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Mr. Brisbane, the Book Seer, & an Excerpt

Deanna Raybourn posted a link to a fan's artistic rendition of her character--Mr. Nicholas Brisbane. As I know a few of you are admirers of Mr. Brisbane, I thought I'd post the link. Perhaps it'll help tide you over till the 4th Lady Julia Grey novel. He's really quite lovely. Scar and all.

I recently ran across this rather whimsical site called The Book Seer. You enter the book you just read (along with the author) and it generates a series of books recommendations for you. They seem to be drawn from Amazon, LibraryThing, and BookArmy. This might not prove excessively useful but it's good for a spot of fun and some messing around.

I keep a long list of upcoming books I'm looking forward to and Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire was a fairly recent addition. Rosemary and Rue is the first in a new urban fantasy series and it looks thoroughly promising. To get a taste of what's to come go read this excerpt Ms. McGuire has posted on her site.

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  1. I really need to read Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey novels...

    KMont at Lurv a la Mode just posted a review of Rosemary and Rue today--she loved it!

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  2. The BookSeer thing is pretty cool, but it doesn't like my browser right now.

    I want to read Rosemary and Rue too!

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  3. Ooo, the rendition is perfect. Thanks Angie! I also have a new blog to look at sometime.

    There's also whatshouldireadnext.com, though it's not as whimsical, and I don't know if it will be much more helpful.

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  4. Christine, you really do! I have no qualms in saying I think you would love them. I'm pretty sure I first heard about ROSEMARY AND RUE through KMont. I'm excited!

    Janicu, I had to laugh when I input one and it said, "Amazon recommends: Nothing. (Well, no books anyway.)" Lol.

    Holly, you bet! I thought you might like him having recently made his acquaintance. ;) I wish I was an artist of any kind...
    I'll have to go take a peek at whatshouldireadnext.com.

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  5. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I like their This is where we live video with all the paper people walking around amongst the leaflets of novels.

    --Sharry

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  6. Thanks for the site tip on The Book Seer, it could come in handy if your in a reading slump and need suggestions.

    I'm also looking forward ROSEMARY and RUE, the book looks like a fantastic read.

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  7. Sharry, I had not seen that video. How wonderful it is! Thanks so much for pointing me to it.

    Donna, you're right. Perfect for finding your way out of a reading slump!

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  8. Wow that picture of Brisbane is...fantastic. Really perfect! I'm envious of those serious art skillz!

    And I had never heard of The Book Seer sight - awesome, thanks for that. Except it is a little discouraging when all three databases recommend nothing (or no books anyways)!

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  9. Thea, it is, isn't it? I was really shocked at how good it was when I clicked on the link. And I agree on the Book Seer no recs thing. I typed in RAMPANT and got no recs. Guess they don't deal too well with books that aren't out yet. Hehe.

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