Month: July 2011

2011 Debut Author Challenge 12..

Posted July 31, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Dark Parties by Sara Grant My rating: 3 of 5 stars The main character of this book is Neva, and she is 16. She has lived her whole life under the Protectosphere, and feels like she is trapped. Part of the feeling comes from what her grandmother used to tell her, at least before her […]

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Posted July 30, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

The Help by Kathryn Stockett My rating: 5 of 5 starsThis book is about exactly what the title says. It is about the women who were housekeepers and more in Mississippi in 1962. These were black women, who as we read in the book were often more of a mother to the white children they […]

My Table of YA Recommendations..

Posted July 28, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First, I can’t believe I haven’t posted a picture of my table at the Barnes & Noble where I work. I’m so proud of it! Whenever I go in I have to make sure that it is full and looks good! Also, tonight was the night I got to meet Maggie Stiefvater. Unfortunately my picture […]

Winner of My 100 Follower Give..

Posted July 26, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Thanks to all of you who entered. I had 13 different people who entered, so I’m choosing this time to just draw one winner. That winner is Valerie at Stuck in . Valerie chose the copy of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff as her prize. Congratulations Valerie! I hope you enjoy your prize.

100 Follower Giveaway!

Posted July 23, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 7 Comments

Contest is over!! Thanks to all who entered, results will be posted shortly! I’m so excited! I finally passed the 100 follower mark this past week! I’m sure I’m following way more people than that, but glad to have so many more people to follow me and share their reviews with me. And as promised […]

Book Blogger Hop #10 and Follo..

Posted July 22, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 19 Comments

The Book Blogger Hop is sponsored by Crazy for Books and is a place where bloggers and readers connect over the weekend and chat about books. This week’s question is: What is the one genre you wish you could get into, but just can’t? I guess I’d have to pick steampunk probably. I would say […]

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiern..

Posted July 22, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan My rating: 5 of 5 stars I remember when I first saw this book, I believe it was around the same time as when The Eternal Ones came out, and at first I thought this was another reincarnation novel, and I was intrigued. But I picked it up and read […]

Waiting On Wednesday – A..

Posted July 20, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating! This week I’ve chosen the book All You Desire by Kirsten Miller. This is the sequel to her book The Eternal Ones which I was lucky enough to get to read as an […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home fo..

Posted July 20, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs My rating: 3 of 5 stars I love the theme behind this book. A bunch of random old photos found and a story built around them. Although some of the pictures were kind of boring, I was hoping for more of the really neat looking ones. […]

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Posted July 18, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Switched by Amanda Hocking My rating: 4 of 5 stars I downloaded this book to my Nook because it was only 99 cents. At first I was only reading it on my iPhone Nook app, and let me tell you, reading a book on an iPhone is not much fun. It is like you turn […]