Monday, November 1, 2010

The Smilers

The Life and Adventures of Young Sam Smiles
by the Brotherly Order,
of the New Thought
or
"The Smilers"

A Story of Young Men or Women
Containing Moral, and Certain
Principles for Spiritual
Improvement


Learn a bit about Sam and his ways in this nifty pamphlet of the times with illustrations.

Here's an illustration I especially liked...



The Smilers folks can be found in this here book...

-+0+o+ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher +o+0+-


The Half-Made World
by Felix Gilman
Just released: October 12, 2010
Genre: Steampunk, YA

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Excerpt:

CHAPTER 1
THE DEPARTURE
~ 1889 ~
One fine spring afternoon, when the roses in the gardens of the Koenigswald Academy were in bloom, and the lawns were emerald green, and the river was sapphire blue, and the experimental green-houses burst with weird life, the professors of the Faculty of Psychological Sciences met in the Faculty’s ancient August Hall, in a handsomely appointed upstairs library, where they stood in a little group drinking sherry and saying their good-byes to their colleague Dr. read more here

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4 comments:

  1. Oooh - I want a handsomely appointed upstairs library (with sherry!). That would make ME a smiler hehe

    Love that title *The Half-Made World*

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  2. So fun! I'm v excited for this book -- I'm hardly a fan of Westerns but authors I like liked it, so I'm sold!

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  3. Sounds awesome. Wish I was a Smiler.

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  4. I just got this book and can't wait to read it!*_*

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