Aug12014

This Month’s Book Pick ~ Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti (Miss Carriger Recommends)

This month, those of us in the book group, will be reading Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. So far the book group has read some space opera and some YA paranormal, I thought it was about time we delved into steampunk. I chose Clockwork Heart for several reasons:

  • It’s different from my own work in that it’s not alt-history steampunk, but alternative planet steampunk. I  feel like this style of steampunk is underrepresented and offers a very rich tapestry to explore.
  • It starts out with a woman flying. How cool is that?
  • The third volume in the series comes out at the end of next month and I figured this would give me enough time to maybe the second and then, hopefully, buy the third when it comes out.
  • It seems very well regarded among bloggers who also like my books, so I’m hoping you like it.

I’ll be in England for most of this read along. I will have the book with me. I have an interview with Dru to post before I leave, but the blog will be holding my programming schedule for the duration of my trip As always, if you want an active discussion Skye moderates my fab Gooodreads group and you can talk about it there or on the Parasol Protectorate Books Group on FB. Of course, as always, please do feel free to leave a comment here as well, I simply won’t be able to respond until I get back.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for August? Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. Next month is Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

The Club Hotel by Ministry of Design

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
The rejection letters: how publishers snubbed 11 great authors

PROJECT ROUND UP 
Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First:   Releases March 17, 2015 now available for pre-order! Edits handed in, awaiting copy edits.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last.   Finished first draft. Out with Beta readers. Release date November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order.


The Books! 

 The Finishing School Series: 1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies, 3
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Coming November 4, 2014)
 The Custard Protocol Series: 1 Prudence (Coming March 17, 2015)
The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels

Book News:
AnneArundel Library reviews Etiquette & Espionage in a YouTube video.

Quote of the Day:
“The genuine Bostonian is satisfied. He rises moderately early, goes to business without any especial haste, dresses comfortably, talks deliberately, lunches freely, and goes home to his family at plausible hours. He would like to have the world made better, but is not going to make himself sick trying to cure the moral ailments of others.”
~ Around the Tea Table by T. De Witt Talmage (1875)

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  1. Myandria said:

    I have an admission to make… I 'may' have read this book before the month was due due to new book itch…I also 'may' have loved it so much that I read the 2nd book today. I absolutely ADORED this book. Everything was just perfect for me, I loved the main character, I loved her choices, I loved the 'steampunk' world setting and how fleshed out everything was. I am now eagerly awaiting book 3, it serves me right for reading this early, I now have a couple of months to wait until I get to read it.

    Gail – thankyou so much for this book group. I can't put into words how wonderful it is to be able to read good books with decent female protagonists who just feel 'right'.

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