Two days before Christmas, there was a book shaped box waiting when I got home. Having already received Stone, Sword, Table: Old Legends, New Voices I was not expecting a second Cannonball Book Exchange but llamareadsbooks went beyond my list of title suggestions and choose A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske too! In addition to specific titles, I had put forth categories, one of which was LGBTQ+ romance. I eagerly look forward to this book which T.J. Klune blurbed as, “Sublime prose, top-notch world-building, delightfully queer”. […]
I received these lovely books and cool space bookmarky things from esmemoria almost as soon as we got our book exchange people, and then I forgot about posting the picture. Thanks, esmemoria!
I **love** the book you picked, The Night Circus! I’ve wanted to read this for ages and it’s exactly up my alley. And I love the little fabric mug coasters. You made my week! Thank you so much!
It’s always a fun surprise with Book Exchange, but this year one of my books came with a second extra surprise. Manga Cookbook appears on the surface to be a cookbook based on manga as in Japanese graphic novels given both the title and the cover illustrations. However…… It turns out that “manga” is also an Indian word for “mango”, and it is this definition which is intended. Nearly all of the recipes feature some sort of mango. I say ‘some sort’ because I do […]
Thank you, llamareadsbooks! Emmalita’s review got me quite interested in Sword, Stone, Table: Old Legends, New Voices since I’ve always liked Arthurian myths and retellings. As I’m working on improving the diversity of the voices I read, this anthology of “gender-bent, race-bent, LGTQIA+ inclusive retellings” from a diverse group of authors will help with that. I’m looking forward to reading this next year 🙂 Giving and receiving books is the best way to celebrate the holidays! Merry Book Exchange!
These look interesting. Thanks to KatSings!