Monthly Archives: April 2007

REVIEW: Ironside by Holly Black: A Modern Faery's Tale

I am a fan of myth and fantasy. I am a huge fan of authors who can blend reality with that of the fantasy world together so skillfully.  Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale, c2007 is the third book in Holly Black’s  Modern Faery Tale … Continue reading

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American Idol Special

Ok, I don’t normally watch this show and I didn’t watch all of it. However, I did manage to catch the Celine Dion Duet that was cool. I want to watch it again. I actually thought it was an impersonator but my mom started telling me—-no,no,no, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Vampire Knight, vol.2 by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight, volume 2 by Matsuri Hino. I grabbed this manga title off the bookshelf  yesterday and devoured it. I know it’s too early to say this but I am really excited about this series. It’s another interesting approach to the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Guitar Man by Marie Treanor

Guitar Man by Marie Treanor was released this month. It’s a novella and a sequel to Undead Men Wear Plaid. I enjoyed  Undead Men Wear Plaid, that featured Jenny and her Romanian lover, Charlie. Guitar Man is set in Glasgow and tells the story of Ellie, … Continue reading

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Work: No Good Deed…

Yeah, you know that expression…no good deed goes unpunished, right? I had a customer complaint. Ooohhhh. Ahhhhhh. What happened? Well the customer said we didn’t give the correct quantity for supplies for a diabetic machine. My records disputes the customer’s claims. In this … Continue reading

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Love and Basketball: One on One by Tabitha King

From my keeper shelf we have One on One by Tabitha King, copyright 1993. It’s a teenage romance with plenty of basketball. The story is set in a fictional town in Maine called Nodd’s Ridge.  The two protagonists are Sam Styles … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron with illustrations by Matt Phelan, copyright, 2006, 134 pages. The Higher Power of Lucky tells the story of a young girl living in a remote small town in California. The reading level is 9 to … Continue reading

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Matilda Bone (Paperback) by Karen Cushman

Matilda Bone (Paperback) by Karen Cushman, copyright 2002 (reprint). I picked this title up because it sounded interesting and plus Rachel loved it. However, I didn’t love it. I was bored with it, unfortunately. The story is set in medieval time … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Tough Enough by Michele Albert

Tough and Enough by Michele Albert, copyright 2007. I’m afraid that me and Ms. Albert will have to part ways. The plot and theme of the story seems to fall under the umbrella of a rekindled love story with an art … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Dearly, Devoted Dexter (2005) by Jeff Lindsay is the second book in the popular Dexter series published by Vintage. I was looking for a quick read and Jeff Lindsay’s book looked like it would be a fast read. I did read Darkly, Dreaming … Continue reading

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