Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up (2022)

The year is officially halfway over, so I thought it was time to look back at all the books I've read so far since the start of 2022. Several of these books I read multiple times during the course of the year, so the actual number of books is higher if you take that into consideration, but I didn't count how many times I re-read books, and some of them I only re-read certain sections, like returning to the romance only portion of some books and skipping the plot. It depends on the book and what I was in the mood for at the time. I also did not include any books that I read in previous years in this list, only the new ones.…

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Looking Back at June 2022

Looking Back at June 2022

I've officially been at my new job for a full month and have spent the entire time training. It's been interesting, as it's felt like I've been at school for a month instead of actually working. There have been homework assignments, presentations, and demonstrations of knowledge. I'll be curious to see what happens once I get into actually working tasks/issues. But so far it's been non-stop learning. I finished off the month by giving a demonstration of what I had learned thus far and will have several more of these next month. I think it went pretty well, and I found it interesting how to go into the presentation, as it was different from how I gave trainings in the past.…

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Tandem Reading Guide for A Touch of Ruin and A Gate of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair

Tandem Reading Guide for A Touch of Ruin and A Gate of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair

When I initially read A Touch of Ruin by Scalett St. Clair, I was wondering what the heck Hades was doing the majority of the time. He's apart from Persephone for a large amount of time, not to mention he doesn't really get into his motives or reasons for things. So, I was looking forward to A Game of Retribution coming out. Now that it's been released, I'm sharing a tandem reading guide between the two. This is not perfectly lined but as close as possible without going by the page.…

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My Thoughts on A Game of Retribution (Hades Saga, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

My Thoughts on A Game of Retribution (Hades Saga, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

A Game of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair is A Touch of Ruin from Hade's POV. While the two books occur at the same time with many of the same scenes, there are a lot of new things. Scenes are expanded upon or shown completely differently. As Hades picks up on things that Persephone doesn't, and some additional ones that don't make appearances at all in A Touch of Ruin. So, even though they are essentially the same book, they are different enough that you could enjoy both. Plus, the plot regarding what they do apart is different, which makes A Game of Retribution a good read.…

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Tandem Reading Guide of A Touch of Darkness and A Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair

Tandem Reading Guide of A Touch of Darkness and A Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair

I enjoy reading books in Tandem when they are related (take place at the same time), I flip back and forth between the stories to get the whole picture of what's going on. Usually, I read the books this way on the second reading rather than the first time. So, my experience it's hindered by going back and forth between two different books. Or I've already read the first book. But sometimes that can be really helpful. So, I thought I would share a reading guide for a tandem read of A Touch of Darkness (ATOD) and A Game of Fate (AGOF) by Scarlett St. Clair.…

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Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in June 2022

Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in June 2022

I haven't done a post like this since March, while there have been new releases since then there wasn't a lot to the point where I felt inclined to write a post like this. But in June there are five books that I'm looking forward to coming out this month. Of course, there will be other books that I will be reading as well. Most of which will be off Kindle Unlimited, got to get my money's worth out of that subscription. Which never seems to be an issue, since I signed up for it.…

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My Thoughts on Promises and Pomegranates (Monsters & Muses, Book 1) by Sav R. Miller

My Thoughts on Promises and Pomegranates (Monsters & Muses, Book 1) by Sav R. Miller

I don't recall where I first saw this book. Either it popped up on my Amazon when I was looking at what to read next, or I saw it on TikTok at some point. Considering, how many book recommendations come across on there, it's completely possible. Especially since it's Hades and Persephone reimagining and romance. It's a dark romance at that, there are trigger warnings with this book. So, be warned before going into this book if you're going to pick it up yourself. But I wanted to check it out after reading six out of eight books of The Millennium Wolves on Galatea (I'm not going to review them as it would mostly be a review of the app) for the last week. As I needed something that was a mix between romance and fantasy before going back to the other books I have to read.…

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My Thoughts on The Savage and The Swan by Ella Fields

My Thoughts on The Savage and The Swan by Ella Fields

The Savage and The Swan by Ella Fields is loosely inspired by Hades and Persephone, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Swan Princess. There are elements of each tale woven throughout the book while telling its own unique tale of the King of Wolves, Dade, and the Swan, Opal. This is a standalone romantic fantasy novel, and the first book by Ella Fields I have ever read. I didn't know too many details before going into this book, other than seeing a mention of it on BookTok that it fell into the enemies to lovers trope.…

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