Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #5

Interesting Books

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, review at Iceberg Ink

Blade Song by J.C. Daniels, reviews at A Buckeye Girl Reads, Gizmo’s Reviews, Parajunkee and Vampire Book Club

The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby, review at Beauty in Ruins

Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher, review and giveaway at Tea, Daydreams and Fairytales

Fated by Benedict Jacka, review at Lynn’s Book Blog

Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey Wilson, review at Bookworms Blues

Leviathan Wakes by James, S.A. Corey, review at Calico Reaction

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines, review at the Little Red Reviewer

Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech, review at The Oaken Bookcase

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, post written by the author at Once Upon A Time, review at Mindful Musings

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz, review at Babbling About Books, and More


Two Prize Packs for Discover Australian Fantasy Month at The Oaken Bookcase

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews at The Book Smugglers

Hot Summer Nights Giveaway at Addicted 2 Heroines

Of Blood and Honey at Staffer’s Book Review

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness at Janicu’s Book Blog

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper at Staffer’s Book Review

The Whitefire Crossing and The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer at Staffer’s Book Review

The ‘Stop the GR Bullies’ Debacle

As I mentioned last week, this website is still going strong in ‘outing’ people that they accuse of being bullies. One such reviewer is Lucy, who posts about her experience at Goodreads.

KB/KT Grant speaks as both a reviewer and an author at Babbling About Books, and More, calling for everyone to practice Awareness, Clam, Respect and Confidence. Janet at Dear Author calls for an end to the harassment seen on the STGB website. AnimeJune at Gossamer Obsessions calls for authors to take a more moderate approach to negative reviews.

The plot thickens, as they say, and yesterday The Huffington Post published an anonymous Op Ed by the STGB website owner. They later posted an apology after receiving a lot of outraged feedback from bloggers and A Response written by Foz Meadows. AnimeJune posts her response to the Op Ed article here.

Blogging Discussion

Sparky at Fangs For the Fantasy reports on a book review blog that charges authors for a good review

Parajunkee discusses what to do with / about ARCs and charging for reviews

Monarchies in Fantasy

In SF Signal’s Mind Meld and Mind Meld Make-Up this week the question is:
Why are kingdoms with monarchs the default political setup in many secondary fantasy world novels? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such political structures? What are some exceptions to this?
Answers are supplied by a variety of authors and reviewers.

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