Monthly Archives: February 2011

Teaser Tuesday: #2

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and pull two sentences. Post the book title, author, and page … Continue reading

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Oscar happened

I stayed up too late watching the Oscars and post-Oscar events (and live blogging it) that I do not have a proper post for you today.  We will be back to our normal posting selves tomorrow. Since we’re not talking books … Continue reading

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Review: A Discovery of Witches

Name of Book: A Discovery of Witches By: Deborah Harkness Publisher: Viking (Penguin Group) Copyright Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 587 (Nook Addition) Format: Adult Fiction/Paranormal Reason for Reading: My love for paranormal fiction + positive advance reviews Rating: B- … Continue reading

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Book Hype: rebel or cave?

I have a confession to make. Book hype tends to turn me off. I struggle with this at times.  I know I am most likely missing out on some great books. There generally is a reason for all of the hype. 

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Review: Fallen

Name of Book: Fallen By: Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Press (Random House Children’s Books) Copyright Date: 2009  Number of Pages: 271 Format: YA Fiction  Reason for Reading: Enchanting Cover Rating: A+ “If I leave, I save your life.” He spoke … Continue reading

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Three Classic Excuses

Image courtesy addedentry via Flickr When I set out to define the Classics genre, I referenced “three classic excuses” that readers use to avoid picking up anything related to that genre. Although I described these excuses, I didn’t debunk them. … Continue reading

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BOOK V. MOVIE: I AM NUMBER FOUR

      (Minor Spoilers Ahead-Proceed with Caution) It’s an age-old debate: the book or the movie?  It’s a known fact* that similar issues were debated in1603 when Shakespeare adapted his famous play “Twilighticus” from a popular novel of the time.  Here … Continue reading

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Review: House Rules

Name of Book: House Rules By: Jodi Picoult Publisher: Atria Books (Simon and Schuster) Copyright Date: 2010  Number of Pages: 532 Format: Fiction  Reason for Reading: Book Club Rating: B- “Everywhere I look, there are signs of a struggle. The mail … Continue reading

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Review: Book Of a Thousand Days

Author: Shannon Hale Publisher: Bloomsbury USA, Children’s Books Copyight date: 2007 Pages: 320 Format: Young Adult Fantasy Reason for Reading: I was looking for a book outside my normal comfort zone. Rating: A Summary: There once was a lady’s maid … Continue reading

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Review: Angelina

Name of Book: Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography By: Andrew Morton Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Copyright Date: 2010 Number of Pages: 313 Format: Biography Reason for Reading: celebrity biographies are a guilty pleasure Rating: C “The room was stark and bare: … Continue reading

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