Sunday Post–June 23

Sunday Post–June 23

June 23, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week.   Last Week Around the House Lots of cleaning and picking up…always a good thing in our house…lol Blog Sunday Post–June 16 Quote-Tastic–from Lady of Devices Top Ten Tuesday–Ten New Books for Summer Review: Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander Books read Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander What I’m reading An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire E-books bought Indexing by Seanan McGuire (e-book serial) Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Roaring… Read more »

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Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander

June 22, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander Series: Edie Spence series, #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, June 2013 E-book, purchased 320 pages Grade:  B Synopsis: Nurse Edie Spence is once again called upon to save a life…and this time, it’s personal. Can her new community of zombies, vampires, and shapeshifters come to her rescue when she needs them most? When Edie was fired from her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came crashing down. Now she’s is once again shaken to her core. Her mother is deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie,… Read more »

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Review: Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

June 20, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

The Literary Escapism Blog has hosted a new author challenge since 2009. They ask you to choose a number of new authors to read and then review their books during the year. I chose to read 25 this year. Since this is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog on their 2013 New Author Challenge page. You can also check out my page for the new authors I’ve read and reviewed so far this year. Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel by Shelley Adina Series: Magnificent Devices, book 1 Genre: Steampunk Published by: Shelley Adina, 2011 E-book, purchased 160 pages Grade:… Read more »

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Ten New Books for Summer 2013

Ten New Books for Summer 2013

June 18, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

I published this and then realized I forgot to add a shout out and link to The Broke and Bookish blog who sponsors this weekly meme. Top Ten Tuesdays have a new topic each week asking each blogger to write about their top ten favorites for that topic. This week was the top ten books on our summer TBR list. I interpreted this as the top ten books published this summer I’m most excited about.   June books Trail of Dead by Melissa F. Olson…this is book 2 of the Scarlett Bernard series. I read and enjoyed the first book in the series–Dead Spots–and reviewed it in May. Shapeshifted by… Read more »

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Quote-Tastic

Quote-Tastic

June 17, 2013 2013 0

This is a meme hosted by the herding cats & burning soup blog. Just pick a quote and the book it came from. My quotes today are from the book I’m reviewing later this week…Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel by Shelley Adina. “…If there’s anything I hate, It’s someone telling me ‘don’t’ without saying why.” “And one must know the reason why for everything.” and “You have something you wish to say to me?” She had quite a number of things she wished to say to him, but not in front of the girls. If one wanted models of good behavior, one must be a model of good… Read more »

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Sunday Post–June 16

Sunday Post–June 16

June 16, 2013 2013, Blog Admin, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! Last Week Around the House A quiet week…some reading, working on the blog, lunch with our son. Blog I’ve been taking a WordPress Blog and Website class so I decided to take the plunge and move my blog. To my surprise it was a pretty painless process. I spent most of the time after the blog exported and then imported picking out a theme and then… Read more »

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Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

June 14, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 8

Marissa Meyer is another new author to me so I have added this to the New Author Challenge 2013 at the Literary Escapism blog. Cinder  by Marissa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles, book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by: Feiwel & Friends, 2012 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade:  B Synopsis: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday–Beach Reads

June 11, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme sponsored by the Broke and the Bookish blog. I don’t participate every week, but it’s a fun meme with great topics each week. I’m actually going to the beach this summer…to the Oregon beach toward the end of July for a few days. I grew up in Oregon and love the Oregon beach…some beautiful beaches to walk on. However, the beaches aren’t usually ones to laze on. The Oregon coast gets lots of rain–even in the summer–and when it’s not raining it’s usually only about 60 maybe up to 70 degrees! The water is cold, too, but it’s still beautiful. My husband and I… Read more »

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Quote-Tastic–June 10

Quote-Tastic–June 10

June 10, 2013 2013 0

This is a new meme from the herding cats & burning soup blog. Just pick a quote and the book it came from. This sounds like a fun meme. I’ve chosen a quote from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I’m posting a review of Cinder later in the week so it’s been on my mind! From Cinder by Marissa Meyer: “Maybe her programming was overwhelmed by Prince Kai’s uncanny hotness.” Cinder flinched. “Can we please not talk about the prince?” “I don’t think that will be possible. You’re working on his android, after all. Just think about the things she knows, the things she’s seen and–” Iko’s voice sputtered. “Do you… Read more »

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Sunday Post–June 9

Sunday Post–June 9

June 9, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Last Week Around the House I spent a lot of time resting this week…really tired from my trip to the Midwest! I finally stopped fighting it and just took it easy. Saturday was a great day since our son visited. We had a great time together. Posts on my blog Sunday Post–June 2 June 2013 books to look forward to Review: A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards Book I’m reading Faefever by Karen Marie… Read more »

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