Month: March 2011

Waiting On Wednesday – Torn (Missing book 4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Waiting On Wednesday – T..

Posted March 16, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is sponspored by Breaking the Spine where we discuss books we are eagerly anticipating. I saw the ad for this in a recent Shelf Awareness newsletter and just keep forgetting or getting too busy to blog about it on Wednesdays. I’ve really enjoyed this series since I read the first one as […]

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

Posted March 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This book was actually not one I had intended to read. Don’t think it was even on my to read list. It was just a stripped cover book I’d picked up at the store to put on the bookshelf in my classroom for my students to read. Well, last week at school, I didn’t bring […]

Fatal Distraction by Emmi Fredericks

Fatal Distraction by Emmi Fred..

Posted March 11, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I must say, reading all the YA books lately has kind of gotten me out of the mood of my chick lit books. Or else, maybe I don’t have as many that are as great as ones I’ve had in the past. This was an okay book. But it wasn’t one that I couldn’t put […]

The Hazards of Working at a Bookstore Vol. 1.5

The Hazards of Working at a Bo..

Posted March 10, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Last night I found two really great books! I also have a few that I forgot to talk about in my last Hazards post, and I’m not even sure if I posted after I worked Saturday night either. Now the funny thing is that the two I found last night weren’t even in the store. […]

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Posted March 8, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

I first heard about this book in the Shelf Awareness email newsletter about a giveaway of a signed copy by the author. So I emailed and entered. I hadn’t heard any news of when they were drawing a winner, and I had to turn my Nook back into the store on Saturday, so when I […]

The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen

The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen

Posted March 5, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is the 2nd book I’ve read by this author, and I see a bit of a trend. But it’s a good one! One that I think will bring about more books to read in the future. Anyway, our main character is Mason, when he was a young boy, he was mauled by a neighbor’s […]

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Posted March 4, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

As you might be able to tell, I’m quite into the dystopian teen novels these days. This was another great one. In this world, there are no wars, no fighting, everyone is peaceful. And the way to this was by curing love. Seriously, everyone gets a surgery when they turn 18 to cure them from […]

The Hazards of Working at a Bookstore Vol. 1.4

The Hazards of Working at a Bo..

Posted March 3, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

This entry will actually be a combination of both last Saturday and last night. I just was too busy to get Saturday night’s done. But both nights I found several books, and some of these I’m listing are ones that I had seen before, but forgot about, so my plan of keeping track this way […]

In My Mailbox: Meet Einstein by Mariela Kleiner and Illustrated by Viviana Garofoli

In My Mailbox: Meet Einstein b..

Posted March 1, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Yeah, this is a picture book, but it is about Einstein, and as I am a science teacher I am very excited that I was able to get a copy of it after emailing about an offer in the Shelf Awareness newsletter. It’s a very simple story for kids about Einstein, and yes, I teach […]