Posts Categorized: Alethea

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audiobook Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

It’s going to sound like I’m telling you spoilers, but almost everything I mention here is already on the jacket cover or takes place in the first few chapters of the book. Astronaut Mark Watney ends up stranded on Mars with just his wits and a limited supply of resources with which to survive. Not only must he figure out how to make do until someone comes to take him back to Earth (or he dies of misadventure), he’s got to figure out how not to go crazy. Luckily, he’s got a diverse set of technical skills, a sarcastic sense of humor, and a few decade’s (uh, the 70’s and 80’s) worth of classic TV and music to keep him company.

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Short Story Review: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid

Short Story Review: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid

Title: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding (A Scandalous Novella) Author: Stacy Reid Publication Date: April 14, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Genre: Adult Historical Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Publisher   Victorian Era England… As far as rash decisions went, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remained strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation was by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction–and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself. But she’s made the first… Read more »

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Short Story Review: The Affair by Lily Maxton

Short Story Review: The Affair by Lily Maxton

Title: The Affair (A Sisters of Scandal Novella) Author: Lily Maxton Publication Date: April 14, 2014 Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Genre: Adult Historical Romance Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Publisher   She was his for one week only… When a beautiful stranger ducks into his bookshop during a rainstorm, Cale Cameron, well-known rake, is instantly attracted to her. Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is restless and hungers for something she cannot name. Society would never accept a countess and a mere bookseller, so they agree to a one week affair to indulge their desire. As their passion ignites and their connection grows, Elizabeth threatens the one thing Cale… Read more »

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Crush Confessions with Read Now Sleep Later

Crush Confessions with Read Now Sleep Later

It’s February, the month of love (or at least the month with a sappy love holiday in it) and we are celebrating with Crush Confessions. I’ve asked some awesome bloggers and writers to come up with a list of the boys (and girls) that make them swoon. From vampires to werewolves, jocks to Brits – we have something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and get ready to swoon. Today’s Crush Confessions comes from Alethea at Read Now Sleep Later. Alethea has introduced me to many a swoon-worthy Brit, so it’s no surprise that she chose to feature a British… Read more »

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Upcoming Events: LAPL Teen Book Fest

Upcoming Events: LAPL Teen Book Fest

Hi, everyone! Just a quick note that the LAPL Teen Book Fest is happening this weekend on Saturday, Oct 12. At noon we (yes, we! Thuy and Alethea) will be on a panel, Read This, I Dare You, in Meeting Room A. You can also see Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy, Maggie from YA Anonymous, and Lee from I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read? I have never been on any kind of a panel before and I hate speaking in public, so it should be interesting. :)  You can read an interview of the panelists here! Benjamin Alire Saenz won’t be able to attend due to illness; however, Amy… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Skirt a Day Sewing by Nicole Smith

Non-Fiction Review: Skirt a Day Sewing by Nicole Smith

Title: Skirt a Day Sewing  Author: Nicole SmithPublication Date: July 2, 2013Publisher: Storey PublishingGenre: Adult Non-Fiction Crafting/SewingFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Publisher via NetGalley Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks — one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists… Read more »

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A Tryst with Trouble Giveaway (INTL – Ends 9/23)

A Tryst with Trouble Giveaway (INTL – Ends 9/23)

Back in early 2012, Alethea and I were lucky enough to read a fantastic Regency romance called A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett. It was so awesome that both us us gave it 5 stars. You can see our reviews here and here. Unfortunately the book’s publisher went out of business before it could be published. Author Alyssa Everett had gotten the rights back though and we are happy to say that A Tryst with Trouble will be released on September 23, 2013 by Carina Press. Both of us are ecstatic about this news. A Tryst with Trouble is… Read more »

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Review: Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi

Review: Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi

Title: Love Overdue Author: Pamela MorsiPublication Date: Aug 27, 2013Publisher: Harlequin MIRAGenre: Adult Contemporary RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Publisher via NetGalley MEET DOROTHY JARROW: DEVOTEDLY UNSEXY LIBRARIANButtoned-up book lover DJ is all sensible shoes, drab skirts and studious glasses. After an ill-advised spring-break-fueled fling left her mortified, she’s committed to her prim and proper look. When she’s hired by a rural library in middle-of-nowhere Kansas, she finally has the lifestyle to match-and she can’t wait to get her admin on. But it’s clear from day one that the small-town library is more interested in circulating rumors than books. DJ has to organize her unloved library, win over oddball… Read more »

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