Month: February 2013

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop 2013 (INT)

So I think I’m going to try to participate in one hop a month that is sponsored by Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.  And the co-sponsor of this hop is Jinky is Reading.  And this month I’ve chosen the Leap Into Books giveaway, because as a teacher, I like the idea […]

Posted February 28, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 148 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday 2013 #2

Wow, only the 2nd time I’ve done this in 2013!!  I guess that’s once a month, but I really like to participate in this more!  So, new goal, try to do this weekly!  This time of year is so crazy with school, but having a snow day yesterday and today has really helped!  Feature and […]

Posted February 22, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 18 Comments

Whatever You Make of It by Michelle Sodaro

This is an exciting, yet hard to write review.  This is a book that was self published by a good friend of mine. I worked with Michelle at B. Dalton bookstore, and she also was a teacher at one of the high schools in the same district where I teach.  So it’s very exciting to […]

Posted February 17, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

This is Jay Asher’s 2nd book, and I’m still a huge fan!  This is the first book of Carolyn Mackler’s that I’ve read.  While the topic is way less serious than Asher’s first book Thirteen Reasons Why, it was one that intrigued me as soon as I heard about it.  Two teens in 1996, Emma […]

Posted February 12, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Trapped by Michael Northrop

I got this book a while back at my school’s Scholastic Book Fair, and pulled it out back in January to read.  I’ve been keeping it in the master bathroom for during bubble baths, because either the book I was reading was too big or I was reading on my Nook, and I don’t want […]

Posted February 10, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments