Review: Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch

Ballrooms and proper etiquette are not Aria Whitney’s area of expertise.  She is not your typical British debutante but rather a free spirit who prefers breeches over corsets and adventure over balls.

However, when her father goes missing she must force herself into the upper crust of English society to discover what happened. Her father disappeared while on an archaeological dig in Egypt.

When his trusted friend and colleague is gravely injured, there isn’t much hope that her father will be found alive but she must try and unravel the mystery.

The only thing that Aria has to go on in a list of rich benefactors in London society. Aria brazenly works her way into the balls but has unwillingly been labeled a title hunter.

Continue reading “Review: Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch”

Advertisements

Review: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma

How do you trust someone who lies for a living? Don’t all writers lie to some degree or another?

In Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, we follow one man’s quest to become a writer, but his is a story told through a bunch of short stories with one very unreliable narrator.

We never learn what the narrator’s real name is, but there are two things we know for sure: he has lost every novel he has ever written and he follows Emily Dickens famous advice to the letter, ‘tell all the truth but tell it slant’.

In the first short story the narrator is a teenager whose brief meeting with a well-to-do debutant inspires him to per-sue his dream of being a writer.

Continue reading “Review: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma”

The Lit Bitch is hosting the 2013 Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) Reading Challenge

Winter is coming.

Well I guess technically winter is already here in Oregon’s as is it almost everywhere else in the Northern hemisphere….LOL :) .

Back by popular demand, I decided to host a very informal reading challenge for the A Song of Ice and Fire series again this year on my blog. The rules are simple, read the Song of Ice and Fire series…post comments, blog about it, review the series….totally up to you!

You must sign up for the series here via Mr Linky and please also spread the love by grabbing the button and posting to your blog

I will be changing the format slightly from last years style. Last year I just read and posted my reviews while commenting on other participants review, I also had a discussion forum where I just posted general questions. This year I will be sending out discussion questions to keep you all thinking about ASOIAF! Answer the questions, don’t answer the questions, it’s entirely up to you! You can be as active or non active in this challenge as you want to be. The discussion questions will be a new way to keep people actively interested, thinking about, and reading the series.

The Lit Bitch is hosting the 2013 Outlander Series Reading Challenge

It’s that time of year again Sassenachs! Time to sign up for the Outlander Reading Challenge 2013! This is the time of year where all my fellow readers begin looking for new year reading challenges and book clubs and unlike last year, I am getting an early start and spreading the word about the Outlander Series Reading Challenge that I am hosting again this year. This is the second annual Outlander Series Reading Challenge, last year was my first year hosting the challenge and after great success I decided to host it again this year!

I will be changing the format slightly from last years style. Last year I just read and posted my reviews while commenting on other participants review, I also had a discussion forum where I just posted general questions. This year I will be sending out discussion questions to keep you all thinking about Outlander and our beloved Jamie ! Answer the questions, don’t answer the questions, it’s entirely up to you! You can be as active or non active in this challenge as you want to be. The discussion questions will be a new way to keep people actively interested, thinking about, and reading the series.

Here is the info if you want to sign up and please spread the love by grabbing the button!

Top 12 in 2012: Rockin’ Book Bitches

It’s only fair that I post a list of my fav heroines of the year…or in this case I shall call them the Rockin’ Book Bitches of 2012!

I saw a post on one of my blogger friend’s site (K Books) about Book Boyfriends and I of course added of own little list of Book Boyfriends and now I have added my list of favorite book heroines of 2012.

So here you have it, The Lit Bitch’s top 12 in 2012: Rockin’ Book Bitches my list is compiled from all of my 71 books I’ve read in 2012 and they are more or less in order :)

  1. Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
  2. Mary Alsworthy (Seduction of the Crimson Rose)
  3. Daenerys Targaryen (A Game of Thrones)
  4. Maggie Hope (Mr Churchill’s Secretary)
  5. Brienne of Tarth (A Feast for Crows)
  6. Alina Starkov (Shadow and Bone)
  7. Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Divergent)
  8. Fire (Fire)
  9. Katsa (Graceling)
  10. Meg Wolfe (The Lady of Secrets)
  11. Kahlan Amnell (Wizard’s First Rule)
  12. Celia Bowen (The Night Circus)