This week I am putting all my focus on Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi. I started it last Wednesday at my son’s soccer practice and was able to read maybe 7 pages. I didn’t get far into it until Sunday (yesterday I got to read about 120 pages), so now that I am connected to it I expect it won’t take me too long. It’s a library book and new releases can’t be renewed so I want to make sure I can get it finished before it goes back.
Right now I have both kids playing baseball and one of them is also doing spring soccer, so practices and games really fill up our week. I anticipate my reading pace to slow down between that, and the fact that my husband and I are doing our best to find time to watch movies together as well as binge watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
So far I am really enjoying COBAB. I love how powerful Zélie is- that staff of hers and her round house kicks are BAD ASS. I love the fantasy elements added to animals that we are familiar with already- the giant size and horns on cats big enough to ride. So cool! I really love when a book can make me feel engulfed in a culture… even though it’s a fantasy world.
The only problem I am having with this book is that every time I read the word ashê, I get this song stuck in my head from the days when my babies were little babies and we brought them to Music Together classes… almost every Saturday for probably 4 years! And now they don’t even remember it! Oh man, don’t get me started on how sad I get when I ask them if they remember how we couldn’t go to bed until we danced around the house to a certain song…. and they have no idea what I’m talking about. Ugh, kids. They’ll break your heart!
Sorry, got off topic there!
I’m kind of nervous about getting to the end of this book. I don’t usually read a new series until it’s a few books deep. But I couldn’t resist the hype so here I am reading a newly released first of a series. What am I doing to myself?! I’m going to go crazy waiting on the next book!
I wish I could find a pronunciation guide for all the Yoruba words and names. If anyone can point me in the direction of one I’d really appreciate it.
This book really makes me want to watch Black Panther so bad! I haven’t seen it yet!!!! My husband and I are playing catch up on all the MCU movies and I am having the best time nerding out over them. We just watched the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so we have a ways to go until we get to Black Panther… and Infinity War! ahhh I want them now! And the magic and power and black rep that I am getting from COBAB is just getting me even more amped up for Black Panther. I am so happy to be getting so much diversity in the fantasy genre!
What will you be reading (or watching) this week? Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy!