Friday Reads & Event Reminder in NYC

Hello everyone!! Happy Friday! It is a rainy gloomy day here in New York City and I am living for it. I just wish I was at home with my dog snuggling with my current read instead of being here at work managing an office lol. But the bills aren’t going to pay themselves so here I am!

I am currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab and let me tell you something…I AM LOVING EVERY BIT OF IT!!! Ugh I am so happy that I finally got into this series because it’s amazing! I am at the halfway point and I am hoping to maybe finishing it this weekend. I would say tonight but I have a hot date with Lilly@LairOfBooks via Facetime and that’s more important to me hehehe.

The world, the characters, the plot, EVERYTHING is dark and magical. Typical in Schwab fashion and I am absolutely fascinated!


22055262Goodreads Synopsis:

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.


Event Reminder!

I will be at Bluestockings Bookstore on Thursday July 27, located at:
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002

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This event is hosted by La Pluma y La Tinta. An organization that focuses on inspiring, elevating, and shining spotlight on people of color writers/poets. I will be reading some poetry pieces alongside with other writers.

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If you’ll be in the area, I would love to see you there! You can RSVP here.


let’s chat in the comments! i know i am completely new with reading ADSOM, have you read it? thoughts?


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31 thoughts on “Friday Reads & Event Reminder in NYC

  1. Yay!! It’s wonderful to hear that you’re reading ADSOM and are loving it! 😀 That series is one of my favorites! I’m really looking forward to reading your review on it if you choose to write one. And I really wish I was in NYC to hear you read! I hope you have a lovely time at the event ❤

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  2. I’m BEYOND excited for you win! & can’t wait to go see you front & center! I just tried to RSVP but you know the baby monitoring they do here @ work blocked me so i’ll take care of that tonight. Hot date tonight on FT twin!!! It aint Friday w/out a FT partaaaaaay! lol 🙂

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  3. Oh I am so excited you are reading ADSOM right now Gretchen, and incredibly incredibly excited to hear you’re loving it so far. 🙂 I’m probably going to be stalking your blog waiting for you to post your review so I can see what you thought! 😀
    Also good luck with your event tomorrow. It sounds like it will be really interesting and I hope it goes well for you. 🙂 ❤

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  4. Ok so forget everything else, including me telling your for the millionth time that I need to start that series (smh – as Lilly would say 😉 ). This book event is over the top awesome ❤ I am texting you about it now haha. And yes, I am a lame friend who is 4 days behind on blog and news, but I love you and it ❤

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  5. OHMYGOSH! Is this your first author event?! This is AMAZING! I’m sooo excited to see that you’ll be able to talk about and sign copies of your book. I wish I lived anywhere near NYC so I could stop by. Perhaps someday we’ll be in the same city and you can sign my copy of love, and you. Yaaaaay!

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    • Aww that would be so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your excitement, means the world to me!! It’s not so much an author event but just a poetry reading with other people of color ❤

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  6. I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying ADSOM! Maybe by now you are done with it? I hope you’re loving it – loved it. It is such a fantastic series with unique characters and world-building, I loved it so much.
    Best of luck for your event – that is SO COOL, I hope you’ll have a great time! ❤

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