Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday Tomorrow

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Published by: Ace
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 208 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical southern belle. She can read minds. And she’s got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she’ll have to watch her back -- and neck...

New York Times–bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her “spunky” (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written -- together in one volume.

Stories include “Fairy Dust,” “One Word Answer,” “Dracula Night,” “Lucky,” and “Giftwrap.” "

Too many big name authors releasing books today, it's literally too hard to choose which to read first! If you are a true Sookie Stackhouse fan you know what a hassle it is trying to get your hands on all those Sookie short stories that have been published over the years in various anthologies, some now out of print. So this may come as a shock, but really who would have thought a publishing company could have actually thought of something useful? I wouldn't. But now for your enjoyment and extreme convenience, here are the Sookie short stories all compiled into a nice hardcover book to tide you over till book ten in May. The stories are more hit and miss than the high quality of the books, but there are a few gems in here.

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Published by: Harper
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 384 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The 37th Discworld novel is set against a backdrop of the culture of football. Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork — not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they’re in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of a Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt, who no one knows much about. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever.

Because the thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football."

Like the equation for L-Space, I have created my own formula for the day:
Terry Pratchett = god among men + the wizards of UU (Unseen University) + football = read this book now!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009 (Originally 1847)
Format: Paperback, 448 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Set amid the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights, an unpolished and devastating epic of childhood playmates who grow into soul mates, is widely regarded as the most original tale of thwarted desire and heartbreak in the English language. "

But we must not forget the special Twilight fans edition of Wuthering Heights that's being released today! It is after all Bella and Edward's Favorite book....look the cover is similar to the other books (time for girlish squealing....I think not).

Lets hope that at least the Twilight phenomenon will get girls to read true literature like hopes...there has to be a plus side right?

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison
Published by: HarperTeen (US)
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009 (US)
Format: Hardcover, 320 Pages
To Buy (US)

The official patter:
"A bit early to get swoony knickers but I have got them on.

For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney—again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him!

Two boys fighting over Georgia? It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic."

I don't know where my mind is! For all you people who've been desperately waiting for the final Georgia Nicholson book and then your humble blogger totally forgets because she was impatient and got the British edition back in July...anyways, it's out now, go, buy read, enjoy! I know I did!


Edward and Bella's favourite book?
Ack, yuck, choke.
How sad it is when we have to get kids to read such magic by resorting to and endorsement by characters from pulp fiction.
Still I suppose some of them will be converts. What a shame Buffy the Vampire Slayer didn't espouse a love for Jane Eyre.

Ah, but see Buffy was so literate anyway, she didn't have to love Jane Eyre to attract the enlightened masses, you had to be enlightened to get the jokes...and perhaps that's why it was canceled. The age of enlightenment is nowhere near our current tv shows. At least Stephenie Meyer tricked them into reading a good hopes, I mean they're trying the same thing with getting them to study for the SAT with that book "Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT."

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