Month: February 2013

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop 2013 (INT)

Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop 2..

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

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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday:  The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ete..

Posted February 27, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve chosen the sequel to a book I just reviewed on Monday. I so loved The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, that I’m very excited to know that the sequel, The Eternity Cure, […]

First Top Ten Tuesday of 2013:  Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

First Top Ten Tuesday of 2013:..

Posted February 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

This is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s top ten them is “auto-buy” authors.  Which means authors that you always buy their books when they come out because you know that you’ll enjoy it no matter what, if it’s in a series you’ve read, or not.  My first few were at one […]

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules (Blood of E..

Posted February 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Okay, once again I have been totally wowed and am asking myself why in the world I waited so long to read a book by this author.  Now, I must admit the other series by this author, is about Fey, and I’m not really into the fairies that much.  Not that I haven’t read any […]

Book Spine Poetry – Why am I just now hearing about this?

Book Spine Poetry – Why ..

Posted February 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this!  This is something I’ve kind of done in the past.  When I was working at the bookstore and would carry piles of books that customers just left sitting out for me to put away.  I didn’t ever consciously arrange them to make a poem, but I’ve […]

Feature and Follow Friday 2013 #2

Feature and Follow Friday 2013..

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

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 […]

‘Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duvall

‘Til the World Ends by J..

Posted February 21, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen, I got to read this book as an e-galley.  It was the perfect time for a book of short stories, or novellas as they are often called.  This was a pretty good book.  I have to say that I got The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa at BEA last […]

Whatever You Make of It by Michelle Sodaro

Whatever You Make of It by Mic..

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

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 […]

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us by Jay Asher ..

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

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 […]

Trapped by Michael Northrop

Trapped by Michael Northrop

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

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 […]