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Recs for Audiobook Month

June 28, 2017 |

June is apparently Audiobook Month. I’m not sure if this is really a thing, or if Audible made it up, but it seems as good a time as any for some audiobook recs! There are so many factors that make … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time

June 12, 2017 |

This month, Pancake Sex Book Club talked Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which manages to remain super current.

We also recommend that everyone read “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas but felt no one needed to hear … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: The Girl from Everywhere

April 2, 2017 |

Pancake Sex Book Club talked Heidi Heilig’s “The Girl from Everywhere.”

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My Brand Is Despair Books

December 24, 2016 |

Hello darkness, my old friend.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Goodreads knows my real book brand is despair and gross sobbing.

So here are the top books I read this year that made it really difficult to get … Read More

Sometimes I Read Happy Books, OK

December 20, 2016 |

I read a lot of books this year (116 and counting).

There was a good mix of literary and genre fiction—though much of it ranged from sad to outright snot-busters.

Still, some of it was sweet or even hopeful. So … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club does “Emma: A Modern Retelling”

September 27, 2016 |

Spoiler: We kind of hated it

 

 

(Image from “Jane Austen Cover to Cover” by Margaret C. Sullivan by way of this also unfavorable review of “Emma: A Modern Retelling.”)

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Pancake Sex Book Club: “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin

August 22, 2016 |

In August’s Pancake Sex Book Club, we talked about Hugo Award-winning “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin. Most of us loved it; one of us only made it 50 pages before giving up.

Next month, we’re reading “Emma: A … Read More

Favorite (Audio) Reads

August 19, 2016 |

It’s Favorite Reads week here at Can’t Talk, and I am going to be slightly deviant. As usual.

I know there are people who can’t stand the pacing of an audio book, but I love them. I am motion sick … Read More

Of Harpers and Dragons

August 17, 2016 |

Please enjoy this post from guest writer Beth on her early favorite books.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to read. One of my favorite summer haunts was the public library, and I would always … Read More

10-Second Reviews: 24in48 Edition

July 29, 2016 |

Over the weekend, I participated for the first time in the #24in48 readathon. It’s pretty straightforward: You pledge to read 24 hours out of a 48-hour weekend. I clocked in at a little more than 24 hours. I read five … Read More