THE SUNDAY POST: New Friends/Old Friends

Today, I am again taking part in  THE SUNDAY POST from The Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with new, and old  readers, and other bloggers! After you hang out here a while, I hope you’ll check out THE CAFFEINATED REVIEWER‘s link up.

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Sitting down to a book by a favorite author can be like sitting down with an old friend for a great visit.  But, a new author is like getting to know a stranger.  I’m not saying every new book will be a new friend but, it’s always interesting to meet new people and books.

Otherwise, I felt a little uninspired last week. I am between paintings and house projects.

BTW: I have also gone to the Pinterest & Google friendly vertical featured image format  (the thing at the top of the post).  And, for Sunday’s I am doing a conglomeration of the covers or feature logo for the past week. 
What do you think? Do you like a standard, recognizable format for the week-in-review and do you like this cover collage?

OMG!!

I was doing some research on a post I am writing and ended up watching a symposium at the Library of Congress entitled WHAT IS LOVE: ROMANCE FICTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE and I was scrubbing my way through the video which included clips from LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS a documentary by Laurie Kahn about Romance Genre Fiction  and at about 4:10 into the video of the symposium, in a clip from the documentary, the old front page of Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust came up. I don’t Squee! often but you can be sure I did for that!  I would really love to buy it

FWFD in dcumentary

WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:

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M: SHIFTING SHADOWS by Pat Briggs (Collection)

T:  Wickedly Dangerous, Baba Yaga series #1 by Deborah Blake

W: Icongraphia #1 CREATURE FEATURE!

TH: THE LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan

F: TAKE MY BREATH AWAY by Christie Ridgway

 

COMING UP THIS WEEK!

M: WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT by Tessa Dare
T: THE SCAM by Janet Ivanovich and Lee Goldberg (Fox and O’Hare)
W: CANDY CORN MURDER by Leslie Meier
TH: MASTERS OF SEDUCTION 2 (anthology)
F: MIDNIGHT BITES 2 novellas by Chloe Neill

NEW Icons

Along with my new feature cataloging my icons, I created several new icons for posts.

collection iconFor “collection” I used part of the graphic for anthology.  To me an anthology features different authors and a collection features stories by one author.  This was created for my review of SHIFTING SHADOWS.

 

LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY features Puffins and Bread!

 OTHER

Help! I am looking for a Halloween hop if anyone knows of one.  I want a traditional hop, not saying I have to give away a particular thing like a new release book or book in a particular genre.

 

MOVIES

While my husband was away I watched CINDERELLA and really loved the sets and costumes. Lily James and Sophie McShera, both known from Downton Abbey did great jobs with a crappy script.  Cate Blanchett was lackluster which is hard to imagine.  But it is worth watching just to see the house in which Cinderella’s family lived. I want that house!

We also watched AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON  and I found it wanting.  The world building and creature invention was confusing, and the opening sequence looked like the graphics from a video game.  What is Black Widow’s power, anyway?  And the whole squabbling thing was a do over from the last movie, no?