Review: A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

Review: A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns

July 5, 2013 2013, B-, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina and it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog for the 2013 New Author Challenge. A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns Series: Dark Matters, book 1 Genre: Victorian Steampunk Paranormal Published by: Claire Robyns, 2012 E-book, purchased 274 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Lady Lily d’Bulier is prim, proper, and prefers to think of herself as pragmatic rather than timid. And avoiding life-threatening situations at all costs is just plain practical. But everything changes when Lord Adair tracks her down in London; searching for answers he seems to think she has. Greyston Adair is a blackguard and a smuggler,… Read more »

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July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I have a few books I’m very excited about this month and then a few more I’m more on the fence about or that I will wait for a little longer! July 9 I haven’t read the first book in this series, but it sounds great and I’ve heard good things about it so I hope to read both books sometime soon! Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier Series: Shadowfell series, book 2 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Fantasy 418 pages Synopsis: Neryn has finally found the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the elusive Guardians, vital to her training as… Read more »

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Quote-Tastic–from Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Quote-Tastic–from Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

July 1, 2013 2013 0

This is a meme hosted by Anna at the herding cats & burning soup blog. Every Monday Anna will share a quote that grabbed her for one reason or another. It’s a great way for us to show a little more about our favorite books. She invites everyone to join in–authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! And if you can’t post on Mondays that’s fine you’re welcome to post whatever day works for you. Just leave your link on her blog! Pick a quote and the book it came from. …………… My quote today comes from Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs. This is book 7 in the Mercy Thomspon… Read more »

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Sunday Post–June 30

Sunday Post–June 30

June 30, 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 next week:   Last Week Around the House Lots of activity last week. We met my SIL last Sunday afternoon for lunch and toured some of the monuments in DC. Lots of fun. She’s been in town all week for a conference so we also met her down on the National Mall one evening this week. The folklife festival has started (annual festival on the Mall every year around 4th of July). This year the emphasis is on Hungary. We watched some Hungarian dancers, ate some Hungarian… Read more »

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Favorite Books Read…January-June 2013

Favorite Books Read…January-June 2013

June 25, 2013 2013, books, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. I don’t always participate, but try to at least once a month or so. This month I’ve managed more than that so that’s been fun. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with anything to say and sometimes I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over so those weeks I try not to participate. I think I repeat myself enough as it is! Some of this is also repetitive since I’ve already reviewed most of these books. but anyway here goes… This has been a pretty good reading year for me so… Read more »

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Quote-Tastic–from An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire

Quote-Tastic–from An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire

June 24, 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. The quote today is from the book I’m reading right now–An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire. This is the third book in the October Daye urban fantasy series. This quote is found within the first few pages of the book.  October (Toby) answers a knock at her door early one morning and faces a person who looks exactly like her. This person says her name is May Daye: May shook her head again. “Close your mouth. You look like a goldfish.” The barb hit home. Anyone who… Read more »

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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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