Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Reading Affair: Escapade Library and More Resources!

Hello my readers!

You are meeting an absolutely giddy Auggie today!

The temperatures here have somehow managed to find their way into the 70's and I am BASKING, I tell you, BASKING in the feel of the warm sun on my skin again! While cold weather does make me want to curl up with a nice cup of tea and a good book... it also makes me sleepy.

Warm weather puts so much energy in my veins sometimes I'm not sure how Mr. J can handle it! But I turn that energy into reading power, so there you go!

I am itching to do a review but I'm going to put that off for today to bring you ESCAPADE LIBRARY and also more very wonderful online resources for all of your readishing needs!

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ESCAPADE LIBRARY

I bounced out to the local library yesterday to pick up a few books. Some of the ones I wanted were on hold, so I plowed through my TBR list and landed a few.

The Tiger's Wife

SHORT SYNOPSIS
In a Balkan country mending form years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor,
arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and
her lifelong friend Zora being to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old
supersitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly
cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange
family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards.
Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.


"The Tiger's Wife" is one of the Bookworm Bitches Bookclub's (Oooh, I love it!) books of the month. I had been meaning to read this for a while and finally rounded myself up to check it out. If you are reading this book, or are thinking of reading it, and would like to join the discussion come and join us at BOOKWORM BITCHES on Goodreads.com.

Bloodroot
SHORT SYNOPSIS
"Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses
the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning
fiction debut about the legacies - of magic and madness,
faith and secrets, passion and loss - that haunt
one family across the generations, from the
Great Depression to today."
 This was another bookclub read that I snatched up. You can join the discussion at  
SOUTHERN LIT LOVERS on Goodreads.com.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
SHORT SYNOPSIS
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is the unerringly honest, often hilarious,
and always provocativestory of one mother's adventure in extreme parenting.
Totally at odds with Western parentalindulgence, Amy Chua has made an
iron-willed decisionto raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way.

This non-fiction book is simply one that I've wanted to pick up ever since I read a review about it in a random lit magazine (I can't even remember the name of it!) I was poking through at my local book seller. I'm very excited to read this book because I know that I'll have plenty of my own opinion to share. I expect this to be a very interesting and eyeopening read.

 BUY HERE!

The Tiger's Wife

Bloodroot

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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ONLINE RESOURCES
GOODREADS

Your haven for book reviews! Your own personal virtual bookshelf!

I really enjoy this website that serves as a large community for all types of bookreaders. You'll find groups, forums, and thousands upon thousands of reviews from others who have read the books you're interested in. Write your own reviews and share them with the world!

Connect with me on Goodreads: Auggie@Goodreads


BOOK BLOGS

If you've got a blog that's all about books, or if you're looking for great blogs that specialize in book reviews, giveaways, author interviews and more then this is the place for you! The website also offers forums and groups with weekly, monthly, and yearly challenges.

Connect with me on Book Blogs: Auggie@BookBlogs

SMASHWORDS

eBooks galore! A great way to look up new books by genre, length, and even price. Looking for books under $5.99? How about books for just $.99? They've got them! This is your chance to find thousands of books published by independent authors.

If you're looking to ePublish your literary work, this is a great option for you.

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 Well everyone, that's the post for today.

Hopefully I'll have a lovely review for you tomorrow!

Some NEWS:
  • If you're interested in writing a guest review blog send me an e-mail.
  • March is full but I'm looking for APRIL books. If you have a book you'd like for me to review let me know via comment or e-mail.
  • Keep and eye out for my very first GIVEAWAY (specific hosting dates soon)
Until next blog,

Read on!

~A.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Auggie I'm a new follower via book blogs, thought I would say hi! Trev @ trevsliteraryreview.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by. I'll definitely drop by your blog to say 'Hello!.

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