Monthly Archives: March 2011

Book Review: Moon Over Manifest

Author: Clare Vanderpool Publisher: Delacourt Press Copyright date: 2010 Pages: 347 Format: Childrens/Middle Readers Reason for Reading: It just won the prize a month ago. Rating: B+ Awards Won: The Newberry Medal, 2011 It’s 1936 and twelve-year-old Abilene finds herself … Continue reading

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Chasing the Moon

photo credit “There’s this promise of happiness out there. I know it. I even feel it sometimes.  But it’s like chasing the moon-just when I think I have it, it disappears into the horizon.  I grieve and move on, but … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by MizB at 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 number. No spoilers, please. 😉 … Continue reading

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Review: Designated Fat Girl

Name of Book: Designated Fat Girl: A Memoir By: Jennifer Joyner Publisher: Globe Pequot Press Copyright Date: 2010 Number of Pages: 189 (Nook Edition) Format: Memoirs Reason for Reading: I’m writing a couple’s memoirs, plus I am avidly and personally interested … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice Revisited: Because We All Need a Little Darcy In Our Lives

My favorite book of all time is the classic Pride and Prejudice by the incomparable Jane Austen.  I swooned over Darcy before Colin Firth dove into that stream fully clothed, igniting Darcy fever all over the world.  The first time … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks: it’s all about books

photo credit This week’s prompt is a free for all. Tell us ten things about you and books! The Quirky Girls have quite a few things to say on the subject. FROM IZZYBELLA: 1. I usually have three books going … Continue reading

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Review: The Weird Sisters

Name of Book: The Weird Sisters By: Eleanor Brown Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Copyright Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 280 (Nook Edition) Format: Adult Fiction Reason for Reading: I liked the title + positive advance reviews Rating: A- The first letter was from … Continue reading

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Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Title: The Count of Monte Cristo Author: Alexandre Dumas (pere) Original Publication Date: 1845 Edition Read: Gutenberg (i.e. free public domain download) via Kobo e-reader Total Pages: I have no idea. I have seen unabridged printed copies anywhere from … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou speaks at ASU

  photo credit Last night I went to see Maya Angelou speak. It was a spontaneous invitation by some bookclub friends as they had an extra ticket. I am soooo glad they did. Otherwise, I would have missed out on … Continue reading

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Review: The Bitch in the House

Name of Book: The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage Edited By: Cathi Hanauer Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Copyright Date: 2002 Number of Pages: 304 pages Format: nonfiction, essays Reason for … Continue reading

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