Last week, I gave you the option to marry, date or dump the men from Game of Thrones and your response was overwhelming. The comments I got were so thoughtful, witty and completely incomprehensible (since I haven’t really read the books and only watched one episode) that I knew that I needed to jump on this bandwagon. Since I learned your opinions on men last week I wanted to see what people thought when it came from the series’ ladies. You can choose from any of the women below or let me know who you would pick from my choices in the comments.
Happy Fathers Day! I’m excited that this Sunday I will actually be able to see my dad for the first Father’s Day in a long time. I’ve seen a lot of best of fictional father’s lists around the web in celebration of the day. The two characters on most lists are Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I always liked Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Even though he might not be the best dad, but Austen certainly gave him some great one liners. I would love to hear who your favorite fictional dad in the comments. But I digress. If you have a little time away from your father and find yourself with some free internet time, may I suggest these links:
- The Onion and Joyce Carol Oats offered the following advice for aspiring authors: If You Wish To Be A Writer, Have Sex With Someone Who Works In Publishing Continue reading
When you go on a trip do you like to read books set in the location you are visiting? I know I do. I’ve been lucky enough to go to some great places around the world and as a consequence discover some of my favorite books. I read Nicholas and Alexandra in Russia. I read Romola in Florence. I read Ladder of Years, by Anne Tyler, while sitting on Bethany Beach and proceeded to become convinced my mother was going to abandon me there. Don’t worry. She didn’t. So now that I’m preparing for a new trip, I’m looking for new books to bring along and enhance the experience. Continue reading
Warning: This alphabet contains spoilers to the Harry Potter series and a few rude words. Continue reading
I had my first Game of Thrones experience last night. I watched last night’s episode and my nana explained the whole series to me. I’m still a little confused, but she did a great job. I’m hoping to read the series later this summer. I now know that there are literally hundred of characters to choose from. I’ve chosen three fellows that were in last night’s episode: Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, and Jaime Lannister (aren’t they all just so dark and broody?!?!). Let me know who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump in the comments. Please, as always, feel free to substitute my choices with your own. I know I’m a newbie and probably missed some important characters. Next week I’ll bring you some options from the ladies on the show. Continue reading
I’ve been looking forward to reading Tides, by new author Betsy Cornwell for a long time. If you read my interview with Betsy, from earlier this week, you will know that we both attended Smith College at the same time. I even had (at least) one class with her. When I heard she was publishing a book I felt super excited, which was kind of funny because we by no means knew each other well but I remembered her as being intimidatingly smart. I wasn’t sure if being able to make hyper-intelligent comments on a Tennyson poem would translate into writing a great young adult book. But after only a few chapters I discovered that in this case it absolutely did. Continue reading
Hi Friends! You may have noticed that Alison L hasn’t been writing on the blog as much as usual. Just to clear things up, I wanted to let you know that she has decided to take a break from the blog. But do not despair! I will keep the Book Reviews, Marry Date or Dumps, and other posts coming.
To keep up the steady stream of content, if you or anyone you know might be interested in writing a guest post in the next three weeks please let me know either by emailing hardcoversandheroines(at)gmail(dot)com, through the contact form or in the comments section below and we’ll see if I think you are a good fit. I think I will be traveling for most of July (!), so it would be great to get some posts queued up in the next month.
I’m really open to hearing any ideas related to reading, writing, publishing, growing up, etc. but would also love it if anyone wanted to take on one of our regular posts like Wordless Wednesday, a YA book review, or Marry Date or Dump. I’d be happy to return the favor and write guest posts for other bloggers when I’m back in the US in August.
Anyways, thanks for reading and hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
This Sunday, I will be reviewing Tides by Betsy Cornwell. I’ve been excited about this book for awhile, not just because it sounds awesome, but because Betsy lived in the house next door to me at Smith College. We even had a class together, so I can attest that she is seriously smart. The book came out today you can buy it here. Check out my interview with her below and come back on Sunday to read my review!
Tell us a little bit about Tides.
Tides is all about selkies and kidnappers, mysteries and science, and the fluid bonds of family and love. It’s the story of a boy named Noah who moves to his grandmother’s island cottage for a summer marine science internship, and brings his sister, Lo, along to help her get away from their parents. He and Lo soon learn of their grandmother’s decades-long romance with a selkie woman—and before long, Noah begins to fall for the selkie’s daughter. But when one of the selkie children is kidnapped, the tremulous bonds between them are tested, and they all must fight to keep the selkies’ secrets from being revealed.