Top Off Your TBR: May 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2022 3:18:47 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy May, everyone! I just finished with school for the semester and we're preparing for a big move, so things have been a bit hectic around here. I read a bunch of books out this month, however, so I've written a little about them in this post instead of highlighting my most anticipated picks like I usually do. (Probably back to normal next month.)

It's easy to sink into despair these days, but I'm really glad you're here and that we can still talk about books. It's connection, small moments and the things that bring us joy that'll carry us through. I'm wishing you a rejuvenating spring (season or water source, you choose) and maybe even a picnic with one of these new books!

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Top Off Your TBR: April 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2022 1:36:05 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's April 7 and I've got the April TBR post up! Yes, it's still a week late but I'm taking my wins where I can these days.

I'm excited to wrap up school for the year and get my hands in the soil. It's been a long winter and I think we all need to touch some grass.

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Mini-Reviews, 4/5/22 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2022 3:12:34 PM / by Suzanne posted in review

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More mini-reviews!  Reviews of Mister Romance and Professor Feelgood (same author and series), Best Women's Erotica 7, The Longing of Lone Wolves and The Spanish Love Deception. That's three f/m contemporaries, an erotica collection and an f/m fantasy/dystopian/fae shifter romance.

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: March 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2022 4:11:53 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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This post is obviously incredibly late. I'd love to say that the April one will be more timely, but I'm not at all able to promise that.

One positive, however, is that I've been able to catch some of the books with delayed releases. This seems to be increasing again and I encourage you to check your pre-orders for updates.

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Release Day Excerpt: Cosplay Worthy, by Quiana Glide

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2022 6:24:37 PM / by Suzanne posted in excerpt

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One of the best things about being geeky on the internet is when other geeks find you and want to share their geeky things. I got that happy little buzz when author Quiana Glide told me about her new romance novel, Cosplay Worthy, which features a comic book writer and one of his biggest fans. I'm pretty sure she wrote it for all of us who've attended a con just to hear that one writer speak. No, I will not share who I'm casting opposite me in this scenario.

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Top Off Your TBR: February 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2022 8:15:44 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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Happy February! It's that time of year, so the virtual panels are everywhere and it's a glorious thing. Avoid the thinkpieces, embrace the presentations!

I want to specifically call attention to the virtual panel Milwaukee Public Library is holding on February 22:

"Celebrate the release of Black Love Matters - an incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators - with special guests editor and librarian Jessica Pryde, best-selling author Beverly Jenkins, and host of Romance Ever After Allie Parker. Exploring the multifaceted ways love is seen-and the ways it isn't-this diverse array of Black voices collectively shines a light on the power of crafting happy endings for Black lovers. "

This is going to be so great and if you're able to attend, definitely sign up!

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Top Off Your TBR: January 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2022 12:23:46 PM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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It's 2022 and we're still in a pandemic. I'm tired and grumpy and I'm sure you are, too. But hey, we've got books!

Before we get to the list, I want to let you know I'm making a couple of changes to these posts. For one, I won't be compiling monthly lists over at Bookshop anymore. Folks aren't using them and it seems a misuse of my time. Second, I started making lists over at Amazon. Let me know what you'd like in the future!

I'm wishing you a year full of moments of joy and wonder, and the ability to hold onto those moments amidst the chaos.

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Mini-Reviews, 12/18/21 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in review

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More mini-reviews!  Within These Wicked Walls, Dirty Plays, If This Gets Out, Smash & Grab, The Belle and the Beard and Uncommonly Verdant. That's a YA f/m fantasy, two f/m contemporaries, a YA m/m contemporary, an m/m paranormal contemp, and whatever you want to call an f/m tree romance.

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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Review: Payback's a Witch, by Lana Harper

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2021 11:22:41 AM / by Suzanne

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Payback's a Witch is the book I was hoping for or at least expecting when the crop of witchy contemporary rom-coms was announced. (I reviewed The Ex Hex and Witch Please previously.) It's fun and witchy, with more world-building and more use of magic and a bit of danger. The sapphic romance at the heart of the book is also more compelling than the romances in the other two, so that's a big plus.

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Top Off Your TBR: December 2021 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Suzanne posted in coming up,

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One last TBR post as we send off 2021!

The whole list is collected over at Amazon and Bookshop for your convenience.

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