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I'm a total fangirl when it comes to meeting authors!

So, yesterday I got to meet Lila Quintero Weaver, the author of Darkroom. (See my review HERE.)  I was super excited!! Though I don't like to bug people for pictures, Lila was kind enough to pose with me! She is so nice and such an amazing artist and writer. Check out Darkroom when you can!!

Happy Birthday, W. B. Yeats! (Born June 13, 1865.)

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

SAILING TO BYZANTIUM I That is no country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees ---Those dying generations---at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unaging intellect.
II An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress, Nor is there singing school but studying Monuments of its own magnificence; And therefore I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium.
III O sages standing in God's holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.
IV Once out of nature I shall neve…

The eternal question...


I love the Borgias...and this might have been the best scene ever...

Image is what I am thinking about reading next...


What a Wicked Earl Wants, by Vicky Dreiling

(Note: I will be cross-posting this on my other book blog...yes, I have started another one. It isn't because I love blogging so much as that I have to find a place to put all of my book experiences! Anyway, there it is.)

From the back cover...

WILL A RAKE'S WICKED WAYSAndrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, believes in being a gentleman, whether it's fishing a soggy stranger out of the Thames or assisting a fetching lady into his bed. If the stranger becomes a friend and the lady a mistress, all the better. He certainly welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude, he hopes, will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing room, he gets far more than he bargained for ... LEAD THE LADY ASTRAY?It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly she, a vicar's daughter, is in the precarious position…