Month: April 2010

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Believe it or not, I’m really not much of a fantasy reader. Yes, I love Harry Potter, but I tend to stick more to real science fiction, and maybe vampire/monster which are really more horror than fantasy. However, I got this book free from the bookstore. We had an Educator’s event and had several copies […]

Posted April 29, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Obama Zombies by Jason Mattera

Now, you might think with all the books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, that this is a zombie horror story. You might also think that based on the other books that I read. But no, this is a nonfiction book. I am conservative, and vote mostly Republican, and the full title of this book […]

Posted April 25, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig

I can pinpoint the teachers who led me to some of my quirky favorites in movies. First, my grandpa. No, he wasn’t ever a “teacher” per se, but I do feel that he taught me in many different ways, and shaped a lot of who I am. He was an engineer, and I know it […]

Posted April 20, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

First, I have to say how disappointed I am right now that due to my current financial situation I’m unable to attend the MASL spring conference where the author of this book, Susan Beth Pfeffer will be. I thought about asking our librarian to take my books to get autographed, but then decided it’s just […]

Posted April 14, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

Funny story, I took this when it was a stripped cover book at the store. Then bought it later at a school bookfair. So I was able to conveniently keep one copy at school to read at lunch, and then, when it turned out to be such a good read, I was able to read […]

Posted April 11, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Velvet Rope Diaries by Daniella Brodsky

The latest in my chick lit books kept in my bedroom bathroom so I could read during bubble baths. This was a fun read. Anna is the main character, she is working as a secretary/assistant for a horrible boss that she calls Miss Nasty Jackson. She gets fired when she creates a power point talking […]

Posted April 6, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

So I have to admit that in the case of this book, I didn’t look farther than the cover, and wasn’t actually quite aware of what this book was about. I assumed being a teen book and with this title it was about a teen issue. But no, it was a bit deeper than that. […]

Posted April 6, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments