Adult, Books, YA (Young Adult)

The Weekly Wrap Ups That Never Were~

Wherein Michaela is the sickest thing and under ludicrous amounts of stress and Gretchen can’t help her even if she wanted to.

You know I’ve been behind because of the shoddy content and the complete and utter lack of book reviews on the blog as of late, but I couldn’t even edit together these two wrap ups until now.  So here they are in one Frankenstein’s monster of a post.  Enjoy.


Monday 5/23: Gretchen’s From the Notebook on A Court of Mist and Fury
Tuesday 5/24: Gretchen’s Ruler of Books Tag
       Michaela’s Ruler of Books Tag
Wednesday 5/25: Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on The Queen of the Tierling
       Michaela’s Review of The Vision: Vol. 1
Thursday 5/26: Michaela’s Thursday Musing on Moving Out
Friday 5/27: Gretchen’s Review of Lady Midnight
       Michaela’s Discussion of Book Hoarding

Monday 5/30: Gretchen’s May Wrap Up
Tuesday 5/31: Bibliomancy for Beginners Discussion of The Bone Gap
Wednesday 6/1: Michaela’s May Wrap Up
        Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on Circle of Magic
Friday 6/3: Gretchen’s Review of The Vanishing Throne
        Michaela’s Summer Reads Recommendations 

I did it… it took two weeks but by god its here.

Adult, Books

The Ruler of Books Tag

So my allergies hit me really hard and I slept for 14 hours last night.  I didn’t manage to get my post up for yesterday because of that, but I woke feeling a little better and threw together this tag for you guys.  Hope it isn’t terrible!

I will have something for you tomorrow and Friday and I will see if there is something else I can do to make up for Monday.  Talk to you then!

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

Bibliomancy for Beginners Season 4 Announcement!

Alright, this is the last one I swear!  Also, it was supposed to be released today so you know, at least there is that!

Are you hyped?  If you have any more questions there is a page on this blog with all of the book club socials.


Weekly Wrap Up/What We Read 5/16/16

Today is going to be a day of posting things that should have been posted in the last couple of days that I didn’t manage to get done with everything thats been going on.  Let’s start with the wrap up and move our way forward every couple of hours or so, sound good?

Sunday: Last Week’s Wrap Up
         #imbibliomancy: Death Vigil
Monday: Michaela’s review of Bossypants
         Gretchen’s From the Notebook on the hidden insidious nature of YA
Tuesday: Betwixt the Books Reviews A Tale for the Time Being
Wednesday: Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on Daughter of Smoke and Bone
         Michaela’s Discussion on Free Comic Book Day
Friday: Gretchen’s Giveaway Announcement

Adult, Bibliomancy For Beginners, Books, Comics

#imbibliomancy: Death Vigil by Stjepan Sejic Review (Bibliomancy for Beginners Book Club)

Remember how once a month we do drunk book club?  Well this is the last one of Taylor and Gretchen’s undergraduate careers, so its a momentous occasion.  Honestly it is one of our best discussions as well.


Series Title: Death Vigil
Volume Number: 1
Collected Issues: #1-8
Writer: Stjepan Sejic
Illustrator: Stjepan Sejic
Publisher: Image Comics
Page #: 284
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Hope you guys enjoy this!  If you want to know what we are reading next and when the live streams are scheduled you should definitely check out the Bibliomancy page up above and follow the book club’s social media.  We have a bunch of fun!

Adult, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Weekly Wrap Up/What We Read 5.8.16

Weekly wrap up time, and you know what that means, yup a video and a list of links.

Sunday: Last Week’s Wrap Up
Monday: Michaela’s April Wrap Up
             Gretchen’s From the Notebook on her least favorite YA Tropes
Tuesday: Michaela’s 30 Seconds to Disagree
             Gretchen’s 30 Seconds to Disagree
Wednesday: Michaela’s April Comic Pull
             Gretchen’s Worth It Wednesday A Court of Thorns and Roses
Thursday: Gretchen’s Thesis Thursday on the Completion of the Third Chapter
Friday: Michaela’s Review of The Vegetarian
             Gretchen’s Review of The Rose and The Dagger
Saturday: Michaela’s Flicks Epsiode on The Time Traveler’s Wife

Adult, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Weekly Wrap Up/What We Read 5/1/16

Well, we came back from hiatus this week and boy did we jump back on that band wagon.  Here’s everything that happened this week (and some stuff that happened last week while we didn’t post anything).

Monday: Gretchen’s From the Notebook Giveaway Announcement
               Michaela’s Genrethon Wrap Up
Wednesday: Michaela’s Review of Rat Queens Vol. 3
               Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on Angelfire
Thursday: Gretchen’s Interview with Kristin-Paige Madonia
Friday: Michaela’s Introduction to Reading  Books in Translation
               Gretchen’s April Wrap Up
Saturday: Betwixt the Books Discuss! Book Guilt and Reader’s Guilt

Adult, Books, Musings

How Not To Get Lost in Translation: Tips and Tricks for choosing and reading in translation!

So those of you who have been following Gretchen and my youtubing adventures might know that I have had requests to talk about translation

I finally figured out how I want to do it and I’m starting today!

Without further ado, I give you some of my best advice for reading books that have been translated, for beginners.

I hope this was an insightful little tidbit!  Gretchen and I will be back soon to talk to you guys, in the same space after so long of working solo, super excited about that.

Adult, Books, Comics, Musings

Monday Musings: Genrethon Wrap Up!

Woo!  I am back!  My vacation was lovely thanks for asking!  The hiatus really helped with that.  I think I was getting a little bit burnt out with all of the hours I was working and trying to maintain the blog as well.  I didn’t have as much time to think about what exactly I wanted to post and so I was just making content that I could rather than the content that I wanted to.

Time to get excited again!  Definitely feeling rejuvenated.

First, though, we must finish what we started.  Before this whole hiatus nonsense I proclaimed that I would be participating in the Genrethon.  Since I was on hiatus when that ended I didn’t get to tell you about the books that I read for it!  Well don’t worry, I’m going to start off by telling you exactly what I read and then we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming!

Here is that video:

There we are, if all goes well then Gretchen and I will be back tomorrow with a new discussion live stream.  We want to talk about book guilt or readers guilt!  Talk to you then!

Adult, Books, YA (Young Adult)

Wrap Up Post/What We Read: 4.10.16

This is the last video weekly wrap up for a couple weeks, because of reasons that will be apparent when you watch this video and also when we post other things this week.  Hopefully you won’t miss us too much, but also here are the things we did this week before we disappear into the abyss.

Sunday: Last Week’s Wrap Up
Monday: Michaela’s Mini Cookbook Haul
       Gretchen’s From the Notebook on Young Adult Book Covers
Tuesday: Gretchen’s Book Blitz for Richelle Mead’s new book
        Michaela’s Intimidating TBR Tag
        Gretchen’s Intimidating TBR Tag
Wednesday: Michaela’s How to Use Previews
         Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on the Vampire Academy Series
Thursday: Gretchen’s Big News Anouncement
Friday: Michaela’s TBR for the Genrethon
         Gretchen’s Review of If the Oceans were Ink