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

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (★★★★)

Susan Dennard’s Witchland Series continues in Windwitch, and unlike most people, I enjoyed the second book in the series more than the first — mostly because of one additional POV that I fell in love with. Other POVs? Not so much. Here’s hoping book three finds a better balance between great characters and even better friendships! [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (★★★★½)

As with many books my Spines with Wines compatriot Kristin begs me to read, I should have started The Raven Cycle long before I actually got around to it. From Welsh legends to mysterious boarding school boys, cryptic prophecies and one heck of a jaw-dropping twist, I definitely plan to finish this series sooner rather than later.

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (★★★★)

I heard from multiple sources that The Magician King was a much more enjoyable read than The Magicians, and everyone was 100% correct! In addition to finally revealing Julia’s tragic tale, the second book in the trilogy (while unable to make Quentin more bearable) does raise the stakes for the final book in the series.

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

Say hello to Bookstagram, a section of Instagram based around the hashtag #bookstagram where bibliophiles share their bookish photos.

See also: instabook/#instabook.

While I spent the majority of my time in February on business trips and vacationing, I still squeezed in a little bit of Bookstagram time.

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Twitter Reactions: Reports of Cormac McCarthy’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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Early this morning (June 28), a Twitter account claiming to be associated with the publisher Alfred A. Knopf claimed that No Country for Old Men author Cormac McCarthy had died at the age of 82.

Except he wasn’t really dead. Not even a little bit.

Keep reading for more Twitter reactions to the death hoax along with a hysterical response from the Penguin Random House account, who really wanted to set the record straight.

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