Author: Lisa Mandina

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Posted June 16, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I am a HUGE Roland Smith fan. I was first introduced to his writing when he came to speak at my school, and I have yet to be disappointed by a book from him. I will admit this started out a bit slow, I was reading it just during lunch at school, and I think […]

Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sisman

Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sism..

Posted June 15, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is another of my chick lit finds at the outlet bookstore in Osage Beach. It was a cute idea. The main character quits her job after she finds out her boss just wants her to sleep with him, and he calls her a stupid secretary. Well, Molly, was just about to go to a […]

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner – an Eclipse novella – by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life of Bree ..

Posted June 13, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Of course I had to read this novella set in the world of the Eclipse novel of the Twilight series. And of course I was done in less than 24 hours. I would have had it read before I went to bed that Saturday night, but I had to get up early the next morning, […]

Lies by Michael Grant

Lies by Michael Grant

Posted June 13, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is the 3rd book in the Gone series by Michael Grant. In this book it seems that we may actually find out what is going on outside the dome. It seems as if the parents are outside, all the adults, and they can see inside and kind of see what is going on. One […]

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riorda..

Posted June 13, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Wow, it’s been forever since I’ve posted, and I’m actually going to skip a few books I’ve read since I’m so behind. But I’ll jump back in with the new series by one of my favorite YA authors, Rick Riordan. While this had some really interesting stuff with all the Egyptian mythology mixed in, I […]

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Chi..

Posted May 20, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Another book that was a strip copy. I picked it up because I love the books Lincoln Child writes with Douglas Preston, and I did enjoy Utopia and Deep Storm. This was a fun science type book as well. There is a creature in it that was flash frozen in ice a long time ago. […]

The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau

The Diamond of Darkhold by Jea..

Posted May 18, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve actually had this book sitting in the bathroom in my 2nd bedroom since shortly after it was published about 2 years ago. This is the fourth book in the City of Ember series. It was about as good as the other ones. I think that maybe I’ve been reading a lot more teen as […]

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Har..

Posted May 17, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The latest in paperback in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I have decided that since I own all of the books so far in paperback I will wait until each new one comes out in paperback to buy it, and wait for it, to read it. That way I know that I have something to look […]

Dating Game by Beverly Brandt

Dating Game by Beverly Brandt

Posted May 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I picked this book up off our bargain tables. The back sounded good, the main character named Lainie is going back to her hometown just in time for her high school reunion and she’s hoping to get hooked up with her former prom king who she had a crush on back when she was a […]

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Posted April 29, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Believe it or not, I’m really not much of a fantasy reader. Yes, I love Harry Potter, but I tend to stick more to real science fiction, and maybe vampire/monster which are really more horror than fantasy. However, I got this book free from the bookstore. We had an Educator’s event and had several copies […]