Monthly Archives: September 2007

TBR Challenge: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

I ask you: Just how hot is this cover? I’ve heard so many great things about this book that it must be moved from my TBR pile. How many readers out there have this book and just haven’t read it … Continue reading

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Reader News! I Shall Not Want / May 2008

I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming will be the sixth entry in the Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne series coming May 2008 from Minotaur Books! Expect to see more of the Van Alstyne family, more of how joining … Continue reading

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YA Review:The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a young-adult novel whose prevailing themes are about courage and determination. It’s also a story about self-identity and friendship. Race and poverty. The narrator of the story is Arnold Spirit aka “Junior”, who is … Continue reading

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Reader News: Eva Ibbotson's Older Titles Now Available

Check the YA bookshelf next time you’re in the bookstore.  Eva Ibbotson’s hard to find adult novels are being reprinted and shelved there (she currently writes YA novels or more like for young readers). It just goes to show you that bookstores still have … Continue reading

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Bestselling Authors Tapping Into the Graphic Novel Market

As I was pre-ordering a copy Absolute Sandman, Vol.2 by Neil Gaiman on Amazon.com, I ran across a list of popular pre-orders and lo and behold Christine Feehan and Berkley are going manga with Ms. Feehan’s popular Carpathian series with Dark Hunter hitting the … Continue reading

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Readers Need To Develop Some Book Ethics

I’m sure this topic will be one that resonates with many readers: the mistreatment of books. The impetus of my writing this topic was because recently I visited my local used bookstore and witnessed an “incident”. I had a lot of books to get … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade' by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon finds British solider, Lord John Grey trying to restore honor to his family’s good name that stems from a seventeen year old scandal. When a page from his father’s missing journal turns up, it manages … Continue reading

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Ebook Review: Calvary Wife by Donna Dalton

Calvary Wife by Donna Dalton is an ebook that is currently a bestseller at Fictionwise. I fell in love with the cover and was hoping this would be a good story. What I got was a formulaic romance that bored me to tears.  Here is … Continue reading

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Deborah Smith Offers Readers Excerpts of her Upcoming Book

Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith is a contemporary romance that is published by BelleBooks with a release date of November 2007. Here is the book’s description: Kara Whittenbrook is an unlikely heiress. Down-to-earth and lovably quirky, she’s never fit in with the stodgy Whittenbrook clan … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Die For Me by Karen Rose

Die for Me by Karen Rose is her 8th romantic suspense novel set primarily in Philadelphia. Are you looking for edge of your seat romantic suspense? Then look no further than Karen Rose latest novel. I read it in one sitting.  Here is … Continue reading

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REVIEW:The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson

The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, volume#1 contains issue 1 to 6. The series started in 2006 and is ongoing. The publisher that released The Boys, Wildstorm an imprint of DC Comics, dropped the series after six issues … Continue reading

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