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Monday Reading Check In

I received a gifted copy of THE AGE OF DISCOVERY by Becky Hagenston from Ohio State Press.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine started off really well with a day off on Friday. I made a trip to the South Coast Botanic Garden which was beautiful and then a return to a favorite happy hour spot with my BFF. Saturday took a bit of a turn and I was down most of the day with a migraine and still feeling a bit off kilter now from the weird sleep patterns that resulted. But still… high hopes for improvement this week!

It wound up being the perfect weekend to pick up some short stories, so I started reading THE AGE OF DISCOVERY and I am really enjoying this collection so far! I’m only a few stories in, but each story has really drawn me in. We started with a world breaking down asking the question of what an internet troll does when there is no more internet. A vacation is interrupted by a tragic accident. A man is asked by the woman he’s been on exactly one date with to go to her house and search for her missing finger. I am loving the variety of the stories from topic to setting and excited to continue reading more!

In other reading, I have a couple books on the go:

WELL MATCHED by Jen DeLuca (gifted ARC from Berkley Pub; 10/19/21) is the third book in the Well Met series. In this book the Renaissance Faire is much more in the background, but I am really enjoying main characters Mitch and April as they navigate fake dating!

SOPHIE VALROUX’S PARIS STARS by Samantha Verant (gifted ARC from Berkley Pub; 10/19/21) is the second in a series (though not labeled as such) continuing the story of Sophie Valroux. Sophie is a disgraced chef determined to make a name for herself again, but an accident takes away her ability to taste and smell and she’s scared to let anyone know. It took a bit longer to get into this one because I didn’t have the background of book one, but I am enjoying the glimpses into a chef’s world.

THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES by Alix E. Harrow is a historical fantasy following three sisters and witches. They have all found themselves in Salem against a backdrop of both danger to witches and the rising suffrage movement. I only made it about 50 pages in so far and I look forward to continuing (I am just hoping for my audio hold to come through to use along with the text).

How is your reading going this month? Reading anything great? I’d love to hear!

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