August 3, 2011 20 Comments
I didn’t get many books the last two weeks, but that’s fine. I love new books but the TBR pile is rather big already. 🙂
Books I got for review
Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome
I got this book for review from the author. According to Goodreads: “In the haunting “Dancing in the Shadows of Love,” three emotionally adrift women fight to heal their fractured worlds. Not everyone can be a hero. Or can they? ” With some elements of magical realism.
At second sight, I’m not quite sure this is a book for me. We’ll see!
The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen (ebook)
Another book I got from the author. Dorte is one of my blogging friends, so I’m curious to see what her book is like!
From Smashwords: “A cosy Yorkshire mystery. The vicious attacks begin when the prodigal son of Knavesborough returns to the sleepy village after forty years in Argentina with fame and fortune. No wonder that spiteful Rose Walnut-Whip is killed, but when the violence escalates, Constable Penrose knows he needs help from his fiancée, librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.”
These are the ingredients for a potential great read!
Because of the launch of this book, Dorte is doing a Cosy Knave Launch Baton, where each reviewer asks her a question. My question was:
Shortly before you began writing your cosy mystery, you said that you could not see yourself write a whole novel of the humorous kind. What made you change your mind?
Dorte said: “Wait, who came up with that question? I am not at all sure why, but I have lived long enough to realize that changing one´s mind is part of the fun of life. And to me, writing has turned into one of the most un-limiting activities of my life.
I know that the readers of my blog must carry their part of the responsibility. Earlier I considered myself a ´serious writer´, but they kept cheering me on when I made up the grumpy Kickinbottoms and when I let poor Constable Penrose (aka Prewitt & Primrose) solve the murder of Santa.
I also know that right from the beginning I had the idea of a prodigal son returning home, and somehow the names of the vicar´s three daughters just popped into my head – an extremely important step. They are called Rhapsody, Harmonia and Psalmonella, and somehow the tone was set from then on. And just try to say the name ´Rhapsody Gershwin´. Though young, my female protagonist came with a complete personality of her own. ”
If it sounds good, look here -> Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/73746, coupon code PN22N = 25 % off.
Enough advertising, on to the next book…. 🙂
Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers (for review from Harper Perennial)
A book for review from Harper Perennial. From their website: “Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose a burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfilment we crave.
How to solve this problem? Hamlet’s BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. ”
Well, I’m online most of the time, so please tell me how I can live with screens without them taking over my life!
Sent by a friendly book blogger
Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
This ARC was sent to me by the lovely Pam of Bookalicio.us. We’re both in the jury for the Indie Lit Awards (Speculative Fiction section) and I really wanted to read this book. Hopefully if it’s good it will be nominated for the award.
From amazon.com: “In the not-too-distant future, robots have made our lives a lot easier: they help clean our kitchens, drive our cars, and fight our wars–until they are turned into efficient murderers by a sentient artificial intelligence buried miles below the surface of Alaska. Robopocalypse is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that makes a strong case that mindless fun can also be wildly inventive. The war is told as an oral history, assembled from interviews, security camera footage, and first- and secondhand testimonies, similar to Max Brook’s zombie epic World War Z. “
Have you read any of these books? Which of these would appeal to you?