Sunday Post: Sep 28

Sunday Post: Sep 28

September 28, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 18

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog My niece had a baby girl last night–Liv Tallula. The names marry their Scandinavian and Irish roots. Erik (the dad) has already sent… Read more »

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Review: Jhereg by Steven Brust

Review: Jhereg by Steven Brust

September 26, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge 2014, B+, book rating, Jhereg, Reading Challenges, reviews, Steven Brust, TBR Challenge 2014 6

  Jhereg by Steven Brust Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark Series: Vlad Taltos, Book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Audible Studios, 2012 (originally published 1983) E-book & Audiobook, Purchased 239 pages 8 hours, 40 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: The first to be published, this is actually the fourth novel in the timeline of the VLAD TALTOS series. The books recount the adventures of the wisecracking hired killer Vlad, a human on a planet mainly inhabited by the long-lived, extremely tall sorcerers known as the Dragaerans. One of the most powerful bosses in the Jhereg–Dragaera’s premier criminal organization–hires Vlad, one of their guild members, to assassinate Mellar, who… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Hawk by Steven Brust

Waiting on Wednesday: Hawk by Steven Brust

September 24, 2014 2014, Hawk, Steven Brust, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about this week: Hawk by Steven Brust. This book is the 14th book in the Vlad Taltos series. This book comes out on October 7, 2014. From Goodreads: Years ago, Vlad Taltos came to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire’s… Read more »

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My fall reading list . . .

My fall reading list . . .

September 23, 2014 2014, My fall reading list..., Top Ten Tuesday 17

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for fall 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out this fall and books from my TBR pile. New fall books: 1.The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas–I read the first book in this young adult fantasy series and liked it a lot. 2. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh–Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. She had a new book… Read more »

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After Bloggiesta Goals Review

After Bloggiesta Goals Review

September 22, 2014 2014, Blog Admin, Bloggiesta, Fall 2014 2

I heard about Bloggiesta sometime last spring. This is the first time I’ve been able to participate and I’m excited to join in. Fall Bloggiesta runs from September 18 to 21. This is a chance to fine-tune my blog. I have a number of things I don’t always get to so I hope this will help. The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend four days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. I didn’t complete too many of my To Do List, but I’m glad to get some of these things done. And I will have plenty to do in the future!… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Sep 21

Sunday Post: Sep 21

September 21, 2014 Sunday Post 23

    The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog I’m getting back into my routine here at home. The weather is cooler–in the 70’s during the day and 50’s at… Read more »

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TBR Review: Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Host

TBR Review: Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Host

September 17, 2014 2014, Andrea K. Höst, B, Bones of the Fair, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Challenge 2014, TBR Pile 2014 4

Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Höst Series: Darest, Book 2 Genre: Fantasy Published by Andrea K. Höst, 2013 E-book, Purchased 324 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Darest stands on the verge of a Golden Age. The revival of the Rathen line and a blood price won from the Fair has drawn a flood of visitors eager to snatch their share of changing fortune – or at least one of the fabulous prizes offered at the Spring Festival. Among those coaxed back to the once-failing kingdom is Gentian Calder, daughter of Shapers. Before she can decide whether to risk her life by staying, news arrives to put all other considerations… Read more »

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I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

September 16, 2014 2014, I need to read more than one book from these authors . . ., Top Ten Tuesday 15

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!   I’ve only read one book from these authors, but I really need to read more of their books (in no particular order & links are to Goodreads): 1. Kate Elliott–I read Cold Magic and loved it. Ms. Elliott has written quite a few books and I own at least one more by her. 2. Susanna Kearsley–I listened to The… Read more »

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Fall Bloggiesta–Sep 18-21

Fall Bloggiesta–Sep 18-21

September 15, 2014 2014, Bloggiesta, Fall 2014 11

I heard about Bloggiesta sometime last spring. This is the first time I’ve been able to participate and I’m excited to join in. Fall Bloggiesta runs from September 18 to 21. This is a chance to fine-tune my blog. I have a number of things I don’t always get to so I hope this will help. The idea behind Bloggiesta is to spend four days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. Check out the blog. They even have a list of to-do items to help get you started with your own to-do list. My To Do List: Review my blog goals… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Sep 14

Sunday Post: Sep 14

September 14, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 15

    The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog             I came home this week after being gone for six weeks! While I was gone… Read more »

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