Month: August 2009

Book Review 5: Suck it Up by ..

Posted August 31, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

I knew this was about vampires, and while I’m really into that since Buffy, Twilight, and True Blood now, I’m very skeptical of all the other vampire books there are. I especially am not a big fan of all the “special schools” for vampires. I liked how Buffy and Twilight and True Blood all have […]

Book Review 4: The Boy Who Da..

Posted August 29, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Boy Who Dared is actually a novel based on a true story of a German boy. He actually belonged to the Hitler Youth. He wasn’t really a Nazi, he didn’t agree with most of what they did, especially once he started seeing friends and neighbors being mistreated for seemingly no reason. The story begins […]

Book Review 3:  Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book Review 3: Chains by Laur..

Posted August 29, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

This is the 2nd book I’ve read by Laurie Halse Anderson, the first being Speak, a REALLY good book. This also turned into being a pretty good book. It is about a slave girl named Isabel and her younger sister Ruth. It is taking place during the time of the American Revolution. Which actually is […]

Still on track with book numbe..

Posted August 28, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is going to be a quick blog, because tonight I need to finish book number 3 to stay on track. But I have less than 100 pages left, so shouldn’t be a problem. This is also turning out to be a really good book. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Got to have dinner with […]

Book Review 2:  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book Review 2: The Graveyard ..

Posted August 26, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Well, when I finished this book I have to say my opinion improved. I still like Hunger Games better though. The book starts out with the man Jack who has just killed a mother, father, and child, and is looking for the baby of the family to finish the job. Somehow the baby crawls out […]

Second book almost done

Posted August 26, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I checked out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman last night at the bookstore, one of the Truman list. Didn’t get a lot of time to read it last night, and so wasn’t quite “feeling” it. Well, today, between waiting in the doctor’s office as well as using every other “opportune” moment to read, I’m […]

Book Review 1: Hunger Games b..

Posted August 25, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

So, I finished the first book I chose from the Truman list in 2 days, which is about the time I have to read each book in order to get it done in time to meet the deadline. The book was Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The main character is named Katniss. They live in […]

1st book on the lists

Posted August 24, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I picked the first book to read from the Truman list because it is actually one I’d been thinking about reading for awhile, and it was one I knew we carried in hardcover at the bookstore so that I could check it out last night. It is called Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is […]

I know, I know, I missed again..

Posted August 22, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Well, I was really tired last night when I got home from the party at CeeJay’s house, so I just went to bed. First week of school down. Yay! So, some good, but kind of crazy news. Last year I was a reader/selector for the Mark Twain books that are the current ones kids are […]

Ready for fall tv to start

Posted August 20, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

While I’m glad there isn’t much tv going on, because I don’t seem to have much time to watch it, I’m also ready for all my shows to be back. I got five miles in today. Worried if I would because the clouds just looked really scary all night, but we didn’t get anything. Then […]