Hello! Happy Monday. My day has been pretty good so far. I got to get off work early to go to an appointment. I have signed up to be a human guinea pig in a vaccine study. So I can get a little extra cash on the side. So that was good. Then I had to do a little grocery shopping, got myself a pita and now I’m watching some TV while my hair is dyeing. ๐Ÿ™‚ The red had faded to a cotton candy like pink. I don’t think my skin tone does well with lighter colors. So back to a maroon-ish red.

Today, I wanted to talk about the first book I read that came from a fairyloot box. I was subscribed to fairyloot for about a year before I stopped to save some money. But every once in awhile I see a box that just intrigues me. And, I have all these books that I’ve never read, then they started doing the read-a-longs and I wanted to get in on that. But I hadn’t been able to do it yet because I was always in the middle of a book. But I made it so I could get into this amazing Beauty and the Beast retelling.

This book is about Harper and Rhen. Rhen is the crown Prince of Emberfall and has been cursed by an evil witch to make someone fall in love with him. He doesn’t know how long he has, but the time limit is the season. So… Day 1 he is human and has his choice of who he is going to try to woo. Then as the season goes on he gets closer and closer to turning into a monster. And the monster is different every time. And after he turns and bad things happen the season is over and it resets. We start the book after about 5 years worth of seasons. And Grey can world hop to Washington DC to get ladies for Rhen. Harper comes in because she see’s Grey in action with a drugged girl and tries to stop him from doing whatever harm he is going to do to this lady. Then she is in Emberfall. And so the story begins, seriously you learn all of this within the first couple of chapters.

If you participated in the fairyloot read-a-long then I would love your opinion on the book. I, personally, loved it. The different POVs and adding Washington DC into a book about a fantasy world. Jumping from one to the other. Man oh man! I loved this. Plus, the main character having cerebral palsy. It is just great. We need to normalize the differences in society just like this. Harper was so fierce and everyone followed her because of it. No one questioned her (much) about what she could or couldn’t do. But, my favorite character is Grey. He has wit and is funny. At first I didn’t think much of him, he was very 1 dimensional. But as the story went on his character filled out a lot more. Then the end happens, which I kind of guess when it was suggested.

But, super easy read. Really fast to get through and I already want the sequel! So drop a comment on what you think of the book or if it is in your tbr pile! I do highly recommend it, I mean I wouldn’t write about a book if I didn’t like it. Plus the cover is gorgeous. You can find me on insta @ positivityandbooks or on Litsy @ ryeannuh

PS its Game of Thrones season! I love hearing what everyone took out of the episodes! Maybe you caught onto something I didn’t.

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Hello everyone! Happy Monday. I am sorry to keep you all hanging for the past couple weeks. I have been having some mental health issues. So, I just had to step away to take care of that. But I am feeling much better now and am ready to catch you up. So today we are going to see what I read in March and plan to read in April!

So, in March, I read 8 books plus 3 audiobooks. I was not prepared for that number when I went gathering them up for the picture! ๐Ÿ˜€ There are 4 comics, 4 books and the one I am currently in the middle of. So I got all but This Savage Song read that was on my March tbr. I am pretty excited about that. I am currently in the middle of A Curse so Dark and Lonely. I started it with the Fairyloot readalong but decided I didn’t want to keep that schedule. But since I had started the book I needed to finish it. Lol. I also added 2 comics, Fables and Ms Marvel Vol 3. They were great! As always.

Pss.. I can’t figure out how to rotate this picture. It won’t let me like the other one… :/

Onto April! So I have these on my tbr right now. Along with the Tahereh Mafi ebook Shadow Me, I want to read that before I jump into Defy Me. I am also really excited to jump back into the world of The Rook in Stiletto! And since I was having some of my own issues I decided to pick up 10% Happier, and do some mental wellness. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well I hope today’s post was everything you wanted. Once again I am sorry I didn’t get around to posting the last couple of weeks but since I am on the road to wellness hopefully I won’t have too many more bouts. Leave me a comment on what you are reading this month and follow me on the socials! Insta @ postivityandbooks and Litsy and @ RyeAnnUh

Hello Hello! I hope it is just as nice outside wherever you are as it is here in Kansas. Today it is a beautiful 60 degree day with very little wind. I better enjoy it while it lasts.

I wanted to talk about the Outlander series today! I love this series and am currently reading it for a second time. Well, listening to it. I binged all 8 books last year on audible (1 a month, plus one of the Lord John novellas but I didn’t really care for that spin off). I started listening to it again because I started training for a 5k and wanted something other than music to listen to and since the first book is just over 40 hours I knew it would be plenty long to get me through.

Picture from Google.

If you haven’t heard of Outlander (also a show on STARZ) it is a romance time-travel series. The main character, Claire, is on vacation with her husband Frank before settling down in their first house after the war in 1945 in Scotland. She goes to this stone circle and steps through an invisible portal that takes her back to 1745 in the middle of another war. There she stumbles upon Franks great-great-great-etc grandfather Randall, who promptly tries(kinda) to rape her. Then she gets kidnapped by the Scots and lands herself patching up a young fellow named Jamie (she was a nurse during war times).

And that is all I am going to say any more would be spoiling it. But I thought since I am about 6 hours into the audio book (approx 150 pages) I would mention it. I hardly ever, if never, reread books. There are just so many new ones I want to get my hands on.

What books do you go back to time and time again? Any books you would like to reread but cant bring yourself to, for whatever reason? What are some of your favorite books on audio? Let me know in the comments or find me on Insta @ positivityandbooks or on Litsy @ Ryeannuh

Hello! Its a lovely stormy Tuesday here in Kansas. And I am not going to lie I 100% forgot about the post yesterday. I was super excited about going to see Captain Marvel, which was amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, let’s talk comics! I have only read 1 Marvel comic, Ms. Marvel Vol 1. I have Vol 2 I am going to pick up after I finish my current book. I did not realize there were already like 10 of these and I really need to get on that!

Other comics/graphic novels I’ve read- which there aren’t that many different ones- I Hate Fairyland, Rick and Morty, Fables, Monstress, Saga, and Paper Girls. I also just bought/read the very first volume in the Steel Prince Series by VE Schwab.

I Hate Fairyland consists of 4 volumes -it is complete- all about Gertrude who gets stuck in Fairyland for 30 years! It has lots of cursing and is definitely a Mature read.

Cover for I Hate Fairyland Issue 9.

Rick and Morty are just volumes that spin off of the TV show, pretty self explanatory.

Fables is great! I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first but I am 7 books in and still have like 7(or more) to go. But, it is just about how the Fables live in NYC, in their own little neighborhood, and they also have a farm for fables that cannot change to look like humans. It is also pretty mature, there is nudity and cursing.

Fables Book 1

Monstress … I’m not even really sure what is going on in this series. There is a girl, a cat thing, and a little fox girl… The main girl(not fox girl) has some sort of extra life-form inside of her that can/will destroy her… the cat-thing has like 6 tails, and fox girl is just the cutest little like 10 year old with the ears and tail of a fox. Obviously there is more than that, but… I should really re-read it because I really only have the inkling of a clue as to what is going on in this world.

Monstress Issue 14

Saga and Paper Girls both are written by Brian K Vaughn. Saga was the very first comic I picked up and I read the entire first book in less than an hour! I was super engrossed. Paper Girls … not as good but it isn’t even close to the same type of story Saga is. I would recommend them both. Don’t even read reviews because everything is a spoiler.

Brian K Vaughn

What other comics are really good? Any that are just your favorite? What about Marvel comics? Drop me a link below to your favorites or go on over to my Insta @ positivityandbooks or I’m on Litsy @ RyeAnnUh

Hope everyone is having a good Monday! I am just lounging around, cleaning up a bit and going to rearrange my bookshelves.

So this year I have been doing something different with my TBR. Instead of just staring at my shelves until something looks good, or picking a number and then another number to narrow down to a shelf and then to a particular book I have been actually picking out my books ahead of time! :O Ive actually never done this before, unless I bought a book then I usually just pick it up right then. So, at the beginning of every month I’ll share with you what I plan on reading.

This month I started out finishing Dear Martin by Nic Stone, but I finished that right after I woke up on the 1st. Now I am reading The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige. Hopefully I will finish that in the next day or too, it is pretty short, under 300 pages. After that here is what I plan on reading.

So I have 4 books more books for the month plus an extra just in case. But I am also getting the Shades of Magic comic/graphic novel tomorrow so that will be on there as well. I plan on reading Ms. Marvel Vol 2, The Rook, Treacherous Love and The Phantom Tollbooth. And This Savage Song will be a reward if I finish all of those other books, or my first book of April.

How do you choose your next book? Let me know in the comments! You can also follow me on everything! I am RyeAnnUh on Litsy and @postivityandbooks on Insta!