Monthly Archives: September 2010

Book Party Time!

It’s that time again!  Time for the weekly Book Party hosted by Crazy for Books.  The blog hop gives book bloggers a chance to share their love of books with others, find new reads, and connect with new people!  Thanks … Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday: Delirium

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event held by Breaking the Spine.  This event features books that we can’t wait to be released! This week, I am waiting on… Delirium by Lauren Oliver Now I know that I have a … Continue reading

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Savvy by Ingrid Law

I often reckoned what it would be like for me.  I pictured myself blowing out the candles on my cake and fires dying in chimneys across four counties.  Or I imagined making my secret birthday wish – getting my cheeks … Continue reading

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My Trip to the Bookstore and a Giveaway Winner!

Bookstore Visit On Saturday, I took a little visit to the bookstore after having a delicious lunch at The Cheesecake Factory.  I have books.  I have PLENTY of books.  I have books that I have yet to read.  Yet the … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn

Uncle said the dead did not return.  He was wrong. Twelve-year old orphan, Florence Crutchfield, is plucked from her home at Miss Medleycoate’s School for Girls and sent to live with her father’s long-lost uncle at Crutchfield Hall.  Florence is … Continue reading

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Blog Hop!

I am joining in the Blog Hop this week put on by !  I am so excited to be part of the fun.    This week’s question is:  When you write reviews, do you write them as you are … Continue reading

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I am so excited to be doing my first giveaway!  I recently reviewed The Sky is Everywhere and Raised by Wolves, and I would love to pass them on to share the reading love.  Both are well-cared for, hard-cover copies … Continue reading

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Some updates…

A Special Thank You First, I want to thank Jenny @ Supernatural Snark for my wonderful blog header.  Not only is Jenny an excellent book reviewer but she is also a fantastic designer!  She actually designed my wedding invitations and … Continue reading

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The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Years ago, I was crashed in Gram’s garden and Big asked me what I was doing.  I told him I was looking up at the sky. He said, “That’s a misconception, Lennie, the sky is everywhere, it begins at your … Continue reading

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Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

“Mine,” I agreed, burying my hand in his hair, “but in a non-freaky, non-ownership, we-both-retain-our-independence kind of way.” Meet Bryn.  Just your normal, run-of-the-mill 15 year old girl.  A girl who is trying to pass algebra, hang with her best … Continue reading

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