Monthly Archives: January 2009

Coming Soon…

Forget the cover, it’s what’s inside that counts. I am a unabashed fan of this author and I cannot wait to read this book. Corambis is the fourth book in The Doctorine of Labyrinths series and it comes after Melusine, … Continue reading

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Washington Post Cuts Costs By Eliminating Stand-Alone Book Reviews

Do you read the Washington Post regularly? Then please note: the weekly Book World section in the Sunday paper is being eliminated because of hard economic times. According to the article, it was one of the few newspapers that had … Continue reading

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DNF REVIEW: A Soldier's Homecoming by Rachel Lee

If you don’t like reviews of half-finished books (in this case up to chapter 7) then don’t read any further. Moving on. Picking a category book for this month’s challenge gave me a couple of false starts, the first one … Continue reading

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Iowans Don't Play When It Comes to Their Library Books

This is interesting and stretches the bounds of incredulity. A woman in Iowa was arrested for failing to return a library book that is valued at $13.95. Library employees stated that they tried to contact the woman but to no … Continue reading

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Obama's Speeches Utilized As Language Learning Tool in Japan

Barack Obama’s speeches are selling like crazy in Japan. The book, titled, The Speeches of Barack Obama, has sold over 400,000 copies over there, exceeding the sales of any other foreign text. Why the surge in sales? Many are using … Continue reading

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Patricia Briggs 'Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson Novel)' Book Tour

So you’re waiting for the next Patricia Biggs book, BONE CROSSED, eh? Why don’t you go meet her in person and get your own copy personally signed by the author herself. Check out the book tour schedule below and see … Continue reading

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The End of the Book Culture…Or Is It?

I heard about this article that Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry did via CNN. As I was driving home from work, it was mentioned that Mr. McMurtry feels that this generation of kids are more interested … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Shaken and Stirred' by Kathleen O'Reilly

Shaken and Stirred by Kathleen O’Reilly (2008) is a Harlequin Blaze and the first entry in the Those Sexy O’Sullivans series. “Shaken and Stirred” features a friends to lover’s theme and the conflict? A woman’s desperate need for independence. Tessa … Continue reading

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Monday 'Net News

No manga review today but look for it NEXT Monday and it will be SLAM DUNK by Takehiko Inoue. I am too busy reading my category romance for this month’s challenge and am trying to finish it today. I had … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Spacetime Pool' by Catherine Asaro (Analog Novella)

The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro (2008) is a novella from Analog (sci-fi magazine). The story uses the Riemann sheet to explain the portal between alternate universes. The story also contains hostile raiders, a family feud and a prophesy. The … Continue reading

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Reminder, TBR Challenge 2009 Starts Jan 21st

Reminder: our first TBR Challenge starts Jan 21, 2009. The theme for this month’s challenge is a category read and if you don’t feel like reading catagories, just grab another book out of your TBR pile that is dated 2007 … Continue reading

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