'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Friday, 31 August 2012

Feature & Follow #4


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.

                         Featured Blogs: Nette's Bookshelf & Cheerful Reviews

The PenelopiadQ (Alison Can Read): Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you've read and loved?


Hmmm, good question. There are so many lovely covers and I'm terrible for judging books by their covers. It's so nice to look at your books and they're so pretty haha. I thinkkkk I'm going to pick The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. It just looks really cool! It's a shame it's only on my Kindle. May have to buy a hard copy for the shelves.


Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy, #1)Q (Parajunkee): What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?

Awkward. I tend to just go off books because of their content no matter what their wrapping is. If I had to chose, I'd probably go for William Gibson's Neuromancer. I absolutely hated the book, didn't understand it, didn't like it. Have no interest in even trying to understand it, BUT the cover is pretty cool :). 


xxx


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WWW Wednesday #6/ Waiting on Wednesday #4


Wednesday's meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading, a meme which I'm actively taking part in in which we show off the books we've read, we're reading and going to read :).
The rules are simple. All that has to be done is to answer the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)What are you currently reading?

 I'm currently reading Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James. I know, I know, I trashed the first book in the series but I couldn't resist finding out more about the elusive Christian Grey. So far I will admit this book is better than the first in the sense that it has an actual story line BUT, the smutty scenes are still irritating, the vocabulary is still very limited and I still cannot stand the figure of Ana Steele. If anyone needs a good shake it's her! Haha.


What did you recently finish reading?
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
I recently finished Kristin Cashore's Fire. I really enjoyed it. Everyone that had spoken of the book said that it was a lot better than Graceling which I loved anyway! So I was really looking forward to reading this. Needless to say, I really did enjoy this book BUT I disagree with it being above Graceling. Out of the two I've read so far, it is still my favourite. Really looking forward to reading Bitterblue and *fingers crossed* she writes more! :)


 
13 (Women of the Otherworld, #13)What do you think you'll read next?


Probably 13 by Kelley Armstrong. I think I've been putting it off so long just to prelong the ending of the series. I'm not sure though. The Works book shop has had a sale on recently due to its moving location so I nabbed four books for £3.96 yesterday! Plus my to-review pile is massive. I keep meaning to finish reading George R. R. Martin's series; A Song of Ice and Fire as well but just can't seem to get round to it!


-x-

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on :). This weeks book is a book which has been out for awhile but I've recently ordered from eBay:

 
The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler
The Vagina Monologues

Summary:
"I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women. I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women. At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them."
So begins Eve Ensler's hilarious, eye-opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman. Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign. With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman's body the same way again.

I think it sounds absolutely fantastic! Can't wait to read it, so it may actually be my next book. It's something I really want to use on my Masters course as well so here's hoping. My inner feminist is doing a little jig right now, lol!

So, what are you guys reading and looking forward to reading this week? :)

xxx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

On a more serious note: Anxiety & Panic Attacks, the truth.



Now I know that I mainly run a book blog but this is something I feel incredibly strong about. Today, I was offered work as long as I 'behaved myself this time'. This sounds like a strange request to anyone reading this, but to me this made my blood boil. I was not aware that having a mental illness was something that could be described as 'misbehaviour'. Anyway. To summarize where this came from, two years ago I did this very same job but was unable to cope with it and unable to complete the task as I suffered from extreme panic attacks and anxiety. They were extreme enough that my boyfriend sent me to the doctors and now two years later I am back to my happy, bubbly self. Those two years of my life were an absolute nightmare. I struggled massively to gain control of myself, it got to the point that I was unable to stay in the supermarkets, unable to really do anything or go anywhere. My lectures were put on hold with my wonderful lecturers emailing what was needed to me and I was given counselling and some tablets. Thank god. I don't know what state I'd be in if my boyfriend hadn't sat with me in that waiting room, kept me there until my appointment and got me sorted out. 

Don't take this post the wrong way, I am in no way looking for sympathy. It is something I absolutely detest - feeling or being treated as fragile or an invalid. I am so much stronger because of this, and happier. I can deal with anything that comes at me now. I know what they are, what they feel like and how to control them. It's great! Understanding for what they are and the effects? Yes, fine. Patience to deal with it? That is great, but sympathy can keep on jogging thank you very much.


