Sunday, August 04, 2013

Have I Got A Show For You...

  • Do you love history?
  • Do you love comedy? 
  • Do you love comedy sketches?
  • Do you love musical numbers?
  • Do you love musical parodies? 
  • Do you love clever writing, great lyrics?
  • Do you love catchy, can't-get-out-of-your-head songs?
  • Do you have an eclectic taste in music?
  • Do you love costumes and period dramas?
  • Do you love to read literature? William Shakespeare? Charles Dickens?
  • Do you have an interest in the Tudors? the Plantagenets? Vikings? Romans? Greeks? Egyptians? Victorians?
  • Happen to love Georgian or Regency romances? 
  • Do you love picking up I-didn't-know-that-facts?
  • Do you like bathroom jokes?  
 If you answered yes to any of these questions, I do have a show for you! Horrible Histories... there are five series of this oh-so-wonderful show from the UK.

Link to episode one, series one...
Link to "Savage Songs" (episode thirteen, series 2, a "best of songs" episode!!!!)
  • Spartan High School Musical
  • Boudicca 
  • Literally (Vikings Song)
  • Pachacuti
  • Charles II: King of Bling
  • Blackbeard's Song
  • George IV Goes Solo (I Couldn't Stand My Wife)
  • Cowboy Song
  • Victorian Inventions
  • World War II Girls
  • Born 2 Rule by the 4 Georges
Newgate Prison Commercial & Dick Turpin

And a Georgian ad for fan-messaging...

By the way, I've started a new blog...

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

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