Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sunday Post: May's TBR List Winner

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by the wonderful Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by the amazing Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! Are you doing anything special to celebrate?

What I Am Reading: I am still reading How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee and am enjoying it quite a bit. I imagine I will be finishing it in the next day or two and then will start on my May TBR winner. Mouse and I are in the middle of the latest A to Z Mystery, Grand Canyon Grab by Ron Roy.

What I Am Watching: We did manage to watch Avengers: Endgame last weekend after all and made time for Pokémon Detective Pikachu this weekend. Mouse got to meet a giant Pickachu who was hanging outside the theater and do a little coloring as well. She called out the names of each of the Pokémon as they appeared on the screen, and really enjoyed the film. We also saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this weekend, which I liked much more than I thought I would. 

Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:

My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Sunday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise). 

The winner for this month's poll was fairly clear from the start, and never lost the edge over the other two books. I am looking forward to reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa.

Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.
 [Goodreads Summary]

Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!

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  1. My 5 year-old granddaughter and grandson are wild for Pokéman! I had to look it up on wikipedia to see what it was all about.

  2. Looks like you had an awesome weekend. What did you think of Endgame? I need to see the Pokemon movie. Maybe tomorrow I'll go check it out. Also, I enjoyed the Spiderverse movie a lot more than I thought I would.

    Elle @ Keep on Reading

  3. What did you think of Endgame? And Pikachu is so fun. :)

    Ooh Shadow of the Fox won handily! It does look good!

  4. I am curious about Endgame now. I hope that you will enjoy all of your books and the week ahead.

  5. We still haven't watched Endgame! Gah. So little time to do things these days.

  6. I saw Detective Pikachu this week too! I loved how they rendered the different Pokemon. I've watched so much of the TV show with my son (and played Pokemon Go so much) that I was naming them too, lol.

    Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day!

  7. Oooh, what did you think of Endgame?

    Detective Pikachu looks really interesting - hopefully I remember to see it while it's in cinemas!

  8. I'm glad Shadow of the Fox won I've heard amazing things about it. I also need to pick this one up! Have a great week!!

    ~ Kendra @ Kendra Loves Books

  9. This month is always a great month for movie debuts. I saw that the Pikachu movie was coming out with the Avengers when we went to the movies this week....I wonder which one did better at the box office.

    The Shadow of the Fox looks like it is going to be brilliant. I hope you enjoy it a lot.

    Have a great reading week, and Happy Mother's Day!

  10. Shadow of the Fox is a freebie audio download at AudiobooksSYNC this week, you might like to check it out.

    Have a great reading week.

  11. I was going to say it by ShelleyRae did. Shadow of the Fox is a free audio through Wednesday. I got it and want to listen to it. I voted for Sorcerer of the Crown because I loved it. Happy Mother's Day!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  12. It's so neat that you make a poll to ask what your next read should be. I've never seen it!

  13. Into the Spider-Verse surprised both my wife and me too. She's pretty much "over" the superhero movies, but found this one inventive and fun as I did.

  14. Awesome! I hope you enjoy Shadow of the Fox! I just finished reading it and it was fantastic!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays

  15. Enjoy your books! I am staying for a few days with my daughter, since I was just released from the hospital...and I'm hoping to move into a senior apartment nearby. I know that I've bad-mouthed my daughter's goal of settling me into one, but after my "Big Awful Event" of 5/8 and the subsequent hospitalization, I am ready. LOL.

    Enjoy your week.


  16. My grand kids are not into Pokeman yet. They are probably too young.

  17. Sounds like a good win. I hope you enjoy the book. We didn't do much as I don't like to go out on Mother's Day - to crowded. Hope you have a wonderful week. Happy Mother's Day!


  18. I have no idea of the TV shows but I can see you've enjoyed it all which is the main thing. Have a good week.

  19. That's the one I voted for :D I hope you enjoy it, Wendy!

  20. I need to watch Endgame. And I loooooove that cover for Shadow of the Fox! I hope you love it!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  21. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of this month's book. I know nothing about the book but the author has been on my list for awhile. I have a feeling Detective Pikachu is in my future pretty soon. Glad to hear Mouse liked it! I hope you're having a great week!

  22. We loved Spider-Man into the Spider-verse. I wasn't expecting to like it so much. I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day. My sister made us dinner and some brownies. It was very laid back.

    I hope you had an awesome week.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  23. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day weekend. Sounds like you guys had fun catching up with movies. It's been ages since we've gone to the movies and I'd really like to check out Avengers. Looking forward to what you think of this book!


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