Monthly Archives: April 2010

ROOB Wrap-up

Thanks to ROOB, April was one of the most fun months reading-wise I’ve had in a long time. Here are the books I read in April that counted for ROOB: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld – my own book (-5) Burning … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby

Title: Shakespeare Wrote for Money Author: Nick Hornby Genre: Essays Publisher: Believer Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I like liking things. I’m just a little sad to know I’ve … Continue reading

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Found in the pages of Bookmarks Magazine, May/June 2010 issue

Once again, the latest issue of Bookmarks has been very hazardous to my to-read list. I am going to have to become immortal to be able to read all of the books on that list! Maybe if I stopped adding … Continue reading

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Mini-Reviews: Hunger by Michael Grant, An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, and When Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense by Robert Jeffress

Title: Hunger Author: Michael Grant Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: HarperTeen Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my own library First line: Sam Temple was on his board. Hunger is book two in Michael Grant’s YA … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why Author: Jay Asher Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Razorbill Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone First line: “Sir?” she repeats. “How soon do … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – April 27, 2010

Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton The sleeping woman’s mouth curled and twisted, her eyebrows knitted and released as if she were in the process of making a very important decision. Her facial muscles jerked, showing a struggle, and Louise felt … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Title: Waiting for Normal Author: Leslie Connor Genre: Middle grade contemporary fiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Angela Jayne Rogers First line: Maybe Mommers and I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – April 25, 2010 (a challenge update + latest reading)

I can mark two more challenges off my sidebar, but, admittedly, they were ones that I knew would be fairly easy to finish. I committed to reading 30 essays during 2010. 1. through 14. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby … Continue reading

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