Okay, these are still late. But you know what, these exist. We’re wrapping up the last two weeks in a weird, timey-wimey video that shows that we really did try to have these out on time. The editing just never happened because Michaela and I are struggling to find a new rhythm in our new post-grad lives. Please love us while we fix this kinks!

Monday, May 23

Tuesday, May 24

Wednesday, May 25

Thursday, May 26

Friday, May 27

Monday, May 30

Tuesday, May 31

Wednesday, June 1

Friday, June 3



#imbibliomancy: Drunk Book Club with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Technically, this happened last night, but I couldn’t get to my computer until this moment to post the link. Don’t worry, this is just as fantastic as I remember.

If you don’t know, Imbibliomancy is a special series spin off from our main book club, Bibliomancy for Beginners. We still talk about books, we just do it while imbibing alcohol. We’ve done this throughout our senior year, doing one episode a month. For this semester, we’ve already done my pick: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This month, it was Michaela’s pick: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

This was one of those weird, weird episodes where we all liked the book but the discussion still got REALLY heated with debates. Obviously, that means that you totally need to watch it because it’s great.

If you want to read along with us, in April we’re doing Taylor’s pick: Death Vigil by Stjepan Sejic. It’s a graphic novel, so it’s going to be a different kind of discussion for us. I’ve already sneaked a peek at Taylor’s copy, and it’s gorgeous!

From the Notebook: February Wrap Up

Happy last day of February everybody! Today I am bringing you my monthly reading wrap up, since this just happened to fall so nicely. I read a lot more than I thought in February, though a lot of it was for school. Okay, 11 isn’t usually a huge number for me but considering what I’ve been working through, it feels like a lot. And, yes, some of the books for school I didn’t read in full, but … I’m counting them. Fight me. Hopefully in March I’ll have some more entertaining books to read. Please, for the love of all that’s chocolate.

Monthly PopSugar update: I only ticked off two new categories this month, sadly – book with a blue cover and book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with. 8/40 complete!

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Weekly Wrap Up + What We Read 2/14/16

Happy Valentine’s Day, if that’s a thing you’re celebrating. I have the most beautiful date of all–the lovely Michaela. Here’s this week’s wrap up PLUS a giveaway announcement if you missed that! Also, at the end there is an announcement about the Betwixt the Books Discussion that you can JOIN IN ON next Tuesday, all about DNFing books!


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#imbibliomancy: Drunk Book Club with “Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS AGAIN! You may have guessed, it’s Imbibliomancy time! If you don’t know, this is a spin off of our regular Bibliomancy for Beginners series except us 21 year old college students imbibe ourselves and try to discuss like intelligent people anyways.

Today, not only are we talking about the fabulous Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (it’s my pick), but also TAYLOR’S GIRLFRIEND is our guest-mancer for this episode! As per usual during my pick, I yell at Taylor quite a lot but also we have a really good discussion so watch for some fabulous laughter and bookish discussion!

30 Seconds to Disagree: “The First Test” by Tamora Pierce

Look what Betwixt the Books is bringing back! This time around, I have 1 minute to tell Michaela about The First Test and The Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce, she has 30 seconds to disagree, and I have 30 more seconds to tell her why she’s wrong.

As always, there is a partner to this video, where Michaela and I reverse roles, posted today at The Pied Piper Calls. Check that out as well!

Don’t miss my first video in this series about Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

2015 Wrap Up Videos!

That’s right, I said videos plural! This is your one stop shop to see EVERYTHING that’s gone on with the Betwixt the Books family this year! I have my own wrap up, of course, but then Michaela and I did one for the Betwixt the Books and Bibliomancy for Beginners Videos, and Michaela also has a wrap up for her blog, The Pied Piper Calls.

Excited? Good, because I am!

As promised, here are some of the links for the video:

Perusing Poetics wrap upWhere I’ve BeenIn Defense of YA * Worth It Wednesdays Intro * Thesis Thursdays Intro

Reviews: The Red Queen * The Wrath and the Dawn * Queen of Shadows * Queen of the Tearling

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Here’s me and Michaela wrapping up our ear in videos!

And last but not least, here is Michaela’s personal wrap up for The Pied Piper Calls!