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Matilda – Audio Book Review

Book Title: Matilda Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Penguin Audio Copyright Date: July 3, 2013 Number of discs: 5 Narrated by: Kate Winslet Genre: Children’s Books Book Rating:  A Audio Performance Rating: A The Gist: From the Penguin Audio: “The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a … Continue reading

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Anita Blake: Necromancer, Shapeshifter, Vampire(ish) Seductress

Book Title: Kiss the Dead Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Publisher: Penguin Audio Copyright Date: June 5, 2012 Number of discs: 10 Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy Book Rating:  Do I have to?  Bah.  Fine.  D.  Minus. Audio Performance … Continue reading

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Shanna Swendson is Back or YAY for eBooks!!!

About a year ago, I came across a book called “Don’t Hex With Texas.”  I am a Texan, so the title amused me.  I also tend to enjoy paranormal, so it was a pretty easy sell.  I reviewed it on … Continue reading

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WINNERS!

Last month, we offered you some free loot from the Etsy site Book Fiend.  A sticker of your choice from the Book Fiend Collection.  We didn’t forget you!!  The unofficial (by unofficial, I mean totally, totally official) mascot of Quirky … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY and Window Shopping Friday – Book Lover’s Edition 3

Today’s window shopping features literature-inspired jewelry, stickers, cuffs and gifts from the Etsy website The Book Fiend.  Full disclosure: I am in no way affiliated with this vendor.  I just really like them and sort of want to be their BFF … Continue reading

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Audio Book Review: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Book Title: Three Times Lucky Author: Sheila Turnage Publisher: Penguin Audio Copyright Date: August 2, 2012 Number of discs: 7 Narrated by: Michal Friedman Genre: YA Fiction Book Rating: A Audio Performance Rating: A The Gist: From the publisher: Rising … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow of Night

Name of Book: Shadow of Night By: Deborah Harkness Publisher: Viking Adult Copyright Date: July 10, 2012 Format: Fiction Reason for Reading: to continue the series Source: my Nook Rating: A The Gist: from Deborah Harkness’ website– Book Two of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peeler

Name of Book: Tempest’s Fury By: Nicole Peeler Publisher: Orbit Copyright Date: June 26, 2012 Format: paranormal fiction Reason for Reading: to continue the series Source: my Nook Rating: B+ The Gist: Back of Book Blurb-Jane’s not happy. She’s been packed off to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Name of Book: The Golden Lily: A Bloodlines Novel By: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Copyright Date: June 12, 2012 Format: YA Paranormal Fiction Reason for Reading: to continue the series Source: Jehara: Kindle / Izzybella: Nook Jehara’s Rating: A Izzybella’s Rating: B+ The Gist: … Continue reading

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I Totally Read That Book…

Image Credit: CBCA Tasmania Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.  ~P.J. O’Rourke I love this quotation by P.J. O’Rourke.  I rarely follow the advice, though.  As I’ve admitted here … Continue reading

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