Book Blog Walkers Unite in October! #bookblogwalkers #whyiwalkathome
I’m joining my bloggy buddy Felicia @ Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog and Leslie Sansone during the month of October for the “30 Minutes a Day for 30 Days” fitness challenge! I know I need to start preparing now for the extra sweet treats that are on the way. (I’m talking about you, Halloween.) Feel free to use the hashtags above on Twitter and/or visit Felicia’s blog to join the fun!
I’ll be posting my progress throughout the month below:
“Rosehill was shady and beautiful, the most serene place I could imagine. It had been closed to the public for years, and sometimes as I wandered alone - and often lonely - through the lush fern beds and long curtains of silvery moss, I pretended the crumbling angels were wood nymphs and fairies and I their ruler, queen of my own graveyard kingdom.”—Quote by Amanda Stevens, The Restorer
My choice this week is Untamed by Helen Kirkman. I’ve had this book in my TBR stack for about a hundred years, but every once in a while, I take it off the shelf and pet the pretty man on the cover…
Here’s the blurb:
The ethereal Lady Aurinia lived in danger from the powerful who would use her for their own ends. And yet she freely aided those in need, even knowing that love was forever denied her
Powerful in ways unspoken, the warrior Macsen had breached the mystical defenses surrounding Lady Aurinia’s ancient hall, for desperation drove him to seek the help of her healing hands—and her open heart
But could the bond they’d formed—fine as gossamer, strong as steel—withstand the firestorm of a marauding Viking horde?
“What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren’t long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”—Quote by Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
I haven’t played along with Top Off Tuesday in ages! I’ve missed it! My choice this week is Defiant in the Viking’s Bed by Joanna Fulford, releasing later this month. Seriously, why would she be defiant in this guy’s bed?
Here’s the blurb:
Consumed by revenge - and desire!
Captured by his enemy and chained like a dog, Leif Egilsson has one thought in his mind: revenge. He’ll no longer be beguiled by the treacherous beauty of Lady Astrid, and her innocence, which he so craved, will finally be his.
On his escape, this fierce, proud Viking is bent on making her pay the price of her betrayal—in his bed! Only, Astrid has the heart of a warrior, and she will not be tamed as easily as he believes…
Victorious Vikings. No man could defeat them. Three women would defy them!
Oh, Leif. Please take out your revenge on me. *grins*
Do you prefer books with a dust jacket? What do you do with your dust jacket while reading? Leave it on or take it off?
Do I prefer books with a dust jacket? For my own keeper shelf, yes. Dust jackets make hardcover books look pretty, and I suppose they protect them from dust, lol.
I don’t read a lot of hardcover books, and most of the ones I do read are borrowed from the library. (They tape the jackets on good!) If I’m reading a hardcover of my own, I take the jacket off to read.
On the flip side, when I have a paperback to read, I use a fabric book cover. The picture above shows many of the favorites in my collection. As you can probably tell, I love owls and coffee. :-)
“Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.”—David Quaimen (via prettybooks)