Author: Lisa Mandina

Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

Well, I feel like this is the first adult fiction I’ve read in a long time. Wait though, I really don’t like using the term “adult fiction”. In my mind it brings up the idea of an “adult bookstore” with it’s XXX signs and showing an ID to get in. So maybe, just to help […]

Posted March 16, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

This book was actually not one I had intended to read. Don’t think it was even on my to read list. It was just a stripped cover book I’d picked up at the store to put on the bookshelf in my classroom for my students to read. Well, last week at school, I didn’t bring […]

Posted March 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Fatal Distraction by Emmi Fredericks

I must say, reading all the YA books lately has kind of gotten me out of the mood of my chick lit books. Or else, maybe I don’t have as many that are as great as ones I’ve had in the past. This was an okay book. But it wasn’t one that I couldn’t put […]

Posted March 11, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

I first heard about this book in the Shelf Awareness email newsletter about a giveaway of a signed copy by the author. So I emailed and entered. I hadn’t heard any news of when they were drawing a winner, and I had to turn my Nook back into the store on Saturday, so when I […]

Posted March 8, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen

This is the 2nd book I’ve read by this author, and I see a bit of a trend. But it’s a good one! One that I think will bring about more books to read in the future. Anyway, our main character is Mason, when he was a young boy, he was mauled by a neighbor’s […]

Posted March 5, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments