My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s November 2017 Book Haul

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BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Talks ‘Eliza and Her Monsters’ by Francesca Zappia

Welcome to the July episode of the Spines With Wines live book club. Yes, that’s right, the July episode.

Spines With Wines is made up of myself (Cassie-la) and book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and is your typical drunken book club … you know, except online.

This month, we finally got around to discussing Eliza and her Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia!

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All Our Friends Are Finally Together in the First Trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

A decade has lead to this, all our MCU faves (and Doctor Strange), in one movie: Avengers: Infinity War.

Based solely on the trailer, it looks like Thanos has finally decided to get off his butt and finish collecting the Infinity Stones, and it’s up to our heroes — Avengers and non-Avengers alike — to stop him.

That’s it. That’s the movie.

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Get Ready to Fall in Love with the First ‘Love, Simon’ Trailer

Based on Becky Albertalli’s debut novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Love, Simon is a contemporary love story about in-the-closet Simon and the anonymous boy he falls for online.

Funny and heartfelt, we cannot wait to see this LGBT novel come to life on the big screen.

Love, Simon will premiere in theatres nationwide on March 16, 2018 and stars precious cinnamon roll Nick Robinson, who plays the titular Simon.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Bygone Badass Broads’ by Mackenzi Lee

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is all about about kick ass ladies from history: Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee!

From the author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Triple-B is inspired by the weekly Twitter series of the same name.

Lee’s illustrated nonfiction collection will explore 52 trailblazing and amazing women from around the world and throughout history.

BBB lands on shelves (and the patriarchy) everywhere on March 6, 2018.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s October 2017 Wrap Up

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (★★★★★)

A dark horror fantasy, Albert’s debut novel is about a fairy tale author turned cult phenomenon, and her granddaughter Alice, who has been raised as far away from everything to do with Althea Proserpine and the Tales from the Hinterland as possible. That is until her mother is kidnapped and she’s forced to learn the horrible truth of her past. From the dark fairy stories within the book, to a trip to a magical land and a journey of self-discovery, The Hazel Wood is three amazing tales all rolled up in one.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (★★★½)

Both funny and horrifying, Grady Hendrix’s re-released novel is one giant walk down nostalgia lane, but with 100% more demonic possession. Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since a disastrous roller rink party, that is until Gretchen goes missing one night and returns possessed by a demon. With everyone else snowed by Demon Gretchen, it is up to Abby to save her bestie with the power of friendship.

Deep Dark Fears and The Creeps by Fran Krause (★★★★)

The Deep Dark Fears collection is a humorous look at humanity’s strangest and darkest fears. A webcomic turned into two collected editions, Deep Dark Fears and The Creeps are unique looks at strangers’ most horrifying and baseless fears, submitted through Tumblr and illustrated by Krause himself. Get ready to feel slightly less crazy!

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