Sunday with the Bookworms {6} … with Audiobooks, Hemlock Grove, and Tours to Come

Posted 20 July, 2014 by Danny in Blog, Bookworms, Sunday with the Bookworms / 10 Comments

Welcome Friends! Do you have a Coffee or a Tea? Then sit down with us and chat a little bit about your week with us!

Like every week, Heather, Pushy and Danny are sharing what they read this week and what other exciting things happened in their lives!

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*image from the wonderful Seth MacBeth

Danny’s Week

Germany won the World Cup!!!!! YES! For the 4th time in history, we are world champions and the whole country is celebrating! Woot!

But.. back to reading :))

I finally (finally) finished the audio for City of Heavenly Fire– and I think it was an absolutely great way to tie finally everything together. The series got an ending it deserved and Cassandra Clare tied up neatly “The Mortal Instruments” series in, as well as introduced the next series The Dark Artficies which is coming end of 2015. Well done!

Immediately I started the next audio from one of my favorite series: Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles Book 7 “Shattered” – This series needs to be listened to on audio. I know I keep saying this, but Luke Daniels is a genius and brings these characters to live like no one else!

I finished The Fire Wish and for my love of all things Jinni related I even created a special post – Picture This! Jinni’s. After this I quickly read “Forecast by Rinda Ellitot” which I liked so much and I started Illusive which has just the perfect pitch line to get me hooked: “The X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of “super” criminals .” 

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones Shattered by Kevin Hearne

 

Heather’s Week

After having a pretty good week at work but a cool one weather wise here in Chicago, we’ve been staying indoors once I’ve gotten home from work so it’s been a bit more calm. I’ve read a ton of Lego books with my son, but I also managed to fit in some reading for myself as well. I finished up the amazing near-future thriller The Forever Man by Pierre Ouellette. If you check out my review for the TLC Blog tour post, you can enter to win a $25 e-book gift card to the retailer of your choice and a copy of the book. I took a break from regular books to read a fantastic Twilight fanfiction, Détruit by Somah. It’s an alternate universe-all human story where Edward is a government contracted killer, and I really enjoyed this thriller. I used the website Ficsave to download the entire completed fic as a mobi file so I could read it on my Kindle.

I’m really excited to be reading the fourth installment of the Glamourist Histories, Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal. This one has been described as Jane Austen meets Oceans Eleven, and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’ve also continued to make my way through the audiobook of The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher while at work.

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Now that Netflix has released the second season of Hemlock Grove, I started watching season one. I’ve made it through the first three episodes and I like it so far. There’s a werewolf that’s scruffy and cute, and some murders. I certainly like that I don’t have to wait a week between episodes and I can watch them whenever I want. I’m still watching True Blood (underwhelming), Teen Wolf (excellent), and Witches of East End (cheesy goodness).

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Pushy’s Week

Such a week! Lots going on personally, my brother actually go married yesterday (WOOT for SIL’s who are awesome!!). I started reading two books we’ll be hosting on tour in the next few months: The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson and Made For You by Melissa Marr. It’s no secret I love historical novels and Melissa Marr and I’m loving both books!!

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On the TV front, I’ve taken my love for history and England and started re-watching the Tudors. Good stuff!!!

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So guys, tell us about your week. What are you reading and watching? 

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10 Responses to “Sunday with the Bookworms {6} … with Audiobooks, Hemlock Grove, and Tours to Come”

  1. Livia

    Danny, I don’t watch soccer at all, but congrats to Germany on becoming the world champions yet again! I’m still waiting on a library copy of the City of Heavenly Fire audiobook. That’s the format that I read all of the previous books so it’s good to hear that you liked the ending.

    Heather, I’m a huge Twilight fan but I can’t get into its fan fiction. Have you heard of Helena Hunting? She used to write Twilight fan fiction but she finally released her debut novel, Clipped Wings which I really loved. You should check out this series. I don’t really see how it could’ve been fan fiction but that is what I’ve seen several fans post on her Facebook page. Inked Armor (book #2) and Cracks In The Armor (#2.5) also recently came out.

    Pushy, I LOVED the Tudors series when it was on. I made sure to get Showtime then just so that I could watch. John Rhys-Davies and Henry Cavill were amazing. I bought my mom the entire series on DVD because she caught a few episodes and liked it. Sadly, I think it was wasted on her since she has yet to watch the series now that she has it. I could’ve kept it for myself and do a re-watch like you, doh!

    As for books, this week I read TEASE by Sophie Jordan (truly bewitched worthy rating), The Wild Side-1 by R.K. Lilley (an erotic serial thriller), and Iris (The Wild Side-2) also by R.K. Lilley. Both series have a 3rd book coming out this year, Dair (The Wild Side-3) is out on 7/25 and WILD (The Ivy Chronicles-3) will be released everywhere in November 2014. So it was a good reading week. And the 2nd episode of EXTANT continued to hold my interest. I’m still behind on Teen Wolf and Covert Affairs, grr!

    • I’ve been around the Twilight fandom since 2009, so I’ve read all of the big name authors back when they were still posting. Clipped WIngs was actually fanfic, but she reworked it with new names. Danny has read both the fanfic version and the published version, so she can comment on the differences. Helena is a fantastic author, and I’ve loved everything of hers that I’ve read. Clipped Wings and Inked Armor was fantastic and I read it as the giant tome of fanfic that it was. It just works well because the characters are so unlike Edward and Bella, which is how the one that I just read was too.
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    • Livia: Thanks for the rec -I will definitely get a copy of Tease now! I love Sophie Jordan and have to check out this New Adult book of hers! (it’s New Adult right?)

      Just like Heather said: All three of us have been quite actively reading fanfic during th peak of the Twilight Fandom in 2009. Actually, this is how we three meet and became friends:))

      I absolutely loved Clipped Wings & Inked Armor!!! I read both versions and I loved them both incredibly! The fanfic was already pretty far away from anything Twilight related, but she sharpened the story even more when it got published! The only thing the fanfic had in common with Twilight were the character names, the rest was already pretty unique! I still remember waiting impatiently every week for an update, gosh was I in love with this story! So intense!

      I’m being honest, I love it when such a talented author like Helena Hunting gets published!
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  2. Some of those covers gave me the chills. And yay for Germany!

    The Agincourt Bride has my eye. I might go search it out on Goodreads to see if the blurb holds up. I hope you do a review on it. I’d love to hear what you thought.
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  3. Danny! Yay for Germany winning the World Cup! I was rooting for them over Argentina and was so worried when the match went into extra time!! I also read Forecast over the weekend and loved it! I feel like re-reading Foretold and Forecast again now!

    And Pushy, congrats on your brother’s wedding and having an awesome SIL! I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the Melissa Marr book!
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  4. OMG. True Blood. WTF? If this weren’t the last season, I would have quit watching by now. The only thing I like are Pam and Eric (did you see him rip that guy’s face off? Awesomely horrible!).

    And I love the Tudors. First season, especially, when the king’s all randy and shizz. But the political shenanigans — I’d have my head chopped off in the first week of being at the palace.
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