Friday, November 30, 2007
The second book is called Magic Study, and follows Yelena's journey to find her family...I'm not going to say anything more, because if I do, I'll give away spoilers from Poison Study. But, the third book, Fire Study, is coming out soon, and looks to be just as good as the previous ones.
I really hope you will check these books out, because they are really some of my favorite books ever.
Stay tuned for some important announcements early next week!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Hey guys. Thanks for sticking with us throughout the switch, it means a lot to me. I'm Tirzah, and today I want to spotlight the Gaslight Mysteries, written by Victoria Thompson.
They're set in late 19th century New York City, and center around Sarah Brandt, socialite turned midwife, and her friend, Detective Frank Malloy. In a time when the NYPD is as corrupt as they come and no decent person would associate them, much less expect them to solve a case without some sort of monetary motivation, Sarah Brandt befriends Frank, determined that she can help him solve the more perplexing of New York City's crimes. Frank isn't so keen, but soon learns that however annoying or exasperating she may be, she really is quite invaluable.
The series really isn't geared towards young adults, but it's fascinating nonetheless. While the fourth book may seem to drag slightly, and there is some name dropping (Sarah's parents are long time friends with the Roosevelts) this is a fast paced and riveting series that you won't regret getting into.
The books are as followed:
Murder on Astor Place
Murder on St. Mark''s Place
Murder on Gramercy Park
Murder on Washington Square
Murder on Mulberry Bend
Murder on Marble Row
Murder on Lenox Hill
Murder in Little Italy
Murder in Chinatown
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Cherry Heaven, companion to The Diary of Pelly D., continues the tale of the war torn planet ten years after where Pelly left off. This time, it's in the New Frontier, home of the OHA, peace, and prosperity.
But to Kat J., something's just not right. No one will talk about her new home's previous owners, and who is this mysterious Oklear F, and what did he do that is so unspeakable, people still shudder about it ten years later? Is racism really as nonexistent as people would like to think? Is everything really as heavenly as it seems?
I had a little trouble getting into this one, but once I did, I had to keep reading. It just sucks you in. The ideas and customs are drastically different from what we're used to, so it was definitely fascinating. My friend tells me that The Diary of Pelly D isn't necessary to understand the plot, but it may be helpful. she also warns that it too is a little hard to get into, but very much worth reading.
HarperCollins is publishing a hardcover edition that is due to come out February 5, 2008, but from the looks of it, it seems that a paperback edition by a different publisher is out already. The picture shown is from that cover. I may be mistaken, but I believe that would be LJ Adlington's UK publisher.
Either way, check out the series. It's a real different one from many out there, and reminded me a lot of the Holocaust.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This was an amazing book. Very eye opening. As absurd as it seems at first, I can't help but wonder if this might one day be suggested in order to keep peace. Everyone should read this one.
Note: I'm having a little trouble uploading the cover image, so hang with me until I figure it out.
Monday, November 26, 2007
If you missed out this time, don't worry, I'll be having more contests soon. Keep your eyes open for something new.
Okay, time for a survey! In order to improve this site, I want to know a few things....
1. What genres of books to you read?
2. How often do you buy books, and if so, where?
3. Would you be interested in such things as guest bloggers, author interviews, etc?
Just email or comment me with your answers. Your feedback very, very helpful.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Therefore, I'll leave you all with a little holiday fun to keep you busy until I'm up and running again. Author Maureen Johnson keeps an absolutely hilarious blog, so if you haven't already started, get reading! Even better are her books (The Key to the Golden Firebird, The Bermudez Triangle, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Girl at Sea, and Suite Scarlett, due out in May).
She uses Blogspot, so how can we NOT like her?
See you soon, in a new location and hopefully with books NOT still in boxes! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This will be the second to last book in Meg Cabot's wildly popular Princess Diaries series. As someone who has been there since the beginning, I sure hope that Mia goes through some changes that will actually stick til the next book. It seems she's stuck in this endless cycle. She acts immature, goes through a tough situation, hardens up and acts mature, book ends, and we're back at the beginning again.
Anyway, feel free to comment.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
BookSwim, established June 2006, is the first full-service membership-based online paperback and hardcover book rental library club allowing subscribers to rent books shipped directly to their door with no late fees and free shipping. The company is based in Monroe Township, NJ but offers book rental service nationwide ranging from hardcover new release novels to classics, nonfiction bestsellers to children’s books. Book club subscription plans range from under $15 to $36 per month and allow up to 11 books borrowed out at a time and returned in a pre-paid bag, but members are given the option to buy.
While a little pricey, it's a great alternative to buying all those books you'll never read more than once!http://www.bookswim.com/
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Check alagaesia.com for more info!
Author: Robin Wasserman
Summary: They've got brians, talent, a flexible code of ethics--and dossiers on everyone in the Harvard admissions office. But do they have what it takes to scam one burned-out slacker in the world's most elite freshmen class? Max Kin, Eric Roth, and Isaac Schwarzbaum are pretty sure they can get anyone into Harvard; in fact, they've got a twenty-five-thousand-dollar bet riding on it. Their plan is foolproof, their goals simple: Max wants cash, Eric wants justice, Schwarz just wants to get the girl.
How to win: Spread the word about this website! Post it on a blog, message boards, wherever! Then send me a link with your name and email address. Contest ends November 24, 2007 at 11:59 Eastern. Winners will be notified on or around November 25. Only one entry per person. Send all emails to email@example.com
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