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

The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan! by Robert Kirkman (★★★★)

Who is The Walking Dead‘s most enigmatic villain, and how exactly did he become the psychopathic dick we love to hate? Here’s Negan collects the origin story of the man, the myth, the terrible husband, including the creation of his weapon of choice: Lucille. Rushed at times, the prequel story suffers from its original format (it was released four pages at a time over 16 months and is far too short to fully explain this complex character), but won me over with some great Negan one-liners.

Spell on Wheels Vol. 1 by Kate Leth (★★★½)

Touted as Supernatural meets Buffy and The Craft, Spell on Wheels is about three fashionable young witches who go on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen magical belongings. While the adorable artwork and two of the side adventures were super enjoyable — I’m looking at you goat man and haunted gal pals — I didn’t find the arc as a whole entirely successful. A real shame, since fashionable witches on a road trip  is basically my dream comic book series.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (★★★½)

In real life, Eliza Mirk is a painfully shy teenager with her nose stuck in a sketch book. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the enormously popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. But when a Monstrous Sea fanfiction author moves to Eliza’s school, she’s forced to confront the real world and her self-imposed loneliness. A fun look at the world of fandom, Eliza and Her Monsters is, at its heart, a touching exploration of depression and anxiety.

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

Love looking at gorgeous book covers?

Allow me to introduce you to Bookstagram, a hashtag-based corner of Instagram — also called Instabook — where bibliophiles share their TBR piles, current reads and answer other bookish prompts!

Intrigued? You can check out all my August bookstagram photos below the cut!

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