Monthly Archives: June 2012

Classics Are Beach Reads Too…

Have you jumped into a Classic yet for your summer reading? No? There’s still plenty of time – through Labor Day weekend – to join The Classic Bribe challenge and giveaway. But don’t let that sneak up on you. We’re … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead End In Norvelt

Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Copyright date: 2011 Pages: 252 (hardcover) Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction – Grades 4 to 8 Format: Audiobook , Read by Jack Gantos, 7 hours My Rating: A+ Awards Won: 2012 Scott O’Dell Award … Continue reading

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Meet Your Next Favorite Book….Where?

Goodreads’ slogan is “Meet Your Next Favorite Book.” This is because it is a wondrous site filled with the opportunity to network, observe and read all about books. There are discussion groups, friends lists and review upon delicious review of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Name of Book: Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow By: Juliet Grey Publisher: Ballantine Copyright Date: May 15, 2012 Format: historical fiction Reason for Reading: to continue the series Source: my Kindle Rating: C+     The Gist: Louix XI … Continue reading

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First Paragraph Tuesday

From The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax by Christopher Shevlin.   Being murdered is a surprisingly effective way of losing weight.   That certainly got my curiosity up. What about you? What are you reading?

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It’s a matter of the back

Some time ago I came across an article that caught my eye while preparing for a book club meeting. It was my turn to lead the discussion. The book in question was The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I was … Continue reading

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First Paragraph Tuesday

Tudor Rules: How Anne Boleyn Helped Me Survive High School by Libby Schmais I laced my stomacher tighter. In the past few weeks, I’d had no interest in food and I was afraid I was beginning to lose some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unseen

Title: The Unseen Author: Luke Alistar  Publisher: Alistar Publishing Copyright: 2011 Format: Kindle ebook Reason for Reading: Intriguing premise, free for Kindle In the cold, gray morning Papa hitched up the horses again and drove a short distance to a gloomy three-story building, … Continue reading

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Book Review: First Visions (Second Sight Book One)

Title: First Visions: Second Sight Book One By: Heather Topham Wood Publisher: Heather Topham Wood Copyright Date: May 1, 2012 Genre: Fiction/YA Paranormal Format: Trade paper, 228 pgs Reason for Reading Disclosure: I was given a copy for review; however … Continue reading

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