Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Sunday Salon – October 31, 2010 (the “Happy Halloween” and “October reading wrap-up” edition)

How will you be spending your Halloween? I hope to get a bit of reading done between church this morning and a Harvest Party at my folks’ church in the evening – an annual tradition that makes my kids extremely … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, October 30, 2010

Author links: ~ Neil Gaiman appeared in a recent episode of Arthur, and posted the link to the episode on his blog. Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list: ~ The Night Bookmobile by Audrey … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore; The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan; and Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Title: I Am Number Four Author: Pittacus Lore Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Harper Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The door starts shaking. I took I Am Number Four out … Continue reading

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I am so sorry – and so, so embarrassed

I was just graciously reminded that I never mailed out the books from my June and July giveaways! I am so, so sorry. I can only plead temporary insanity. My brain was obviously too full of hospital craziness with Natalie’s … Continue reading

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Recent DNFs (or, “It’s not you; it’s me.”)

I recently noticed something about the list of books I’ve read so far this year. There is only one two-star read on the list, as opposed to several last year. This year, there are a lot of 4- and 5-star … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Inside Out Author: Maria V. Snyder Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Harlequin Teen Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: A vibration rippled through my body. Trella is a scrub. She … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – October 26, 2010

Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton When they got back to the Wylltson house, the front door was still unlocked and the back door still hanging open. The kitchen smelled slightly of rotten eggs, and flies buzzed … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry

Title: No Graves As Yet Author: Anne Perry Genre: Historical fiction, mystery Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Michael Page First line: It was a golden afternoon in late … Continue reading

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