Sing along with us! Reach into the deep vault of your memory, and sing TV themes as we attempt to stump one another. We also start by talking about cat vomit because of course we do. We cover all the great children’s tv themes, teen crushes, songs that come with instant Pavlovian responses, and more. So if you were craving some bizarre and enjoyable silliness, this is your episode. (We hope you sing along!) We … Continue reading 456. Bananas, Pajamas, Cat Yak, and a TV Theme Sing-Along with Sarah & Amanda
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is $1.99! This is a YA anthology that focuses on mythology and folklore. It includes fifteen stories by authors like Julie Kagawa, Roshani Chokshi, and more. What I think is most interesting is that after each story, there is a little note from the author on which folk tales or myths were their inspiration.
The Bookshop of Second Chances is of the “my life just imploded but I inherited something in a far away place so I can GTFO” genre. Thea Mottram’s husband cheated on her with a close friend, and Thea found out because he accidentally sexted her instead of his mistress. Thea then loses her job, but finds out (as she’s packing up her things to move out of her home and her marriage) that a distant … Continue reading The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser
This guest recommendation comes from Janet Mullany! Janet Mullany is a sometime fiction writer who is a regular contributor for PBS/WETA’s Tellyvisions blog. … A princess steals the heart of the president of the United States. Really, PBS Masterpiece? Is that the best you can do? Because Atlantic Crossing is not some sort of adulterous fairy tale. A production of Norwegian Public Broadcasting (NRK), it tells the story of how Norway’s Crown Princess Märtha, in … Continue reading Guest Recommendation: Atlantic Crossing
It’s May! Welcome! Things are puttering along here, though I’ll be flying to Florida over the weekend to visit my parents. It’s been over a year since I last saw them after having to head down there last June for some not great reasons. However, I have my masks and I’m fully vaxxed. I’m interested in seeing how flight travel may or may not have changed since then. Let’s see if I remember how to … Continue reading Links: Marvel Birds, Josh, & More
Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane is $2.99! This is an urban fantasy novel with an ass-kicking heroine and vampires. Readers complain that it’s slow to start, which I think is a common problem with any first book in a new UF series. Many, though, loved the heroine and thought she had a great blend of humor, badassery, and sexiness.
The Nature of a Lady is a gorgeous story full of secrets and treasure hunts and mysteries and adventure, with a very sweet central romance and a strong sense of place. It is also that rare gem, an Inspirational romance that really works for me both as a romance and on a theological level, while also being just a really good read. Lady Elizabeth Sinclair has never been good at fitting in where she is … Continue reading The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White
This HaBO comes from Katy, who is hoping to track this category romance: I have a Help a Bitch Out request for a book I can’t remember the title or author of. A book I vaguely remember reading had a heroine who wore all black all the time – like, the book describes her closet and drawers full of black clothes – and the hero for a little while thinks she might be a witch … Continue reading HaBO: Hero Thinks She’s a Witch
This review was brought to you in high-definition and surround sound by Crystal Anne with An E. Crystal is a Hufflepuff who works as an autism consultant by day and goes to Library School at night. She reads a lot, she cross-stitches a lot, and is always ready to make someone a reading list. NB: This book is currently .99 digitally for May the 4th! … Guess who’s back? This time with bonus Grogu gifs! … Continue reading Star Wars: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo is $2.99! This was a previous Hide Your Wallet pick for me, as I loved Choo’s The Ghost Bride. It’s a mix of historical fiction, mythology, romance, and magical realism. Have you read this one?
No! Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is a HaBO! For May, we’re trying something a bit different and that’s to run one HaBO bright and early in the morning, and then one later in the afternoon depending on what content we have lined up on Tuesdays. This HaBO is from Lenny, who is looking for a historical romance: Here is the book I’m looking for and can’t remember the title or find searching google. … Continue reading HaBO: He’s Inventing a New Engine
Witchmark by C.L. Polk is $2.99! This is part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals, which also feature a lot of romance! This is the first in an alternate history fantasy romance series and Aarya gave it a B- in a Lightning Review:
If you’re looking for a thoughtful and romantic fantasy with nuanced worldbuilding, then I recommend Witchmark.