Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Reading Circle

to tour stop #5 of 6 of the
Winter Reading Circle: Tales for a Winter Night

For my reading selections I decided to have my other vvb personas share with you today.

Random Magic
by Sasha Soren
-my review
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Alice always likes something whimsical and filled with adventure.
Alice was last seen exploring Whatsitland.
Next year will find her in Wholand.
Guest appearance by Dr Who - which Who?
Follow the March Hare (in late February) to find out.

btw: Doctor Who : A Christmas Carol on Dec 25 on the BBC channel
AND Twelve Doctors of Christmas on starting Dec 26


by David H. Burton
-my review
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Jade is into steam so the steampunk genre suits her fine.
Jade is the second half (and sister) of the steampunk duo of the Jane and Jade Escapades storyline. You can find out a bit of Jade's early days from the Old Skewl steampunk event.


Frederic & Elfrida
by Jane Austen
read this online for free

Come come, without a doubt. Jane Austen literary works are always a find in Lady Vee's reticule.
Lady Vee hopes to see you again at the next Pemberley Ball in November.

In this short piece, probably one of the earliest of her surviving Juvenilia, written in her early teens, Jane Austen exuberantly parodies some of the silly sentimental and "heroick" literature and literary conventions of her day.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): fess
I found this an interesting bit by Jane as I have not read any of her juvenilia. Although this one is said to be humorous, I found a certain part morbid.

Give it a quick read and tell me what you think.


The Wedding Gift
by Kathleen McKenna
-my review
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* twirls the tip of his handlebar mustache *

Dr Viiiii's library is filled with trix-n-treatz.
He is most taken with ghost stories.
Make sure and stop by in October to visit the Imaginarium of Dr Viiiii.
* twirls the tip of his handlebar mustache *

~~*!~~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~~!*~~

Open to all.

Offer ends: December 26, 2010

Tell me a title(s) winter read of your own in comments below along with your email address.


Contest has ended - winner is here


Now head over to the next great winter reads! Go to #6 of 6 - La Femme Readers


Winter Reading Circle: Tales for a Winter Night
Find some nice and cozy – or dark and spooky –
reads perfect for wintertime, on this fun blog hop.
(complete tour schedule)

#1 of 6: What Book Is That?
Twitter: @heynocupcake

#2 of 6: Willowdust Reviews – Tina’s Book Reviews
Twitter: @BooksatTinas

#3 of 6: Diary of a Bookworm
Twitter: n/a

#4 of 6: A Reader’s Adventure
Twitter: @ReaderAdventure

#5 of 6: vvb32 Reads - hey, that's me ;-D
Twitter: @vvb32reads

#6 of 6 La Femme Readers
Twitter: @lafemmereaders

Completing the reading circle -- and the Winterlong tour.
Thank you for coming along with us, and happy reading!


* image source alice, dr viiiii (a dandy fellow), lady vee, steampunk girl

~~*!~~ Dandies & Delectables schedule ~~!*~~

*** winterlong schedule ***


  1. You said Dr Who and then I just could not focus any more, Dr Who :D Awww love him, lol

  2. A great Winter read for me is; The Shining by Stephen King.

  3. Not exactly a winter read but I'm reading Dracula, My Love, which I am loving.

  4. Death in Venice as it falls into the winter...

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  5. I'm reading Poison Study and it's great! It's not exactly a winter read.

  6. Does "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" :)

  7. This winter I am just reading comics!
    Essex County is my recommendation!

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  8. Anything from Dostoievski!


  9. I am reading some great Sweden cop books!

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  10. Jean Christophe Grangè

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  11. My winter read is a load of Taschen books.
    Wonderful as they are!

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  12. Winter read?
    That's tricky!
    I don't really think of it on those terms.
    I would say... Naguib Mahfouz



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