Monthly Archives: December 2011

Announcements: Challenges in 2012, part I

We at Quirky Girls Read are excited to be hosting some challenges in 2012. We each will take a turn to bring you some challenge fun. This is what we have lined up for the first half of the year: … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

photo credit Can you believe it? 2011 is nearly over and the holidays are upon us. We will be taking a little blogging  vacation the last week of December; however, we will back in full force come January 2nd with … Continue reading

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An Award Winning Book for Young Adults: Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Copyright date: 2010 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Format: Audiobook, Read by Joshua Swanson Pages: 326 / Audio version: 9 hours Reason for reading: My curiosity about the Printz Award and the recommendation … Continue reading

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Review: The Housekeeper and the Professor

Name of Book: The Housekeeper and the Professor, translated by Stephen Snyder. By: Yoko Ogawa Publisher: Japanese edition Shinchosha, English edition Picador Copyright Date: Original Japanese edition 2003, English edition 2009 Number of Pages: 192 Format: Japanese fiction Reason for … Continue reading

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First Chapter First Paragraph: You Are My Only

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph … Continue reading

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I totally forgot that I’m on the schedule to post today!  Whoopsie! I don’t have any reviews prepared, because I’m halfway through three different books. (Yes, I have ADOS, also known as attention deficit ooh! shiny!) But an author I … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year

…when you might find yourself wanting to give gifts.  And what better gift, really, can there be than a book? Okay, a new sportscar comes to mind, but most of us cannot afford to give new sportscars for Christmas. (Note: … Continue reading

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Review: Creation (Lifethread Trilogy)

Name of Book: Creation (Lifethread Trilogy) By: L.J. Charles Copyright Date: 2011 Format: YA, paranormal fiction Reason for Reading: to continue with the trilogy. (Source: I purchased it for the Kindle.) Rating: B+ The Gist: Shea has been tasked with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sins of Brother Curtis

Title: The Sins of Brother Curtis: A story of betrayal, conviction, and the Mormon church Author: Lisa Davis Publisher: Scribner Copyright: 3/15/11 # of Pages: 305 (nook edition) Reason for reading: It was recommended to me by an internet buddy … Continue reading

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Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Book Title: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter Author: Kim Edwards Original Publication Date: 2005 Edition Read: Penguin Books (2006) paperback Total Pages: 401 Genre: Fiction Reason Read: My mother encouraged me to read it Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars “When … Continue reading

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