Featured

April 2021 New Releases, Part Two

Our TBRs are reaching record heights this month. What books in April are you excited about?

Podcast

456. Bananas, Pajamas, Cat Yak, and a TV Theme Sing-Along with Sarah & Amanda

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

Books On Sale

Nonfiction, a Boxed Set, & More

Books on Sale: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh & More

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.

Continue reading →

Book Review

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

The Bookshop of Second Chances

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

Guest Recommendation: Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Crossing poster showing Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan and Tobias Santelmann

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

Links: Marvel Birds, Josh, & More

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

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

Books On Sale

Star Wars, Historical Mysteries, & More

Books on Sale: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane & 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.

Continue reading →

Book Review

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White

The Nature of a Lady

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

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Hero Thinks She’s a Witch

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

Book Review

Star Wars: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray

Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark

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

Help A Bitch Out - SOLVED!

HaBO: He’s Inventing a New Engine

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

↑ Back to Top