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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Giveaway and a Release Date

Jaimie, over at Bell Literary Reflections is celebrating BAFAB week (By a Friend a Book) by giving away 3 books! They are: The Drowning Tree, The Silver Bough and The Enchanted April. If you'd like to get in on the free books you'd better hurry over there!!
I wonder if by any stretch of the imagination, that a book store came up with the BAFAB?!.. heh,.. just a thought ya know?! (but I do love it!)

On another note:
FINALLY ! A release date and a cover for Cornelia Funke's Inkdeath!

(Although Amazon finally is showing it for preorder it's only Barnes and Noble that are showing the cover)
Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: The Chicken House (
October 1, 2008)ISBN-10: 0439866286

Book Description (per Amazon)
The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

Man...... I cannot wait for this release!!! (and yes, I will reread both, Inkheart and Inkspell before I dive into Inkdeath!) Also, the last I heard they had pushed the movie back to a December release.


Blogger Jaimie said...

Thanks Pat for spreading the word. I put in two more entries for Silver Bough. I also added you to my blogroll and am having fun looking around yours. I love all the classic photos!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Oh no on the movie release! Annie is going to be soooo disappointed, as is her mom!

I can't believe I haven't gotten around to reading Inkspell yet, after how much I loved Inkheart. What is wrong with me?!!

10:07 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Jaimie: well thanks for the chance to win a book!!! and welcome to my blog!

Debi: Yeah, no kidding on the movie date ! Originally it was a March release, and of course March has come and now gone! I guess once they missed that date (supposedly because of the writers strike not allowing for good marketing) they decided to put it near the release of the last book to keep the interest going.

The Inkheart series and the Bartameaus series were my absolute favs among the YA books.. I wouldn't mind movies made from Jonathan Stroud books ! And I'd love it more if Andy Serkis played Bartameaus!!!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ok...I really need to get my butt moving on reading Inkheart now! What an awesome cover!! Can't wait to read that series. Is this supposed to be the last book?

12:20 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi Chris.. yep I think by the end of the summer you should read these books so you can look forward to the last book in October... hmmm, that will be during Carl's Halloween Challenge ..hmmm.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

I am thinking I should read Inkspell for the Once Upon a Time challenge. I can't believe I haven't read it yet! I really like that cover...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

We're really being messed about with this movie release aren't we? It's so frustrating as I really can't wait to see it. In the meantime I still have Inkspell to read and it looks like the third book will be out before the movie!

12:58 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Kailana: you can always toss in Inkspell as an extra read in the challenge! I suspect I will read a number of "extra" books before the challenge is over.

Cath: yeah the movie was ready for a march release long ago. I hope it does well enough for them to do movies for the other two books!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

When I was unpacking my books I found Inkheart. I'd like to re-read it before I read Inkspell and Inkdeath. If only I could find the time! On the movie thing, I guess they didn't want it to be compared to Prince Caspian which comes out this May.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

I'm excited about Inkdeath and I haven't even started the series yet! It's your influence :P

It would be awesome of bookstores did BAFAB Week, lol.

2:26 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

ladytink: you think Prince Caspian is similiar to Inkheart?? I haven't read Prince Caspian, maybe I should lol

Nymeth: I'm not sure why Inkheart seemed such a good read to me..maybe because it didn't begin with a 12 yr old "orphan" as many ya books do.. mostly I do think it's a really good story and an excellent story teller who wrote it! I hope when you get to read it one day that it doesn't disappoint! It seems impossible to me that it would, but we all can't like the same things!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Mental note: I MUST read Inkheart!! And Inkspell!! Why haven't I read them yet??

6:42 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Note to Stephanie: Read Inkheart and Inkspell... there's NO excuse! lol

6:53 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Oh no, not similar at all but it's that same fantasy feel to it. You should read Prince Caspian though! It's a great book.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I totally should have read Cornelia for the OUAT challenge! I am not sure why I didn't think of it. My little book devourer, Sam age 12, has read Funke and he will be happy to see this new release being announced. He may have to wait until Christmas to own it though!! ;)

3:57 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

As you said, I am so loving Inkheart! I brought it home to read over break, and then I just couldn't finish it ahead of my class (to whom I'm reading it). Of course, most of them have read this and Inkspell already so I'm a bit behind. The only other book I've read of Corneliea Funke's is The Thief Lord, which was fine, but my students have also loved The Dragon Rider.

8:50 PM  

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