Month: December 2011

TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Working part time at a bookstore, I get a lot of ARCs and also books that have stripped covers, and so I have lots of books to be read. I also see books I want as they come in, and then buy them with my discount. Not to mention for a year or two I […]

Posted December 30, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday #16

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event sponsored by Parajunkee and Allison Can Read. The purpose is to expand your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. This week’s question is:The New Year is here – and everyone wants to know your New Years Blogging resolution! What are you going to try to […]

Posted December 30, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 9 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Underworld by Meg Cabot

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we get together to discuss upcoming books that we are eagerly awaiting. This will of course be the last one of 2011! Yay! I have a hard time doing this some time because there are soooooo many books out there […]

Posted December 28, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 7 Comments

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins, first off let me say I LOVED this book. I like the new take on the afterlife. This was a different paranormal romance, no vampires, werewolves, angels, fairies. There are immortal beings, and in a way, they are kind of […]

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

A – Z Book Challenge

So, I really only did one book challenge last year, the Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. And I’m now debating whether to do that one again this year or not. But this is a challenge that sounds really interesting and different. So I’m going to try it. I’m going to go with […]

Posted December 27, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got to read the first book in this series, Unearthly as an ARC a few months before it came out the beginning of this year. So I’m glad I was able to get this egalley from Netgalley and HarperTeen. It means the amount of […]

Posted December 25, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Breaking Dawn Movie Review

Yeah, yeah, I know this is a book blog, but as Breaking Dawn is a movie based on one of my favorite book series, I think this works. I personally felt this was the best of all the movies so far. I do have a few complaints, as anyone would. First, one thing I loved […]

Posted December 17, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie My rating: 3 of 5 stars First let me say that I need to take a cue from something I saw The Story Siren say, that she doesn’t read other reviews. Because in the case of this book, I wonder how much of my dissatisfaction is because I read other reviews […]

Posted December 15, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment