recommended reading and giveaway winners

It's pretty clear that I loved Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. That novel reawakened my sense of wonder and set me on a path of adventure. You should love it too, if you don't already. Why don't you already? You're cautious? Okay, I can work with that. Try a taste of Valente's writing before you commit to her book, and check out the prequel/companion novelette, The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While.

[illustration by Ana Juan, sole property of Tor/Macmillan]

If you're gearing up for September Zombies (or just plain enjoy good, creepy writing), there's nothing better than Queen of Atlantis, a fantastic short story by Sarah Reese Brennan. A little bit of death, a princess, a sacrifice and some mythology mixed together to create a bittersweet and beautiful tale. Check it.

And to round out Saturday on the blog, I present August and September contest winners:

Donna of Book Lovers Paradise won my Glow ARC giveaway
Mervi won my 600 followers giveaway
Melissa won my Norwegian Wood giveaway

Congratulations, winners! Stay tuned next week for another contest opportunity!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Wahooo for the winners and thanks for the recommendation :)

Erin said...

Ooh! I second ...Fairyland... or TGWCFIASOHOM? (I get tired of typing that whole title!) I loved it and will be posting my own thought shortly. I hadn't heard about the novelette, so thanks!

sRy_ said...

congrats winners :)

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