Monthly Archives: November 2009

Book Review: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Title: Life As We Knew It Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Harcourt, Inc. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the library First line: Lisa is pregnant. Life As We Knew It is … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is no longer working as the night guard at the Museum of Natural History. His career as an inventor has taken off, and he is now the owner and CEO of a company that makes and … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – November 29, 2009 (The “buy-books-for-the-holidays” edition)

I know there are probably a number of you who are the super-prepared type (or brave enough to face Black Friday crowds) and already have your Christmas shopping done. But some of you are more like me, and haven’t even … Continue reading

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Four challenges completed

Today was a good day – I finished two books, and as a result completed four reading challenges! I finished Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which meant I completed the YA-Dystopian Reading Challenge and DystopYA Reading … Continue reading

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Yes, please!

I was recently contacted by a gentleman from CSN Bookcases. He asked if I would like to review one of these on my blog: Um, yes, please! One can never have too many bookcases, right? My husband is especially excited … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, November 28, 2009

Author links: ~ Natasha at Maw Books has a guest post by Bonny Becker, author of several children’s picture books. ~ Nick Hornby on literary fiction. ~ Kathy at Bermudaonion has an interview with Ann Pearlman, author of The Christmas … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Square Fish Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my own library First line: I used to be someone. The Adoration of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

A List of Praises Anne Porter Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing, Give praise with Gospel choirs in storefront churches, Mad with the joy of the Sabbath, Give praise with the babble of infants, who wake … Continue reading

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