Pride Month Book Recs and #AmWatching

I’m a little late recommending books for Pride Month, but I’ve come across some amazing ones in the past few weeks. You may have seen Blood Like Magic and This Poison Heart on my WWW Wednesday posts, and I reviewed Blood Like Magic last week HERE. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe came highly recommended by friends in my book club, and when I received an ARC of its sequel, I had to backtrack and finally get around to listening to the first. I had to mention The House in the Cerulean Sea again. I can’t say enough about this book. I’d love to find time for a reread.

I can’t believe I forgot to mention I saw A Quiet Place 2 in an actual movie theater a few weeks ago! Hubby had no interest in seeing it, but I have no problem seeing movies by myself. I actually enjoy it. I get there early for a good seat, then read my Kindle until the previews start. It was just as tense and compelling as the first and, being a Cillian Murphy fan, I was anxious to see what his character brought to the story. I was also excited to eat theater popcorn again – with butter, of course. Never even thought about not being able to taste or smell it, so it was kind of a letdown. I’ve noted a slight improvement in my sense of smell lately, so I’m hopeful it’s making a gradual comeback. Then I’ll get more popcorn.

Have a great week!

27 thoughts on “Pride Month Book Recs and #AmWatching

  1. Two more books you might enjoy and perfect for pride month (even though it’s almost over) are All The Better Part of Me and Lava Red Feather Blue, both by Molly Ringle. Both great reads!

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  2. Sounds like you’ve enjoyed some great reading. I’ll probably wait until A Quiet Place 2 hits DVD before catching it, but I want to see it.

    I can’t believe you STILL don’t have your sense of taste and smell back. That’s just wretched, Teri.

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    1. Some days it seems like I’m making progress and then others I can’t smell anything. I’m staying optimistic and told my brain it’s not an option to stay this way. Hope it listens!

      You should definitely watch the DVD, Mae. A very worthy sequel.

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  3. I didn’t realize you were still having issues with your taste and smell. That would definitely impact movie popcorn excitement. Hopefully, it will continue to improve. 🤗
    I was just thinking this morning that I need to see if the usual theater I go to is open and what movies are playing.
    Great book recommendations!

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    1. One night last week I’d accidentally left a dish towel too close to a burner and it was smoking. I smelled nothing, but hubby caught it. What if I’d been home alone? Kind of scary. Hope you can get out to a movie soon, Tessa!

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  4. I can’t believe you still have no sense of smell, Teri. That is awful. We are in the throws of a third wave of Covid here and we have the Delta variant. I am reading a book that would qualify for Pride month now. It is a Beta read so I didn’t chose it especially. I am enjoying it.

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    1. I’ve been trying to ‘retrain’ my nose with essential oils and spices – some I can smell if I hold it up close, but some smell like nothing at all or ashes. Ashes is my default smell. I’m still hopeful. So sorry Covid is still so prevalent there, Robbie – and that’s scary about the Delta variant. Stay safe!

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  5. Victoria Zigler

    Thanks for the recommendations. Glad you got to go out to watch a movie, though sorry your senses are still not entirely returned. Glad there’s some improvement though. I hope your senses of smell and taste continue to return, and you can soon enjoy the foods you used to fully again.

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