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Musing Mondays {November 5th}

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

This Week’s Muse Asks…

“…What is the most recent book you purchased, or brought home from the local library? What made you pick it? Have you started reading it, right away, or will you wait for a bit? …”

My most recent purchase was at my first book signing and it was a signed copy of Botanicaust by Tan Linsey. I have had Tam here for an interview and also Botanicaust was a Teaser Tuesdays book in September. I plan on posting a review later this month.

I do not purchase books in their physical form anymore due to my eyesight disability, unless it is part of a series I own because I have biblio-completionist OCD. I have always had issues with library books because I tend to check out more than I can chew read and am always late turning them in. Deadlines work with me, but not when I take on so many at once. From all those late fees I have paid out, I have learned one little lesson I can apply to book bloggin

My finger hovers before the reply button on a book tour e-mail for a book that I really want to read and review, honestly I swear it is not a compulsion… Onone shoulder hovers this crazed looking version of me with tattered wings and a wooden spoon (and a rubber chicken oddly) who haggardly states loudly in my ear:

“Cabin Goddess, if you think you have time to review those four books next month, think again and just choose ONE!”

I give myself the finger and go to press a third, I can read one a week for crying out loud, I read over 200 books last year alone!!

“FINE FINE, TWO just TWO or you will pay for later!”

At any rate, I loved the book I bought, was thrilled to meet the author, who is Alaskan and who asked me to read and review the book so this made it even more special of a purchase. The book now sits on a very special shelf with the other books I have recieved signed over the past year. If you are interested, below is the book and author image….oh and by the way?

Tam Linsey

The only crop left … is human.

After genetically altered weeds devastate Earth’s croplands, much of humanity turns to cannibalism to survive. Dr. Tula Macoby believes photosynthetic skin can save the human race, and her people single-mindedly embark on a mission to convert the cannibals roaming what’s left of Earth. But when Levi, a peaceful stranger, refuses alteration, Tula doesn’t think the only options should be conversion or death

Levi Kraybill, a devout member of the Old Order, left his Holdout farmland to seek a cure for his terminally ill son. Genetic manipulation is a sin, but Levi will do almost anything for the life of his child. When he’s captured, he’s sure he’s damned, and his only escape will be death.

Tula’s superiors schedule Levi’s euthanization, and she risks everything to set the innocent man free. Now she and Levi are outlaws with her people, and she’s an abomination with his. Can they find sanctuary in a cannibal wasteland?

About the Author

Born and raised in Alaska, Tam Linsey was the kid who took AP Chemistry and AP Biology her Senior year of High School. After winning a scholarship to a DOE camp at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, touring the superconducting supercollider, and karyotyping DNA from the HIV virus, she came to realize if she pursued biomedical engineering, she might never see the outside of a lab again.

Consequently, she earned a Bachelor of Science in English, and now writes about fictional characters who have taken biomedical engineering to extremes.

She is also an avid gardener, cook, fisherman and hunter, urban homesteader, and GMO labeling advocate in love with self-sufficiency. Her current residence is the great state of Alaska, where she was born and now lives with her husband and two wonderful children



I can’t just eat check out one!  Can you control yourself in the library? Or do you  ”owe” library fines in the end like me?

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  1. Botanicaust sounds like a very creepy book!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  2. What is really funny and makes me want to rewrite the synopsis is that it is REALLY not a creepy book. It is not like the cannibals are the bad guys AT ALL, and it is not the focus, it is about love, loss and survival!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. This book sounds a bit strange, but also interesting (:

  4. OMG! I too suffer from biblio-completionist OCD! I’m glad someone finally put a name to my disease. I don’t plan on seeking treatment but at least I can tell people the reason for my burgeoning bookshelf is not a weird form of hoarding. Fantastic post. Will have to add this book to my TBR list.

  5. Maybe I ought to re-write the synopisis – lol! The book really isn’t creepy, but it is intense! Thanks for shouting about it, Kriss.

  6. Ha that sounds both utterly bizarre and awesome.

  7. I always thought I was just a bookaholic and today I became a biblio-completionist as I bought To Catch a Leaf to complete my flower shop mysteries. I am not sure I would like Botanicaust as I am not really into “horror” genre.

  8. Hey, Kriss!
    Oh I’ve seen that book somewhere… I just can’t remember where… I love how it sounds though, I’ll add it to my TBR pile (which is already huge!)
    I’m a lot like you, I think. I just can’t control myself around books. When I go to the library I ask for a lot of books, even when I know I’m gonna have a rough week with exams and everything and then I’m trying to read as fast as I can. But I have to say…I don’t think deadlines and me… we don’t work so well together.
    I owe like the entire family fortune to the library. I’m always late, but they already know me, and they still allow me to check out a lot of books, so I guess it’s still working for us.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Have a nice week!

  9. Sounds kinda creepy, but interesting!

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