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    What We’ve Been Reading #116

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre edited by Alison Peirse “But women were never out there making horror films, that’s why they are not written about – you can’t include what doesn’t exist.” “Women are just not that interested in making horror films.” This is what you get when you are a woman working in horror, whether as a writer, academic, festival programmer, or filmmaker. These assumptions are based on decades of flawed scholarly,…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #108

    We’re back with our recently recommended reads and linkage to our full reviews. Check out the previous 107 editions by hitting the tags up above! Dread Nation by Justina Ireland Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #105

    It’s time to topple those tbr piles again! We offer up three new recommendations because we know everyone needs more books! Inheriting Her Ghosts by S.H. Cooper Inheritance often comes with strings attached, but rarely are they as tangled as those hanging over High Hearth. When Eudora Fellowes learns she’s the sole heir of her estranged great-aunt’s seaside manor, she believes it will be the peaceful escape she’s longed for. What awaits, however, is a dark legacy shrouded in half a century of secrets, and it doesn’t take long before Eudora realizes she’s not the only one to call High Hearth home. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Cassie’s Teaser Review…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #102

    We took a little break from our review round-up last week because sometimes we are tired but we’re back with more must-reads for your tbr! Eartheater by Dolores Reyes Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people—an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth—a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #97

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Cradle and Grave by Anya Ow In the distant dystopian irradiated future of Cradle and Grave, Dar Lien is a professional scout for scavenger runs into the Scab, a ruined urban-zone badly infected by heavily mutagenic phenomena called the Change. When Yusuf and the mysterious Servertu employ her for an unorthodox run into the Scab, she finds herself embroiled in a conflict she didn’t expect. Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop Audra’s Teaser Review This novella…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #91

    We’re a few days late but we can’t let a week go by without reading recommendations! Today we have another eclectic mix of books and we hope you find your new favorite. Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥   Where The Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda In this witty and exuberant collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales, humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services—from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #88

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to complete reviews. All come very highly recommended and we hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Little Feasts by Jules Archer Following her successes from All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, critically-acclaimed flash fiction writer, Jules Archer, returns to the dinner table with Little Feasts, her debut short story collection. The stories are a table-long buffet of femininity, a lying tree, childhood innocence, toxic masculinity, and a 20-pound cast-iron skillet. Works within have been featured in Five:2: One, SmokeLong Quarterly, Maudlin House, PANK, and more. Goodreads | Amazon…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #84

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! Today we’re recommending a fun novella, a graphic novel, and a witchy novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #82

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We have a horror adjacent tale, a novella, and the true-crime story of a female serial killer. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Fauna by Christiane Vadnais “Reminiscent of David Kronenberg, Kafka, and H.G. Wells… [Fauna] depicts the hypnotic Darwinian nightmare our negligence and denial will lead us to in the coming years.” – Le Devoir A thick fog rolls in over Shivering Heights. The river overflows, the sky is streaked with toxic green, parasites proliferate in torrential rains and once safely classified…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #77

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to five reviews. We have an eclectic mix of light-hearted sexy horror, an epic tale of revenge and a beautiful collection of classic weird tales. We hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ All You Need Is Love & A Strong Electric Current by Mackenzie Kiera Can you keep a secret? Sadie has a fetish. She likes it cold. The only man who has understood and loved her for this perversion is her ambulance partner and boyfriend: Michael. So, when Michael unexpectedly gets…