Month: June 2011

Spring Into Summer Readathon Updates & Challenges – Friday

Spring Into Summer Readathon..

                    Update #1: Total Books Read: 0 Total Pages Read:  149  Books Read Since Last Update: 0 Pages Read since last update: 149 Total time read:  1.5 hours  How I’m currently feeling: A little frustrated to stop and have to cook dinner for the family (sounds horrible, I know) but excited that my family is participating […]

Posted June 17, 2011
My First Readathon Starting Line!

My First Readathon Starting ..

                                         This is my first ReadAThon, you guys! I’m all excited and a little bit nervous because I’m doing this while my three kiddos are with me, and kids make everything take longer. Still, I’m hoping to make good progress. What I’m Currently Reading:  I have a ton of books here to choose from, but […]

Posted June 17, 2011
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“Waiting On” Wednesday {4}

“Waiting On” Wed..

  “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that gives us a chance to highlight upcoming releases that we are drooling over… My choice for this week is: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern release date: September 13, 2011   The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is […]

Posted June 15, 2011
Mondays Bite: Twilight Re-Read Along

Mondays Bite: Twilight Re-Re..

Oh my gracious, y’all! How much fun is this? It’s a Twilight re-read hosted by some fabulous book bloggers: Ginger at GReads Lisa the Nerd The Secret Life of an Avid Reader The Reading Housewives Like a lot of Twilight fans, I have wanted to re-read the series but do not really have the time […]

Posted June 13, 2011
My Thoughts On:  Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

My Thoughts On: Ship Breake..

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi  In America’s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota-and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship […]

Posted June 13, 2011
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith | Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hun..

 Hardback: front and back covers Review: Whoa, what a fun book! Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith is my first of all of the mash-ups that seem to be the big trend these days, so I had no idea what to expect. I have not read Seth Grahame-Smith’s first book Pride and Prejudice and […]

Posted June 9, 2011
The Giver by Lois Lowry | Review

The Giver by Lois Lowry | Re..

Review: Eleven-year-old Jonas lives in a “perfect” society: there is no war, no poverty, no hunger, no sickness. Everyone has equality and there is Sameness. Everyone is given a job when they turn twelve, and Jonas is quickly approaching this important age. Jonas is selected by the Community to be the very honorable “Receiver of […]

Posted June 3, 2011
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray | Review

A Great and Terrible Beauty ..

Review: I picked up A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray for two reasons: 1) I had never read any of Libba Bray’s books before and I had read such great things about them and 2) This cover is stunningly beautiful. I’m so glad I did! Gemma Doyle is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up […]

Posted June 2, 2011