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Weekly Meme: Musing Mondays (October 3)

October 3, 2011 2 comments

Okay, haven’t done this since August, so I’m back with this meme! The weekly Musing Mondays question of the week (via the Should Be Reading blog) is:

This week’s musing is…

What are you most excited about reading, right now? (can be a book you’re currently enjoying, or a book that’s yet to be published, etc.)

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Okay, the book I’m most excited about reading is Snuff (the latest book from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series). I’m a huge fan of Terry Pratchett – love his sense of humor, love the world he created, love his characters. I was devastated when he revealed that he had Alzheimer’s, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped him at all in his writing 🙂 I’m particularly excited about this since one of my uber fave characters in the series is Commander Sam Vimes (and his City watch) and after a long while, there’s a new book focusing on him! And Publishers Weekly just gave it a starred review “…[SNUFF is a] lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals.” Can’t wait for it to be released (October 18)!

Here’s the product description!

For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way.

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck—not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong—are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam—out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)—must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.

Hailed as the “purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), with a “satirist’s instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist’s eye for the telling detail” (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

What about you, what are you most excited about reading?

(p.s. If you like participating in memes/blog hops, be sure to check out the Meme Directory for the Book Bloggers!)

(p.s.s. If it’s your first time to visit my blog, please have a look around especially if you read digital books. I post a lot of (legal) freebies that I find here)

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NOOK Daily Find! Medicus (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #1) by Ruth Downie for $2.99!

October 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Well… Barnes & Noble has a new promo — the NOOK Daily Find: Today’s Great Book at a Great Price! So, Nook owners need not be envious of those with Kindles! 😉

And the new deal is…

Medicus (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #1)‘ by Ruth Downie (Bloomsbury USA) is now available at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the B&N Nookbooks site. Maybe Amazon will price match again?

Book Description

A compelling mystery in an irresistible ancient Roman setting! Roman Army medic Gaius Petreius Ruso came to Britannia for a fresh start. A female corpse, a local slave girl, and a senior centurion who wants to strangle him surely weren’t what he had in mind.

Gaius Petrius Ruso, a down-on-his-luck army doctor, succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. Now he has a slave who won’t talk, can’t cook, and drags trouble in her wake. Before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar. Now Ruso must summon all his forensic knowledge to find a killer who may be after him next.

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