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Summer Reads Quiz 2024

Summer is here, and it’s time for some fresh reads! Answer a few questions, and we’ll help you find the perfect book for your summer adventures.

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Which Dysfunctional Space Crew Do You Belong In?

by a bunch of raccoons in a trench coat & a cat

In space, everyone can hear you scream when you realize your roommate steals your lunch from the community space fridge. Has anyone every made it through a space voyage completely functionally?

Find out which dysfunctional space crew is your ride-or-die with this quiz!



 

And while you’ve got books on the brain, Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini is out now in paperback! You should read it.

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Can You Survive a Night Out in Epic Fantasy Town?

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When your day job is fighting dragons, or being a cantankerous mage in an imposing tower, or keeping the lava hot at the fantasy forge, or befriending dragons—basically if you’re doing anything in Epic Fantasy Town, you’ll have to unwind on the weekend. Where better to go than Epic Fantasy Tavern? The ale is frothy, the laughter is mirthy, and there’s no way you’ll meet your untimely end while you’re out relaxing!

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Better take this quiz, just to be sure. And then if you like the vibes, check out The Silverblood Promise by James Logan 😎



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Tor’s Whimsically Energizing Spring Quiz

Can you hear the sound of many birds calling? Their song heralds the arrival of Spring. Listen, they’re saying 🎵Tweet, tweet! Take this quiz! Read a book! Whistle, tweet!🎶”

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And while you’ve got books on the brain, check out When Among Crows by Veronica Roth!

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Which Dysfunctional Space Crew Do You Belong In?

by a bunch of raccoons in a trench coat & a cat

In space, everyone can hear you scream when you realize your roommate steals your lunch from the community space fridge. Has anyone every made it through a space voyage completely functionally?

Find out which dysfunctional space crew is your ride-or-die with this quiz!



And while you’ve got books on the brain, Cascade Failure by L. M. Sagas is out now! You should read it.

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Which TJ Klune Book Should You Read Next?

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Look, if TJ Klune is gonna write about two things, they’re gonna be startlingly human non-humans and gay love.

Our little quiz will help you figure out which precise blend of fantasy and romance is your next read!



And while you’ve got books on the brain, In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune is available now in paperback. It rocks. Check it out!

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The Official In the Lives of Puppets Playlist from TJ Klune

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in the lives of puppets by tj kluneLast year, TJ Klune provided us with a fantastic official playlist and write-up for his new novel, In the Lives of Puppets. Now that Puppets is releasing in paperback, we’re bringing his tunes and commentary back 😎


As of the day I’m writing this—April 12, 2023—I have over five hundred songs in my In the Lives of Puppets playlist. Below, I’ve selected fifteen songs from that list to tell the musical story of the novel. These songs are in narrative order to take you on the journey with Vic, Hap, Nurse Ratched and Rambo to save one of their own. There’s a mix of jazz, contemporary and some different versions of songs you’ll recognize.

Each of the major characters—from Vic to Giovanni—are based upon a particular type of music and/or musical performance. For example, the Coachman is partially based on Gerard Way’s performance as part of My Chemical Romance for Welcome to the Black Parade. The Blue Fairy is pure Annie Lennox in Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

Enjoy the playlist for In the Lives of Puppets!

TJ Klune


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A Puppets Vibe

The Irrepressibles — “In This Shirt”

There’s a thorn in my side
It’s the shame, it’s the pride
Of you and me
Ever changing


PART 1

Weather report volcano for hire vinilo epoca

Weather Report — “Volcano for Hire”

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald — “Cheek to Cheek”

Heaven, I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Rihanna — “Disturbia”

It’s a thief in the night to come and grab you
It can creep up inside you and consume you
A disease of the mind, it can control you
I feel like a monster

Ethan Bortnick — “engravings”

All the pain is underneath, I’m listenin’
To everything, please tell me everything
I’ll put my hand up on your chest
So you forget your engravings

BT — “Simply Being Loved (Electronic Opus Mix)”

Some little joy some little joy,  it’s complicated
Some little time some little time, my heart’s been faded
Some little hope some little hope, and I pray again for love

(original substituted for remix on the linked Spotify playlist)


PART II

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Cosmo Sheldrake — “Come Along” (Reverb Edition by Kouyou)

Run along now don’t be glum
Get you gone now have some fun
Don’t be long for the end is nigh

(original substituted for remix on the linked Spotify playlist)

My Chemical Romance — “Welcome to the Black Parade”

We’ll carry on, we’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
 

Loveless — “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”

You don’t wanna hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I’m tearing you asunder
Oh, there is thunder in our hearts


PART III

Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Music Video 1983) - IMDb

New Beat Order & Arc North & Aaron Richards — “Numb”

I’ve become so numb, I can’t feel you there
I’ve become so tired, so much more aware
I’m becoming this
All I want to do is be more like me
And be less like you

TALK — “Run Away To Mars”

I can’t tell which way is home
I’ve been gone for so long
It’s an empty world pp here
I skip stones and wonder
How long ’til I’m discovered?
It’s a quiet life up here

The Eurythmics & Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart — “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Phlotilla & Andrea Wasse & Topher Mohr — “Going Down Fighting”

If the city’s on fire
I’ll stand in the ashes
There’s no turning back
It’s ready or not

This Mortal Coil — “Song to the Siren”

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
‘Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me, let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you


PART IV

Listen to The Irrepressibles - In This Shirt (True Identity Remix) by True Identity in My dear ones playlist online for free on SoundCloud

The Irrepressibles — “In This Shirt”

In the night to hear the engines purr
There’s a pain
It does ripple
Through my frame, makes me lame
There’s a thorn in my side
It’s the shame, it’s the pride
Of you and me


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The Atlas Quiz: Redux

In the spirit of the magical research conducted by the main cast of Olivie Blake’s Atlas Series, we’ve conducted a little research of our own! Over the years, we’ve assembled a number of quizzes to deduce where YOU stand in the Atlas universe. With only a few clicks, we can identify who your ally is, who your enemy is, and who you are of titular six we first met in The Atlas Six.

