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Happy Friday all! I know the world is crazy right now, and there are basically two categories of human: quarantined, and quarantined with work ‘privileges’. While it’s a blessing to fall into the second category, I often catch myself wishing for some extra downtime to read and enjoy the beginnings of spring. In the meantime, I’m reading when I can, and this weekend will be the perfect opportunity to dive headfirst into a couple books I’ve already started. And possibly some other contenders. So let’s get into it!
The Lies of Locke Lamora (The Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
I started reading this book back in 2017, but ended up putting it down because life got busy, and frankly, this book deserves all the attention you can give. I enjoyed the 1/3 of the book I’d managed to read, and when you add all the raving reviews (my husband’s included), I’m fairly certain this is a book that won’t disappoint. This is a fantasy/fiction/adventure with all sorts of interesting characters and a world that is stunning and immersive. I’ve been told to pay extra attention to Locke’s schemes because they may eventually come full circle in a shockingly delicious way. I look forward to getting reacquainted with Locke Lamora and the other Gentlemen Bastards this weekend.
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
This is a book that’s been on my TBR for awhile now and when I saw the Kindle version available on my Overdrive account, I went for it. So far, I am really enjoying the story and the concept behind this author’s version of the great library of Alexandria. This book is part fantasy/part historical fiction, and I’m absolutely eating it up. I need more ancient Egyptian inspired fiction! I’ll be asking for recommendations when I’ve finished this one, so prepare yourselves. This follows Jess, a boy who is training to become a member of the Great Library staff, although his family’s trade may present dangerous problems. I haven’t finished this one yet, but I can already recommend you pick this one up.
Depending on how much time I dedicate to reading this weekend, I may start Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost. It’s been on my physical shelves for quite a few years and it sounds intriguing. We’ll see how it goes.
What are you reading this weekend?