Category: Discussions

What Are You Reading? (570)

Posted June 25, 2021 by Holly in Discussions, Features | 6 Comments

Casee

I’m reading several books. I’ve been bouncing back between Jessica Gadziala & Devney Perry. I love, love, love both of these authors. I’m currently reading For a Good Time, Call… (Scars #1) by Jessica Gadziala. For book club I am reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I tried it on audio first and the narrator was atrocious so I just started reading it. It’s a very quick read though it has really made me think about the way our lives can change based on decisions we make.

I’ve been listening to the Tin Gypsy series by Devney Perry. I listened to Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) last week & have Riven Knight (Tin Gypsy #2) to start next. I loved the narrator of Gypsy King. Riven Knight has different narrators & I’m really hoping that I like them. Fingers crossed.

Holly

I didn’t have a lot of time to read this week. I read, Wolfish Charms, the second book in the Ever Dark, Ever Deadly series by Jenna Collett. I liked it better than the first book. I definitely recommend it. I re-read Hot as Hades by Alisha Rai and Heartbreaker by Linda Howard. I haven’t decided what I’m going to read next. I’m kind of in the mood for a SciFi, so I might see if I can find something similar to Polaris Rising. Let me know if you have any recommendations.

Rowena

My reading has been absolute crap this week. I went home to California for Father’s Day weekend to spend some time with my Dad and then this week, I’ve been training the new girl at work so I’ve been pretty exhausted afterward. On top of that, I have my nephew from California spending the week here with me in Vegas. We’re going to Top Golf and eating Korean corndogs today so that should be fun.

I’m still reading The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary and I’m hoping to finish it up over the weekend. Wish me luck! Afterward, I’ll be jumping into my copy of So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (547)

Posted December 4, 2020 by Holly in Discussions, Features | 3 Comments

Casee is on vacation this week and Rowena is still on sabbatical.

Holly: I devoured Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews the day I got it from NetGalley. It was such a stellar read. I’m only sad that it’s over and there isn’t another book available. A common problem for me with Ilona Andrews. I read Shadow of a Doubt by Hailey Edwards, the first book in The Potentate of Atlanta series, a spinoff of The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy. I didn’t love the main character in the previous series, but she’s growing on me. I do really love the hero and I’m anxious to learn more about it.

I re-read The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan and I finished re-reading the Kate Daniels series with Magic Shifts, Magic Binds and Magic Triumphs. I’m glad I re-read the series before reading Blood Heir. I also listened to Wildfire and One Fell Sweep. I’m in the market for a new audiobook if anyone has a recommendation.

I’m starting To Dream Again by Laura Lee Ghurke this week for my book club.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (543)

Posted October 30, 2020 by Holly in Discussions, Features | 4 Comments

Holly: I’m still listening to Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath, but I finished Polaris Rising and Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik. I started Chaos Reining, the third book in the series. I hope to finish it this weekend. Next I plan to read In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce, a novel about the Black Widow serial killer, perfect for Halloween.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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Black Lives Matter

Posted June 17, 2020 by Rowena in Discussions | 2 Comments

2020 has been a busy year. Kobe Bryant died, we’re going through a pandemic and people are finally fed up and taking the time to educate themselves on what the black community has been telling us for years and years and years. In the last couple of weeks, protests for the Black Lives Matter movement have spread all over the world and everyone is doing their part in trying to help further the cause. Police brutality needs to be a thing of the past and equality for all should be the standard that we live by.

Here at Book Binge, we’ve been busy listening, reading, signing petitions, and donating to various causes that support the BLM movement because we stand with our black friends against racism and against police brutality. We know that all lives can’t matter if black lives don’t and we’re also hopeful that change is on the way.

If you’re looking for ways to support black authors in Romancelandia, then check out Adriana Herrera’s thread below:

There’s a Google doc that is a fountain of information on everything you need to know on just about every topic regarding Black Lives Matter. You’ll find what petitions to sign, where to donate to protest bail funds for cities all over the country, there’s information on relevant events that have led to where we are now. You can find that link here:

Our friend Limecello posted about this on her blog and Sadie said the following and I completely agree with every single word so I thought I’d share it here:

The country feels like it’s burning. And may be it should. Maybe it needs to burn so we can to dismantle the systemic racism and white supremacy this country was founded upon. Maybe out of the ashes we will be able to work toward restorative justice. Maybe we should defund the police and narrow the scope of their responsibilities while we build community safety nets and infrastructures necessary to ensure everyone has healthcare, mental health care resources, housing, food, and the security of knowing none of these things can be taken away. Maybe we need to take a hard look at our own belief systems and do the hard work of confronting our inner racists so we can heal and listen and cede space for those who have not been given the time or opportunities to heal from centuries of generational trauma.

Maybe we should dismantle white supremacy and systemic racism because it’s wrong. Black lives matter. They always have.

You can read their entire post on Black Lives Matter here.

We’ve got a lot of work to do but we’re committed to doing better. We’re committed to listening, to speaking up and to making sure that we boost up those that need boosting. This isn’t something that one single post will fix but we’ll remain dutiful in supporting the cause in every avenue that we can because black lives matter to us. We’ll remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and the many innocent lives that were taken far too soon. We’ll have the hard talks and face the harsh truths because the future depends on it. If you have the means, get out there and donate, donate, donate and support black authors and book bloggers while you’re at it. We’re all in this together and it’s such a beautiful thing to watch the world come together for something this important.


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Just For Fun: eReader or Print?

Posted April 29, 2020 by Casee in Discussions | 10 Comments

Ah, the great eReader vs. print debate. We all have our preferences. What I would like to know is…what’s yours and why?

eReader
  • Takes up virtually zero space.
  • You can quickly access your notes and highlights.
  • You have access to millions of books at the click of a button.
  • Did I mention that they take up nearly zero space? It might as well be negative space.
  • Built-in dictionary.
  • Cost effective after the initial investment.
Print
  • There is noting quite like the feeling of holding a book.
  • Books smell good.
  • It’s easier to skim a print book.
  • Very easy to share, if you like sharing your books.
  • Having a bookshelf of books is just satisfying.

What is your reading preference and why? Share!


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