So this week is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and it is kind of the unofficial start to the holidays. Chanukah is early this year (it’s on a lunar calendar so it changes every year) and I have realized I am totally and completely unprepared. Yikes, better get to shopping!
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Despite the holiday, we will still be pretty busy this week. I wanted to give you all a heads up about a post scheduled for Friday. As many of you know, our good friend author Ethan Day passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week. I realized that not only had Ethan scheduled a guest post with me for this week, but before he passed, he actually sent me the post to run. At this point, I am really not sure what I’m going to do for that spot. I have the post, but honestly, I haven’t emotionally been able to bring myself to to even read it. Things are just too raw still every time I even think about him. At the same time, part of me really likes the idea of being able to read and share some of Ethan’s last words about a series he loved (as did many of us). Or I may just share some thoughts about Ethan and highlight some of his books. I’m really not sure how to best handle this. So I’m still figuring it out, but just wanted you all to know what was going on so no one wondered when they saw the post listed for later this week.
Ok, so like I said, lots going on. Here is what we have planned…
- Review: Mr Winterbourne’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers (Jay)
- Review: To Tame and Omega by Lisa Gray (Sue)
- Guest Post: The Burning Magus by Don Allmon
- Review: The Wayward Prince by Hanna Dare (Kris)
- Review: The Escort’s Tale by MJ Edwards (Camille)
- Review: Oz by Lily Morton (Jay)
- Review: Crossroads by Garrett Leigh (Michelle)
- Guest Post: Mr WInterbourne’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers
- Review: Calculated Magic by SJD Peterson (Veronica)
- Review: The Burning Magus by Don Allmon (Elizabeth)
- Review: His Consort by Mary Calmes (Jay)
- Review: Quenched in Blood by Ari McKay (Sammy)
- Guest Post: Bump by Matthew J. Metzger
- Holiday Audiobook Giveaway
- Review: Rabi and Matthew by L.A. Witt (Jovan)
- Review: Capital Assets by Cecelia Storm (Sue)
- Review: The Gremlins are Malfunctioning by Susan Laine (Elizabeth)
- Review: Stay a Little Longer by Jess Bryant (Michelle)
- Guest Post: Comply by Lee Manarte