It’s a new season of Bibliomancy for Beginners, and we’re starting with an arc of #ownvoices titles. This one is ownvoices for an asexual main character, and also sounded really interesting in plot. After reading it, one of those things is still true!
Bibliomancy for Beginners S6 Ep2: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
We’re in the middle of a free choice cycle, and for my pick I chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas–just in time for the beautiful collector’s edition that just came out. While none of us do have that beauty, we do have thoughts and feelings about this spectacular novel so check in and chat with us live at 9:30AM 2/27 or after the livestream at any time!
Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 5 Episode 1: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
We old m*hf*hers, we old.
This is the first of our REAL ADULT BOOK CLUB. We used to say we were college friends, well folks… we are no longer students. We are now adult humans, with adult things, READING BOOKS ABOUT TEEN WITCHES, HELL YEAH.
Bibliomancy for Beginners – Spooksgiving: Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
So remember when we said we were going to do a Halloween special? Well. It took us until about, oh, Black Friday to actually get this done. It’s always time for weird vampire sort-of-horror, right? Listen. I’m out of excuses, okay? Life is hard, but we love books. This really wasn’t my favorite, even if Michaela and Taylor liked it. HOWEVER, this is a really awesome episode because this book may not have been that good (to me) but it stimulated A LOT of really awesome discussion of themes and characters. We got so into it we almost forgot to stop. It was worth the wait!
Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4 Episode 6: The 13th and 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
FINALLY. This is really happening. We swear. This is the final episode of the regularly scheduled (haha) season 4 of Bibliomancy for Beginners. (Sort of.) Now that school is over and our lives are different, we’re going to be trying to strike up a new rhythm. For now, however, you can watch this episode which will be a lot of me yelling at Taylor for making us read this intelligent monstrosity of a waste of my time. 😛
Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Hey there guys! We’re back with another one of our follow up themed episodes for season 4. This is a follow up on our Imbibliomancy episode on Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which we all liked. I was hopeful we would all like this but, as usual, there are some split opinions. MOSTLY FROM TAYLOR BECAUSE HE HAS NO TASTE. Anyways. Here we go!
Betwixt the Books Nostalgia Junkie: “The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman
IT’S FINALLY HERE! I have to say, our opening video of this series–with The Golden Compass–was one of my favorite episodes to date. We’re back at it again with The Subtle Knife, and Casey and I are EVEN ANGRIER than the last time. Tune in to watch us battle Taylor for who has the right opinion over whether this series is boring or not. (It is.)
Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
This is hilariously late, but we actually are getting it done because we just said LET’S DO IT WHO’S READY TO GO and in the space of a half hour we got online. We’re really sorry about how delayed this summer has been, but we promise that it’s just because our lives are falling apart and not because of anything else. Anyways, this promises to be hilarious because we’ve half forgotten the book and I think the book is bad and Michaela and Taylor think it’s good!
The upcoming set of three books are books by authors we’ve already read or series that we’re continuing. If you remember a long time ago, we did an episode on Eugenides’ first book, The Virgin Suicides. Now we’re back for his second book!
Don’t miss our first three episodes of this season:
The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby * Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia * A Fierce and Sutble Poison by Samantha Mabry
From the Notebook: June 2016 Wrap Up
Hey guys! Back this week with my June wrap up, even though it’s a bit later than I wanted. I only read 5 books this month, and only 1 for my PopSugar challenge, BUT I’m 50% of the way there and on track for my 100 book overall Goodreads challenge goal!
Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4 Episode 3: “A Fierce and Subtle Poison” by Samantha Mabry
ON BACK TO BACK NIGHTS, WE APPEAR! After the rousing success of yesterday’s opening episode of our Nostalgia Junkie season two, we’re back without regular season of Bibliomancy to bring you A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry. This is our final episode in our month of YA picks. If you missed one, the first two episodes were:
Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia
Our next episode will begin our month of sequels, starting with Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex. Join us in two weeks for that!