Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Hello and happy Labor Day weekend to all of our American readers. I am having a lovely weekend and am looking forward to getting an extra day off. I haven’t done quite a much reading this weekend as I’d planned due to various holiday plans, but I did finish a book last night, which means I get to pick a new one tonight. Isn’t it always fun to pick your next read? The only book I’ve purchased recently is the newest in… Read more »
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Hi and welcome to What Does the Bookworm Say?, a feature where I discuss bookish topics with my friends at The Reader’s Antidote, Books Unbound and The Windy Pages. Each week, we will discuss a new bookish topic. This week’s topic is what book would you like to see as a movie or TV show? I’ve really been enjoying the comic book series Alex + Ada written by Jonathan Luna and illustrated by Sarah Vaughn. The series ended really recently and all of the issues are collected into 3 trade paperbacks right now, so you don’t have to wait to read it all. It’s a story set… Read more »
I’m really behind in my trailer game, which is funny because every time I go to the movies (which is almost every week), I have to sit through at least 20 minutes of trailers. I like a good trailer as much as the next person but I wish they would start before the movie showtime or show fewer of them. Anyways, I’ve seen a couple of trailers now for Crimson Peak, the upcoming film by Guillermo del Toro. I must have been hiding under a rock because I had no idea this was even being made until I saw the trailer…. Read more »
Unlike most young ladies of her acquaintance, Miss Madeline Gracechurch does not wish for a London season. Spending countless hours at balls and parties in the hopes of finding a husband is not something that Maddie, shy and sometime awkward, is looking forward to. Instead, while on holiday before her first season, Maddie invents a dashing Scottish soldier who sweeps her off her feet and asks for her hand in marriage. Betrothed, Maddie is no longer on the marriage mart. The only problem is, her Scottish beau doesn’t exist. In order to make the ruse believable, Maddie begins to write letters to “Captain Logan MacKenzie.” Years pass and finally, unable to continue the farce any longer, Maddie “kills” her captain and is given a castle to live the remainder of her days as a spinster, which suits Maddie just fine. Just when Maddie thought her life was settling down, the fictitious Capt MacKenzie appears at her door with a troop of weary soldiers and her letters. It appears that her fake fiance is very real and has come looking for his bride.
Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Enjoy! Yay for Friday! The summer is just speeding by but I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer while I can. The crazy hot weather last week sucked a lot of my reading mojo from me but it’s cooled down and I am hoping to get some good reading time in this weekend. For this week’s Uncovered post I have The Shadow Queen… Read more »
Last night I attended a really cool event at my local library. I follow artist/writer/publisher Jim Lee on Facebook and he posted about an event that he and DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio would be attending on Wednesday and, lo and behold, it was at Buena Vista Library in Burbank, which is my local library. I wasn’t really sure what to expect at the event. The description of the event was pretty vague but as a longtime fan of Lee’s, I knew that it was an event that I could not miss. I arrived at the library about 30 minutes before… Read more »
Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover? While it’s not the only factor in picking up a book, a pretty cover doesn’t hurt. Uncovered is a weekly post where I show some cover love. Enjoy! Hi, guys. It’s been a really long time since my last Uncovered post. I am not sure why this feature fell to the wayside but I am to get back into posting it regularly again. There are so many beautiful book covers out there and I love giving them some attention. This week’s cover squee goes out to Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer… Read more »
Everyone’s favorite homicidal sidekick is back! This time, Harley Quinn, the former love interest of The Joker has her own series. Down on her luck, Harley finds out that she has inherited a building on Coney Island along with its eclectic tenants. While the building is free, property taxes require Harley to get a day job as a therapist where she helps her patients to the best of her (unorthodox) abilities.
Hello and welcome to Stacked, a weekly (usually) post where I discuss what books I’ve recently bought, borrowed or received. Hi, guys! I hope you’re all having a fantastic summer. Isn’t it crazy that it’s already August? I have no idea where the summer has gone but I am trying to enjoy it while it’s here. This Stacked post is going to be a little long, as I haven’t posted in a while about my bookish acquisitions. Last month I did a challenge with some friends to read my older ARCs, which did work to an extent, so I haven’t been adding… Read more »
Charlie Allington was a small town girl who made it big and moved to the big city…until a scandal ruins her prospects and she’s forced to take the only job she can get, at a resort in her home town. While she’s not too happy with being back, one small perk is Walker Pearce, the boy that everyone had a crush on in high school. Charlie’s no longer the shy, bookish girl she used to be and is ready to show Walker that she’s all grown up.