A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles.

https://twitter.com/Book_Faery

And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3322973-tori-book-faery

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

xoxo
Tori

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Giveaway: Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The wonderful people at Penguin are offering a copy of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness to celebrate the novel's print release.




A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.



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39 comments:

  1. It has been on my TBR list for a long time now. I would love to have it, so I could read it.

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  2. I have heard of this novel before. I have heard good things and I have wanted to read it. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. I've heard the title before but this is the 1st post I've read about it. Sounds great!

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  4. I've wanted to read this book. I have heard so many wonderful things about it. smiles... snowchris_01@yahoo.com

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  5. I have heard of this book before, for sure. It's been posted about all over the blogs and I definitely would love a chance to read it. Thank you!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  6. This book has been on my TBR for a while, too! I can't wait to read it!

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  7. This has been on my TBR for a while.

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  8. I've heard of this one but haven't read it yet. Thanks for the heads up about this book it sounds good.

    miztik_rose@Yahoo.com

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  9. I have heard about it and I want to read it, especially before the movie comes out! thanks!

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  10. Actually, I have a library copy right now, but I'm reading something else and I might not get to it before it's due back. I heard about it in a Costco newsletter, of all places.

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  11. I have and I've been dying to read it!!

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  12. I've been waiting to read it and I would love to get the opportunity! I'm rarely able to buy books, so this would be a treat.

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  13. I have not heard of it before, but I would love to read it!

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  14. I've heard of this and read a few reviews on it too! It sounds like a pretty interesting read and I would love to give it a try!

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  15. This has been on my TBR list for awhile, but I actually don't know much about it, it just sounded cool! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I had not heard of this book before, but it's got one of the best covers I've seen in a while! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  18. I had heard about this book when it came out before but never had a chance to read it.

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  19. The BEST story - You must read this book, folks. I'm curious, in this Free Giveaway, could Deborah Harness be convinced to Sign the book if I win it?
    Looking forward to the release of SHADOW OF NIGHT in the Summer.
    A great read!
    Paula Millhouse
    www.paulamillhouse.com

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  20. I have heard of this book, I love the cover to it. Everytime I see it in the store I pout because I can't have it, lol.

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    littleredride.nhood{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  21. Yes, I have heard of this novel. I actually listened to this story last year and have really wanted to read it. Thanks!

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  22. I keep going back and forth on reading this book. A free copy would help my decision. :)

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  23. i only recently heard of The Discovery of Witches & i hope to win it to read it!!

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  24. I have heard about Discovery of Witches, and all of it has been good!

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  25. I have heard a bit about Discovery of Witches its one of my must have books .
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  26. I have been seeing this book for a while now, and it looks really interesting. Can't wait to read it.

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  27. I've heard this novel excellent from a ton of people, and I can't wait to read it myself. Thanks!

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  28. I've seen this and have been wanting to read it for a while. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  29. I've heard of this novel and actually I have it at the top of my wish-list - it's one I've wanted for quite awhile.

    Thank you so much for the awesome opportunity. You rock!

    Amy at Lady Reader's Bookstuff
    amydelrosso (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I haven't heard of this novel before, but it sounds really good.

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  31. I've heard of it and would love to win it. Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

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  32. I just head about it and its everywhere but it does sound interesting.

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  33. I have seen this book before, and thought about buying it. It sucks not being rich!

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  34. I've heard of it and have read it but don't own a copy (budget woes) so I would love to win a copy!

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  35. I really enjoyed this, but I have a digital Kindle copy, and would really prefer to have a physical book (esp. since it's so long)!

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  36. I've sort of hear of this novel before. I have seen a few reviews on this book on a few blogs but it never really caught my attention until now.

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  37. I have heard of this book. It sounds good.

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  38. Yep!! I would adore a print copy! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I would LOVE to have an actual print copy of this book! It was/is an amazing read and I cannot wait for book two!

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