Book 116, audio
Im enjoying this! The world itself feels different than it does in the Parosol and Custard days? That's a little off putting. I try to think of it as a seperate world, but I'm also digging the childhoods of some of the characters that show up in the other series...
I like this. Definitely a pick so far as Litsy rankings go, and I'm moving on to the rest on the series. But it's probably a 4/5 or a 8.25/10 on broader scales.
This. Is. Literally. The best book EVER!
Okay, maybe not ever. Heck, I KNOW it‘s not, but it feels denser than Inheritance.
But really, it‘s goooood.
Also, my life is really busy so I haven‘t posted in a while. I‘m trying, trust me.
Today‘s #colormepretty prompt is #purple!
Etiquette & Espionage is a good book, but it couldn‘t figure out the target audience. It does have an interesting plot, so I would recommend to anyone who likes spy/renaissance fiction stories.
The Crown was the last book in the series, and I liked it, but it didn‘t live up to the other books.
I didn‘t enjoy Beautiful Creatures, but friends have told me it‘s good, so I plan to try it again.
Gail Carriger is soon doing a book launch for her final Custard Protocol book, Reticence. I'm gonna go! In prep, I'm reading through some of her books since I haven't read much besides her main series, The Parasol Protectorate.
The premise of this finishing school sounds so badass and fun! I was reading to dive in and read all the books in the series. Too bad this read more like children's book than a YA novel. There also wasn't enough action!
This was a easy to read, action focused YA that I found to be a perfect book for while I was jet-lagged. It held my attention and I liked the characters. The story was fairly entertaining, though no real twists. I will read more of the series, but will likely save them for when I need something light. And of course now I want a Bumbersnoot, because who doesn‘t want a steampunk mechanical dog 😁
After reading the Parasol Protectorate series this book can be a little bit difficult to get into due to expectations. That being said it is a good book in its own right and the peak you get into characters that show up in the protectorate books as their younger selves helps to flesh out secondary characters.
I'm absolutely obsessed with Gail Carriger's books. Highly recommend to anyone who likes Victorian Englang, steampunk, Vampires/Werewolves, or Tea. 🍵 #finishingschool
I went in search of a light, fun audiobook to accompany me on my daily walk and found this. It‘s just what the homeopathic healer ordered! My only frustration so far is the audio narrator‘s attempt at a French accent. My gosh, it‘s cringeworthy. 😣 Also, I‘m hoping there might be some diversity in the charactees, but I‘m not holding my breath.
Gail Carriger's books always have a good sense of humor and fun and Moira Quirk's audio narration really brings out those aspects. The book is light and adventurous steampunk with memorable characters. I am naming my next dog Bumbersnoot in honor of the starring mechanimal.
I enjoyed this very much! I usually don‘t care for steampunk, but it really worked. I love Sophronia and her adventures aboard the floating finishing school. My favorites are Soap, Vieve, and Bumbersnoot (and Sidheag is growing on me).
I won‘t dive right into the next one, because my owned TBR has been giving me dirty looks over all the library books, but I will get to it soon.
I was reading along, enjoying this book much more than I expected to (steampunk doesn‘t appeal to me), and then this whole passage just seemed very out of character.
There‘s another short bit later in the same vein, and neither really fits with the rest of the book. Distracting.
I actually got half an hour to myself this morning to read and start a cup of tea! Before the husband got up and the kiddo emerged.
It‘s amazing how much more centered I feel when my day starts like that.
Oh my, French letters! How scandalous!
But seriously, are YA readers supposed to get this reference or is it just a wink-wink nudge-nudge for those of us who‘ve read enough romances?
Time constraints tend to stress me out so I haven‘t officially signed on to either of this weekend‘s readathons but I am spending my time home, buried in a stack of books, cheering everyone on
This was my first Gail Carriger & I just love the world she created! I really want to go back & read the parasol protectorate series so I can spend more time in this amazing, fun, functional, steampunk literary universe populated with werewolves & vampires
Thinking of you, @kaye.
Pic of the waiting room at my daughter's speech therapist's.
My daughter is singing strange lyrics in her room, right now.
My son does not want to understand English grammar (test on Wednesday) and still needs to do the correction for his last English test. 😩
The cats are both sleeping and I would so love to read but have to go prepare dinner. But, I got some reading in earlier.
I broke down and bought an eReader. I love that I don‘t have to leave the house to get a book. 👏👏(Reading on my iPad was terrible and heavy.) It‘s not too bad! #blameitonlitsy — seriously!
I bought a cheap, refurbished Kindle since it‘s a trial. If I actually use it I can buy a fancier version—so says me. 😆😆
I'm off chasing this entertaining squirrel. Gail Carriger's writing is a delight! Never thought I'd like steampunk but there you go.
Wonderful to reread adventures of two of my favorite characters: Bumbersnoot & Vieve. Blooms of my pink Christmas cactus remind me of pink ball gowns. "If heaven were to be defined as a pink tulle ball gown resplendent with bows and frills, along with giggling bosom companions." ?????
The full #ParasolProtectorate readalong continues with the first of the #FinishingSchool series - 1/7 to 1/20. The fun in re-reading is that you pick up on things that are related to something later. There‘s some discussion in the Parasol Protectorate group on FB and Carriger has been posting “extras” so if you‘re a fan it‘s worth checking out.
Yesterday in PGH was so warm we opened all the windows all day— in December! Olive and I got to enjoy the third floor I‘ve been working on while I started a new #YA #steampunk series.
Today, of course, it‘s gray and cool again. We‘re cozy but missing that ☀️
I have fallen in love with Gail Carriger!!!! So I was soooo excited to get these! I‘m currently listening to her audiobook Shameless(Book 3) of the Parasol Procterate! I can‘t get enough of that series so I‘m sure I will love these too!!
2.5/5⭐ It had some of the quirky charm I expect of Carriger, & I enjoyed seeing some of the Parasol Protectorate characters younger. But Sophronia was annoyingly perfect: almost always came up with the ideas, made the connections, saved the day. It would have made much more sense, been more rewarding for others to share the spotlight, for Sophronia to fail & learn along the way. Race issues handled poorly. #projectsams #projecttbr #mateathon