Discussion: Series I’ve Started…But Never Finished



Over the years, I’ve accumulated quite a few…undesirable bookish quirks.  From convincing myself that reading seven books simultaneously is a good idea to breaking self-imposed book buying bans within a week, I certainly had my fair share of bad habits.  Needless to say, the most jaw-dropping of these habits thus far is my increasingly nonchalant behavior toward completing a series once I’ve started it.  And no, I would not recommend developing a similar habit of your own in any capacity.

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Rave-Worthy Recommendations (4)


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The holiday season tends to bring with it a hoard of giftcards.  Personally, I find it challenging to save up these giftcards and often spend them throughout the month of January.  If you seem to have made a similar habit of disposing of your giftcards quickly, hopefully this guide can provide you with a few recommendations for those bookstore giftcards you’ve amassed over the past several weeks.

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Our Favorite Reads of 2015


For us, 2015 was laden with countless excellent young adult and adult new releases, as well as a few older publications that we fell in love with.  With the year coming to a rapid close, we wanted to share some of our favorites reads from the past twelve months.  A few of these could come in handy for those Barnes and Noble giftcards that your family sends you throughout the holidays!

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Monthly Rewind: May 2015


Monthly Rewind


Before we jump into our Monthly Rewind, we wanted to formally introduce a new blogger who will be joining us here at Brewing Up Books: congratulations Megan!  She’ll be a full time author/contributor to the blog, and she’s currently trying to figure out how to operate WordPress, so bear with her!  If you’d like to read a little bit more about her, click here or visit her goodreads.

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Review: Dorothy Must Die


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18053060Title: Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige

Series: Dorothy Must Die Series

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publish Date: April 1st, 2014

Genres: Adventure, Retellings, Young Adult

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

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