Category: Bookish

Jan 09
Dusty Reads 10

Dusty Reads 10

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My first Dusty Reads pick for 2012 is Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. It is the first book in The Farseer Trilogy, which is itself the first trilogy set in the Realm of the Elderlings. The Farseer Trilogy follows the life of FitzChivalry Farseer (Fitz), a trained assassin, in a kingdom called The Six Duchies. Prince Verity, Fitz’s uncle, attempts to save the kingdom from the Red-Ship Raiders from The OutIslands, who are attacking the its shores. They turn people into the Forged ones: alive, but devoid of emotion, memory and soul. 

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised...

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Jan 03
City of Lost Souls Cover Reveal UPDATE

City of Lost Souls Cover Reveal UPDATE

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This from Cassandra Clare’s Tumblr, about an hour ago: cassandraclare: City of Lost Souls cover reveal update: I have just been re-informed** that IN FACT the CoLS final cover will be revealed in USA Today online TOMORROW, January 4th, at approximately but not exactly noon. I will of course post…

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Jan 01
Anticipated reads in 2012

Anticipated reads in 2012

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These are the books I am looking forward to reading in 2012. They aren’t necessarily being released in 2012 – but hopefully I will read all of these soon! There is some really great stuff coming out, so I will highlight these too.  The Kingkiller Chronicles: I have had The…

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Dec 29
My favourite books of 2011

My favourite books of 2011

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Now that 2011 is almost over, I think this is a good time to reflect on the books I enjoyed reading the most over the year. These books were not necessarily released in 2011, but I read them this year, and out of the many books I read, they are…

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Dec 20
Dusty Reads 9

Dusty Reads 9

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This week I have picked Dragonclaw by Kate Forsyth, the first book in The WItches of Eileanan series. I don’t really know much about the book and picked it up because of it’s cover. I might save this for next year and read it for the Australian Women Writers Reading…

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Dec 14
Dusty Reads 8

Dusty Reads 8

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My Dusty Reads this week is Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher. I picked this book up at the Lifeline Book fair in January, and was waiting until I had the whole trilogy before reading it. I have since bought the other two books, but never found the time to read…

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Dec 10
Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge

Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge

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I am participating in the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge, after being introduced to it through a friend.  Objective: This challenge hopes to help counteract the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds that has continued throughout 2011 by actively promoting the reading and reviewing of a wide range…

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Nov 28

Cassandra Clare: Full-length Clockwork Prince trailer

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Cassandra Clare: Full-length Clockwork Prince trailer cassandraclare: The full Clockwork Prince trailer is now up at Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life! http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/11/28/clockwork-prince-by-cassandra-clare-book-trailer-exclusive/ The voiceover was done by Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl and I wrote it about a year ago. It is supposed to be Will: When you bury a secret,…

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Nov 26

G. K. Chesterton

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Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. G. K. Chesterton These days most dragons in fantasy are good …

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