Bitter is the New Black
by Jen Lancaster
. The complete title of this book is: …
Added by missyjkl on September 17, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The first thing that drew me to the book, A Month of Summer
, by Lisa Wingate
was the cover. I mean look at it...this is a fantastic cover! I was browsing at Barnes & Noble and was… Continue
Added by missyjkl on September 17, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Here is another contest, that is connected around My Friend's Amy's Book Blog Appreciation Week.
What a week it is going to be. Here is another contest I learned about today.Now, it is up to three. This is going to be a busy week. I used to say, so many books, not enough time. Or so many blogs not enought time. Now here is the winner, so many book blogging contests, not enough time. I feel sorry for all of you have small children. It is easy to get wrapped up in all this. I feel sorry for… Continue
Added by Susan on September 15, 2008 at 5:56pm —
Here is a contest that can't be beat. Bethany at B&B exlibres is having a drawing for the book Matrimony. The drawing will be on September 22nd. This a great time for this drawing.
Because of the Book Appreciation Week. He has nice things to say.
You can read what he has to say about book clubs over at Books on the Brain.
You want to talk about dedicated you must read what his daughter and him were talking about
when it deals with book clubs. Also when I visited books on… Continue
Added by Susan on September 15, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Another book that I "claimed" from www.minibookexpo.com
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne has a strong voice. The narrator, Oliver, a 15 year old boy in Swansea Wales, only child of an eccentric couple having marital troubles, has an interesting outlook on the world and his life. Throughout a coming of age year in his life, we hear of his interactions with his school mates, his parents and the girl who he has his first sexual encounter with.
Oliver is very concerned with his parent’s… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on September 15, 2008 at 5:24pm —
Spent four LOVELY days in Seattle. (See my new profile picture, that's on the ferry to Bainbridge Island!)
Am catching up on everything now. Feel free to bug me if what I said I would send you hasn't arrived!
Added by Miriam Parker on September 15, 2008 at 2:08pm —
Added by Chayenne on September 15, 2008 at 12:38am —
As one who absolutely devoured Katherine Neville's The Eight (back when I was in high school), I was floored when an unexpected copy of The Fire arrived on my doorstep. Thrilled, really, yet I couldn't imagine how she could possibly pull off a book as complex and riveting as The Eight.
Even if you have never read The Eight, the plot of The Fire grabs you from the first chapter. Alexandra, a genius twelve year old chess player, has arrived in Russia with her father for a tournament.… Continue
Added by Corinne on September 14, 2008 at 9:19pm —
A book "claimed" from www.minibookexpo.com
Tiger, Tiger by Galaxy Craze is enthralling. The minute that May speaks of her life with her family, you are pulled into this consciousness of teen confusion and vulnerability. She has spent the majority of her life being blown around by the whims of her flakey mother who is always in search of her own fulfillment. She promises happiness for May and her brother Eden through every move away from home but continually comes up empty. The latest move… Continue
Added by Tamara Baff on September 14, 2008 at 8:30pm —
My first blog on Book Blogs! I'm still not sure what I am going to do here. I have been focusing on my first, and primary, blog Reading In Appalachia
and it takes so much of my time. I thought about just re-posting those blogs here on Book Blogs but I really want to use this forum to do something different. I haven't come up with any ideas yet- of course it will have to be book related. Until I figure it out I will probably be posting… Continue
Added by Shawnee on September 14, 2008 at 3:13pm —
by Anita Shreve is a gripping tale that explores the way that so many lives can be changed by one simple action. The University of Vermont is doing research on adolescent males and alcohol, so they investigate a sex scandal that rocked a prep school and it’s surrounding community two years previous. The University conducts interviews with as many of the involved people as possible, so the story is told from many different perspectives. The deeper they delve, the more the reader… Continue
Added by Bermudaonion on September 14, 2008 at 3:11pm —
We had our book club meeting for the first time at Barnes and Noble.
It was convenient and everyone seemed to like it there.
All of us agreed to meet here again on October 22nd at 1P.M.
We had some business, and then some more business and then it was back to
The BOOK CLUB
We decided on a few things, do you remember, how crazy last year was with us. Participating in gift wrapping?? If you do, then you would agree that it is… Continue
Added by Susan on September 14, 2008 at 12:00am —
Bookclubgirl.com has agreed to help promote my Jewish book blog. Jen has agreed to give me a few copies of Diana Spechler new novel, Who By Fire. The giveaway contest will take place in conjuction with book club girl's blog talk radio.
Further details will follow.
You can visit her website here and visit Harpercollins here
Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister Alena, an incident for which Ash… Continue
Added by Susan on September 13, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Hot off the press!
Book One: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. This is a must “check out” if you like solving mysteries. It even has it’s own website
, 39 Clues, which you definitely want to check out, as well. This is just the first in the series with 9 more books to come, all written by popular authors. We’ll be featuring this in our Scholastic Book Fair, September 12 - 19, 2008, along with lots of other… Continue
Added by Brenda Branson on September 13, 2008 at 12:24pm —
On Monday (Sept. 15th), I have been asked to come speak to the Friends of the Library at a local library about what I do (I'm a blogging book reviewer). It was through telling someone about the book reviews and how Christian Fiction has grown by leaps and bounds and is so fabulous these days that they found me.
It is my thought to make this a good introduction to why I (and so many other people) write book reviews and post them all over the internet for people to find. I would like… Continue
Added by Margaret on September 12, 2008 at 12:18pm —
I just wanted to drop a few lines to let my friends here know that I have an interview up with the author of Black Magic Woman, Justin Gustainis at my review blog
and there's a contest to win a signed copy of his book! Pop on over and leave a comment to be entered.
I hope everyone is having a lovely shift into early autumn and doing well.
Added by Judi - Sidhe Vicious on September 12, 2008 at 8:13am —
What do a trigger-happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer, an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly, and a dead man with his feet in a camp stove have in common?
What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires, a policeman who has an historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky, and an entire family dedicated to a variety of deceased authors?
Where can you find a war hero named Termite with a long… Continue
Added by Book Zombie on September 11, 2008 at 1:00am —
Burned-out private detective and self-styled sh*t magnet Michael McGill needed a wake-up call to jump-start his dead career. What he got was a virtual cattle prod to the crotch, in the form of an impossible assignment delivered directly from the president's heroin-addict chief of staff. It seems the Constitution of the United States has some skeletons in its closet: the Founding Fathers doubted that the document would be able to stave off human nature… Continue
Added by Book Zombie on September 10, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Loving Healing Press (July 16, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, whe she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty.
Two distinct… Continue
Added by Tracee on September 10, 2008 at 11:16am —
Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man in his family. He carefully watches over his willful little sister, Jemima, and his mother, Hannah. When Hannah becomes convinced that their estranged father is stalking them, the family flees London and heads for Rome, where Hannah lived happily as a young woman. For Lawrence, fascinated by stories of popes and emperors, Rome is an adventure. Though they are short of money, and move from home to home, staying with his mother's… Continue
Added by Book Zombie on September 10, 2008 at 1:00am —