Month: January 2016

TTT: Characters I’d like to canoodle

TTT: Characters I’d like to canoodle

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where people who love lists and books can share their favorites based on a certain topic each week. This week’s topic is a freebie. Dangerous things happen when you give me control. I’m working through a list of topics I made last year, and today I’m choosing the characters I wouldn’t mind taking a run at.* *hypothetically because they aren’t real and I’m not crazy, but you can’t tell me you don’t have this list in your head at any given moment  Copious canoodling ahead I’ve also noted whether the character is a dick or not, which seems important to calculate.      1. Joscelin Verreuil from Kushiel’s Dart | Not a Dick Oh, sweet deadly cinnamon roll. Phedre and Joscelin are the T-est OTP, I love him so. Phedre puts him through some real torture in the course… Read more »

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Owl Crate Unboxed: January Magic

Owl Crate Unboxed: January Magic

I’m a bit obsessed with subscription boxes. The surprise! The loot! The thrill of getting mail! Here’s a look into my latest box: Owl Crate. The Book Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go. What is this? How have I not heard of this book before? I’m so intrigued… Read more »

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TTT: Books added recently to my TBR

TTT: Books added recently to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where people who love lists and books can share their favorites based on a certain topic each week. This week’s topic is the ten most recent books I have added to my TBR! I may have accidentally scheduled a different post to go up earlier today, so oops. It was a long break off from the blog, okay?       1. Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley A story about the Brontës and their ability to travel into the worlds they create. It seems as Gothic as Jane Eyre, plus actual magic not just the insistence that Jane is fae. :) 2. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski These silly kids better make up and kiss if they know what’s good for them… 3. A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean I can’t resist a good punny play… Read more »

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Owl Crate Unboxed: December’s Get Inspired

Owl Crate Unboxed: December’s Get Inspired

I’m a bit obsessed with subscription boxes. The surprise! The loot! The thrill of getting mail! Here’s a look into my latest box: Owl Crate. I was a little delinquent in my posting during December, so I’ll be posting the January unboxing next week! The Book   Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott Have you ever looked at a famous portrait and wondered the backstory of its model? In Da Vinci’s Tiger, L.M. Elliott fleshes out the story behind Ginevra de’ Benci and the famous portrait of her by Leonardo Da Vinci. I’ve just finished the book, and found it to be quite enjoyable, providing a look into fifteenth-century Florence and all its intrigue and poetry. Elliott’s Ginevra is smart, virtuous, well-learned and ultimately, a feminist. She chafes at the roles society has given her, and must deal with the duality of her nature: proper married woman and fierce tiger. This is not… Read more »

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