Friday, June 28, 2013

Her Ladyship's Summer Reading

Now that Summer has officially arrived I'm not surprised to see Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells appear in Her Ladyship's Hat Box; it's really a magical book. English Tea & Cakes is pretty neat, too; it's a collection of over 100 classic British recipes perfectly suited for making your tea time more delicious. I think Her Ladyship wants to remind everyone to take more time for reading and having fun this summer (and to help out with that, I found a lovely reusable bag from Barnes & Noble to use as a book tote.)

If you'd like a chance to win it all, in comments to this post tell us what you're reading this summer by midnight EST tonight, June 28th, 2013. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates, and send the winner the tote and the books. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, so please join in.


  1. I'm reading the Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury.

  2. Ah, the list is long:

    The Eye of God, by James Rollins;
    Eternal Rider, by Larissa Ione;
    The Red Plague Affair, by Lilith Saintcrow; and
    when it's released, Her Ladyship's Curse, by somebody named Viehl....

  3. I've heard a lot about the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, so I'm starting at the beginning and working my way through. GOOD READING!!!

  4. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn,and whatever paperbacks I can fit in my beach bag!

  5. Currently, I am reading (or listening to):
    Hexed by Kevin Hearne
    A Spy to Die For by Kris DeLake
    Angel of Death by Anna Erishkigal

    My up next list for the summer includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
    Darkness Bred by Stella Cameron
    Hunter - and - Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

    So many good books, not nearly enough non-working time!

    Of course I'd take time to make some English tea and Cakes if I win the prize!

  6. I am reading Heather Snow's Sweet Madness and Lori Austin's Beauty and the Bounty Hunter.

  7. I'm reading The Taken by Vicki Pettersson, and them I'm going to give the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne a try.

  8. I'm reading the first in a trilogy by Elizabeth Boyce, Once a Duchess while I wait for Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews, and MacRieve by Kresley Cole. Also hopping up and down with impatience for Her Ladyship's Curse...

  9. I am reading The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Next book I am looking forward to greatly is A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard. Lovely giveaway.

  10. I'm currently reading Neil Gaiman's latest in hardcopy and Jon Courtenay Grimwood's The Fallen Blade on my Kindle (along with various and sundry writing books).

  11. My summer reading has started in earnest with this heatwave. I am reading Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman which I love.

  12. Those books look spellbinding! (Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

    I'm about to start Feint of Art by Hailey Lind.

  13. Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, by Sarah-Kate Lynch, which made me laugh out loud AND shed a tear

    The Perilous Gard, by Elizabeth Marie Pope

    I seem to be on a Frances Hodgson Burnett jag on my Kindle. I've read the classics, but the lesser-knowns are fascinating.

  14. I am reading Tom Sniegoski's Remy Chandler novels.

  15. Oh I love Garden Spells, it's wonderful. I've just finished Heart of Obsidian, the latest in Nalini Singh's psy-changeling series. Excellent book, I couldn't put it down. Next up is Tulle Death Do Us Part, the latest vintage magic book by Annette Blair - I adore this series. After that it's Forged in Steele by Maya Banks and The Taming of Ryder Cavanagh by Stephanie Laurens. As you can see I've got a lot to read at the mo!

  16. I just finished Jill Shalvis' "It Had to Be You" and now I'm going to start reading my Nat Geo mags that were piling up.

  17. I'm reading "Love Minus Eighty" by Will McIntosh, about young women who are frozen upon death and put into a dating site for men rich enough to revive them. Very well written.

  18. off limits by Sawyer Bennett

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  19. Argh! Blogger keeps eating my comment.

    I'm just finishing C.C. Hunter's Shadow Falls series and then I'm going to start on Diana Rowland's zombie books. I'm on a paranormal kick at the moment.

  20. Absolute randomness compared to most everyone else!

    Recently Completed:
    Life With Lily & A New Home For Lily by Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger
    Thumbprint by Joe Hill
    Throttle by Joe Hill & Stephen King
    Horns by Joe Hill & Steven King
    Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox
    Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb
    20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
    In The Tall Grass by Joe Hill & Stephen King
    House of Stairs by William Sleator
    Interstellar Pig by Willaim Sleator

    Now Reading:
    Pinteresting by Tabitha Philen
    TeenCoder Java (and next, Android) by Homeschool Programming
    Tunnel of Gold by Susan Marlow
    iBlog: The Book by various authors
    Using Microsoft Publisher 2010
    Writing The Fiction Series by Karen S. Weisner
    Setting the Records Straight by Lee Binz

    Up Next:
    Circle Time by Kendra Fletcher
    Blog At Home Mom
    The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo
    a collection of Shirley Jackson stories
    Creating The Perfect Schedule by Amy Roberts
    Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson
    Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh

    Good grief, that list is ridiculous. And it just includes what I have on my desk or have up on my tablet this week... I've got that feeling that I'm forgetting a handful.

    I really need to get around to keeping a running list of what I read, because I never have, and I'm really curious just how many books/stories I consume, say, per year. At a guess, I average 5-10 a week, at least when I'm just reading fiction. Right now, it's pretty heavy on the non-fiction for me, and since I'm actively *using* those resources, it's slower going.

  21. I found I was a couple of books behind on the Thursday Next series, so right now I'm reading 'One of Our Thursdays is Missing' by Jasper Fforde.

  22. I am reading all over the map this summer. From the low demand of fluffy light paranormal and standard romance to the Dalai Lama's "My Spiritual Journey" sprinkled between with historical mysteries, Urban Fantasy and vintage Science Fiction.
    I also have some knitting books and wildcrafting books to review. It is already a fun summer!