Blogging muster: February 2014

Blogging muster: February 2014

Blogging muster will be a regular monthly post linking to reviews, articles and other interesting things that the Book Thingo bloggers have been up to—basically, one long in-case-you-missed-it link roundup!

Book reviews

The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley SnyderLegend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel CooperThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book 1) - Australian editionRomancing The Duke by Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After, Book 1)In The Flesh by Sylvia DayThe Sum Of All Kisses by Julia Quinn (Smythe-Smith Quartet, Book 3)

The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn (Wandergurl) — If you’re new to Julia Quinn’s work, start with the Bridgerton series instead.

In The Flesh by Sylvia Day (Gabby) — A hero that will piss you the eff off and a heroine that we had such high hopes for…

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (Wandergurl) — A funny, humorous read. Just when you think the heroine will follow a romance trope, she turns it on its head.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Wandergurl) — A fresh, original take on the clever thief (and his merry men) of sci-fi/fantasy.

Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper (Wandergurl) — Inventive and fun, with well-written, wisecracking and well-grounded characters

The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Wandergurl) — A childhood favourite that stands the test of time.

Kat reviewed the following books for the Booktopia Romance Buzz:

  • Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran (book of the month)
  • The Bride Insists by Jane Ashford
  • Safe Harbour by Helene Young
  • Lingerie For Felons by Ros Baxter
  • Holiday With A Stranger by Christy McKellen

Stormswept by Shannon Curtis — Reviewed by Kat for Books+Publishing

Audio posts

Note: The Bubbly posts will automatically play when you click on the link.

  • On killing fairies (Audioboo | Bubbly)
  • Reading Aboriginal characters in romance books (Audioboo | Bubbly)
  • Talking about LoVe on Valentine’s Day (Audioboo | Bubbly)
  • Reading books with surprising endings (Audioboo | Bubbly) — Note: The Audioboo post is about 1.5 minutes longer than the the Bubbly post


A quickie with Claire Boston, author of What Goes On Tour

Hello Neighbour: Six Questions with Book Thingo — Momemtum Moonlight invited us over to their blog, and it was great fun. You’ll rarely find all the Book Thingo bloggers in one post!

Shelf talk: New romantics — Kat’s roundup of new titles in romance for Books+Publishing

Like, what is even so great about boy bands? — Gabby  at the Momentum blog talks about her favourite boy bands and makes us all feel old

Harmony vs. Romione: a battle of the ships — Gabby  at the Momentum blog on why J. K. Rowling was wrong about Hermione and Ron

“To write a good letter is an extremely hard task”: the love letters you write when you have no freaking idea how to write a love letter — Jodi  at the Momentum blog on the art of writing love letters

This Woman’s Work: my immense and passionate love for Kate Bush — Jodi  at the Momentum blog on the awesomeness of Kate Bush

“Did you miss me?”: Pretty Little Liars, the new noir girl detectives — Jodi at the Momentum blog on why we should all be watching this show

Jodi’s regular column  at the Momentum blog recapping The Bold and the Beautiful:

Kat hanging out with Escape authors and fellow bloggers (click here if you can’t see the video below):

Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, podcaster, Twitter tragic, and compulsive reader. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she was the winner of the 2014 RWA Romance Media Award. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.

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