In 2017, I set out to read 84 books. This equates to 7 books a month, something that felt like a lofty goal when I set it. I somehow surpassed this goal, partially thanks to the help of starting a few podcasts in 2017. My goal in 2018 is to expand my non-fiction, short story, … Continue reading 2017 Reading Summary
Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren’t exactly very child-friendly either. So…we’ll see.
Again, thanks so much for your votes and we hope to keep the voting open for YOUR input!
As usual, we do send out blanket invites, so if you want to chat with us on our next retelling, please let us know! We are lovely ladies who won’t bite (
too hard) and occasionally we do get silly, but we blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alco–sparkly fizzies. Yep.
For the third time, we are once again asking YOU to decide for us what direction Season 5 will go in! We’ve added two of…
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To round out the first year of the podcast, Meghan and Mari put together a list of their favorite books read in 2017! We didn’t discuss our lists beforehand, so there is a little bit of overlap. We aren’t sponsored by anything, so our recommendation is to check out your library for these books!
We will be back on January 9th with Season 4: Twelve Dancing Princesses!
If you are interested in any of the books we talk about, here’s the written list below:
Marilag’s Top 10:
A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Monstress Vol. 2 by Marjorie Liu
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen
The Bear and the Nightingale by…
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I received a copy of an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As always, thank you Netgalley. What book is this you ask? Well, I got my hands on a copy of one of the most controversial books of 2017: Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem. While I know this … Continue reading Handbook for Mortals: Spoiler Filled
Hey! Go help Mari and me decide what we are going to do for season 4 — some great options here!
Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: Donkeyskin! Yep, with your help, we now know what to talk about for our third season.
That being said, we are also sending out some invites! Want to chat with us about Donkeyskin retellings? Let us know! This fairy tale is a personal favorite of mine, but that’s probably because deep down I have a sick and twisty soul with a penchant around sick and twisty tales. In any case, there’s going to be lots of fun discussing the issues to be had in this fairy tale. There’s still a couple weeks left before Season 2 comes to a close, so do let us know if you’re willing to make a guest appearance on our fableulous podcast!
Alright, now that we’ve finally locked down…
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Check out this episode! This week we have Carson Long and Millena Silva back to discuss their second YA book: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card! Meghan rants about nicknames being stupid, Millena proves that Hunger Games is just an updated female version of Ender's Game, and Carson braces himself in case Millena says she hates … Continue reading Episode 14: Ender’s Game with Carson Long and Millena Silva
Check out this episode! I am on the road, but I took a few minutes to discuss banned books. I'm joined by Ollie for a quick discussion on banned books in the US and Ireland! As per the norm, we get slightly off topic, but it was definitely interesting to hear the difference between how … Continue reading Minisode: Banned Books!
Check out this episode! This week we have new guests: Millena Silva and Carson Long of Kennesaw State University's podcast: Book Club Soda! We discussed our first of two YA books: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen! Meghan and Carson have some serious feelings about this book, but both agree that they will give … Continue reading Episode 13: Once and For All with Millena Silva and Carson Long
Check out this episode! This week we discuss book one of the Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation by Jeff VenderMeer. This book is a bit of a dystopian, postmodern nutter of a book, and none of us quite understand what the hell is going on in this world on a greater level. Drink of the week: … Continue reading Episode 12: Annihilation with Liz Babish and Dawn Gildenmeister
Time to clear out some of my Netgalley ARCs! I appreciate their willingness to continue giving me ARCs of books, and for also letting me continue to give honest reviews. Book 1: Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider To be published: October 2017 It is weird that I can't find anything about the … Continue reading Two Quick ARC Reviews of Christmas YA Romance Books