Month: January 2015

Jan 31

How Many Blogs Do You Follow?

I follow about 9-ish blogs. Most are other book bloggers, 2 are blogs written by parents about their children (no one I know IRL.) For all of the blogs I follow and actually care about updates for, I subscribe to them via e-mail. Yes, that adds to the clutter in my inbox, of which I have a ton, even before I became a blogger myself! But I can be so scattered that I’ll forget if I’ve visited a favorite blog that day, and sometimes won’t have time to actually visit any of them. So e-mail subscriptions help me remember to… Read more »

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Jan 30
Fantasy Creature Friday – Lamia!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Lamia!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through. Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after… Read more »

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Jan 29
Hunter’s Choice (The Hunters) by Shiloh Walker (review)

Hunter’s Choice (The Hunters) by Shiloh Walker (review)

Not sure where in the series this takes place. There are missing words starting from page one, as well as a few words that don’t fit the sentence. You can still tell what was meant, but a better proofreader would have been a good idea. The story isn’t very long, so I would think it would have been fairly easy to check over. Sara doesn’t seem surprised when a man she hasn’t seen in a year, appears just in time to stop her from killing a vampire. She’s too busy thinking how handsome he is, instead of wondering why he’s… Read more »

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Jan 25
Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

“The world has been given a new toy, and you and I are in charge of supervising playtime.”   I love the idea of a sentient world, and having it act like a “wild child”. Trying to beg for treats and playtime from it’s ‘mother’ and ‘uncle’. There was a lot more of the world as a character in this book than there was in the prior 2. I kept wanting to call it ‘her’, even though the world has no actual gender. Just because of how it was described in the book. It reminded me of a slightly willful,… Read more »

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Jan 24

How Do You Treat Your Books?

Bought a new book at the bookstore the other day, got it home and was reading it, only to find a page towards the middle had been folded over as though someone had been reading it in the store and marked their place. I hate when my books have dog-eared pages, have pages that are folded in half, or corners bent over even just a little bit. I have to flatten out the bent bits, and carefully close the book so it doesn’t happen again. Sometimes I put a heavier book on top to help flatten out the pages again…. Read more »

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Jan 23
Fantasy Creature Friday – Katschei!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Katschei!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through. Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after… Read more »

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Jan 22
Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan by Jeremy Marshall and Jeremiah Kleckner (review)

Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan by Jeremy Marshall and Jeremiah Kleckner (review)

The first chapter is almost exclusively Hook and a ship’s Admiral who has been chasing Hook for 10 years. The first few pages are a little slow, nothing that would have held my attention except that I knew this story was about Hook and Peter Pan. The rest of the story is basically a flashback, Hook retelling events to his captor as they head towards Port Royal where he is to be hung. From chapter 2 on, the story is told from Hook’s point of view. Though a few chapters have the Admiral interrupting Hook’s retelling, before going back to… Read more »

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Jan 21
The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers #1) by Kate Klimo (review)

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer (Dragon Keepers #1) by Kate Klimo (review)

This was adorable! I loved Emmy and the mischief she caused without meaning to. Jesse and Daisy were easy to connect with as well. There were no bits that would scare young kids, and at the same time, even though this is a kids book, it was charming enough that it would appeal to adults as well. Jesse and Daisy have to figure out what to feed Emmy since dragons of course, don’t come with instruction manuals. Except when they DO. The face offs with St. George were funny, and even though you know Jesse and Daisy are going to… Read more »

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Jan 20
Ramblings of Art and Life

Ramblings of Art and Life

Not really a book or discussion post per se. But I thought I’d mention what I’ve been up to since I haven’t gotten as much reading done as I would have liked the last week or so. As I’m sure you noticed given last week I only got one book review posted. I’m finally getting the hang of my new job, I have to pester my managers less than I used to. And so I thought I’d get more book time. But RL reared it’s ugly head and I’ve been running all over town like a madwoman for the last… Read more »

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Jan 18
Summer’s Crossing (The Iron Fey #3.5) by Julie Kagawa (review)

Summer’s Crossing (The Iron Fey #3.5) by Julie Kagawa (review)

“No one has ever spoken my real name out loud, not once, despite all the titles and nicknames and myths I’ve collected for myself over the years.”   The story is told from Puck’s point of view. He lives up to his name, with many funny comments all through out the story. I liked the way he was portrayed, it fit the character well. I also liked reading about Ash. This is a short story, 6th in book order. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but I really want to read them now! Besides being… Read more »

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