Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

“…He said there is a place in Gaul, the oldest church in their part of the world, where some of the Latin monks have outwitted death by secret means. He offered to sell me their secrets, which he has inscribed in a book.”

The abbot shudders. “God preserve us from such heresies, he says hastily. “I am certain, my son, that you refused this temptation.”

Dracula smiles. “You know I am fond of books.”

~ The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

Monday, August 29, 2016

Quote Of The Day

What are you using to control the thrust?” asks Frank.

What is that?” yells Klank.

“Thrust!” repeats Frank, now shouting above the building roar of the rockets. “The amount of energy the engines are pushing out!”

OHHHhhhh,” says Klank, bouncing off the brick wall INTAKES, PUMPS & MANIFOLDS TURBINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD 47 of the back of Grampa Al’s Fix It! shop.

I have not figured that ooooouuuuuuttttt . . .

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger by Jon Scieszka

Review: The 5th Wave Series

If you've been following along with our What the Wenches are Reading posts, you'll know that I recently listened to The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey. I will admit, I saw the preview for the movie in front of.....something, I can't even remember which movie I was there to see, and I was intrigued. Then, my dad said he had read the first one and enjoyed it. That's all the recommendation I need, so I figured I would give them a try. I was not disappointed. It's not the greatest trilogy or series I've ever read, but it was quite enjoyable. It was also a little different from the others I've read. Join me after the break to read some spoiler free (or at least spoiler light) thoughts on this series.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Fangirl Friday - Great fantasy authors I've discovered in 2016

This year I decided to myself I was going to read more books written by men.  It seems that over previous years I've tended to read a lot of female authors. What that translates to, is I haven't been reading very many fantasy books!! That's all changed this year and I thought I would share with you some of the authors I've discovered. This is new to me fantasy, where I've been reading the author's first series and it's been a lot of fun.  The imagination and worlds these authors have created has truly been a pleasure to read. I can't wait to see what new works they produce in the future. Let's have a brief rundown of three great series. Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley, The Bloodsounder's Arc by Jeff Salyards and Greatcoats by Sebastien de Castell. There are great authors to watch for in the future. Their storytelling brings the Annurian Empire, the Syldoon Empire and Tristia to life.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

There went my Zen moment of tranquil chi. Blackout rage, aisle five. 

Destined for an Early Grave
~~Jeaniene Frost 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Just hit me with the dick talk, I can take it,” Owen groaned.  
“You can take the dick?” Kelly deadpanned.  
Owen stared at the camera, and Kelly fought hard not to grin. He finally lost and snorted, unable to pull a straight face to match Owen’s.

Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux

What the Wenches Are Reading

"A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people." Will Rogers
And you get both with the Wenches!

Click through to see what we've been reading this week. And share what you've been reading in the comments below! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

“He wanted to care, he wanted to care so badly, but there was this gap between what he felt and what he wanted to feel, a space where something important had been carved out.”

Monday, August 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

Every time I think I'm getting wiser, more in control of my actions, I go slamming into a situation that makes me excruciatingly aware that all I've succeeded in doing is swapping one set of delusions for a more elaborate, attractive set of delusions--that's me, the Queen of Self-Deception.

~~Karen Marie Moning