Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia has a penchant for climbing trees. Or dumbwaiters. Much to her mother's chagrin. So she sends her off to Finishing School. But unbeknownst to Mumsy, Mademoiselle Geraldine's is no ordinary Finishing School. Sophronia is about to be trained in the fine art of Finishing anything and everything. From how to curtsy to how…

Top Ten Tuesday: Our Fall TBR Piles

Melissa's TBR The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters - A story about a young Edgar Allen Poe? By an author who's spooky historical fiction I love? Perfect for October Vibes in my opinion.Odd and True by Cat Winters - Teenage monster hunters in the Victorian era? Yes, please.Doll Bones by Holly Black - This one…

On the Same Page-Big Hands

I'm so excited to share this week's fanfic--because this week is a champion for every woman. I think you all know the typical descriptions we find of men and women in romance novels, and in fanfic too. Women are either thin or "have curves in all the right places." Where are the wrong places? Men…

Fandom Quote Friday: Chains of Gold

“People are only invincible in books,” said Cordelia. “I think you will find most of the time, not even then,” said Tessa. “But at least we can always pick up a book and read it anew. Stories offer a thousand fresh starts.”~ Cordelia Carstairs and Tessa Herondale “In case anyone was wondering if those were…