Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (150) Vlog Style (32)

And it's Monday, and back from vacation... double wammy of a Monday!
I do think I repeated myself, so sorry if I did. lol.  I'm coming off a non-thinking week! lol

Current Read:
Sorry, nothing to share I'm still beta reading. :) And LOVING IT!

Finished Last Week:
2 beta reading books...but not shared here.  I have loads of stuff to share with you tough.

Reviews To Come:
Exhumed by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells
Light in a Dark World by Dina James
Discount Miracles by Brand Gamblin
The Relic by Colleen Helme
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City by Meljean Brook
Tethered by Meljean Brook
Enchanted by S.A. Archer
You Will Thank Me Later by Jonathan Carter
9 Crimes by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Book Reviews Posted:
Sorry, none.

Movie Reviews Posted:
Again sorry, none.

Podcast Reviews Posted:
I'm really bad.  This week I'll get back on the ball.

Books and Covers Shared:
I'm a slacker!

Special Posts:
maybe this week?

I did do a Flash Fiction Friday though!  In all my slacking here I did write a flash.  It was done so quick though it may not make any sense, had to rush with the boys ready to go to the amusement park.  But it's a steampunk feel splashed with a fantasy world too.  Hope you enjoy!

My Want List...okay, so I wasn't really around last week to add anything to only 1 book was added.

Received Last Week:
For Review:
Cabinet of Curiosities of Thackery T. Lambshead, anthology with several authors
Description from HarperCollins site:
For lovers of Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, and Eccentric Contraptions! After the death of Dr. Lambshead, an astonishing cabinet of curiosities was unearthed at his house. Many of these artifacts and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals, or the adventures of his friends. We are now proud to present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. Rumors that Dr. Lambshead never existed are scurrilous and should be ignored!

Goodreads Synopsis:
The death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead in 2003 at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, revealed an astonishing discovery: the remains of a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. 

A carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling fantasy authors has been assembled to bring Dr. Lambshead’s cabinet of curiosities to life. Including contributions from Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, Mike Mignola, China MiÉville, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, Greg Broadmore, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock , Holly Black, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang, and many more.

Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler
Goodreads Synopsis:
Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble -- the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.

Praying she can pull of a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.

Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Goodreads Synopsis:
Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. 

But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

A History of The Middle Ages by Hywel Williams
Barnes & Nobles Synopsis:
A History of the Middle Ages is comprehensive and lavishly illustrated, spanning from the era of feudalism to the dawn of the Renaissance, it includes:
    Lively chapters on every aspect of medieval life, including art, culture, politics, and religion
  • Includes dynastic lists of Europe’s principal royal houses and detailed timelines of key events
  • Generously illustrated with 120 full-color photographs and maps
  • A beautiful keepsake that captures all the romance, splendor, and bloodshed of the Middle Ages

So, not much here with being on vacation around here.  Hope your week went better, and this week looks amazing for you as well.  Looking forward to visiting you all here this week!

Here's wishing you all the best in words and pages.


Melliane said...

Nice books! I have Tempest's Fury in my TBR pile but haven't read it yet. I hope you'll enjoy your new books.

Mirjam said...

Tempest's Fury!!! I'm so jealous! My postman has the same problem your UPS guy has, he cannot seem to find my house. I still haven't received Tempest's Fury, or a few other great books that I'm expecting.
By the way, I'm sorry your vacation was not ideal.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I still need to start that Nicole Peeler series. I know if I start it, I'll want all the books. ALL the books. ;)

At least you had some holiday parties. I hope they were fun!

Oh and if you beta read for me and said that... I would be thrilled!!

Hope your week goes well!!

Blodeuedd said...

Ohh Black Prism :D

Cherry said...

I am waiting for the third book to get published before picking up The Black Prism by Brent Weeks that way I can read it one right after the other which is the way I like to read trilogies :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Melliane. I have to get through the 3rd and 4th books yet before I can read Tempests Fury. I really want to get back to that series. But, darn time. I will one of these days! :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Mirjam - Oh, you'll get it soon. :) I hope so. And thanks about the vacation. I knew going it that's what it would be, but it still bums some. :) Hope you have a wonderful week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (books&things) yeah, you're going to want all of Nicole Peelers books when you start. lol. Yea, a few parties to break up the work I guess, but still goes so fast.

And lol! Thanks, I do think my friend is enjoying it. She really is an amazing author and I can't praise her enough. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL! Blodeuedd. I've been wanting it for some time and when I say that large hard cover for $5.98 I just couldn't keep walking without it in my hands. LOL!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Cherry, I probably won't get to reading the Black Prism for a while, third will most likely be out by then, but I couldn't pass up the deal on this one, $5.98. Unreal. lol. Thank you!

Beth D. said...

I have missed something. Who are you Beta reading for?

Beth ^_^

Anonymous said...

I have Cabinet of Curiosities on my wishlist. But I think I'll wait for your review before making a decision either way :)

Melliane said...

I haven't even started the series lol, but I keep it in mind. Totally agree with you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL. Oh Melliane, I do hope you enjoy it when you do get to reading it. I think its so fun to read, and enjoy when I get going with it. :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on being a beta reader! I do a little of it and it's all sorts of awesome!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Beth D., no you didn't miss anything. I really didn't say who I was Beta reading for. It's Skyla. I'm helping with all my questions and thoughts as I go through a YA series she has started, hoping it goes with a publisher, and maybe others in future. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh StephanieD, I'd not heard of it until it appeared on my doorstep. I'm so excited to have it! :D I look forward to reading it. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Cari. :) I am enjoying it with all the questions and talks we are doing. It's lots of fun. :) Hope you are doing well.