We’re back with another Sundays in Bed With… meme! This meme dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent your time curled up reading in bed with or which book you wish you had time to read today!
I’ve spent all of my Sunday in bed reading Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan. I’ve literally only started this morning and have been patchily reading it between bouts of sleep but I’m enjoying it so far. The writing is beautiful and so descriptive so I’m excited to keep reading and to see what all the hype is about.
A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.
Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind.
Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.
To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies across the earth and skies. But when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream—striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves or plunging the realm into chaos.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic—where love vies with honor, dreams are fraught with betrayal, and hope emerges triumphant.
What are you currently reading?
It’s finally happened… COVID has caught up to me and has knocked me flat! I was feeling absolutely fine on Wednesday night when I went to bed but then I woke up violently feverish at around 5AM on Thursday and though I tested negative that day, I tested positive Friday evening. *deep sigh* I’m triple jabbed so I guess my case would be considered mild but wow, it’s really horrible. Every moment I’m awake is so uncomfortable and what’s worse is that I’m so uncomfortable that I can’t sleep (which is probably not helped by my general insomnia either). To top it all off, I lost my sense of taste yesterday and now everything tastes like nothing and it really sucks! 🥲 Anyway, I’m gonna stop whining now because it is what it is. At least I’m at home surrounded by people to take care of me and since it’s now day four, I’m hoping I’ll start feeling much better soon. 🤞🏽
I guess the one good thing about being sick and unable to do anything or even go outside my room is that I have plenty of time to read undisturbed, and I’ve definitely taken advantage of that. I finished two buddy reads this weekend alone and well, at least I feel a little accomplished. 😄
ICYMI, here’s what I posted on the blog this week:
- #FirstLinesFriday: 11 November 2022
- Blog Tour Spotlight: Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry
- Cover Reveal: Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee
- #WWWWednesday: 09 November 2022
- #TopTenTuesday: Series I’d Like to Finish
- ARC Review: Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
sleep on the floor – the lumineers
I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and that you have a great week ahead! Take care of yourselves and of each other, friends 🖤