“Beastly Bones” by William Ritter Review

Disclaimer: I listened to the audiobook version of this book.

Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2)Beastly Bones by William Ritter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had forgotten how much I loved this series, but I was once again reminded as I listened to this audio book. I absolutely LOVE this series.

This book takes place shortly after the events of “Jackaby” and Jackaby and Miss Rook have a new case that pulls them into Rook’s preferred profession of paleontology. As someone who wanted to be a paleontologist the first time she watched “Jurassic Park”, I fell in love with the story. There were creatures that mimic their prey and take on the body and shape of the creature they eat. There were missing dinosaur bones (that may or may not) be a dinosaur at all. There were mysterious strangers with odd auras. It was a conglomeration of events that all built upon one another and it was amazing.

Once more, I listened to the audio book (as I did the first), and I loved it in this form. The first reason is that they seem to be written in a way as to be accounts of events after they have already happened. Once more a chapter was left out and noted as well. “The contents of [insert chapter] have been removed from the record…” This isn’t an exact quote, but the gist of what is mentioned, and I smiled when I heard it because I had forgotten that the same was done with the first book until I heard it once more. It’s an odd thing to occur in a book, but it works for this series, and I love that it was once more included (and I hope to see it in future books).

All-in-all, this is a great read. I love the characters. I love the relationship Abigail Rook has with Jackaby, her boss, and how he’s awkward (he doesn’t think he is, but he is a strange man) but there are no romantic feelings between the two. It’s refreshing because in a lot of what I read these days there is a romance between co-workers, and it’s nice to see that there’s NO relationship beyond that of work-related between the two main characters of this series.

That said, there is a bit of a budding romance between Miss Rook and the Charlie, the cop we met in the first book, but it’s slow and (again) awkward, and not the emphasis of the book. The main focus is on the mystery and the case, and I loved that the romance did not take the forefront.

There are a lot of new characters in this book, but I was pleasantly surprised and reminiscent with seeing some of the same characters from the first book appear as well. It was like greeting an old friend, and I loved it.

Can you tell I loved this book?

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A Bookish Christmas Blog Hop: Name 5 Fictional Characters You’d Invite to Your New Year’s Eve Party

A Bookish Christmas Blog Hop

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I’m participating in another blog hop, but this time, it’s Christmas themed! I’m the last post for this particular hop, but I hope you’ll head over to some of the other posts and read everyone else’s questions and answers (links at the bottom). Enjoy!

Name 5 fictional characters you’d invite to your New Year’s Eve party

This is a tough one, but the five people I’d invite are:

  1. Vanyel Ashkevron, his Companion, Yfandes, and his lifebonded, the Bard Stefen from Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey. Vanyel is the last herald-mage and is pretty dang powerful in his use of magic. He could definitely teach me a thing or two. On top of that, he’s shay’a’chern, which is a term some of the characters use (I can’t remember which language it is in the book) for homosexual characters. And he’s lifebonded on top of that, meaning he’s got his soulmate. He’d liven up my party and it would just be great to meet his Companion (a spirit in the form of a white horse with brilliant blue or purple eyes), even if I couldn’t hear her like he can. Stefen also has his draws because he and Vanyel are nigh inseparable and he can play some music for everyone that would keep everyone in good spirits.
  2. Prompto from Final Fantasy XV, the video game. Prompto is a gun-wielding jokester in the FF universe, and I love him for it. He loves to have fun, but he is also a deeply caring person. Can I haz? Seriously?
  3. Haurhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori. Haruhi is a down-to-earth girl, and she has a way of making sure escalated fights drop before they become a problem, so I imagine it would be a lot of fun to hang out with her and have someone help “keep the peace” so-to-speak.

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  1. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series as she would probably bring Harry and Ron with her. She’d be great conversation, probably help save the day if anything went wrong, and could do magic tricks. Perfect!
  2. Phoebe Martin from Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira as we could talk about books and share reading suggestions for the new year ahead.
  3. Percy Jackson because he would have awesome adventures to share and be able to do some cool tricks with any water at the party to entertain everyone.
  4. Prince Rafael from Royal Games by Sariah Wilson because having royalty at the party would be cool, and because he is total crush material.
  5. Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones’s Diary because she’s one of all of us.

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Five? Okay, I’ll go with the characters I’ve come to be obsessed with!

First of all, Emma Beaumarchais from The Talented Series by Amy Hopkins. She’s a half-blood witch who runs a small tea shop outside of London and serves up enchanted teas and she is utterly fantastic.

Next, I’ll go with Baran and Raina from the Therian Way series by Kimberly Rogers. Definitely winners of Most Adorable Ship in my opinion! As Therianthropes, they belong to a special breed of mythical fantasy creature that I particularly enjoy, and the way their characters are written comes across so delightfully I would have so much fun if they were at my Christmas party!

Church, from the Grave Reports Series by R. R. Virdi! Strange and enigmatic, his would be a weird addition… but ye gods, the fun we would have! Mostly consisting of me probing for more information about him and his job–but also there might be a lot of jokes at Vince Graves’ expense!

Finally (dang, has it been 5 already??) I would invite Sean King and Michelle Maxwell from David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell series. (So it’s another couple; so what??) Especially if they were represented by Eric McCormack and Rebecca Romijin, like the short-lived TV series based on the books! 100-percent would NOT mind having those two over for dinner!

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Okay, if I don’t have to stick to books it would be the boys from Supernatural: Sam, Dean, Cas, and Bobby – plus John because I can invite anyone.

If I have to stick to books: Jack from Geralyn Wicher’s Cursed Seed; Hagrid (Harry Potter of course); Jacob Kowalski (Fantastic Beasts – does that count as a book if it was a movie first?); and Charles and Anna (Alpha & Omega series).

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Belinda Bekkers

This is difficult for me because I’ve been reading a lot of essays this year rather than fiction. I would have to invite the wife from Dept. of Speculation because she’s a writer with interesting stories to tell. Mark Watney from The Martian because, you know, he’s been in space and he’s funny. His nerdy knowledge would also lead to interesting conversations. Ania from With Blood and Scars. My amazing friend wrote the book and I imagine that if I sat down with Ania it would be like getting to have a chat with the author. I think Rob Fleming from High Fidelity would be great to help with the music. Also for the stories he would be able to tell, it would have to be Pi from Life of Pi.

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Ooh, this is fun but hard! I’ll start with Audrey from Julie Hall’s Life After series because she has a great sense of humor and she’s so easy to relate to! Plus she could tell me cool things about heaven 🙂 Next I’d pick Brenna from J.M. Hackman’s Spark – the girl is hilarious and I’d love to see her Firebrand powers in action! Next would be Kamryn and Reese from Illusionary by Desiree Williams, because they’re both amazing and I can’t pick between them! And last I should have another guy, so I’ll go with Ky from Unblemished by Sara Ella since he would definitely keep things interesting 🙂

A Bookish Christmas Blog Hop

10th December Belinda Bekkers – Name a book you love so much you want everyone to find it under their Christmas tree this year, so they can read it too
11th December Jo Linsdell – Name a book cover that has a wonderfully Christmas feel to it
12th December Upstream Writer – Name a book you’d like to find in your Christmas stocking this year
13th December Casia Schreyer – Name a fictional character you’d like to spend Christmas with
14th December Lands Uncharted – Name a fictional character you’d like to kiss under the mistletoe
15th December Angela Guidolin – Name a fictional creature to replace Rudolph and meet on the roof
16th December Skye Hegyes – Name 5 fictional characters you’d invite to your New Year’s Eve party

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TV Discussion #2: Riverdale

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Let’s talk about the second episode of Riverdale.

I am watching this show on Netflix.

Chapter Two – Touch of Evil

Ugh! I will give this show one more episode. So far, it’s more drama than murder mystery. I don’t like it. If they would focus more on the mystery, I’d probably like it better, but they don’t. I don’t know how much longer I’ll keep watching it for all the drama. I don’t put up with drama in my personal life, and I won’t deal with it in a show either. I want to know who killed Jason, but I really don’t like everything else about the show.

Let’s start with Archie. His relationship with his teacher is nothing to laugh about. He’s – What? Fifteen? Sixteen? And he’s in a sexual relationship with his music teacher? No. No, no, no. Ugh! No! And it’s not so much that he’s in a relationship with her, but that he’s under the illusion that she friggin’ CARES about him outside their sexual relationship. Bleh! Come on, Archie! I thought you were intelligent!

The girls are still as bitchy as ever. Cheryl, I’ve just about planted as Queen B in that regard, but Betty… Sweet, wholesome Betty was just as bad this time, choosing Cheryl over Veronica because Veronica had the nerve to tell her the truth. Come on, Betty. You’re better than that. At least, I thought you were.

There are so many things going on in the episode. And while a lot of it seems to tie back to the murder in some way, or at least leads you to believe it does, most of it seems to focus on everyone trying to be as mean as possible to everyone else. Seriously, I wanted to punch nearly everyone in the face at least once. Not just the kids, but the adults too!

I don’t trust Betty’s mother. I would really like to know what she does for a living, besides get into everyone else’s business that is. She’s insane, controlling, and I’m pretty certain she paid off the coroner to make some dastardly accusations. He accepted a large sum of money from her in exchange for something that hasn’t been revealed, but I’m pretty certain – for all her hate of the Blossom family – that it isn’t good.

For that reason, I’m not positive that Jason Blossom’s autopsy will be accurate, which irks me to know end. I seem to really like the word “irked” lately, but that accurately describes most of my feelings during this episode.

Betty’s mom is a shady bitch. Betty pulls a bitch move. Archie is an idiot. Veronica seems to be the only genuinely nice person. She screwed up, and she’s trying to make up for it. Fred is as awesome as ever. He’s like the only one though.

I would have liked to have seen more going on with Veronica’s mother after she found the bag of money, but no dice there. I did like the fact that we see her finally get a new job. Yes, she is a waitress, but it makes me believe that she’s at least trying to be a good person, and that maybe I was wrong with my first impression of her. At least, I hope that’s the case. I really want to like at least SOME of the adults in this show. For real.

Murder Mystery Theories

By the end of the episode, the first arrest is made, and while I did suspect the person taken into custody of some unsavory nature, especially after a particular scene where she broke down and said some things that were just… off… I did not expect the confession she made.

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Favorite Character

I wish Fred Andrews had more scenes. I swear, he says the best things. He’s the greatest guy. He’s still my favorite character of the entire show, even though I’m warming up to Jughead. He’s got the most level head and seems to actually USE his brain.

Memorable Quotes

“It’s called necrophilia, Reggie. Can you spell it?” ~ Jughead Jones

“Archie, if you know it’s the right thing to do, even though it’s tough, even though it might… It might cost you. You gotta do it.” ~ Fred Andrews

“We’re not going to hug in front of this whole town. *laughs* So why don’t we both just do that bro thing where we nod like douches and mutually suppress our emotions.” ~ Jughead Jones

Have you watched this show? What did you think about it?

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TV Discussion #1: Riverdale

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Today’s going to be a little different. I read a lot, but I also watch a lot of movies and shows when I can, so I wanted to do something a little different for this blog post and write up a bit about a show I just started watching: Riverdale.

I am watching this show on Netflix.

Chapter One – The River’s Edge

For those of you readers who have seen it, this may be nothing new. For those of you who have no desir to see it, but are curious what it’s about… well… Carry on!

Now, I grew up with the Archie comics that were featured in the Comics section of the Sunday paper. I remember Archie as a fun-loving, goofy kid/teen who loved milkshakes (he was ALWAYS in a diner drinking a milkshake if he wasn’t at school) and had some kind of, not exactly, love triangle going on with him, Veronica, and Betty (I never really could tell his exact feelings for either girl, poor things). That said, it’s been YEARS since I’ve even seen an Archie comic, much less read one. So, let’s pretend I’m coming into the show blind and I don’t know anything about the comics.

Trust me. This is for the best.

For those who’ve never read the comics, the show is basically a more contemporary murder-mystery form of both The Vampire Diaries that revolves along the same lines as Gossip Girl. There’s enough sex and drama to drown a cat that knows how to swim. Add to that a murder mystery where there’s no body – just the word of the missing boy’s twin sister – and you’ve got yourself a classic who-done-it-with-who show.

Seriously. Because for the first episode, that seemed to be the main focus: sex. Who was screwing around with who and why.

I remember loving Archie in the comics. This guy? Not so much. He’s stringing two girls along all the while he has the hots for teacher.

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Yup. You read that right. Not only is he in some weird love triangle, but it’s more like a love square. Over the summer, he had an affair with his teacher – how did no one not notice this?!? – and he’s become a bit obsessed with her. At least, that’s the vibe I got every time he looked at her when she was in the same scene.

It’s covered up with his closet-poet-like manner. He’s been writing songs and she is the music teacher, but I don’t know how much of it is that he really wants help with his music and how much of it is that he wants to spend time with her and will do anything he can to make it happen. I just don’t know.

If you set aside any and all comic differences and take the show in the feat that it is – a sex-filled murder mystery – it’s actually decent. There’s enough intrigue to make me want to continue watching at least.

First, there’s the main mystery. A pair of twins went out in a row boat on July 4th and the girl of the pair was found huddled up on some rocks, soaking wet, claiming her brother had drowned. Cheryl comes across as a victim in the first couple of scenes we see her in, as a drowned rat, but as the episode progresses, it’s easy to see the grade-A bitch she is.

Then, there’s Veronica’s family. Her father is being charged with embezzlement, and she and her mother have moved to Riverdale to start anew. While Veronica seems like a nice person, I’m not certain I trust her, and I definitely don’t trust her mother. I can’t explain it either. Maybe because she quickly becomes friends with Betty, who’s broadcasted as the outcast from the get-go, and I’ve seen that too many times as a revenge plot. Bleh. As for her mother, I honestly thought she was set on starting a new life until she opened a bag that had been reported “missing” and there was a bunch of cash inside. Red flag there. Big red flag.

Jughead as the narrator of it all is interesting, especially when we find out – near the end, mind you, although it’s probably noticable as he’s narrorating the entire thing – that he’s writing a novel about the town. The episodes are called chapters rather than episodes, which I thought paired along with Jughead’s character in the show and the fact that he’s writing the story about the town and all its secrets.

Murder Mystery Theories

Theories about the mysteries! First of all, we have the missing/dead twin. Everyone believes he’s dead, and there’s confirmation one way or the other at the end of the episode. It’s a murder mystery show. I wonder which way it was confirmed. Hmmm…

I don’t understand the twins. On one side, we have people saying that they’re decent people. On the other, there’s hate and anger. Understandable. Especially when they’re the richest family in town to rival Veronica’s wealth. What I don’t get what they were even doing out on the water, and then the quote from Cheryl about being afraid? What? What was she even talking about?

From the moment she uttered those words, I suspected she had a larger part to play in her beloved brother’s disappearance. I don’t trust her. She’s mean, spiteful, and a straight up (and I absolutely HATE this word, so you should know how much I dispise the girl since I’m using it) cunt. My theory: the brother, Jason, comitted suicide. But he had help. You guessed it. His sister.

Why? That’s the mystery for me. Like I said, I don’t understand the twins. Granted, we only see one half of them. I would love to see some flashback clips of Jason to see what he was like, but something tells me I’m not going to get them. Either way, that’s my theory so far.

I don’t know what’s going on with Veronica’s family. Her father’s been charged with embezzlement, but I don’t know if the mother’s involved or not, although I have my suspicions she is. Is the daughter involved with the embezzlement? I think not. Still, I don’t trust her either as she seems to be good at causing trouble herself, and I’m still not certain her friendship with Betty is an honest-to-goodness one rather than her using the blonde. I realize they had a friendship in the comics, but this is DEFINITELY not the comics. It’s too dark, has too much sex, and there’s no humor, which was one of the best things about the comic actually.

