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Fangirl Fridays: Great Time Wasters

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How to waste time in a good way
You know how when you love to read but sometimes you are not really in the mood to read something difficult, long, time-consuming and soul-crushing? You just want to read something "dumb" and have a happy ending when you're done? Well, I know how you feel, and I have found a way to deal with this problem. You see, I don't really like regular romance (I'm a fantasy and supernatural kind of a girl) I don't know why, I just don't. I've given a few books a try and couldn't get into it. It would take me forever to read a book 100 pages long because I'd find any other activity more interesting (even watching paint dry).

Since I love reading in my free time and don't always feel like reading something heavy, I've decided to find something that has some supernatural in it but is easy and fluffy like a romance. Yup, you guessed it, I'm talking about paranormal romance, some of them have a lot of sex next to all…

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Those white stars are cracked and the stripes bleed. Until America is ready to turn the mirror on itself and address the giant, pink, racist elephant in the room, we cannot fix any of this.

I'm Judging You
~~Luvvie Ajayi

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"Sometimes bad shit happens, and you have to protect the people you love," Leon said. "it would be nice if you can do that and keep your hands clean, but life doesn't work that way. Life is messy, and sometimes you must do what needs to be done to keep your family safe. It doesn't make you a bad person."
I'd have to thank Kurt.
"One day some other Prime will threaten our House, and when that day comes, I'll kill him."
What?
"I'll do it quiet and clean, and nobody will ever know." Leon smiled. "I'm going to be a dark horse, the House Baylor's secret. I'll be the best assassin. A legend. They'll never see me coming."
I would kill Kurt. I would strangle him with my bare hands.

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Lots of new books on our list this week, with a few old favorites thrown in for good measure! Click through to see what we're reading. 




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“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”

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There are seven billion of us on this earth, and we are all different. But one thing is clear: humans excel at using our differences as excuses to act like assholes and torment one another. It is highly unfortunate that we use these innate, integral, and often uncontrollable things to mistreat others. We have created rigid, yet often invisible, systems that keep some people at the top, on the backs of others at the bottom, based on their identity markers. And we refuse to fix these systems of inequality because being at the top of the food chain is the place to be, so who would want to lose those perks? The air up there is so nice, who cares about those in the gutter?

I'm Judging You
~~Luvvie Ajayi

New to Me Series in 2017

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2017 has meant a whole lot of new series to discover. Heavy on the fantasy side of book genres, it's been a great year for uncovering so gems and other series that felt more so-so.  A couple of series Incryptid by Seanan McGuire and Lady Julia Grey by Deanna Raybourn are books I've been meaning to try for years. Others, such as Cork O'Connor by William Kent Krueger and Draconis Memoria by Anthony Ryan weren't even on my radar until this year.

What new series have I discovered this year?


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“Somewhere between us hating each other back then, you became my first real friend, my first and only best friend, and I didn’t realize it until last summer, but you’ve actually been my first everything.” “You were my first kiss, my first date that I actually enjoyed, and the first woman I fell in love with—the first woman I actually made love to...” he said. “And you’re still the only person I can talk to twenty times a day—whether it’s via letter, email, text, or phone call, and still feel like it’s not enough.” Sincerely, Arizonaby Whitney G.

Man Candy: Birthday Edition Part II

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For my birthday in June, I gave you the gift of some delicious Man Candy. Well, today is my soul sister, Zee's, birthday, so I'm going to attempt to give her some of her favorite flavors of Man Candy, and if you're really good she may share with you, Saucy Readers. 

Today will be light on the commentary and heavy on the attractiveness, so come along. We've a party to get started.


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Art3mis: So what do you imagine I look like, then? Parzival: Like your avatar, I suppose. Except, you know, without the armor, guns and glowing sword. Art3mis: You’re kidding, right? That’s the first rule of online romance, pal. No one ever looks anything like their avatar. Parzival: Are we going to have an online romance? <Crosses fingers> Art3mis: No way, ace, sorry. Parzival: Why not? Art3mis: No time for love, Dr. Jones. My cyber-porn addiction eats up most of free time. 
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

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"Is that all you bought?" 
His eyes shot to the left. "Um." 
I clenched my teeth. "What else?" 
"A SuperMega Juicer," he said quickly. "But, Sabina, seriously that juice is a miracle machine." 
"I'm a vampire, Giguhl. The only liquids I drink are blood and alcohol. I don't do juice."
~ Jaye Wells, Red-Headed Stepchild


What the Wenches Are Reading

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From favorite authors to beloved rereads to horror to learning new skills, the Wenches reading choices are wide and varied this week. Click through to see who's reading what! 



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Sometimes a girl has to stop waiting around and come up with her own fairytale ending.

~ The Last Anniversary, Liane Moriarty

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"I should assure you that in bed you have nothing to prove to me, or that I've never enjoyed making love to anyone more, but only a fool passes up what you just offered me. Now, I am short on some props, and there isn't nearly enough time in one night to run through all the ways I've fantasized about taking you, but I promise you this..." His voice deepened. "You'll be scandalized in the morning when you can think again." 


One Foot In The Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost

Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

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A scientist should not experiment on himself. He should be a dispassionate observer, and for an experimental subject, young, malleable flesh is best. You have a daughter, have you not? Surely she is old enough for you to begin the process, in whatever direction you decide will yield the most promising results.

~ Giacomo Rappaccini to Henry Jekyll

In The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, young women with severe daddy issues pool their collective expertise to solve a series of murders and get to the bottom of their childhood traumas.

Set in the 1890s, the murders are happening in London’s seamy Whitechapel district. Someone is murdering prostitutes and stealing their body parts. If it sounds a bit like a Sherlock Holmes mystery, there’s a reason for that. The estimable detectives Holmes and Watson play a large role in solving the murders.

But the women comprise a one-of-a-kind team. They were raised by “mad” scientists who experimented on them in pursuit of control over human …

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Man Candy : Superhero edition II

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Another Friday, another Fangirl post. I was thinking about doing another Man Candy post for our first post hiatus, and I remembered how I had promised another Superhero Man Candy post! (You can check out the first one here.) I'm a woman of my word, so here we are! 



This time let's take a look at the dudes that make Marvel's Netflix series fun to watch apart from the plot and all that. And some of the reasons why I'll be binge watching The Defenders as soon as it's available!

Click here to read more.


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Rogan looked at me, opened his mouth to say something, clamped it shut, and shook his head wordlessly. A terrible internal struggle was taking place. 
"Use your words," Kyle suggested helpfully.
Wildfire ~~Ilona Andrews

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"What are you thinking?"
"I'm planning to kidnap you until the trials," he said.
"We've tried that remember?"
"I had the air-conditioning fixed in the basement," he said.
"Is there a nice chain waiting for me?"
"No," he said, "But I do have some nice handcuffs."
"No," I told him. "Okay, maybe. Who'll be wearing the handcuffs?"
He grinned.

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews


What the Wenches Are Reading

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Our month off was pretty productive, with lots of books read from a whole host on genres! Click through to see what we've been up to, and share what you've been reading, in the comments or on one of our social media pages. Welcome back, Saucy Readers! 






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“Regardless of what I think about Islam or Wicca or any other religion, the fact is that it's a group of people. Every faith has its ceremonies. And since it's made up of people, every faith also has its assholes.”