Saturday, December 9, 2023

In My Mailbox #631

This past week have gone by so fast. Ahh! I have started a new book, at last. <3 But have not had much time to read. Hoping to be able to read lots tomorrow, though :) I'm liking it a lot, at least. This week have not been the best. I'm dealing with having gotten medicine again last week. I'm not sure it is working right. Stomach is worse. My wrists are killing me. I am so very tired. But my hips pain are gone. My psoriasis is better, somewhat. So, yeah. I hope my stomach gets better too. Hmph. But ugh. I am so tired these days. So trying to get things done, but it isn't easy. Still making it on my daily walks, though, so that is a plus :) But it's freezing cold. Brrr. But good for me, I guess, haha :) I got some new stunning books this week. <3 And I'm glad to be reading again too, though need to read a little faster. Oops. Reading lots tomorrow, for sure. This week I'm waiting on The Darkness Within Us :) Hope you are all doing well this December. <3

Fairyloot November. Not heard of The Scarlet Alchemist before, but it looks stunning :D Reading one day.
Shatter Me. I know. This series is so not for me. Though I did read the first. Wanted this special edition :)
A Study in Drowning. Final copy of the published ones have arrived; UK paperback edition :D Love it. <3
Movies. I just had to own the new Mario Bros movie, ha. Loved it. And a Tangled tv-show dvd as well :)
A Crown of Ivy and Glass. At last got the replacement dust jacket in the mail for the bookish box version.
Swag Pack. Traded for on Twitter :) Lore fairyloot items that I was missing; collection complete. <3 Eee.
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding + The Last Life of Prince Alastor. Paperback editions :D Love. <3

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #633

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

THE DARKNESS WITHIN US (The Shadows Between Us #2)

Goodreads Description:

Chrysantha Stathos has won.

By hiding her intelligence and ambition behind the mask of a beautiful air-headed girl, she has gathered important secrets, earned her father’s constant care, and become a wealthy duchess—all by age nineteen. Now, she is only one elderly, dying duke away from having all the freedom, money, and safety she’s ever wanted.

Or so she thought.

Turns out her little sister somehow snatched the true victory away from her: Alessandra is wedding the Shadow King, the most powerful man in the world. Meanwhile, after the death of Chrysantha’s no-good, lecherous husband, a man claiming to be the duke’s estranged grandson turns up to inherit everything that should be hers.

Chrysantha is enraged. There is no way that she’s going to let some man take everything from her. Never mind that he’s extremely handsome and secretive and alluring with mysterious powers… No, Chrysantha wants Eryx Demos dead, and in the end, a Stathos girl always gets what she wants.

Format: 336 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: July 9, 2024 by Feiwel & Friends
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

I know, I know. I haven't read book one yet. Oops. But I do own it, ha :) So I will be reading this second book too, one day. When I find the time to read the first one. Oops. But I think that I will like them both :)
What are you waiting for on this dark Wednesday?

Saturday, December 2, 2023

In My Mailbox #630

Happy December :D Ohh. This week have gone by way too fast. How rude. No new book read, though I know what I'm reading next, hopefully starting it soon :) Finished my The Lord of the Rings re-watch. <3 Best movies, always. Then I re-watched Sweet Home, eee :D Best show. Sigh. As season two came out yesterday. Ahh! Just finished that too. Was a little disappointed. Aw. But it was amazing as well, and I did love it. Now just waiting for season three. Hmph. I got a whole lot of mail this week. <3 Few books. Many pop figures. Oh. Help. I have just had such a busy week. But a good one too. So excited for it to finally be December, Christmas month, ahh. <3 I started entering all of the different advent contests here in Norway online, haha, until Christmas on the 24th. <3 Hoping to win something awesome this year :) Crossing my fingers. This week I'm waiting on There is a Door in this Darkness. <3 Hope that you are all doing well :)

