Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

I’ve seen this tag floating around a ton on book Twitter and other bloggers’ sites, so I thought I’d join in the fun! The original tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Earl Grey Books.

By the end of June I’d read 34 books. I set my goal for 52 this year, so it looks like I’m ahead of my pace of one book per week. I’ll take it since you never know what might randomly pop up in life. Without a doubt most of the books I’ve read so far fall within the fantasy genre. I haven’t read much nonfiction this year, but I have a few in my queue at the moment that I really want to read.

Anyway, let’s get on with the questions!

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Book Review: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

Author: Chelsea Abdullah
Series: The Sandsea Trilogy, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date: May 17, 2022
Print Length: 432

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Wyrd and Wonder 2022 Introduction

About Wyrd and Wonder

Though not defined as a readathon, I decided to keep rolling with team-based reading and join Wyrd and Wonder for the month of May. Wyrd and Wonder, now in its fifth year, is essentially a month-long celebration of all things fantasy. The form of the fantasy content doesn’t matter; it can be in various forms including books, movies, art, games, etc. It’s hosted by Imyril at There’s Always Room for One More, Lisa at Dear Geek Place, Jorie at Jorie Loves a Story, Annemieke at A Dance With Books, and Ariana Jane at The Book Nook.

To learn more about Wyrd and Wonder and how to sign up, visit Ariana Jane’s announcement post; she also has an update with a bingo board and read along information. It’s also important to highlight that if you sign up and post about Wyrd and Wonder between May 1-7, you’ll also be entered into a giveaway! To follow along on social media, you can find this event on Twitter @ wyrdandwonder and on Instagram @ wyrdandwonder. There is also a main schedule for Wyrd and Wonder that contains daily prompts and space to link to your intro/wrap-up and review posts during the event.

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WWW Wednesday: April 27, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme revived and hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The idea is to answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses.

What are you currently reading?

What have you just finished reading?

What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading: I’m currently reading TELL ME AN ENDING by Jo Harkin. It’s about a dystopian world where one can choose to have select memories erased and decide whether to remember you had the memory removal done or not. Only then people start having “traces” of memories that were supposed to be gone. This is another read for Mythothon. Hopefully I can finish it by the end of the month!

Recently Finished: The last book I finished was KAIKEYI by debut author Vaishnavi Patel. You can find my review for it here. It’s a retelling of the maligned character Kaikeyi from the Indian epic the Ramayana. I really enjoyed the themes of feminism, familial love, fate, and faith in this reimagining.

Reading Next: Next I’m going to read THE STARDUST THIEF by Chelsea Abdullah. I’ve already seen lots of reactions floating around on book Twitter. I’d like to avoid any spoilers and also finish reading and publish my review before it hits shelves on May 17 in the U.S. Publication dates for other ARCs sitting on my NetGalley shelf have long since passed. But this is one of a select few that I have a chance to read before publication day.