WoW #106 - Bitter Greens

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Bitter Greens
Author: Kate Forsyth

Expected Publication: September 23, 2014


The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love
French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens...
After Margherita’s father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition.
Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does.

Why I am lurking on this: I only found out about this last week. I haven't read anything by Kate Forsyth yet, but I already have other books of her on my to-read-pile, and this just sounds amazing. There are differnt covers from older versions, so this is not a first publication, but I like this one best, and I thought I had to feature it, since it's not too long to the publishing date.

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Teaser Tuesday - Six Moon Summer

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon 1)

A line had been written at the bottom in sharp, slanted handwriting which didn't belong to her. Rylie was mortified at the thought of Seth reading her journal until she read what he had written:
Be careful. You're in danger now.

[page 23, Loc. 275-277]

A rather "normal" start, but I have the feeling this will turn out to be interesting and well done.

>> book review to come <<

Becca Fitzpatrick: Hush Hush

Area Info

Series: Hush Hush Saga 1
German \ Paperback, 377 pages
Debut: October 19, 2009
@: GoodReads

borrowed from Amy | Read: June 1-10, 2014

Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.


Me, my Shelf, and I


Me, my Shelf, and I is my version of a weekly recap post, and also a feature to tell you more about myself. What exactly I am doing, you can see here.

ME ... flibbertigibbet?

Definition: "a chattering or flighty, light-headed person; a gossip"
(OMG, a totally awesome word. Just look at it! Have to make use of that!)

OMG, no. No, no, no, no, no. I HATE gossip. I don't read or listen to gossip which is why I am never up to date on anything in the VIP department. So if I manage to stumble upon something that's sorta of interest to me, then go to my few girlfriends and tell them, they are always like, "Oh, that. Yeah, I knew that. Totally old news, like three weeks ago."
But I also don't gossip myself. Learned that lesson the hard way in elementary school, and have been very selective about my close cirle of friends ever since. I don't spill secrets, I don't judge actions behind people's backs. I say if I think something's shitty, which earned me alot of incredulous looks of "How can you say that? You're supposed to like it!" and an angry mother now and then, but I have been told by the people who matter that my honest and uncensored mouth is my best trait. =)

my Shelf

That there on the right is the German edition of Sam Bowring's The Legacy of Lord Regret, which I found in book stores two weeks ago, wanted it, and so I traded a copy to not violate my book ban. I also traded the 6th installment of the Laura series by Peter Freund, because I borrowed mine to someone and now it's lost, so I got myself a 2nd hand replacement in order to have them all on my shelf again.

Posts of last week:

Monday - Review: Flawed by J.L. Spelbring
Teaser Tuesday:The Winter People
Waiting on Wednesday: Compulsion
Thursday - HEE: Flawed
Friday: Special TBR - Classics

Planned posts for next week:

Monday - Review: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Waiting on Wednesday: WoW #106
Swoon Thursday: Treasure Your Love
Friday - Movie Reivew: The Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire
Saturday - In Her Shoes: Salome from The Winter People
Sunday: Me, my Shelf, and I

and I

... had an uneventful week, safe for Tuesday. Tuesday was August 19, and it marked our 7th year anniversary. I can hardly believe it's already been that long. Time just flew by, and now we're past the magically "jinxed 7th year", as we like to say over here. Well, that was it. I can't even say it totally stood out or something. We were out eating Italian, where I had the best Tiramisu of my life yet, had some good laughs, and I was just so relieved that we really, really spent quality time together; it'd been a while.

Special TBR: Classics

ADDED January 11, 2012:
  • Jane Austen: Persuasion
  • Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility
  • Jane Austen: Mansfield Park
  • Jane Austen: Emma
  • Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary
  • Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
  • Thomas Morus: Utopia
  • Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Leo Tolstoi: War and Peace
  • Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Christo
  • Alexandre Dumas: The D'Artagnan Romances 1 : The Three Musketeers
  • Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
  • Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
  • Frank Wedekind: Pandora's Box
  • Honore de Blazac: Catherine de Medici
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz: Quo Vadis?