New Release Review | The Magician Murders Josh Lanyon

The Magician Murders by Josh Lanyon The Art of Murder #3 M/M Cozy Mystery March 29, 2018 About the Book: Nothing up his sleeves. Nothing but murder… Jason West, hot shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident at the Wyoming home of BAU Chief Sam Kennedy […]

Early Review | Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon Standalone M/M Cozy Mystery Carina Press | April 23, 2018 About the Book: From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Hated but others Didn’t!

Writing this up felt very familiar… maybe I’ve done something similar before.  If so, I’m totally writing it up again! Here are five books that are super popular, but I can’t get behind them even though I really wanna! Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! The Rook by Daniel O’Malley […]

Discussion Post | Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises is one of the most important books in the Kate Daniels saga, I think.  So much changes and happens, both the good and the bad, and it’s so fast paced that you finish before you know it.  It was the perfect book to bring back the topic questions in our discussion, because we […]

Book Report Day! The Hating Game

Sharing a good book with friends is one of the best part of being a reader!  So when my friend Jenn came up with the idea buddy reading The Hating Game, I jumped all over it. I got especially excited when she came up with the idea of writing up an elementary school book report […]

Review | The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Standalone Romantic Comedy William Morrow | August 9, 2016 About the Book: Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome; 2) A person’s undoing; 3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have […]

Flights of Fancy | A Rose by Any Other Name?

I’ve realized something about myself lately, and I’m finding it a little bit alarming.  I need to know if I’m the only one out there with this affliction! I struggle to remember the names of characters when I’m not actively reading the book!  The second I put the book down, I struggle to remember the […]

Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Lo- erm, LIKED but others Didn’t

I have a shameful secret… ready?? I’m very average in my tastes.  I tend to enjoy the books everyone enjoys.  I can’t think of one unpopular book I loved but I can think of some I liked… So, I’m going looser this week.  I will be curious to see what everyone else chooses. Next week’s […]

Duo Review | Signs of Love by Anyta Sunday

I was crazy about Leo Loves Aries.  I hadn’t read a book in a long time that gave me that level of joy.  It came at a time when I really needed it, and it sealed my interest in any books by Anyta Sunday.  It was honestly that flipping good. It was SO good I […]

Feather your House with Books | M/M Contemporary Romance Reviews

I think I’ve found the best place on earth: The Klunatics Facebook group! When I explained how hard my last two weeks have been, due to the pregnancy loss, and asked for romance recommendations that were angst and grief free, reads that would lift my spirits and make me feel happy, the responses were overwhelming!  […]

Waiting on Wednesday | Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff Nevernight #3 Fantasy Tor Books | October 2nd, 2018 About the Book:  A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to an end in the conclusion of this epic fantasy trilogy. The Nevernight Chronicle is a complex fantasy series about Mia Corvere, a kick-butt, flawed heroine who trains as an assassin […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Fantasies that Need a Prequel

I’ve realized today that I don’t really wish for a prequel in any genre other than forms of Fantasy. There’s something about the start of some Fantasy novels that begs the question, ‘how did we get here?’  I don’t think any of these would be books with a happy ending, but I think I’d still […]

Blog Posts I Loved in March

This is one of my favorite monthly posts.  I missed this post last month, so I’m glad I was able to start visiting again, even if I only had a couple weeks to do it.  I think spreading the love is one of the best parts of blogging. Thanks so much, Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, […]

Discussion Post | Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

We’re really in the thick of it now with Magic Slays. It’s halfway through the series, and the story is moving quickly now with established relationships and characters.  Angie and love some, and we dislike some, and it always makes for an interesting conversation. Read on to find out how we felt about book 5 […]

March Recap, with sadness, & What Comes Next!

March was so hard for my family.  I recently announced that we were expecting a baby, and sadly a couple weeks ago we lost it.  It’s been tough for all of us, and thank goodness for scheduling posts because I didn’t really visit Birdie Bookworm much, let alone write or read. I didn’t read much, […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary Characters Who’d Win Survivor!

I thought I’d keep this season of Survivor fair by going with just regular ole characters from contemporary books.  No assassins, no wizards… just athletes, teenagers, and regular ole humans. I think it made it even more fun. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm! Ryan Wesley Him & Us by […]

Early Review | A Wish Upon the Stars TJ Klune

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune The Tales of Verania #4 Destiny, Fuck Yeah! #3 M/M Comedic Fantasy Dreamspinner Press | March 27, 2018 About the Book: Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Contemporary!

I know so many of you may chuckle at me, because I’ve talked about a lot of these so many times.  I can’t help it.  I feel like this is calling for my favorites, and so I have be honest.  These are an array of my favorites. Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at […]

Book vs Movie | Love, Simon

It’s the age old question asked by any film or print fan around the planet. I know how many times I’ve been asked, ‘why would you read that, they made a movie?’ Obviously it’s because the book is always better. But is it really? Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save […]

Review | Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher The Dresden Files #11 Urban Fantasy April 7, 2009 About the Book: When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry’s head. He’s still thought of […]

Review | Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan

Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan Minnesota Christmas #1 M/M Romance August 30, 2017 About the Book: The weather outside is frightful, but this Minnesota northwoods cabin is getting pretty hot. Stylist Frankie Blackburn never meant to get lost in Logan, Minnesota, but his malfunctioning GPS felt otherwise, and a record-breaking snowfall ensures he won’t […]

Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Excellent Hype Books

I perpetually run from overly hyped books, so it wasn’t easy to come up with five.  I also noticed that most of them tend to be Fantasy, so when I do get bold it tends to only be in that genre. I have a feeling these may be on a few of our lists today. […]

New Release Review | Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop The Others #6 Urban Fantasy Ace | March 6, 2018 About the Book: In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy, set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, Vicki DeVine and her lodger, the shapeshifter Aggie Crowe, stumble onto a dead body . . . and find themselves enmeshed […]