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Reading Challenge: Cover Hunt Challenge

The SBTB Goodreads group is hosting a new quarterly challenge, the Cover Hunt challenge.  Basically, you’re given a list of prompts and you have to read a book with that item on the cover. For the October-December challenge, here’s the prompts and some initial picks from my TBR list. Accessories (earrings, scarf, ring, etc.) Hat: Level Up – Cathy Yardley.…

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Review: A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

Oh, I had such high hopes for this.  Honestly, I really did enjoy reading it.  But looking back on it… it’s all kind of meh.  I loved the first few chapters of Diana pottering around and researching alchemical texts.  Then Matthew showed up and it went pretty much downhill from there.  I was really enjoying the whole “repressed witch” bit…

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Review: The Brightest Fell – Seanan McGuire

I adore Labor Day weekend for several reasons.  First, it’s a day off work (and school!).  Second, it’s the weekend of the Disneyland Half Marathon.  Third, it means a new Seanan McGuire October Day novel is coming out!  And this book, oh this book… It’s really hard to review this while staying spoiler-free, but this is the 11th book in…

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Review: Nyxia – Scott Reintgren

  This is an enthralling thriller with lots of twists and turns and likable characters. It was well-paced and hard to put down once I got past the first few pages. There were a few quirks that took me out of the story (calling the rest day “Sabbath”, Emmett’s tendency to file things under letters was “A for Annoying”), but…

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Review: Snowspelled – Stephenie Burgis

Isn’t this cover lovely?  Regency clothes, mention of magic, heck yeah!  Let’s do this! I saw this recommended on Twitter a few times, and after reading the first few chapters on the author’s website, I simply HAD to keep reading.  Regency house party?  Sweet!  Role reversal (women are the politicians while men are the magicians)? Oh heck yeah!  Fae and…

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