Month: April 2010

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

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

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 […]

Obama Zombies by Jason Mattera

Obama Zombies by Jason Mattera

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

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 […]

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig

Rhett Butler’s People by..

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

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 […]

Drumroll please, and the 100th post is:  Your Big Break by Johanna Edwards

Drumroll please, and the 100th..

Posted April 16, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Kinda wish I had a more spectacular book that I just loved and could gush over for my 100th post, but oh well. Your Big Break was my latest chick lit book. It was pretty good, but not the best. The main character is Dani, she works for a company called Your Big Break, Inc. […]

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This World We Live In by Susan..

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

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 […]

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

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

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 […]

Velvet Rope Diaries by Daniella Brodsky

Velvet Rope Diaries by Daniell..

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

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 […]

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

What I Saw and How I Lied by J..

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

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. […]