Author: erinthebooknut

Adventures in Odyssey- Thumb..

Adventures in Odyssey- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  When I was a kid I spent a lot of time reading and listening to audiobooks. I also spent a lot of the time in the car, traveling back and forth between my divorced parents’ separate homes. By this point my dad had made the switch from hobo hippie to born again bible belter […]

September 3, 2019
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These Witches Don’t Bu..

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

5 Nuts   Witches. Mystery. F/F romance. This book has ALL of my favorites. The thing I love most about THESE WITCHES DON’T BURN is how unapologetic it is about being its lovely queer, witchy self. TWDB doesn’t care what anyone thinks. It doesn’t sugarcoat magic. It doesn’t fluff up or gloss over its queerness. […]

August 26, 2019
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Reticence by Gail Carriger

Reticence by Gail Carriger

5 nuts I have waited all year for this book. The release date has sat on my calendar staring at me like a cat whose bored interest makes me a little disconcerted. And now that it’s here and read I am both ecstatic and sad. Each Parasolverse book, be it novel or novella; YA, New […]

August 25, 2019
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The Thing About… Audib..

The Thing About… Audible

  Becoming an Audible Member was one of the best things I’ve done as a reader, a blogger, and a book lover. And no, I’m not exaggerating. I have a very busy life. That means it’s not always easy to find time to read.  Work, chores, life. the usual. That’s where audible comes in. Because […]

June 17, 2019
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Juliet Dove, Queen of Love b..

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville

4 Nuts When I was a kid there were four books in the Magic Shop Series. JEREMY THATCHER DRAGON HATCHER (the most well known), THE SKULL OF TRUTH (second), THE MONSTER’S RING, and JENNIFER MURDLEY’S TOAD. I read the first three over and over, particularly SKULL. They were some of my favorite books. I’d even […]

June 15, 2019
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The Vanishing Stair by Maure..

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

5 Nuts Oh hi, it’s me. A long hiatus, I know, but life got a little screwy there for a bit. Not to worry, reading has NOT taken a back seat. In fact I have tons of reviews coming your way. Including this one. If you have followed me for a year or so you’ll […]

June 6, 2019
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Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan ..

Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe

3.5 Nuts One day, many years after I thought the series was over, I found myself standing in a bookstore staring at the cover of Bunnicula #7: BUNNICULA MEETS EDGAR ALLAN CROW. I couldn’t believe it! My favorite  kids series had another book! Of course I bought it immediately. BUNNICULA MEETS EDGAR ALLAN CROW is […]

October 27, 2018
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The Skull of Truth by Bruce ..

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville

5 Nuts You know that one kid that couldn’t tell the truth if their life depended on it? Meet Charlie, the main character of THE SKULL OF TRUTH, my favorite book in Bruce Coville’s Magic Shop series. I was the weird kid in grade school that loved Shakespeare long before most of my peers had […]

October 26, 2018
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Bunnicula Strikes Again by J..

Bunnicula Strikes Again by James Howe

3.5 Nuts Of all the BUNNICULA books this supposedly final (another book came along years later) book in the series is probably the most forgettable. Yes, I know, sad right? But of each of the other books in the series I have very specific memories, moments that made me feel this or that emotion. This […]

October 25, 2018
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Jennifer Murdley’s Toa..

Jennifer Murdley’s Toad by Bruce Coville

3.5 Nuts *gasp* A Magic Shop book that doesn’t hit over 4 nuts? What is the world coming to? JENNIFER MURDLEY’S TOAD used to be my least favorite book in the series. Currently it waffles between this and JULIET DOVE, QUEEN OF LOVE. But when I originally read the series that book did not exist […]

October 24, 2018
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