Posts tagged with weekly-book-giveaway

Jun 25 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears, by Jules Feiffer

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This week's Book Giveaway is Jules Feiffer's 1995 children's book A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is one of those deeply weird, self-published books (because that's what it looks like), but I promise that is only half true. A full review will follow shortly.

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Jun 18 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Misfit City, Volume 1, by Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten

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This week we're going to be reviewing issues 3 through 8 of the comic book miniseries Misfit City, so our Book Giveaway pick this week is the graphic novel compilation Misfit City: Vol. 1, which includes the first four issues. Our review of the rest of the series will be up shortly...

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Jun 11 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Unknown Ajax, by Georgette Heyer

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Unknown Ajax, one of my favorite books by Georgette Heyer. The title refers to a character in one of Shakespeare's messier tragedies (Troilus and Cressida), but, thankfully, Heyer's storytelling is considerably more fun. A full review will follow shortly...

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Jun 4 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Grey Sister, by Mark Lawrence

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This week's Book Giveaway is Mark Lawrence's Grey Sister, the second installment in his Book of the Ancestor series. I was unexpectedly impressed by the first book in this series (so good, despite a lot of stomach-churn-y bits), so I'm looking forward to this sequel. A full review will follow shortly...

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May 29 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Act Like It, by Lucy Parker

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This week's Book Giveaway is Lucy Parker's debut romance novel Act Like It, published in 2016. It's been a while since I've discovered such a promising new-to-me author, so I'm both excited (yay, she has two more books out!) and chagrined that I just started a month-long shopping ban (delayed gratification is for suckers!). A full review will follow shortly...

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May 21 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Sky is Yours, by Chandler Klang Smith

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This week's Book Giveaway is Chandler Klang Smith's debut novel The Sky Is Yours, which I fully admit I picked due to its awesome cover art. Of course, I've been burned by seductive covers in the past, but hope springs eternal. A full review will follow shortly...

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May 14 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Burn Bright, by Patricia Briggs

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This week's Book Giveaway is Patricia Briggs's latest Alpha and Omega novel, Burn Bright. I'm hoping this cover art isn't literal, because the idea of being tangled up in thorns is legit creepy. A full review will follow shortly...

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May 7 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Not If I Save You First, by Ally Carter

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This week's Book Giveaway is Ally Carter's latest YA thriller, Not If I Save You First. I usually like Carter's books, but I'm a little confused about this cover art. Are those letters... popsicles? Candy? Jello shots? It's a mystery. A full review will be posted shortly...

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Apr 30 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, by George Saunders

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This week's Book Giveaway is The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, a children's fable (...sort of) written in 2000 by George Saunders, and featuring the artwork of the inimitable Lane Smith. Don't let that eyeball-y thing on the middle of the book cover scare you: it's actually a very wholesome story. A full review will follow shortly...

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Apr 23 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Giles, Issues 1 & 2, by Erika Alexander and Joss Whedon

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Continuing our (unplanned) month-long streak of graphic novel and comics reviews, this week's Book Giveaway is the first two issues of Giles: Girl Blue, a spin-off from the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic. The title is written by Erika Alexander and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Jon Lam. A full review will be posted shortly...

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Apr 16 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack

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This week's Book Giveaway is the first volume of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which combines the first six issues of the much more horror-focused reboot of the Archie comic Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I'm only halfway through it, but I can already attest to the excellence of the art and the unpleasantness of the story. A full review will follow shortly...

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Apr 9 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Nisekoi Vol. 1, by Naoshi Komi

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This week's Book Giveaway is the first volume of Naoshi Komi's series Nisekoi, originally serialized in Shonen Jump magazine. The back cover promises a "laugh-out-loud feel-good" time. (Here's hoping this series can deliver on all those hyphens.) A full review will follow shortly...

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Apr 2 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Rivers of London: Body Work, by Ben Aaronovitch

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This week's Book Giveaway is Body Work, the first graphic novel spin-off from Ben Aaronovitch's highly entertaining (if occasionally problematic) Rivers of London series. Body Work is co-written by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, and illustrated by Lee Sullivan. A full review will be posted soon...

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Mar 26 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Warcross, by Marie Lu

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This week's Book Giveaway pick is Marie Lu's Warcross, which I chose because I've been wanting to read one of Lu's books for a while, and I mistakenly thought this was a standalone. (You win some, you lose some.) A full review will follow shortly...

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Mar 19 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Tricks for Free, by Seanan McGuire

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This week's Book Giveaway is Tricks For Free, the seventh book in Seanan McGuire's wildly entertaining InCryptid series. After a brief but welcome detour into non-sexy cover art, my mother will be disappointed to see that the cover model is back to a bulging, ripped tank-top, but one cannot have everything...

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Mar 12 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Persuasion (Modern Library Edition), by Jane Austen

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This week's Book Giveaway is the 2001 Modern Library edition of Jane Austen's Persuasion. I'm only a few pages in, but I'm already irritated by the foreword, so brace yourselves for a lot of very nerd-specific ranting. Our review will be posted shortly...

