Welcome to Wednesday bookwyrms. The more discerning and long-reading among you may have noticed that I’ve dropped the Hey! Watcha Readin’ tagline from today’s post. That’s because I realised I was referencing something that a lot of you probably aren’t familiar with, and even if you are the reference isn’t particularly obvious haha. Anyone familiar with the TV show Gavin & Stacey? If so then you probably recognise Nessa’s catchphrase “Oh, what’s occurin’?” which is quite famous here in the UK. I enjoyed my little pop culture reference myself, but realised it probably makes no sense to anyone else… I dunno folks, let me know if you get the reference and/or think I should resurrect the Hey! Watcha Readin’ tagline. But before I digress too much, let’s just dive into what I’ve been reading this past week.
Recently Finished: OF DRAGONS, FEASTS AND MURDERS by Aliette de Bodard
I love Aliette de Bodard’s books so much. They just make me so happy and warm inside. This short and delightful novella is about a Dragon Prince and his stabby Fallen Angel husband who get roped into solving a murder when they return home for the Lunar New Year. Family drama and intrigue ensues when they both have to use their own brand of detective work – diplomacy and stabbing respectively – to get to the bottom of the mystery. Look forward to the full review soon 🙂
Currently Reading: KINGS OF THE WYLD by Nicholas Eames
I promised myself I’d finally read this one for Wyrd & Wonder and I am 😀 If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me post about how this book takes the medal for quickest book to make me cry. I started reading it in bed one night with the intention of reading a few chapters and nodding off to sleep. By chapter 3 I was sobbing into my pillow and couldn’t put it down. I honestly picked this one up just expecting an unapologetic fantasy adventure romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously – which it absolutely is – I just wasn’t expecting so much heart to go along with it. Much fun.
Next Read: A KING’S BARGAIN by J.D. L Rossel
This was also my ‘Next Read’ from last week, but haven’t got round to starting it yet. It’s an epic fantasy about a legendary warrior who just wants to settle down, but is dragged back into the world of adventure when he meets an ambitious village boy who wants to make a name for himself. They set out and become embroiled in the plots of monarchs, on the frontlines of an ancient war and at the mercy of an ancient sorcerer. I’ll be reading it as part of the Storytellers on Tour blog tour and I was initially drawn to it cos I really love that cover art- I mean just look at it ❤ Looking forward to diving into this one next 🙂
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