Month: September 2011

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 2: ..

Posted September 24, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, as I started this book, I really didn’t think I was going to like it because the main character, Sam, is just so unlikable. And I know that was the whole point of it, but still, I just didn’t think I’d ever […]

200th Follower Giveaway Winner..

Posted September 22, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Thanks to those of you who entered the contest. I did what I said I would, wrote your names on paper and threw them in a bowl, then pulled one out. The name that I pulled out was Liza over at Book Crook Liza. Congratulations Liza! Thanks for entering, and I’m now following you as […]

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 1: ..

Posted September 19, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, this is the first book I read for the 2012-2013 possible Gateway Award nominees through the Missouri Association of School Librarians. I’ve already 2 others on the list, but that was a while ago. Anyway, on with this review. It’s also the first […]

200th Follower Giveaway! (A l..

Posted September 19, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

I reached over 200 followers thanks to Parajunkee and Alison Can Read featuring me a couple weeks ago on their Feature and Follow Friday. But with being so busy back to teaching my darling middle school science students, I haven’t had a chance to do this. And, also thanks to being so busy, I’m going […]

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Posted September 19, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was unsure whether to go ahead and post a review of this since it doesn’t come out until January, but saw that everyone else seemed to, so here goes. First I’d like to also mention that I got this as an […]

100 Most Popular YA Books R..

Posted September 17, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I saw this on the Bookish Brunette, as well as another blog a while back, and kept meaning to do it. The book I just finished isn’t published till January, so I need to check with Netgalley to see if that publisher wants me to wait till closer to publishing time to review first. The […]

Eve by Anna Carey

Posted September 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Eve by Anna Carey My rating: 4 of 5 stars More review later. But for now I’ll just say thank goodness I know there is going to be a 2nd part, I need to know what happens next! Above is what I first thought after finishing the book, and below this is my full review. […]

Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lem..

Posted September 6, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got this book as an egalley from Netgalley, through Cedar Fort Publishers. It was an interesting retelling of Cinderella. I wasn’t so excited by it though, that I couldn’t put it down easily. I enjoyed that in this book the prince is […]

All You Desire (Eternal Ones #..

Posted September 4, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 1 Comment

First I want to say welcome to all my new followers! I am working on going through all my comments and visiting all of you, but it’s slow going as I try to work it in between my Labor Day activities, grading, and trying to read. But I intend to get to all of you […]

Feature & Follow Friday #1..

Posted September 2, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 73 Comments

Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. And this week the Featured blogger on Parajunkee is ME!! I’m very excited about this, and am looking forward to all the new bloggers I will meet this week! Over on Alison Can Read the featured blogger is Once Upon a Prologue. This week’s question […]