Thursday, December 22, 2011

Library Unveiled {No. 7}


Don't know what is in your library?
Want to share your books with others?
Curious to know what is in other libraries?
Massive TBR Pile?
I am quite sure that I am not the only mad person who has spent time strolling through another virtual library or digging through my own looking for the next beloved book to dive into or add to my wondrously long wishlist.

The Mad Scientist is also quite sure that with being surrounded by many many bound books that I am in no need of desiring more on a continuous scale that borders obsession.  Of course, I really do not mean that...

Library Unveiled will allow you to share your personal library, bound or virtual, with the Mad Scientist and other bloggers.

Every Thursday stop by and share books & perhaps a snippet of your thoughts or link to a review.




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Beautiful Creatures Series
Yes, I do enjoy some Dark Southern Gothic!


1.)  Beautiful Creatures  Review
2.)  Beautiful Darkness  Review
3.)  Beautiful Chaos  Review to Come


By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


 These beauties are indeed mine.  
I've read them all and enjoyed them all.
However, I must say that I think the first book was still the best!


Mad Scientist is contemplating a re-read in this coming 2012 year.


*wink*


Other Fun Posts here at Steampunkery & Book Reviews


Beautiful Creatures Movie... a fun guest post by Candace @ Candace's Book Blog
Mad Scientist on a Scientist... Liv
Travel Machine... South Carolina


As you can see I have a small weakness when it comes to a odd and dark series. 


What can be found in your library?
What is on your shelf?




Thursday, December 15, 2011

Library Unveiled {No. 6}



Don't know what is in your library?
Want to share your books with others?
Curious to know what is in other libraries?
Massive TBR Pile?
I am quite sure that I am not the only mad person who has spent time strolling through another virtual library or digging through my own looking for the next beloved book to dive into or add to my wondrously long wishlist.

The Mad Scientist is also quite sure that with being surrounded by many many bound books that I am in no need of desiring more on a continuous scale that borders obsession.  Of course, I really do not mean that...

Library Unveiled will allow you to share your personal library, bound or virtual, with the Mad Scientist and other bloggers.

Every Thursday stop by and share books & perhaps a snippet of your thoughts or link to a review.







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December TBR before January gets here Books  *grin*



A Clockwork Christmas1.)  A Clockwork Christmas  By JK Coi, PG Forte, Stacy Gail, Jenny Schwartz is a bound book ebook (for me) of short stories of the Steampunkery type.  I'm not in the Xmas mood as of yet buy I hope by the end of this I will be :)

Everneath (Everneath, #1)2.)  Everneath By Brodi Ashton is an ARC that happens to not only have a beautiful cover that has me deeply curious as to what all that smokish stuff is swirling such a dress.  Or is it apart of the dress.  I'm deeply unsure.

Alas, the beauty and intrigue is not all that matters.  This book will fulfill for a read for a color challenge, that of red for this month, for one of my GoodReads Book Groups --->  One Million Pages Per Lifetime 

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
3.)  Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)  By Tahereh Mafi is a book that I am currently reading.  It felt like I was reading it fast.  But to my dismay I have so much more to finish.  I hope more is coming.  So many loved this one.  The Mad Scientist has not given up, just currently dived into a different book that wont share her attention to share with this one  *wink*


My Lovlies, this is what I have on my shelf and as you can see... what I hope to read before Decemeber comes to a close.


What can be found in your library?
What is on your shelf?




**Book Titles are Linked to GoodReads for your Convince.***


Monday, December 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday that of December 13th 2011



Teaser Tuesday


I do believe it is time for some good old fashion Teasing!


Book Style!  The way we like it!



Currently Reading:


Becoming Marie Antoinette


By Juliet Grey



Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Steampunkery Teaser

Have you been looking for a more sustainable to get around.

Perhaps I have the solution for you.
*grins*

As it may be a mode of transportation that could be used.  I'd like to say... it looks a bit front heavy so do be careful!


Travel Machine {No.4}


All about Travel & Books & Images in any era!
Just a bit of inspiration to get us through the week.


Books...


They transport us to places we have spent time dreaming of.


They transport us to places we have been to in a new way.


They transport us to places only our imaginations could hope to dream of.
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Traveling to the inspirational images brought to me from my travels to New York City and the fantasy fiction of a world within a world....




City of Bones

By Cassandra Clare



I've been to NYC several times over the last few years.  For work and for the BEA. 

