Hades X Persephone Series Review (1-3) | Betwixt the Books After Dark

Wherein Michaela and I test a new format, slightly less structured and definitely longwinded but feels better when discussing three books at once. We also talk about the Hades X Persephone series by Scarlet St Claire and how we definitely did read them all … even if they were not our favorite books.

How We Rate the Books We Read | Betwixt the Books Discuss

Wherein we discuss the ways how we rate books has changed over time as well as the influence of The Story Graph’s ability to use partial stars. Here you will hear our opinions on rating in general as well and it might give you some insight into our rating system when we do reviews in general.

Star Ratings Tag

I had no content ideas for this week, so a tag it is! In fact, I’m super excited about this tag because I feel like using Storygraph as opposed to Goodreads has changed my entire rating system. Hopefully, Michaela and I will do a discussion sometime soon for more on this because I’m super interested!

A Court of Silver Flames: Spoiler-Free Review + Spoiler Discussion

I have way, way too many feelings about this book. Some of them are SO good. Some of them are … not as good. Overall, this book exceeded my expectations but it also did something that drove me SO crazy I had to add a spoiler bit to the end. Don’t worry, you’ll be warned when that happens!

The corporatization and conglomeration of the book industry | No more BEA, S+S & PRH Merger

Wherein Michaela and Gretchen discuss some of the changes in the book industry at large and how they may effect the rest of us here in the book community.

List of links we reference: Jess’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNvn…​ Non-Amazon Bookish Alternatives mentioned: https://beta.thestorygraph.comhttps://libro.fmhttps://bookshop.org

Betwixt the Books Discuss! | Cancel Culture, Ethical Support, & Navigating Problematic Faves

This is a recording of a live video Michaela and I did on our channel discussing topical concerns in the book world. Some links we discuss: Leena’s video on Goodreads alternatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMiJD…​ The Story Graph: https://beta.thestorygraph.com/

10 is better than 22: Lucifer Season 4 Discussion

So, this content is a BIT out of place for me, but I don’t care. I can’t stop gushing about Season 4 of Lucifer. I was worried about what Netflix was going to do to this awesome show, but I shouldn’t have feared. I have lots of thoughts and feelings, so let’s get to it!

Can You Love an Audiobook of a Book You Hate?

I just finished listening to The Doubt Factory by Paulo Bacigalupi and BOY do I have thoughts. I was love-love-loving the audiobook … until I tried to finish it reading the book itself and oh boy. Then I started realizing some serious flaws. How did I miss them? Let’s discuss.

Betwixt the Books Discuss! Own Voices, Representation & The Publishing Industry

Wherein, we chat for half an hour about the wrap up of the own voices cycle in Bibliomancy and just general discussions going on in the publishing community about representation.