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Whatcha Reading? September 2020 Edition, Part One

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Hi. Yes. It’s Whatcha Reading time. If you’re new or new-ish, this is where we talk about what we’ve been reading: all the hits, misses, and everything in between. Sarah: I’m reading: Tales from the Folly by Ben Aaronovich, a collection of short stories from the Peter Grant series. Peter seems to be my exception to my disinterest in reading any law enforcement characters at the moment. There’s one short story that takes place in … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? September 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? August 2020 Edition, Part Two

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We are approaching the end of August. How? When? Why? I have this fear that we’ll get to December and then December will just keep going and 2020 will go on forever. Anyway, should we get into the books? Carrie: My daughter finally talked me into reading the Percy Jackson series, so I’m hooked on that. I am in the middle of Book Three, The Titan’s Curse. Also I just started Rocket Science by Emily … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? August 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? August 2020 Edition, Part One

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Is it that time already? I suppose that’s what happens when the month starts on a Saturday. Let’s get right into the book talk! Claudia: I just finished A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore and I really liked it! I had been saving this one for so, so long (I got an ARC long ago) and for once I wasn’t disappointed. There were some issues that felt unresolved, but for the most part … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? August 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? July 2020 Edition, Part Two

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Whatcha Reading already?! I thought we did one of these just last week. Most of you all know the drill by now. Sound off in the comments about what you’ve been reading  lately! Aarya: I recently finished Kit Rocha’s Deal with the Devil (out July 28) and enjoyed it. Sexy, exhilarating sci-fi road trip romance between two sets of found families (aka found family squared. They merge into a bigger found family and it’s so … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? July 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? July 2020 Edition, Part One

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I had to double check and see if it was the first or second Whatcha Reading post of the month. But as Sarah and I like to remind ourselves lately: time has no meaning. Anyway, let’s get into the books! Shana: I’m reading Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright, which is an irreverent history of plagues. I started it ages ago, after Aarya recommended it, but the library stole it back before I could finish. … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? July 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s that time again! Whatcha Reading sometimes sneaks up on me. Hope you all have been getting some ready done. It’s okay if not! I’ll be traveling next week and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can make a dent in my immediate TBR. Here’s what the SBTB staff as been reading lately: Catherine: I just finished The Dare by Elle Kennedy, who is becoming a bit of a guilty pleasure author for me. … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part One

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Hey hey! It’s Whatcha Reading time, where we discuss the books we’re been loving (or maybe hating) in the past couple weeks. Let’s get into it! Sneezy: I just finished Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, and EVERYONE WAS RIGHT!! IT WAS EVERYTHING!! Aarya: Last week I finished Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic (out June 30) after Elyse’s recommendation. I loved it! Socialite Noemí Taboada travels to her ill cousin’s aid after receiving a … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? June 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s time for Whatcha Reading! This is where we try to make sense of our reading lately. Clearly there’s one standout that a majority of SBTB has been staying up late to finish. Aarya: I just finished He’s Come Undone, an anthology about starchy, buttoned-up heroes with contributions from Emma Barry, Olivia Dade, Adriana Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian. They’re all authors I’ve enjoyed before and it’s a rock-solid collection. My favorite story is … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part One

Bath tub with flower petals and lemon slices. Book, candles and beauty product on a tray. Organic spa relaxation in luxury Bali outdoor bathroom.

It’s time for everyone’s favorite post! We want to hear about all your reading woes and accomplishments, the good and the bad. It’s a weird time and we’re so grateful for this community of readers. Aarya: I’m basking in a Susanna Kearsley post-reading glow. I first read her last year. The experience was so perfect that I did what any reasonable reader would do: 1) refuse to read another book in the fear that I … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? May 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part Two

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It’s our second and last Whatcha Reading of the month! We hope you all have been staying safe and trying to fill the time as best you can, in whatever ways you can. Maybe it’s not with reading and that’s okay! Here’s what we’ve managed to pick up in the last two weeks: Carrie: Catching up on my TBR pile at last with The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. 64 pages in, … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part Two

Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part One

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It’s April and time for our first Whatcha Reading of the month! I’m personally pretty deep into a slump and that’s okay! I’m trying not to focus too much on what I think I should be doing. Instead, I want to listen to my brain and body on what they’d like to do in this weird time. So far, it’s play Animal Crossing: New Horizons and eat a bunch of string cheese. Lara: I’m on a … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? April 2020 Edition, Part One

Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part Two

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We’re wrapping up March with our second Whatcha Reading post and I have a feeling people have either read ALL THE THINGS or are in the midst of slump, like myself. If you missed it, I’ll be doing Books on Sale posts every single day for the duration of the pandemic, to keep everyone well-stocked on ebooks. Please keep take care of yourselves! We’re all in this together. Carrie: I just started The Earl Takes … Continue reading Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part Two