Category Archives: Fiction

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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Book Review: Princess Academy

Author: Shannon Hale Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2007 Genre: Young Adult Ficton, Grades 5 through 9 Award Won: Newberry Honor Award My Rating: B+ Summary from the School Library Journal: The thought of being a princess never occurred to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Name of the Book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone By: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Copyright: September 2011 Number of Pages: 432 pages Reason for Reading: TBR list Rating: A+ The Gist: With no family and history to … Continue reading

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Book Vs Movie: Breaking Dawn

Name of the Book: Breaking Dawn By: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Copyright: 2008 Number of Pages: 754 Reason for Reading: a movie adaptation usually calls for a re-read THE BOOK: Izzybella’s Thoughts: Part 2 of Breaking Dawn … Continue reading

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Night School

Name of the Book: Night School (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) By: Mari Mancusi  Published by: Berkley Copyright: 2011 Number of Pages: 244 Source: Half-Price Books Reason for Reading: I won lunch in a silent auction with Mari at 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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Book Review: The Secret River

Author: Kate Grenville Publisher: Canongate, 2006 Genre: Historical Literature Awards: Winner of The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize My Rating: A I know only an outline of the history of Australia. But, for me, all history … Continue reading

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Review: Travels With Charley: In Search of America

Title: Travels With Charley: In Search of America Author: John Steinbeck Original Publication Date: 1962 Edition Read: 2007, Library of America (a collection of Steinbeck novels, including the non-fiction Travels With Charley) Total Pages: 184 Genre: Classic Travel, Memoir Reason … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tighter

Name of the Book: Tighter By: Adele Griffin Published by: Ember, Random House Childrens Copyright: 2011 Number of Pages: 216 Source: Barnes and Noble Reason for Reading: I love ghost stories Rating: A Battling depression after a back injury during … Continue reading

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