Gail Carriger - The Signing
I have always enjoyed Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate Series, but seeing her in person took things to a whole new level. She is character. The archeologist turned writer arrived in delightfully whimsical 1940’s inspired dress and I knew she was going to be fabulous.
So if you have time, please go see her. I’ll put a link up to her touring schedule in just a bit.
And again, if you missed it, there’s still time to pick up signed copies of her books at Murder by the Book, except for the new manga - completely sold out. How do I know this? I bought the last copy myself!!!!!!
First Impressions: "Etiquette and Espionage"
Within the first few pages, this novel unexpectedly reminded me of reading Harry Potter in the very best ways. There is a similar style to the writing, along with some great humor, in the opening scenes. While this book’s world is rooted in the mechanical — rather than the magical — it nonetheless offers an enchanting escape for its precocious main character, Sophronia. And while there are many differences between her and Harry — they have the same dogged determination to ferret out information not intended for them.
Sophronia is a most “unladylike” girl of 14 who gets sent to finishing school — but to her surprise, she’s been recruited to a school that puts as much emphasis on deception as it does curtsies or eyelash fluttering.
It’s shaping up to be a great, adventurous read with a strong female character.
Moments ago, I posted the first in what I hope will be a series of fun Haiku Reviews (I use the term haiku loosely, so don’t persecute me for my far from perfect form please!) I’ll pair each haiku with an image.
I’d love it, followers, if you would submit haikus of your own about some of your favorite books. I know some of you are super clever and funny, so I’d love an opportunity to capitalize on your genius (wink!)