Friday, 5 November 2010

Shimmering Velvet - A Strange Day Indeed

I've always loved Bonfire Night, and I especially love November 5th this year. Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits racked up two gorgeous reviews.

"This land may be called Wonderland or Nowhere, but whatever the name, Gardner maps it with careful, melancholy strokes..." Read the rest of the review by E. Catherine Tobler over at Shimmer. Yes, the Shimmer.

"Another gem of a book! Reading this book was like walking into a curio shop filled with wondrous treasures..."  Read the rest of the review over at VVB32 Reads.

NaNoWriMo catch up:

Today's Word Count: 2142 (go me!!!)
Total Word Count: 9007 / 523 (other projects)
Time Frame: Hello 24th Century, the Darling Girls have arrived

Googled: Weird Museums
Oops: Excessive swearing this session (in manuscript and without). My characters however have an excuse. They're sitting in a time-travelling submarine, the power has fizzled out and 'The Breaker' (freaking gigantic killer robot) is stomping about outside.
                                                  

9 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

You gotta heart the heaps of wonderful praise for you today. On the 5th of November. Very Nice.

Aaron Polson said...

You win, Cate. Happy Bonfire Night!

Corinne said...

You have a gigantic killer robot in this book?

THAT IS AWESOME.

Natalie L. Sin said...

You deserve it : ) And that cover is one of the best I've ever seen!

N. R. Williams said...

Kill the robot...curse the inventor.
Interesting.
I posted today about giveaways and contest including my first ever contest. So if you have time come on by.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Milo James Fowler said...

Shimmer? Quite awesome indeed.

Cate Gardner said...

So well timed, Alan. :D

Thanks, Aaron.

I do and it makes me happy, Corinne. I've never had a gigantic killer robot before.

Thanks, Natalie.

I'll have to check that out, NR :D

Katey said...

I keep trying to make myself wait until I read several other books that have been on my pile forever before I pick it up.

It's time to face facts: I'm not going to make it. See it magically vault to the #1 position!

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, yay for me and :(for the other authors.