#TBRTakedown 4.0 TBR


June 20th – 26th @TBRTAKEDOWN

I haven’t been reading much lately and it’s driving me crazy.This is one of my favorite read-a-thons and I participate every single time. Hopefully this will get me reading again. I don’t expect to complete all the challenges. Honestly, if I can get two books read, I will be happy. Here are the books I picked out…

Challenges/TBR:

  1. TBR over a year [longest] – The Final Descent by Rick Yancey
  2. Sequel – God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. First book in a series – Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (Writer), Roc Upchurch (Illustrator)
  4. Out of comfort zone [whatever that means for you] – Day of the Wolf by Charles G. West – Currently Reading
  5. Most Recent Book Haul – The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy

Stacking the Shelves: Yard Sale & I Got A Surprise Edition

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Last Saturday was the day that my town does their yard sales. I usually don’t get up and go, but this year my dad wanted to go around and see if he could find anything interesting. He unfortunately didn’t find anything that he wanted, but I did and he was awesome enough to buy them for me. Which is crazy. My dad usually gets a bit annoyed whenever I bring home books. He is always saying I have too many. So the fact that he was not only willing to buy me books, but he bought me 15 of them, is just amazing! Only 14 of them really matter because I actually already own the one book, but I had to get it to get a deal. It was weird. They would only give us the deal if we bought 6 books, but everything was either the 20th+ book in a series or was a book I already owned. So we ended up just grabbing one I already have and I will probably give it to my mom. Anyways, here are the 14 books I got.:)

So after I finished this post, my mom told me she had a surprise for me. It’s at the bottom after all the yard sale books. I love it.

Yard Sale Haul:

Surprise From My Mom:

Doctor Who 12 Doctors 12 StoriesDoctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories

To celebrate the arrival of Peter Capaldi on to our screens as the newly regenerated Doctor, this collection of Doctor Who short stories, each written by a different author, now includes an extra, brand-new twelfth adventure as part of the 12 Doctors, 12 Stories paperback anthology. Offering the perfect addition to the top-selling series, the twelfth story, “Lights Out,” has been penned by self-professed Doctor Who fan and best-selling female sci-fi writer Holly Black.

Stories Included:

A Big Hand For The Doctor by Eoin Colfer, starring One (William Hartnell).

The Nameless City by Michael Scott, starring Two (Patrick Troughton).

The Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick, starring Three (Jon Pertwee).

The Roots of Evil by Philip Reeve, starring Four (Tom Baker).

Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness, starring Five (Peter Davidson).

Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead, starring Six (Colin Baker).

Spore by Alex Scarrow, starring Eight (Paul McCann).

The Beast of Babylon by Charlie Higson, starring Nine (Christopher Eccleston).

The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy, starring Ten (David Tennant).

Nothing O’Clock by Neil Gaiman, starring Eleven (Matt Smith).

Lights Out by Holly Black, starring Twelve (Peter Capaldi).

 

Waiting on Wednesday: Three Sisters, Three Queens

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

Three Sisters Three Queens Tudor Court Philippa GregoryThree Sisters, Three Queens (The Tudor Court #2) by Philippa Gregory

Details: Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: August 9th 2016 by Touchstone
Buy it: Book Depository

Summary: As sisters they share an everlasting bond; As queens they can break each other’s hearts.

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.”

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Waiting on Wednesday: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I picked: 

Katherine of Aragon The True Queen Six Tudor Queens Alison WeirKatherine of Aragon, The True Queen: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens #1) by Alison Weir

Details: Hardcover, 624 pages
Expected publication: May 31st 2016 by Ballantine Books
Buy it: Book Depository

Summary: The lives of Henry VIII’s queens make for dramatic stories and Alison Weir will write a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories.

In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon’s first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry’s one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal …

Alison will write about the wives in the context of their own age and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and – without exception – wrecked their lives. She will transport readers into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.