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January 2016

We’ve got a Magicians Cocktail: The Brakebills Gimlet!

We’ve conjured up a cocktail to celebrate the premier of Syfy Network’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s bestselling novel The Magicians and it’s The Brakebills Gimlet! Gin, basil, rosemary and lime all blend together with truly magical results. Here’s how to make The Brakebills Gimlet:

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Rae Carson Goes For Gold With “Walk On Earth A Stranger”

Lee Westfall has the gift of divining gold. But her ability to ferret out gold nuggets won’t do her any good unless she can get to California for the Gold Rush. Lee must make the 2,500 mile journey all while impersonating a boy if she’s going to make. Oh, Pioneer! Walk on Earth A Stranger is a heart wrenching and magical story.

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February Book Club

YA Wednesdays January Book Club was a whopping success.  We’re back in January at our favorite Tampa bookstore, Inkwood Books, with Martha Brockenbrough’s “The Game of Love and Death.”  Details after the jump. Continue reading “February Book Club”

Where The Title is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Descent Into Hell Is Easy Shadowhunters Episode 2

We survived Episode 1 of Shadowhunters, tuned into Freeform again on Tuesday night, poured some wine (AFTER our signature cocktail) reviewed our drinking game rules and took one for the team over on Twitter.  Episode 2 was more confusing than the first.  I attempt to give you my feeling (sans spoilers) after the jump.
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Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

We had a Holiday hiatus for book club, but we’re bringing it back STRONG (and late) in the new year.  Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli our favorite books of 2015 and was universally adored by all our book club attendees. Find out why after the jump.

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Genius in Large & Small Doses: Garth Nix gives us a novella & 18 short stories in “To Hold The Bridge”

Garth Nix goes to the Old Kingdom and beyond with a novella plus eighteen short stories collected in To Hold The Bridge. If you’re a fan of Nix’s Old Kingdom series, this novella is a must read. But don’t stop there, keep reading and Nix treats you to sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, adventure and more. Continue reading “Genius in Large & Small Doses: Garth Nix gives us a novella & 18 short stories in “To Hold The Bridge””

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