Monthly Archives: August 2011

Double Review: The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 and The Softwire: Betrayal on Orbis 2 by PJ Haarsma

Title: The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 Author: PJ Haarsma Genre: Middle grade science fiction Publisher: Candlewick Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: “I can see them! I can see the Rings … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – August 30, 2011

While I Live by John Marsden It’s natural: after riding up to the gates of death on a four wheel motorbike and then racing away again, you want to go over and over it with anyone you can. But I … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday – August 29, 2011

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – August 28, 2011

Is it really the last Sunday of August? Our summer is almost over, and I’m just not ready. I always feel like I need a week of break between fair and the start of school, but we’re only going to … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, August 27, 2011

Author news: ~ Meghan at Medieval Bookworm has a guest post by one of my favorite authors, Laurie R. King. Discussion starters: ~ Bookalicious: An open letter to Goodreads Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read … Continue reading

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September Read-along: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Can you believe September is almost here? And with September comes our read-along of Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn. This read-along will be a great chance for Ireland Reading Challenge participants to get one title closer to their goal. If you’re … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Remember Me by Cheryl Robinson

Title: Remember Me Author: Cheryl Robinson Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: NAL Trade First line: Disheveled and appearing frail, Mia Marks-Glitch rushed through the automatic sliding glass doors of the hospital with a powerfully built man by her side. What happens … Continue reading

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Ten-word movies reviews #9

Serious Moonlight – Funny, great twist, love Hutton; what’s with Meg Ryan’s face? Weather Girl – Entertaining enough, liked the male characters best, female lead annoying. Captain America – Fantastic! Best superhero movie in ages, small Richard Armitage role. Kung … Continue reading

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