I have a prose bias.

I am a prose person. I willing admit I actively overlook what would be for me normal reading detractors (angsty love triangles, lost royalty, the peasant with great purpose, and so on and so forth in the colonized lands of imagination) when the author is a artist with their prose. In my meager efforts to…

Chelsea’s Book Haul!

Chelsea really wanted to do a book haul for this month’s blog post, so we said why not! and let her loose!

Elizabeth Moon Author Spotlight!

Okay, I’ll be honest – I started Author Spotlight mostly because I love Elizabeth Moon’s work, and I cannot recommend her work highly enough. She is foremost among several authors that I don’t think are as widely read as they deserve; thus, Author Spotlight is born! I’ll begin by admitting I haven’t read everything she has…

Isobelle Carmody Author Spotlight!

A vastly under-read author – especially with the recent popularity of dystopian fiction – this author spotlight is dedicated to Isobelle Carmody. I am most familiar with her Obernewtyn Chronicles, so that is most of this spotlight will touch on. Imagine a post-apocalyptic society doomed not by some distantly vague and unknown catastrophe, but by…

magical Slavic heritage

In celebration of my new Kindle Paperwhite, I pulled up the copy of Vassa and the Night by Sarah Porter that I had purchased some time ago to be my first read. Midway through the novel, my roommate passed through the living room and inquired after the book, to which I could only hesitantly reply…

Shelves and shelves of books

It’s always a treat when I pull into a hotel and see that it shares a parking lot with a bookstore! Especially a used bookstore. I immediately decided to postpone checking in and went towards 2nd & Charles instead. It said it had used books, games, movies, and electronics. And it was true. Upon approaching the…

Here Be Dragons!

One of the core portions of our times together are books, and by extension the book jar challenges. Indeed, when Brenda forgot to bring the Glass Owl to their last meeting after they had completed the Dragon Draw so the Ladies could draw a new one, Chelsea was incensed. The Jar is Sacred! So, in celebration of…

Munchkin!

Or What Happens on Board Game Day stays on Board Game Day!   A crowd favorite for Brenda, Chelsea, and Lauren, Munchkin can easily spiral into revenge tactics, though these are three (ok, two-and-a-half) of the nicest grudge-holders you will ever watch! Look for a play through of Dragonwood next month!

Chelsea’s April Wrap Up

Howdy everyone! I hope April was a wonderful month full of Springtime Showers and what not. For me, I had a great month working on the blog, prepping videos, and celebrating both Brenda’s and my birthday! I also got some reading done. If you remember, my goal from earlier this month included the following books:…

Lauren’s April Book Reviews

Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C Wrede Rating: ⅘ Although Dealing With Dragons is definitely geared towards a younger audience, I enjoyed the simple language and accessibility of the writing. Cimorene, the main character, is spunky and sassy, and she is genre-savvy in an altogether refreshing way. In fact, I think that was the main…

A Lesson in Lepidopterology

or Why Climate Fiction is a Useless Sub-Genre. Queue Mid-March, where our beloved Chelsea was plumbing the noble depths of r/books and noticed an oddity which of course necessitated the involving of the other two-thirds of the group… C: Did you guys know a sub-genre of SFF [Science Fiction Fantasy, for the uninitiated] is Cli-Fi…