Hide Your Wallet: September 19th Release Week

Yarr, It's Talk like a Pirate Day, so read up me hearties, yo ho! Ahoy! What's on yer shoppin' list?

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Recap

One of my favorite weekends of the entire year is the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I save my yarn shopping money just for this weekend and make plans to go with my fiber-inclined friends. Sheep and Wool Festivals (there’s one for NY and MD too) are different than yarn shows and cons. One of the reasons I love Sheep and Wool Festivals is that you get to experience the process of fiber arts from … Continue reading Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival Recap


581. Death, Candy Corn, and Witches with Amanda and Maria Vale

 Several years ago, Amanda had coffee with Maria Vale at a conference, and Maria mentioned a book she was working on that sounded really cool. And now, Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death is available to read! So we got together to talk about the book, what it’s like to write something that feels risky, different, and comes with warnings about HEA-expectations. This becomes a conversation about the HEA, how it works, and how … Continue reading 581. Death, Candy Corn, and Witches with Amanda and Maria Vale

The Rec League: Shakespeare Retellings

The Rec League - heart shaped chocolate resting on the edge of a very old book

This Rec League came from Meg in our SBTB Patreon Discord server. Thanks, Meg! Do you have recommendations for books based on or inspired by Shakespeare plays? I recently read Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese, which is inspired by Much Ado About Nothing (my favorite play) and it made me want more! Shakespeare’s comedies end in marriage, so they seem like good candidates to be adapted into romance novels. Sarah: Ramón and … Continue reading The Rec League: Shakespeare Retellings

Stuff We Like: Recs from Our Purchase Histories

Stuff We Like - Recommendations from our purchase history with a picture of some organizing bins, a coffee maker and a candle

It’s time for another edition of Stuff We Like! This month we looked through our purchase histories to make some recommendations for organization, writing, coffee drinking, and more!   Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.

Links: A GoFundMe, Sapphic Reading Recs, & More

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

Welcome back to Wednesday Links! How are we all doing? I can start to feel fall in the air and I’m so ready. Also, I’m eager for this jam-packed month to be over. Before my partner and I go grocery shopping, we pick the 3-4 meals we plan to cook in the next couple weeks. I found a harissa-spiced cauliflower soup recipe in the Cookish cookbook and I’m looking forward to that the most. I love … Continue reading Links: A GoFundMe, Sapphic Reading Recs, & More

Books On Sale

A Travelogue, Urban Fantasy, & More

Books on Sale: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews & More

Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews is $1.49! This is a spin-off of Andrews’ Kate Daniels series with the main character being Kate and Curran’s ward. Obviously this will be a more nuanced read if you’ve finished or are familiar with the prior series. I dropped off that train around book three.

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Book Review

Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison

Black Sheep

I’m generally a fan of Rachel Harrison’s horror novels. They tend to offer up commentary on things like toxic friendships, trauma, and complicated family dynamics in this darkly comedic, hyperbolic package. When I heard this blended the prodigal daughter of a cult with the catharsis of rebuilding after escaping a narcissistic mother, it jumped to the top of my TBR pile. Unfortunately, it loses some momentum at the halfway point. While I could have used … Continue reading Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison

Help A Bitch Out

HaBO: Time-Traveling Heroine Believed to be a Spy

This HaBO is from Kathrin, who wants to find this historical romance: Please can you help me! The book might have been a Harlequin historical romance. I read it a good 20 years ago. The heroine is in the modern day and travels to Scotland to a castle, which has a portrait of an unknown woman. She somehow travels back in time, where she’s discovered by the hero who thinks she’s a spy (?). He … Continue reading HaBO: Time-Traveling Heroine Believed to be a Spy

Hide Your Wallet

Hide Your Wallet: September 19th Release Week

Welcome back to a new week of new releases! We’ve switched Hide Your Wallet to a weekly basis in an effort to cover more books in a more digestible format. There’s some scifi, fantasy, horror, and even non-fiction. Also, a lot of interesting covers! Which books do you want to pick up or put on hold this week? Let us know in the comments!

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