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It’s Thursday and it’s time to talk books! (When isn’t it, amirite??) I am full of excitement this week as we roll into the first week of December. It might be the caffeine, but I’m pretty sure it’s because there are so many amazing books coming out next year that I am buzzing with joy! I counted the titles on my 2021 master list and it’s already over 1600 books long, lolsob. But I won’t let it stop me from adding more!
I have book news, book excitement, cat pictures, trivia, and more. It was a week short on book news, but still full of spirit. And as always, it is a delight and an honor to spend this time with you. Whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, I am sending you EXTRA love and hugs. And please be mindful of others. It takes no effort to be kind. I’ll see you again on Thursday. – xoxo, Liberty, Your Friendly Neighborhood Velocireader™
Trivia question time! Daniel Peggotty is a character who appears in which Charles Dickens novel? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)
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Book Riot Recommends
At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and learn about a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week so you can add them to your TBR! (It will now be books I loved on Mondays and books I’m excited to read on Thursdays. YAY, BOOKS!)
Excited to read:
Fatal Fried Rice: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien (St. Martin’s Paperbacks, March 9, 2021)
If you have been reading the newsletters for any amount of time now, or listening to All the Books!, you know that I am a big fan of Chien’s cozy mystery series about Lana Lee. Lana is a young woman who returned to her hometown after a series of disappointments and started working in her family’s Chinese restaurant. Of course, because they are mysteries, in each book people wind up dead and Lana’s family and friends—and once even Lana—are suspects, and she must work to solve the cases to save them. If you are looking for, fun, light mysteries, I recommend starting at the beginning with Death by Dumpling!
What I’m reading this week.
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Bloodline by Jess Lourey
Appleseed by Matt Bell
Song stuck in my head:
And this is funny:
Awwwwwww, what’s in the box???
Here are a few things I enjoy that I thought you might like as well:
- Check, Please. If you haven’t read this comic yet, I suggest you drop everything and read it now. It’s available on her website or in two trade paperbacks. I like to reread it every few months and make heart eyes.
- David Morse. I am a total fangirl and recently had a Morse marathon: Twelve Monkeys, Extreme Measures, The Rock, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. 1996 was a good year to be a Morse fan.
- They Can Talk comics. I’m always down for animal jokes.
- Purrli: This website makes the relaxing sounds of a cat purring.
And here’s a cat picture!
What a poser.
Trivia answer: David Copperfield.
You made it to the bottom! High five. Thanks for reading! – xo, L