Top Ten Tuesday–Memorable Secondary Characters?

Top Ten Tuesday–Memorable Secondary Characters?

August 27, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. There is a new topic each week which asks each person to talk about some sort of top ten topic related to books. Go by and check it out. It’s a lot of fun to see what each blogger writes each week. I don’t participate every week, but when I can, I try to! Memorable Secondary Characters? I had a hard time remembering many secondary characters. A number of the books I listed are ones I’ve read recently and those are mostly urban fantasies. Maybe because fantasy and science fiction often have unique characters. If… Read more »

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Sunday Post–August 25

Sunday Post–August 25

August 25, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is my chance to look back at my last week and forward to the next week: Last Week Around the House Our older daughter left and starts her graduate program this next week. It was hard to see her go. I worked quite a bit in my craft room during the week and that’s when I listened to Grave Mercy. I also started my internet class on WordPress and we’re moving along fast. We work on a practice site during the class, but then can set it up and use it as our own after… Read more »

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Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

August 22, 2013 2013, B-, book rating, reviews 3

Suzanne Johnson is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » Royal Street (opens in Goodreads) by Suzanne Johnson Series: Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Tor, 2012 E-book, Purchased 336 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Making my blogging & reading life easier

August 20, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. There is a new topic each week which asks each person to talk about some sort of top ten topic related to books. Go by and check it out. It’s a lot of fun to see what each blogger writes each week. I don’t participate every week, but when I can, I try to! This week I’m talking about those things which make my life as a reader and blogger easier. Other than my first choice(!) they aren’t in any particular order. I’ve also added a couple of honorable mentions. 1. Kindle e-readers–I love my… Read more »

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Sunday Post–August 18

Sunday Post–August 18

August 18, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to the next week:   Last Week Around the House I got quite a bit done this week: read two books, wrote three blog posts, some housecleaning, organizing in my craft room, laundry…. Blog I’m trying out a new type of review on my blog. I’m calling it a bullet point review. As I stated on the review: When UI started my blog I wanted to write fairly short reviews…that’s why it’s called “Notes…lol. I read a blog post at the On Starships and Dragonwings blog about doing… Read more »

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Review: The Proposal by Mary Balogh

August 16, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

When I started this blog I wanted to write fairly short reviews…that’s why it’s called “Notes…lol. Anyway, I read a blog post at the On Starships and Dragonwings blog about doing list reviews so I’m going to try that with this review and see how it goes! I’m going to call it a bullet point review. » » » » » » » » » The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club, book 1 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2013 E-book, Library 384 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Urban Fantasy Favorites

August 13, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

I don’t always participate in Top Ten Tuesday (usually run out of time or can’t think of an answer to the question), but I enjoy the topics. This week the Top Ten Tuesday meme which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog lets each of us choose the ten favorite books with whatever type of setting we choose. I chose the Urban Fantasy setting. According to Wikipedia–Urban fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements. However, the stories can take place in historical, modern, or futuristic periods, as… Read more »

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Sunday Post–August 11

Sunday Post–August 11

August 11, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A look back at my last week and forward to the next week:   Last Week Around the House I was tired all week and didn’t do much on my blog or around the house. I hope for more in all aspects of my life next week! Blog Sunday Post–August 4 Review: Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Book read Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire What I’m reading One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire E-books bought One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Around… Read more »

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Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

August 9, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is a book by two new-to-me authors and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Series: The Mageworlds, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by Tor, 1992 E-book, Purchased 449 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Blockaded, restricted, and forgotten–the Mageworlds would never threaten the Republic again. A broken and drifting ship, it’s long-dead captain still strapped in the command seat: that’s what free-spacers… Read more »

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Sunday Post–August 4

Sunday Post–August 4

August 4, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. A chance for me to review my last week and plan the week ahead… Last Week Around the House I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week since we were in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon last weekend. We had a wonderful time in Oregon and Washington on our vacation, but by the time I got home this week I was exhausted! I’ve been catching up on sleep and enjoying not having lots of stuff to do everyday. Blog August 2013 Books on My Radar Book Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher Book read Death Masks… Read more »

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