Month: November 2012

2013 Truman Possibility 18: C..

Posted November 27, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

While I’ve seen the movie Beastly which was based on the book by this same author, Alex Flinn, this is the first actual book I’ve read by her.  I do really enjoy fairy tale re-tellings, and this actually several tales in one. And, as is a bit of the problem I had with Two and […]

2013 Truman Possibility 17: H..

Posted November 24, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

This was a cute story.  I don’t know that it is the best choice for the Truman list for next year.  I think it might actually be a better choice for the Mark Twain award which is the younger award.  Yes, the kids in the book are junior high age, which is the age of […]

2013 Truman Possibility 16: L..

Posted November 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

This is a book that I’ve seen bouncing around the Book  Blogosphere for awhile now.  I was very excited to get a copy of it at BEA this summer.  It’s not signed, and I didn’t get to meet the author unfortunately.   And I put it off reading until I got the list of the […]

Top Ten Tuesday – Books/..

Posted November 20, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

I’m not an every week participant in the Top Ten Tuesday, but being Thanksgiving week, seeing this on blogs I follow I figured I’d join in.  This is sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish.  And the perfect theme for this week is the top 10 books and/or authors that we’re thankful for.  And like […]

2013 Truman Possibility 15: M..

Posted November 19, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Okay, I have to say first off, for some strange reason, when I first saw this book, the name made me think of that football player that was using his dogs for the illegal dog fighting.  But that’s Michael Vick, right?  Anyway, the cover didn’t draw me in.  And I never thought I really wanted […]

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally C..

Posted November 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I was so eager to read the conclusion to this series that I checked it out from the bookstore where I worked and read the over 500 page thing in just a smidge over 3 days.  And I wasn’t disappointed at all.  We learn soooooo much more about the society, as well as the Pilot, […]

2013 Truman Possibility 14: H..

Posted November 15, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I can’t remember a book like this being on the Truman list before, but I have been intrigued by this book since I first saw it either early this year, or around this time last year.  When I saw it one night working at the bookstore, I picked it up and turned right to the […]

2013 Truman Possibility 13: T..

Posted November 14, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I can say just how much I loved this book!  The story was really good, but besides that, with it being my first year teaching 7th grade English, specifically about plots and narrative writing, I loved the titles of the chapters, and how the protagonist or main character […]

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop ..

Posted November 12, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 67 Comments

Thanks to I Am a Reader Not a Writer for hosting this hop.  This will run until November 18th at midnight.  Unfortunately I’m sorry to say that this is open to US only, as it is too expensive to ship otherwise.  I have a few choices for you this time.  You can click on the […]

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages..

Posted November 11, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

First let me thank Netgalley and Open Road Media for letting me read this e-galley.  I guess I didn’t quite read exactly what this was when I requested it.  I saw Dean Koontz and “Odd” as part of the title, and just assumed it was going to be part of Koontz’s Odd Thomas series, maybe […]