Now the trilogy is complete, so complete these quizzes! Tell us who you are!


The Atlas Six Alliance Quiz: Ally


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The Atlas Paradox Quiz: Enemy


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The Atlas Complex Quiz: You

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Heartsong & the Hounds that Melt Our Hearts

heartsong by tj kluneTJ Klune’s Green Creek series is filled with heart-melting stories about queer love and werewolves. You know what else melts our hearts? The canine companions in our lives, and also TJ’s latest Green Creek release, Heartsong!

Check out this series of dogs we love with this lovely book!


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Rosie the Chihuahua is notoriously difficult to photograph. Perpetually on the move, she is very puppy.


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Bobby the Australian Shepherd is a Very Good Boy and not even the intended subject of this picture. This was supposed to be a snapshot with Marie (pictured below), but he was so excited about TJ Klune’s Heartsong that he had to jump in early.


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Marie the Chihuahua is shockingly agile for her age and spends most of her time scaling to the highest point where people are around. Affectionately referred to as a “parrot” because of her penchant for perching on people’s shoulders, here she perches with Heartsong by TJ Klune.


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Bobby wanted more pictures and has very pretty eyes.


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Dolly the Australian Shepherd also has pretty eyes, and is the fastest thing on four legs. She loves her pack, her home, and hates riding in cars due to bad motion sickness.


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Bobby is back and is such a good boy : )

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Heartsong Official Playlist

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heartsong by tj kluneTJ Klune’s Green Creek series follows the lives of the Bennett family werewolves, and this feature follows the playlist of songs that the author hand-selected as a soundtrack for Heartsong!

Check it out, and when you’re done, check out the playlists put together by TJ for his other novels Wolfsong and In the Lives of Puppets!


by TJ Klune

Oh, man, this was a hard one. My personal soundtrack for the months I spent writing Heartsong reached almost 200 songs. Trying to whittle that down was like pulling teeth, but I think I’ve managed to create the perfect playlist. As with my other playlists, these songs are in narrative order of the novel, so take from that what you will.

Note: Heartsong is divided into two parts. Part One is 99% of the book. Part Two—the last chapter—is only a few pages long. If you’ve read Ravensong, that should have sent a chill down your spine.

Each song comes complete with a lyric or three that I think goes well with the story. One or two of the songs might even have a note as to who they’re for…

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PART ONE

Home // Solomon Gray
Follow me home
And tell me which way I can let you go

Come Along // Cosmo Sheldrake
We’ll be here when the world slows down
and the sunbeams fade away
Keeping time by a pendulum
as the fabric starts to fray

Blood of the Rose // The Dear Hunter
The world burns but still we breathe
The iron chambered heart a seive
That sifts through honest elegance
And suffers from the wrong defense

Conquest of Spaces // Woodkid
I’m ready to start the conquest of spaces
Expanding between you and me
Come with the night the science of fighting
The forces of gravity

Fade Away // Tom Walker
‘Cause you betrayed me
You went ahead and played me
Said you’d try and save me
Well, I won’t fight for you no more

Things We Lost in the Fire // Bastille
Do you understand that we will never be the same again
The future’s in our hands and we will never be the same again

The Mourning Tree // Jessica Curry
I passed the day at the mourning tree,
Where the river’s sorrows run deep
And all at once a host of birds
Did settle and nest around me

Louder Than Words // Les Friction
No one could outrun the crash
It was all reduced to rubble
And then again to ash

Fear // Sarah Mclachlan
But I fear, I have nothing to give
I have so much to lose here in this lonely place

What Makes a Man? // City and Color
What makes a man
Walk away from his mind?
I think I know
I think I might know

Silhouette // Aquilo
Stood with our backs to the sun
I can remember being nothing but fearless and young
We’ve become echoes, but echoes, they fade away
We’ve fallen to the dark as we dive under the waves

Forever // Fireflight
Oh, tell me you’re here
That you will watch over me forever
Oh, take hold of my heart
Show me you’ll love me forever

Skin // Rag N Bone Man
When my skin grows old
When my breath runs cold
I’ll be thinking about you
About you

I’ll Be Good // Jaymes Young
I’ll be good, I’ll be good
And I’ll love the world, like I should
Yeah, I’ll be good, I’ll be good
For all of the time
That I never could

Come Little Children // Erutan
Come little children
The time’s come to play
Here in my garden of shadows

Legends Never Die // Against the Current
When the world is calling you
Can you hear them screaming out your name?
Legends never die
They become a part of you

Lovely // Billie Eilish ft. Khalid
(Kelly and Robbie’s song)
Isn’t it lovely, all alone?
Heart made of glass, my mind of stone
Tear me to pieces, skin to bone
Hello, welcome home

Sanctuary // Inertia
You show me how to see
That nothing is whole and
nothing is broken

Saturn // Sleeping At Last
(Kelly and Carter’s song)
I’d give anything to hear
You say it one more time
That the universe was made
Just to be seen by my eyes

PART TWO

Carry you // Ruelle ft. Fleurie
You are not alone
I’ve been here the whole time singing you a song
I will carry you, I will carry you

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