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Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

Four books in and I’m still loving McGuire’s InCryptid series, though it must be said that I’m not going to terribly miss Alex’s POV. He’s just not as fun as Verity. *shrugs awkwardly* POCKET APOCALYPSE sends us to Australia to investigate an outbreak of lycanthropy. In most circumstances I’d rejoice at this development, but not […]

— Posted March 3, 2017 by Jessica / 3 Comments
Bookfessional: Magical Book Item Wishlist

Bookfessional: Magical Book Item Wishlist

Last week’s literary signpost bookfessional reminded me of my favorite question on the template questionnaire from the “welcome” thread in my buddy reading group on Goodreads: magical items found in books that I WANT. You: What are you on about? Me: You know, the group I co-moderate on Goodreads that facilitates reading books with online […]

— Posted March 1, 2017 by Jessica / 3 Comments
Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Review: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

For all of you out there screaming, WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS! I got your diverse graphic novel right here. Meet Kamala Khan: But I’m getting ahead of myself. When Ms. Marvel begins, Kamala is the teenage Muslim version of Toula in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. She’s lamenting the uncoolness of her heritage and daydreaming […]

— Posted February 24, 2017 by Jessica / 3 Comments
Bookfessional: My Literary Signpost

Bookfessional: My Literary Signpost

Literary Signposts, we’ve all seen them, right? I don’t know about you guys, but I love them. They’re so whimsical and bookishly indulgent . . . *sighs happily* I’d never given them much thought though—they’re all variations of: Hogwarts, Neverland, Narnia, the Shire, etc. And I was fine with that. B/c it was the idea […]

— Posted February 22, 2017 by Jessica / 19 Comments
Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

I . . . am a fickle broad. I spent the majority of the last two days bitching and moaning about this book. I have the screenshots to prove it: I’m not going to sugarcoat it, I hated THE TURN right up until the very end. Literally. The very end. The last four pages are […]

— Posted February 17, 2017 by Jessica / 14 Comments
Bookfessional: Cloudy Days and Comfort Reads

Bookfessional: Cloudy Days and Comfort Reads

Bookfessional: Cloudy Days and Comfort Reads We’re not getting bombarded with snow down here in Tennessee like those of you further north, but the last several days have been pretty grim, and the nasty overcast skies have made me want to curl up with a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich and […]

— Posted February 10, 2017 by Jessica / 12 Comments
Bookfessional: Pre-Order Swag

Bookfessional: Pre-Order Swag

Bookfessional: Pre-Order S W A G Show me an avid reader that doesn’t love book swag, and I’ll call you a liar. Or just no fun. Your pick. Even better than book swag, is FREE book swag, am I right? A couple years ago (ish), I started seeing pre-order promotions for high profile books popping […]

— Posted February 8, 2017 by Jessica / 5 Comments
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