Favorite Character

Honestly, the best character so far has been Archie’s dad, Fred, who made a comment when he discovered Archie was lying to his teacher and him about his priorities, about being confident in himself. He’s been upfront with everyone: Archie, Veronica’s mother, himself. The man deserves a gold star. He didn’t have much screen time in this episode, but every time he did, he was a godsend.

Memorable Quotes

“You wanted fire? Sorry, Cheryl Bombshell, my specialty is ice.” ~ Veronica Lodge

“If you mean Betty: whatever happened, just talk to her. You know, it’d go a long way.” *pauses* “It would have gone a long way with me.” ~ Jughead Jones

“But some advice, man-to-man? These decisions that you’re making now, son, they have consequences. They go on to form who you are and who you’ll become. Whatever you decide, be confident enough in it that you don’t have to lie.” ~ Fred Andrews

While this show is almost absolutely nothing like the comics I remember, besides the fact that the main characters all have the same names, I’m interested enough that I’m going on to episode two, and I’ll give it three episodes before I make a final decision about it. We’ll see how it turns out…

Have you watched this show? What did you think about it?

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Book Lovers Blog Hop: What do you do to get out of a reading slump?

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This is going to be an interesting month. The reason? I’ve been invited to participate with several other book bloggers to take part in a blog hop this month. For those who don’t know, a blog hop is where a bunch of bloggers get together and write about a specific topic and create a list (see my own list at the bottom of this post) that links to the others participating so you can “hop” between posts.

Currently, I have all the blogs listed at the bottom, but I will update this list as the month continues so that it will go directly to the blog hop post.

What do you do to get out of a reading slump?

When I get into a reading slump, I tend to re-read novels I’ve enjoyed the most. It’s not something that happens often, but I have two or three age-old favorite novels that I read when I’m in a slump–ones that I’ve read so many times the pages are falling out and I can possibly quote entire passages from.

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Jo Linsdell

I don’t often get into a reading slump. I think this is probably down to the fact that I read such a wide variety of books. When it does happen, I tend to take a few days off to do something completely different. For example, I might catch up on some of my favourite TV shows, or watch a movie (I don’t watch much TV as most of the time I prefer to read). A lot of the books I read I get sent for reviewing. This can make it stressful as times, and lead to a reading slump. When I feel that my review TBR list is starting to stress me out, I pick a book to read just for fun.

Leslie Conzatti
Leslie Conzatti

Honestly, my TBR list is so long that I don’t think I’ll ever run out of things to read… but that’s not to say that I don’t go through spells where I just don’t feel like reading. When that happens, I feed my creative soul by watching a TV show or movie I’ve been wanting to see, writing any one of my never-ending supply of WIPs, or coloring in one of those art-therapy books. Going to the library helps too, because I see the books other people are excited about, and sometimes, they look interesting to me, too!

Jebraun CliffordJebraun Clifford

I have such a variety of favourite old standbys and new books from the library or Kindle or the bookshop that I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a reading slump! I flit from genre to genre and usually have half a dozen novels I’m in the middle of, so whatever my mood, I’ve got something to look forward to reading.

