Monthly Archives: March 2008

Manga Monday: Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino (vol.4)

I am somewhat of a new manga reader having discovered this genre a little more than a year ago. Just like my other genre books, I am dedicated to reading what I’ve bought. Some titles will be new, some titles … Continue reading

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Reader News: Mary Stewart Fan Site!

Yes, I love Mary Stewart but I haven’t read very many of her books. So, I am thrilled to have discovered that a couple of her fans have created a website devoted to her work. A very nice website, too. … Continue reading

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Book News: Take a Harry Potter Class

Harry Potter has made it to college. The professors who teach the course examine among other things, theology and the global impact these books have had across the globe. I bet this class is packed (with a waiting list a … Continue reading

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Author News: JK Rowling Had Suffered From Depression

Apparently, best-selling author, JK Rowling, told a student reporter a month ago, about her bouts with depression in her mid-20’s before the success of her Harry Potter books. She even had “suicidal thoughts” and did seek therapy and recovered. Are … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Sanctioned For Not Dispensing Morning After Pill

I am not writing this in order to instigate debate or the ethics of the situation. I am here to inform. Here is the case: a Wisconsin pharmacist refused to refill a customer’s prescription for birth control and even refused … Continue reading

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Romance Author, Karen Rose, Shifts from Softcover to Hardcover

RITA award winning author, Karen Rose next book, Scream for Me, makes her hardcover debut, publisher suggested price: $16.99, to be released May 13. I really enjoyed Ms. Rose last book, Die For Me, where art imitates life – literally. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian is book #3 in her Midnight Breed series, published 2007 by Dell. It is available in paperback and ebook at your favorite retailer. Despite the fact that I am essentially all paranormaled out – I … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Prime Minister's Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta

The Prime Minister’s Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta (Yaoi), published Jan 2008 by 801media.com. The cover is quite arresting, featuring two gorgeous young men – I had to buy it. Within those pages you have political suspense, international intrigue and … Continue reading

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Get Out Your Calendars!

First, I want to thank you guys for participating in this endeavor! We had a pretty good turn out despite the fact that we had a few people missing in action. Hopefully, they will be joining us next month. Contest … Continue reading

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TBR Day: Dancing With Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas

The following is a TBR Day review by fellow reader Sonia. Dancing with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas is copyright 2007 and is available in paperback and ebook at your favorite retailer. **** This month I read and finished Dancing … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 1) by Charlaine Harris, published in 2001, is the first book in the Southern Vampire mystery series. Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid from Bon Temps, Louisiana, narrates the story. Sookie has a gift: she … Continue reading

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