Month: August 2012

September is for Sequels Challenge

Have you noticed that the longer you’ve been blogging about books, the more books that get added to your TBR pile?  And that all those pretty, sparkly, new books grab your attention first, leaving sequels to other series sitting on the pile for longer and longer? Well, it seems to be happening to me!!  Then, […]

Posted August 31, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

New Publishing Company Feature: Move Books

I believe it was around this time last year, fall anyway, that the Community Resource Manager at the Barnes and Noble where I work gave my name to a friend of hers who was getting ready to start a new publishing company.  Since that time, I have been so excited to be part of this […]

Posted August 30, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Mapmaker’s Sons by V.L. Burgess

You may have heard me talking occasionally about the new publishing company I was getting the chance to help start by reading manuscripts to help pick which ones to publish.  The company is called Move Books.  And they have a goal to help get more boys reading.  Now I know that there are some of […]

Posted August 28, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Featured Blog: Sodaro’s Stories

Another friend of mine has graciously volunteered to be a part of my 3rd Blogoversary celebration.  She is a blogger, but again, not really a book blogger, at least not in the way that I am.  My friend Michelle is a writer!  Yes, she does read, but her blog is more about her writing adventures. […]

Posted August 27, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

In My Mailbox – August 2012

I haven’t participated in too many of these, because I forget about them, and then I forget what books I got when, etc.  But, once again in honor of my 3rd Blogoversary celebration, I’m going to participate, but do it as a whole August compilation.  Now, I know, there’s been a lot of controversy recently […]

Posted August 26, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday 8-24-12

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you get to learn about two featured bloggers each week, and then can gain new followers as well by joining in to the fun.  This week’s question is a kind of hard one for me:   What is the worst cover of a […]

Posted August 25, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 15 Comments

My Favorite Books to Movies/Television Shows

Today I’m going to talk about the books that I love that have been turned into movies and what I thought of them.  So there are going to be some good ones, and some bad ones here. 1.  I loved the Twilight series.  The books I mean.  Loved, loved, loved them!  I know many people […]

Posted August 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments