Shop Your Shelves Bingo!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2022 2:32:42 PM / by Suzanne posted in bingo

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Shop Your Shelves Bingo

Announcing... Shop Your Shelves Bingo! This reading challenge is organized around one goal: to read books you already own.

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Mini-Reviews: Young Adult Fantasy, Nov. 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2022 7:12:34 PM / by Suzanne posted in review

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Time for a YA fantasy round-up! I'm very behind on these reviews, so I hope you're ready for a bunch of magical, murderous teens! Read on for short and sweet reviews of:

  • This Vicious Grace (The Last Finestra, #1), by Emily Thiede
  • Belladonna (Belladonna, #1), by Adalyn Grace
  • A Far Wilder Magic, by Allison Saft
  • The Liar's Crown (Dominions, #1), by Abigail Owen
  • Edgewood, by Kristen Ciccarelli

I also want to warn folks that I read most of these before or around release date, so my recollection of the content warnings is kind of fuzzy. I apologize if I've missed some.

Rating refresher! Categories are based on whether or not I recommend them to fellow readers -  DNF (Did Not Finish), Pass, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary), Read it Eventually, Read it Soon.

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Top Off Your TBR: November 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2022 12:43:48 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's November! Some of my most highly anticipated books of the year release this month, so I'm excited to share a bit about three I've already read and two I'm eager to dive into. If you plan to read any of these, please find me on Instagram (@loveinpanels) or pop into Discord to tell me all about them.

Do some research and vote on the 8th. If you don't like any of your options, remember that by not voting, you're allowing other people to choose for you. It's especially important to vote in your local/down ballot races. Folks who can't vote are of course excluded from this call to action, but please feel free to badger your friends into exercising this fundamental right before we lose it.

Sending cozy thoughts and an extended spooky season to all!

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Top Off Your TBR: October 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2022 4:18:08 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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We are officially in the Spooky Season! Hocus Pocus 2 is on Disney + starting September 30, so I'm not sure why you're even reading this instead of watching the Sanderson sisters rise again. But...

If you haven't already, check out these two fun reading bingo challenges:

But Do They Bang: Bang in the Night 2: The Monster Smash - This is not all about monsters, but is really quite flexible and spooky/spoopy. Runs September 19-October 31.

Fall In Love Bingo - General fall theme, runs September 1-November 30. These are quarterly, so if you miss it you can expect one for winter afterward. (Please, I hope Jen and Aarya continue!)

 My birthday is this month, so I'm probably going to be up to some nonsense (and maybe yelling about the Supreme Court, sorry) over on Instagram where I'm @loveinpanels.

I also want to mention that October is when the majority of Christmas romances are released. Those aren't my thing, so I didn't include many on this list. They're everywhere though, so enjoy!

Happy October!

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Review: The Orc from the Office

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2022 4:52:24 PM / by Suzanne posted in review

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The Orc from the Office is the book for you if you like:

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Monster Hunting in Romancelandia

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2022 3:25:54 PM / by Suzanne

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 This post could probably be titled something like "Getting Hunted by Monsters in Romancelandia" but we're here to talk about hunting for a good (or joyfully terrible) book, so let's get into it.

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Top Off Your TBR: September 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2022 3:21:46 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy back to school/spooky season/pumpkin spice/apple season!

I am currently "between jobs," so although I'm still doing the grad school thing, I'm looking forward to taking breaks from home repair projects to write up some long-overdue reviews. Expect more things here soon, but in the meanwhile you can find me over on Instagram where I'm @loveinpanels.

September is a pretty easy-going month for books over in my personal TBR, but this list turned out pretty big!

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Top Off Your TBR: August 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's August! I've read a few and want to read a few others, so I'll be giving a few super short reviews below and then the usual list of upcoming releases. It's a big one.

Let me know what you're excited to read this month and again, if you want to join a readers-only community on Discord, I can get you an invite!

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Top Off Your TBR: July 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2022 1:44:48 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It feels odd to send this out amid all the chaos, devastating news and ongoing systemic ills, but I guess that's the "new normal" we were all so excited to reach.

There is no easy answer, no quick fix. Most of these problems have been around for decades if not centuries and there are folks out there who've been in the work just as long. If you need to find them, let me know and I'll do my best to help. In the coming years it's going to be more important than ever to have small, mobile communities for immediate support and collaborative action. You don't have to do everything, but everyone needs to do something. Pick your thing and start training for the marathon.

A personal update - my family is moving! It's been absolutely overwhelming to finish up grad school for the year and then roll right into selling and buying a home in another state, complete with helping my  children process emotions from the move and another massive school shooting.

If you are a publicist and need my new mailing address or if you are a reader (no authors, please) and want to join a Discord community of other readers, email me at suzanne at loveinpanels dot com.

You're here for the books, so let's get to it.

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Top Off Your TBR: June 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2022 11:29:24 AM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy Pride Month!

I'm at a loss for words and my personal life is in a state of upheaval, so I'm just sending rainbow vibes and a big book list. Hope you find something great to read!

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