Betwixt the Books: (What is) Spring Break TBR!

This video was recorded before I left for the west coast, but it talks about all the books that I packed up as I was planing and road tripping everywhere. Since Michaela is a Real Person with a Real Life and a Real Job, she has picked out some books that she wants to read next! There are also some goodies about our next Imbibliomancy episode, some ARCs we’re reading and some upcoming joint and single reviews.

Also, now that it’s like a week after we recorded this, I can admit that A) I am not getting as much reading done as I thought I might and B) Fingerprints of You didn’t fit in the bag when I went to pack all this nonsense.

Don’t tell Taylor I’ve started reading Lady Midnight and Tell the Wind and Fire but not Get in Trouble. I will literally get in trouble.

Enjoy!

From the Notebook: Where is the YA for Boys?

This week’s video is rather long, but this is what happens when I talk about something I’m extremely passionate about. In response to some thoughts Michaela had about YA in her review of Eon by Allison Goodman, I had some thoughts of my own. Well. A lot of thoughts. Reading is a passion I’m lucky enough to share with one of my younger brothers, but … well … YA doesn’t exactly create a lot of common ground of interesting stories for us. This is one part recommendations of books my brother and I have both read, one part life story of my experience trying to share YA with my brother and one part impassioned speech about how YA needs to include more stories for boys. It barely scratches the surface of my thoughts, so I look forward to continuing the conversation with you!

Betwixt the Books Discuss! DNFing Books

Welcome to this week’s Betwixt the Books content – a live discussion of me and Michaela’s views towards DNFing books (online 4:30PM, 2/16/16). We have very different opinions on the topic, which stands for books that we Did Not Finish for one reason or another. If you’re watching this live, feel free to tweet at us with the hashtag #btbdiscuss. If you aren’t, that’s cool too! No conversation is too late to have, so hit us up on social media!

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Weekly Wrap Up + What We Read 1/24/16

Hello again! It is time for Betwixt the Book’s weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re talking about all our context this week, from The Pied Piper Calls to My Life is a Notebook to the YouTube channel. Also per usual, there is some sneak peeks about what’s coming up this next week AND a bonus mini-haul from Gretchen!

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Betwixt the Books Discusses: Spoilers!

Michaela and I bring you this week’s Betwixt the Books video LIVE in an effort to create more content where we actually get to talk to you guys! If you want in on the discussion (even after the video is recorded), feel free to use the hashtag #btbspoilers and tweet at us!

This time around, we’re discussing our relationship to spoilers, how we feel about them–and I even share something about my reading habits that I’ve never told a soul before…

Weekly Wrap Up + What We Read 1/17/16

Betwixt the Books is back with another weekly wrap up, plus what we read this week! As an added bonus, I look like a very sad and botoxed chipmunk, since I just got my wisdom teeth out. This is a sight not to be missed, Michaela says. I say that you shouldn’t miss this video even though I look like … this. Anyways, without further ado!

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Our First Book Haul! – Betwixt the Books

Look at us, pretending that we’re real readers and reviewers. That’s right, Betwixt the Books is bringing you our very first book haul, replete with ARCs and uncontrollable book buying sprees.

Also, I just got my wisdom teeth out so it’s a kind of painful thing to watch but Michaela says I look like an adorable chipmunk. Tell me who’s right in the comments!

One last thing! IF you watch all the way to the end, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek into what is coming up on the Betwixt the Books and Bibliomancy for Beginners calendar!

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.

Weekly Wrap Up + What We’re Reading 1/10/16

Hey all! In accordance with our bookish resolutions, Michaela and I will be doing weekly wrap up videos where we talk about what’s gone on in all our bookish spheres. As you know, Betwixt the Books contains my blog, Micheala’s blog, Betwixt the Books videos and our Bibliomancy for Beginners Book Club. That’s a lot! So here’s a quick and easy way to keep track of it all!

Monday: Michaela’s Pop Sugar Reading Challenge TBR Post

Tuesday: Betwixt the Books 2016 Bookish Resolutions

Wednesday: Michaela’s Review of Rat Queens Vol 2; Gretchen’s Worth It Wednesday on The Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce

Thursday: Gretchen’s Thesis Thursday Review of Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Friday: Michaela’s Book and Movie Review of The Martian

 

Betwixt the Books: 2016 Bookish Resolutions Videos

Hey there guys! As promised in our 2015 wrap up videos, Michaela and I are back to talk about our personal blogging and bookish resolutions for 2016. Learn about what’s coming to My Life is a Notebook and The Pied Piper Calls–and maybe here some super secret information about giveaways if you watch all the way to the end!

Hope you guys are as excited for 2016 as we are!