A Basic Overview
This book tells the story of Perry L. Crandall. (His grandmother tells him the L stands for "Lucky.") Perry has an IQ of 76 -- but he'll be the first to tell you that he "is not retarded." However, much of the world treats his as such. Most of his family has abandoned him except for his grandparents, who raise him. After the death of his grandfather, Perry lives with his grandmother, who does her best to teach him ways to protect himself--spend half, save half; write… Continue
Added by Jenners on February 3, 2009 at 10:42pm —
Gods Behaving Badly can best be described as a rollicking, irreverent, bawdy romp! The poor Greek gods of Olympus have fallen on hard times because some upstart named Jesus has kind of cornered the market on believers. Living in dilapidated house in London, the gods are forced to take *gasp* actual jobs that are quite beneath them -- Aphrodite (goddess of beauty) works as a phone sex operator, Artemis (goddess of hunting) is a professional dog walker, and Apollo (god of the… Continue
Added by Jenners on February 3, 2009 at 10:40pm —
Back with another adventure is Eloise Kelly, “historian extraordinaire”, in her sophomore novel The Masque of the Black Tulip. Eloise is off to find out more about the elusive Pink Carnation, England’s premier spy during the Napoleonic Wars. The Pink Carnation’s identity had remained a mystery until Eloise discovered the identity in our first adventure together, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Eloise is… Continue
Added by Meredith on February 3, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I Already Know I Love You
by Billy Crystal
Yes, it’s by that Billy Crystal. This book is a recitation by a grandfather to his unborn grandchild about… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on February 3, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Just thrilled that I have actually finished a book. It was good and did leave a cliff hanger at the end so now I will have to get the next one in the series. I have a sense of accomplishment since I have finished this book with out starting a new one in between just makes me feel good. Now since I do not have the next one in the series I will be going through the pile of books I buy and put aside to read "eventually" but no more putting off I will be reading machine.
Added by Lauren on February 3, 2009 at 1:45pm —
I am almost done The Awakening. It was definately worth reading for me at least. Its about a Water Witch who is on a mission to save the human race. She needs the help of one good looking god to help her. Of course she finds him and they find each other irrisistable. She needs him to help her fight off demons and vampires who are terrorizing the humans.For most of the book he refuses to help but eventually lets her know his story and its not because he does'nt want to but it's because… Continue
Added by Lauren on February 3, 2009 at 1:39pm —
I'm hosting my firstever giveaway on my blog from Feb 3-13th. Head on over to http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com
Added by Marta Hoelscher on February 3, 2009 at 9:29am —
Dad’s Own Housekeeping Book
by David Bowers
The idea of a housekeeping book written just for dads… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on February 2, 2009 at 8:51pm —
This is the story of the Blood Orphans The Blood Orphans are a rock band in serious decline. At one time they had it all and were on the road to rock and roll stardom. Then they had one horrible review and everything went south from there.
The book highlights their very last day on their last tour as they are getting ready to perform at a small venue in Amsterdam. We get introduced to Christian turned Buddhist lead singer Shane who can't stop preaching from the stage, drummer Darlo the son… Continue
Added by Marta Hoelscher on February 2, 2009 at 8:00pm —
With the success of Twilight
, Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Bloods
and Neil's Graveyard Book
I've found myself perusing the YA section more frequently and found there among the shelves some wondrously magical new series.
Mortal Instruments trilogy
begins with City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
If you like Harry Potter you should try this magical YA series featuring Clary and The Shadowhunters, a race of… Continue
Added by Lorri Amsden on February 2, 2009 at 11:44am —
Stop by for a visit if you get the chance. All comments are appreciated.
Hope to see you there!
Added by Margay Justice on February 2, 2009 at 10:38am —
Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
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Added by Cathy Bryant on February 2, 2009 at 9:53am —
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (February 2, 2009)
This book is another great thriller from James Patterson. A cold-hearted killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking out the rich and the obnoxious people of New York City. As one body after another turns up murdered and a city is up in arms, Bennett has to deal with a flu epidemic among… Continue
Added by Marta Hoelscher on February 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
This book offers a step by step tool on how to take off the pounds without rushing your body. Dr. Gott encourages balancing your diet with exercise, addresses the challenges of eating out and provides strageries for making smart choices while at home, work or out on the town. The amount of food options presented along with recipes makes this book a winner.
Added by Catherine Klosterman on February 1, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Last year, something amazingly delightful happened to me. I was having a pedicure at a local shop, and was flipping through a magazine when I read this small column on "Petitie Anglaise". The article was about 2 inches long and it included a picture of the book cover which caught my eye. ( YOu would think there's nothing amazing about reading a magazine whilst having a pedicure, but the thing is I almost never do. I normally bring a book along… Continue
Added by Andrea Ban on February 1, 2009 at 11:05am —
I just signed up for Twitter this weekend. My username is imlostinbooks. If you run a book blog and sign up to follow me, I will return the favor!
Added by Rebecca on February 1, 2009 at 9:28am —
The Sunday Salon post is up now. Please visit, read, and leave your thoughts in the comments section! :)
Added by Rebecca on February 1, 2009 at 9:27am —
One of the things that surprised me most about this book was the differing opinions of its readers. I'm coming to realize that you either love it or hate it. Personally, I LOVED it. It's a different kind of book than I generally read. It has a mysterious gothic element that I don't know if I'd call 'fantasy', but there is a certain 'make believe' feel to it. That was part of the appeal for me. However, I've read many reviews that, in my opinion, took the book too seriously and picked the plot… Continue
Added by Lisa @ Southern Girl Reads on February 1, 2009 at 8:18am —