While I have been doing battle with the Bug, Gentle Reader, (Gail = 0, Bug = 5 days and counting) the world has proceeded on without me. Argh, stupid world, slow down! Spinning. Stop the spinning. Now, where was I? Oh yes.
You know you missed it: Miscellany & Minutia!
365 Days of Reading says, “Sophronia is instantly lovable because she does exactly what we want to do as readers: ferret out the secrets that are hidden from view.”
Katie’s Book Blog says, “Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger’s first book for teens, is a fun-filled ride from the very start. The world of the Parasol Protectorate series tranfers seamlessly for the young adult genre and fans won’t be able to get enough.”
Midnight Bloom Reads says, “With Carriger’s witty and humorous writing style, the novel is simply irresistible and impossible not to like.”
All Things Urban Fantasy says, “In classic Carriger fashion, Sophronia is the embodiment of cleverness, bravery, and falls woefully short of the societal definition of a lady. In other words, she’s fantastically entertaining, just like this book.”
The School Library Journal gave E&E a Starred Review saying, “Carriger’s leading lady is a strong, independent role model for female readers… Ladies and gentlemen of propriety are combined with dirigibles, robots, werewolves, and vampires, making this story a steampunkmystery and an adventure mash-up that is sure to intrigue readers…”
And TOR.com said, “Carriger’s whimsical sense of humor and lightness of touch is entertaining regardless of age.”
And now, I am left to decide whether that swelling in my head is a surfeit for praise or snot. Or both. Seriously though, I am genuinely overwhelmed. I’m so glad people are enjoying Etiquette & Espionage. It’s going to make getting started on Waistcoats & Weaponry all that much more exciting.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1925 Musée Galleira de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Brushed Steel Halogen Desk Lamp
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Socket Sense Expandable Surge Protector
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Narrator, or author voice, examined.
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Await ARCs.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date OUT NOW Tour events in progress!
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, both now available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW
The Librarian Chick says, “This novel is chock full of high-adventure, fanciful humor, delightful and delightfully awful characters with just a dash of the absurd for flavor.”
Quote of the Day:
“What is meant by the Galaxy, or Milky-way? It is a white track round the heavens, caused by the intermingled rays of a vast number of fixed stars, apparently of small magnitude, which may be seen with a telescope.”
~ Mangnall’s Questions, 1830