By foot, cruise, taxi, bus & subway.  NYC has any mode of transportation you could want.


My New York City!!



1.  Horse Mask can be found at the National Museum of the Native American (Smithsonian)
2.  Dusk Skyline as I head over the Manhattan Bridge.
3.  Time Square for all of the curious minds out there.  (My least favorite place in NYC)
4.  Empire State Building  -  Just Massive!
5.  I view into Brooklyn.  Under the Manhattan Bridge.
 ***All pictures taken with iPhone 4***


Inspirational images: 



Jace
Hot!
I leave you with a Quote!


This was just a small glimpse of NYC.
Again, the Mad Scientist has hopeless amounts of pictures.

Let me know if you enjoy visiting the Travel Machine.

If you want to see more NYC from BEA
Stop by the Aftermath of BEA.

Travel is just so irresistible!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Travel Machine {No. 3}



All about Travel & Books & Images in any era!
Just a bit of inspiration to get us through the week.


Books...


They transport us to places we have spent time dreaming of.


They transport us to places we have been to in a new way.


They transport us to places only our imaginations could hope to dream of.
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Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Traveling to the inspirational images brought to me from the futuristic Re Telling of Cinderella....



Cinder 
By Marissa Meyer


 My Beijing


I took a trip to China this year and I took a few days to power through Beijing.  
Here are a few pictures from my adventure.


China Central TV Building - CCTV
This is one of the oddest skyscrapers I have ever seen!
The bean Shaped building is the Beijing Opera House!
It looks like it is floating on water.  It practically is!
Emperors Summer Palace
Great Wall of China!!!
Bridge within the Emperor's Summer Palace.
Temple of Heaven
Food at the Beijing Food Market.  Pick out what you want and they deep fry it.
I had Squid and Scorpion.  -  Dong Hua Market


I hope you have enjoyed the short journey into today's Beijing.
The Mad Scientist is clueless to how a futuristic Beijing would stand up to this but I will have to say it is one amazing place to visit!

A previous Beijing Post has been made.
Stop by if for more of this city!
I have so many pictures that I might have to make a Beijing Post.  *grin*

Travel is just so irresistible!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Book Review ---> Wither by Lauren DeStefano





Wither
      (Chemical Garden #1)
By:  Lauren DeStefano
Published By:   Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Published Date:  March 22nd 2011
Pages:   Hardcover 358
Read:  June 2011
Book Cover Rating:  5

First Lines:   I wait.  They keep us in the dark for so long that we lose sense of our eyelids. 
Concoction of a Review:


A dystopian novel like nothing the Mad Scientist has encountered.  Admittedly, I had to think about this book for a bit before I could sit down and write about it.  Ok... I started the review and forgot about it.  So.... now I finish in a vain attempt at reviewing such a wonderful book.


Rhine lives in a world where genetic engineering has made the offspring of the "first generation" live until 25 for males and 20 for females.  It is a scary time to be alive and for such a short period of time.  Not only were smart enough to make a perfect being they managed to blow up the whole world.  Of course, excluding North America.  How original?  Blah.  America is so much better and humans are stupid.  Not a seller for me as you can tell.  


In this world young girls look over their shoulder in fear of being abducted for prostiution or to be sold off as a bride.  Any reader should shiver at this idea.  I did.


Rhine is a spirited soul who was tricked and captured.  Waking up states away from her brother she starts to search for a way to free herself.  She did not want her last four years to go by being stuck as one of a series of wives to Linden.  Yes, polygamy!  She is even willing to risk everything to be free.  To be with her twin once again.


What would you risk to save yourself???


Here The Beautiful Cover Model fits perfect:   As Kristina O'Conner... 

"Eventually I realize that I am holding him just as tight as he holds on to me.  And here we are: two small dying things, as the world ends around us like falling autumn leaves."
*Free ARC from NetGalley which did not impede on my Mad Review.  It is completely honest and full of my thoughts on the book. *

4 Blasts --->  Most Desirable
A novel that makes you think and fear what the future may bring.    

Teaser Tuesday that of December 6th 2011


Teaser Tuesday

I do believe it is time for some good old fashion Teasing!


Book Style!  The way we like it!



Currently Reading:


Invincible
Chronicles of Nick #2


By Sherrilyn Kenyon




Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Steampunkery Teaser
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