19 November 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #6

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen To Paper and is a chance to share the book you're currently lusting after. It's weekly because we're bookworms and we love to read. A lot. So sometimes our MOST WANTED is quickly read and replaced.

I'll also be posting a non-book wishlist item. But it will probably be book-related because let's be honest, I can't help myself. Books are my life.

THE BOOK

When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea.

But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?

Prudence by Gail Carriger

I don't think this needs any introduction, or indeed any reason.

But in case you've never been introduced to Gail Carriger's FABULOUS steampunk world, here are five reasons to pick up any of her books.
  1. Tea
  2. Strong female characters
  3. Strong male characters
  4. The details are fabulously researched
  5. It's crazy imaginative
And shall I mention again the world? Amazing.

THE NOT A BOOK

Knock Knock Bookmarks

Shall I let you know a secret? I already have the green ones. These Knock Knock bookmarks are a reviewer's best friend.

I'm forever stopping and starting books and away from goodreads, so I use these to write down any thoughts that will come in handy when it comes to reviewing. Sometimes it's as little as one word (Argh!) and sometimes it's a few lines, but they make it much easier to review physical books.

I also use them to make nots of any quotes I particularly like, instead of using my old method of underlining them with a pencil.

2 comments:

  1. You had me sold at 'tea' haha but really, these books sound so good. I haven't read a steampunk book before - I guess I just assumed it wasn't my thing. Thank you for introducing me to something new :-D and those bookmarks look very handy! I'm going to check out the website now x

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  2. This one does sound good, but I really need to finished her Parasol Protectorate series first! I've only read the first book!

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