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Why You Need to Read: The Weaver and the Witch Queen

BLOG TOUR presented by Ace, OSD, and Penguin Random House The Weaver and the Witch Queen: A Novel By: Genevieve Gornichec Published: July 25, 2023 Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Mythology              You have so much to fight for, and when it’s over—when you’ve sent you enemies to feast in our halls, when you’ve made… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: The Weaver and the Witch Queen

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Why You Need to Read: “The Deep Sky”

BLOG TOUR presented by Flatiron Books The Deep Sky: A Novel By: Yume Kitasei Published: July 18, 2023 Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller After spending the first ten years of their mission in hibernation, they had woken eleven months ago, as planned, flying through deep, empty space, light-years from anything. Radiation, cosmic rays, star dust, and… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Deep Sky”

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The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

We made it to the halfway point of 2023. So far, I've read and finished 22 out of the 50 books of my Reading Goal; and, 6 of them (speculative fiction) were released this year. Yes, I know I've been slower with my book reviews now more than ever; but, many of you know I've… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

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Why You Need to Read: “Weyward”

I received a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review. Weyward By: Emilia Hart Published: March 7, 2023 Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Witches             …She knows the truth. About Altha Weyward. About Aunt Violet, too. About herself; and her child.             The truth. She can feel it spreading molten through her body, hardening… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Weyward”

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Bookish Wishes (2023)

I'm piggybacking this week's post based on what Leah, Birdie, Peat Long, and One Book More shared on their blogs. Remember, these are books I'm hoping to purchase (or, to obtain) in the near future. It's clear my wishlist differs from the other bookblogers; but then, it would be boring having the same books on… Continue reading Bookish Wishes (2023)

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Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers

It's been a while since I've written up a post about what I've been doing as a librarian. And, since Summer Vacation has started for some of the schools in the U.S., I decided to compile this post containing some recommendations for Middle/Junior and High School students. This list is NOT based on "Required School… Continue reading Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers

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Book Stack: Frequent SFF Book Recommendations

This is a topic I've seen some of my fellow bookbloggers post on their sites. I thought it was an interesting topic and it got me thinking about some books, particularly speculative fiction books, I recommend to other individuals to read. And, believe it or not, I wrote down my list of 10 titles I… Continue reading Book Stack: Frequent SFF Book Recommendations

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Why You Need to Read: “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi”

Amina al-Sirafi, #1: The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi By: Shannon Chakraborty Published: February 28, 2023 Genre: Historical Fantasy, Folklore Retelling, Adventure, Pirates I received an advanced copy of this book (Goodreads Giveaway & NetGalley) in exchanged for an honest review.             Yes! “That” Captain Amina al-Sirafi. The smuggler, the pirate. The blasphemer that men of letters accuse… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi”

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Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1

This is a topic I've been thinking about for some time. I figured with life stressing me out to the point where I'm worried about getting burned out, I might as well get some of these thoughts about the speculative fiction genre out of my mind. One of the aspects about speculative fiction which lure… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Narratives with Expansive Worlds & Histories: Part 1

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Review of Season 3 of “His Dark Materials”

It's been some time since HBO aired the final season of His Dark Materials--based on Philip Pullman's novel, The Amber Spyglass (this season was aired on a later date on the BBC). This season had a lot of material to work with thanks to the size of the book. However, the right amount of book… Continue reading Review of Season 3 of “His Dark Materials”