Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Book Lover's Dance

This first book I discovered buried in a huge table of books at our annual Genealogical & Historical Society sale!

The Short Stories of [Guy] de Maupassant; pub. 1941 Blue Ribbon Books.
For lovers of Victorian ghosts/supernatural genre, this is a collection of some of the best short stories to be found. Guy de Maupassant is often considered to be one of the founding fathers of the modern short story, influencing O. Henry and Henry James.

I think The Horla [the inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu!]was my first introduction to the french genius that was Maupassant's. The Necklace is another popular tale frequently reprinted in anthologies of this genre.

This was a real boon to my library; I can't wait to curl up with this come winter and discover what stories I've missed to date.

The second picture [above] is a wonderful win from The Elliott Review!
Thanks & Hugs Galore, Jessi! :D
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
From the back cover:
RULE #3 - Don't stare at invisible faeries
RULE #2 - Don't speak to invisible faeries
RULE #1 - Don't ever attract their attention
Wow! I've been eager to read this book for ever, and am so tickled to have been blessed to win a copy.
AND check out the yummy swag ...
Dark Days and Wicked Nights free sampler featuring all-new work from Allyson James, Yasmine Galenorn, Devyn Quinn, Marie Treanor, Meljean Brook [love her stuff!] & Laura Wright. Plus assorted goodies.
Strange. I'm almost looking forward to when the snow flies :0


  1. oh yeah, wicked lovely was my first foray into the YA faery world.

  2. Don't tell, but I don't *think* I've ever read any faery stuff before this! :o
    Hope it's as yummy as it sounds :D