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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.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Books I Am Waiting For..

I am taking this idea for a post from my "adopted son", Chris..

I rarely "preorder" books, and if I do it's within a week of it's release.  But I am still (always) waiting for books to be released, even if I can't get it right away.. somewhere down the line I try like heck to get them.

 Product Image  Reckless  (a new book by Cornelia Funke!!)

Product Description

For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war.
Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before. Reckless is a thrilling adventure and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all, magic.

 Product Image   Star Trek: The Original Series 365

Product Description

Star Trek The Original Series 365 is the definitive, authorized guide to Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’s groundbreaking television program that first aired from 1966 through 1969 and went on to become a cultural phenomenon. A visual celebration of the original voyages of the Starship Enterprise, the book covers the entire series in unprecedented detail, combining in-depth commentary, behind-the-scenes histories, and interviews with writers, cast, and crew, with synopses for each of the series’ 79 episodes.

In addition to a wealth of never-before-seen images and newly commissioned photography, Star Trek presents a treasure trove of remastered stills from the CBS archives—bringing to vivid life the famous five-year mission of Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, Doctor McCoy, and count­less other beloved characters for old and new fans alike.

Product Image  Against All Things Ending (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 3)  

Product Image  The House on Durrow Street

Product Description

“A charming and mannered fantasy confection with a darker core of gothic romance” is how New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb described Galen Beckett’s marvelous series opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. Now Beckett returns to this world of dazzling magick and refined manners, where one extraordinary woman’s choice will put the fate of a nation—and all she cherishes—into precarious balance.
Her courage saved the country of Altania and earned the love of a hero of the realm. Now sensible Ivy Quent wants only to turn her father’s sprawling, mysterious house into a proper home. But soon she is swept into fashionable society’s highest circles of power—a world that is vital to her family’s future but replete with perilous temptations.
Yet far greater danger lies beyond the city’s glittering ballrooms—and Ivy must race to unlock the secrets that lie within the old house on Durrow Street before outlaw magicians and an ancient ravening force plunge Altania into darkness forever.

 Product Image  The Dragon's Apprentice (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica)

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Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself.

Now, the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon's Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price--a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear.

Product Image  The Fiend and the Forge: Book Three of The Tapestry

Product Description

The Tapestry series continues to weave threads of fantasy, mythology, science fiction, and mystery into a wholly original adventure that appeals to fans of everything from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings to The X-Men. Genre-blending and fully illustrated, The Tapestry novels have caught the attention of middle-grade and young adult readers alike—and the series is only getting bigger.
Book One, The Hound of Rowan, was a boarding-school fantasy that School Library Journal called “a solid and worthwhile beginning . . . [that] should help ease the suffering once Harry Potter withdrawal sets in.” Book Two, The Second Siege, was an epic quest about which Kirkus Reviews said, “After devouring this title, young fans will clamor for more.”
Book Three, The Fiend and the Forge, is an unforgettable dystopian adventure across a landscape overrun with goblins and trolls. The world has changed almost beyond recognition, for with the Book of Origins firmly in his possession, the villainous Astaroth now has the power to reshape history at will. Plucking pivotal discoveries from mankind’s past, he has reduced the world to a preindustrial nightmare.
But while most humans toil as slaves within four demonic kingdoms, Astaroth allows those at Rowan to thrive in peaceful isolation. Theirs is a land where magic and nature flourish . . . so long as none dare oppose the new order.
That proves too steep a price for Max McDaniels. Unsure of his place at Rowan, Max sets out to explore the shifting landscape of the world beyond. In the course of his travels, he will become many things: Prisoner. Gladiator. Assassin. But can he become the hero that mankind so desperately needs?
In the third book of The Tapestry, author–illustrator Henry H. Neff takes the series in an exciting new direction, creating a fascinating dystopia in which myth, history, and monsters collide.
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Not to shabby actually.. but then I know I need to go check on some authors I haven't seen out there for a while.  This is far from my entire wish list, and even of these, the Star Trek one is "iffy". I think I may have to see that one in a store before deciding.  Whereas The Thomas Covenant book and the House on Durrow Street and the Tapestry are series I am reading.


Blogger Astaryth said...

Although there are authors who's books I look forward to, I already have a load of books on wish lists scattered around. There is my 'wish list' on my local library site of e-books they have that I want to read, then there is the e-book wish list on B&N, and don't forget the wish list that has books on it that -don't- come out in e-book form. It feels like for every book I read I add 3 to the assorted lists out there. I'm NEVER going to catch up LOL!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

mwuhahahaha!! I don't feel so bad now!! The House on Durrow Street sounds really good! Hmmmm...I may have to add THAT one to my list too now :/

1:21 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

Pat, did you read the 1st. of that historical series (The Magicians and Mrs Quent.) I don't remember but that 2nd book sounds good!

6:36 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

JJ: the day we "catch up" will be a sad day indeed!!

Chris: that is book 2 of a series! I haven't read book 1 yet although I have it... I will read it when I know I can send for book 2! So don't add a middle book to your list! Check out the product description of The Magicians and Mrs Quent which is book 1

Hey Cath: I emailed you.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I hadn't heard of the new Funke book! Squee!

9:52 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Tink: I was thrilled that she has a new one out! I hope it's as good as Inkheart!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Hadn't heard about that Star Trek book but it sounds like a must have. And the cover for the new Cornelia Funke book really caught my eye. Can't wait to check it out in person when it hits the bookstore shelves.

10:03 PM  

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