Category: Fantasy

2020 Weekly Wrap Up: The Thirty-Seventh

2020 Weekly Wrap Up: The Thirty-Seventh

Oh Hey Bookworms, Looks like I missed last week. IN MY DEFENSE, Labor Day threw a whole wrench into my mojo and it was rainy and gray ALL WEEK. I was in full survival mode. Plus, we all got our flu shots. Surely that has earned me some grace from the universe at large. Anyway, I have read some things. Shall we discuss? Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean-… Read more »

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2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Thirty-Third

2020 Weekly Wrap-Up: The Thirty-Third

Howdy Bookworms, I took a little break from the regular updates last week because I wanted to publish a post boosting Black voices in Sci-Fi and Fantasy that I’ve been thinking about for months. Of course it took time to compile, so now I’ve got some catching up to do on the regular reading. Also, it’s occurred to me that I started numbering these posts as like the first week… Read more »

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Boosting Black Voices: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Boosting Black Voices: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Greetings Bookworms, Remember a while back when I did a listicle promoting Black rom-coms? I’ve had this list of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors percolating in the back of my brain since then. Actually, I’ve had the skeleton of this post written since then, but you know, LIFE. I was spurred to finally get this post out in the internet because I’ve had a couple of occasions recently where I’ve… Read more »

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Nightmarish Mermaid Novellas

Nightmarish Mermaid Novellas

Howdy Howdy Bookworms! How’s about that title? Those are words I wouldn’t have expected to put together, but here we are. I spent a chunk of last week listening to some nightmarish mermaid novellas. It was wild and I’m going to tell you all about it. Prepare yourselves, Ariel stans: this is going to get ugly. The Deep by Rivers Solomon had been on my radar for a while. I… Read more »

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The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Rusting Earth, Bookworms! I’ve told you before that I rely on my bookish friends on Twitter for oodles of recommendations, but I cannot thank Shaina enough for raving about NK Jemisin. I devoured The Fifth Season (with my ears) and waited on tenterhooks for a few weeks before the sequel, The Obelisk Gate was released. Obviously, I gobbled that book down as well, but I was only semi-lucky in the timing of… Read more »

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Disjointed SPOILERY Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Disjointed SPOILERY Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Hi Bookworms, I’ve had some time to ruminate on this, and I think I’m finally ready to discuss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this is the SPOILERIEST POST OF ALL TIME when it comes to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER if you have not read the script, okay? Assuming you actually care about spoilers. If… Read more »

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Hello Bookworms, I’ve told you how much I love Rainbow Rowell before, right? In case you missed my reviews of Attachments, Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, and Landline, you can check them out here, here, here, and here. After devouring Landline much too quickly, I decided I’d wait on reading Rowell’s next release. Instead of begging the publisher for an advanced copy, I put myself on a seemingly endless library wait… Read more »

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Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Oh Bookworms, It’s time. We’ve reached the very last half of the very last book of the Potter Binge. I want to thank the Estella Society for hosting this re-readalong. I’ve had so much fun reliving the magic. It’s worth every minute of the Harry Potter hangover I’m about to endure. My emotional stability is about to be tested and found inadequate. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2, is… Read more »

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Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Greetings, Bookworms. We’ve reached the final, darkest, and most emotionally draining installment of the Potter Binge (sponsored by the Estella Society), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You know it’s going to be intense immediately if you’re listening to the audio books, because the musical introduction changes from a jaunty tune to a rather creeptastic interlude. We’re tackling this in two installments because I simply cannot contain my commentary. There are… Read more »

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