Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
mdemanatee

mdemanatee

Joined May 2016

Quirky sidekick w/ a heart of gold. Good for a research montage. Spinoff potential. She/her. https://linktr.ee/mdemanatee
blurb
mdemanatee
post image

I hope Lima is part of Printer‘s Row Lit Fest this year because I would love to heR her talk about this collection.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image
blurb
mdemanatee
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
post image

On one hand, ashamed it's not more. On the other hand, the list obviously skews to a certain kind of litfit (though happy to see some speculative fiction and The Fifth Season) and there were tons of repeat authors on the list.

blurb
mdemanatee
My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
post image

My initial thoughts on My Lady Jane are as chaotic as the show--though maybe not as successfully--but here they are. https://youtu.be/GvHuwBIUN_Y

blurb
mdemanatee
My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
post image

Think I may actually finish my reread today so I can finally watch the show.

blurb
mdemanatee
Woodworm | Layla Martinez
post image

Still battling a mini reading slump but as expected the book with a Mariana Enriquez blurb (that was also already on my radar) is coming through.

This is the second book I bought on indie bookstore day 2024 I‘ve read so far and while they‘re both novellas (and I haven‘t actually finished this one yet) that‘s a win.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

A still life of prep for the Psyche & Eros Bridgerton analysis that‘s up on now YouTube.

https://youtu.be/8VxtpAxVcm4

blurb
mdemanatee
post image
blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Mark your calendars. We all enjoyed the book club book. (AND we got goat cheese.) What was your book club‘s last hit?

27 likes1 stack add
blurb
mdemanatee
Spitting Gold: A Novel | Carmella Lowkis
post image

quote
mdemanatee
Spitting Gold: A Novel | Carmella Lowkis
post image

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Has everyone that's planning on watching Bridgerton Season 3 caught Part 1? Or are you waiting for it all to drop? https://youtu.be/qv5XFZ0KYDE

marleed Watching! 2mo
mdemanatee @marleed 💕💕 2mo
marleed I planned to finish binging tonight but lost my internet early this morning. (I missed the physical effects of an EF1 overnight tornado by 1.5 blocks. Unfortunately,my AT&T internet connection did not.) 2mo
mdemanatee @marleed oh nooo!!! But so glad you are safe that is so scary! 2mo
13 likes4 comments
blurb
mdemanatee
Never Blow a Kiss | Lindsay Lovise
post image

Been in a low-grade reading slump for a bit w/ starting new job. But still in a historical romance mood. After the end of one of my recent lives and discussing the current state of historical romance (I feel like there may have been some other discourse I absolutely missed) I want to make a more conscious effort to prioritize and support new historical romance releases. What‘s a new-ish historical romance you‘re looking forward to?

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Been a little MIA between interviewing for and starting a new job-- and the reading slump that resulted, but I'm excited to get back in the swing and here's what I've got on my radar for May https://youtu.be/knCx9u9DV-g

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Some poetry I‘ve read for #poetrymonth that is tortured because it didn‘t get to be Bejeweled when Goodreads did away with the 2023 Goodreads Choice poetry category.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Sometimes I can't get a thought out of my head. Friday it was, “wait are we a greek Chorus on Taylor Swift's new album?“ And here we are. https://youtu.be/_wWM3xuShR4

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Happy Polin season https://youtu.be/8RJAUWt5N5g

Also doing a readalong over on Storygraph if you wanna join in: https://app.thestorygraph.com/readalongs/c9bb876a-6e1c-4765-b03d-117eae99791d

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Wrapping up March reading (spoiler alert: it was a good month) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoup2uI0pT4

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Happy April! No fools just anticipated reads. https://youtu.be/ZPnbaaBl2ms

quote
mdemanatee
Thirst | Marina Yuszczuk
post image

“Every horror has a moment when it glistens; after that, it‘s just sad.”

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

As close to sports as I generally get. Tagged the first book read-- no spoilers. Can you guess which one comes out on top for me? https://youtu.be/DinTdWeRPl0?si=5Oqps3kEnaanthCJ

blurb
mdemanatee
Suddenly You | Lisa Kleypas
post image

Ok, didn‘t get through all three this weekend (though two and a half isn‘t bad) in order to get the planned video out today. Hopefully still sometime this week. In the meantime, can you guess my pizza order?

blurb
mdemanatee
Tempest | Beverly Jenkins
post image

A weekend reading update. Finished and loved both of these! 🤞🤞 I can get through one more today.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Weekend reading plans and (hopeful) sneak peek at next YouTube video.

review
mdemanatee
post image
Pickpick

Real “If the apocalypse comes beep me“ energy https://youtu.be/kRGgHZGbfxM

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

I bought this when it came out (pour one out for the mass max) but hadn‘t gotten to it yet — which may have been fate as it heavily features a former heroine whose book I just finally also read (My American Duchess)

quote
mdemanatee
post image

*I* want the heart of a manatee.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Compelling overview though we did speed right through things like the AOL and LiveJournal eras with a quick wave. Made me aware of, even coming up with a lot of these platforms, I wasn‘t really aware of a lot of the big creators. Would have loved a deeper dive into the different subcultures of different platforms/spaces.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Some St. Paddy‘s Day Yeats

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Bedtime stories

blurb
mdemanatee
Annie Bot | Sierra Greer
post image

When the audiobook is good but the subject matter uncomfy so you keep taking breaks.

Edit to smack myself for not mentioning this is a Pygmalion story

blurb
mdemanatee
Bride | Ali Hazelwood
post image

February Reading Wrap Up! https://youtu.be/5UhD3mkPt9I

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

That college humanities sequence really paying off recently

blurb
mdemanatee
The Fox Wife: A Novel | Yangsze Choo
post image

After a week off earlier in the year than ideal due to a bad fever last week, we're back with a Feature Friday on the Fox Wife https://youtu.be/9vnJPhjg9kA

blurb
mdemanatee
The Prisoner's Throne | Holly Black
post image

It's March; you know what time it is https://youtu.be/3tGv6uTjTmw

blurb
mdemanatee
Cruel Seduction | Katee Robert
post image

Sunday morning homestretch of my current read.

DocBrown Is that a cassette?? 5mo
mdemanatee @DocBrown It is! I had been eyeing them for a bit for nostalgia‘s sake and figured 1989 was an appropriate album to take the plunge. (I may also have a cassette of the new album coming) 🙈 5mo
DocBrown @mdemanatee I have some old mixtapes lying around but nothing to play them on! 😂 5mo
mdemanatee @DocBrown somewhere I have the last cassette I recorded from the radio but I can‘t find it for the life of me. I tried to use the cassette player in my childhood bedroom and it definitely needs a clean 5mo
16 likes4 comments
blurb
mdemanatee
Faebound: A Novel | Saara El-Arifi
post image

What‘s everyone working on this weekend?

17 likes1 stack add
blurb
mdemanatee
Escaping Mr. Rochester | L.L. McKinney
post image
blurb
mdemanatee
post image

I‘m not even finished with the first story—which is very much giving Welcome to Nightvale—and this is very, very promising for my kind of short stories. Will report back.

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Anybody have a least favorite reading format for reading? Ten years ago I loved the idea of being able to read from my phone even if I didn‘t have an ereader on me. Did I once phone read during a bar birthday party? Guilty. Now, it strains my eyes and I kind of hate it and will only do it if no other format is available. Alas, when rereading Queen Bees and Wannabes I could only get it from the library on my phone.

blurb
mdemanatee
Bride | Ali Hazelwood
post image

“She cannot be your…” We know what‘s up and we‘re ready

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

The (Current) Tortured Poets Department. Openings available.

blurb
mdemanatee
Bride | Ali Hazelwood
post image

February is looking pretty exciting from my end. What's everyone else excited for? https://youtu.be/R2v2EUilnrY

blurb
mdemanatee
The Invocations | Krystal Sutherland
post image

Jk I‘m working and dreaming of lunch hour so I can continue with this one
https://youtu.be/iz3SLtZLPAw

CBee LOVE your mug ♥️ 6mo
mdemanatee @CBee Me too! I debated it being a work mug but then I was like “it‘s my internal dialog it works” lol 6mo
CBee @mdemanatee it totally works 😂😂 6mo
12 likes3 comments
blurb
mdemanatee
The Buccaneers: A Novel | Edith Wharton
post image

Romances to Read After the Buccaneers https://youtu.be/TQumYIVlNpk

blurb
mdemanatee
Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
post image

I can tell the miscommunications being set up are going to frustrate me but I am also sure I will tear through this audiobook regardless

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

When romance bookclub helps you prioritize a book that‘s been sitting on your physical TBR

review
mdemanatee
post image
Pickpick

Are you ready to go back to the world of Emily Wilde? I think if you loved the first one, you'll love this one too. While I do still have some critiques, I dive into everything ore in depth on YouTube --> https://youtu.be/8Jd22kkTk3U

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Things I was not anticipating? Publishing to enter the chat on the Ultimate World Cruise by sponsoring an influencer on the boat. But I think it opens the door to some interesting discussions. https://youtu.be/VhrkmWYE0QQ

blurb
mdemanatee
post image

Everyone getting in some good reading this Sunday morning? What are you starting your week with? I‘m working on Emily Wilde‘s Map of the Otherlands. I wish you a very cozy rest of your weekend.

Bklover I‘m starting ACOTAR. I‘m probably the last to read it. Going to drink cocoa and stay in my pajamas. Hope your day is cozy as well! 6mo
mdemanatee @Bklover That sounds delightful! I will be braving the cold for book club but there will be food and a visit to a stationary shop I love involved. 6mo
20 likes2 comments