Month: February 2010

Mutant by Peter Clement

Posted February 23, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

While I have one book posted as what I’m reading right now, I’m actually usually reading 2-3 books at any one time. I picked up Mutant, a stripped cover book to read yesterday. It is a medical thriller. But I’m going to take a (web)page from my friend Charlotte, and not read books that I […]

White Sands, Red Menace by Ell..

Posted February 23, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is the sequel to a book I reviewed a week or so ago called the Green Glass Sea. This picks up after the bomb has been dropped and the war is “over”. The German scientists, Von Braun and others are now here in America helping us with our rocket program. Our main characters, Dewey […]

Movie Review: Percy Jackson a..

Posted February 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Wow, I was sooooooooooo disappointed in this movie. And anyone who knows me knows that it takes a lot to really disappoint me. As someone who has almost always read the book before I see the movie, I know that the movies never, or almost never live up to the book. One exception I can […]

Deep Storm by Lincoln Child

Posted February 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Lincoln Child since I borrowed the book The Relic from one of my high school students my first year of teaching. I’ve since read through all the books in that series that he co-wrote with Douglas Preston, and I’ve moved on to the books each of them has authored on […]

The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J...

Posted February 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve seen A.J. Jacobs’ books around the store, The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-it All. They always sounded really funny, but I just never picked it up to read. The Guinea Pig Diaries is new enough that we had it in hard cover so that I could check it out. And it was […]

Take a Chance on Me by Susan D..

Posted February 15, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was your basic romance book. I’d read another book by this author called He Loves Lucy. I enjoyed it, and this was okay, but almost too much your stereotypical romance. And one thing, it is like FOREVER before they actually have sex. It’s kind of a big tease, even in the chapter where they […]

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen K..

Posted February 15, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is a YA book, and I really enjoyed it. I’ve really gotten into the historical fiction lately, especially the YA stuff. This is set in 1943, during World War II. One of our main characters is Dewey Kerrigan. Her father is a scientist and they live in a town that doesn’t officially exist, Los […]

Confessions of a Serial Dater ..

Posted February 9, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve enjoyed another book by Michelle Cunnah called Call Waiting. Another bargain book find. Confessions of a Serial Dater was one I ordered in, but still a bargain book. She is one author on my list to check in the computer every so often for her books in bargain. Her other book 32AA I haven’t […]

The Red Necklace by Sally Gard..

Posted February 7, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I picked this up as a stripped copy at work a week or two ago. Recently, or ever since the movie The Other Boleyn Girl, I’ve began enjoying more historical fiction. This book is set in the time of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution. It’s about a boy who is a gypsy and his […]

The Body of Christopher Creed ..

Posted February 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Can’t remember for sure if this was a Gateway nominee in year’s past, but for some reason I’ve wanted to read it. So when it was a strip copy at the store, I took it home. I had put it on my shelves at school for the kids to read, but decided to pick it […]