Bess’ Book Recs: The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, Michelle Schusterman

I met Lindsay Ribar at MISTI*Con this year. This was her latest book. See if you can figure out why I checked it out from the library:

Purchasable here. Or anywhere, really.

Convention setting? Fan fic author? Band kids? And (since I follow Kristen Arnett’s Twitter) even the taxidermy caught my eye. What a weird collection of things! I can’t wait to see how they go together.

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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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