Category Archives: Reblogged Faves

Some of my faves from the bloggosphere.

The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One


From my other blog.


The ScribeTitle:  The Scribe
Author:   Elizabeth Hunter
Genre:  Urban Fantasy & Dare I say…Romance

Publisher:  Self Published by E. Hunter
Release Date:  October 15, 2013
Format:  E-book
Acquired:  Purchased from Amazon
Pages:  306

Read Dates:  Oct. 23-29, 2013
4 Stars

Goodreads Description
Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

Ava has grown up thinking she is crazy.  She has heard voices in a different language her entire life and has been treated by multiple shrinks with little to…

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone



Smoke & BoneTitle:  Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author:   Laini Taylor
Genre:  Young Adult; Fantasy

Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date:  September, 2011
Format:  E-book
Acquired:  Purchased from Amazon
Pages:  424

Read Dates:  Oct. 9-11, 2013
4.5 Stars

Goodreads Description
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and…

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The Monstrumologist (#1)



MonstrumologistTitle:  The Monstrumologist (#1)
Author:  Rick Yancey
Genre:  Young Adult; Gothic Horror

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Release Date:  September, 2009
Format:  E-book
Acquired:  Purchased from Amazon
Pages:  427

Read Dates:  Oct. 6-8, 2013
4 Stars

Goodreads Description
These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthorpe, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with…

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New Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Can’t wait!

I Love Geekology 101

Let the countdown begin, ladies and gentlemen…T-73 days until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released in the US.

I am not a patient person.  I’ve watched this four times…today…Oh, and for those of you who asked, Orlando Bloom only plays Legolas.  I think the other character you were referring to was Bard who is played by Luke Evans.  I don’t know what I would do without to answer these questions, and you can find answers to other casting questions here.

‘Til next time,


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The Best Literary Facts from the Twitterverse


Interesting facts from Interesting Literature! Who knew, William Faulkner’s initial title for The Sound and the Fury was going to be Twilight?!?

Interesting Literature

Last Wednesday, we issued our 50,000 followers on Twitter with a challenge: to tweet us with the best literary fact they know. The reason for this was simple: since last December, the modestly sized research team here at Interesting Literature has been tweeting (as @InterestingLit) little facts, quotations, and links based on all aspects of literature, but one of the joys of literature is that as well as being a solitary experience (reading, writing) it can also be a social and communal interest (blogging, tweeting, discussing). And everyone who is interested in literature knows far more interesting things about it than they probably even realise themselves, so we saw this challenge as a chance for our followers to show us what they’ve got. They didn’t disappoint.

So, here are what our followers tweeted us. The author of each fact is included in brackets after the relevant tweet, placed in…

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How to be a Christian without being a jerk about it


I agree with most of this!

Feet in, Arms out

A few weeks ago, the marvelous Lindy West over at Jezebel wrote an excellent post called, “How to be an Atheist without being a dick about it.” As someone who has been the target of my fair share of dickish Atheists in my life, I really appreciated it. However, the behavior of dickish Atheists pales in comparison with some of the behavior of my Christian brothers and sisters. So, dear people, I give you some recommendations on how to be a Christian without being a jerk and turning everyone off to not only Christians, but to Jesus. (I’m going to try to cut back on the language in the event that some Christians who need to hear this are turned off by the swears. Let’s see how I do.)

1) Stop threatening people with hellfire and damnation. Nobody likes it. It achieves approximately nothing so far as spreading the…

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