Month: April 2013

The New Kid by Temple Mathews

The New Kid by Temple Mathews

Posted April 30, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

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 […]

Tales from the Scale:  Woman Weigh in on Thunder Thighs, Cheese Fries, and Feeling Good…at Any Size by Erin J. Shea

Tales from the Scale: Woman W..

Posted April 28, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

A few years ago, when I really got into losing weight, and lost about 35-40 pounds, and I was actually at a weight that would have been easy to manage, and I was walking 20 miles a week, I was in a diet/weight loss memoir book obsession.  I would even search the book database whenever […]

Rant and Asking for Ideas?

Rant and Asking for Ideas?

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

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 […]

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret S..

Posted April 24, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments

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 […]

In My Mailbox April 21st, 2013

In My Mailbox April 21st, 2013

Posted April 21, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

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 […]

Delirium Stories:  Hana, Annabel, and Raven by Lauren Oliver

Delirium Stories: Hana, Annab..

Posted April 20, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 18 Comments

A lot of times the little 1.5 or 2.5 stories that authors make available are only in ebook format.  I’d assume these originally were as well, but I was excited to see they were all put together into one actual paper book.  I bought this with the Amazon gift card that I won from The […]

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

The World’s Strongest Li..

Posted April 18, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday:  Fire and Ash (Benny Imura #4) by Jonathan Maberry

Waiting on Wednesday: Fire an..

Posted April 17, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 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 picked the fourth and final book in a series, yet I haven’t read the third one yet.  The reason I’ve chosen this is because I’ve decided to wait until the last one […]

Top 10 Tuesdays:  Rewind!!  Top 10 Characters that I’d Name My Children After

Top 10 Tuesdays: Rewind!! To..

Posted April 16, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s “Rewind” is to pick a topic you missed or want to revisit.  As I’ve probably only done this a couple times, there were TONS of choices for me!  And while I hate doing more memes in a week than actual reviews, it […]