What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us at FRIDAY FINDS! Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.
I was so happy when I discovered this meme earlier this year, finally I would have a way to keep track of my Wish List of books! Of course that means I actually have to participate and I’ve been bad. My purse, desk, and bedside table are littered with post-its, receipts, excel spreadsheet print outs from work all with book titles or authors names scribbled all over. And I always forget to bring them with me to the book store.
But this week I actually kept track of them online, so without further ado *sweeps curtain back majestically* heeeere they are, come on down!
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan – I found this one on Twitter from lynnsherwood, and wanted it without even seeing the cover. Now that I have, I am attracted beyond belief. But I am concerned about the ending, is it happy? There seems to be a lot of angst, trials, and tribulations in the magical world created in this book, but I’m a little nervous about the resolution. Can anyone tell me if it has a Happily Ever After?
While browsing Royal Reviews a line in one of the posts caught my eye, “When anyone ever asks me that difficult ‘who’s your favourite author’ question, I always answer Barbara Erskine.” It is impossible for me to answer that question! So if someone can do it with such ease and confidence? I simply MUST read something by this author. I’m ashamed to admit I have never read anything by Ms. Erskine so I must change that immediately! Also, many of her novels appear to be about time travel…no brainer for me, sign me up!
Leviathan, by Scott Westerfield – What wish list of books could be complete without mentioning book pimpers extraordinaire: The Book Smugglers? Their review of Leviathan got my blood humming and my fingers itching. I know nothing about this “steampunk” business, but it seems to be a buzzword on the bookish interwebz, and then when I read the heroine was disguised as a boy my decision was made. I just ADORE this trope, starting with my childhood literary heroine Alanna of Trebond. Plus it’s only supposed to be a trilogy, I have officially banned myself from getting obsessed with long series. My wallet and bookshelves just cannot handle it.
Anyone else have any good finds?
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