A place to think, reflect, and talk (mostly to myself) about books I love…and a few that I don't.

The Drifters: Author’s Edition August 12, 2011

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From Across the Pond: UK Cover for Daughter of Smoke and Bone August 9, 2011

As if it could have gotten any deeper, more alluring, more mysterious…smoldered any more than it already does…

Meet the amazing UK cover for Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.


(Click images for original source and here for my review.)



Major props to the people at Hoddor & Stoughton, who created this amazing work of art.



It’s absolutely gorgeous! I mean, the font (yes, font)¬†is perfect…beyond perfect? The sheen of the feathers is just Karou’s essence. The scene on the back is exactly what I pictured in my mind while reading. Whoever designed this cover knew this book superbly well (or just has mad crazy skills…or both…).


Listen to me prattling on.


I think I have collector’s fever! This is one I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on…


What happens when favorite books clash July 12, 2011

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Just realized that I am going to miss George R. R. Martin’s appearance at the Union Square Barnes and Noble on Thursday @7pm because I will be attending a twofer viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (parts 1 & 2, back-to-back)…!!

On the one hand I am cruelly disappointed: authors don’t often visit the same place more than once in a tour, which means I’ll have to wait until the next book comes out to meet Martin.

On the other, I’m ridiculously excited: I mean, c’mon, it’s Harry. I was inspired to spend a year researching and writing an academic paper (bleechhh!) by the boy (or…at least his effect on our culture…ok, so I am a nerd…). My point is, he’s got prior claim.

Still, though the choice is clear, I feel somewhat conflicted. An odd string of thoughts for a Tuesday morning…


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