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text 2017-04-29 09:08
Book Haul
Conan Doyle: Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. - Andrew Lycett
The Penguin Book Of Etiquette: The Complete Australian Guide To Modern Manners - Marion Von Adlerstein
The Book of Killowen - Erin Hart
The Library of Shadows - Mikkel Birkegaard
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks - Gina Sheridan
Blade Bound - Chloe Neill
Dangerous To Know - Renee Patrick
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

It's not all decomp and deodorisers here at la casa de la rata muerta; I hit up my local FOTL semi-annual book sale yesterday and came away with a few possible gems.

 

 

(Three of the above actually came this week in the mail; 2 new, 1 used.)

 

Conan Doyle: Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes. I know nothing about this biography and can only hope it's enjoyable.

  

The Penguin Book Of Etiquette: The Complete Australian Guide To Modern Manners This one is likely going to tell me it's rude to post gross disgusting stories about dead animals in your walls, but better late than never.

 

The Book of Killowen I was sucked in by the story about a book.  Of course.  Seems to be a mid-series entry, so hopefully it'll work as a stand-alone. 

 

The Library of Shadows I think I've heard about this one before - might have even looked at it in a bookshop, but again, it's about books so of course I bought it.

 

I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks 

 

Blade Bound The last in the Chicagoland series.  *sniffle*

 

Dangerous To Know The first one was excellent, I hope this one lives up to expectations.

 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I had a suspicion I already had a copy, but just in case... (of course I did).

 

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text 2017-04-20 14:16
Why I Love Booklikes

Seriously though our community here rocks. I love that we talk about a whole host of things and one random update/book review will bring in like 100 comments.

 

I realize today though why I can't stand Goodreads as much these days and that's because if you don't make your reviews/profile private to just your friends you get a lot of fly by comments where people are nasty towards you because you don't agree with them about a book.

Case in point, a few weeks ago I had to go and just start deleting comments from someone who was angry that I reviewed a book that he thought was great and I was being repetitive for all the reasons why I listed it didn't work. Apparently just one reason would have been good enough.

 

Another person didn't see why I cared that in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that using the "N" word was such a big deal, cause that's the way people talk.

 

And of course today someone swanned into my review of "The Bone Witch" saying well they are not having any of these problems and love all of the authors books. Um, good for you? I tend to just always respond politely unless it's an outright nasty comment and I just delete the comment and then for good measure block the person.

 

My review, my opinion. You don't have to agree, you just have to be respectful. 

 

I notice here that even when we don't agree with each other on a book, we are able to communicate that without drawing guns at dawn and or trying to one-up each other with nasty comments.

 

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review 2017-04-18 00:07
Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger

I picked this book up at my local Dollar Tree store. I had heard of this series before so when I saw it I just had to get it.

 

I have never read the Parasol Protectorate series so I was a bit unfamiliar with the world. Regardless, this book was still lot of fun. My only issue was that the ending felt rushed.

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text 2017-04-12 06:42
Reading progress update: I've read 19 out of 307 pages.
Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger
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text 2016-10-06 23:35
Halloween Bingo 2016 - Book 13 (Vampires vs Werewolves)
Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger

Vampires vs Werewolves : Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger

 

Well this was exactly what I was expecting. Posh frocks, tea and cakes, exquisite manners, and a school for evil geniuses. Sadly, girls aren't allowed to attend the school for evil geniuses (boo) but a finishing school in a dirigible is a pretty cool alternative.

 

As for the vampires and werewolves; the vampires are dedicated followers of fashion, and the werewolves are extremely good in a fight. And they'd all run rings round the Twighlight crowd. 

 

Verdict: a whole lot of fun, and rather like eating too much cotton candy. 

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