Saturday, October 26, 2013

Around the Web #10

Guess what? The wait is over and Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth has finally arrived! I was eagerly awaiting it myself, and am savoring my read, but the response to the last chapter of the Divergent saga has been varied, and often harsh. As I gathered from the storm of Twitter comments and other social media outlets, an important character death at the conclusion of the series upset a lot of people. So, here are a few articles on the series, and Allegiant in particular, as well as Veronica’s response to reader reaction.

19 Things You Should Know About The "Divergent" Series From Author Veronica Roth ~ Link

Reader Reactions to ‘Allegiant’ Are an Online Fandom Horror Story ~ Link

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Superfan Scorned ~ Link

Don’t be put off by ‘Allegiant’ spoilers: Why you should still read the book (opinion) ~ Link

Character Death
There’s been a lot of talk about the necessity of character death in literature, so here’s a great post from author, political columnist, and a librarian – Susan Jane Bigelow.

Is Character Death Always Cheap? ~ Link

Cover Reveal: Chasing the Star Garden
From grim to something bright, exciting and new, check out the gorgeous cover for the first novel in Melanie Karsak's new series The Airship Racing Chronicles. This looks right up my alley, and has already been added to my to-read list!

Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles #1)
Melanie Karsak

Release Date: December 4, 2013

Melanie Karsak

Book Description:
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.

Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.

It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.

Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.


Chasing the Star Garden Cover Reveal! ~ Link

Eye-candy and the question you’ve been dying to ask.


How Much Sex Will There Be In ‘Outlander’? ~ Link

The write dabs this show a Downton Abbey, with fangs.” I must admit, I’m intrigued. Might have to check it out!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers doesn’t suck in NBC’s Dracula ~ Link

Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan, model turned actor, has been announced as the new lead for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the erotic novels by E.L. James. EntertainmentWise took a poll to see whether Jamie fares better than his predecessor Charlie Hunnam did, who exited the franchise shortly after being cast.

Fifty Shades of Grey

'He's Not What I Imagined': Fifty Shades Of Grey Fans Say NO To Jamie Dornan ~ Link

The Mortal Instruments
For those of you who enjoy Cassandra Clare's fantasy book series and it's film adaptation, Constantin Film assures us that it's moving ahead with the movie sequel - City of Ashes

'Mortal Instruments' sequel moving forward ~ Link

Cooking Corner
Martha scorns the blogger community in her interview with Bloomberg TV. Wrong move Martha, wrong move…

Whatever, Martha ~ Link

On a more pleasant note, I finally gave into my craving for Belgian waffles and purchased another waffle maker. See, I already have a waffle maker at home, that makes amazingly crisp, thin waffles, that you can mold into tubes (for general snacking) or cones (for use with ice cream). It’s great, but it doesn’t make the goodness that is Belgian waffles, unfortunately. So there I was, eyeing another one-use small kitchen appliance and the temptation was too sweet. And you know I’ll be having a blast playing around with this new toy!

Sunday Best: Homemade Waffles ~ Link

cheddar & dried basil waffles ~ Link

essential raised waffles ~ Link

Victoria, xoxo

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...