Bess’ Book Recs: All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault by James Alan Gardner

I love the world this series is building. There is “Light” and “Dark,” but also people made into superheroes by the light can go all supervillain.
Also, when you get whammied you get to pick your powers and for a little while the only limit is your imagination. The Sparks, as they’re called, are ruled entirely by the power of narrative.
Yeah, I can get behind that.

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Bess’ Book Recs: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Let’s talk books I love.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I always planned on having a massive library. Throughout my life I collected over 2,000 books and dreamed of a two-story library–or at least one big enough to get that cool rolly ladder like Belle had. Then we bought a house, renovated the two-car garage into the library of my dreams and….we were miserable.

Since then I’ve pared my collection down to under 500 books (not without tears, but all for to the best). That kind of cut means that only my absolute favorites are still in my care–or, more accurately, the ones I reread more than any others.

Today I want to tell you about the first book I’ve bought in a while:

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