Finally finished my Sieh tattoo!! My artist is amazing.
#colormepretty Day 16, #yellow @sweetkokoro
The tagged book might be the only one I‘ve read all the way through (and I loved it! It‘s on my “need to re-read” list), unless I‘ve also finished Dragons Composed, hmm. It‘s been a long time since I got it — probably time for a re-read of that, too. Technically I‘m slowly making my way through Country Diary, and Name of the Rose is a TBR. Sooo manyyy books to reeeead...
June Stats - I did pretty good. I did not stick to my TBR at all. Oh well 🤷🏻♀️
I‘ve been really into reading fantasy and sci-fi books lately, which has been great!
June was great, but I‘m already looking forward to my July books!
#JuneStats #MonthlyStats #JuneReads
This book was awesome! I had no idea what to expect when I picked it up, just that it was a book by NK Jemisin. It was a great setup, great world building and such intense politics.
I don‘t really know how to explain it. Just that you need to read it if you love fantasy novels !
Taking a mental health day. I was supposed to be spending a day with my husband but he‘s helping his brother-in-law with his new house. So now it‘s a relax day. All of a sudden work is crazy busy the past month or so and I just haven‘t had a moment to breathe.
I don‘t know if I‘ll get much reading in, but I‘m going to try. My plan was to go for a long run/walk but the rain is ruining those plans.
#BFC Week 4 photo challenge. It was hard to pick a favorite read from this challenge. I have a hard time choosing favorites of anything! I finally narrowed it down to two books. It is rare that I like the first book in a series the best, but I think The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was my favorite though I loved the whole trilogy. The Sun Does Shine was just such a great book - tragic and inspiring.
Latest #BookHaul from ThriftBooks! Had a gift card so didn‘t have to spend anything! 😊 Still waiting on 1 more book that‘s still on the way (Time Salvager by Wesley Chu)!
Though I get really annoyed when I buy a book and they send me an ARC! I didn‘t pay for an ARC!!
And now Thriftbooks is having a 15% off sale until June 10 and I have a free book code! What should I get next?!
This book is amazing! I have had it for quite a long time on audible and just now got around to listening to it. I can't believe how well crafted the story is. I am used to the first book in a series not being as good because they have to set so much up, but this book is just pure awesome!
One more book for my #bookfitnesschallenge and #readingwomenchallenge (read any book from a series)
Here‘s a friendly reminder that Jemisin‘s Inheritance Trilogy (plus sequel novella) is still $2.99 pretty well everywhere. It was an awesome deal at regular price ($9.99), so this is, like, hold-a-parade good.
I wanna reread the books this summer. They‘re fabulous. Please also note, because it does sometimes come up: I‘m the wrong audience for your treatise on how much you disliked THE KINGDOM OF GODS. I loved the hell out of it.
I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me
you're gonna be the one that saves me
Yein Darr saves her people with great cost. These books enthralled me for over a month. Awful book hangover after but so worth it.
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Yeine Darr, the young queen of a barbarian tribe, is summoned by her grandfather, lord of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, to the city of Sky. Considering he disowned Yeine‘s mom and possibly had her killed, this comes as a bit of a shock.
Yeine must navigate treacherous social politics, made even more dangerous by the presence of captive gods in the palace, gods she comes to love & lust after to her peril.
Great characters, twisty turny plot.
If I didn‘t just buy a new car & if I weren‘t on the cusp of applying to get my Master‘s degree, you better believe I‘d be hosting another giveaway! As it stands, you‘ll have to accept my heartfelt thanks.
I‘m so happy to have found this community. I bet my Facebook friends are, too; now, I have an appropriate outlet for my book posts among people who don‘t have to pretend to care. 😆 I love Litsy! 💕
Wow! That was breathtakingly beautiful world building❤️ I love when you finish a book and it‘s like you just visual every detail. I fell in love with so many of the characters and felt invested in their journey. Yeine relationship with Sieh and Nahadoth just gave me all the feels😊 I can‘t wait to start the next book.
I waited a long time to read The Inheritance Trilogy because I thought it would disappoint after reading Jemisin‘s Broken Earth masterpiece.
I just finished the first book and I absolutely loved it. She‘s a master. Her characters are phenomenal and she‘s an expert at world-building. I have no idea where the next two books in this trilogy will go, but I‘m ready to be taken there.
Book one: done ✔️
It was so damn good I might just read the second book instead of something else next.
It has been a long time since I read a fantasy as good as this one. I think we can all agree that N.K. Jemisin is a genius!
Winning all of this would be pretty incredible! I've read the whole Broken Earth trilogy and am dying to own it. The only book of Jemisin's I own is the tagged book, which I haven't gotten to yet.
Anyway, click here to enter:
Unfortunately, this is US only. :(
In ”The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” gods are weapons enslaved by powerful, wealthy humans (mostly by one extremely powerful family). This is a brilliant work of fantasy, but is this idea really so far out there? In our world‘s history there have been powerful men who put “god” at the center of man‘s bidding to control other men, certainly to control women and even entire nations. One takeaway for me from this book: God as weapon.
I do believe this is my #Justabookswap package and if so thank you @SMayWrites I can‘t wait to start the book and the chocolate smells good it‘s in the freezer now to reharding and the sticker and card are so cute. @TheBookKeepers
I've wanted to read Jemisin ever since I read an interview where she talked about how a lot of traditional fantasy was about preserving/restoring a perceived natural order but she was interested in stories that broke the status quo. That really resonated with me. I liked that her world is populated with diverse peoples and cultures and the sense that even if the story focuses on a handful of characters that there is a much bigger world out there.
An original story with captivating characters. I could not stop thinking about the characters or the world they live in long after I put the book down. #femaleauthor
I admit I had trouble following exactly what was happening at times ... but the story and the writing are so good that it didn't really bother me, haha. What a unique and inventive world she has created here, with characters that you never quite know if you hate or love them, or a weird mix of both. Sieh and Yeine and Nahadoth are fascinating creatures. Really looking forward to continuing the series. 4/5 ⭐️