Don’t forget! #CruelPrinceReadalong is happening all this month!
I’m sort of over my cold but it also sort of turned into a sinus infection so I’m in a holding pattern to see if I need to go to a doctor or what. (I’m hoping not.) I had more time off for my mom’s birthday. I wish I had been feeling better because I had plans BUT I’ve been reading a lot of books from my owned shelves to try and finish a bunch before the end of the year (just for my own satisfaction–I completed my reading challenge weeks ago) and if I end up not loving them I also can add them to my stack of books and ARCs that I’m going to drop at a Toys for Tots donation site so it’s a win win.
Here is my favorite post that I shared on Instagram this week:
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“For so it had been throughout his people’s memory, that a dragon and a damsel made a king.” ▪️ When Ama awakens she has no clothes, no memories. She is wrapped in a blanket, being carried by a man she doesn’t recognize. Even her name will come later—a gift from the man who saved her. ▪️ Emory is quick to tell Ama about his bravery and cunning when he conquered the dragon. He is eager to describe her beauty and the way their destinies are now tied together. But he cannot, or will not, help Ama understand her past and what came before the dragon and her rescue. ▪️ Coming to the kingdom of Harding is supposed to be the end of the story. But as Ama begins to explore this new kingdom and poke at the old legends of the damsels and the dragons, she begins to realize that her rescue is only the beginning of this tale. ▪️ Have you read Damsel yet? I’ll warn you that there is a lot of casual violence and brutality in this grim little world. But there’s also some very interesting commentary on feminism and agency as well as some of the most deliberately restrained prose you’ll read this year. ▪️ #instabooks #currentlyreading #amreading #instareads #bookgram #bookworm #bookblogging #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #instabook #reading #reader #booktography #bookstagram #beautifulbooks #booksofinstagram #goodreads #bookaholic #bookish #bookishfeature #bookstafeatures #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #unitedbookstagram #damsel #elanakarnold #feministbooks
How was your week? What are you reading?