Monthly Archives: February 2012

Review: Here’s To You, Rachel Robinson

Name of Book: Here’s To You, Rachel Robinson By: Judy Blume Publisher: Orchard Books Copyright Date: 1993 Number of Pages: 196 Format: middle grade fiction Reason for Reading: Judy Blume Challenge Source: purchased Rating: B+ The Gist: We first met … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: Salvage the Bones

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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Book AND Movie: Sophie Scholl

Book & Movie (I can’t exactly call this a Book vs. Movie, because I didn’t read the book (if there is one) that this movie is based upon.) Book: Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman Who Defied Hitler … Continue reading

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The Sarah Addison Allen Challenge

True confession.  I have a girl-crush on Sarah Addison Allen.  She writes about the most magical places and she writes them so well that I feel I’ve been transported to her worlds.  They’re great places to be-lush gardens which have … Continue reading

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Audio Book Review: Lion in the Valley

Title: Lion in the Valley Author: Elizabeth Peters Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Audio Book Length: 12.33 hours Read by: Barbara Rosenblat Grade: A for the Book/A+ for the Reader Reason for Re-reading: Every now and then, a girl needs a Master … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Goddess Test

Name of Book: The Goddess Test By: Aimée Carter Publisher: Harlequin Teen Copyright Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 304 Format: YA fiction, paranormal Reason for Reading: cover love Source: library Rating: B The Gist: Ever since Persephone left Henry for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Mist

Title: Red Mist Author: Patricia Cornwell Publisher: Penguin Group USA Format: Audio Book Number of Discs: 11 CDs/12.5 hours Read by: Kate Burton Grade: B for the book/A for the reader DISCLOSURE: I received an advance review copy from Penguin … Continue reading

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She Came For Science – Review: Dirty Minds

Book Title: Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships Author: Kayt Sukel Original Publication Date: 2012 Edition Read: Advance Reader’s Copy, Free Press Total Pages: 256 Genre: Non-Fiction Reason Read: In support of the author, with whom … Continue reading

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One Month Left!!

Can you believe that March is nearly here??? I can’t. It feels like yesterday the calendar flipped from 2011 to 2012. The arrival of March brings us to the last few weeks of the Judy Blume Challenge. How is everyone … Continue reading

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An Unintended Consequence of Blogging

Discovering the world of book blogging has had some wonderful, positive effects on my reading life. For instance, before book blogging, I never tracked my reading. I didn’t know how many books I read. And because I read so many, … Continue reading

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