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This morning I came to write a ‘tasting’ for a recent book I’ve read and had a huge mental blank.
So many books. So hard to choose just one. (I’m a Libran. It explains everything.)
Then I had an epiphany.
Besides the whole it’s my blog thing, why should I be the one to make ALL the tough decisions?? Why doesn’t someone else make the choice for once??
And there you have it, my partially invisible friends. What I’ve decided to do this coming week is to let YOU tell ME which book you most want a tasting of.
Below are my recent reads from the last couple of weeks. Pick a book, any book, and I will do mini-reviews for the first 7 books selected. If I don’t get 7 different books from 7 different people within 24 hours then, by all means, double dip.
Close Encounters by Katherine Allred (m/f, sci fi)
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (m/f, urban fantasy)
The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop (m/f, dark fantasy)
Adder by Ally Blue
Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow
Fostered Love by Cameron Dane
Feathers by Vincent Diamond
Allergies by T A Chase
Ranger’s Apprentice Book 8: Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan (YA, fantasy)
A Promise Kept by Stormy Glenn
Sweet Treats by Stormy Glenn
Hidden Desires by Stormy Glenn
Forbidden Desires by Stormy Glenn
Taming the Wolf by Michelle Houston
Hellbourne 1 by Amber Kell
The White Knight by Josh Lanyon
Dangerous Ground by Josh Lanyon
Gone Surfin’ by Carol Lynne
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (m/f, urban fantasy)
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
Dissonance by Sonja Spencer
Reviews so far: Turner & Turner (for Tam); Sutcliffe Cove (for Lily); Roar (for Jen); Angels of the Deep (for Jitterbug); A Promise Kept (for Emmy); Dissonance (for nichem); Zero at the Bone (for Lesley); Allergies (for Tracy)
AND WE’RE DONE… unless I’m feeling super nice and a great deal of bribery occurs. 😉
How about Turner & Turner blah blah blah. (I can't remember the title and don't want to click back – I AM lazy). I wanted to pick one I haven't read and that I might find interesting. I have no idea anything about that book so put me in the know.
How about Sutcliff Cove by Ariel and Madeleine. I’ve got that one in my TBR but won’t get a chance to read it until I finish my Challenge list.
Uh … maybe if you listed the titles and authors? (I can’t make out too many of those covers.) You need more busywork to fill your day, don’t you, Kris? ;-)My first impulse is to say, Pick the ones that haven’t already been done to death elsewhere. Honestly, my eyes just begin to cloud over when I see reviews for the same books everywhere I look!
I want you to do the one with the dodgy werewolf cover – Roar. I saw that on your sidebar a few days ago and once again marvelled at some of the things you actually choose to read.
Tam: "Turner & Turner blah blah blah" it is!Lily: Happy to do "Sutcliffe Cove" for you. :)K Z: I am the High Priestess of Procrastination and as a result have acceded to your request. However, the laziness MUST be yielded to, therefore the choice remains yours. CHOOSE!Jen: Are you insulting me?? You are, aren't you. Regardless, "Roar" shall be done.
Could you write a ‘tasting’ of Kirby Crow’s Angels of the Dark? I’m curious about this book. 🙂
I am NOT being lazy.Yeah, you so are. Is ok. We luvs you anyways♥♥♥I liked Stormy Glenn’s A PROMISE KEPT. The author’s pseud sux fuzzy rocks, tho. Do that one, or Sursein. That one was just frickin weird for me. I’m curious to see that you thought of it.
Jitterbug: No probs. I have yet to see much about this book at all, which was one of the reasons I bit the bullet and bought it in the first place. So can definitely offer up a taste for you. :)Emmy: Back achya, hun, and I was feeling very Libran this morning what can I say. 😉 Will do “A Promise Kept” for you. (BTW, I always break out into my deep-soul-WW2-big-band-styles-voice singing ‘Stormy Weather’ whenever I come across her name.) Have done “Sursein” here: http://reviewsbyjessewave.blogspot.com/2009/04/sursein-judgment.html. I quite enjoyed it (gave it a 4) but there was a lot of ‘ish’ involved for me. Steampunkish, yaoi-ish, almost but not quite a Heaven Sent-ish character in Shas, almost convinced by the fascination between the mains-ish, and reminiscent of Jet of old-ish.
How about Dissonance. Sounds interesting from the blurb. Thanks.
Nichem: Done!Only one more to go. 🙂
Zero at the Bone. 🙂 I’m trying to decide whether to buy this one at the moment, whenever it turns up at the BD.
Allergies by TA Chase.
No probs. I have yet to see much about this book at all, which was one of the reasons I bit the bullet and bought it in the first place.Thanks! I read the blurb some time ago. This book sounds very dark, even angsty. I’d like to know if it worked for you. :)jitterbug
Lesley: Okey dokey. *g* Jenre has also reviewed it here: http://jenre-wellread.blogspot.com/2009/04/review-zero-at-bone-by-jane-seville.htmlTracy: You realise you’re #8. You just lucky that I’m a nice dork. ;)Jitterbug: Dark it definitely is. Your review will be the 4th on up. Think you can hang on. 😉
Only #8? I could pick more books if you want.
NO! Iz too buzy now. Stoopid idea. *mutters*
Rats! And that will teach me not to be more on the ball! I was going to say A Strong Hands looks interesting, not that I know anything about it 🙂
I live to serve, Orannia. ;)Check this out: http://reviewsbyjessewave.blogspot.com/2009/04/strong-hand.html