Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Name of Book: Heartless By: Gail Carriger Publisher: Orbit Publish Date: July 2011 Number of Pages: 400 Format: Paranormal Fiction Reason for Reading: Alexia Maccon is a deliciously wry and hilarious character in the same vein as Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody Emerson.  Plus … Continue reading

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What kind of a series reader are you?

The day after I penned the book hoarding post, I found myself at Half-Price Books. I found books two through four of Vampire Academy. I also found the first volume of the Sweep series. So after much waffling over which … Continue reading

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Before I had a book blog, I sporadically wrote about books on my personal blog.  From time to time, I like to share here some of my favorite books I’ve read during the last three years.  I originally read this one … Continue reading

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Odd book habits: I hoard books

It has recently occurred to me that I am a book hoarder. What do I mean by this? Well, when I acquire books that I am very excited about, they tend to stack up quite literally. There is a space … Continue reading

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Review: A Visit From the Goon Squad

Name of Book: A Visit From the Goon Squad By: Jennifer Egan Publisher: Knopf Copyright Date: June 2010 Number of Pages: 340 Format: fiction Source: purchased at airport bookstore Awards Won: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Critic’s Circle Award … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Crazy Summer

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia Publisher: Amistad, 2010 Genre: Children’s Books, Historical Fiction Pages: 224 Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson Source: Public Library My Rating: A Awards Won: Coretta Scott King Award Winner, 2011; Newberry Honor Book, 2011; Scott O’Dell … Continue reading

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Structure of Sound

photo credit “Hearing the music get made, that was the thing: people and instruments and beaten-looking instruments aligning abruptly into a single structure of sound, flexible and alive.” -A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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It’s Tuesday: Time for Teasers

We love the practice of teasing others with snippets from our books. Here’s what we’re each reading right now: Molly is reading Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Mental Illness” by Mary Forsberg Weiland w/Larkin Warren … Continue reading

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Book Review: Superstitions

Title:   Superstitions: 1,013 of the Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales Author:  DeborahMurrell Publisher:  Readers Digest Copyright:   October 2008 # of Pages: 256 pages (hard cover edition) Reason for Reading: Research Grade:  A “Dreaming of fish swimming in clear water means wealth and … Continue reading

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Book V Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

With the final installment of the Harry Potter movie franchise coming out, we thought it would be fun to revisit the phenomenon with a special edition series of Harry Potter Book v Movie columns. Name of Book: Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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