It’s time for me to FINNALY go all-in on some good old fashioned FAN TA SY. Normally, these are the sort of books that I pick up in the bookstore, give a “hmm” at the cover, and keep walking. I’ve never been great at immersing myself in fantasy worlds outside of the big-names; I just don’t have a memory for the complex lore and histories of most fantasy epics. When I open up a book and it starts with breakdowns of family names and maps […]
This is the Book Exchange that keeps on giving! Imagine my delight- and surprise- to find ANOTHER book from the amazing Allie- complete with a lovely card and bookmark! I was so excited to read this book (my first by this author) that I jumped right in without realizing it was part of a series. OOPS!!!! I enjoyed the little that I read, and now I have the first entry (thanks, local library!) so I cannot wait to run through BOTH. Thanks again AGAIN to […]
I loved Hench, LOVED IT! It’s funny, thoughtful, violent, compassionate and full of rage. Anna Truelove, pronounced troh-MED-lov, is trying to get a stable job working for a supervillain. The gig economy though, means mostly she temps and tries to stave off scurvy while she rises and grinds and waits for her invoices to get paid. As she’s starting to get a foothold in the Electric Eel’s organization, Supercolider and his sidekick, Accelerator, intervene in the Eel’s dastardly deeds and Anna ends up in the […]
I love retellings of classic stories and am so excited you got me A Wish in the Dark. Mosquitoland has also been on my list as a good YA quest-narrative always catches my attention. And that bookmark! I’m a huge fan of sharks so this really made my day. Thank you!
andtheItoldyousos is a kindred spirit when it comes to books. We’re Goodreads friends and often have similarish things to say about the literary fiction we’ve read. I’ve been itching to read both of these, and my dreams came true! Thank you!!!!! (Also, this post is badly overdue, because I don’t have my internet act together these days, and I am very sorry about that)
First, all of my thanks to NTE for a very thoughtful selection of books – In the Hall with the Knife and Little Weirds have already found their way to my Holiday reading schedule once I can convince Snowman Bear and the Owl to hand them back over. Second, apologies for not posting this sooner, I’ve had the books for over a week! Third, I’m so grateful to everyone who participates in the Book Exchange each year, it is always worth the time that goes into it, because […]