The Past Week at Once Upon A Time
- Tuesday: Going Postal Read-a-Long: Ch. 5-7
- Thursday: Seraphina Blog Tour: Welcome to Goredd
- Friday: Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along & Scavenger Hunt: Ch. 14-20
- Saturday: Exhausted Hannahs Don’t Read A Lot
Around The Blogosphere
- First of all, it’s very important that you all read this post explaining how and why you can get sued for using images without checking where they came from. Even if you give credit.
- I loved this post over at Cabin Goddess, a chat with the gang from Diary of a Vampire Stripper. It made me go add the book straight to my wishlist because it sounds like a lot of fun.
- A Dribble of Ink has interested me a lot this week with an article on why Christopher Tolkien hates the Lord of the Rings films (and looks rather silly in the process) followed by a piece of gorgeous cover art and a synopsis for Guy Gavriel Kay’s River of Stars.
- If you don’t follow Catnip, why not? This week she posted about why it is sometimes necessary to re-jacket a book series even if it means dealing with unmatching bookshelves sometimes.
- Okay, I have to be honest here. I’m not usually a big fan of Book Blogging 101 but this post about ARCs and Greedy Bloggers pretty much hit the nail on the head. Free books are nice guys, they are, but don’t request if it’s just for an epeen contest. The whole point is to review them.
- I think everybody has heard about the charging for reviews thingy this week. The first post on Michele Gorman’s blog questions whether bloggers should charge for reviews, and the follow-up gives a clear cut hell no, bloggers shouldn’t charge for reviews. The general consensus being: decide whether you are a blogger or a marketing site and make it clear to be fair to both authors and readers.
- And a bit of fun. I kind of love Jen Reads 50 Shades of Grey. It sums up why I don’t have any intentions to read it myself.
Not Quite The Blogosphere
- This guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a lot of fun. What are you in the mood for? The arrow kept pointing me to Name of the Wind and Hitchhiker’s.
- I absolutely adored this post in which a 6 year old child judges books by their covers and tells us what all sorts of classic (and 50 Shades of Grey) books must be about based on their cover art.
Work work work GAMES work work work work. Sleep.
Oh and Sunday, today, being my first day off in 6 days, I had an awesome lunch. Wanna see?
The best part was being able to sit and savour it without having to rush because of any time restraints. *sighs in happiness*
- funny dead deer – …
- “in the end” by alexandra rowland – Coming soon!
- buy 410 ml lucozade – *points at shops while wondering how that landed here because I hate Lucozade*
- does it matter which order you read the cousins war – Nope.
- what book is better jane eyre or the tempest – Opinions. Look them up.
What Am I Reading?
Finished: Nothing this week. 🙁
Started: Don’t You Forget About Me by Alexandra Potter
What Next? I shall see.
It hasn’t been a great reading week for me, as you would know if you read my post yesterday, I’ve been working a lot and so I’ve only really managed to read during my half hour breaks. I had to start Don’t You Forget About Me while in my depressive mood though. I need happy, fun chick lit in those moods.
- The Feathered Man by Jeremy de Quidt | Goodreads
- Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin | Goodreads
- Single in the City by Michele Gorman | Goodreads
- FrostFire by Zoe Marriott | Goodreads
Meet Foofers. Foofers needed a new home. I was only too happy to oblige. Oh, the books? Yes I am epically happy. FrostFire I think I actually squeeled over when it arrived because it sounds so so so fantastic. Single in the City I purchased second hand from Amazon to read before Misfortune Cookie which I received for review last week. I won Melmoth the Wanderer in a Twitter contest to take an image of an item on the front covers of the new Penguin classics collections and I just so happen to own a candle holder in the style on the front of this one. I hadn’t heard of Melmoth before actually but it sounds amazing. The Feathered Man I also haven’t heard of but it equally sounds amazing. It will be released in November so I’ll get reading that after the fantasy feature in September.
Oh and this bookmark which was needed. I was starting to use tat as bookmarks. Need more bookmarks!!
- Huntress by Trina M. Lee | Goodreads
- Stunner by Trina M. Lee | Goodreads
- Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates | Goodreads
- Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood | Goodreads
- Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech | Goodreads
- Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp | Goodreads
This week I was gifted an Amazon gift voucher (thank you Anderson ♥) and I decided that the first thing I would do would be to check my indie wishlist and purchase a couple of titles (the rest is on its’ way). I went with Yours Truly, Memory’s Wake and Feyland and I’m really excited to read them all. As for freebies, there wasn’t much that caught my eye this week. Thankfully. I picked up the two prequels to Once Bitten as recommended by Shirley and Blood of Anteros which I believe Free Kindle UK tweeted about.