Instead of doing a Waiting on Wednesday post today, I've changed it to Whatever Wednesday along with a Waiting on Wednesday. Just a few things I thought I'd share, so I compiled it all in one post!
Tuesday, I called my mom up, cuz I was bored, and asked if she wanted to drive to this one bookstore that's in Brockport. I'd never been there, only heard of it because I'm signed up with booktours.com and there are local area authors there all the time. I don't know who the authors are. They don't write anything I'd read! This store is just outside of Rochester, which was an hour drive for us. We were both excited about checking out this new place, you know?
Well, we were both a tad bit disappointed to say the least. The store itself was so cluttered with different little trinkets, you could have almost forgot you were in a bookstore. Then it had kind of a used bookstore feel. But the biggest disappointmend that I had was the fact that they didn't have a romance section! What romances they did have were dispersed amongst the fiction books. That just tells me that this particular store does not acknowledge romances as a worthy genre. I mean, there was a section for mystery and sci/fi! But no romance! So yeah, that was a tad frustrating. But it was a super nice day for a drive! And I'd never been to Brockport, which is one of those cute little ity bity towns. Or at least where we were that's the way it seemed. It could have been bigger, but we were on the main street, where it's all old and has that quaint feel to it with the plants hanging from the street sign posts and lamp posts.
I discovered this other really cool place thanks to author Leanna Renee Hieber for bringing it to my attention. I plan on putting together a box for the cause. And I'll be doing it periodically throughout the years. It's a wonderful thing, enabling us to share the love of romance with women not so fortunate.
Share The Love of books!
Donate yours today!
(click the link for more info and mailing addresses.)
One other thing, my dear friend is having her second annual giveaway! Christmas in July! Christine has several books to chose from. Head on over and enter today @ the Happily Ever After. Contest runs until August 1st!
Another blogging friend has a contest she just posted this morning. Ms. Cecile @ All I Want and More is celebrating her 101st post and has some nice books up for prizes as well as a special guest author! Head on over there and check it out!
Now for Waiting on Wednesday!
You know, I passed Leanna I don't know how many times at the Lori Foster's event, but had no idea who she was! If I had known that her upcoming release was this book, I would have made it a point to talk with her. But with so many authors there, I didn't know :(. But I know now! And I am very much looking forward to reading this book! And she has generously offered me an ARC!
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Percy Parker
by Leanna Renee Hieber
The ghostly, Gothic Victorian fantasy begins! First in the Strangely Beautiful quartet of novels...
Publication Date: 8/25/09 from Leisure Books / Dorchester Publishing
The Strangely Beautiful series continues 2/24/2010!
What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death….
Oh yes, I really want to read this book!