Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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(aka Creating & Whit)

The Friday 56 is a weekly bookish meme
Hosted by Freda's Voice

• Share the 5th sentence on the 56th page.


I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed.

Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe...

The Prince and Other Writings
by Niccolo Machiavelli

January Reading List with Minis

Hard Day's Knight by Katie MacAlister (link)
Favorite Read of January, Review Coming

ParaMatch.com by MC Mankos (Link)

His Hearth by Mary Calmes (Link)

Sin Undone by Lariss Ione (Link)
Audiobook: Orator ends every sentence with an upward lilt, like a question. DNF, bored with the story. Didn't read all the books before this one in the series, and therefore am not invested in the characters.

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (Link)

Lover Enshrined By JR Ward
Guest posted at DIK about this entire series. (Link)

Storm Born by Richelle Mead (Link)
Audiobook: Orator sounds like a detective movie.

Lover Awakened by JR Ward (Link)
Starting to confuse me. But I will hang on 'cause of the tiny possibility of m/m feelings.

Timing by Mary Calmes (Link)

Lover Eternal by JR Ward (Link)
Made me cry

Dark Lover by JR Ward (Link)

Yesterday's Indiscretion by Harris Channing (Link)

The Cougar Club by Susan McBride (Link)

Yakuza in Love 1 (Link

Born to Bite by Lyndsay Sands (Link)

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (Link)

Reversible (Link)
Mild selection of Yaoi shorts. Most were mediocre but I adored the Mermaid one (Office Mermaid).

The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter (Link)
Audiobook - Sets the stage for the series. Beautiful tragic classic fairytale.

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I would say that's pretty good advice for a Prince.

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/friday-56.html

Oh, my, the term "Machiavellian" was well-earned, wasn't it?


Interesting read...

Brushing up on my hostile take over skills.

Great 56, very interesting!
Thanks for participating!

He seems pretty sure of what he's saying. Have a great day!

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Looks like you had a good reading month.

Hi Miranda. I came by to let you know I'm passing on the "Worth Your Weight In A Gator Battle" award. You can find out what's involved by visiting The Bookish Snob Have fun!

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Thanks so much for delving into my head. It's scary in here sometimes, so it is nice to have company! Don't step on the zephyr...

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