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Monday Musts: The Diamond Age, NKOTB & Favorite Bookish Links of the Week

Monday Musts is a weekly event, started and hosted by Jessica @ Lovin' Los Libros, which asks you to highlight your must read, must listen and must see!

The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

From Goodreads:
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. It is to some extent a science fiction coming-of-age story, focused on a young girl named Nell, and set in a future world in which nanotechnology affects all aspects of life. The novel deals with themes of education, social class, ethnicity, and the nature of artificial intelligence.
I haven't read a lot of sci-fi but I cannot recommend this book enough -- amazing world building and completely captivating, especially about reading in the future!


New Kids on the Block - Tonight
So I read 33 1/3's book re: Hangin' Tough last week (my review will be out soon!) and, consequently, I had to go and listen to all of their songs.  I think this one is still my favorite!

This space is dedicated to my favorite book blog posts every week since I don't do weekly recaps (I don't have the patience) and there are always posts that I LOVE!

Sorry I was MIA this week with commenting -- I had an appellate argument early in the week that I spent all of last and a lot of this week preparing for and then all those TRK finished copies were released and I'm on social media hiatus until April 27 ☹
What are your Monday Musts??


  1. I think I was a bit young for the NKOTB fangirling but I remember my sister loving them. I was (and still am) a hardcore Backstreet Boys fan :)

  2. Oh, what a blast from the past. The hair, the clothes, the dancing while singing...the road paved for Backstreet Boys and N'Sync. haha Love it! The book actually sounds pretty interesting, and I'm not one to seek out sci-fi, but two of my favorites last year turned out to be sci-fi.

  3. Very very curious about The Diamond Girl. It certainly sounds epic, and I can appreciate good worldbuilding. (BTW, I loved NKOTB, watched the cartoon series every chance i got lol)

  4. OMG I love NKOTB!!!Thy were my very first concert :)

  5. Ok, we were destined to be friends. NKOTB is still my favorite band of all time. I have seen them in concert the past 4 or 5 years, since they made their big comeback! And that is definitely my favorite NKOTB song ever! :)

  6. Thank you as always for sharing my review link! <3
    The Diamond Girl sounds really amazing! I need to check it out even though I'm not always a fan of sci fi!
    Happy Monday, Eva! :)

  7. Oh man, I'm so looking forward to The Last Boy and Girl in the World! I didn't know about her animations though so thanks for posting :) I was in Jr High in 88' (shhh don't tell) so of course I was a huge NKOTB fan & Hangin' Tough was my favorite album but I had no idea about this book so thank you for sharing and I look forward to your review!

  8. NKOTB! I love it! I think 'Please Don't Go Girl' will always be my favorite because I was so in love with Joey. LOL.
    I really like that cover for The Diamond Age! It looks really interesting!

  9. The Diamond Age looks like a fun book. I just put it on my TBR on GoodReads. Thank you for the recommendation.

  10. Oh my gosh! A few days ago, I was going through pictures from junior high (so like, early 90s) and I came across a NKOTB birthday cake my parents got me! I'd forgotten all about it, but talk about MEMORIES and remembering serious fangirl moments once I saw it! Ha!

  11. Fun fact that will TOTALLY date me... my first ever concert was New Kids on the Block. So there's that. Haha. Great list of links this week. I need to check a few of these out!

  12. Eva, real life gets hold of us from time to time, please don’t stress. I’m looking forward to see more of you after April 27. This is the first time I hear about. Thanks for the rec, I’ll check it out. Great link list, you always manage to put on my radar interesting posts.

  13. You mentioned some fun posts, I hope to check some of them out!

  14. NKOTB! I grew up listening to them because of my sisters!


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