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So, I just wanted to make a little video apologizing for the recent lack of consistency in reviews and posts. Basically, a lot of crazy circumstances were thrown together in a blender and tossed at me most unceremoniously and I let things fall through the cracks. BUT, slowly, starting to get back into the rhythm of things, laying some groundwork to help with more content in a timely matter, so basically…

Thank you for sticking around and I hope we’ll continue on together for a while longer still 🙂

Roadside Reader Asks...? Book Covers

Roadside Reader Asks… BOOK COVERS!

Part of a new series I’m doing starting on facebook, Roadside Reader Asks…

How often do you judge a book by its cover? How often have your initial impressions been proven right, or wrong? 

For me, I’m really trying to learn not to judge a book by its cover. There have been a few books I’ve recently read where I might not be attracted to the cover, but the synopsis is so good, I need to read it. Once I do, I’m so pleasantly surprised to find such a jewel of a book, I get sad about the cover.

Is it just me that judges so harshly since I have done graphic design before?
Is having a great cover as important with ebooks as they are with physical books in a store or library?


Catch-up | November 21-27

I can’t put weekly again until I start stringing catch-up posts together but here we go for Thanksgivings Week! Podcast for Nostalgia went up on Wednesday and was the last bookcast of the month. December, we start reading and talking about holiday werewolf anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, put together by Charlaine Harris.

Reviews published included Uprising by Jessica Therrien, and A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson.


Weekly Catch-up | October 31 – November 5

Wow, scenery! I record this week’s podcast on campus, taking advantage of the nice weather and natural lighting. Not much to update y’all on this week other than the finale and review for And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich and the review for The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood.

See you guys next week for the next catch-up post! Also, fun news coming up!

Weekly Catch-up | October 2 – October 8

This week, we reviewed A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter and Lost Gods by Brom. This week also marks the new transition to weekly bookcasts as we introduce Ally and Helga to the bookcast club! I also talk a little about what to expect next week, such as reviews for Iron Cast by Destiny Soria and The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock, as well as new bookcast for October’s book of the month, And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich.

Oops! Forgot that I actually reviewed 3 books this week! I also reviewed The Telling, which was awesome!

Also, super exciting for me! Hoping to head to the launch event for Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh over at Books of Wonder here in NYC.

Oct 3 – The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

Oct 4 – A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter

Oct 5 – Bookcast: Welcome Ally and Helga

Oct 7 – Lost Gods by Brom

Weekly Catch-up Post 9/24 - 10/01

Weekly Catch-up | September 24 – October 1

This week saw reviews published for Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, as well as the written review for Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Also, posted were the top ten books I was looking forward to reading this fall, and DAY 1 of my Spooktober challenge!

Sept 26 – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Sept 27 – Top Ten Tuesday – Fall Reads

Sept 30 – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Oct 2 – Spooktober Day 1! The VVitch

Weekly Catch-up Post 9/19-23

Weekly Catch-up | September 19-23

Roadside Reader catch-up post for the week of September 19-23.

Sept 19 – Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

Sept 21 – Six of Crows pt 4 Bookcast

Sept 23 – Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Stalking Jack the Ripper tour – http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogsp…
The Telling tour – http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogsp…
Iron Cast tour – http://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogsp…

Feast of Chaos by Christian A Brown – http://amzn.to/2dkNNC0