Month: April 2014

A to Z April – S:  Science Fiction

A to Z April – S: Scien..

Posted April 22, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Today I’m going to share some of my favorite science fiction stories.  As a former science teacher, I have problems with some science fiction that is just too unbelievable.  But I also have my favorite areas of science, paleontology, space, biology, etc.  In honor of it being Tuesday, I will list 10 today for Top […]

A to Z April – R:  Romance

A to Z April – R: Roman..

Posted April 21, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Now, I’m not what you’d call someone who picks up books just because they are romance.  But, I do like a romance within a story.  I just need there to be more than just a romance.  I read YA mostly these days, but I have read more adult romances in the past.  I preferred the […]

Review – Enthralled:  Paranormal Diversions – A collection of short stories by 16 different authors

Review – Enthralled: Pa..

Posted April 20, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I checked this book out from the high school library where I work because I really wanted to read it.  I’m glad I did, as I can now say I have read a story by one of the authors I’ll be moderating a panel with in May, just in case I don’t get a chance […]

Stacking the Shelves – April 20th, 2014

Stacking the Shelves – A..

Posted April 20, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 24 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. A few things this week.  The only physical books were ones I bought, but that’s okay I guess. Physical books purchased: So I had to buy Dorothy Must Die, because I had to give […]

Review:  The Saints (Quarantine #2) by Lex Thomas

Review: The Saints (Quarantin..

Posted April 20, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

First thanks to Egmont and Edelweiss for allowing me to read this e-book before the 3rd book in the series comes out this summer. Just like when I was reading the first one, The Loners, this one was also hard to put down.  The story from the first one is that there is a virus […]

A to Z April – Q:  Quiet, Quitting, and Quotes

A to Z April – Q: Quiet..

Posted April 19, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Okay, Q is a hard letter to decide what to talk about. So I’m going to talk a little about 3 different topics that begin with Q and have to do with books. Quiet – Do you have to have quiet when you read?  It kind of depends for me.  While I can just read […]

A to Z April – P:  Paranormal

A to Z April – P: Paran..

Posted April 18, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 17 Comments

One type of story that has really taken off in the past decade it seems is paranormal. Especially for teens it seems. And it has always been one of my favorites.  For my post I’m considering books about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, angels, etc. to be considered paranormal.  I’ll share 5 of my favorite paranormal books […]

Review:  Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Review: Far From You by Tess ..

Posted April 17, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Thanks to the Disney Summer of Chills for sending me an ARC of this title.  I can say for sure that Disney’s books they’re promoting with this are so far all winners from what I’ve read, and I actually haven’t even read the one I was most excited about! I believe this is the author’s […]

A to Z April – O:  Old Books

A to Z April – O: Old B..

Posted April 17, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments

My post for today isn’t necessarily about an actual book that itself is really old, but about classics.  I sometimes feel that I didn’t really read that many classics when I was in high school compared to what I hear about on tv shows with high school students, or read about in books.  But who […]

A to Z April – N:  Nonfiction

A to Z April – N: Nonfi..

Posted April 16, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

For today’s post I’m kind of lumping a bunch of different types of books together.  There are so many different types of nonfiction, or “true” books.  I’m going to choose a few of my favorites that I actually read and share them with you. 1.  I already shared probably my favorite with you, and that […]