Good moaning everyone!
And yes I am definitely moaning today because I currently cannot walk…thanks to the back stairs at my house. If anyone would like to purchase my sprained ankle off me it is going at a very attractive rate…free.
But I digress.
The voting results are in and Septembers reads will be:
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
First in an all-new series where seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas.
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.
But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a …
It’s Monday again! And the only good thing about my Mondays is True Blood season 3 and Book Club.
Although as you are reading this I will be in the middle of watching the final episode of the season (gasp! that came around quickly 🙁 )
Here are the choices for our series read-along – the secondary book club feature we do each month. As we have just finished reading the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (well I’m halfway through – check out some discussion points on the entire trilogy next week.)
Vote in the comments below!
The Liveship Trader Series by Robin Hobb (chronologically the next series after The Farseer Trilogy)
Demonstrating world-building finesse, Robin Hobb begins the climactic story of a seafaring clan and its tangled destiny. Though expected to inherit her family’s newly quickened liveship, Althea Vestrit loses the honor to her scheming brother-in-law, who plans to use it as a slave …
I hope you have had a good monday so far.
Below is the list of September titles for voting. This month’s theme is Romance:
The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne (Goodreads Link)
SHE’S NEVER MET A MAN SHE COULDN’T DECEIVE …
She’s braved battlefields. She’s stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She’s played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can’t outwit …
British spymaster Robert Grey must enter France and bring back the brilliant, beautiful — and dangerous — Fox Cub. His duty is to capture her and her secrets for England. When the two natural enemies are thrown into prison, they forge an uneasy alliance to break free. But their pact is temporary and betrayal seems inevitable. They flee, pursued …
Good morning everybody!
It is now time to reveal the how the July votes went!
August’s book will be:
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her …
Good morning everyone!
This is just a quick reminder about the book club.
1. Voting! – the August theme is Dragons!
2. Link up’s – Don’t forget to link up your reviews for the July books for your chance to win a $10 Book Depository voucher
That’s actually pretty much all from me.
In other news I’m growing an herb garden in my kitchen.
^ That’s not it but I’ll post a pic in a few weeks if it manages to survive my enthusiastic over-watering.
What did the green grape say to the purple grape?
Thank you thank you…
Happy Monday everyone
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!!!
What is she on about you ask? Why it’s Christmas in July of course!
Today I wanted to point out that the all the people in the Northern Hemisphere should be experiencing Summer at the moment, which is when I experience Christmas, so I am here with a special treat for you all:
This is a recipe many of us use to help keep cool on a hot Christmas day which is useless to you guys during traditional Christmas…but should hopefully cool some of you down during a scorching Christmas in July.
Now I don’t use proper measurements when I cook so you will need to bear with me for this….
500mL Milk (Full Cream or Lite Milk works best – Don’t use 2%/Skim Milk…it’s too watery)
Quite a simple recipe really.
Now I use a 1L Blender so you will just need …
Please give a warm welcome to Christine S. Feldman, who stops by Book Lovers Inc. to celebrate the release of The Bargain! Christine is a tomboy wannabe just like me and here she talks about Tomboys & Romance and why it works so well. Join us and if you answer Christine’s question at the end you could even win a copy of The Bargain! Christine, take it away!
I am not a tomboy, not really. Nor am I a girly-girl, although I do occasionally like to sneak a fancy gown into a dressing room and try it on just for fun, even if I can’t even begin to think of anyplace I’d ever wear something like that (although part of me thinks it would be fun to get all dolled up with a tiara or something and go grocery shopping, just to see the looks on other people’s faces. Is …
Dez Cross has problems. She’s almost eighteen and on the verge of losing her mind thanks to the drug Denazen used to enhance her abilities. People close to her have turned their back on the underground and are now fighting for the wrong side. And then there’s Kale… Things couldn’t get any worse.
Until of course, they do. Denazen is about to start a new trial—this one called Domination—and it works. But that means out with the old and in with the new. The order has been given to terminate all remnants of the second trial—including Dez. The good news is that there’s a survivor from the original trial. A woman who’s …
Today I’ve decided to discuss Soulless by Gail Carriger with a few questions to kick start your brains this Monday morning.
You can see my review of Soulless here.
Given the opportunity to become a clavinger or drone, would you do it? Why/Why not?
Alexia doesn’t mind destroying the vampire at the beginning of Soulless, was it because of the badly tied cravat or his destruction of her precious treacle tart? What dessert is worth killing over?
The comedic tone of the novel was ever present even when the novel was at it’s darkest plot-threads. Do you think this added to the depth of the novel and characters or did it trivialize the plot?
Comedy is sprinkled all throughout Soulless, even during the darkest times. Does this deepen the story or just downplay the seriousness of the situation?
Will you be reading Changeless?
Don’t forget to vote for next months book here.
And also to …
Words and music is a new feature I am starting here at BLI, I previously used to do it at my own blog Storywings but now we would like the opportunity for you guys to share as well.
Do you ever hear a song and immediately think of a book? Do you ever see a book that immediately reminds you of a song…well I do.
Every time I see the book: The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
I think of this song:
This happened more towards the middle to end of The Casual Vacancy as the characters true natures and situations started to come into the light. I started singing These Days in my head and now everytime I see Casual Vacancy on my bookshelf (which is a lot because it’s got a prime spot) I think of this Bon Jovi song.