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Guest Review: A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane

A Heart of Blood and Ashes

Today’s guest review comes from Crystal Anne With An E, who has written a few guest posts before! Crystal Anne With An E is an autism consultant by day, goes to library school by night. She reads a lot, cross-stitches with a vengeance, and is a Hufflepuff, because honey badgers don’t give a shit. … CW/TW: All of them. Child abuse, spousal abuse, animal death, discussion of rape, patriarchy being assholes, gaslighting, possible/likely miscarriage So … Continue reading Guest Review: A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane

Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

This guest post is from Emily Neuberger, who wanted to share some recommendations with you. Emily is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her debut novel A Tender Thing, was released this spring. … I don’t know about you, but I’ve been finding it difficult to read while in quarantine. It seems every time I open a book, the anxiety starts: How is my mom doing? Did I send that work email? What’s going on with … Continue reading Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

Book Review

Guest Review: Chosen by Kiersten White

Chosen

This guest review was written by Crystal Anne With An E. Crystal reads a lot, cross-stitches, and is an autism consultant by day and goes to library school by night. She is a Hufflepuff, because honey badgers don’t give a shit. Crystal Anne also reviewed Slayer, the first book in this duology. … Well, folks, guess who’s back, back again. It seemed unfair to review the first in Kiersten White’s Slayer series and not hit … Continue reading Guest Review: Chosen by Kiersten White

Poppy Post: Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books

An illustration of a blonde lady climbing a convenience store shelf full of products like ARSENIC and GIN and BEE BALLS with a doll helping her out. A cat his behind the BEE BALLS packages watching them.

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education, LiteraryCharlie’s Angels, and Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us art essays, we are so excited to have another post 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 rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable … Continue reading Poppy Post: Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books

Book Review

Guest Review: House Rules by Ruby Lang

House Rules

We have another review from Carole B! If you missed her amazing review of Hearts on Hold, have a look! Carole B. is a Jamaican immigrant, a lover of politics and popular culture, a Tar Heel by way of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, and a die hard, unrepentant bookworm. She teaches, researches and writes about media and society, politics, and public opinion. She’s most interested in … Continue reading Guest Review: House Rules by Ruby Lang

Other Media Review

Guest Squee: Good Omens (2019)

Good Omens Poster

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 Christmas novella is Christmas for Commitmentphobes. Rhoda can be found on her website or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). … Good Omens is being shown on TV in the UK. It’s been available on Amazon Prime for months and on DVD since November. I know it’s not … Continue reading Guest Squee: Good Omens (2019)

Book Review

Guest Review: Hearts on Hold by Charish Reid

Hearts on Hold

In addition to Catherine’s review of Hearts on Hold, we also received this lovely review from Carole B. Carole B. is a Jamaican immigrant, a lover of politics and popular culture, a Tar Heel by way of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism, and a die hard, unrepentant bookworm. She teaches, researches and writes about media and society, politics, and public opinion. She’s most interested in how gender, … Continue reading Guest Review: Hearts on Hold by Charish Reid

Poppy Post: Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us

A tiny woman on a tall thin rock outcropping, standing and looking into the distance, behind her a tiny cat against a backdrop of imposing blue mountains

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education , and Literary Charlie’s Angels art essays, we are so excited to have another post 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 rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable scenarios. The series is an ode to four … Continue reading Poppy Post: Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us

Other Media Review

Guest Review: Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung

Rookie Historian poster from netflix showing main characters looking at one another against a back drop of tree blossoms

This guest review comes to us from Heather Morris! Heather Morris is a cyborg librarian living in North Carolina. She’s a Cool Aunt, a True Crime junkie, an ARMY, and an anxiety-riddled Gemini. You can find her on Twitter @NotThatHeatherM.  … I’ve recently fallen deep down the rabbit hole of K-dramas available on Netflix. I enjoy them for many of the same reasons I love romance novels. For one thing, you know from the beginning, … Continue reading Guest Review: Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung

Other Media Review

Guest Squee: Schitt’s Creek

We’re so glad to welcome this guest squee by HeatherT, especially as some of us are Schitt’s Creek fans. We hope this squee gets you to watch it, if you haven’t yet! 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. … If you are like … Continue reading Guest Squee: Schitt’s Creek

Book Review

Guest Squee: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics

This guest review comes from Lisa! 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 at @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 … Continue reading Guest Squee: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

Book Review

Guest Review: Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

Once Upon a Mattress

This guest review comes from Lisa! 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 at @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 … Continue reading Guest Review: Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

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