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1st August Jo Linsdell – What are you reading this month?
2nd August Skye hegyes – What’s your favorite genre to read?
3rd August Katherine A. Pisana – Where do you get your books?
4th August Upstream Writer – Best read of 2017 so far?
5th August Upstream Writer – Favorite author?
6th August Belinda Bekkers – Favorite book cover design?
7th August Brandy Potter – Favorite reading spot? Where do most reading?
8th August Belinda Bekkers – Are print or e-books better?
9th August Casia Schreyer – How do arrange your bookshelf?
10th August Katherine A. Pisana – Favorite book to movie adaptation?
11th August V.L. Jennings – Most evil villain?
12th August V.L. Jennings – What’s the best plot twist you’ve read?
13th August CJ Brightley – Favorite fictional character?
14th August Just B Jordan – Best fictional friendship?
15th August Sade Rena – Best book series?
16th August Angela Guidolin – Most thought-provoking book you’ve read?
17th August Tabitha Caplinger – Top 3 books you think everyone should read?
18th August Skye Hegyes – Where do you post your reviews of books you’ve read?
19th August Lands Uncharted – What was the last book you gave a 5 star review?
20th August KM Carroll – Which book do you wish had a sequel?
21st August Upstream Writer – Which author would you most want to interview and why?
22nd August Jo Linsdell – How often do you go to the library?
23rd August Belinda Bekkers – Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year? On track so far?
24th August Fabian Space – Do your family/friends support your reading habit?
25th August The Literary Apothecary – Do you enter book giveaways? Last prize you won?
26th August Just B Jordan – Name a book that made you cry
27th August Jebraun Clifford – Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself being an author in the future?
28th August Brandy Potter – When did you get into reading?
29th August Skye Hegyes – What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
30th August Brandy otter – If a genie were to grant you 3 bookish wishes, what would you ask for and why?
31st August Lands Uncharted – Do you take part in readathons? Why? If yes, which are your favorite?

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July Reads

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I did not read as many books this month as I have in the past, but I have read a few that will work for me in the my publishing future. I don’t necessarily agree with Fox’s idea of writing to market, but he does have interesting ideas within each of his non-fiction works, and I like how he backs them all up with examples from his own experiences.

That said, there’s a few books I plan on reading this month that also deal with publishing. Can you guess why? Surely you can. 😉

  1. Write to Market by Chris Fox
  2. Beasts of Babylon by E.A. Copen
  3. Launch to Market by Chris Fox
  4. Six Figure Author by Chris Fox
  5. Relaunch Your Novel by Chris Fox
  6. The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
  7. Blood Wager by Connie Suttle
  8. Kings of Ruin by Daniel Arenson

Disclaimer: All images pulled from Goodreads.

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Book Lovers Blog Hop: What’s Your Favorite Genre to Read?

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This is going to be an interesting month. The reason? I’ve been invited to participate with several other book bloggers to take part in a blog hop this month. For those who don’t know, a blog hop is where a bunch of bloggers get together and write about a specific topic and create a list (see my own list at the bottom of this post) that links to the others participating so you can “hop” between posts.
Currently, I have all the blogs listed at the bottom, but I will update this list as the month continues so that it will go directly to the blog hop post.

As you can see from the title of this post, I will be discussing what my favorite genre to read is, as well as posting the answers of some of the others participating in the blog hop.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

I read several genres, but the main ones are romance (contemporary, erotica, sweet, clean, etc) and fantasy. I tend to read a lot of YA books as well. I have been DEVOURING fairy-tale re-tellings. I absolutely love them. You can check out what I’ve read and what I plan on reading in the future on my Goodreads page.

JoLinsdellJo Linsdell

I have very varied reading tastes and, thanks to being sent books for review, have read lots of great books I would never have picked out otherwise. That said, I love easy read romance for when I’m tired. Crime, mystery, thrillers are my favourites though.

Jebraun CliffordJebraun Clifford

I enjoy anything YA and/or speculative. That means fantasy, science fiction (more space operas than the hard science stuff!), and paranormal. I also really like a lot of classic lit as I was an English major at college.

Laurie Lucking Author HeadshotLaurie Lucking

My favorite genre to read is fantasy, especially if it has a central romance 🙂 I also read some dystopian, historical, contemporary, and mystery – a little bit of everything!

