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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bits and Pieces around the blogosphere

This is one of those posts where I tell you lots of random snippets from around the blogosphere.

  1. Walker Books have officially launched their new UNDERCOVER imprint and have a cool new blog which talks about their exciting new titles. Be sure to stop by and check it out.
  2. ATOM have a once in a lifetime contest to meet Stephanie Meyer. So all you Edward/ Jacob fans should visit her UK site to find out more. 
  3. UK book bloggers who have a little addiction to contests should put this blog on their radar. The lovely Jodie and friends are working hard to list all contests open to UK entrants @ UK Book Giveaways.
  4. Four fab YA British writers have started a team crime reads blog. Check out Keren David, Gillian Philip, Anne Cassidy and Linda Strachan blogging about new books, crime related posts and generally being awesome @ Crime Reading.
  5. I went to the shops and bought this book completely on impulse: Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl.
Here is the summary from Goodreads:
London, 1838. Sixteen-year-old Liza's dreams of her society debut are dashed when her parents are killed in an accident. Penniless, she accepts the position of lady's maid to young Princess Victoria and steps unwittingly into the gossipy intrigue of the servant's world below-stairs as well as the trickery above. Is it possible that her changing circumstances may offer Liza the chance to determine her own fate, find true love, and secure the throne for her future queen?

And the cover:
I have never seen a popart cover for a historical novel before. I think it is so cool. The front is all foil effect. The back has a glossy finish.

Any one read it?


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Prisoners in the Palace has a very interesting cover. I like pop art, so I find this cover appealing and the story sounds appealing too. Sure, I'd read it. I mean, it's Queen Victoria!

Am I horrible for saying I don't care to meet Stephenie Meyer, ever?:) Or perhaps yes, I would meet her, if after a decade all the Team Edward/Team Jacob hysteria dies out.

asamum said...

You made me giggle with your - I went to the shop. Happy reading & thanks for the info :D

Christina/Book Addict said...

Prisoners in the Palace sounds fantastic. I wonder if it is out in the US? I agree- very cool cover. Thanks for sharing all your fun facts with us!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Crime blog? Cooooooool!

LOVE that cover.

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

I love the UK book giveaways site, Jodie has done an amazing job on it! I got Prisoners in the Palace for Christmas because I've always been interested in Queen Victoria since I visited Osbourne House when I was very little. I still haven't got round to reading it yet because of several library reserves and review copies I've had to prioritise but I'm excited about getting round to it soon. I'm not sure about the front of the cover but I really like the newspaper style back. I hope you enjoy it :)

@ Christina Yes, I think it is out in the US.

I Want To Read That said...

Prisoners in the Palace sounds good:) I have the feeling that the majority of by book purchases are impulse buys...

Thanks for the info:)

The Book Bug said...

That books looks so lovely ... *Goes off to buy, but finds she has run out of cash*


Nice post, Becky. Very informative. Indeed, since I hardly peek out of my little hole nowadays I didn't know any of this.

Yes you should be worried.

BooksforCompany said...

How very sweet of you to say about my site!
Thank you SO much!