It’s time for a look back over the last week with Clock Rewinders. This feature is based on the original Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge.
Last Week on the Bookcase
This week was mostly about the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon, and stepping up the preparations for my Discover Australian Fantasy event coming up in July. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it! There are also some awesome bloggers and authors who are helping out to make it a fun month. Stay tuned!
In other news, have you added yourself to the Book Blogger Map yet? Please, spread the word! At the moment we have 60 placemarks and counting!
The Kingdom blog tour is on until the end of June – make sure you get your entry in the giveaway for the chance to win a Kindle Fire.
- The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, Leonard S Marcus – Very interesting non-fiction book containing plenty of advice for writers of fantasy.
- Kingdom, Anderson O’Donnell – Gritty dystopia. A heavy read, but a briliant debut.
Around the Community
- Fiktshun wrote a very interesting piece this week discussing the old readers vs followers debate. We all want more followers so that authors and publishers will notice us, but interaction with real readers is what blogging is all about. There’s some great advice there to help increase readership.
- Did you see this video from Hachette Australia yet? They’ve taken a bunch of new Spring releases and made beautiful word sculptures out of them. Sounds like a great day at the office to me!
- I haven’t done a lot of blog reading this week, I do apologise! Have a kitty in payment.
After last week’s humungousness I’m pleased to say I’ve had a much calmer one.
- The Promise, D.D. Chant – from the author for review
- Pete, Drinker of Blood (part 1), Scott S Phillips – from the author for review
- The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Charater Expression, Becca Puglisi & Angela Ackerman – This was recommended on twitter and does look like a very good resource for allowing the reader to see how the character is feeling rather than telling them how the character feels. A steal at $5 I reckon!
Destiny of the Light (Shadow Through Time #1), Louise Cusack
Ennae is a parallel world joined to our own world by the Sacred Pool, a portal that can only be opened by one with the Guardian blood running through their veins. It is through this watery gateway that Khatrene leaves her modern-day life behind forever, drawn into a quest that will take her into the depths of the unknown.
I’m just about to start reading this one. The review for this book will be part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature!
I haven’t decided yet whether to get stuck into another Aussie book, or try to sneak in The Gathering Dark before the start of July. It depends on how long it takes me to read Destiny of the Light!
Have a great week, everyone!