November New Releases

Here are the books I'm particularly excited about that will be coming out in November:  Manners & Mutiny, Book 4, Finishing School series by Gail Carriger I've waxed poetic about Gail Carriger's books many times before (here's a short review of the first book she ever put out, Soulless), and have made no secret of the … Continue reading November New Releases


WildlyRead in New Zealand!

I love it when apparently disparate parts of my life intersect. One of my favorite intersections is when my reading life and my travel life come together. You can be sure that over the next few months, as I get ready to leave for New Zealand in the fall, I'll be posting lots of things … Continue reading WildlyRead in New Zealand!

New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

I'm a huge fan of everything Nora Roberts writes, whether its futuristic murder mysteries under her pseudonym, JD Robb, or her romances with touches of magic, or her contemporary romantic-thrillers. This is the final book in a trilogy filled with magic, set in Ireland, somewhat reminiscent of her Key trilogy, but equally delightful. Blook Magick, … Continue reading New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

New Release: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Tuesday is new book release day! Today is particularly special, as two books by favorite authors are dropping, including this one which is a two author special. Rock stars Holly Black & Cassandra Clare have teamed up for their first full-length collaboration: Book 1 in the Magesterium series, The Iron Trial. Publisher: Scholastic, 9780857532503 Book … Continue reading New Release: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

New Release: Evernight by Kristen Callahan

Tuesday is new release day! Introducing book 5 in Kristen Callahan's Darkest London series, Evernight. Published by Hachette Book Group: 9781455581641 Mass Market Paperback, $6 This series is seriously steamy historical steampunk (try saying that 10 times fast), with werewolves, magic, impressive machinery (of all sorts), and sexual tension you could cut with a knife … Continue reading New Release: Evernight by Kristen Callahan

Happy Day After May Day

I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I'm a children's book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the "Classic Children's Books Written for Adults".

Talk Nerdy to Me

This is the most adorable, awkward, nerdy, empowering parody music video ever. I already loved the original song - Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" - but this brings it to a whole new level, because clearly, what the original was missing was books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme.   I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

Typography Book Art by the readables

Hi all! Please excuse my inconsistent posting lately - been battling a dead personal computer and other issues that has made blogging difficult. Hopefully this upcoming three day weekend will help me get back on track. In the meantime, please enjoy these typographic book art posters of favorite quotes done by Priscilla from the readables. … Continue reading Typography Book Art by the readables

Happy Christmas

The book tree at the University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library.Robert Gray: The Ghost of Book Christmas Yet to Come (From Shelf Awareness)Marley was virtually dead: to begin with...On the third night, as Scrooge lay in bed, double-checking accounts on his iPad, once again the Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached from deep within the dimly … Continue reading Happy Christmas