A Note About a Small Press

Back in December, Elizabeth from Darkcargo asked if anyone would be interested in helping out a small press with a little bloggy love. I googled and liked what I saw. Mercury Retrograde Press publishes the types of books I read, so naturally, I agreed. I thought of several ways to help out — maybe a read along, a post about the press, maybe interviews with the authors, reviews, etc. But first, I wanted to read the books.

In thinking of ways to help get the word out, I was planning to ask for a few review copies. Then I decided not to. No, I would buy these books. If I’m going to help out, buying books seems the most logical. The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara Friend Ish and Secret of the Sands by Leona Wisoker are now officially part of my to read list. I plan to pick up There Was a Crooked Man by Edward Morris soon too. Since there is a self-imposed book buying ban in place at my house (we have no more room) these are ebooks but I’m considering a hardcopy of There Was a Crooked Man which was the only reason this book wasn’t purchased along with the others.

I plan to start The Shadow of the Sun in the next few weeks, and if you’re looking for a new book to read, why not join me? I’m not looking to do a formal read along but I think it would be great to discuss this book with a few like-minded readers. And in the process, you’ll be helping out a small press. Think on it.

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A few things are going to happen including a read along of The Shadow of the Sun which is tentatively planned for April. More info about the read along will be available at Dab of Darkness. You can also find more info at Darkcargo who will be keeping track of things. I’m going to be doing something as well but I’m keeping that a secret for now, at least till we confirm everything. More to come…

The Sunday Salon – Books, Books, and More Books

This week I went on a book buying bender. Here’s a few of my purchases:

Soulless by Gail Carriger – I keep hearing about this one and decided to finally give it. It’s on my steampunk reading list too so obviously, a must for me to buy.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – This is the April book for the Book Hoarders Anonymous book club.

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – I’m participating in The Lies of Locke Lamora Read Along and it’s so good there was no way I would not continue with the series.

A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin – I held out as long as I could.

The Duchess by Amanda Foreman – While my husband was working Friday night I watched the movie The Duchess with Keira Knightly. I ended up googling the Duchess of Devonshire and then buying the biography the movie was based on.

The Sylph by Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire – I couldn’t help myself.

Of course, this I what I get when I keep my Nook near while sitting on the couch watching TV.

Happy Sunday.