Thursday Tea (Apr. 5): Six Against the Stars

The book: I’m currently about 73% into Six Against the Stars by Stephen Hunt, author of The Court of the Air which I really liked back in 2010. Unlike TCOTA, Six Against the Stars is a comedy sci-fi novel, starring a self-professed genius who couldn’t reason his way out of a wet paper bag. It’s got aliens, and weird modified humans, and mechanical things that talk sort of like how Inspector Gadget’s car talked, and Read More …

Thursday Tea (Mar. 29): Catching Fire

The book: I am writing this post ~from the past~! Since I’ll be out and about for most of Thursday I thought I’d better write this here post beforehand, on Wednesday. So! I should still be reading Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games books. I was going to put off reading it for a bit, to give myself some more time to digest the first book, but then we saw the movie on Wednesday and Read More …

Thursday Tea (Mar. 22): Lord of the Changing Winds

The book: I finally finished reading Burn Mark last night– I went through a reading slump earlier this week, which means I’m about two or three books behind on my reading schedule. So I hope the book I’m reading right now, Lord of the Changing Winds, turns out to be good! I’ve had it on my eTBR pile for at least a year, and I can’t really remember what it’s about except for that it’s Read More …

Thursday Tea (Mar. 15): Artemis Fowl

The book: This is probably my fifth or sixth time reading Artemis Fowl by now– including the two times I read it on audiobook— and it’s still one of my favorite books ever. How can you not like a book with kick-ass fairy police, a (believable!) teenage criminal mastermind, giant bodyguards with hearts of gold, and TONS of thriller-y action. I read somewhere that someone said Artemis Fowl was basically Die Hard with fairies: totally Read More …

Thursday Tea (Mar. 8): Shadows on the Moon

The book: I’ve actually just finished Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott, but it was SO. GOOD. I actually started it a few weeks ago and then put it down because I hated the first three pages– it’s got that thing that annoys me where it’s got a lot of non-English words in it for no real reason other than to establish location– and when I started it again last night I had no Read More …

Thursday Tea (Mar. 1): Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye

The book: So I’m reading an audiobook: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye. I got this one free from Audible a while ago, and since I’ve been meaning to read an audiobook for a while now (…over a year, actually) I thought I’d figure out a way to actually do it. I’ve been listening to a half hour or so each night and so far it’s been going pretty well! I mean, yeah, there’s way too many Read More …

Thursday Tea (Feb. 16): Fame Fatale

I’m getting my new glasses today! They came in early. Yay! The book: This is one of those books that I’ve had for so long I’ve forgotten why I originally got it, but once I started reading– I remembered! Well, sort of. So far Fame Fatale is (I think) about book publishing and authors and how there’s a lot of spite and backstabbing and stuff. It’s funny! I think some romance shows up later, too, Read More …

Thursday Tea (Feb. 9): A Drowned Maiden's Hair

This has been such a good day! I’m getting new glasses soon, and they’ll hopefully be awesome. My eye exam went really well– my optometrist was so nice!– and I didn’t spend nearly as much money getting them as I thought I’d have to. Yay! The book: I’ve been wanting to read A Drowned Maiden’s Hair for a while now (about a year?), but I kept getting scared off by the title. It’s scary, right? Read More …

Thursday Tea (Feb. 2): Entwined

The book: Hives I mean, hello! Welcome to February. It’s cold and overcast and a bit drizzly here in SoCal, but I’m sure it’ll clear up eventually. I can’t say the same about my hives. Today I’m reading Entwined by Heather Dixon, which is currently only $0.99 at Amazon if you’re interested in getting it for yourself. It’s another retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses story, though I think I’m going to like it more Read More …

Thursday Tea (Jan. 26): Vesper

The book: I’m about halfway through Vesper by Jeff Sampson, and I mostly like it. I’m not sure why, but I always seem to treat books starring women written by a male authors more harshly than I do books with male protagonists written by female authors. Maybe I’m more worried about the former screwing something up? Don’t know. Anyway, Vesper‘s a YA paranormal book but there doesn’t seem to be much romance going on so Read More …