My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Enjoy looking at pictures of books? Reader, meet Bookstagram, Bookstagram meet reader.

Bookstagram (much like Foodstagram) is a tag on Instagram where bibliophiles around the world share pictures of books and other bookish paraphernalia.

And I’m gonna be honest, while September wasn’t my best showing, I have high hopes for October, AKA the best month of the year!

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s August 2016 Wrap Up

August 2016 Book Wrap Up

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace (★★★★★)

Broken into four different parts (the Princess, the Damsel, the Queen and You), Amanda Lovelace’s beautifully moving poetry collection is part memoir, part feminist tale and part motivational speech. Get your pens (and your hankies) ready, because you will want to underline the hell out of this thought provoking read.

The Assassin and the Empire: A Throne of Glass Novella by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★☆)

You knew it was coming, the final devastating story in The Assassin’s Blade bind up. While I did appreciate the brief foray into Arobynn’s insanely manipulative mental process at the end of the story (you deserve everything you have coming your way sir), I didn’t necessarily need to read about the traumatic ending to all things Celaena and Sam.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (★★★★½)

What if Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars had a baby? A futuristic baby. Then you would definitely be reading Katharine McGee’s debut novel The Thousandth Floor. Set in the year 2118, this first in a series re-imagines life if Manhattan were a giant thousandth floor skyscraper, exploring the glamorous lives of the Tower’s elite and the not so posh citizens who live miles below them. [READ FULL REVIEW]

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Who Reads Short Shorts? Cassie-la Gives the Run Down on S.G. Browne’s New Short Stories

SG Browne Short Story Covers

S.G. Browne is one of my instabuy authors, and has held a special place in my reading heart since I got my hands on his first novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament way back in 2009.

Not so fun fact: reviews for all of but his first tome exist here on Bibliomantics starting in 2011 when my writing skills were mediocre at best. What I’m saying is, don’t judge me too harshly if you choose to dig back into those.

Anyway, when Browne contacted me to review his latest three short stories I was all in, even more so when I saw their subject matter ranged from monster college to retired supervillains and kaiju.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Young Frankenstein’ by Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks BookWaiting 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 a nonfiction book about the making of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks.

Told in Brooks’ own words, we cannot wait to get our hands on this sure to be hilarious tome, full of photos and interviews from the legendary actors, producers, writers and directors.

Young Frankenstein (a Mel Brooks book) will hit shelves just in time for Halloween, on October 18, 2016. You can read a brief excerpt over on Entertainment Weekly.

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