Month: April 2013

The New Kid by Temple Mathews

The New Kid by Temple Mathews

Thanks to BenBella Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read this.  I guess it isn’t that new of a book, looks like it’s been out for awhile, but it was available so I asked to read it because it sounded pretty good. It wasn’t bad, kind of predictable, but again, not bad.  The main… Read more »

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Rant and Asking for Ideas?

Rant and Asking for Ideas?

Okay, I need to talk to people who will understand, I think, what has got me so irritated at the moment. Now, I know many of my readers are NOT Twilight fans, and probably hate it with a seething passion.  But I know many others of my readers are fans of the story, or if… Read more »

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Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl

I was lucky enough to win a copy of this from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and once again it was through a Shelf Awareness Giveaway!  The premise at first didn’t “grab” me, but I knew that as I had loved Beautiful Creatures by both Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, I would probably love… Read more »

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In My Mailbox April 21st, 2013

In My Mailbox April 21st, 2013

I will participate in In My Mailbox this week since it may be the last one for awhile that The Story Siren is hosting due to her probably having her baby soon!  I got to meet Kristi at BEA 2012 last year very briefly, and so wish her happiness with this new part in her… Read more »

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The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

I am grateful to Gotham Books, part of Penguin Publishing for allowing me to get an advance copy of this book through a contest in the Shelf Awareness daily email newsletter.  It’s been a while since I’ve read a memoir, but this one reminded me why I went through the phase a few years ago… Read more »

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Stacking the Shelves April 14, 2013

Stacking the Shelves April 14, 2013

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been really getting a lot of stuff lately!  Plus, as I get e-galleys I’ll try to start writing them down and posting for this meme, sponsored by Tynga’s Reviews, as well.  I also mentioned last week about how I won a $50 gift card from The Reader’s Den. Well,… Read more »

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