Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dreaming Books - 7.07.10

Dreaming Books is a new meme I'm starting up on my site to let you know what old, current or upcoming book(s) I'm excited for and dreaming to get someday *sigh*. The books are in keeping with my usual genre favorites - YA, Jane Austen, steampunk, vampires, werewolves and zombiessssss.

Similar to Waiting on Wednesday and On My Wishlist memes already out there. If you have a post for books on your "want list" feel free to send me your link in comments. I'd be interested in taking a peek into what you're dreaming of...

My first pick is a book with a title similar to my meme and one that looks like a fun one for all booklovers...

The City of Dreaming Books
by Walter Moers

Description from the amazon:
The publication in 2005 of Walter Moers's The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear was an event--the hilarious epic fantasy garnered grand reviews and surprising sales, which continue to grow. In this new Zamonian adventure, Optimus Yarnspinner, a young writer, inherits from his beloved godfather an unpublished short story by an unknown author. His search for the author's identity takes him to Bookholm--the so-called City of Dreaming Books. On entering its streets, our hero feels as if he has opened the door of a gigantic second-hand bookshop. His nostrils are assailed by clouds of book dust, the stimulating scent of ancient leather, and the tang of printer's ink.

Soon, though, Yarnspinner falls into the clutches of the city's evil genius, Pfistomel Smyke, who treacherously maroons him in the labyrinthine catacombs underneath the city, where reading books can be genuinely dangerous.

In The City of Dreaming Books, Walter Moers transports us to a magical world where reading is a remarkable adventure. Only those intrepid souls who are prepared to join Yarnspinner on his perilous journey should read this book. We wish the rest of you a long, safe, unutterably dull and boring life!


Heads up on my latest event:

Hear ye, hear ye

SteamBoyz are coming on Friday!

Everyone's welcome to attend.

SteamBoyz = YA steampunk stories with YA male protagonists

Book giveaway coming - courtesy of Egmont USA:

Candle Man
The Society of Unrelenting Vigilence
by Glenn Dakin

Guest sponsors:
GinnyLou Studio
JanDa Jewelry
Kreating Insecurities

SteamBoyz, July 9-17, 2010


*image source lady reading


  1. Both books sound interesting. First time I read about them. Thank you, Velvet! :)

  2. The list of books I'm dreaming about is almost endless!

  3. The City of Dreaming Books sounds like a good read. I will add that to my never ending list of books to read :)

  4. Oh my that book looks good...thank you so much for bringing it to my attention...

  5. Hi velvet Ive been trying to email you to get your zombie week prizes out to you but the email i have is coming back failure :(

    e-mail me your address to

    great blg post, kai

  6. hey im thinking about doing your sounds great! I'm a new blogger, and really trying to squezze my way into the large world of bookworms, so I would love for you to come check out (when I have a few posts :P ) The Love Is in the Pages at !


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