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Showcase Sunday #9


It's the time of the week again where we all get to show off our lovely book buys, freebies and books up for review. Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and here is where I should be showing off all the lovely buys this week. I'm trying to cut down on book buying/ galley requesting as I'll have to throw myself into course reading very soon and want to get all these reviews up and running by then :( boo, is there a book rehab?

Books:
13 (Women of the Otherworld, #13) 

NetGalley:
    The Werewolf of Paris

Kindle:
Oryx And Crake
I'm waiting for either an approval or decline on another 3 galleys but so far so good with the cutting back! :) And, Atwood is a potential course text so even attempting a bit of early reading. Brownie points surely? So, what've you guys been buying this week?

xxx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Had to share this aaaand reached 100 followers!

I was just browsing the lovely blog: Under the Covers Book Blog and came across this title in her post:

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake - Sarah MacLean
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers #1)
  A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing.

But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she's not careful, she'll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love. 


How hysterical is this title?! I can't resist and am going to have to buy it a.s.a.p. I'm not 100% that it's going to be funny to anyone else but meh! Haha is it even going to be a funny book? Who knows but it's caught my attention that's for sure :).


Aside from this, I also want to thank all of you my wonderful followers! I finally broke the 100 barrier and am so happy about this. Thank you, thank you, thank you :) I don't know why you guys read this blog but I am soooo glad that you do. :) Yayayyyyyyy!!


xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Feature and Follow #3


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.

                         Featured Blogs: AwesomeSauce Bookclub & Book Me

The Question

The Little StrangerQ: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?


Ha wow, what a question! This is quite a difficult one. I'm going to go for Sarah Waters The Little Stranger. It was a book which I had to read as part of my course and wow am I glad I got to. It ignited my love of the woman and can't wait to read the next books. I picked this as the worst cover as it just looks so unbelievably bland. There was nothing to it and I very much doubt I'd have picked it up in a shop at all if it hadn't been a compulsory text. Thankfully it was, highly recommended guys! :)



xxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Kelley Armstrong, you strike again! :D

So, I casually log onto my Twitter account and come face-to-screen with this awwwwesome tweet from Ms. Armstrong herself:


13 (Women of the Otherworld, #13)How amazingly awesomely fantastic is this?!?! Arrghhhhh I'm so excited and just praying that it makes it across the pond to the good ole UK! I was not ready to say goodbye to the Otherworld series and now I don't have to! Unbelievably excited. All that needs to be done now is the release of Nadia Stafford 3, her new series and I can die an ecstatic woman! What do you guys think?!? Gaaah so excited!

And, another piece of Kelley Armstrong related news, my copy of 13 arrived today :D. It was bought from Ebay and has arrived in perfect condition. So unbelievably pleased with it! :)

xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Kindle vs. Paperback - Opinions?


So I came across this lovely quote by Stephen Fry and had a play around with my camera and Photoshop to create this :). I'm learning slowly!




Anyway, it got me thinking about the whole Kindle debate. Are books threatened by the new, shiny Kindle with its lightweight and compact form? Personally, I'm definitely backing Mr Fry here! Myself and my boyfriend were saving towards a Kindle but then - the jammy sod - managed to nab one for free with his phone contract (thank you Carphone Warehouse!). I use it a lot, don't get me wrong. It's wonderful for travelling, it's so small and neat and fits snugly in your handbag without making your arm feel like it's about to drop off. E-books (generally) are fairly cheap, although I don't think I'd ever buy an e-book over the price of £3. It feels like you don't get anything for your money except a little file. Nothing to put on your bookshelf. No lovely cover to look at. Worst of all, no new book smell and none of the satisfaction felt on closing the cover of a book. I certainly don't think the good ole paperback has anything to worry about! So, as part of my internal - and now external - conflict with the new e-book era I'm going to list, in my opinion, the pros of both the Kindle and good ole paperback.
For Kindle:

