the library’s our cave, the book’s the treasure, the words molten gold
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Share news, post a recap of the past week on your blog, and showcase books and things you have received.
In addition, share news of what is coming up on your blog the week ahead.
Fun fact: When I was little and still learning the days of the week in English, I used to mix up Saturday and Sunday all the time, and even now, as a grown woman, I need to singsong to "Sunday Bloody Sunday" to make sure Sunday is, indeed, the last day of the week, the one before Monday and *after* Saturday.
Moving right along...
This week I am celebrating the beginning of this new adventure as a bookish blogger. Truth be told, I've tried this before but it never worked out in the end. Partially my fault. Well, yeah, it was all my fault *hides in shame* - I'm easily distracted and lose faith in myself quite easily as well. Tragic, really! This time around, however, I hope I'll find my spark. If anything else, I'm certainly a whole lot more inspired than I've ever been before!
So, to kick things up properly, I'm currently organising an upcoming giveaway!
I won't divulge any information at this point seen as I'm still working on some details but I guarantee I'll keep it as straightforward as possible. It will also be open Internationally 🌍. So stay tuned! (meaning - please come back, I'm lonely! 😳)
As far as reading goes, I read 10 books during the month of March. Surprising, really, since I've been inexplicably obsessed with Twitter lately and was convinced little reading was done last month. In other words, I've been channeling my inner sloth! 💤
I gave a total of two books a generous 5 star rating - also a nice surprise.
You can check them out for yourself below.
When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbours. Guilt and fear instead led the island's original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them.
Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch's backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it.
In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerising tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide's malevolent author — Nor's own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.
When Vee Crawford-Wong's history teacher assigns an essay on his family history, Vee knows he's in trouble. His parents — Chinese-born dad and Texas-bred Mom — are mysteriously and stubbornly close-lipped about his ancestors. So, he makes it all up and turns in the assignment. And then everything falls apart.
After a fistfight, getting cut from the basketball team, offending his best friend, and watching his grades plummet, one thing becomes abundantly clear to Vee: No one understands him! If only he knew where he came from… So Vee does what anyone in his situation would do: He forges a letter from his grandparents in China, asking his father to bring their grandson to visit. Astonishingly, Vee's father agrees. But in the land of his ancestors, Vee learns that the answers he seeks are closer to home then he could have ever imagined.
Welcome to Bookish Quest!