containing a fandom: Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett
From myth or legend: Mission: Her Safety by Anna Hackett
Space travel: Gladiator by Anna Hackett
Stars on the cover: Warrior by Anna Hackett

Rose Red

I was able to complete two of the squares on my Bingo board this month.

Beat the Backlist Bingo
Bought it for the Cover- Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Cover Redesign Was Better- Trifles and Folly by Gail Z. Martin

Non-Bingo Backlist Books
Vassalord, Vol. 1 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 2 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 3 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 4 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 5 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 6 by Nanae Chrono
Vassalord, Vol. 7 by Nanae Chrono 
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga

Library Love Challenge

Gretl

I’ve read 13 library books so far this year on a goal of 36.
This month I read:
Unmapped by Anna Hackett
Undetected by Anna Hackett
In Her Sights by Katie Ruggle
Every Last Breath by Juno Rushdan
Nothing to Fear by Juno Rushdan


Tackle My TBR 2020

Rose Red
My goal for the year is 12 Books I Own for the Safety level but I'm going to aim to hit the First Down (25-36) level. Six books down; a lot more to go


This month I read three books and they all count for the monthly challenge prompt, Favorite Genre:
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh

How did you all do with your reading challenges in March?

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Big Book Haul Post: March 2020


Book shopping's gotten a little harder the last few weeks with stores closing and shipping delays, but we've managed to add to our TBRs nonetheless. Here's everything we've added to our book collections in both paper and digital forms. Keep in mind that books we downloaded free earlier in the month may not be free today so look before you click.

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Physical book haul

Added to my Kindle
ARCs
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Wolf Under Fire by Paige Tyler
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
American Demon by Kim Harrison
Heiress For Hire by Madeline Hunter
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Dear Enemy by Kristen Callihan
Shift Out of Luck by Abigail Owen
Fake It Til You Make It by Anne Harper

Freebies
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13055592The Princess Trap (Dirty British Romance, #1)
Breakaway by Michelle Diener
Edge of Darkness by Lara Adrian
The Ultimate Pi Day by Jackie Lau
Immortal Ops, Critical Intelligence, Radar Deception by Mandy M. Roth
Redshirts by John Scalzi
The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert

Rose Red

Physical book haul
This haul is what happens when you go manga shopping with a friend when B&N is having its Buy 1, Get 1 Free manga sale and you both have coupons. I regret nothing.


Added to My Kindle
ARCs
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune


Purchased 
Was it just me or did Amazon have some really awesome Kindle Deals this last month?
 
Wildcard by Marie Lu
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

 A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers
Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey
Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
Reverie by Ryan La Sala

What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 2 by Fumi Yoshinaga
Love Hard by Nalini Singh

Freebies
Flirting with the Frenemy by Pippa Grant
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Darkest Heart by Juliette Cross
Forged in Fire by Juliette Cross

What did you add to your TBR piles this month?

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