Apr 7th

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c'est la víe

    Welcome to Fangs and Fur! We are a family-run blog dedicated to reviewing books as well as the occasional TV show or movie. We’d like to take a second to introduce you to the bloggers and share a few of the things we have planned for our blog.

     I’m Kate! I’m the instigator of this whole operation. I’ll be generating most of the content on this blog with my reviews, features, and occasional all out fangirling! My favorite genre to read is fantasy (hence the blog name). I read it all: adult, YA, high fantasy, urban fantasy, etc. I also love to read dystopian fiction, science fiction, magical realism, historical fiction, and speculative fiction. I enjoy the occasional psychological thriller but as a whole I don’t read much contemporary fiction. I read to escape, so I’d rather read about worlds and people I’ve never seen. While I absolutely LOVE history, I don’t read as much non-fiction as I used to. With three kids under the age of eight it’s harder to read things that require so much focus! Feel free to send me recommendations; I’m always looking for new books to love and new fandoms to join! For the most part, I will be reviewing the books I read on here. Occasionally I’ll participate in a blog hop or other organized event. I love attending author events, even though that’s difficult to do with three children. When I do attend I will post a nice little recap on the blog. Since I have children, I will also be reviewing their books with them. While it’s nice to have an adult tell you how great a picture or middle grade book is, I think it’s important to hear from a child’s perspective–so I’ll be having little thoughts from my littles on here from time to time.

     The feature I am most excited to share with you is Bookish Booze! My husband Russ and I have been experimenting with cocktail alchemy and I thought “Why not pair this with my favorite thing in the world–BOOKS!”. In Bookish Booze we will be creating drinks inspired by our current reads or pairing cocktails with books. We love feedback and participation, so feel free to try making them yourself and tell us what you thought! Have an idea for a bookish cocktail? Give me a shout and maybe we’ll feature it on the blog!

     Kate’s little bro, Oliver, here! I’ll be a guest blogger on Fangs and Fur, running a handful of features and posting the occasional review. As someone who exists at the confluence of multiple marginalized identities, I’m always in search of literature that captures the diverse nature of humanity. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds, both recent and older, in a wonderful (and wonderfully alliterated/nearly-rhyming) feature called Thirsty for Diversity Thursdays. While I believe that diverse books should be seamlessly incorporated into everyone’s library, I think having a standalone column with a spotlight on these books will serve as a resource for those seeking genre fiction that incorporates a fuller spectrum of identities.

     Aside from books, one of the most important interests I hold is my love of reading tarot. I thought this would be a good opportunity to bridge the gap between these interests and will be occasionally posting a feature that integrates them–Tarot and Tomes (noticing a trend, here? In the immortal words of my sister: “I think alliteration and bad puns make us who we are and we should embrace it”). Tarot and Tomes will include book-inspired tarot spreads, mock tarot readings for characters, and analyses of the ways in which books and tarot thematically intersect.

c'est la víe

    Welcome to Fangs and Fur! We are a family-run blog dedicated to reviewing books as well as the occasional TV show or movie. We’d like to take a second to introduce you to the bloggers and share a few of the things we have planned for our blog.

     I’m Kate! I’m the instigator of this whole operation. I’ll be generating most of the content on this blog with my reviews, features, and occasional all out fangirling! My favorite genre to read is fantasy (hence the blog name). I read it all: adult, YA, high fantasy, urban fantasy, etc. I also love to read dystopian fiction, science fiction, magical realism, historical fiction, and speculative fiction. I enjoy the occasional psychological thriller but as a whole I don’t read much contemporary fiction. I read to escape, so I’d rather read about worlds and people I’ve never seen. While I absolutely LOVE history, I don’t read as much non-fiction as I used to. With three kids under the age of eight it’s harder to read things that require so much focus! Feel free to send me recommendations; I’m always looking for new books to love and new fandoms to join! For the most part, I will be reviewing the books I read on here. Occasionally I’ll participate in a blog hop or other organized event. I love attending author events, even though that’s difficult to do with three children. When I do attend I will post a nice little recap on the blog. Since I have children, I will also be reviewing their books with them. While it’s nice to have an adult tell you how great a picture or middle grade book is, I think it’s important to hear from a child’s perspective–so I’ll be having little thoughts from my littles on here from time to time.

     The feature I am most excited to share with you is Bookish Booze! My husband Russ and I have been experimenting with cocktail alchemy and I thought “Why not pair this with my favorite thing in the world–BOOKS!”. In Bookish Booze we will be creating drinks inspired by our current reads or pairing cocktails with books. We love feedback and participation, so feel free to try making them yourself and tell us what you thought! Have an idea for a bookish cocktail? Give me a shout and maybe we’ll feature it on the blog!

     Kate’s little bro, Oliver, here! I’ll be a guest blogger on Fangs and Fur, running a handful of features and posting the occasional review. As someone who exists at the confluence of multiple marginalized identities, I’m always in search of literature that captures the diverse nature of humanity. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds, both recent and older, in a wonderful (and wonderfully alliterated/nearly-rhyming) feature called Thirsty for Diversity Thursdays. While I believe that diverse books should be seamlessly incorporated into everyone’s library, I think having a standalone column with a spotlight on these books will serve as a resource for those seeking genre fiction that incorporates a fuller spectrum of identities.

     Aside from books, one of the most important interests I hold is my love of reading tarot. I thought this would be a good opportunity to bridge the gap between these interests and will be occasionally posting a feature that integrates them–Tarot and Tomes (noticing a trend, here? In the immortal words of my sister: “I think alliteration and bad puns make us who we are and we should embrace it”). Tarot and Tomes will include book-inspired tarot spreads, mock tarot readings for characters, and analyses of the ways in which books and tarot thematically intersect.

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