Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Life and Times of a Ebook Reader

JMC asked why Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey was the only book released in ebook format despite the fact that it’s apart of a trilogy. Yeah. I run across that a lot.  Here is my laundry list of complaints to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Crown Duel, Book 1 by Sherwood Smith

Crown Duel (1997) Book 1 by Sherwood Smith is published by Puffin and is categorized as YA fantasy. Crown Duel (Book 1) is narrated by the young Countess Meliara, a heroine more comfortable in riding gear than a dress. She … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Professor's Daughter by Sfar & Guibert

A 3,000 year-old romance. The Professor’s Daughter is written by Joann Sfar and illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert, copyright 2007, published by First Second, 80 pages. This  cute fable features the love between a Egyptian Pharaoh and a high society lady … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A Third Party by Chris Tanglen

A Third Party by Chris Tanglen, Ellora’s Cave, Short Novel or Category, ebook format only, no print copy seems to be available. Are you in the mood for some romantic comedy? A Third Party by Chris Tanglen delivers the goods. … Continue reading

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No Chance I'm Reading This

No Chance is a co-authored novel, Oct. 2007, 320 pages (what a tome!). Apparently, Janet Evanovich has teamed up with mystery novelist, Stephen Cannell to brainstorm a slew of new adventures together. Yet another author collaborative effort and another series (just what we … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (2003) is the first book in the Odd Series.  Koontz is a writer whose work is often hard to classify sometimes. Some of the work he writes are straight up horror stories and some are not.  Odd Thomas is a story … Continue reading

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What ya mean, you don't have it?

Fear not. This is a short rant. My bookshopping didn’t go all that well yesterday. Super Tuesday had come and left. I thought B&N would have had all their new books up by now…but no. Release date was this past … Continue reading

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