Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday #68


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*



The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block

PublisherHenry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition

Release DateAugust 27, 2013
Pages: 240

The Story:

In The Island of Excess Love, Pen has lost her parents. She's lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.
This companion to Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins, this time using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide. A powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block's beautiful language and inspiring characters.

-via Amazon



Meet the Author

Francesca Lia Block, recipient of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. has been publishing novels, short stories, essays, memoirs and poetry since 1989. Her work has been translated into many languages. Ms. Block lives in Los Angeles where she teaches writing workshops that are also available online.



Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #11



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just flip through your current read to a random page -- or not -- and share two teaser quotes from somewhere on said page.
This week my Teaser Tuesday quotes will be taken from my current read, Behold The Bones by Natalie C. Parker.


Teaser #1:

"I wake Tuesday morning heavy with dread. It puts me in a foul mood. I prefer emotions with a sense of movement like courage or desire or fury. Dread is useless and sloppy, like walking across a carpet in sopping-wet jeans." - page 189 
Teaser #2:

"The curse is real. The Craven Curse I've mocked my entire life as the worst sort of family nonsense is real.

Maybe more real than I am." - page 241

What teasers are you sharing this week?

Don't forget to tell me in the comments or on twitter; @TheTatteredPage. You can also use #BeholdTheBones on twitter if you're reading it! 
Happy Reading!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday #67


*Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper*



Love in the Time of Global Warming by Kat Spears

Publisher
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition
Release DateAugust 27, 2013
Pages: 240

The Story:

Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything―her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm of Love in the Time of Global Warming is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

-via Amazon





Meet the Author

Francesca Lia Block, recipient of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. has been publishing novels, short stories, essays, memoirs and poetry since 1989. Her work has been translated into many languages. Ms. Block lives in Los Angeles where she teaches writing workshops that are also available online.



Want to see my entire Wishlist? Check it out on Amazon: Books I Dream About

Happy Reading!


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