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The Sunday Post #32: Week of July 13, 2014

The Sunday Post #32: Week of July 13, 2014

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.I’m not sure what to say about this week. It went by rather quickly, but nothing stellar happened. My in-laws visited, we went out to dinner and I passed along one of the barn kitties to my mother-in-law. But other than that, the week has been pretty uneventful. I really encourage you to visit The Book Blogger Tour. Ali’s from Ali’s Bookshelf Reviews wrote a stellar post about her biggest blogger fail. I was happy to host her on my site! What’s Happening on the Center Stage Monday’s Author Interview: Ingrid Seymour, author of KeeperTuesday: Out Loud! Author Series Review featuring Wally Lamb.Wednesday: Reading Challenge Update #07 + The State of the BlogThursday: Feature & Follow #210-YouTube Funnies in which I share the Frozen parodies that make me laugh.Friday: Book Blogger Buzz Tour Stop featuring Ali’s Bookshelf ReviewsDon’t forget about this!Giveaway: $25 Amazon.com Giftcard (INT), signed paperback of Keeper by Ingrid Seymour and bracelet (US)Book Blogger Buzz Tour Kindle Fire HD GiveawayThis week is the 3rd Monday of the month which means it’s time for another Rewind Review! Start combing your archives for a favorite review to […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on July 20, 2014
The Sunday Post #31: Week of July 6, 2014

The Sunday Post #31: Week of July 6, 2014

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.Well, I got back into the swing of things at work after being off for a week. It wasn’t too hard to get caught up. I had excellent out of office coverage. Our company is finally on the verge of having all departments back under one roof after being in 3 separate building for 5+ years at least. the new building is great except all the hallways are grey and I keep getting lost trying to find the right door out to my car. That’s my goal this week, consistently find the RIGHT stairwell that leads directly to the door closest to my car. The new building is also 2 miles closer to my house. So on average, I’ll be saving 10 miles each day. The downside? I have 2 less miles to listen to my SYNC Audiobooks each morning. But saving gas is cool even if it cuts into my “reading” time. I hope all if you had a great week. I can’t believe the summer is almost over. How do I know that? The local weather guy posted on FB this week that we are […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on July 13, 2014
Book Review #16: Summary of Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells-An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy

Book Review #16: Summary of Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells-An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy

Over the last several weeks I’ve been reviewing all the short stories presented in Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Here’s a list of all the stories grouped by Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down the title of the story links back to the original review and the name of the author will take you over their GoodReads profile. Enjoy! Thumbs Up!The Preface and the Introduction“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh“The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear“Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock“Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber“Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer/“Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss Thumbs Down!“The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffery Ford“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvellous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine“La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja“For the Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes“We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen“The Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire“Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on March 18, 2014