I can’t believe it’s time for a fall TBR list. I feel like I just made my summer one, which by the way, I didn’t make a huge dent in: out of my list of five, I read one. So, yeah. Anyways.
Here are the top 10 fall releases that I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Top Ten Craziest Lists on Goodreads and the Books I want to Read on Them (That I Haven't Purchased Yet)
Time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but as is becoming the norm, I’m going off script again and putting my own twist on the theme.
This week, I was supposed to discuss the top ten books I want to read but haven’t purchased yet, which presented problems for me. You see, I don’t buy books until the second before I start them (I use an e-reader). Meaning, the prompt would really just be books I want to read, which I’ve discussed here, and here, and here.
So I’ve taken matters into my own hands and will offer a slight twist on the prompt by doing something I’ve wanted to do for forever: check out the craziest lists on Goodreads. Crazy is never a bad thing. In fact, I love crazy. For the purposes of this post, I’m defining crazy as something that I don’t hear about often. Or lists on things that I didn’t know were THINGS.
So, on that note, here are the top ten craziest lists I’ve come across on Goodreads and the books I want to read on them (which I haven’t purchased yet). (See. Totally fits the theme.)
Happy Friday! Today, we are excited to share our website with the talented Quinn Langston. It was an honor (and a blast) to get the opportunity to interview her.
But before we get to the questions, here's a little about Quinn.
Quinn Langston writes novels and short stories of horror and supernatural suspense. A Clockwork Army is the first in her Steampunk series: Vampire Extraordinaire
Quinn has loved vampires, Steampunk and Victorian England since before it was cool. Previously living in Chesterfield in the isolation of the North of England and traveling the UK contributed to unbridled imagination of the most gothic of horrors and monsters. Quinn currently lives in Austin, Texas with the bats and five cats. She also writes paranormal romance under the name Lark Eden. Her first book, Flames of Rapture was endorsed by Nora Roberts.
For more on her, check out Quinn's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook or @Quinn_Langston.
Now onto the interview!
I employed a guess-and-check methodology, which produced roughly a 50% success rate. I also discovered that drink names are frequently misleading. For example, significant time was lost with the Maiden’s Prayer, which by all rights should have been the perfect cocktail to drink while reading a romance novel. Unfortunately, the insipid nature of the beverage leads me to believe that the maiden in question was praying for something rather different than what I thought she was.
Some genres, of course, were more teasing than others. Science Fiction proved particularly difficult to pin down, and in the end I had to abandon my belief that its cocktail should be neon in color. I think that in the end my results were solid—although it is my hope that you will subject them to further testing.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.