Month: December 2012

2012 Wrap-Up and Goals for 2013

So this year I participated in 2 year-long challenges:  The TBR Pile Reading Challenge and the A-Z Book Challenge.  Both of which I completed!!!  The TBR pile should have been easy, yet as I got new books, those sounded better than the ones I’d already had sitting on my shelves, even though I’d been so […]

Posted December 31, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday 12/2812

  This is the last one of 2012!!  Next time I participate in this it will be 2013.  Feature and Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkie and Alison Can Read.  The purpose of this event is to learn about the two featured bloggers each week, as well as to increase your own blog following by joining in on […]

Posted December 28, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Remembrance by Michelle Madow

During my BEA 2012 experience, I did get to meet the author of this book.  I’d heard of her books on several blogs, and knew what she looked like from following her on Twitter and such.  And then the first day, for the Blogger’s Day of the convention, she was standing in line behind me […]

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

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to all my followers!  Or whatever holiday you might celebrate, I hope you enjoy it.  I’ve already got the number 1 book I had hoped for, Insurgent!  The special edition with Four included!  Had a great family get-together with my Mom, Step-dad, younger brother, sister-in-law, and niece last night.  Today is my 2nd […]

Posted December 25, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

I loved Rot and Ruin when I read it a year ago to help pick it for the current Gateway Award nominees.  So last summer when I was at BEA and I got to meet Jonathan Maberry, I got the 2nd book, Dust and Decay, autographed by him.  I had planned to get to it […]

Posted December 22, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

So, I’m participating once again in this, this challenge which is being sponsored by Evie @ Bookish.  I did finish all  my goal last year by May, but I was bad about linking up my reviews.  I’ve got to go find out if I can link up those I didn’t do earlier for this final month.  But […]

Posted December 20, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Dark Life (Dark Life #1) by Kat Falls

This book is one on the current Truman nominees list that my students are reading and voting on this school year.  It was one that looked really good to me, and I’d been excited to read for awhile.  I was able to get a copy for pretty cheap at the school book fair back in […]

Posted December 17, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

First I have to say thank you to Razorbill Publishing and Netgalley for allowing me to read the e-galley of this title.  I have been a fan of Brenna Yovanoff since I read her first novel The Replacement, and then I got to meet her at a Maggie Stiefvater event in my hometown.  Maggie had […]

Posted December 17, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Altered by Jennifer Rush

This was the only ARC I got from BEA that I hadn’t read yet, that hadn’t been published yet.  All the other ARCs I have left from BEA have already been published.  Too busy!!  Aack!  So I’m behind on those.  From now on, all my advanced reviews will be from Netgalley for awhile.  But anyway, […]

Posted December 12, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments