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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Inky's Fri-yay November 15 (and GIVEAWAY)

Hello! Welcome to the end of yet another week and to yet another Fri-yay post, where we wrap up a week of action and tie them up with a bow. Aw…cute.

Inside a Dog is an undeniably bookish place. We write about books, review books, see new books, old books – generally it’s all about books. But we don’t just  read and write about books -we also GIVE AWAY FREE BOOKS! Really!  So the winner of last week’s book giveaway is….

Sylvs! You have won Supernova by Marissa Meyer! Look out for the parcel coming your way! Hope you like it – I know you will let us know. I almost feel bad for adding to your TBR pile!

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this place. We have been a live, new-and-improved Dog for just over a year. And now we need your help! Please do this ONLINE SURVEY and give us feedback so we can make sure this place stays a brilliant bookish bonanza! Let us know what you want more of! What works -what doesn’t? We’re listening!

It has been another week of fine reading over here at the Dog. As always, have some fine reviews! This week they are all sci-fi/dystopian! From lauramabel we have a review of The Toll, final installment in the Arc of Scythe series,  from imosshelf we have a review of new loveozya sci-fi Aim and from sekhmet we have a review of Impostors AND a review of Broken Sky. And over at The Pretty Perfectionists, girlinread talks dystopia and why it is such an appealing genre.

Head over to Words by Sekhmet for some creative fiction and to laura’s reading and writing adventures for some short fiction and poetry. Always blows me away. Have a I mentioned how wonderful you all are?

Lit Club continues to be a source of joy with our discussion of the #loveozya Fantasy novel The Girl Who Fell.by Violet Grace. Bookhaven has written a review which I must say, I found pretty relate -able. From the comments it is clear we have differing opinions and we are still waiting on some Discussion Leaders to respond. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say! Inspired by the London location in the novel I have posted a book list of London Fantasy books. Have you got any to add?

And this week there has been a bit of NEWS, including submissions, a loveozya tv adaptation and best of all, queer Jane Eyre. 

Oh and events! Here is a quick event reminders for Melbourne people!

Scott Westerfeld at Readings tomorrow November 15 (in conversation with Jay Kristoff)

Will Kostakis at Readings Monday November 18(in conversation with Amie Kaufman)

And then both Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff appearing together to talk The Aurora Cycle series at Readings  on November 21

I mean – that’s not bad, right?


Book one in the series won the Silver Inky Award so we know you will be keen to read book two in the Folk in the Air  series. So here it is! The Wicked King by Holly Black. Any registered user on the site can comment below to be in the running to win! Ready, set – GO!

Cover of The Wicked King








Oh my goodness! The Wicked King has been sitting on my TBR list for ages, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it. With exams wrapping up, I'm hoping to write a post or two more for Lit club before the end of the month. The Girl Who Fell has certainly provoked a lot of opinions.

15th Nov, 19

SKSKKSKKKSKSKKKSKSKSK! I saw so many reviews on Goodreads and I'm literally trying to find some motivation to get through exam week!! Also, super glad to hear that you found my review relatable :^)

15th Nov, 19

apologies for my inner VSCO girl *drops my hydroflask*

15th Nov, 19


16th Nov, 19

In reply to sylvs

lol! Gotta tighten my ponytail with my scrunchies and jump to catch that hydroflasksksks

16th Nov, 19
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In reply to bookhaven

Don't trip on your birkenstocks!

16th Nov, 19

All my schoolwork for this year will be wrapped up by the end of the week, so I’ll be back to posting soon. Also The Wicked King is brilliant! I love the setting so much.

19th Nov, 19