Darling Gentle Reader,
In this video I talk you through some of my favorite children’s books and how they influenced my writing. Then I show off some of my non-fiction research book collection (secondary resources). What I use, what I keeps on hand and why.
Gail Carriger’s Research & Children’s Books
- Peter Pan
- The Child’s Companion (OP)
- The Water Babies
- The Little Princess
- The Hobbit
- The Borrowers
- King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
- Song of the Lioness series
- Hero & the Sword
- The Blue Sword
- What Jane Austen Ate & Charles Dickens Knew
- To Marry an English Lord
- Eye Witness Books: Train
- The Victorian House by Judith Flanders
Yours (figuring out what to do with all her books),
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- Coop de Book for October 2019 is Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern (comic). I bit spendy but it will make a GREAT Christmas gift.
BOOK DE JOUR
Reticence: The forth and final Custard Protocol Book!
Bookish and proper Percival Tunstell finds himself out of his depth when floating cities, spirited plumbing, and soggy biscuits collide in this delightful conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger’s Custard Protocol series.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Ever misspelled a word or committed a typo? It wasn’t your fault; you were demonically possessed. Ian Chillag from Everything is Alive podcast introduces us to Titivillus, the typo demon.
Quote of the Day:
Book Rec List, Steampunk, Victorian Culture, Video
“Oh, yes, she’s unusual!” he said bitterly. “She blurts out whatever may come into her head; she tumbles from one outrageous escapade into another; she’s happier grooming horses and hobnobbing with stable-hands than going to parties; she’s impertinent; you daren’t catch her eye for fear she should start to giggle; she hasn’t any accomplishments; I never saw anyone with less dignity; she’s abominable, and damnably hot at hand, frank to a fault, and—a darling!”