Something To Look Forward To | Week of November 1st, 2021

Posted November 1, 2021 by Bonnie in Something To Look Forward To / 0 Comments

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Week of November 1st, 2021

Gilded by Marissa Meyer [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Feiwel & Friends

The Seventh Queen (The Frozen Crown #2) by Greta Kelly [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Harper Voyager

A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) by Freya Marske [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Tordotcom

The God of Lost Words (Hell’s Library #3) by A.J. Hackwith [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Ace

Brothers of the Wind (The Last King of Osten Ard #0.75) by Tad Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Daw Books

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Custom House

An Unintended Voyage (Maradaine Sequence) by Marshall Ryan Maresca [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Daw Books

Something More Than Night by Kim Newman [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Titan Books

Shoot the Moonlight Out by William Boyle [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Pegasus Crime

The Collective by Alison Gaylin [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by William Morrow

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by William Morrow

Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (Lady Sherlock #6) by Sherry Thomas [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Berkley Books

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Random House

A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Avon

The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Avon

The Fastest Way To Fall by Denise Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Berkley Romance

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Something To Look Forward To | Week of October 25th, 2021

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Week of October 25th, 2021

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Disney-Hyperion

Trashlands by Alison Stine [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by MIRA

Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Orbit

Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Atria Books

These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Minotaur Books

She Kills Me: The True Stories of History’s Deadliest Women by Jennifer Wright [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Abrams Image

As the Wicked Watch (Jordan Manning #1) by Tamron Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by William Morrow

Survival Instincts by Jen Waite [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Dutton Books

Fan Club by Erin Mayer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by MIRA

The Unheard by Nicci French [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Better off Dead (Jack Reacher #26) by Lee Child [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Delacorte Press

The Wicked Widow (The Wicked City #3) by Beatriz Williams [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

All the Feels (Spoiler Alert #2) by Olivia Dade [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Avon

Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Avon

Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Berkley

Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lowell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Carina Adores

The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by HQN

The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipman [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Graydon House

Christmas in Peachtree Bluff (Peachtree Bluff #4) by Kristy Woodson Harvey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by Gallery Books

The Christmas Dress: A Novel by Courtney Cole [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 26th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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Something To Look Forward To | Week of October 18th, 2021

Posted October 18, 2021 by Bonnie in Something To Look Forward To / 0 Comments

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Week of October 18th, 2021

A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Blue Box Press

Truth of the Divine (Noumena #2) by Lindsay Ellis [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

Femlandia by Christina Dalcher [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Berkley Books

Nightwatch on the Hinterlands by K. Eason [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Daw Books

Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Tordotcom

Shadows of Eternity by Gregory Benford [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Gallery / Saga Press

Body Shocks by Ellen Datlow [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Tachyon Publications

Child of Light by Terry Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Del Rey

Glimmer by Marjorie B Kellogg [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Daw Books

A Line To Kill (Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #3) by Anthony Horowitz [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Harper

The Judge’s List (The Whistler #2) by John Grisham [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Doubleday Books

Over My Dead Body (Detective William Warwick #4) by Jeffrey Archer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by HarperCollins

Litani by Jess Lourey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Thomas & Mercer

The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx by Nikki Sixx [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Hachette Books

Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Harper Muse

Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021

Well Matched (Well Met #3) by Jen DeLuca [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Berkley

A Season for Second Chances by Jenny Bayliss [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Sophie Valroux’s Paris Stars by Samantha Verant [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 19th 2021 by Berkley Books

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Something To Look Forward To | Week of October 11th, 2021

Posted October 11, 2021 by Bonnie in Something To Look Forward To / 0 Comments

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Week of October 11th, 2021

The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings: A medieval ghost story by Dan Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 14th 2021 by Head of Zeus

The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights by Bridget Collins [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Pegasus Crime

The Book of Magic (Practical Magic #2) by Alice Hoffman [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Simon Schuster

Along the Saltwise Sea (The Up-and-Under #2) by A. Deborah Baker [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Tordotcom

The Quicksilver Court (Rooks and Ruin #2) by Melissa Caruso [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Orbit

Inhibitor Phase (Revelation Space) by Alastair Reynolds [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Orbit

Destroyer of Light by Jennifer Marie Brissett [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Tor Books

Pearl by Josh Malerman [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Del Rey Books

This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by MCD X Fsg Originals

The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Graydon House

No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by William Morrow

Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Corpse Flower (A Kaldan and Scháfer Mystery #1) by Anne Mette Hancock [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Crooked Lane Books

Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Revell

The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Dial Press

Always, in December by Emily Stone [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by Dell

The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 12th 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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Can’t Wait Wednesday | What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Posted October 6, 2021 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 4 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday | What Moves the Dead by T. KingfisherWhat Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
Published by Tor Nightfire on July 12, 2022
Pages: 176
Genres: Horror
Format: Hardcover
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From the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones comes a gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Fall of the House of Usher."

When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania.

What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves.

Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all.

I finally started my first T. Kingfisher novel 2 days ago (The Hollow Places) and holy shit, I’m gonna need everything this woman has written. Including this one. I’m not sure what beautiful monstrosity is going on on this cover but WOW 😳.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To | Week of October 5th, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021 by Bonnie in Something To Look Forward To / 0 Comments

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Week of October 5th, 2021

Reprieve by James Han Mattson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by William Morrow

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne (The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, #1) by Jonathan Stroud [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

A Twist of Fate (A Stitch in Time #2) by Kelley Armstrong [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021

The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Berkley Books

A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1) by Alix E. Harrow [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Tordotcom

The Keepers of Metsan Valo by Wendy Webb [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Lake Union Publishing

Blood of the Chosen (Burningblade & Silvereye #2) by Django Wexler [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Orbit

Payback’s a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) by Lana Harper [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Berkley

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Park Row

1979 (Allie Burns #1) by Val McDermid [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Atlantic Monthly Press

Nanny Needed by Georgina Cross [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Bantam

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed (Elderly Lady #2) by Helene Tursten [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Soho Crime

The Savage Kind by John Copenhaver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Pegasus Crime

The Neighbor’s Secret by L. Alison Heller [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Flatiron Books

The Last Guest by Tess Little [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Ballantine Books

The Taking of Jemima Boone: The True Story of the Kidnap and Rescue That Shaped America by Matthew Pearl [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Harper

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Viking

Three Sisters (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #3) by Heather Morris [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

The Vanished Days (Slains) by Susanna Kearsley [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Sourcebooks Landmark

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Riverhead Books

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Dey Street Books

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by St. Martin’s Griffin

A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Berkley Books

Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist (Mistletoe Romance, #1) by Codi Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

The Throwback List by Lily Anderson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Hyperion Avenue

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Can’t Wait Wednesday | One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

Posted September 29, 2021 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 6 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday | One Night on the Island by Josie SilverOne Night on the Island by Josie Silver
Published by Ballantine Books on February 15th 2022
Pages: 368
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
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From the New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December...When a solitary one-bedroom cabin is accidentally double-booked, the two lodgers find that although company was the last thing either of them wanted, it may be just the thing they both needed.

Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is the last thing that dating columnist Cleo wanted, but she is going on a self-coupling quasi-sabbatical--at the insistence of her boss--in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column. The remote Irish island she's booked is a far cry from London, but at least it's a chance to hunker down in a luxury cabin and indulge in some quiet, solitary self-care while she figures out her next steps in her love life and her career.

Mac is also looking forward to some time to himself. With his life in Boston deteriorating in ways he can't bring himself to acknowledge, his soul searching has brought him to the same Irish island in search of his roots and some clarity. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means both solitude seekers have reserved the same one-bedroom hideaway on exactly the same dates.

Instantly at odds with each other, Cleo and Mac don't know how they're going to manage until the next weekly ferry arrives. But as the days go by, they no longer seem to mind each other's company quite as much as they thought they would...

Written with Josie Silver's signature warmth, charm and insights into the human heart, One Night on the Island explores the meaning of home, the joys of escape and how the things we think we want are never the things we really need.

About Josie Silver

Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little midlands town in England.

After adoring One Day in December and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (both got 5 stars from me and let me tell you, that’s RARE) Josie Silver is a definite a new favorite. Can’t wait for more of her lovely stories. <3

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To | Week of September 27th, 2021

Posted September 27, 2021 by Bonnie in Something To Look Forward To / 0 Comments

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Week of September 27th, 2021

The Ex Hex (Ex Hex #1) by Erin Sterling [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Avon

Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Berkley Books

The Last Graduate (The Scholomance #2) by Naomi Novik [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Del Rey Books

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Tordotcom

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Tor Books

The Free Bastards (The Lot Lands #3) by Jonathan French [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Del Rey Books

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Nightfire

Invisible Sun (Empire Games #3) by Charles Stross [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Tor Books

The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by ECW Press

The House of Dust by Noah Broyles [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Inkshares

The Liar of Red Valley by Walter Goodwater [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Solaris

The Bone Ship’s Wake (The Tide Child #3) by R.J. Barker [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Orbit

The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Redhook

We Know You Remember (High Coast #1) by Tove Alsterdal [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Harper

The Ice Coven (Jessica Niemi #2) by Max Seeck [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Berkley Books

Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Berkley Books

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Scribner

A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Little, Brown and Company

Sweet Love (Forever Adirondacks #2) by Lauren Accardo [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Berkley

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by MIRA

No Words (Little Bridge Island #3) by Meg Cabot [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Meet Me in London (Meet Me #1) by Georgia Toffolo [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by HQN

The Christmas Wedding Guest (Wishing Tree #1) by Susan Mallery [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by HQN

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Suzanne Enoch [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology by Eloisa James [Purchase]
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Avon

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Book Review | When Sorrows Come (October Daye #15) by Seanan McGuire

Posted September 23, 2021 by Bonnie in 2021, Adult, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review | When Sorrows Come (October Daye #15) by Seanan McGuireWhen Sorrows Come (October Daye, #15) by Seanan McGuire
Published by DAW on September 14th 2021
Pages: 384
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Also by this author: Indexing, Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation

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Toby's getting married! Now in hardcover, the fifteenth novel of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling October Daye urban fantasy series.

It's hard to be a hero. There's always something needing October "Toby" Daye's attention, and her own desires tend to fall by the wayside in favor of solving the Kingdom's problems. That includes the desire to marry her long-time suitor and current fiancé, Tybalt, San Francisco's King of Cats. She doesn't mean to keep delaying the wedding, it just sort of...happens. And that's why her closest friends have taken the choice out of her hands, ambushing her with a court wedding at the High Court in Toronto. Once the High King gets involved, there's not much even Toby can do to delay things...

...except for getting involved in stopping a plot to overthrow the High Throne itself, destabilizing the Westlands entirely, and keeping her from getting married through nothing more than the sheer volume of chaos it would cause. Can Toby save the Westlands and make it to her own wedding on time? Or is she going to have to choose one over the other?

Includes an all-new bonus novella!

*sigh* The sorrows came for me, that’s for sure.

When Sorrows Come was a ridiculous stretch of material that should’ve been just another novella in this unnecessarily prolonged series. Now, to back up, I am a longtime fan of this series specifically and have no issue with long series’ in general but only if it’s needed. That’s not to say that there isn’t a need because McGuire continues to introduce new and intriguing plot points (even in the later installments) but the issue is in how she divvies out the new stuff. New material is doled out sparingly with the remainder of the standard 350-page novel simply being regurgitated recaps for readers that may choose to start the series at any point (except, why lol), however, multiple pages being dedicated to explaining each and every backstory is simply absurd. For those of us that have been reading Toby from the very beginning, it’s a bit of a disservice to us, forcing us to wade through details that we already know. I know that some may say that new stuff did happen in this installment! Except did it? Setting aside the issue with the recaps, the basic plot points are also starting to feel stale. I mean honestly, how many times can Toby get stabbed or save a kingdom before we all start getting déjà vu?

My opinion of Toby has started to change as well what with her whining ad nauseam about the wedding, about all the people in her life that care for her and want her to stop getting stabbed (and just want her to eat regular meals), about her responsibilities, etc. The whole way this plot played out regarding the wedding we all knew was coming was pretty irritating too (especially the fact that Toby seemed to have no idea how politically important her wedding and the ceremony was, the intricacies and details that went into the ceremony, and the fact that none of this was explained to her until just about the day before the event.) The larger plot point that has yet to come full circle is the only thing that has me convinced I’ll be picking up the next installment of this series. All of the other details are wearisome and I’ve grown tired of the constant repetitiveness and am well past ready for this series to come to a close.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday | How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur

Posted September 22, 2021 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 1 Comment

Can’t Wait Wednesday | How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael SchurHow to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur
Published by Simon & Schuster on March 1st 2022
Pages: 304
Genres: Non-Fiction, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
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From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,500 years of deep thinking from around the world.

Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad advice. Fortunately, many smart philosophers have been pondering this conundrum for millennia and they have guidance for us. With bright wit and deep insight, How to Be Perfect explains concepts like deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism, ubuntu, and more so we can sound cool at parties and become better people.

Schur starts off with easy ethical questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” (No.) and works his way up to the most complex moral issues we all face. Such as: Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people? How much money should I give to charity? Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad? And much more. By the time the book is done, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.

About Michael Schur

Michael Herbert Schur is an American television producer, writer, and character actor. He was a producer and writer for the comedy series The Office, and co-created Parks and Recreation with Office producer Greg Daniels.

A book of philosophy written by the creator of The Good Place?!

Shut Up And Take My Money! | Know Your Meme

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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