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Book Review

A Scot to the Heart by Caroline Linden

A Scot to the Heart

This guest review is from Morgan Grantwood. Morgan is an aspiring novelist with a Regency series about bluestockings in the works and degrees in English and History. But her day job, where she writes millions of words per year, sometimes gets in her way. So she reads and reviews other people’s books instead. … Do you ever read one of those books where you admire and respect the narrative choices, but those same choices leave … Continue reading A Scot to the Heart by Caroline Linden

Adventures of a Middle-Aged Gamer

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This writing 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. … So a couple of months ago, I decided to dive back into a hobby that I hadn’t been heavily involved … Continue reading Adventures of a Middle-Aged Gamer

Stuff You Should Be Watching: Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso poster with Jason Sudeikis holding a union jack printed teacup and saucer with his pinky up looking earnestly at the camera

This Guest Recommendation is from HeatherT. HeatherT is a lawyer in Minneapolis who lives by a lake (really) with two cats. She loves cooking, reading, watching great shows and writing about them. She would like to enjoy gardening, but that’s more aspirational than real. … On paper, Ted Lasso on Apple+ did not sound like anything I would be interested in: a second-tier college (American) football coach from Kansas goes to London to coach a … Continue reading Stuff You Should Be Watching: Ted Lasso

Guest Kickass Women in History: Elizabeth Heyrick

This guest post for Kickass Women in History was written and researched by J.A. Miller: “I am a retired systems analyst and ex-historian who now writes political fantasy. I became involved with the Quakers here in Lenni Lenape lands thanks to General Smedley “War is a Racket” Butler, aka the Fighting Quaker. Though I have left academic-style history behind I still love to snoop historically and have been delighted to learn about the numerous and … Continue reading Guest Kickass Women in History: Elizabeth Heyrick

Guest Recommendation: Atlantic Crossing

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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

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

Book Review

Guest Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Silver Flames

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. … CW/TW: The protagonist of this book has experienced significant trauma, including sexual assault. Stay safe, my friends. So in recent … Continue reading Guest Review: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review

Guest Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

This Guest Review is from Rachel C. Thomas. “I’m a freelance writer who lives in Western New York with my husband and a sassy rescue dog named Mieko. I was introduced to the library at a young age and it’s been my happy place ever since. My four favorite books are Dracula, The Haunting of Hill House, The Exorcist, and Interview with the Vampire, which should tell you everything you need to know about my … Continue reading Guest Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Book Review

Guest Rant: Night Storm by Catherine Coulter

Night Storm

A longtime romance aficionado and frequent commenter to SBTB, Lisa is a queer Latine critic with a sharp tongue and lots of opinions. She frequently reviews at All About Romance and Women Write About Comics, where she’s on staff, and you can catch her @thatbouviergirl on Twitter. There, she shares good reviews, bracing industry opinions and thoughtful commentary when she’s not on her grind looking for the next good freelance job. This is her third … Continue reading Guest Rant: Night Storm by Catherine Coulter

Book Review

So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim

So This is Love

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education, LiteraryCharlie’s Angels, Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us, and Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books art essays, we are so excited to have some guest reviews from her! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her … Continue reading So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim

Book Review

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

As Old As Time

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education, LiteraryCharlie’s Angels, Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us, and Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books art essays, we are so excited to have some guest reviews from her! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her … Continue reading As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

Other Media Review

Guest Squee: Crash Landing on You (Netflix)

This guest review comes from Rhoda Baxter! Rhoda writes contemporary romantic comedies about smart women and nice guy heroes. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction as Jeevani Charika. Her latest book is That Holiday in France .  Rhoda can be found on her website or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). … I’m new to K-drama (but not new to Asian teledramas as such: we used to watch Oshin – dubbed into Singhalese – when I was a … Continue reading Guest Squee: Crash Landing on You (Netflix)

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