A delightful read! Deliciously addictive!

A delightful read! Deliciously addictive!

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Love à la Mode, by Stephanie Kate Strohm

I read Stephanie Kate Strohm’s Prince in Disguise during the 2017 holiday season and absolutely devoured it. With Love à la Mode, she’s now on my (very short) must-read author list.

Henry is in high school, but he’s been chosen out of thousands of applicants to attend one of the most elite cooking programs in the world—a year in Paris! It’s his wildest dream come true, but his mother is not on board. From an ocean away, she’s going to make the best year of his life into a living hell. But he has to survive it. He has to. Not just for his dreams, but for Rosie.

Rosie’s in the same program, but she’s more of a baker than a cook. She’s failing in class, proving to be terrible at the one thing she loves most in the world, and they’ve made it very clear that not everyone gets to stay the full year. She’s already lost more than any kid should have to, and she’s struggling to hold on to the first thing she’s cared about in a very long time. The first two things—her year in Paris, and Henry.

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Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

What do you think about audiobooks? 

We resisted them for a long time—partly out of habit, and partly out of the idea that listening to an audiobook isn’t reading. It’s letting someone tell you a story.

And then it hit us. That’s the best thing about them.

Books didn’t come first in the evolution of story. Narration did: the mythologies we dreamed up by firelight in the caves of our ancestors; the fairytales we invented to pass long, winter nights; the magical hopes and dreams we shared beneath the harvest moon.

The magic of books came later, when we began to write them down. But books weren’t the first magic.

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Insightful and amazingly thorough, So Say We All is the definitive (if unofficial) history of Battlestar Galactica.

Insightful and amazingly thorough, So Say We All is the definitive (if unofficial) history of Battlestar Galactica.

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So Say We All, by Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman

The sheer amount of information about Battlestar Galactica (BSG) contained in this one volume is unreal. There are soooooo many interview snippets, covering everything from the show’s TV movie beginnings, to the behind-the-scenes budget problems, to the way the ships were built and filmed, to the chimps in the daggit suit. And *then* it covers everything about the reboot, which I loved just as much.

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Cat vs Bat! (Batwing, that is.) A purrfect new release from Sara J. Maas and the DC universe.

Cat vs Bat! (Batwing, that is.) A purrfect new release from Sara J. Maas and the DC universe.

Catwoman: Soulstealer, by Sarah J. Maas

This one is out TODAY, the latest in the blockbuster DC Icons series. On the one hand… CATWOMAN! On the other… Batwing? As our resident DC fan, Erin would rather see her pitted against the Bat himself, but being of two minds is purrfectly appropriate for this iconic super-villain we love to love.

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New Release! A lyrical middle grade novel we can’t wait to read! 

New Release! A lyrical middle grade novel we can’t wait to read! 

The Land of Yesterday, by K. A. Reynolds

“Six weeks plus one day ago, Cecelia Dahl understood the world. She resided in a town called Hungrig, in a crooked house named Widdendream. … Then Monday rolled into Tuesday and Cecilia did the bad thing. Now the world had narrowed down to this: Tuesday hated Cecilia and Cecilia hated it back.”

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