Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Tales of the Beetle Bard by JK Rowling On Sale Dec 4th

JK Rowling will publish her story of “wizarding fairy tales” with plans to donate all monies to the Children’s Voice campaign. The Tales of the Beetle Bard was supposedly mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. It was a … Continue reading

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Reader's Corner: Blogging

I’ve been blogging for probably a little more than 3 years. I started with Blogger (very limiting platform) and eventually moved to WordPress (thanks to Maili) and have relatively enjoyed blogging for the most part. Obviously, blogging is not for … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Trailer

Enjoy. There’s a 15 second ad (I think you can skip) that starts before the trailer. Looks freaking good too.

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Biography of Obama and McCain to be Written in Graphic Novel Format

Presidential nominees Barrack Obama and John McCain will get their biographies told through art, well, graphic novels. The publisher IDW who published 30 Days of Night, will be “sticking to the facts” and have worked on this project independently. IOW, … Continue reading

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Amazon Vine Program and Customer Reviews

I saw that Chelsea Cain’s upcoming book, Sweetheart, has like 15 customer reviews up already. The book isn’t due out for another month. I hadn’t seen that before (the customer reviews on pre-ordered books) but I am aware that this … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain

Heart Sick (2007) by Chelsea Cain opens with a grisly flashback of Gretchen Lowell, hammering nails into the chest of the lead detective of the Beauty Killer Task force. For ten years the task force had been tracking down a … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Clone Wars 8.15.08

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Book Trailer for Chelsea Cain's Hardcover "Sweetheart"

I really like this book trailer for the sequel to Heartsick, Sweetheart, that is due in stores 9.2.08. The trailer is suspenseful and a great teaser of what is to come. I am really excited about this author and her … Continue reading

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Avidbookreader Catches Up with Fantasy Writer, Patricia Briggs

My first Patricia Briggs novel was Moon Called (2006), the first book in her urban fantasy series featuring VW mechanic and shape shifter, Mercy Thompson. I went on to read and enjoy her Hurog duology – Dragon Bones and Dragon … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews of My iPhone Apps

It’s Sunday and I have nothing else to blog about so I thought I’d share my experiences with my phone since downloading the 2.0 firmware and telling you what apps I put on my phone. First off – I am … Continue reading

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Winners of Cry Wolf Reader Contest

Winners are RobinF, LauraD, Popin and Janice. Please email me at avidbookreader 36 [at] gmail dot com and I will mail your book out to you as soon as possible. Thanks to everybody who participated and guessed. Just for the … Continue reading

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