  • Lightweight
  • Holds so many books
  • A wealth of cheap/ free e-books
  • No worries about ripped pages
  • E-book only texts
  • Makes transporting books easier
  • Adjustable text size


For Paperback:
  • Purchasing something you can actually hold
  • The smell!
  • The beautiful covers
  • The feeling of triumph/ loss at the end of the book
  • A new addition to the ever growing bookshelf
  • Page numbers (I know you can, somehow, adjust the Kindle to do this but it isn't the same!)
  • The texture
  • Allows note making/ analysis
  • Comfort
  • Fully immersing yourself into a new world
As you can see I am clearly team paperback. Yes I have a Kindle and yes, I really do love it but it's no book! I am grateful for my Kindle as it allows me to receive galleys from NetGalley, authors, via email to review and to help promote them, but if given the choice between reading on my Kindle and reading a book? The book will win every time without fail. My final point on the paperback - being able to immerse yourself into a whole new world - I find the Kindle doesn't allow this anywhere near as much as a book. I am forever aware that I'm reading off of this electronic device and for some reason this prevents me from feeling that overwhelming feeling of disorientation, loss or even pleasure that I have when reading a book. Yes, fine a book is just a bundle of paper, and surely that should affect me in a similar way to the whole electronic thing but it doesn't. The same issue is going to come into it during my Masters next month. A book allows you to write and flick through at will. Yes, you can highlight in a Kindle but it isn't the same at all. Yes, you can archive your files in a file on the Kindle but it doesn't hold the same satisfaction. I certainly don't think critique books will be useful (for me) on a Kindle. I feel that with a book you can give it your 100% attention, but with the Kindle it just doesn't allow that. 

All of this may seem like ew Kindle, ew, but it really isn't. I love my Kindle. Going up to Yorkshire to see the boyfriend on the train is made so much easier and lighter with a Kindle in my bag rather than several books - and let's face it, it's going to be more than several books! For journeys and ease it is wonderful. Some authors also only release novellas in e-book format (Kelley Armstrong being one of many) so it also allows you to explore these new works which I was unbelievably eager to do. So, I'm certainly not a Kindle basher. I just absolutely love everything about books. The experience reading it, the hours spent in a bookshop just wandering around, reading the blurbs, piling up my to-read list - online browsing just isn't the same! Needless to say, I am looking forward to Waterstones incorporating the world of e-books into their shops soon :).

So, what do you guys think of the Kindle vs. Paperback debate? And, do you agree or disagree with Mr. Stephen Fry?

xxx


Www Wednesday #5 / Waiting on Wednesday #3



Wednesday's meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading, a meme which I'm actively taking part in in which we show off the books we've read, we're reading and going to read :).


The rules are simple. All that has to be done is to answer the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Legend of the Chosen (Destiny's Kingdom #1)What are you currently reading?

 I'm currently reading Jennifer Selzer and Daniel Huber's Legend of the Chosen. It is a book which I accepted for review - the summary just sounded so, so good, I couldn't resist! Having not long read Gibson's Neuromancer, I was desperate for the sci-fi genre to redeem itself and this sounded like the perfect book :). At the beginning I was a little unsure (part of this could have been my trying to recover from that god-awful book) but I persevered and am so glad of this. Currently at 90% of the way through and am wondering how long I'll have to wait for the next one!



What did you recently finish reading?

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I recently finished Kristin Cashore's Graceling. I loved, loved, loved, looooooooved it! (read in Carrie Bradshaw style enthusiasm). It was a wonderful book and, even though I have many highly rated books not all allow me to fully immerse myself within the world it portrays. This book managed to that more than successfully and I felt completely disorientated coming out of it. It has made itself ever so comfortably at home on my favourite-books shelf just waiting to be cracked open again :). 5/5*!



 What do you think you'll read next?


Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)Without a shadow of a doubt - Kristin Cashore's Fire. I told you I couldn't get enough of the Seven Kingdoms! I nabbed this off Ebay for £3 and it arrived yesterday so am looking forward to sinking my teeth into it. Many have said that this book is the better out of the first two so I'm eager to see what's going on! The only downside is that I think the alternative cover is so unbelievably beautiful, look at it! How lovely is that? I suppose the one above isn't all that bad ;).
-x-


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on :). This week is a difficult one as apart from J. R. Ward and J. K Rowling I'm quite patient with waiting for books to come out. There aren't many which make me go HURRRRYYYYY UP! But, I am looking forward to reading a whole different J. K. Rowling in her new book:
J. K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

Synopsis:When Barry Fairweather dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

It sounds like something completely different. In all honesty, the summary really doesn't blow me away. I'm a little worried that she is going to be a case of Harry Potter and that's it. I really hope I'm proven wrong and that it is just as mind blowing as her previous books. I think we are all eager for our fix of J. K. Rowling after the ending of Harry Potter so *fingers crossssssed*. She is an incredibly talented woman, so I'm holding onto the hope that she will blow us all away once again! :)


xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Teaser Tuesday #4



Today I'm going to once again participate in a meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading : Teaser Tuesday! What must be done is:
*Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Legend of the Chosen (Destiny's Kingdom #1)This weeks teaser comes from Legend of the Chosen by Jennifer Selzer and Daniel Huber:

In the beginning the gods created evil
Left alone it grew vengeful
Angry, it sought to destroy all of existence
The Bethel galaxy is all that remains.

Bethel, the charmed central planet of the galaxy is on the brink of the year’s most anticipated event: the celebrated Twilight Bloom. Quade Decairus has no reason to believe that this year will be any different than those in the past: food and music, friends and the good cheer of those he loves the most. So why has he been plagued with nightmares of the end of his world coming on this very night?
Prophecies masked as legends. Impossible visions, bringing universal destruction. Only one man can seek those chosen to stop the evil and save them all.
In a world rich with magic and technology, a seamless blend of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Destiny’s Kingdom explores Quade’s journey as he quests to save a galaxy that has always known peace and prosperity from a powerful evil only he can face.
Legend of the Chosen is book one in the Destiny’s Kingdom series.
Goodreads || Amazon


Teaser:

"All she could think of now was the events of the previous day, all she kept hearing again and again in her mind was Quade's voice, all she kept seeing was the confused desperation that flashed in his eyes.
'P'cadia lost, P'cadia found...' How could this be happening?" (51%)

So far so good with this book! I am 51% of the way through it and am loving it. When I initially started I had the feeling of oh-no-not-another-dragger but I am soooo happy to be wrong! The introduction of the character of Clea (as quoted above) is what changed it for me I think. I was lucky enough to request and receive this gem to review from Goodreads and will probably have the review up by the end of the week at the pace I'm zooming through it :).

xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

Attempting to get technical!

I've had my blog for coming up to three months so have decided it's about time I attempted designing myself a button! The blogs which I follow have some really lovely ones and I have no idea where to even start with planning mine! I love to draw but I don't think my skills are anywhere near good enough to actually become a blog button. How did you guys go about designing yours? Any tips are definitely welcome, I am totally out of my depth with the whole Photoshop thing. I may have to ask my lovely boyfriend Phill for some help with regards to that, but playing around is always fun!

As awkward and unbelievably cheap this sounds, I really don't want to pay for one and really want my own individual button (I have a masters to fund somehow!) so it looks like it's going to become yet another learning process through my blog. I'm so proud of how much it's beginning to grow in such a short time - completely in awe of those of you who have been blogging for even less time and are soooo successful with it :). It's like having a baby! A little worried about how it's going to go during my actual course at university, hoping that reviewing the books which I will have to read will help and go alongside the essays I will have to do.

Next blogging steps:

☯ Design a blog button
☯ Painfully await the 6 month mark of having a blog to begin requesting ARCs
☯ Start learning how to create a personal template
☯ Get up to date with reading books up for review!
Currently reading for review:
Legend of the Chosen (Destiny's Kingdom #1)
Amazon    GR   Two Fold Press

xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Showcase Sunday #8

It's the time of the week again where we all get to show off our lovely book buys, freebies and books up for review. Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and here is where I should be showing off all the lovely buys this week. I've gone a bit mental with books this week. Honestly, my to-read pile is getting ridiculous. Far too click-happy on NetGalley - I need to stop myself!

Books:
Fingersmith The House At Riverton Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)

NetGalley:
The Bloodgate Warrior (The Maya Bloodgates, #2) Mockingbird (Miriam Black, #2) Nexus (Supernova Saga, #3) The Summer Country Tab Bennett and the Inbetween

I'm hoping to win on my Ebay bid of Kelley Armstrong's '13' tonight as well, so fingers crossed for another to add to my pile! :) What have you guys been buying?

xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Feature and Follow #2


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:


Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.

                         Featured Blogs: Ed and Ems Reviews & The Book Reaper

The question:

Q: What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn't have to be a book blog.


I have to be honest, any blog which is successful in retaining its followers, gaining more and also keeping in contact with the majority amazes me. I am pretty new to blogging and find that it is incredibly difficult to keep up with the goings on of everyone but I love reading everyone's reviews/ life posts. 365 Books a Year I find amazing, so many books and such a lovely blog! I often read and chuckle at Nerdy Book Reviews - I love her blog! If I can achieve blogs as successful and lovely as these then I will be a very happy lady :).

xxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Review: 'The Scorpio Races' - Maggie Stiefvater


The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races

Synopsis

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

My Review: 4/5*

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WWW Wednesdays #4 & Waiting on Wednesday #2


Wednesday's meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading, a meme which I'm actively taking part in in which we show off the books we've read, we're reading and going to read :).

The rules are simple. All that has to be done is to answer the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)What are you currently reading?

I'm currently reading Kristin Cashore's Graceling. So far I'm really enjoying it! I was a bit put off when my book arrived with a caption of a review: '[This]exquisitely drawn romance... will slake the thirst of Twilight fans' (Publishers Weekly) as I loved Twilight when it was initially published but am in no hurry to read something similar being six/seven years older. So far there is only one little thing that had made go 'erm, what?' and it reminds me nothing of Twilight! :)



The Scorpio RacesWhat did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I absolutely loved it. The start was a bit slow and I couldn't see myself getting into the whole water horse thing but it soon turned itself around. In the process of writing a review for it so it shouldn't be too long until it's published on my blog. I loved the characters of Puck and Sean, totally identifiable and likeable :).




The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths)What do you think you'll read next?

Good question.I've bought and received so many books lately that I don't know where to start! I think I'll probably go for The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. I set myself a challenge to read as many of her works as I can and she is a massive interest. Considering studying her as part of my Masters dissertation. It will  allow me to knock two books off challenge wise as well - Awesome August J. R. Ward challenge and my own Gotta Have a Bit of Atwood challenge :). 

-x-


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on! :) So as promised in my last post, the woman herself:
J. R. Ward - Lover at Last

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Synopsis

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
This is the eleventh novel in the stunning No. 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series - the hotly anticipated story that finally unites Blay and Qhuinn . . . forever.

That's the only synopsis I can find on the book so far! I am so excited to read this book - I absolutely adore the BDB series. They're action packed, emotional and absolutely hysterical. I wish I had my own Blackdagger Sisterhood to be a part of! Their bonds are amazing and I cannot wait to see what J. R. Ward has up her sleeve for us! Blay and Qhuinn's turmoil has been going on for so long, I'm not sure how much more us fans can handle!

Release Date: 26 March, 2013

xxx


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Showcase Sunday #7


It's the time of the week again where we all get to show off our lovely book buys, freebies and books up for review. Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and here is where I should be showing off all the lovely buys this week. I've been pretty well restrained and have bought no paperbacks this week! I have nabbed up two kindle freebies, one cheap book for my Kindle and a few books up for review via NetGalley/ authors:

Kindle 
Damon  Being Mrs. Dracula  The Moon Maiden

NetGalley
Forbidden (The World of Nightwalkers, #1)  Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons

Review Requests
GODMACHINE  Other Systems  At the End: A Post-apocalyptic Novel

Considering all I've spent on books this week has been 77p that's not a bad haul at all! :)

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