Friday Finds

Sharing some stellar book reviews ~ Friday Finds plus Book Blogger Hop

Hello Avid Readers,

Today is Friday, so it’s time for my Friday Finds post. Once again, I have have been reading loads of wonderful book reviews and have found some great ones that I would like to share with you. This week, I wanted to showcase some bloggers that I either haven’t mentioned much in these Friday Finds posts or this is their debut appearance!

I like being part of the weekly  Book Blogger Hop meme, hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict, so I’m doing it again today: you can read my answer to this week’s question at the bottom of this post.

If you are one of my lovely new followers let me just take a moment to explain what my Friday Finds posts are all about. I like to read, my favourite genre is adult paranormal romance but I’ve also been known to curl up with the odd adult urban fantasy or paranormal cosy mystery too. BUT it’s a big wide literary world out there and I decided back in January 2019 that you, my dear followers, might be interested in reading reviews about books from other genres to help find your next read. Ta!Da! My weekly Friday Finds post was born.

So, here are some book reviews that my fellow book bloggers have enjoyed reading (in no particular order).

Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor from Obsessed with Fairytales

Rachel is an avid reader who enjoys sharing her love of books with others. She usually to posts book reviews multiple times a week and I always enjoy reading her thoughts and like how she sets out her posts. When talking about this sci-fi novella, Rachel admits that: “It only took me an hour or so to read it because I was completely sucked into the story.

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Starsight by Brandon Sanderson from CJR The Brit

Caro is a fellow blogging Brit and a Mum who admits to having a serious one click addiction (which is why she works!) 😉 Regarding eading preference, she reads it all! Caro tends to gravitate towards YA Fantasy/PNR but also loves the romance genre. She posts all sorts:, new releases, reviews and the occasional feature. When reading this one, Caro said: “This was a solid sequel, maybe a bit slow at times but I loved the new direction it took. I was totally hooked!

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A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer from Meeghan Reads

Meeghan is an Australian blogger who calls herself a nerd, bookworm, baker, cat slave, plant killer, collector, occasional gamer (video games and board games), music lover, traveller, organiser and wife. Meeghan really loved this book saying: “YA fantasy is going from strength to strength these days, and Kemmerer is just as much at the front of this, as Bardugo, Black, Maas and all the others are. This book really smashes it out of the park.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer from The Writerly Way

Sammie thinks of herself as a creator—of worlds, people, and sometimes bad ideas. When she’s not doing those things, she says she’s preventing her husband and offspring from destroying the planet and everyone in it. Sammie is a great book blogger; her personality shines through and I love her energetic posts and book reviews. Sammie says, “This book is so much darker than the original Beauty and the Beast, and I freaking LOVED it.

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And my final review this week is from and tried and trusted blog that I’ve been following for years.

The Enigma Beyond by Breakfield and Burkey from Literary Titan

If you don’t know, Literary Titan are a group of discerning reviewers that seem to find independent published works in every genre. They regularly post review and author interviews and have close to 4,000 followers! You’re bound to find something that catches your eye. This reviewer says: “The Enigma Beyond being the eleventh volume of this series remains riveting and exciting. It’s a continuation from previous installments but it did not leave me feeling like I joined a conversation in the middle.

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So, that’s my picks for this week. I hope you find a moment or two to click at least one of these reviews yourself – who knows you may just find your next favourite author or another fabulous blog to follow!

Now on to the Book Blogger Hop meme which was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on 31 December 2012.

With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict relaunched the hop on 15 February 2013. Each week the hop starts on a Friday and ends the following Thursday with a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.


So this week’s question is:

Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not?

(submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)

I could say no because we’re always sneaking off to read. Lol! 😉 But in all honesty, I don’t think whether a person reads or not makes them a better or worse employee than their colleagues. Unless we’re talking about working in a book shop or library, then I think the extra knowledge will definitely come in handy. 😉

What do you think? Do you think being a reader effects our employability?

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post. I hope you have a great weekend and manage to read (or listen to) a great book.

Happy Reading!


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(0) Comments

  1. I think the Kemmerer books look pretty fun. 🙂

  2. Oh wow. Thanks for sharing my review, Flora!!
    In regards to the question, I work in a Communications and Media space and a lot of my colleagues are readers, but I’m not sure if it makes us better employees or not?!

  3. The meme question is interesting. I do think readers are usually more empathetic and more tolerant of difference because what they read exposes them to a variety of people and situations (except for those readers who only read what they know or to confirm their own view of the world) I also think readers tend to have good general knowledge and creative thinking skills, again because they are exposed to more information and ideas. All those traits can make for a better employee, though perhaps it’s not of benefit in every job I can think of many in which it would.

    1. It certainly made me think. Yes, you’re right, Shelleyrae, those traits are beneficial. I wonder if all reading material would prove to enhance empathy and tolerance though.

  4. jeneaw41 says:

    You have some really good finds. I would love to get my hands on A Curse So Dark and Lonely. Maybe soon.

  5. Thank you so much! I love this ❤❤

  6. Um! I think it would depend on what other skills the job required. But most jobs need you to read at some point, so the actual ability to read sounds like a necessity. As to if the employee likes to read lots of books, then it might show some dedications skills!

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