Monday, July 30, 2012

Must Have!

If you haven't managed to get your hands on this... you MUST do it! I won this as part of the June prizes on Inkpageant, but if I'd known about it sooner, I would have bought it myself.

I know that sometimes in my writing I tend to "overuse" certain habits or characteristics to show certain emotions. This book can cure of that! I just flip it open, and find the emotion you're looking for them pick whatever action you want to use! DONE!

It's super easy to use!
Find it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.




Next is my book suggestion: ENCLAVE!

I read this book SO FAST because it's impossible to put down! Imagine a totally cool dystopian world with some freaky creatures that you'd find in a cool fantasy novel. This book has both! Sa-Weet!

The next book, OUTPOST is due out on September 4th, and yes - that is WAY too long for me to wait! 

So... what have you been reading? Any good book suggestions?
And have you read either of these? What are your thoughts about them?

36 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I freaking love the Emotion Thesaurus! I needed it very badly LOL!

Joanna said...

Wow, thanks for the recommendation of the Emotion Thesaurus. So going to buy this. I am way behind everyone else as I am only now reading Under the Never Sky and loving it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I keep forgetting to download the Emotional Thesaurus! Checking iBookstore now...

Suzi said...

I really need to get the Emotion Thesaurus. It'd be much easier than going through the website. I'm in editing mode now, so it'd be a big help. Thanks for the reminder.

Haven't read Enclave. Just finished Knee Deep by Jolene Perry, which I really liked, and am trying to figure out what to do next. I've got a lot on my Kindle to tackle, so I'll probaly have to look through there.

Kelley Lynn said...

Ooo, this book sounds great! Thanks my dear!

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the recs!!

Jessie Humphries said...

2 great suggestions. I have heard great things about Enclave. Who can I steal it from??

Emily R. King said...

I need that thesaurus. Thanks for the recs! :)

Rachel said...

Thanks for the recs, Leigh. I just read and loved/am obsessed with GONE GIRL. Adult thriller. I can't recommend it enough!

Hope Roberson said...

Love this story! It was one of the first books I read when researching post-apocalyptic writing :) I just popped over to my library and requested the second in the series (Outpost). Thanks for the reminder!

Angela Cothran said...

I saw your review of Enclave on Goodreads. I'm going to have to check it out.

Charlie Holmberg said...

I REALLY want the thesaurus. Maybe I'll just buy it for myself instead of waiting for someone to give it to me for Christmas...

Jenny Morris said...

Oh, I do need that first book! And I just finished Game On, which was super fun. I am about to crack open Insurgent! Yay!

Lisa Regan said...

I haven't read them but I really need to get my hands on that Thesaurus! LOL.

Patricia T. said...

Glad I stopped by. Love the Emotion Thesaurus! What a fabulous resource. Am going to order it. Thanks.

David P. King said...

Glad it's working for you. Such an excellent resource. :)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I have heard great things about this. Donna is always talking about it. I'm gonna have to buckle down and get one.

Carrie-Anne said...

I just started reading Jillian Larkin's Ingenue, the sequel to Vixen, and am finding it less than gripping. I'm really not a fan of this trend I see of YA historical lite. I also have out from the library Sarah Miller's The Lost Crown, told from the alternative POVs of the last four Russian Grand Duchesses. I was really excited to read it, since I'm such a Russophile, but my brain froze up at the first-person present tense. It's just been so oversaturated that now it's really hard for me to get into it in fiction, even though I love third-person present.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I actually just bought the Emotion Thesaurus yesterday! I really found the Bookshelf Muse's blog helpful, so I have high hopes for the book!

Nicole said...

I LOVE the Emotion Thesaurus! Those ladies at the Bookshelf Muse are amazing!

elizabeth seckman said...

I love my other thesaurus, I bet I'd love it's cousin too!!

elizabeth seckman said...

wrong its, but whatever...no edit button on posts. :p

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

I didn't know there was an emotion thesaurus! I really need to invest in one! Thanks for the suggestion!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I agree-- must have!

Yay on Enclave! I've had my eye on it-- it's nice to know that you loved it!

I'm reading Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. I am loving it! It's regency time period, in Philadelphia. I'm not a huge fan of regency (it's the lack of action that gets me), but this one has walking dead. Um... Can I just say that is exactly what regency needed? Hahahaha! No, really-- LOVING the book.

Tobi Summers said...

LOVED Enclave. I can't wait for Outpost to come out. It's one of my most highly anticipated books left for this year.

As for recommendations, anything by Kelley Armstrong (especially the Otherworld series) or Rachel Vincent if you're into fantasy. Neal Shusterman's Unwind is a good dystopian, Giver-esque type. And Divergent, also a good dystopian.

Cindy Keen Reynders said...

Those books sound awesome! And I think I'll get a copy of the Emotion Thesaurus. So many times I stumble around looking for new ways for my characters to portray emotion, i.e. facial expressions, mannerisms, etc.

Ruth Josse said...

Well, I MUST get my hands on both of these!

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I'd never heard of this!!! Good thing I get paid in two days! Thanks!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I'm reading a young adult/MG novel written by Michael Pierce called "Provex City", and I really like it.

Carol Kilgore said...

I have my copy of the Emotion Thesaurus, too. Awesome!

Coleen Patrick said...

Cool thanks for the recommendations Leigh! I read a book this weekend that I really liked--Something like normal by Trish Doller
:)

Carrie Butler said...

I already love The Emotion Thesaurus, and Enclave sounds like a great read! Thanks for the recommendations, Leigh. :D

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Emotion Thesaurus seems to be an interesting and informative read. Enclave comes off as an exciting novel. Great reading suuggestions.

Tracy said...

Emotion Thesaurus? Now that's interesting! I'll have to put it on my "check it out" list. :)

Just finished reading "Cinder," although I confess that the ending didn't work for me. *shrugs*

Next up is "Broken Harbour" by the awesome Tana French. Can't wait to get my hands on it! :D

Leslie S. Rose said...

My life is divided into two parts now BET and AET - Before Emotion Thesaurus and After Emotion Thesaurus. It's an awesome writing tool. Enclave looks cool.

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