Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tell Me Tuesday #1

Last week, my bloggy friend Elizabeth over at So Long and Thanks for All the Fish posted this new feature that she got from LA LA in the Library and I coveted it.  So now it is mine - mwah hah hah hah hah!!  Ahem.  Anyways, the point is to talk about what you are currently reading and what you have on deck.


As I lick my wounds over the Seahawks' Super Bowl loss, I have been delving into Megan Shephard's The Madman's Daughter, which is based on H.G. Well's The Island of Doctor Moreau.  I haven't read The Island of Doctor Moreau, but I have a general idea what it is about.  The Madman's Daughter seems to follow it pretty well.  I really like it.  It's super creepy.  But there is also a lot of disturbing animal parts that are not for the faint of heart.  There is a horrifying scene in chapter 2 that almost resulted in a DNF for me.  So, if you are sensitive to bad things happening to good animals in books, I would steer you away from this one.

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)


For this week, I will likely start Her Dark Curiosity (the sequel to The Madman's Daughter).

Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2)

I will also read The Conspiracy of Us with my blog partner, Julia.  Joint reads are so much fun because we also text each other while reading and then write up a joint review.

The Conspiracy of Us (Untitled, #1)

I will probably also read Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James and Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens (both are review books).  I'm doing this weird thing where I randomly drew letters of the alphabet and am working through my TBR (books in my possession at least) that way.  I'm on letter "S".  I just finished "K".  I've got a long way to go.  LOL.

Faking Normal
Silence for the Dead


  1. Welcome to TMT! I was so excited when I saw Elizabeth's tweet I squeaked and got a couple of strange looks from people in the breakroom. I have read The Island of Doctor Moreau, and have seen both movies, so I am curious about The Madman's Daughter. This book has been in many blog posts, but never realized it was based on that story. If I do start reading it I will ask you where the "animal part" is because I do not do well with scenes like that. The cover is very nice, too. Is it going to be a trilogy?

    1. Hello! I love your blog BTW - fellow redheads unite! :D But to answer your question, it is a series. The second book plays off of Jekyll and Hyde and the last book (that just came out) plays off of Frankenstein. I'm hoping the other books deal less with vivisection and the like. I'll just say there are a lot of dead rabbits in the first book. And I love rabbits. I just do the mental equivalent of sticking my fingers in my ears and going lalalalala. :D

  2. Welcome to Tell Me Tuesdays!
    I hope you'll enjoy The Conspiracy of Us! I really loved it, is was a great and fast read!
    I liked The Madman's Daughter but I'm still dilly dalling about readong book 2, but I hope I'll get to read it soon!

  3. Yay!! Welcome to the crew! Hmmm...I've actually never read/seen The Island of Doctor Moreau (and probably should before I read The Madman's Daughter)...but I don't do well with animal sad things...so we'll see.



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