Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Women Reading (1)

*Every Wednesday*
Founder: Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Come see what's news!
Edition: Sept. 28, 2011

Art and Quotes

Woman Reading by Claude Monet
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
~Author Unknown
Discussions and Book Chats
Bookie Brunch question: Magic In Books - what books would you recommend to those of us in love with the magical world? What type of magic do you gravitate towards the most - spells, enchanting places like Wonderland/Narnia, or magical beings like witches/faeries?
I would definitely recommend Entwined by Heather Dixon as it is just a wonderful and enchanting novel. A series that I would recommend would be Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. I would have to say that I the novels that I enjoy most are those with enchanting places that also have some elements of paranormal or magical beings within them. I like both, so why not have them all in the same novel?  - Lucy (Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf)
It is difficult for me to decide which type of magic I gravitate towards. The best answer is – all of them: spells, enchanting places and magical beings. It all depends on whether I can easily imagine those things through the writing – if I can, then I enjoy each and every one of these features.  - Pepca (Beyond Strange New Words)
Browse all replies or join ongoing BB discussion: Join Discussion

Events and Parties

Sept. 20-30: Visit - Join host vvb32 Reads for a delicious bit of zombie drama (nom, nom!),
at September Zombies.

Memes and Features

Aislynn (Stitch Read Cook)  hosts a different author each week for A Day in the Life of...
This week she is hosting Jenny Haddon.

In My Mailbox (IMM) by The Story Siren is one of my favourite memes/features to participate in each week. For anyone who doesn't know what IMM is: It's where we post the amazing books that we have received in the mail for review, bought for our own personal collection or borrowed from the library. It goes live every Sunday morning... you should check it out.

Videos and Vloggers

Jennie of Jennie's Corner (@joaniefontana) shares her thoughts on the Kindle e-reader. Watch

I Love Books (@Christina_622) posts update answering bookish questions. Watch

Book Adaptations and Media Marvels

I just found out that this book called We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee is being turned into a movie and it's release date is this December. Its starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson and you can watch the trailer here!

Goodies and Giveaways

WIN: Enter - Thru Sept. 30: Sweet Jane Austen book and DVD set of Sense and Sensibility, at Bookie Brunch, hosted by Songs and Stories, goodies brought by Sasha Soren (Random Magic).

WIN: Enter - Thru Sept. 30: Win a cute French cookbook, Bonne Femme, at vvb32 Reads, part of her Books and Brioche event.

WIN: Enter - Thru Sept. 30: Evie at Bookish is giving away one title from selection shown onscreen as part of Banned Books Week.

WIN: Enter - Thru Sept. 30: The Epic Rat is offering a cute grab bag in honor of September Zombies event, includes two zombie books and swag bag.

Grapevine, Last-Minute News and Misc. 

Via @MaxieMagyx: I'm on the lookout for book trailers. If you see any new ones, let me know. Last received recommendation for this one: Random Magic, by Sasha Soren

Local Book Events (CANADA)

In Person: Cinda Williams Chima - author of The Seven Realms series TODAY!
Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 pm  @ Chapters Langley
(Langley, BC)

In Person: October 1st, 2011 2 PM @ Burnaby Chapters, Vancouver, BC,
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Beth Revis, Margaret Stohl, and Sara Zarr
In Person: October 3rd, 2011 Time 7 PM@ Nepean Centrepoint branch of the Ottawa Public library, Chamber Room, Ottawa, ON
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Melissa de la Cruz, Charles de Lint, and Margaret Stohl


Oct. 2: Visit - Bookie Brunch, hosted by This Miss Loves to Read. Fun and interesting weekly discussion to talk about questions for book lovers. This week's BB includes a sweet bonus.
Current Bookie Brunch is here.

Participate in Women Reading (weekly, every Wednesday)

- Select a nice image of a woman reading.
- Include title, artist, and link to image source.
- Pick a reading quote you like.
- Share info on any cool events, memes, or giveaways you've seen recently. 
(You can ask visitors to let you know in comments about events you might have missed.)
- Leave a link to your Women Reading post in the comments section below. 
(A Women Reading linky will likely be available in the future, to make it easier to link up.)
- Feel free to visit any of the interesting blogs mentioned in any Women Reading posts.
(Feel free to show some comments love if you see something you like or appreciate).
- That's it! 

Header image source in this post is Woman Reading, by Seiki
Talk to Us
Are you planning something cool for your blog, or have you heard about something great that we might have missed this week? Tell us about it in the comments, so we can check it out!


  1. Thanks for the mention! Great post!

  2. What a great post!! Thank you for mentioning A Day in the Life of.. :):)

  3. woooooooot! first official reading women meme post! congrats ;-D
    with the mention of Matt Damon, i'm curious and want to read We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee

  4. Oooo your part of the feature too! :D
    Super post, I left my "Media Marvel" blank cause I couldn't figure out what to add there, but now I get the idea!
    Pleasure meeting you!
    See you around, perhaps next week too!

  5. @kiwi - nice to meet you too. I love your Women Reading post as well. I'll be doing this every week for sure. :) I have so many ideas that I have a few weeks figured out already... wait until you see next weeks!


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