The Sunday Post is an original feature/meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead (description & feature by Kimba).
- Did you miss the last Sunday Post? You can still read it here.
- 11/13: I wax philosophical on why Art Without $$ Doesn’t Excuse Poor Work.
- 11/14: A brand-new Scrivener tip, How to import templates into Scrivener.
- 11/15: I review The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.
Fresh From the Stacks!
In my profession, I have hundreds of books cross my desk on a daily basis. It can be a challenge not to pick up and browse every single book that looks great … so I’ve made a list. 🙂
Here are some suggested titles for your TBR lists based on this week’s finds. Book descriptions provided by Amazon or GoodReads (credit given).
Seeking Persephone (The Lancaster Family #1) by Sarah M. Eden
The Duke of Kielder has more influence than Parliament, higher social standing than the Royal Family. No gentleman dares face him on the dueling field, nor risks testing his infamous temper. But His Grace is in need of a wife. Combine his fearsome reputation with a terribly scarred countenance and finding a lady willing to accept his hand becomes all-but impossible. When the Duke manages to secure a bride through a bit of trickery and an obscene amount of money, he is certain his problems are behind him. Except his purchased bride proves to be nothing like he expected. What is a man like the Duke to do with a bride who is gentle, loving and absolutely impossible to live without? (Goodreads)
Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart. (Goodreads)
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. She will dance and summon her tribe’s deity, who will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But when the dance ends, Liyana is still there. Her tribe is furious–and sure that it is Liyana’s fault. Abandoned by her tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.
Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. The desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.
The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice–she must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate–or a human girl can muster some magic of her own. (Goodreads)
Coming Soon on LMB:
- 11/19: A fun Mae West quote for the week
- 11/22: A Jane Austen satire I found (it’s great!)
Articles I’m Reading Online:
- Jon Morrow examines Stephen King’s “On Writing” to come up with Stephen King’s 20 Tips for Becoming a Frighteningly Good Writer.
- Love movies? Or just the fashion in movies? Check out The Costumer’s Guide to Movie Costumes for a study on some popular films.
Have a great weekend everybody!