This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
Happy Monday everyone! I am so enjoying March right now. The weather was splendid this weekend and the reading has been excellent all month! On my walk the other day, I saw lots of flowers and trees in bloom which always makes my heart sing. The only down side lately is that I am way behind on writing my reviews. I seem to be reading faster than I can find the time to write. Hopefully I will be all caught up soon.
This week’s pick for Goodreads Monday is a backlist by a ‘new’ favorite author. T. Kingfisher is the pseudonym for Ursula Vernon who writes many delightful books for children. I had no idea she wrote for adults until I read her newest book A House with Good Bones. I enjoyed that one so much that I looked at her other adult books and this is the one that caught my eye.
Swordheart by T. Kingfisher
Publication Date: November 2018
Summary from Goodreads:
Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle’s estate… and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her own in-laws… and the sword itself may prove to be the greatest threat of all.
I think this might be part of a series, but also a standalone? Not sure, but it sounds good and I love the idea of the magical sword. Not sure when I will get a chance to read it, but I hope to get to it soon.
Here’s mine: https://laurieisreading.com/2023/03/20/goodreads-monday-the-red-scrolls-of-magic/