Once Upon a Time in the North. The US edition. Yeah, I know. Still buying all the different copies, haha :)
A Study in Drowning. Eee! So happy I was able to buy this from Goldsboro :D Fully gone now. Gorgeous.
Beth Revis Swag. Ahh! Two swag packs from Beth arrived :D And they are so perfect. Love this swag. <3
Movies. Still buying blu-rays to collect, haha :) I so loved The Little Mermaid. And Strange World as well :)
Poki-Heaven. Bought three pop figures :D Love Hagrid. And my The Lord of the Rings magnets, ahhh :D
Plushes. Eee. These three TY plushes are just too cute. Still addicted to buying all the cute plushes, ha :)

Funko Europe. Help. Two new orders arrived this week, ahh. <3 And oh my gosh. I just had to have all of these, eee :D So much precious. Love the new Disney princesses. Love the ones from Wish. I got that Ace poster just to sell it. Oops. I'm the worst, haha. But I just got it sold too, so, ha. Yay for me. Still not getting my Stranger Things mystery mini Max. Sigh. Not giving up yet, ha. Love my new soda pops. <3 And most excited about my three flocked Aristocats, ahh :D And love my free Nana wallet, eee. Precious.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #632

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

A magic-tinged contemporary YA about grief and hope from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling Realm novels.

Wilhelmina Hart is part of the infamous class of 2020. Her high school years began with the election of Donald Trump and they ended with COVID. Now Wilhelmina, like so many of her peers, is in limbo, having deferred college because of the pandemic. Compounding the national trauma of 2016 to 2020, Wilhelmina has wrestled with the devastating loss of one of her three beloved aunts shortly after the 2016 election. This is a loss she felt so keenly that she’s spent the last years deep in her personal depression, only obscured by the seemingly endless waves of national trauma. Now on the cusp on the most consequential election in living memory, Wilhelmina may have found a door in her darkness and perhaps the courage to pass through it, if she can decipher the bizarre messages that keep appearing in her life.

Format: 384 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: June 11, 2024 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

Ohhh. I'm unsure about this book. It does not at all sound like something for me, haha. I do not do much of real world contemporary. But this is Kristin Cashore. So I will buy it, of course :) And read it one day. <3
What are you waiting for on this dark Wednesday?

Saturday, November 25, 2023

In My Mailbox #629

Another week gone by. Ack. Another book read, though, so yay for that :) And I re-watched Squid Game with my mom this week, her first time. I liked it better this time, I think. And we saw the first five episodes of the Squid Game: The Challenge, which is awesome. I'm currently re-watching The Lord of the Rings, which is even better. <3 Sigh. My precious. Anyway. I'm exhausted this week. Finally got an appointment for re-starting my medicine, next week. Just have to visit hospital town to get it done. Uugh. Which sucks. But I shall survive. Hopefully :) Got a bit of stunning mail this week, ack. Too many books :) I shared my review of Artifice :) And this week I'm waiting on Daughter of Mine. <3 Hope that you are all doing well :)

The Hunting Moon. US hardcover :D I know. Have not read book one. But I think I will love them both.
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen. Unsure when I will read this one. Oops. I did mostly like the first books.
Dawn Breaker. I have not read book one yet, oops. But own all books by Jodi. I will read them one day.
The Hunting Moon. The UK Waterstones exclusive paperback :D Love the painted edges. So beautiful.
The Last Life of Prince Alastor. Second book in this series, UK paperback. Reading them both soon. <3
A Study in Drowning. Illumicrate edition, eee :D It is so lovely. Cost me a bit too much. Oh. But worth it.
Sword Catcher. Eee! Was able to to get this Owlcrate edition cheaper; small damage but I do not mind.
Champion of Fate & The Isles of the Gods. UK ARCs :D Ahh! Very happy about this trade. <3 Love them.
Funko Pop. Bought this chase Gollum from a seller in Norway. Finally have it, ha :D Been searching long.
Super Mario RPG. I'm hoping to love this new game for my Switch, eee :D It looks pretty awesome. <3
Funko Pop. Ohh. Duchess is the cutest. I think I'm going to take her out of the box, though, ha. Love her.

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