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Monthly Wrap Up

August 2020 Wrap Up

What I read this month The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco, 4 stars The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates, 3 stars Anyone for Edmund? by Simon Edge, 4 stars Magic With Skin On by Nikola Morgan-Wren, 4 stars Caribbean Jewel by Jayla Jasso, 4 stars At the Feet of […]

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Monday Schedules

Monday Schedule: 8/31 – 9/6

Monday: 8/31 Blogging: I’ve got my August 2020 wrap up coming out tomorrow! Tuesday: 9/1 Reading: I’ll be starting Knight in Paper Armor Blogging: I’ve got both my September goals and TBR post as well as a wrap up for the Witchy Readathon coming up Wednesday: 9/2 Reading: I’ll be starting The Color of Law, […]

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Coffee with Catherine

Coffee With Catherine, 8/30/20

Wow, already the end of August, huh? I don’t have a lot of update to my life, I’ve just been trudging along working all week and having my schedule moved around all the time. Started playing D&D again in a new group, and it’s starting off slow but it’s working thus far I think. An […]

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Saturday Wrap Ups

Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 8/29

What am I reading? Hallow Wood (Furyck Saga #4) by A.E. Rayne The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco Enchantress (Evermen Saga #1) by James Maxwell Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall This week’s reads: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler Seafire (Seafire #1) […]

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Discussion Posts

Discussion: “Noble actions” in Romance Novels

Intro: What are “noble actions” In the context of romance novels, there are certain behaviors and actions that express the innermost character of a romantic lead. Where otherwise they could be interpreted to be a bad person–perhaps due to their profession or a deep seated prejudice the main character holds–this single noble action usually acts […]

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Discussion: Give Readers Some Credit.

So. Let’s talk about readers, and authorial intent, shall we? First a detour. Who here is familiar with the Hays Code? Just in case: in the 1930’s it was established for motion pictures in the USA and presented strict guidelines about what could and couldn’t be put into films. The Code lasted until the late […]

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Trope Discussion: Fish out of Water

Intro: Defining the trope All right book bees, for this post I’ll be discussing the “fish out of water” trope. This trope is essentially when a character is taken dramatically out of their most comfortable settings. The obvious example is when a mermaid (or similar creature) is transformed to a human form and takes to […]

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Blog Tours Reviews

Review: Caught by Kimberley Cale [Bewitching Book Tours blog stop!]

Ruthless pirate captain Quinn O’Connor is bent on getting revenge on the creatures who wrecked his ship and killed his crew. When he claims their leader as his captive, hedoesn’t expect the scorching consequences that come with being stranded with her on a mysterious island.Lorelei, a daughter of Poseidon, is willing to bargain with the […]

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Discussion: True Forms of Magical Creatures (inspired by the Frith Chronicles)

Introduction For this post I will be discussing magical creatures from Shami Stovall’s Frith Chronicles. In this series, magical creatures are stuck in their youth until they bond with a suitable human being. The bonding allows the creatures–now called eldrin–to grow and become more powerful. This also gives the human the ability to use magic […]

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Readathons Reviews

Review: Dread Pirate Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #2) by Shami Stovall [Witchy Readathon #2, ScallyWagAThon #1]

Volke and his friends are now all apprentices under Master Zelfree. Traveling with the Frith Guild, the apprentices are gaining more ground with magic. But when visiting an island known for its griffin bonding ceremonies, the group learns about a pirate crew that intentionally inflicted the arcane plague on a grown griffin. With the name […]