Summer Travel Audiobook Recs at Libro.fm!

Whether it's a long drive, a long layover, or a long afternoon, we've got audiobook recs to keep you and yours feeling mellow!


616. Reading Rubrics with Shana

In a review for Never Cross a Highlander, Shana came up with the ACAB scale, or the Alyssa Cole Anti-Slavery Book Scale, which ranks how central the horror of slavery is to the storyline. I asked her to tell me all about it, and Shana, kindly, said yes. Our conversation grows (of course) to include the field of narrative therapy and bibliotherapy, other evaluative rubrics for reading, and the subgenres, professions, settings we can, and … Continue reading 616. Reading Rubrics with Shana

Books On Sale

Dogs, Fantasy, & More

Books on Sale: The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton & More

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton is $1.99! This is book three in the Dangerous Damsels series. I reviewed the first book and found it a little too silly for my tastes, but it’s a good book for turning your brain off.

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Summer Travel Audiobook Recs at Libro.fm!

SBTB Summer Audiobook Recommendations on Libro.fm

If you like audiobooks and have some long summer travel ahead of you, we’ve put together a recommendation list with the help of the folks at Libro.fm: SBTB’s Summer Travel Audiobook Recs! We’ve got nonfiction, romance (of course) of many subgenres, plus science fiction, fantasy, YA, and mysteries. I particularly liked Marple, the anthology of twelve new mysteries about Miss Marple, all narrated by different experts like Adjoa Andoh, Alex Kingston, and Alison Steadman. But whatever you’re … Continue reading Summer Travel Audiobook Recs at Libro.fm!

Links: Sailor Moon, Events & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to Wednesday Links! I joined the office softball league and our first game was up against a team who takes the game way too seriously, especially playing up against a group of people with a team where 80% of us have never played softball before. Oh well, we still had a fun time amongst our group! My partner was also recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and we just find this great … Continue reading Links: Sailor Moon, Events & More

Books On Sale

Earls, Paranormal Mysteries, & More

Books on Sale: A Most Unusual Duke by Susanna Allen & More

RECOMMENDED: A Most Unusual Duke by Susanna Allen is $1.99! This is the second book in a series and it earned a Squee grade from Catherine:

You know how sometimes you pick up a book because it looks like fun, and then it turns out to be clever and funny and tender and tropey and still somehow unique, and you read it all in one sitting and hop straight onto the Kobo site after midnight to order the previous book in the series?

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Book Review

In Which Winnie Halifax is Utterly Ruined by Alexandra Vasti

In Which Winnie Halifax is Utterly Ruined

I don’t recall exactly how this trilogy came to my attention. Strangely, it may have been their long titles, which may have signaled to me an Austen-esque voice, one that at the same time did not take itself too seriously. In any case, I was very happy I picked up the first novella, In Which Margo Halifax Earns Her Shocking Reputation, and from then on I waited impatiently for weeks and weeks before the second … Continue reading In Which Winnie Halifax is Utterly Ruined by Alexandra Vasti

Books On Sale

Historical Romances on Sale!

Books on Sale: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare & More

RECOMMENDED: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare is $1.99! This is part of the Castles Ever After series, but can be read on its own. Elyse loved this book:

I loved Do You Want to Start a Scandal. It’s funny, it’s sexy and it’s got some Clue-like shenanigans going on. If you have better self control than I do, I recommend savoring this book rather than powering through in one sitting (good luck).

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Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Medieval Romance with Reincarnations

This HaBO request is from Jay, who wants to find this romance (and yes, it does sound similar to last week’s but there’s no relation): I’ve been trying to figure out the name of this book for years, so I may be misremembering things at this point, but you guys are my last hope! The main thing I remember is that the heroine and hero (and possibly a villain) are stuck in a cycle of … Continue reading HaBO: Medieval Romance with Reincarnations

Hide Your Wallet

Hide Your Wallet: May 21st Release Week!

May is quieting down for us and I’m pretty sure our wallets are thanking us. This week and next looks less packed, but the beginning of June appears to be merciless on our book budgets. What books are you excited for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Books On Sale

Get Rec’d Mysteries on Sale!

Books on Sale: Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li & More

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li is $4.99! As I was putting today’s sale list together with a focus on mysteries, I realized all of these have been mention in my Get Rec’d posts. However, I’d describe this one as more fiction with some heisty, Ocean’s Eleven undertones.

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Book Review

The Shabti by Megaera C. Lorenz

The Shabti

Within the first paragraph of reading this I knew I wanted to review it. When the writing itself is just so good, you have to share it. About a chapter in, I actually stopped and restarted the book because I was reading it too quickly and I wanted to savour it. The book didn’t quite live up to the promise of those first few pages, but I still devoured it in one sitting. The book … Continue reading The Shabti by Megaera C. Lorenz

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