Leslie ConzattiLeslie Conzatti

My favorite genre would be… very difficult to choose from! I have adored books in the fantasy (high fantasy, low fantasy, urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic fantasy… all of it!) genre, sci-fi books, mysteries, thrillers, paranormal, crime, any kind of “punk” (cyberpunk, nanopunk, steampunk, etc.)—anything with a compelling premise and not too obsessive with the romance (Outlander was a very special exception, Okay?) and I am sold! I guess that would fall under the “speculative fiction” umbrella, then? Given the choice, though, I probably have a higher chance of going for something fantasy from an author I don’t know yet. The thing I love most is the scope, when the author doesn’t tell absolutely everything about the world they’ve made, but lets the reader make connections to the various aspects that have been introduced, thereby giving the reader a personal connection, themselves.

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I love high/epic fantasy. Stories that have crazy world building, make you think, and are hundreds of pages long…now that’s my cup of tea. 😉 But when my brain needs a break I find myself reaching for fairytale stories or rom-coms.

KatherinePisanaKatherine A. Pisana

Nowadays I read just about everything. When it comes to YA I have a soft spot for fantasy and contemporary–usually with a dash of romance. As for adult, I read everything from fantasy to horror to romance. Historical romance was the first adult genre I delved into and so aside from loving that genre, it also has a nostalgic quality for me. It was a genre that helped build my love of reading.

Kara Swanson

My favorite genre would definitely be speculative fiction. (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, etc) I love reading novels with well-developed characters, in exotic worlds as they journey through similar difficulties we all face–but from a unique perspective. Superhuman abilities. Creative landscapes and darkly powerful villains. When the stakes are higher, and the character journeys more pronounced by the magic and whimsical circumstances around them…

Sade RenaSade Rena

My reading taste is pretty wide. I often find myself switching genres every few months. Currently, I am loving the romance genre. More on the erotic side. It’s more of a research type of thing for me, but a lot of the stories that I’ve read, have been pretty addicting.

BelindaBekkersBelinda Bekkers

I’m drawn to literary fiction as well as non-fiction, particularly creative non-fiction, personal essays, and creative development. I delve into poetry, young adult, and crime occasionally.

vljauthorpicV.L. Jennings

I love reading speculative fiction. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy. Its an added bonus if there is a touch of romance in the story but not necessary. I mostly read YA because they are often quicker adventures. I do love when a good adult sci-fi or fantasy happens to cross my path though!

 

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1st August Jo Linsdell – What are you reading this month?
2nd August Skye hegyes – What’s your favorite genre to read?
3rd August Katherine A. Pisana – Where do you get your books?
4th August Upstream Writer – Best read of 2017 so far?
5th August Upstream Writer – Favorite author?
6th August Belinda Bekkers – Favorite book cover design?
7th August Brandy Potter – Favorite reading spot? Where do most reading?
8th August Belinda Bekkers – Are print or e-books better?
9th August Casia Schreyer – How do arrange your bookshelf?
10th August Katherine A. Pisana – Favorite book to movie adaptation?
11th August V.L. Jennings – Most evil villain?
12th August V.L. Jennings – What’s the best plot twist you’ve read?
13th August CJ Brightley – Favorite fictional character?
14th August Just B Jordan – Best fictional friendship?
15th August Sade Rena – Best book series?
16th August Angela Guidolin – Most thought-provoking book you’ve read?
17th August Tabitha Caplinger – Top 3 books you think everyone should read?
18th August Skye Hegyes – Where do you post your reviews of books you’ve read?
19th August Lands Uncharted – What was the last book you gave a 5 star review?
20th August KM Carroll – Which book do you wish had a sequel?
21st August Upstream Writer – Which author would you most want to interview and why?
22nd August Jo Linsdell – How often do you go to the library?
23rd August Belinda Bekkers – Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year? On track so far?
24th August Fabian Space – Do your family/friends support your reading habit?
25th August The Literary Apothecary – Do you enter book giveaways? Last prize you won?
26th August Just B Jordan – Name a book that made you cry
27th August Jebraun Clifford – Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself being an author in the future?
28th August Brandy Potter – When did you get into reading?
29th August Skye Hegyes – What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
30th August Brandy otter – If a genie were to grant you 3 bookish wishes, what would you ask for and why?
31st August Lands Uncharted – Do you take part in readathons? Why? If yes, which are your favorite?

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