Month: July 2010

glee: The Beginning by Sophia Lowell

So, I was very excited to read the prequel to the TV show Glee. And I wasn’t disappointed. The only thing I can say that is kind of disappointing is not enough Brittany, she is hilarious on the show, but of course doesn’t get much time. Also missing is the sting of Sue Sylvester. Yes, […]

Posted July 30, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Lobster Land by Susan Carlton

I wanted to like this book so much. The author was so nice when I emailed my request to get an advanced copy. She talked about how authors loved teachers and librarians. And when I got the book? I got an awesome little package of goodies wrapped in a pretty bow. Unfortunately, I can’t give […]

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

Skinned by Robin Wasserman

I’m a bit ashamed to start this blog out by saying, I’d seen Robin Wasserman’s books in our teen section for at least 4 or 5 years, yet I’d never read any till just now. I had picked up this very book, and read the back several times, so I was interested in it, just […]

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

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The latest vampire novel. A HUGE book. I kind of wished I had a Nook to read it on as big as it is. Once again the vampires are created by a virus, and in this case a military researched and modified virus. The program is being tested on criminals with no family who are […]

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

Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood

Now after reading Bride Needs Groom, I was thinking that most mass market size romance books are more the traditional “romance” style than the chick lit that I prefer. This was TOTALLY the kind of book I enjoy. It had some really goofy parts that made me laugh out loud, as well as the kind […]

Posted July 21, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday – The Fall

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can’t wait for! As I get ready to blog about The Passage by Justin Cronin, I remember that I am waiting for the sequel to The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro […]

Posted July 21, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Started this book, well, started by following this guy on Twitter because of how funny I’d heard it was, and it is. The book is funny, but has a bit more story to it than you’d think. It makes the quotes a little more heartwarming to read the stories that go with some of them. […]

Posted July 17, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Bride Needs Groom by Wendy Markham

Don’t remember when I got this, I know it’s mine, because it’s stripped cover. My sister returned it to me just recently. I should know that normally mass market romance books are not really the ones I like, but it wasn’t too bad. A lot of stereotypes of Italians in it, some fun, some annoying. […]

Posted July 17, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick

My latest Chick Lit book. About a girl named Clarissa who gets dumped by her boyfriend, and her friends decide they should all pack up and join an expedition group to Antarctica. Clarissa and her friends Kate and Delilah get to this frozen camp and things don’t quite turn out the way they thought. One […]

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