I love the whimsical style of Catherynne M. Valente's FAIRYLAND series, so when The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two showed up, I just had to record an excerpt of it - which I've found pairs rather nicely with a giveaway of the whole series!
Ends October 23rd, so go enter!
So, aside from the fact that the cicadas are screaming and the children are screaming and ALL THE THINGS ARE SCREAMING, please to enjoy: this book haul! =D
United We Spy | Ally Carter
Six Months Later | Natalie D. Richards
The Dragon's Tooth | ND Wilson
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict | Laurie Viera Rigler
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict | Laurie Viera Rigler
The Trouble with Flirting | Claire LaZbenik
The Distance Between Us | Kacie West
The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
Summer and Bird | Katherine Catmull
Laurie Viera Rigler's "Sex and the Austen Girl"
My August Rewind (up late, but better late than pregnant... Err, never. Better late than never.
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen (obvs)
THE CHAOS OF STARS by Kiersten White
Published September 10th 2013 by HarperTeen
I've said many, many times before that I think Kiersten White is a good funk-breaker author. I look forward to her stories, especially when I have a lot on my plate, because I know I'll tear through them, they'll keep me entertained, and they'll jumpstart a good reading kick. They just get me in the zone; she has this quality to her writing that draws you along and makes you keep turning pages - even when it's flawed, it goes down like candy.
But surprisingly, The Chaos of Stars didn't quite get there for me. It was still candy, I still devoured it pretty quickly, but it was like the candy in the vending machine that wasn't quite what you were craving, but you got anyway because at least it was chocolate...
So, this is a thing that exists and I have...
A copy of Pride & Prejudice starring ME! Dude - my Janeite takeover is almost complete. I will be assimilated...
Anywho, this company called "U Star" that customizes classics and original fiction (yes, even sexytimes fiction) contacted me about trying out one of their books, and if you think I could turn down the chance to actually BE in the pages of a Jane Austen novel, you don't know me at all.
This is a pretty neat service, and I think it has some amazing gift-giving potential, so if you agree or want to be in YOUR OWN book, you might want to check them out:
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I'm a bad BookLikes-er... But I'm going to try to be better! Here's a vid review of Epic Fail, as part of the Jane Austen event, AUSTEN IN AUGUST, that I have going on at the blog right now. =D
I guess since I signed up for Booklikes, I should actually use it, yeah? VIDEO TIME.
Here's me reading from the most recent book I finished / loved: ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake!
Review will be coming soon, but until then, just know: this is definitely one to add to your to-get.