In which 80 Books Blog discusses and debates hot topics in publishing. This week, we talk bloggers, reviews, and the strained relationship with authors. “Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” –Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire … Continue reading Should Authors Take Bad Reviews Seriously?
As you’ll see below, I received this book from Penguin’s First to Read program, having forgotten that I already had a ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from BookExpo. Took the pressure off reading it in the time period Penguin allows before the digital copy disappears from my numerous devices. It was also a great reminder that … Continue reading #fbf To Not Remembering That Part of the Old Testament…
February isn’t over and there are still books coming out that are worth reading. Take a look! (All synopsis are from Goodreads.) The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Romance – Spencer Hill Press, February 17, 2015) The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the … Continue reading New Releases: February 2015
Well… I hardly know where to begin. I finished this book over 2 weeks ago, and still I’m not sure this review is quite what I mean to say. With that in mind, I’ve enlisted the help of Miss J. Alexander to express my thoughts. Cuz, y’all… Let’s start with some background. The Claiming of … Continue reading The Backlist: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
Hiatus? What hiatus? No need to wait for January for a needed dose of #Ichabbie. If you’re not familiar with Fox’s version of Sleepy Hollow, here’s a short summary: As with Washington Irving’s original, Ichabod Crane meets the Headless Horseman in the eponymous town in the Hudson River Valley. Though in this version, Crane is now a … Continue reading REVIEW: Sleepy Hollow by Keith R. A. DeCandido