I'm launching a Patreon page. What would you want as rewards?

WIP Progress Meter

Friday, September 27, 2013

Feline Friday: Cats & Books

Cats and books are two of my favorite things. (Chocolate and wine are fairly high on the list too...)

So in honor of Feline Friday, here are some pictures of some of the kitties with a few books by my favorite authors that came out recently. As usual, I HIGHLY recommend these folks (the authors, not the cats...although they are pretty cool too) and suggest you check out the books.

 Magic and Minerva can't decide who gets to read Morgan Keyes' Darkbeast Rebellion first, so they are sleeping on it. Morgan Keyes is the pen name of my pal Mindy Klasky, and this is the 2nd in her middle grade fantasy series. Don't be fooled by the "middle grade" designation--these are a great read for adults as well.
 I have read every book that Tamora Pierce has ever written--many of them multiple times. She writes stunning YA fantasy books set in amazing worlds (again, don't let the YA keep you from reading, although I also recommend these for anyone who wants to give a teen a book with strong female protagonists). Battle Magic continues the story of the young Winding Circle mages...I LOVE these books! Clearly, so does Magic the Cat. I'm pretty sure she thinks her name is on the cover...
Robin McKinley is just plain brilliant. She is another fantasy writer, and this stand-alone novel looks amazing. Shadows is set in a world where science and magic are at odds. Minerva isn't sure what she thinks about that. But I think it is going to be great!

My only problem now is deciding which one to read first! What do you think? And which one are you the most attracted to?

I haven't forgotten about trying to name the new car, by the way--I'm still trying to figure out the perfect name. If you have one you didn't mention in the previous blog, throw it into the ring!

14 comments:

  1. Shadows. or Darkbeast. Hmmm. or Battle Magic. Oh, never mind. I'd have trouble choosing too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think I'll check out Darkbeast Rebellion [first]! If the cats can't decide who gets to read that one first, you'll just have to read out loud to them. ;) (One of my cats Loves when I read out loud to her... The other couldn't care less.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the way I'm leaning, I think. For one thing, I love Mindy's books. For another, it will be a fast read, and then I can review it and hopefully encourage others to try it out!

      Delete
  3. I think I'd start with Shadows first, but only because I'm a little nervous about Battle Magic as it sounds kind of intense. And I think I'll look into the Darkbeast series. I love YA and middle readers books passionately. Many times they are way better than a lot of adults' books!

    I can't wait until we find out what you name your new car!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Skye,
      You are going to LOVE the Darkbeast books. I promise! And I'll let you know about Battle Magic once I've read it...

      Delete
  4. I've learned to trust your reading recommendations implicitly, so off to snag these books. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow--that's one of the nicest things anyone ever said to me! I come by it honestly...my mom was a librarian :-)

      Delete
  5. Seriously? So was my Mom! And we spell our name the same way! Hmmmmmm...... Okay, Shadows first for me (off to Amazon btw) then The 2 Darkbeasts.

    My car is Fern, my BFFs is Lenore, and we also have a Bullet in the family. What about Autumn ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I live at Summer Solstice House, so I'm thinking having a car named Autumn might be confusing :-) I'm kind of leaning towards Luna (since my license plate says BLUMOONC--after Blue Moon Circle, my coven) but also maybe Mirabelle, for no reason whatsoever.

      Delete
    2. I like Luna! :-) autumn came to mind because my leaves are changing rapidly here in VT. Luna was in contention when I named my puppy, but she's named for one of my fave characters in the Dresden Files -

      Delete
  6. Oooooooooh, a new Robin McKinley!!! How come I missed that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As far as I can tell, Robin did very little promo for her book, and Tamora has done none for hers--the only reason I found out it was coming out was because I got an email from Goodreads. Go figure.

      Delete
    2. That explains it. Though I didn't even catch it on goodreads. So thanks for mentioning it! :D I've read a couple of Robin's and they've been some of my very favourite books ever. :)

      Delete
  7. Selene - Goddess of the Moon!!!! Got my puppy naming list out.

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis