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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger $1.99 (TODAY ONLY) Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social … Continue reading

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SOULLESS (PARASOL PROTECTORATE BOOK #1) BY GAIL CARRIGER: BOOK REVIEW

Gail Carriger Soulless Parasol Protectorate, Book #1 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Erin Summary Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriageable, and not just because she’s large-nosed and swarthy. She’s also soulless, an oddity and a secret even in a 19th-century London that mostly accepts … Continue reading

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HEIDI’S APRIL READING LOUNGE: WHAT SHE’S READING NOW PART 2

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #9) by J.R. Ward I have been completely sucked in by the brothers and had to read this when it came out.  This is Manny and Payne’s story, but it seemed to focus more on Jane and Vishous and Butch.  I thought it was … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MARCH: SOULLESS BY GAIL CARRIGER

We’re already the third month into 2011, can you believe it? What does this mean? Well time is going way too fast, but it’s also time for a new OBS Book Club!! This month we present Gail Carriger’s vampire tale ‘Soulless’. Synopsis: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, AND APRIL

Starting January 1st Open Book Society will be highlighting Bitten by Kelley Armstrong in our first book club of the new year. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, WORLD BOOK NIGHT, AND ‘SOULLESS’

What makes vampires cool? by Rachel Caine for Borders What makes vampires cool to today’s audience vs. Bram Stoker’s audience? First of all, I’m not sure that there isn’t some crossover. Some varieties of cool will always and forever be cool, and immortal creatures stalking the night … well, that’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 3RD: GAIL CARRIGER, LAUREN KATE, KAZUO ISHIGURO, AND WHEEL OF TIME EXCERPT

Gail Carriger explains why her heroine has no soul By Kelly Faircloth at io9 Gail Carriger mashes up urban fantasy, steampunk, and Victorian gothics in her Parasol Protectorate series. She explains what inspired the series, how she arrived at her soulless protagonist, and what’s next for her heroine. Carriger’s series … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH: “WOMEN OF” BOOK CLUBS, VAMPIRES, AND STEAMPUNK

2011: The “Women of Fantasy” & “Women of Science Fiction” Book Clubs! via Peta at Bookling I’ve (already!) signed up for participation in two book clubs next year that I would like to mention here in case anyone else want to join in the fun too. Firstly, Erika from Jawas … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 29TH, PART 2: ROBERT HEINLEIN, CHARLAINE HARRIS, CHANGELESS, AND MORE

True Blood Author Charlaine Harris on the Current Vampire Epidemic by Maria Ricapito at Vanity Fair Dead in the Family is the latest bestselling vampire fantasy novel from Charlaine Harris, and the 10th book in the series that inspired the hit HBO show True Blood (now in its third season), … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAR. 9TH: SCI FI YOU SHOULD BE READING, DWARVES, NEIL GAIMAN, AND MORE

S.E.G.O. — Science Fiction You Should Be Reading by Devilstower at Daily Kos There’s an old saying about the golden age of science fiction — it’s twelve. That is, twelve is the age where readers seem most willing to take the Door into Summer, to try and visualize a tesseract, … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR 12-08-09

Fiction, paperbacks, book boxes for kids this year www.duluthnewstribune.com: Box sets of popular series, off-kilter encyclopedias and beloved classics in special editions make books a good way to take the edge off all the electronic games and plastic toys that wash ashore for kids at the holidays. And there’s the … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: SOULLESS BY GAIL CARRIGER READALIKES – IT’S STEAMPUNK!

So far, we have posted a list of Readalikes for Twilight lovers and Readikes for Wings lovers. What is a readalike? It is a book that has a similar mood, subject, style, or tone to that of another book. This time, we have Readalikes for fans of Gail Carriger’s ‘Soulless’! So, … Continue reading

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SOULLESS BY GAIL CARRIGER GETS A+ REVIEW

www.kbgbabbles.blogspot.com: Fans of Steampunk, rejoice. And better count those who adore Steampunk with a great romance that has a delightful, witty and very original heroine. Gail Carriger’s Soulless will be on the lips of many before the end of the year. This is one of the most refreshing books I … Continue reading

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