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Epic Recs (2)

Epic Recs (2)

Epic Recs is a recommendations based book club started by Amber and Judith where each month you pick a book for your partner to read. In June Lili and I decided to resurrect this book club and our opening books were Caraval for Lili and Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day for me. I ended up really enjoying this short story by Seanan McGuire, though I did feel it could have been a full length novel and have been […]

Posted August 11, 2017
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Book Review: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire

I thought I didn’t like short fiction but then I started reading Seanan McGuire books. Do I like short fiction now or do I just like Seanan McGuire. I’m not sure, but I’m so thankful to have been introduced to this author recently because I have a feeling it will open up a whole new reading world to me. Lili recommended Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day to be the first rec in our Epic Recs revival 1) because […]

Posted June 19, 2017
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Epic Recs: Bringing it Back!

Epic Recs: Bringing it Back!

Epic Recs is a recommendations based book club started by Amber and Judith where each month you pick a book for your partner to read. One billion years ago, in like 2014 or 2015, Lili and I did this for a few months. Some months were successes and others were complete failures. We stopped after a while because life became super hectic, but now I think we’ve both found rhythm again in our personal lives and so we have time […]

Posted June 13, 2017
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Epic Recs: July 2015

Epic Recs: July 2015

Epic Recs is a recommendations program/challenge/book club hosted by Amber and Judith where each month you and a partner recommend one (or more!) books to each other. I am happy to report that June went MUCH better than May did! I blazed through Hex Hall in just two sittings. It was so much fun, I went on to read the whole series, which I reviewed here. For July, Lili and I went in wildly different directions with our recs but […]

Posted July 1, 2015
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Epic Recs: June 2015

Epic Recs: June 2015

Epic Recs is a recommendations program/challenge/book club hosted by Amber and Judith where each month you and a partner recommend one (or more!) books to each other. So May went not-so-great. I tried (really, I did) to read The Start of Me and You (I even bought a hardcover!) but it just wasn’t a Bekka book. Nothing against it, but so not my thing. Lili got way busy – with the end of the semester comes finals and final days […]

Posted June 1, 2015
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Epic Recs: May 2015

Epic Recs: May 2015

Epic Recs is a challenge/book club/recommendation program hosted by Amber from Books of Amber and Judith from Paper Riot, wherein you join up with a partner and recommend a book (or more!) every month. My partner is Lili from Lili’s Reflections and so far our Epic Recs adventure has been quite successful. My pick: I picked The Storyspinner for Lili for a couple reasons. First, I know she’s a huge fantasy fan and I was excited when I found a […]

Posted May 1, 2015
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Epic Recs Review: Vicious

Epic Recs Review: Vicious

Woowww. This book was not at all what I was expecting. Looking back, I’m not sure what it was I thought I was getting into, but Vicious took all my expectations and turned them on their heads. And for the better. Schwab weaves quite a bleak and grim world in this one, with characters who are neither black or white, but a muddy shade of the gray in between good and evil. While I felt the pacing was a bit […]

Posted April 24, 2015
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