#FF & Criteria for a Misbehaving Author/Reviewer

April 22, 2016 | Discussion, Weekly by Austine
#FF & Criteria for a Misbehaving Author/Reviewer

What’s your criteria of a misbehaving author/reviewer? Oh, goodness… I think a big issue I see with authors is when they take personal offense to a review or comment, and then proceed to either attack the writer/reviewer or complain about it on social media. I understand that whatever was said may be upsetting but everyone is entitled to their opinion and as long as they […]

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Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

April 18, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Children with extraordinary gifts isn’t, in itself, very original.Given that, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is home (both in the novel and as a book) to a host of unusual children with striking images to match. From the synopsis, I expected more of a horror-type story which is not my usual reading choice; however, with the movie trailers out and eye-catching on their own, I thought […]

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Review – The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke

April 16, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke

For a romance, this wasn’t a memorable one. Celeste is a courtesan who runs away to the country with her quite-pregnant friend. And our leading man is a local lord with daddy issues and two rambunctious sisters to care for. They have their ups and downs before leading to the expected happy ending. Great for the characters, not so great for the reading experience. Celeste […]

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#FF & Appealing Character Description

April 15, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
#FF & Appealing Character Description

First physical description of a character in a book that you find appealing Standing before me was the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. Everything about the stranger radiated sensual grace and ease, High Fae, no doubt. His short black hair gleamed like a raven’s feathers, off-setting his pale skin and blue eyes so deep they were violet, even in the firelight. They twinkled with […]

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Top Ten TV Shows for Book Lovers

April 12, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
Top Ten TV Shows for Book Lovers

I decided to do a bit of a spin on this week’s Top Ten. The prompt was Top Ten Books for Every X to Read. Now lately I’ve been getting back into Game of Thrones so I thought it would be appropriate with the new season underway to do something related. If you’re like me, I tend to find a show on Netflix and binge-watch it […]

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Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik

April 11, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Sometimes the dragon guards the tower. And sometimes he stomps around inside despairing about his dirty housemate. Uprooted takes the classic idea of the dragon-guarded damsel in the tower and gives it new life. Agnieszka comes from a small village where, every so many years, the Dragon appears and takes a girl of a certain age to stay with him in his tower for a […]

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Review – In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

April 10, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

Another book, another whirlwind adventure with Lady Isabella Trent in the lead. As has been the case with the last three books, they just keep getting better and better, and In the Labyrinth of Drakes is no exception. I’m a tad worried about the final book in the series because I’m not sure I’ll be able to let this character and her story go. I loved how […]

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