Sep232015

What I’ve Read Lately ~ You Might Like Em

Recently, likely as a result of BookBub, I picked up Wolverine’s Daughter. Gentle Reader, I really enjoyed it. A fast moving classic fantasy quest style book starring a tough female warrior type. It reminded me of a much beloved fantasy novel, The Raven’s Ring. So I immediately went and reread that one too.

Both feature a good many of my preferred tropes

So, if you like these kinds of stories then Wolverine’s Daughter is a great entry into the mix. It’s the first in a series, but it doesn’t have a cliff hanger and I found the end quite satisfying. But it was good enough for me to follow the author in the hopes of being alerted when the next one in the series comes out.

Speaking of reading, I thought you might enjoy the following FB snippet articulating what my weekend (when I’m really lucky) looks like…

  1. Begin by listening to Anomaly Podcast while cleaning. 
  2. Back episode reminds me of how good Lower Decks is (ST:TNG Season 7), sit down for tea and a re-watch. Cat assumes lap position making it impossible to move.
  3. Now reminded of the price of command as described in Lackey’s By the Sword. So go re-buy that in ebook form and then the whole rest of my day is spent reading. Not productive but glorious!

I’ve also been on a reread of the Mageworlds books. Don’t worry, I’ll manage my reread of Court of Fives as well this month. Yes, I’m still writing, but it’s too hot in the evening to do anything but read, so I’m also reading a whole lot.

In other news Skye has found a new book that she thinks readers of my stuff will like: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson. You can take a look at her review for yourself. I haven’t tried it yet (I don’t read anything too close to my own stuff when I’m working a rough draft. But I may give it a try.)

{Gail’s monthly read along for September is Court of Fives by Kate Elliott}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1690-1710, with a deck of brocaded silk on a frame and stick
with handle of wood, painted and gilded.  (Source- rijksmuseum.nl)

Your Infusion of Cute . . .
A Bunch of Corgis Have a Royal Tea Party to Celebrate the Queen’s Historic Reign

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
The British Library Puts Over 1,000,000 Images in the Public Domain

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know

PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases Nov. 3, 2015. Available for pre-order! In production.
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft.



The Books! 

 The Custard Protocol Series
 1 Prudence, 2 Imprudence
The Parasol Protectorate Series
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels.
 $0.99 short stories (ebook only)
Marine Biology; My Sister’s Song; Fairy Debt;

Book News:
In which I engage in an Electric Spec Interview

Quote of the Day:
“I met her at lunch one Sunday before I left London. A very vicious specimen. Writes books.” 
~ from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

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