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Mar 5 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Hello Stranger, by Lisa Kleypas

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This week's Book Giveaway is Hello Stranger, the fourth book in Lisa Kleypas's Ravenels series. I have been underwhelmed by this series thus far, but I do want to give props to Ms. Kleypas's cover artist for fixing the sleeve situation. A full review will be posted shortly...

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Feb 26 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Duchess Deal, by Tessa Dare

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And the last title in our month of romance-themed Book Giveaways is Tessa Dare's The Duchess Deal, the first installment in her 'Girl Meets Duke' series. (I fully approve of that series title, by the way. Evocative!) A full review will follow shortly, but already I feel confident saying that this will appeal to fans of Julia Quinn and Suzanne Enoch...

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Feb 20 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Hate to Want You, by Alisha Rai

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Continuing our month of romance reviews, this week's Book Giveaway pick is Alisha Rai's Hate to Want You. It looks like it's PACKED with angst, which isn't usually my thing (I prefer romances where the protagonists seem mentally healthy enough to actually make a relationship work, even before loads of therapy). On the other hand, "nice couple meets at puppy obedience class, dates successfully, then lives happily ever after" wouldn't be a particularly scintillating read...

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Feb 12 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole

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Continuing our month-long celebration of romance novels, this week's Book Giveaway is Alyssa Cole's historical romance/adventure An Extraordinary Union. I'm only about halfway through it, but thus far the romance stuff is fine, but a bit of a distraction from the A+++ spy action. A full review will follow shortly...

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Feb 5 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne

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This week's Book Giveaway is Sally Thorne's novel The Hating Game. It's the first in a month-long series of romance novel reviews, all of which I have chosen based on recommendations from this post. (It's a change from my Target Method, but one must live dangerously.) A full review will be posted shortly...

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Jan 29 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Runaways, by Christopher Golden

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This week's Book Giveaway is Marvel's Runaways, by Christopher Golden. It has "An Original Novel" as its official subtitle, which is a little confusing: it's based on the Marvel comic series of the same name, but it appears to operate independently from the storylines created in either the comics or the TV adaptation. A full review will follow shortly, but be warned: it will be rife with possibly confusing spoilers for fans of this story's other formats...

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Jan 22 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories, by Charlaine Harris

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This week's Book Giveaway is Charlaine Harris's The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories. Considering the popularity of this series, I'm always surprised by the homemade vibe of the cover art, which feels like something designed by an artsy middle school student. (But what do I know? Clearly, these books sell just fine.) Our full review will be posted soon...

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Jan 15 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Renegades, by Marissa Meyer

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This week's Book Giveaway is Renegades, the first book in a new series by the Lunar Chronicles' Marissa Meyer. I was never as emotionally invested in the Lunar Chronicles as I hoped to be, but I'm assuming this new series won't be so visibly cobbled together from outside sources (specifically, fairytales and Sailor Moon), so that might help. A full review will be posted later this week...

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Jan 8 2018

Weekly Book Giveaway: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, by Melissa de la Cruz

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Well, it's no longer the holidays, but it's always Pride and Prejudice season 'round these parts, so this week's Book Giveaway is Melissa de la Cruz's Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe. Based on my previous exposure to Ms. de la Cruz's work, my hopes are not high, but we'll see. A full review will be posted shortly...

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Dec 18 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Duke of Her Desire, by Sophie Barnes

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This week's Book Giveaway is Sophie Barnes's historical romance The Duke of Her Desire. I am weirdly irritated by the fact that the model on the cover doesn't appear to be wearing a corset or anything under her dress, but experience has taught me that this is probably not the biggest historical inaccuracy I will encounter. Our review will be posted shortly...

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Dec 11 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews

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This week's Book Giveaway is Red Sparrow, the first book in Jason Matthews's espionage trilogy. If you're looking for a heartwarming holiday read... you should probably keep looking. (Sorry.) But if you need a lot of literary violence to get through the season, you're in luck! A full review will follow shortly...

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Dec 4 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, by Samantha Irby

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This week's Book Giveaway is We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a collection of essays by Samantha Irby (best known as the author of the "bitches gotta eat" blog.) The book is a little less stream-of-consciousness than her online writing—and all the font is the same color—but just as awesome. A full review will follow shortly...

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Nov 27 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Bubbly On Your Budget, by Marjorie Hillis

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In honor of this season of furious consumerism, this week's Book Giveaway is Marjorie Hillis's Bubbly on Your Budget, a reprint of a financial advice guide first published in 1937 under the title Orchids On Your Budget. This volume is used (and looks it), but still an unexpectedly modern and entertaining read. A full review will follow shortly...

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Nov 20 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Red Sister, by Mark Lawrence

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This week's Book Giveaway pick is Mark Lawrence's Red Sister, the first installment in his new Books of the Ancestor fantasy/adventure series. I'm only a few chapters in, but thus far things are looking promising (albeit massively grim). A full review will follow shortly...

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