#GetCaughtReading 2018 — The Books & A Hullaba Lulu Extra!

Saturday, May 19 2018

Hello, one and all!  Thanks for being part of my Get Caught Reading Month.  Chris Graham – the Story Reading Ape and I had a great time with the mini-series.  

You’ve caught me reading again. This time it’s The Sorcerer’s Garden by D. Wallace Peach.  Diana calls her blog Myths of the MirrorD Peach Sorcerers Garden

I got this book on my Kindle recently, and I finally found a moment to open it.  I can tell you that it did not disappoint.  Diana is an amazing talent with “high” fantasy.  She’s easily as good as Terry Brooks or Robert Jordan (my long-time favorites). Her world-building and prose are superb in this and everything I’ve read from her. And she’s written so many books!  Just pick one and see if you can stop. (As the old potato chip commercial used to say, “You can’t eat (read) just one.”

I asked everyone to let me know what I had caught you reading.  Your selections were so wonderful that I wanted to share the books here.  I’ve included purchase links too.  (Unfortunately I’ve only included Amazon, because… I have a real-world job and little time.) In no particular order, here’s what I caught you reading:

Caught You Reading!

The Contract    John Howell and Gwen Plano (soon to be released)

Return to Hiroshima     Bob Van Laerhoven

Mazie was Crazy         Bradley Lewis

Dead on Arrival       Karen Vaughan (Laura and Gerrie Series, Book 1)

Shopaholic and Sister      Sophie Kinsella

Circumstances of Childhood   John Howell

Ludwika        Christoph Fischer

Three Against The World      Sarah Stuart

The Bone Curse     Carrie Rubin

The Hidden Life of Trees     Peter Wohlleben

A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse    Marian Allen

The Golden Serpent    Luciana Cavallaro

Versions of the Self       Christy Birmingham

Thank you kindly to Robbie Cheadle, author of the Sir Chocolate Book Series for mentioning that she’s reading my The Three Things Serial Story.

Robbie Cheadle


Hullaba Lulu Extra!

Ferris Wheel Valentino alone
Valentino surveys the situation from atop the Ferris wheel, by Rob Goldstein

For those of you who are not “on the train” for my Jazz Age Wednesday feature, Hullaba Lulu… I’m collaborating with virtual reality artist, Rob Goldstein.  Rob sends images and videos to illustrate this series, and he’s sending me “three things” to spontaneously drive each chapter of this pantser story.  (You can see the entire collection of videos here.)

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Lulu and Valentino on the great Ferris wheel, by Rob Goldstein

The characters have landed in a strange version of Atlantic City, in a nearly empty amusement park where your entry fee is paid in cheeseburgers, and the rides do frightening things.  As I pantsered away to the action, I didn’t get to show Lulu and company on the rides.  So here are some images from Rob to flesh out that aspect of the story. 

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A couple of angel-bots followed Lulu from the train to the park.

When the characters finally got onto Valentino’s diesel-punk train, I added some angel-bots to the cast.  Rob let them get off the train to enjoy the Ferris wheel. 

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Valentino, angel-bot, and Lulu having some fun, by Rob Goldstein

I hope to see you at Jazz Age Wednesdays for more Roaring Twenties fantasy excitement with  Hullaba Lulu.  You’re the cat’s pajamas!


Now, promoting my “partner in crime” for this year’s Get Caught Reading story — Chris Graham.

My Vibrating Vertabrae cover
A lovely book of poetry by Chris Graham’s mom


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And my own shameless self-promotion…

Atonement Video Cover copy

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Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I

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The Three Things Serial Story: A Little 1920s Story Kindle 


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64 thoughts on “#GetCaughtReading 2018 — The Books & A Hullaba Lulu Extra!

  1. I am afraid I have been reading permit applications, county regulations and other such dry material of late amid working extra hours on and off site. Maybe by winter I’ll get back to the fun stuff. 🙂

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    1. It’s such fun to have different aspects of Lulu’s story happening at the same time, Rob. I’m going to trash the (very weak) post I drafted for this coming Saturday and try to explain or describe the breadth of Hullaba Lulu — along with your latest video.
      Thanks for visiting. Hugs.

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  2. Hi, Teagan! I’m still on a blogging break and decided to just see what some of my favorite bloggers were up to. I’m so glad I did! Thank you for the lovely review of my book and the mention here. Yay!. You made my day and it was a joy to read through the comments as well. Great collaboration with Chris and Rob. I have to catch up on a few posts. Many thanks, my friend. 🙂 Have a great week.

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    1. Diana, it’s my pleasure! Although I don’t think of what I’ve done this month as “reviews”… more of a shout-out. In spare minutes, I am enjoying The Sorcerer’s Garden enormously.
      Oh– (your break) that explains it. I expected you to be away longer. Well, I’m honored that you chose to visit here. Enjoy your break. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. Thanks for the shout out Teagan and Chris and everyone participating in the Get Caught Reading action. I completely forgot about this.
    Coming back from yesterday’s bloggers bash I’m still all fired up about the blogging community, so power to all our friends.
    Huge Sunday Hugs!

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    1. My pleasure, Christoph. Thanks for writing so many great books for us to be caught reading! I’m so glad you could go to the Bash. I know it had to be tons of fun. Thanks for taking time to visit. Mega hugs!


  4. Thanks for the links to what people are reading and thanks for including the images from Lulu’s adventure in Atlantic City. It’s really fun to see the characters on the rides.You partnered with some amazing talents this year, Teagan (and so did they).

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    1. Hi Mary, it’s good to see you. It was my “long” week at work (Fri in the office), and I’m missing the extra day to decompress… aka I’m *exhausted*. There was a big shake-up at work last week, so stressful, but so far nothing that changes anything for me — good or bad.
      I just watched an episode of The Almighty Johnsons” on Netflix (S2 : E5) and it cracked me up. A generally whimsical series of urban fantasy/action, but this one was really funny. So that helped.
      Thanks for visiting. Happy reading and hugs!

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        1. Sigh… noisy visitors next door, so not too likely, but I’ll try.
          Yes, the more I watch of Almighty Johnsons, the mire I like it. The title is kind of a pun in more than one way. And it’s a bunch of cute guys, so… 😉

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  5. I’m a Diana fan and The Sorcerer’s Garden was my first read from her catalog of books. Not only is her writing rich, but the worlds she creates is spectacularly imaginative!

    As usual, Rob’s images are stories within themselves 🙂

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