The Deadly Hours is $2.99! This is an interesting take on an anthology. You have four great historical mystery writers writing an interconnected story about a cursed gold watch. I’m super curious and Aarya mentioned it on a previous Hide Your Wallet.
Amanda and I are talking with VE Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, a book we both enjoyed tremendously. We talk about the 10-year process of writing it and the power of telling an immortality tale about a person who walks through history as a woman. We touch on queerness, achievement, erasure, representation, and also discuss death, loneliness, grief and immortality. About halfway through we take a deep dive into death rituals … Continue reading 433. Life, Death, Memory, and Immortality: A Conversation with VE Schwab
The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King is $1.99! This is a biography of the late and great Mr. Rogers! Admittedly, I’m not a big nonfiction reader, but this sounds all sort of sweet and wholesome. I’ve yet to hear a bad word about Mr. Rogers.
It’s time for The Bachelorette everyone, where important questions will be asked: are Ed and Chasen still feuding? What happened to baby Carlos? Will Noah’s mustache mysteriously grow back overnight? How hungover will I be tomorrow? The episode opens with Noah calling the other guys “a bunch of weens” for being mad that he got the group date rose. Then my three cats start begging for food more than two hours early and this happens. Me: … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S16 E7: A Bunch of Weens
Time again for one of the most challenging recommendation features we have: READY, SET, GO! Here are the rules: We pick a specific sub-genre, trope, or type of romance, and we have to make ONE recommendation for that type. And no more than two sentences as to why. Just One. And our theme this month? It’s Thanksgiving in the US today, a complicated day that in the beforetimes might have been filled with complicated family … Continue reading Ready Set Go: Best Food P0rn Romance
Good afternoon! It’s almost turkey time and I can’t wait to eat my weight in carbs. December is upon us and the site has many exciting things lined up! As usual, our holiday gift guide as started and we’ll be doing Hanukkah giveaways. I’m also starting to compile our Best Of content, if you’re at all curious what the Bitchery has loved this year. We’re also doing our Best Books of 2020! (Which I think … Continue reading Links: Romance, Pies, & Cows
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is $4.99! It’s part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. It’s a little higher than the sales we normally feature, but less than $5 for this book is still an amazing price. Have you read it? We also recommended it in our Horror Romance Rec League.
Hey there, I’m running today’s edition of the Stuff We Like – Holiday Gift Guide 2020! For the latest Holiday Gift Guide post, I’m diving into my Etsy wishlist once more. It’s honestly a bizarro place where I bookmark items I find on Etsy. Just click that image above or click right here, and take a look! If you need more shopping ideas, we have an extensive Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Amanda’s Weird & Wonderful Etsy Wishlist
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman is $1.99 and a Kindle Daily Deal! This is the first book in a rather new historical romance series. I gave this one a B-, because while the leads were great together, there were a lot of other distracting plot threads. Elyse loved the second one and I would definitely recommend the series, despite my quibbles.
This HaBO is from Babs, who isn’t looking for a book this time, but a movie! Given the content and how we’ve featured several great reviews of Korean dramas, we thought we’d run it and switch things up: I have HABO which is not a book or a romance but is very trope-tastic so I hope you’ll let it through. It’s a Korean movie which I saw on a plane around five years ago. It’s … Continue reading HaBO: Something a Bit Different
Slippers and Thieves is a clever YA urban fantasy retelling of Cinderella. On the whole, I think this is a conceptually clever story, but the characterization isn’t great, and for goodness sake don’t treat it as a stand alone book. Slippers and Thieves is the fourth book in the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Series. In this series, magic users exist secretly alongside non-magical users in the modern world. Shifters, fairies, and witches are members … Continue reading Slippers and Thieves by Christina Bauer