Booking Through Thursday: Mystery

This Booking Through Thursday topic is from a few weeks ago, but it has personal relevance to me, and it was something I was chatting about with Christina Lee on twitter this morning…

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Musing Mondays: Too Much of a Good Thing…

Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be reading. Last week I ranted a bit about sex words that I personally find unsexy (read it here).

This week instead of a rant I’m going to muse on something that happens to most of us who read tons of books. It can happen at any time without warning, and when it does…it’s downright scary…

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Katiebird Reviews the Greek Mythology genre

It’s me again, wanting to share with you another favorite paranormal genre of mine. Greek mythology.  I loved learning about this particular subject when I was fairly young.

I think seeing the original Clash of the Titans movie with Harry Hamlin is what really pushed me over the edge. I then wanted to read anything I could get my hands on about Greek mythology.

Anyone else recognize this book out there? D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.

Bonus points to anyone who can tell me in what movie, where this book made a brief appearance fairly recently.

Bonus points to anyone who can tell me in what movie, this book made a brief appearance fairly recently.

I am going to review two book series that I’ve recently read that I really enjoyed, that represent this genre. One series is from Jennifer L. Armentrout, my one of my favorite authors this year.

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Katiebird Reviews: The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Steam Punk is a paranormal genre that I’ve enjoyed reading for a long time. This is the second part to a post I started last week.

You can check out my first post here, where I reviewed the two series, The Chronicles of Light and Shadow by Liesel Schwarz and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

Parasol Protectorate series 

In this post I want to talk about the amazing and hilarious book series The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger.

“I suspect that might be the difference between a drinker and alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day.” Gail Carriger

Well, bottom’s up then! One should never “drink” alone, right?

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Katiebird Reviews the Steam Punk Genre, Part 1

I want to share with you my love of the paranormal genre called Steam Punk. It’s been a personal favorite of mine, and I have recently read a few book series that fit into this niche.

Because I am going to review the book series instead of individual books, I decided to break this post into two parts.

Steampunk image

First, let’s define what I mean by “steam punk”.

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Armchair BEA 2013: What Did We Miss?

Today’s genre topic asked “What Did We Miss?”

I think under the broadest of terms the answer would be none. But, today I’m going to talk about two sub-genres that fall under the umbrella of Fiction.

We’re primarily a romance blog, and if you want to further narrow it down, most would label us with the title of  being a Contemporary Adult Romance blog. We do read, review and spotlight other types of books as well…

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