Hooray for SINGLE Digits! Only 9 More Weeks Until #PeaceTalks #DresdenFiles #HarryDresden #JimButcher

Harry and Thomas Ready to Do Battle With Fiends & Villains Everywhere!
(I believe this is another great piece done by Mika Blackfield)

Wizard Alert! Harry Dresden’s latest adventure is looming on the horizon! Yes, only 9 more weeks until the arrival of #PeaceTalks. That may seem like a long time, but after waiting more than SIX YEARS–did I mention that before?–a mere 9 weeks sounds like an instant. A long, drawn-out instant for sure, but still an instant. Everything is relative, after all. 😉

Cover of the Week

Another Chris McGrath Beauty

Last week, I promised to share a bit more about other characters in the Dresden books. I think I’ll start with one of my personal favorites, Bob the Skull. 


Bob resides on a bookshelf at Harry’s place, and gives out advice, liberally mixed with snarky comments. Of course, it isn’t really the skull, itself, chatting with (at?) Harry. It’s a vastly old spirit that has taken up residence in the empty cranium, as evidenced by the light glowing from the eye sockets. It can (and does) vacate the skull from time to time, swooshing out the door on errands for Harry, or whenever Harry rewards him by letting him visit places where he can read adult novels of dubious literary value.

Here are a few memes featuring Bob’s snarky (and often corny) comments and jokes.

And one more just for PURTY! (If you have a weird sense of what purty is!)

Those of you who are up to date on the series might be as worried about Bob’s welfare as I am, but I’m trusting Jim Butcher to right all wrongs and take good care of him for now. (Don’t make me come UP there, Jim!!)


Next week, we’ll focus on another of my favorite characters, Michael Carpenter. In the meantime, let’s let Harry have the last word:

Stay tuned, Folks and keep counting the weeks! And remember, when it doubt:

Pre-Order Peace Talks HERE

Pre-Order Battle Ground HERE

22 thoughts on “Hooray for SINGLE Digits! Only 9 More Weeks Until #PeaceTalks #DresdenFiles #HarryDresden #JimButcher

    • I am energetically enthused, indeed. This has been my go-to series for adventure and laughs since Book 1, Storm Front, was released in 2000! That’s twenty years of loving Harry Dresden and his friends, and shaking my fist at his enemies. 😀 The six-year gap has been awful, and these last few weeks are crawling by. 😦

      Otherwise, we are doing very well here, all things considered. I mean, Mark (and my kids) are all still working so far and none of us are sick. So far. Hope all is well with you, too! Thanks for stopping by today and helping me count down these last few weeks! 🙂


    • I guess you can tell that this has me pretty excited, not only from the content, but because it’s the only thing I’m guaranteed to post for the next few weeks. What with everything else being on a post-as-I’m-able sort of footing, it might be all I can get done, though I do hope to have a #FirstLineFriday this week, if possible. But yep. I’m excited. 😀 Cannot WAIT to get my hot little hands on this book. (Geeze, I sure hope it turns out to be good! 😀 )

      Thanks for stopping by today, Harmony! 🙂

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    • Butcher is nearly always good for a chuckle, except when he’s busy creating mayhem. And even his mayhem has moments of humor included. Harry Dresden RULES! Eventually. (He gets into a lot of battles, too, and not all of them are winnable. So far.) Thanks for stopping by, and I’m glad you enjoyed the memes. Snarky humor abounds in Harry’s world. 😀


    • Thanks, Joan. Urban Fantasy has been a favorite of mine for many years, and this is hands down the best of them all. Lately, I’ve gotten more into epic fantasy, which I’m thoroughly enjoying, but nothing will ever replace The Dresden Files. And I’ve always liked the concept that we share our world with things beyond our ken, so it works for me, especially the part about magic. *sigh* I wish I had a blasting rod now and then, for sure. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    • Oh, Bob the Skull is (obviously) one of my very favorite characters. And I actually do HAVE one of my own. Sort of. I’m still trying to get him to say funny things to me, but he’s been living on my bookshelf, right next to my Dresden Files books, for years now. A few years ago, Boberta the Skull came to live on the shelf across the room. Though she bats her eyes at Bob all the time, and tries to charm him with her smile (no mean trick, when you have no lips), he seems impervious to her. So far. I’ll share a picture or two in my next update. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by today, Teri. 🙂

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  1. I am so behind on this series! I really need to make an effort to catch up. My sister is a confirmed fan and, like you, has been waiting and waiting for the next release. Nice to see two of them close together!

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    • I agree! Two in that short of span is miraculous! I hope it bodes well for the last few books planned in the series. And yep, you really should catch up. It’s such a fun and entertaining adventure, filled with terrific characters, plenty of drama, and loads of humor. At the risk of shocking you to the core, I have to add that I love Harry even more than you-know-who, and that’s saying a LOT!! (On accounta-how I love you-know-who to distraction!) 😀 Hope you’ll find time to read soon. I’m about to start over from the beginning, just to be all primed and ready when Peace Talks arrives. Just sayin’ …… 😀

      Thanks for stopping by today, Mae! 🙂

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      • Better than you-know-who?!?!?!? Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
        If you’re starting the series over, I need to read a few books first, and then I should read it with you. Er….at least picking up where I left off. Who, knows, maybe I’ll become just as enamored 🙂

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        • I thought that might get your attention! 😀 But it’s true, just in a very different way, because they really are nothing at all alike. I love them the same way you can love both lobster and chocolate. 😉 Make you a deal. I’ll start over at the same point you do, and we can read together. How’s that for a fun idea?? Come on. You know you wanna! 😀

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            • Deal! I’ll try to scan through the earliest ones before next week, so we can start at the same place. Let me know when you’re ready to go, and I’ll pick up right with you! This WILL be fun!! And I hope you’ll be enjoying each of them more and more as the plots develop and become increasingly inventive and entertaining. 🙂 Yay! 😀

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    • Me, too, Craig. (That’s why I’m featuring them first. 😀 ) Bob makes me laugh, and Michael makes me think. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll enjoy next week’s countdown post. 😀

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    • Sorry you missed it yesterday, but better late than never. (I made that up, you know. Really. I did. Okay. I’m totally full of it, but still. Glad you’re here now.)

      And Bob is so much fun, isn’t he? He BETTER be okay, that’s all I have to say about it! Or we might rise up in a body to smite a certain author about the head and shoulders until he sorts it out! (Probably not until we’re sure the series has reached a conclusion, though, on account of how smiting would likely hamper his writing ability.)

      Thanks for stopping by today. It’s always great to see someone as devoted to The Dresden Files as I am. 😀

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    • Yay, you can BINGE read my countdown posts! Who’d-a thunk? 😀 So glad you are excited about this next book, too. And happy you are enjoying my countdown obesession! 😀 Thanks for stopping by, and oh, yes. Butcher left us hanging, for sure. But I swear, if Peace Talks is as good as the preceding four books or so, I’ll forgive him in a heartbeat! Read on, my friend! 🙂


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