- What did you think?
- Was it worth the price?
- Will you go again?
- What was your favorite aspect?
- If I am not interested in making publisher contacts, is it something you would recommend to me?
- Now that you have experienced it, what advice would you give to someone who is considering attending next year?
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I am giving away a brand new paperback copy of Perfect Chemistry and a brand new ARC of Rules of Attraction. To enter simply comment with your email address below. Contest ends June 27th and is open to residents of the US or Canada only.*
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Snidbit: "Spencer said he’s played his share of historical American Indian characters—what he half-jokingly called “the leather and feather” parts. "What’s cool about New Moon," he explained, "is that we're in a contemporary setting." Korey agreed: "I think it’s important for people to know that there is a Native American community that’s very vibrant, and very now. We're sort of like a new Native America."
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Are you (like me) sad because you can't make BEA and/or BBC this year? Do you feel left out? Are you subsequently daydreaming of NYC? Consider the Armchair BEA. Some super cool cats have a place just for us.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever found yourself unable to connect with a specific genre? If so, which one?
Dear contemporary romance and chick-lit,It's not you. It's me. We have to break-up you see. For years you made me smile, but really you just bug me now. So in the immortal words of Motley Crue, "Don't go away mad, just go away."Signed no longer yours,Tales of Whimsy...
My say: Sadie is one funny, scrappy, fearless character. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery with a Clueish feel. I mean really, who can resist an English manor with secret doors?
- English Trifle is a clean mystery. See My kiddie-o-meter below for details.
- There are TONS of yummy English inspired recipes I can not wait to try.
- English Trifle, features a fiercely strong mother and adopted daughter relationship. So often in literature and film adopted children are trouble. It was awesome to see a beautiful, healthy, relationship between Sadie and Breanna. Bravo!
Friday, May 21, 2010
"Okay, Caryn, just go for it. "You're going to attend a dance with a young man, a football player." There. That's no so hard." - Confessions of a Teenage Psychic by Pamela Woods-Jackson
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Yackety-yak: Technically I haven't finished Water for Elephants. Why you might ask? The first two chapters were so moving I could not stop crying. Seriously I couldn't stop. So I put it down and promised my self I would finish it later. Has that ever happened to you before? Has a book ever moved you so much that you had to put it down?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
However, I did love the way Mary Connealy brought back all the characters from books 1 and 2 (fans of Montana Rose are in for a treat) and Wade. Wade is a beautiful flawed complex character that is introduced in book one, evolves in book 2, and comes full circle in book 3. Mary continuously surprised and impressed me with Wade. I still can not believe she was able to take a character I detested and turn him in to someone I rooted for. His journey with God is beautiful and a testament to Mary Connealy's writing.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Has anyone read The Physick Book of Deliverance? Even though I saw the cover of Molly's new book on the Red Headed Book Child, it took seeing it in person to convince me I need to own it. It is SO cute. I can not wait to buy a copy.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So what do you think ladies? Will you give Modelland a chance?
Friday, May 14, 2010
"Balancing our emotions turned out to be one of the greatest challenges. The loss was so fresh. Early on, the pain could hit at any time. But we had to push on. We had to be leaders." - Either You're In or You're In The Way by Logan and Noah Miller
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What do you think of prologues? Do you love them or hate them? Do they inspire you or let you down?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Check out the new cover of the second Nikki Heat book (scheduled to release September 28th). Steamy, huh?
Monday, May 10, 2010
Today I am proud to announce the winner of the My Double Life contest is Wendy of the Minding Spot.Congratulations Wendy! My Double Life by Janette Rallison is an awesome book (click here for my review of My Double Life) and I can not wait to see what you think of it. I will be contacting you via email for your mailing address. Thank you to everyone that entered. The winner was selected with help from Random.org. Please stay tuned and continue to check my right hand sidebar for more upcoming contests.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
What quality or trait do you lovethat you also admire in literary characters?
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Polly is precious. She is an old cheery soul who trades her computer and ball point pen for a typewriter and quill. Janeites, educators, and young at heart romantics are sure to devour and delight in this Emmaesque gem. The pace is reminiscent of a whimsical stroll and brings the enchantment of Austen to the modern days shores of New Jersey.
Q: In Scones and Sensibility, Polly's family owns a bakery. What is your favorite bread, cake, or pastries?
A: How about I do my favorite of each since no one could possibly choose just one out of all those yummy categories?! My favorite bread is pumpkin bread, warmed with butter. Cake: chocolate with chocolate frosting or buttercream frosting. Pastry: Chocolate éclair. Gosh…I’m getting hungry now.
Q: If you could visit any Jane Austen story which would it be?
A: I’d have to say Pride and Prejudice. I’d love to walk along the halls of Pemberley and of course, run into Mr. Darcy, who would forget all about Elizabeth and fall in love with me (yes, I do love her…but not that much).
Q: Have you ever played matchmaker?
A: No, thank goodness I haven’t! All my matches would’ve been complete disasters, I’m sure. Nope, I’ll stick to writing about them or making them up in my head where they will safely stay right there.
My warning: All the alluring baked goodies actually led to me putting down the book and baking a bundt cake. I caution you my friends, do not be surprised if while ingesting Scones and Sensibility you too are suddenly compelled to create your own delectable baked treats.
My notes: Please go to Tales of a Capricious Reader tomorrow to see the next stop on The Scones and Sensibility Blog Tour.