Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

That’s right folks we are almost done with this season of Bibliomancy for Beginners only one more book! *shock and awe*

I know you guys are all sad about it but don’t worry we have super secret plans in the works.  Secret plans you won’t hear about until the end of the next episode so be sure to stay tuned in!


Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Browne Books for Young Readers
Page #: 517
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal


Almost done.  I believe.  Let’s go.

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Discussion (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

What?  I actually am posting two days in a row and one of those posts is literally a book club episode.  Somebody check to make sure the world hasn’t ended.

You know how this goes by now!


Title: Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Picador
Page #: 529
Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Ficion, LGBTQIA+ Fiction

We do plan to make book club a regular thing again … hopefully… if life maybe stops being shit.  It won’t stop but we can hope.

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

Alright we are caught up.  This post was supposed to come out today.  It came out today, *breathes a huge sigh of relief*  From now on we are moving forward and we are going to stay on track or so help me, I’ll have to apologize AGAIN.


Title: A Fierce and Subtle Poison
Author: Samantha Mabry
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Page #: 288
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism

Alright, there we are.  We did it.  We got caught up.  There were a million posts, but its there now, we managed it.  I will see you guys tomorrow for a new post!

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Nostalgia Junkie: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

Speaking of late content, we did this live stream last Sunday which was very nearly a week lately.  Not quite, but almost.  Casey joined us for this discussion which is always a good time!


Title: The Golden Compass
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page #: 399
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

I hope this episode was entertaining for you all, a bit contented I think.  Will hopefully be posting the rest as they come.

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

Those of you who saw my last post will know why this post is two weeks late.  We did do this hangout two weeks ago, I just never got around to posting it.  So here we are, I have it for you, if you missed the livestream:


Title: Invisible Fault Lines
Author: Kristen-Paige Madonia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Page #: 320
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism

I wasn’t feeling well when we did this livestream but we managed to get it out to you.

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, Musings

#imbibliomancy: John Dies at the End Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

So this happened weeks ago and I have been killing myself trying to finish college and guys I’ve done it.  When this post is live I have finished.  I am done.  I will be driving home Saturday.  Good god.

For those of you who don’t know because this is a new feature here, and I have been utterly and completely hands off this semester for the most part, #imbibliomancy is the newest book club adventures.  Each month we plan to do one book discussion wherein we drink a reasonable (and responsible) amount and laugh and joke and try to be less the pretentious english majors that we are at heart.

Those of you who are aware of the feature will know that this was not the original intended book.  My choice was originally supposed to be The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski.  Well the reading of the book coincided with midterms and none of us were able to finish it.  Instead we decided to read a lighter novel that two of us had already read before and had been on the docket (but Gretchen had missed out on).

There is another review of this book here on this blog and Taylor also reviewed it here, but they are far less entertaining I promise you, though probably slightly more coherent.  I hope you enjoy and we will be coming with you after Christmas with a discussion of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Title: John Dies at the End
Author: David Wong
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Page #: 466
Genre: Humor, Horror

See you guys soon!

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

#imbibliomancy: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Book Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

We have a new book club segment for you guys.  The first friday of every month is going to be #imbibliomancy.  Where the newly legal members of our book club partake in a reasonable amount of alcohol before they try and discuss a book with you.

This was our first episode and it was an experiment that I am ready to call a success. Even though both Gretchen and Taylor can drink me under a table, I think that we somehow managed to pull together a pretty decent discussion while a great number of silly hijinks ensued. (i.e. everyone stealing my hats, and our mic falling into the left over pizza).

If you like fun and books by all means listen to us discuss the first YA choice from Gretchen in a while that we all liked.

itle: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Page #: 418
Genre: YA Fantasy

If you don’t want the book stuff we also have a shorter video where we pregame, chatting and eating pizza.  Equally entertaining, but less bookish.

Next month: One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z Danielewski 

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

#NostalgiaJunkie: Pendragon by D.J. MacHale Series Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

It was about half way through this series that I realized I should probably have been making weekly posts for it, but by that point I had commited to a series review.

Good Afternoon Guys!

If you didn’t know that my book club was reading my favorite childhood books series, Pendragon by D.J. MacHale, every week for the past couple months then here is your chance to jump in.  We finally finished them all!

I still have so much love for this series and will sing its praises until the end of time.  A series that was fully planned out since the beginning with things being seeded for later books in every book.  However, I do have to say that a child reading these books will definitely get more out of it than an adult will.  That isn’t to say we weren’t able to have some really great discussion and it actually did further cement my love for the brilliance that is this series.  Please, whether you read the series as a child or not, think about checking our videos out so that you too can see why it ranks higher than Harry Potter for me.

While we don’t currently have another new series in the works, we are discussing which books might be good for a short term series like this.  We all have such a good time revisiting old loves, hates, or books we missed out on.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them below so we can check them out!

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books

Skin Trade by Laurell K Hamilton Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

This is the last episode of our third season guys.  Time flew by.  No worries there are still a few more episodes to the #NostlgiaJunkie series and I will be posting all of those in one giant post of awesome when it is done!

Gretchen was swamped with returner training this last week so she wasn’t able to join us, and my internet was the actual worst so I’m sorry for the terrible quality, there wasn’t anything I could do at the time. :/

I hope you enjoy anyway!’

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Title: Skin Trade
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (#17)
Author: Laurell K Hamilton
Publisher: Berkley
Page #: 486
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal Romance


I hope you guys enjoyed, despite the terrible quality.  If you want to stay up to date on the book club be sure to follow our social media!

Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Angelfall by Susan Ee Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners)

There has never been a video with so many technical issues in our book clubs history as this video right here.  We honestly had to restart the video fifteen minutes in because my computer crashed.  Gretchen and Taylor both had to join from their phones because their wifi was so shitty.  It was a horrendous mess.  (Not unlike my opinions on this book)

We powered through, however, and were able to bring you this discussion with a lovely guestmancer.  Unfortunately, the video was then lost in processing hell for several day.  IT IS FREEEEE NOOOWWW!!! It somehow managed to escape hell and can be found right here in this very post tonight!

Enjoy our heated debates!

itle: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Publisher: Skyscape
Page #: 288
Genre: Post Apocalyptic/ Apocalyptic YA Fiction

If you want to take part in the discussion feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments below.  You can also join the book club by clicking on the Bibliomancy for Beginners tab in my navigation bar above.  You can tweet using the #bibliomancybegins @bibliomancy101. These are all great ways to take part!

Our very last episode of the main book club will be up in a week and a half and we will be discussing Skin Trade by Laurell K Hamilton.

I hope to see you there!  I will talk to you guys again soon.