Feb202015

Book Group Pick for March ~ Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff (Miss Carriger Recommends)

So this post is coming a little early, Gentle reader, as I am off the radar next week. Quite early actually, I haven’t even read this month’s book yet (I’m saving it for tomorrow’s long plane ride.) When I was looking around for what to pick for March, I kept thinking I wanted some military sci-fi like Paradox or the Valor series. And then I thought, why not just pick the first Valor book? It’s been a while since I reread it and I did love it so. Also, for me, this is an opportunity to invest in the electronic version. So for March: Valor’s Choice is my, well, choice.

The valor books are tough and snarky military space opera, written by a woman who really knows what she’s on about (Tanya spent some time in the Canadian navy, I believe). They are characterized by marvelous characters and alien races, extremely snappy dialogue, an endearing and tough heroine, and lots of fast action. Torin Kerr is one of my favorite main characters ever written, and I am a particular fan of this first book in the series because it opens with a post sex pheromone hangover and ends with a battle based on the early Zulu Wars (late 1870s). Oh yeah, how can you resist?

My ever expanding luggage collection

So there you have it.

There will be an interview drop mid next week with a dear dear friend but other than that I will catch you all in March. Pippity pip.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for February? Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear}

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1839 Robe de Tulasne Ledoux. Col de Me. Lassalle. Chapeau de Lemonnier. Etoffe de Gagelin et Opigez. Robe expediee par la maison de Comen. Lassalle et Cie. rue Tailbout, 28. Title-  La Mode Date-  Wednesday, May 1, 1839 Item ID-  v. 21, plate 36

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Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  
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PROJECT ROUND UP 

  • Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Releases November 2015. Not yet available for pre-order. Awaiting proofs.
  • Prudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the First. Release date March 17, 2015. Available for pre-order!
  • Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Working rough draft.



The Books! 

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

Book News:
V’s reads says of Waistcoats & Weaponry, “This series is a hoot, for real. I love the wit, and the banter. It’s truly fun, and the new advent of more teen-speak is welcome.” Spoiler alert!!! ~ She gives away a good bit of the book.

Quote of the Day:
“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it”
~ Mark Twain

 

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