Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate, LibraryThing is holding a scavenger hunt. If you solve five of the riddles and find their corresponding LibraryThing pages, you'll be upgraded to a free lifetime membership.
LibraryThing has a bit of a learning curve, but I like using it to back up my reviews (unlike Booklikes, you can export your catalog) and keep track of my book collection (both what I have and where it's located). At any rate, if you want to give it a go, this is a nice way to get a lifetime membership so there aren't any limitations on how many books you can add to your catalog. Basic free memberships are limited to only 200 books, or whatever else you choose to catalog.
The Fall Magic Book Swap is open!
Who doesn't love a little bit of hocus pocus? A bit of myth and magic? Let's all gather round the bubbling cauldron, grab our brooms and dust off our wands! It's time for another amazing book swap! Here's the timeline:
Sign ups are from September 1st to the 14th.
Partner info will be sent out on the 15th.
Mailing will be due by the 30th.
Extensions are always fine as long as you check with me first. We all have busy times or get distracted.We get it. :)
Here's the requirements:
1. A grimoire. (a book, of course)
2. A witchy brew (a tea, drink mix or something similar)
3. A focus (a cool object that you think your partner may like. Focuses are often used by witches or other spell casters to help them concentrate their magic without exhausting themselves. Stereotypical items are crystal balls, but they can be anything, even a boot. lol)
4. Something to help prep your partner for winter. (they're so busy with their magic that they may have missed something vital in their getting ready for the cold weather. help them out! get creative!)
5. A spell (a note from you)
SIGN UP HERE
I hope you all have fun with this! Magic can mean anything. You can lean toward the magic of mind reading, to the magic of time travel, to the magic of friendship ala My Little Pony. I don't care! Just enjoy yourselves! You know I'm laid back and just want us all to have some laughs. All questions can be sent to me, Mallory. Like I've already said, if you need an extension, just ask.
I love you guys! You never stop amazing me with your creativity!
Download free ebook from https://ebookclub.tor.com/ ; Nebula award winner.
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I am liking this book a whole lot. I was hesitant to start because sounded more grim than I normally like.
The company physician is the narrator; I'm enjoying his wording as he relays the story. It is military with combat and death. The Black Company is in the thick of it with a lot of losses. But, it's more interesting to me than grim or particularly explicit violence (so far).
Yay! Potentially a really huge new series to engross me.
This ebook downloaded, too.
I have a distinct tone for the notification where my furbabies hear it and bounce over guard the ereaders until ransomed with treats. Pavlovian response indeed, eh?
This is one I'd heard of as being iconic to grimdark fantasy. A huge series kinda intimidating to start.
But I loved the sample; just got lost in the TBR for years. Then, the last monthly free ebook from publisher TOR (Macmillan) was ... The Black Company. Not only is it shelved as military for this round of BINGO, it's also the current read for booklikes' bookclub here if anyone cares to read along.
...just in time to use it as my free space read for Serious Overload of Series' Bookshelf BINGO Round 17, free space.
Been meaning to give this series a try for a while based on fun posts on my dashboard from other readers. Sounds funny.