After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.
But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
I was nominated for another award by the lovely First Line Reader, and I’d highly recommend checking out her blog! Her posts are always great to read; they’re fun and creative. Thank you so much for nominating me; it means a lot to me!
The meaning of the Black Cat Blue Sea Award: “This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”
Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
Anybody nominated answers three questions.
The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
We’re at the point in the year where you’re either way ahead in your Goodreads goals or scrambling to catch up before the end of December. I’ve been participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge for the last few years, and this year is no different.
I usually start my challenge off by setting it to 50 books. Though the last couple years I’ve had to increase it halfway through the year because I would be 10 books ahead of schedule. But that’s probably because of how many graphic novels and manga I read.
Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago.
As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingenue, extra. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless.
I decided to take today to talk about the book that I’m currently reading. Because I’m actually physically reading a book (well, it’s an ebook, but I’m not listening to it)! Which I know is still reading, but I really want to try to get back into taking time out of my day to actually sit down to read. Nothing else but read for a little bit. And that’s what I’ve been doing lately, and it’s amazing.
I know a lot of people are trying to get they’re TBRs down, especially with the end of the year right around the corner and so many new books being published. But I feel like I have been adding more books to my list than I read. But then again, I don’t have nearly as many books on my TBR as some of the people I follow on Goodreads (I think I have 35 at the moment).
But needless to say, I still have many books that I’ve recently added to my list that I want to talk about. They’re ones that I want to get to in the near future, so this is a way of holding me accountable to read them.
When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.
Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.
I feel like I’m not that consistent with these types of posts; I tend to do them once a month (if that). But I enjoy doing them. With these types of posts, I’m able to determine if the book I discuss is one that I want to keep on my TBR.
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it! I originally saw this post on A Little Haze Book Blog, who is amazing and you should definitely check their blog out.
In choosing a book from my Goodreads TBR, I’m going to use a random number generator to pick the book I’m going to talk about.
The title of this post should probably be ‘Currently Not Reading’ because that’s what I’ve been doing. Not reading. I have a couple books that I started, and by started I mean I read maybe the first 20 pages of each. So I’m not far into them.
And I can make excuses left and right about why I haven’t read lately, but I feel like they’d be futile. I’m going to mention a few reasons anyway, just to give you an idea of where I’m coming from.