Musing Mondays (#8)

Aaaand another Monday with a Musing Monday post successfully going up on my blog! This is amazing. (Now, we’ll see if I can keep this up once I’m employed *awkward laugh*, but until then, you can all enjoy very scheduled rambles from me!

For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome MizB every Monday. This is a blog hop where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

This week I’ll be answering one of the weekly prompts, before answering the random question for this week:

I am currently reading…

Two books, and this is a little rare, but not so rare. It usually happens when I’m too excited for both books to read one first. Or, one of the books isn’t giving me something that I need as a reader, and I need the 2nd book to take care of that. OR, I’m reading the end of a series and I’m too scared to finish, haha. And of course, the latter is the case here.

14061957I am on the third book of The Grisha Trilogy! And now that I am emotionally invested in a lot of the characters, I’m not ready to say goodbye. Plus, I’m scared that some, or all of them will get killed off in this book.

Also, while I can normally handle books with little or no romance if the plot is entertaining enough on its own, this time around, I’ve read a number of books in a row which did not give me enough romance…and Ruin and Rising would be, as the saying goes, “the cherry on top.”

This is in no way the fault of the author, nor is this a criticism from me. I just happen to be a very romantic person, and when I go for too long without encountering it in books, I start to feel a little sad. Okay, maybe more than a little sad.

1253869884-500x500Therefore, I started re-reading the first book in the Merry Gentry series. Because not only is there a 100% guarantee of romance (and maybe some steamy scenes, hehe), but also because I need some more Fae and Fae world before May 2017 (view my last Musing Monday post, to see why…if you haven’t already guessed, hahaha).

I read this book for the first time when I was a teenager (naughty me), and I am realizing now that my standards for “good writing” were a lot lower then, than they are now. Not to say that Hamilton’s writing is horrible. But it sure isn’t anything special. …Although in her defense, people reading her books don’t pick them up to experience her lyrical writing and eloquence.

They pick this book up for a the plot, the romance, and the sexy moments. For those of you who do enjoy adult books as well and are experiencing some A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury withdrawals, and maybe want something light to tide you over, here’s the synopsis:

My name is Meredith ‘Merry’ Gentry, but of course it’s not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don’t even know why…

I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn’t flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can’t afford that.

Rumour has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.

So the running is over. But the fighting has just begun…

If you do decide to pick the book up, please don’t blame me for this one scene in the first quarter of the book. You’ll know which one, when you get to it. I found that it bothered me this time around, whereas I’m not sure how it affected me as a teen…because I hadn’t remembered it was there. Also, should I review this book when I’m done? Let me know!

And now I will be answering this week’s random question:

Are there any particular worlds in books in which you’d like to live?

Why yeeeeees! I’ve actually been collecting these worlds over the years, in a list in my head. Yes, that sounds weird. But anyway, here they are (not in any particular order)!

The Harry Potter World (J.K. Rowling)!

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The world of The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)!

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The world from The Grisha Trilogy (Leigh Bardugo)!

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The world from The Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind)!


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The world of A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)!


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And finally, Middle Earth of course (J.R.R. Tolkien)!


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 These world are all beautiful as well as dangerous, but I would still love to live in any of them! Or maybe switch between them all and then pick one! I was going to put the world from A Game of Thrones on here as well, but that one is far far far too violent, even for me. I’m too little to be a warrior woman like Brienne of Tarth…and even she has her worries despite how big and strong she is. Therefore, sorry George R.R. Martin…but I would not like to live in your world.

THANK YOU FOR READING MY POST! What are you currently reading? And what world/s, if any, would you want to live in?! LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!


25 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (#8)

  1. Lauren says:

    I too have a list of worlds Flavia so you are definitely not alone there! I like all the ones you picked I am not familiar with a few of them but they all sound interesting. I’ve always been curious about Laurel K. Hamilton but I’ve yet to pick up anything by her, might start with that one if one of my PLs has it!

    Here’s my post:

    Also thank you for the award!! I plan on writing my post…as soon as I can think of 11 bloggers to nominate – can you tell I’m not as active around the book blogging community as I wish I were?

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    • Flavia says:

      Yay! I don’t feel so alone anymore! Haha. And just to warn you…this Hamilton book is turning out to be a lot more adult…than I remembered haha. So be warned!

      I saw your post but lost my comment while typing it up on my phone. So I’ll comment tomorrow when I get on my laptop 😂 sorry!

      And you’re very welcome! I look forward to seeing your post! 😊


  2. TeacherofYA says:

    Love the Christmas theme! Thanks for the direction on the graphics, but I still have a question: so once you download the vectors, how do you personalize them? I am assuming I’ll have to do it from the computer, and then they look like they are all on one sheet…is that how they download? And if they do, what program do you use to put them on the blog?
    I’m so sorry to hammer you with questions…I wish you were my neighbor so you could just show me! Argh! 😭

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