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WW Ladies/Men Favorite Books of 2012

Barbara Vey -- December 31st, 2012

There are best of lists popping up all over.  Best books, best movies, best fashions and more than enough worst lists, but we won’t go there.  Rather than name “Best Books,” we’re going with the WW Ladies favorite reads of 2012.  Now this doesn’t mean the book had to be published in 2012, it just means it had to be read in 2012.  In their emails to me, many lamented the fact that they could pick just one and it was a very difficult decision.  Kym absolutely couldn’t make up her mind.  Regardless, here’s what I finally got out of them.

 

Heidi

Heidi

 

Heidi - Gnome on the Range, by Jennifer Zane

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SheilaSomebody to Love, by Kristan Higgins.

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joysann

joysann

 

joysann – This is too hard…  I don’t like to choose. There are just too many books I really enjoy a lot.  Print book: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Audio book: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

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Susan

Susan

 

Susan - The Emperor’s Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
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Kym L

Kym 

Kym –  I can’t do it! I loved Trisha Ashley‘s newest, Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues, just as I love all of hers. Really liked Grace Burrowes‘s Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight and was also thrilled to discover Rena Gregory’s short story in the Five Golden Rings anthology.

 

 

 

 

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Joan

 

Joan –  If You See Her by Shiloh Walker 

 

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Tammy

TammyFifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James, I loved the whole trilogy as one story.

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Michael

Michael

MichaelTimeless (The fifth book in the Alexia Tarabotti series) by Gail Carriger (audio book)

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Ashley

Ashley

AshleyOne Night Rodeo by  Lorelei James

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I have to agree that’s it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite book I read this year.  There were many that I enjoyed, but the two I talked about most to people were The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti , a fun romp with an escaped but not guilty convict and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, a futuristic adventure that I couldn’t put down.  Neither were all romance, but did have romantic elements.

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Please take a moment to tell me the best book you read in 2012.  It won’t be easy, but I do like to get recommendations, as do all my readers.

Bottom Line:  Remember to check back tomorrow for the link to my new website…it’s launch day!!

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San Diego Comic Con

Barbara Vey -- July 13th, 2012

It’s finally here.  I’m at the San Diego Comic Con.  Those friends of mine who know what it is are jealous.  Those friends who have no clue what Comic Con is think I’m just going to a big costume party with nerds.  Well, they’re both right.

 

Every year that I go, I understand it a little better and don’t waste so much time just wandering around.  There’s so much to see and do you really need some plan of action.  In the past, I’ve always just got up in the morning and hoped for the best.  This year I actually looked at the schedule ahead of time.

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Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger

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Yesterday I hit all the publishers booths but found only one author signing.   Gail Carriger was in full costume (or maybe she always dresses like that) promoting her steampunk book, Soulless.  The book promises “Vampires, werewolves and parasols.”  Gail assured me it’s a parody, so I’m going to have to give it a try when I get home in a couple of weeks.

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Marjorie Liu and X-23

Marjorie Liu and X-23

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Marjorie Liu saw a young woman dressed as one of Marjorie’s Marvel comic book characters, X-23.  She said, “It’s kind of surreal to see your characters come to life.”  Marjorie also told me “Anthony Bourdain strode past me, and I got into an elevator with Tricia Helfer, Tahmoh Penikett, and Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica).”  I told her if I were there I would have asked if I could take a picture.  But, what else is new?

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Barbara Vey Zombie Attack

Barbara Vey Zombie Attack

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At the Max Brooks booth (World War Z), I had my picture taken as I survived a zombie attack.  I don’t know how scared I really look since I was really laughing through the whole thing.  They also had a Zombie App you could download for your phone.  This is the creative fun stuff I like at Comic Con.

 

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I haven’t spotted any celebrities yet, but as usual, there’s a lot of characters walking around and I’m easily distracted.  I’m off to take a bunch of pictures today of the creative people I see.  Tune in tomorrow to see my photo album.

 

Bottom Line:  I would never survive a zombie attack because I think I run slower than they shuffle along.