Trees of Reverie Readathon

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I’m joining in the Trees of Reverie Readathon, hosted by Sarah on Tumblr, here’s a link to her post about this: http://treesofreverie.com/post/131283792785/trees-of-reverie-october-read-a-thon

This runs from 12am on Saturday, October 17th and runs through to 11.59pm on Sunday, November 1st, so fingers slapped I’m a bit behind, it’s already October 18th and I’m just starting! Still my excuse is I’m still participating in the #redeyereadalong and I wanted to devote some time to reading something slightly different for the Trees of Reverie read-a-thon….. 

So I will be reading Creeping Shadow by Caroline Peckham.

The title Creeping Shadow sounds in keeping with my theme of creepy, stuff and nonsense leading up to Halloween.

The hashtags for the Trees of Reverie event are:

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I received an ARC  of Creeping Shadow from Caroline Peckham, more details of that here if you’re interested in receiving an ARC for an honest review: http://carolinepeckham.com/2015/10/13/arcs-for-honest-reviews-creeping-shadow-a-ya-fantasy/

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Here is the Goodreads Synopsis:

A man waits in Vale, a world void of humanity.

A mother vanishes, her disappearance concealed by the police.

A girl collapses, black magic invading her blood.

And a boy linked to them all must fight to save his family.

Earth is just one of seven worlds. Gateways divide the realms and those who pass through must earn keys, participating in challenges that will separate the fearful from the brave, the weak from the strong, and the witless from the cunning.

Sixteen year old Oliver Knight knows nothing of the other worlds or his family’s dark past. But when his adopted sister succumbs to a deadly curse the truth is revealed and he is plunged into an unknown land in a desperate bid to save her. However, a sinister enemy is on the rise and the danger they face at every turn throws those around them under suspicion. In order to survive, Oliver must figure out who to trust, who to believe and, ultimately, who to fear…

Creeping Shadow will be released 10th December 2015 on Amazon Kindle.

As well as this I have the following in mind to read next on my TBR’S, a Fantasy contemporary  by fellow blogger, author pal Helen Jones : Oak And Mist (The Ambeth Chronicles #1) 

Helen Jones blogs at Journey To Ambeth :  http://journeytoambeth.com/

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Goodreads Synopsis:

‘The end of everything? Great, no pressure then.’

Alma Bevan didn’t mean to go on a quest.
But when she disappears between two trees at her local park and reappears in Ambeth, she finds they’ve been expecting her.

And now she has to find a lost sword or the consequences for humanity will be dire. With no idea where to look, despite help from her new friend Caleb, things become even more complicated when a handsome prince of the Dark expresses an interest in her.

All this plus homework too?

Travelling between worlds is hard enough without having to manage a suspicious best friend, complicated love interests and concerned parents. Add in some time-twisting, a mysterious bracelet and a group of immortal beings all vying for control of a lost sword, and it’s enough to make any fifteen year old girl want to give up. But then she wouldn’t see Caleb any more. Or Deryck…

Oak and Mist is book one of The Ambeth Chronicles. Book two, No Quarter, is coming soon.

And if my eyes go a bit squiffy reading off readers I have one of these in mind as a diversion, my kitty is guarding them and it’s a secret at the moment which one I might chose!

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Hope you like the sound of my TBR’s for the Tree of Reverie Read-a-thon.

Bye for now,

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx

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Aloha. Bookish Challenge. Words!

 

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I’m a bit behind on the Trees of Reverie bookish challenges, but better late than never! So with this in mind one of the daily bookish challenges is to list your top ten favourite words, so here goes.

These are my favourites:

Chortle is a combination of chuckle and snort and was coined by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through The Looking Glass. I like the sound of the word, it evokes a wonderful sense of laughter and fun.

Dreamscape was coined by Sylvia Path during her 1958 poem, “The Ghost’s Leave taking.” The word sounds dreamy and imaginative.

Knickerblocker. Well, because it sounds funny and is both a sumptuous ice-cream and that has to be good. But it is also a type of loose-fitting breaches, which adds a dual meaning that’s amusing too!

Butterfingers. Charles Dickens used this in 1836 in The Pickwick Papers. It sums up the inability to catch, and I was never very good at sports so that’s why it appeals to me.

Honey trap. This usually applies to a woman luring a man, into revealing information. It was first used in 1974 in John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: “You see, long ago when I was a little boy I made a mistake and walked into a honey-trap.”

Scaredly-cat. A timid, cowardly person. First introduced in 1933 by US author Dorothy Parker in a short story The Waltz with this line: “Oh, yes, do let’s dance together. It’s so nice to meet a man who isn’t a scaredy=cat about catching my beri-beri.”

Tween. In The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien’s Tween was a Hobbit between the ages of 20 and 33, (33 being when Hobbits come of age).

Frenemy. A blend of friend and enemy coined in 1953 by the American journalist Walter Winchell (1897-1972). “Howz about calling the Russians our Frenemies?” This word just rolls off your tongue.

Muggle. A person with no magical powers and regarded as inferior, especially in the workplace. Bound to choose this one as I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan.

Bedazzled. To be irresistibly enchanted, dazed or pleased.  I love pretty objects especially crystals so bedazzled just had to be on my list. The word first appears in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew when Katharina says: “Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, that have been so bedazzled with the sun that everything I look on seemeth green.”

Decided to add some extra ones for fun!

Aloha. This means affection, peace, compassion and mercy in the Hawaiian language. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello.

Oh and two Scottish ones too! Well, I grew up in Edinburgh, so of course I’d have to!

Mingin. Horrible/Dirty!

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Braw. Beautiful.

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http://treesofreverie.com/post/104999605813/daily-bookish-challenges-day-six-Thursday

 

Other links to do with words:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/19/top-10-words-invented-writers-authorisms

http://blog.chron.com/bookish/2014/04/popular-words-and-phrases-invented-by-authors/#22632101=3

http://mentalfloss.com/article/24284/10-words-invented-authors

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/17/authors-invented-words-used-every-day-cojones-meme-nerd

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-anthony-jones/13-words-you-probably-did_b_4795071.html

 

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