Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel

Never After

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What’s a girl to do when the groom chosen for her is far from Prince Charming? Or maybe she just doesn’t want a groom at all? Released in 2009, this enjoyable collection of modern fairy tales looks at what happens when the bride says “I don’t.”

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Howl’s Moving Castle

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From the very first sentence you know that you are in for a magical story with it’s roots firmly in fairy tales.

“In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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I first saw Daughter of Smoke and Bone on the blog sleeps with notebooks. The description was intriguing but the wait list at the library was significant. I’m glad that I was patient because I tremendously enjoyed reading this book.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Holidays are Hell

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I borrowed this collection of four novellas from the library because I’ve been reading Lynsay Sands lately and wanted to see more of her work. The other three authors are new to me and a pleasant surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Argeneau Vampire Series

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The Argeneau Vampire series is a unique take on vampirism. The family descends from a few individuals from the city of Atlantis. A group of Atlantean scientists developed organic nanobots to repair damage to their human host.The nanos were designed to die off when the initial damage was repaired. The scientists didn’t count on the fact that the human body endures constant damage (eg. scratches, bacteria, sunlight).  The Argeneaus  don’t like the term vampire either, because technically they are just really long lived, practically immortal, humans.

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Highlander Series

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I am currently re-reading this series in preparation for reading the one or two that I have somehow missed in the past. The Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning is a romance series that revolves around a few clans in Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Unnatural Creatures

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Small gems. This collection of short stories brought together by the inimitable Neil Gaiman revolves around unnatural creatures. Read the rest of this entry »

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