The Week Gone By 01/18/21

Hello everyone…!!!!! I haven’t been here updating my weekly reading posts because I am currently in India, and don’t have the same amount of time to read anymore without offending my parents. But I’ve really enjoyed writing these posts before, so I’ll just try and talk about all the books I am atleast trying to get through in the time I have and any other bookish things I am excited about.

I encountered a mention of this book on twitter and wanted to check it out immediately. And it was both shocking and completely unsurprising. It’s one of those books that will make you furious and it’s perfect to read when you are in the mood for some angry reading. And even though we are all thinking how much of the corruption of the last four years will come to light and if anyone will face consequences, it has become even more significant now after the events of 1/6. This book reiterates the point that the powerful have been left to their corrupt practices without facing any punishment, and it is only increasing their audacity to commit more crimes, and it’s high time that they are made to face some accountability for their actions.

To be very honest, I had no plans to read this. I was thinking of watching the show though, because historical romances can be good for some escapism. But I am not so sure anymore after finishing the book. It was mostly ok, just a typical histrom with nothing very special but all the lies, and the ultimate sexual assault scene just threw me off (and even the aftermath isn’t really handled well). I suppose the book is a little old and maybe these kinda issues were ignored then, but I am just surprised that it was decided to make a show based on it now, and from the discourse I have seen, it doesn’t look like the assault was handled any better on the show either. So, I can only say that there are better histroms out there and I wouldn’t recommend this, but I have no opinion on the show as of now.

I only started listening to the audiobook of Princess Floralinda, and it’s been fun till now. I think the narration is particularly interesting and engaging and I can’t wait to listen to more of it.

I absolutely love the concept of Four Hundred Souls. 80 Black people from various different fields coming together to create this community history, with each one focusing on a five year period and talking about what they found most important or influential from that time, is a wonderful idea and I am really impressed. I have about half of the book to get through and I can already say that this will be a favorite.

I read only the introduction of The World Turned Upside Down, but quickly realized that this book needs me to imbibe it slowly and I should be in the right mood for it. So, even though it’s releasing tomorrow, I don’t think I will hurry and get through it in my own time.

I don’t know much about the premise of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, but the idea of a historical LGBT+ is very intriguing and I can’t wait to read it. But there’s a huge wait at my library, so it’s gonna take a while.

These are some of my anticipated reads of this year which had cover reveals last week, and I am so impressed. Each of them is so beautiful and I can’t stop looking. But my favorite has to be The Bronzed Beasts because that color scheme and aesthetic is perfectly aligned with my tastes, and it shines so bright.

What all have you been reading recently? Do let me know in the comments below if you have some recommendations for my TBR.

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          1. I’ve seen it happen a couple times.. what they do is they add another entry with the request option. I got 2 arcs that way.

            If you signup for the weekly Netgalley newsletter, the email usually contains the info if any book you have wished for is currently up for request.

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