Found this intriguing mashup on display at the library. How could I resist? 🐙🕵️
It's either going to be amazing or cringe worthy, right? 😆
I am laughing too. This might be the funniest book of the series. Good thing I'm not in public. 🤣😅
Thank you @CrowCAH for telling me about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube. It took me months to get around to it, but then I binged on the whole series + spinoffs in three days. Then I promptly ordered the book with all the off camera action. Best modern setting adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Best! ❣️
These books are hilarious. 🤣
Say what? "I'm not a dominant, I derive pleasure from control and being obeyed. My wishes will always be for your own benefit, and you will be bound by your own compliance."
Dude. You just described a sub/Dom relationship! The word you're looking for is "sadist". You're not a sadist.
But I really should know better than to read books with "Alpha" in the title. ?
I think I'll call it a night here. #24B4Monday has been achieved.
That's four novels, a novella and a short story, all in the same series, in 25 hours over three days. This is what a binge looks like. 🤣
I've read too many of these in a row. It's getting really hard to ignore the flaws. Like the errors the copy editor missed, and the plot transparency where the reader has to wait 200 pages for the MC to catch on, and the way character development is handled as sudden, inexplicable shifts in attitude. And yet, and yet... So addictive, I'm not sure I can stop until I have finished the series.
I'm on the 4th week of feeling like I'm drowning in my own mucus from sinuses and lungs. Kindle Unlimited to the pity party with another 30 day free trial. I'm spending the weekend with blankets and tea. And with this guilty pleasure series about an imp who has been passing for human for 40 years before getting (somewhat accidentally) bonded with an archangel and selected by a magic sword to be the next Satan. Chaos ensues. 😈
I haven‘t been doing much reading lately, nor much Litsy! Trying to get back in the swing of things with the #7days7covers #coverlove challenge. And I‘ll refrain from just posting covers from this gorgeous series. 😂 My photography does not do it justice, but I tried my best to reduce the light glare.
I have been waiting in vain for this to turn up in the library's audiobook service. Kindle deal at £0.99 almost convinced me to just read it. But I really wanted this on audio, so I added another £3.99 for audible thrown in. I'm ok with that. Pretty sure it will be worth it.
Bought this for my youngest for his upcoming birthday. I'm pretty sure he will love it, but he might not be able to lift it. 🤣 Maybe I should have gone for individual volumes instead. Over 1300 pages makes for a hefty book.
"At one time, he had enjoyed the pleasures of comradeship, teamwork. But that was in another age, in another world. Today, as things were, he was just as well off being severely alone; that way he had nothing to lose. Nothing much to gain either, but on this earth who ever gains anything?"
'"Oh!" Henri said. "And the camps? Don't they bother him? What does he think of the camps?"
Vincent smiled. "That they don't exist, that they're an excellent institution, that they'll disappear all by themselves."
"I see," Henri said.
Definitely, people don't enjoy asking themselves questions. One way or another, they all manage to defend their systems.'
Behold the glory that is the Akira 35th anniversary box set! 🤩
Just arrived on the door inside a box that said Do Not Unpack, inside a box that said DO NOT UNPACK, Fragile, Upwards, Keep Dry. And that box again was completely encased in black plastic. 🤣
Finally got around to entering our books for the reverse #readathon into the database. Top left is what we finished (actually, The Promised Neverland was read X3, but I only entered it once as we are signed up as one entity).
Bottom right is what we were in the middle of when the readathon ended.
"Aquatic species have a notoriously tough time handling the usual technological transition from ruining their own planets to ruining whole solar systems. While mammals, insects, and enlightened lichen can zip about as long as they take along a few houseplants to micromanage the air cycle, the unlucky space whales of this universe have to sort out how to get a ship overburdened with the absurd weight of a personal ocean into high orbit. ⤵️
My youngest is sad that we don't have the next book in the series on hand. This was such a great book that even when I tried to hide in the back yard he would come out every few minutes to read the latest really funny bit out loud to me. 😆
Fortunately vol. 8 of Phoebe and Her Unicorn arrived in the mail a little while ago, or he would have been moping the rest of the #readathon away.
Only Thing2 and I are up and reading so far this morning, and he is working on the #readathon Bingo by reading with his shirt back to front.
He is reading the tagged book, and I am reading Space Opera.
My youngest Offspring, aka Thing2 has a cat heavy #readathon #TBR, as usual. Additionally there is mad science and Greco-Roman gods. He is currently sleeping with Simply the Quest under the pillow so he can start reading the moment he wakes up.
The Firstborn aka Thing1 decided not to put her entire #TBR in her #Readathon stack this time. Instead she has narrowed it down to the latest book in an excellent series, a book she won in a school raffle, and the latest volume in a favourite manga (which her father and I will read the moment she has finished it).
#Dewey‘s Reverse #readathon #TBR
The Spouse is going with an excellent graphic novel omnibus, a volume of a magnum opus classic that he would like to make some progress on, and a novel by a favourite author.
#Dewey‘s reverse #readathon is starting in a few hours, 2am for me, which is a nope 😂 it will start when I wake up tomorrow. I have everything ready for a day of family reading. And of course you‘ll all want to see our readathon stacks. So here‘s mine. As you can see I like both types of entertainment: Glitter AND gore. 🤩☠️
Family book stacks coming up.
"In her books she willingly proclaimed the inferiority of her sex. But she herself, she imagined, escaped it by the virility of her talent. And she believed she was even superior to men, since, gifted with the same qualities as they, she had in addition the singular and charming merit of being a woman. That trick irritated me."
(I hear you Simone/Anne. The "I'm not like other women" spiel of internalised misogyny is terribly annoying.)
"Foolishness, lies, injustice, suffering; all around me a deep, black chaos. And how absurd it all was! Those days that repeated themselves from week to week, from century to century, without ever getting anywhere. Living was simply a matter of waiting some forty or sixty years for death to come, trudging along through emptiness. That was why I studied so avidly: only books and ideas were able to hold their own; they alone seemed real to me."
Now that I have slept like the dead for several hours, here is my #24in48 summary. I completed the pictured books and got a few chapters into the tagged book. I didn't reach 24 hours this time, which annoys me a bit, but today is a new day of summer holiday and I can keep reading. Yeet! (As my kids say.)
Excited about this book! But also a bit apprehensive as it is posed to pit a 16 year old in a love triangle/competition with two immortals, one of which is a psycho who kills with a kiss and the other a compulsive liar who could teach Machiavelli a thing or two about manipulation. I sort of hope they go off with eachother and leave her to grow up in peace. (Yeah, I'm not really in the YA target audience 🤣)
I didn't manage as many hours as I'd hoped today, but I might still get to #24in48. I just need to close my eyes for an hour or eight. 😆
9h30 min of reading. 2 1/2 hours spent on Pokémon Adventures (lap 3 and 4), and seven on Angela Carter's Wise Children.
Happy continued reading for those of you who are awake. I'll be back in the morning. 💤
I have my #24in48 #TBR ready in the sofa corner. 😃
I‘ve gone with tried and tested authors (can you tell I like SFF? 😂), and because it‘s both a #readathon and the start of the summer holiday I wanted nothing taxing or sad, or likely to give me a book hangover.
Super excited to get started tomorrow morning, and only regret that there‘s no way I‘ll be able to read them all in one weekend.😅