Sunday, September 23, 2012

Guest Blog with Pearl North

Today Pearl North discusses a bibliopheliacs favorite thing- Bookshelves!


Thank you for joining me on Mod Podge Bookshelf today!

If you love books and reading, then there's a good chance you also have a thing for bookshelves. There's just something about seeing all those books lined up in a row, all the different colors and sizes, the promise of escape into any one of the countless worlds contained within those covers.

Since the name of this blog is Mod Podge Bookshelf, which combines bookshelves and creative crafts, I thought I'd see if I could find some cool, innovative bookshelves to share with you. Ready? Let's go!

Ever feel like you've read this book before?

It's always a good idea to branch out in your reading.

I love the airy feel of these. Plus, the shelves look like word balloons. Maybe the books are trying to talk to us. Hey, Haly, is this your secret?

Help, I'm falling in!

I would have loved something like this when I was a kid. Wait, I still would!

And finally, for those who always want to be surround by their books, a house made out of bookshelves. That may be carrying it a bit far. What do you think?

Thank you for joining me today and thank you Gabrielle for having me as a guest. Here's a bit more about me and my books.

Libyrinth follows the story of Haly a Libyrarian dedicated to preserving and protecting the knowledge passed down from the Ancients and stored in the endless maze of books known as the Libyrinth. But Haly has a secret: the books speak to her. When she is captured by the Singers, a group of people hostile to the Libyrinth who believe the written word to be evil, Haly learns that things are not at all as they seem. Haly must mend the rift between the two groups before their war for knowledge destroys them all.

In The Boy from Ilysies, the Libyrinth is quickly running out of food, and the survival of the ancient edifice and those who serve it may depend on Po, a young man raised in the female dominant society of Ilysia. Po is having trouble adjusting to life in the egalitarian Libyrinth. Caught between his longings for acceptance and the Machiavellian tactics of his queen, Po is tricked into a crime that causes him to be cast out. He may return only if he retrieves Endymion's Pen, an enormously powerful ancient artifact capable of rewriting reality. It may be the answer to all of the libyrinth’s problems, but in the wrong hands, it could turn the world into a barren, lifeless ruin.

The Libyrinth trilogy concludes with The Book of the Night. The world of the Libyrinth has experienced a series of wrenching changes. Behind the mysteries of their shrouded past has always been the legendary Book of the Night. Sought for generations, both feared and revered, it is the key to this world of wonders. When Queen Thela imperils the very reality of the world, only the Book can heal what she has rent asunder. An epic journey through strange lands, a perilous encounter in a clockwork city, and the revelation of the truth beyond reality will lead those who find the Book to a moment when their world will either be saved...or cease to exist.

Visit Pearl's Amazon page for more info and for buy links.

A firm believer in the basic goodness of human beings, Pearl North loves writing and reading about characters that transcend the limits of who they think they are and what they think is possible. She mentors graduate students in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program, and writes in other genres under different names. A native of the Detroit area, she has never lived more than two miles from Woodward Avenue in her life.


M.A.D. said...

That book house is amazing - can't you just imagine living in a home like that?! But, the *Help, I'm Falling In* bookcase gives me a feeling of vertigo! lol

Rachel R. said...

I love the last picture of the house made out of bookshelves. I would love something like that!