Monthly Archives:: December 2012

Dec 31

Happy 2013!

Let this New Year be filled with happiness, joy and prosperity for you and all your loved ones. Happy New Year! Wishing you all a great year ahead.

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Dec 28

Birth of a Book: How a Hardback Book is Made

Take a look at this fascinating short vignette of a book being created using traditional printing methods. “Birth of a Book” created by Glen Milner writes: Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ ‘Mango and Mimosa’ published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.

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Dec 26

WWW Wednesday: December 26th

Hosted by Should Be Reading To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions: • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? Right Now: Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride Synopsis: When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. No one had dreamed this scandalous rake would so tamely take a bride. As society’s mamas swooned at the loss of England’s most eligible bachelor, Devil’s infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date. But Honoria wasn’t about to bend to society’s demands and marry a man just because they’d been found… Read more »

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Dec 22

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I came across another fun reading challenge. I’m a big fan of historicals in general so this is right up my alley. Here are the basics if you want to join in the fun (for full details and to link up, click on link above or below): • everyone can participate, even those who don’t have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish) • add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review) • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,…) There… Read more »

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Dec 22

Mystery / Crime Reading Challenge

I stumbled across this reading challenge and it looks fun and interesting. I’m already a fan of the mystery genre so this is prefect! Here are the basics if you want to join in the fun (for full details and to join click the link above or below): 1. The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013. 2. You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime. 3. 1 novel counts as 1 novel( a novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel. 4. There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you… Read more »

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Dec 21
Film Friday: BBC’s North & South

Film Friday: BBC’s North & South

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. I’m a pretty big costume drama fan. There’s something about sitting down and being whisked away to the past. While the past isn’t always peaceful and beautiful as they are portrayed in these productions, it’s nice to step way from reality for a little bit. For today’s piece I have picked the 2004 BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South; a love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. Richard Armitage is John Thornton and Daniela Denby-Ashe is Margaret Hale.

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Dec 05
Book Review: Charlotte Abel’s Enchantment

Book Review: Charlotte Abel’s Enchantment

Enchantment is first book in the Channie series and currently there is a sequel (Taken) and a prequel (part of a YA anthology, Midnight Surrender). It’s not necessary to read the prequel before Enchantment since it was written after the first book. Channie Kearns isn’t your typical sixteen year old girl and she’s use to living in seclusion. When the family is forced to flee the Ozark Mountains, they move to Colorado where they must hide the fact they are witches. What ensues is a journey about a young teenage girl falling in love and finding herself. Imagine for a moment having a name and it’s tied to your personality. You’re probably asking yourself, how can a name be tied to a personality? Let’s say your name is Charity, you… Read more »

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