Tag: Ink Iron and Glass

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

My 10 Favorite New Authors of 2018 (& 2018 Debut Author Challenge Review!)

Posted January 15, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments

Last year, I participated in That Artsy Reader Girl’s 2018 Debut Authors Challenge.  This is a challenge Jana has been running for a few years now, though you probably know her better from Top Ten Tuesday!  The Debut Author Challenge is intended to encourage readers to reach out and support new and upcoming authors.  I’ve got to be honest, without this challenge, I most likely would have missed out of some of my favorite books of 2018. As a twist on today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I wanted to talk a little about my Top Ten New Authors from 2018 that […]

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2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

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September Wrap Up

September Wrap Up

Posted September 24, 2018 in Checking In // 19 Comments

Well! September breezed through again – largely, I think, because I was on vacation this month! Regular readers and those who follow along on my Twitter or Instagram will know that my husband and I went down to Orlando to the Disney Parks last week! It was hot and exhausting but SO much fun. I’ll talk a little more about that later and in coming weeks. Not a big haul this month – City Of Ghosts was a preorder, and Dread Nation was half price on Amazon at the beginning of the month. I actually DO have more books coming, […]

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Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Posted September 19, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I have a historically sordid history with steampunk novels – I am drawn to them, but I rarely love them.  The exception, of course, has been Etiquette & Espionage, which I thought was a hoot.  It wasn’t the steampunk elements that drew me to Ink, Iron, and Bone – this time, it was the promise of someone with the ability to create worlds. Unfortunately, this didn’t really pan out for me either.  I feel like there’s some irony in this – for a book about scriptologists (world writers), the world building itself was unsatisfying.  Clare does a lot of telling and not […]

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Weekly Tea Time for the Soul #2 – Scripologists & Blacksmiths & My Mother-In-Law

Weekly Tea Time for the Soul #2 – Scripologists & Blacksmiths & My Mother-In-Law

Posted September 9, 2018 in Weekly Tea Time for My Soul // 8 Comments

Good morning, loves. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  My work life has been winding down to busy normal – I was able to leave on time every day last week, which was fantastic.  It’s the little things in life!  I packed most our stuff for vacation today, and the cats have already claimed the suitcase. Reggie is a sweet cat, but he hates it when we travel.  He will maintain vigil on the suitcase until we leave, and at that time he will climb on the shelf and watch us leave, demanding last minute pets.  He’s sweet, […]

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