Author Talks: Patrick Rothfuss, Guinea Pigs are Fish

Author Talks is all about focusing on the authors and their work. Every second Saturday I’ll share a clip of an author interview, vlogs, chats, and anything else focusing on a particular author and what they want to share.

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BA Post Challenge: Meet and Greet

BA’s 26 Posts Blogging Challenge

BA's 26 Posts Challenge for Book BloggersWelcome to BA’s 26 Posts Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers! The aim of this challenge is to create one post a week, focusing on books, book blogs, and a scattering of personal topics, for 26 weeks. You can learn more, or be kept up to date with topics here.

Posts will go up every Sunday, but you can post any time during the week (all topics are pre-listed), and share your posts in the comments for others to find. Please refrain from targeting individuals, bullying, or slandering in your posts. Share your opinions, but keep it diplomatic if anything negative comes up so this can be, and stay, a fun challenge.

This Week’s Topic

 Meet and Greet: Who are some of the authors you have met or would love to meet and why? Continue reading

Book Blogger Confessions: Bookish Wishes to Santa

Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.

Hosted by For What It’s Worth and Midnyte Reader. Check out the Book Blogger Confessions Schedule to see what topics are coming up.

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Today’s Topic: Dear Santa! What would you put on your blogging/bookish wish list if the sky was the limit? A new blog design? A house filled with new bookshelves? Even MORE books? Continue reading

Update To Pending Books

I have only been awake for just over an hour and so far it’s been a very good day. I’m really excited because I was putting together a list of books I have to get before I rang up the book store to order them (I could just buy them online, but I have rewards to use, it’s better to use them in-store) and while I was on their website I thought I’d check to see if there was a date for a couple of books.

Not only was there a date for one of them, but the other one is out already!

Last year I read The Dwarves by German author Markus Heitz and I really got into it. It’s a combination classical fantasy and dark fantasy because it basically has zombies amongst your typical fantasy characters.

I’d been checking sporadically since then when the next one will be out in the English translation and I discovered it was released two days ago! Awesome.

The other one I checked is one I have been anticipating so much. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss will be published on the 1st of May.

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of The Name of The Wind which is his first published novel which is so well written with great characters. It’s also a pretty decent sized novel (when I say decent in this case I mean ample. Very, very ample) which is great because it’s hard to put down and you don’t want to finish it too soon.

I think I’m loving March so far. In a couple of weeks God of War III is coming out, Slights by Kaaron Warren is the Book of The Month for my forum, I find out two of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in the last couple of years have their sequels coming out soon (I’ve also been hanging for the next one by Peter V. Brett who wrote The Painted Man – highly recommended dark fantasy), Remember Me will be out soon and I’ve finally bought a Fob watch which is being sent out to me today (I’ll post about GoW III, Remember Me, and the Fob watch on my Meanderings blog).

Now I just need some coffee!