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I’m an old school Grisham fan. I absolutely adore all of his older titles, with my very favorite being The Testament. I will never forget listening to that book! His newest book is out on 10.23 and I’m so excited to share with you that The Reckoning not only brings us back to the Grisham of yesterday, but also adds in some absolutely fascinating WWII history about the Bataan Death March in the Philippines that I really had almost no knowledge of. This book sucked me in, kept me guessing, and had me reading about military history with a completely new level of interest.
I wouldn’t classify this newest Grisham so much as a legal thriller as I would call it a grief-filled family mystery/drama with a LOT of legal plot. There were parts that weren’t perfect in my eyes and I wish some things had been done differently in the last quarter of the book, but overall this was a compelling 4 🌟 read for this Grisham fan (since high school!).
If you or a friend or family member are also old school Grisham fans, or love reading about WWII, get your hands on a copy of this book!
Today was a busy Monday! This picture is of the bulletin board in my office. The positive affirmations are for me AND the students! Keeps me sane when I’m drowning in emails...
9:00 - 10:00 Responded to emails from over the weekend (mostly students asking for research help), skimmed the journal club article.
10:00-11:00 Journal club meeting. Not the best attendance, but over half of our librarians are out sick. We had a great discussion about crowdsourcing of scholarly materials, and we're hoping to improve our interlibrary loan service promotion as a response to this. We also decided on a topic for next month's meeting.
11:00-12:00 - Met with a colleague about a chapter we're working on together. Worked on an IQAP report. Responded to more emails - these were about PR-related things. Sent out doodle poll for next month's journal club. ✍️
12:00-1:00 - Went to a colleague's presentation for Open Access Week. 📖
1:00-4:00 - Office hours. Ate my lunch super quickly. Some students dropped by for research help - mostly psychology students this time. In between students: Replied to a lot of emails. Finished up the IQAP report. Did some social media work. Starting planning an event for Remembrance Day with the office of the Provost. Tried to troubleshoot PsycINFO (a database) not letting people log in. Is anyone else having this problem??
4:00-5:00 - More emails! Working on slides for my Open Access week presentation tomorrow. I'll have to take the slides home to work on them! 🤓
It took me two checkouts from the library to get through the audiobook of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. It was so long and certain parts dragged on, but overall I liked it. The last few chapters were totally satisfying and well worth it though (no spoliers y'all, please)! I think I'm going to take a break from the series for a while since my library doesn't have the last two books as audiobooks and I'm not really in the mood to read the physical copies of these stories. I really enjoy the audio version, so I'll wait.
#QOTD : Do you like Mare Barrow?
Answer: I'm not liking her too much right now, but I'm hoping in the next two books I will end up loving her!
SYNOPSIS: The electrifying second installment in the Red Queen series has all the drama, intrigue, and steamy romance that made it a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Mare Barrow's blood is red-the color of common folk-but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but she makes her escape from Maven, the prince-the friend-who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
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LibTips‘ Grischa-Woche ▪ Alina und Maljen sind gemeinsam als Waisen aufgewachsen. Nun arbeiten beide in der ersten Armee des Zaren: Alina als Kartografin, Maljen als Fährtenleser. Doch als die beiden während einer turbulenten und grausamen Schlacht plötzlich in Lebensgefahr schweben, entfesselt Alina Kräfte, von denen niemand etwas ahnte. Für die junge Kartografin ändert sich alles, als sie daraufhin für ihre Ausbildung zum Obersten Grischa, dem mächtigsten Magier Rawkas, geschickt wird. Undurchschaubar und geheimnisvoll, wird er von allen nur der Dunkle genannt. Wird sich Alina in der Welt der Grischa zurechtfinden? Wird sie Maljen, ihren besten Freund und heimliche Liebe, wiedersehen? Und was hat es mit den Geheimnissen auf sich, die den mysteriösen und so anziehend wirkenden Dunklen umgeben? Mit „Grischa: Goldene Flammen“, im englischen Original „Shadow and Bone“, legt Leigh Bardugo den Grundstein für ihre Grischa-Trilogie. Die Geschichte wird aus der Sicht von Alina, hin- und hergerissen zwischen ihrer Gabe, Versuchung und Liebe, erzählt. Der Einstieg ist etwas holprig gestaltet, da man sich als Leser erst mit den vielen neuen Begriffen vertraut machen muss. Zunächst scheint es, als verliere man die Orientierung. Eben dies macht aber den Reiz der Geschichte aus. Genau wie Alina muss man sich schnell in dieser neuen Welt und im Geschehen zurechtfinden. Man lernt viel über die in dieser Welt existierende Magie und die in ihr beheimateten Wesen, weil Alina es selbst lernen muss. Leigh Bardugo schafft es, den Leser in eine ganz besondere, sehr komplexe Welt zu entführen. Basierend auf russischen Elementen hat sie eine düstere, mystische und große Fantasywelt voller Geheimnisse und mit einem einzigartigen, wissenschaftlich angehauchten Magiesystem geschaffen. Und in dieser Welt geht es um viel mehr als nur um einen normalen Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse.
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Heavy metal meets the devil in this third novel from Grady Hendrix. I LOVED Hendrix’s first two novels, Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, so I was really psyched to get an ARC and eARC copy of this new release in time for Halloween. We Sold Our Souls centers around Kris, a woman who played guitar for a popular heavy metal band in the 1990s. The band broke up under mysterious circumstances before they could make it big and now, 30 years later, Kris has to reconnect with her band mates to find out how and why they drifted apart.
As much as I love Grady Hendrix and his ironic brand of horror writing, I wasn’t crazy about this one. It was almost too action-packed. There just wasn’t enough downtime in the story to explain what the hell was going on. I finished it last night and I’m still a little confused. I’m also not exactly a heavy metal fan, so I had to Wikipedia a lot of the more obscure band references 😬. But hey, if metal and action-heavy stories with lots of blood and gore are your thing, you should definitely look this one up. 🎸