Archives: September2011
  • Guest Post: Lev AC Rosen Shares Steampunk Interior Design Tips

    Today I am pleased to have a guest post by Lev AC Rosen, author of the new book All Men of Genius (which was just released yesterday!). The book is a steampunk adventure inspired by William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde – specifically, their respective plays Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest. As you may have seen, I was quite interested in this book. I ended up starting it as soon as I finished what I had been reading […]

  • Giveaway: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

    Today I have a giveaway of one of my very favorite books from this year for you courtesy of Little, Brown Books – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, which will officially be released tomorrow.  I got a copy of this at this year’s BEA and started reading it on the bus home because I just could not wait to read it (my review). Laini Taylor is one of my very favorite authors, and each of her books […]

  • All Men of Genius by Lev AC RosenThe Leaning Pile of Books

    This week brought two unsolicited review copies, both of which I’m very excited about. One of these books has actually already been reviewed here since I picked up an ARC at BEA – The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge, the sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep.  I haven’t read it myself yet (John read and reviewed it), but I am planning to since I really enjoyed A Fire Upon the Deep when I read it earlier this […]

  • The Cloud Roads by Martha WellsReview of The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

    The Cloud Roads is the first book in the Books of Raksura series by Martha Wells, author of the Nebula nominated novel The Death of the Necromancer. The second volume, The Serpent Sea, is scheduled for release in January 2012. Thanks to a brief Twitter conversation with Martha Wells, I discovered that she is working a third book even though it hasn’t been purchased by the publisher yet. When Moon was very young, his mother and siblings were killed, leaving […]

  • The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams ChimaGuest Post by Cinda Williams Chima: Thieves as Heroes

    Today I am pleased to have a guest post by Cinda Williams Chima, author of the Seven Realms series and the Heir Chronicles. I’m especially glad to have her as a guest because I’m a new fan of hers. As mentioned in yesterday’s review of The Demon King, her first Seven Realms book, I had a great time reading it and found her story and characters very engaging. I’m quite glad I have more books in the series to look […]

  • The Demon King by Cinda Williams ChimaReview of The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

    The Demon King is the first book in the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.  It is followed by The Exiled Queen, and the third book The Gray Wolf Throne was just released last month. The Crimson Crown, the fourth and final book in the series, is scheduled for release in fall 2012. Han used to be a very successful leader of a street gang known as “Cuffs” for his silver armbands, which he cannot remove and has had […]