Sunday, December 1, 2013

Everyone needs a friend...


Like Samewise...



I’m glad to be with youSamwise Gamgeehere at the end of all things.

Cover Talk...


I've been totally out of the loop, but have any of you seen Juliet Marillier's 
latest?!
It's called The Calling And the cover looks absolutely fabulous!



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The False Prince, The Runaway King by: Jennifer A. Nielsen




    So many of my customers have recommended this trilogy to me and for some reason I've been slow to bite. One day at work during a lunch break, I caved. I grabbed the book off the shelf and sat down to read. The rest was history.
   I guess I'll give a synopsis of just The False Prince so I can save you spoilers for The Runaway King. The False Prince Tells a story of a noble man named Conner combing orphanages for what seems like a particular boy. Or more specifically, boys that seem to have specific features of a particular boy..The king's long lost son, Jaron to be exact. One of the four boys that Conner gathers from various orphanages is an unrepentant, petulant, young orphan named Sage.  As Conners plan to place one of the orphans on the throne comes to play, the realization of danger and corruption that Sage and the other young orphans have found themselves in begins to sink in. The deceit and crime that is reveled runs deeper than anyone could ever think it would go. But through it Sage finds truths about himself and others that force Sage to forget who he thought he was and become what he's always been.
   Well. My customers were not lying when they said this was a good read. but I find myself wanting...more. I just finished The Runaway King and don't get me wrong, I'll be anxiously anticipating the release of the third book in this trilogy and will guaranteed be reading it with just as much gusto as I have the first two, but honestly during the whole book I just keep thinking fondly of my one and only thief Eugenidis from yours truly. The Queen's Thief series.  And yes, I see how unfair this is but it's true. And check out these lovelies! These are the UK editions which I am totally wanting now. I mean look at that pirate ship in the back on The Runaway King cover- oh and that luminicient moon shining in The False Prince?  Oh goodness, my heart be still.


LINKAGE:

    Emily's Bookishness: The False Prince
    Jet Black Ink: The False Prince

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Brandon Sanerson!!!


Yes, Mr. Brandon Sanderson did a signing at the bookstore!
He is one of the most personable and awesomest (is that even a word) People I have 
ever met...
As you can tell he was pretty happy to meet me too...
He spent HOURS signing, and with each book he signed he honestly
made each fan feel special.
Talking with each person and asking them questions.

After an extremely exhausting 6 hours of fan signing- 
he stayed later for the booksellers
and managers to do a special signing.

Awesome, awesome guy I tell ya.
and if you have never read anything by him, go ahead
and come out from that rock you've been living
under and check him out.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Just finished...


This Gem. Thanks to the awesome Angie



And this one as well, again thanks to angie :)
Reviews to come.
 Loved both of them.



I've always been a sucker for fall.
But for some strange reason somethings in the air. I'm fidgity and anxious, more than usual for fall to come...giddy even.
last night I curled up with these lovelies. Well, because it just seemed that kind of night.
slowly but surely my comfort fall reads have made their way from my bookshelf 
to my nightstand. 
Tucking me into bed each night.



Some nights are too hot,
or the feelings off and i'm just in a mood.
But even just glancing at these lovelies on my night stand send me the
promise of fallen autumn leaves, cinnamon in the air
and hot cups of coacoa. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Bluff Buddy!

Please tell me I'm not the only one.
the one who
sits down, or walks by someone reading a book,
and then nearly falls off her chair or gives herself whiplash as she jerks back or inconspicuously leans side to side trying to get a glimpse of
what they're reading.

 this was me everyday last semester with my friend Ashley.
she was in one of my classes and everyday she would come in with a different book!
I said to myself,

"I have got to meet this girl. . . We could talk books!"
And now, she is officially a Book Bluff Buddy!
. . . 

Meet Ashley!
. . . 


When did reading become a love/obsession/necessity for you?
Um….since before I can remember. I’ve always been reading, and some of my favorite memories have been of me reading with either my mom or by myself trying to figure out how the words go.

What is your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy and Sci-Fi are actually my favorites. I love being able to travel to different places, be it different worlds and planets or how Earth might have been had we gone down a different pathway when the world was developing.

Do you have a favorite Heroine?
Um….gotta let me think on that one. Now, hear me out; I’m not a real fan of lead females. There are very few that I like, and so it makes it hard for me to actually think of one that is my favorite. But Siri from “Warbreaker” by Brandon Sanderson is my favorite heroine. She is strong and willing to do whatever it is that she needs to do. And she’s a rule-breaker…girls that don’t do what they are told are more interesting to me. And the fact that she differs from the lead girl in the book makes me happy. J

A favorite male lead?
My favorite male lead is actually Merlin from T.A. Barron’s series “Merlin.” It’s all about how Merlin came to be. It’s all about his teenage years and it goes through his life through his eyes. It’s not just an observant side of the book, but it actually comes through his mind, so you are able to see and hear and feel all that Merlin is feeling.

A favorite villain?
Hmm…a favorite villain. I don’t have a specific villain, but I don’t have a favorite villain type. I like the villains that you don’t suspect to be the villain. Like, there are the people that support the main character, and so you like them. But there is a certain twist that happens that you as the reader do not expect, that suddenly makes them the villain. I love those type of villains and the authors that can successfully pull that off have my respect as a reader!

And lastly, If you could describe  yourself with one book, what would that book be?
Oh goodness…now that’s a hard one. I’ve read a LOT of books, so I’m not sure that I would be able to pick only one book that would describe me. There are some books that have a character that feels like they would describe me. Like Dorothea Duckfontein Dillworthy (Dotty) from “Lord Brocktree” by Brian Jacques. There are times that I can see myself in her, and then there are times when I wish that I had her courage. And whenever I need a good pick-me-up book, that’s the book I pick up.

Wahooo for Ashley being the first ever 
Book Bluff Buddy!
well, to be interviewed of course, there are many book bluff buddies out there!
Hope you all are having a good day and that
winter for you, wherever you are
isn't too cold :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Winner!


Is it really January 1st?!
I am so sorry I'm late on the giveaway.
This break has really gotten away from me,
with a wedding, a loss in the family, and then the festivities of
the holidays, I've been quite held up.

but I'm happy to be back.
The winner of the Giveaway chosen my random.org is:


Marcie!
please e-mail thebookbluff@gmail.com with your address 
and I'll put it in the mail for you!

Thank you all who entered! 
and happy new year :D