What Can Go Wrong #4: Finally not a classic or something I have already read!

Welcome all,

To another episode of “What Can Go Wrong”?. I’m pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out, after quickly dnf’ing “City of Ladies” as turns out, I can’t stand that book. I’m all for feminism and classics but that book not only full of run on sentences, tiny print, but also very repetitive. No thanks, I will pick something else. On to the selection!

Hmm. 23. What can it be, because there’s no classics in the middle, I don’t think 🤔.

Finally. Something that I am thrilled with picking! I adore Jennifer Blake, and many other popular historical romance authors, and I’m pleased at getting more of her books read.

Quick Edit: I will be reading book one of this series, as Southern Rapture is actually book six. Book One is Fierce Eden.

I’m planning on reviewing this one most definitely. I adore historical romance, and Jennifer Blake hasn’t disappointed me yet! Let me know if you’ve read her works.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

What Can Go Wrong#3: I’m still at a Reading Slump

Welcome all,

This is another episode of “What can go wrong, even as I’m still struggling with that reading slump-lets not talk about reviewing shall we?

Let’s start by “What can go wrong” by counting wrong shall we? Because what is math? 🙄

I’m actually not upset at this pick. The first book The Ruby in the Smoke was good but not my favorite Philip Pullman. I can also add this to making my way in finishing a series and young adult fiction tends to read fast. I’m hopeful that this is good, and pleased I didn’t pick another chunkier like the Pickwick Papers that I ended up dnf’ing at 350 pages. 😔

Wait a minute…

I’ve already read this!

Oops!!!!

Okay. So apparently I don’t have any of the rest of the series so let’s do this again! Isn’t this fun?

Well, apparently I’m reading another classic.

This is a classic called The Treasure of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizza. It’s thankfully much shorter than the Pickwick Papers, at 200 pages. I’ve been sure that I won’t like this at all but am still curious enough to try it. Here’s to fingers crossed!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

What Can Go Wrong #2: Apparently I expanded my tbr shelf!

Welcome all to another episode of “What Can Go Wrong”?. Last week I made this a new game in which a random number generator picks me a book from one shelf, only I have now expanded that to two shelves! Already this is turning into a terrible idea!

You’ll see lots of familiar faces on the shelves-Agatha Christie, Tamara Pierce, Donna Tartt. But there’s not so popular books too! So we have a wide range to choose from! Let’s play!

Oh god. Oh no. No, no nooooooo

Sh*t. F*ck. No. Why does this hate me? The first pick was The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman and I enjoyed it a lot but this? *glances at pages: 732 pages. I have to read this in a week to get to pick my next book. If I don’t finish there’s a punishment. I haven’t figured out what the punishment is yet, suggestions would be good y’all. Anyway.

Goodreads Summary:

Few first novels have created as much popular excitement as The Pickwick Papers–-a comic masterpiece that catapulted its 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, via the Fleet debtor’s prison, characters & incidents sprang to life from Dickens’s pen, to form an enduringly popular work of ebullient humour & literary invention.

Here’s hoping that I can finish this in a week. Maybe. Doubtful. Wish me luck!

Until next time,

Pass Me That Book

What Can Go Wrong? #1: Random Number Generator Picks My Weekend Read!

Hello everyone,

My tbr bookshelf!

I decided to start a series called “What Can Go Wrong?” where a random number generator picks me a book for the weekend and I will read it! I’ve packed books that I’ve owned for a year or more onto my shelf shown above. These are all books that some I really want to read and some I don’t. (Please do not pick Gilead!)

Here is the number chosen for me:

Yayyyyyy! Not Gilead!!!

Book chosen is this one!:

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I have actually read this, but don’t remember a thing or if I wrote a review for it and really want to be able to knock out another series! I’m sure a lot of you already know about this book, but just in case…

GOODREADS SUMMARY:

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.

And that is the book chosen! I will replace it with The Pickwick Papers by David Copperfield (one I really don’t want to read but had for ages!)

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book