Monthly Archives: September 2010

TV on DVD: Prime Suspect:The Complete Collection and Scrubs: Season 9

I have fallen seriously behind in my reviewing commitments – both book and DVD reviews. There are a lot of reasons – time spent in the hospital with Natalie, Kevin not wanting to watch the same TV as I – … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher; Soulless by Gail Carriger; and How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Title: Incarceron Author: Catherine Fisher Genre: YA fantasy Publisher: Dial Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy won from Pam at Bookalicious; audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Kim Mai Guest First line: Finn had been flung … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Title: Girl in Translation Author: Jean Kwok Genre: Multi-cultural fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Riverhead Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publicist First line: I was born with a talent. After her father dies, Kimberly Chang … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – September 28, 2010

The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris In Freetown the killers got a place in the government while the hungry boy got beaten to death. It was the same yesterday; it would be the same tomorrow. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare … Continue reading

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Mini-review: The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

Title: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Author: Stieg Larsson Genre: Mystery Publisher: Vintage Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Simon Vance First line: It happened every year, was almost a ritual. … Continue reading

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Completed – Clover, Bee, and Reverie Poetry Challenge

Challenge host: Clover, Bee, and Reverie site Octave level: Read 8 books of poetry, and finish at least two badges Badge: read two books of poetry that are connected in some way: same time period, some subject matter, same form, … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – September 26, 2010

Our first official week back to school went fairly well – and things are going to start getting very busy from here on out. Next week, the kids start their enrichment classes: Natalie is taking acrylic painting and continuing with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Title: The Replacement Author: Brenna Yovanoff Genre: YA paranormal fiction Publisher: Razor Bill Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: I don’t remember any of the true, important parts, but there’s this dream I … Continue reading

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