Italy...Shakespeare...but no romance?
Kate Sanderson decided to give up on love and never fall in love again. That was after her boyfriend, Jeremy, had called her to announce to her three things: he wanted to break up with her; he would like her to return the ring with the little ruby (which was nothing more than a chip), and that he was going to the prom with Ashley Lawson. The Ashley Lawson that was frivolous,flighty and… Continue
Added by Gina on December 23, 2008 at 7:30am —
Caitlin's sister, Cass, ran away on her sixteen birthday. Her parents were devastated and she tried to live up to her parents' expectation, casting herself as her perfect sister. She made the cheerleading team in an effort to divert her mother's sorrows. Then she met the good-looking Rogerson and was soon addicted to him. They hung out together daily and immersed themselves in each other's presence.
Rogerson's presence cause Caitlin… Continue
Added by Gina on December 23, 2008 at 7:00am —
See my review of Drood, by Dan Simmons here
Added by Laza on December 22, 2008 at 10:18pm —
Where does it say that book reviews have to be “rated”? We live in such a competitive world—is it fair to rate a single book using a 1-5 point system, with that point system not being consistently applied based upon some set of specific criteria?
With television, if we don’t like a television program, we simply go to another channel. Obviously, if something is on television, especially as a series, there have been a number of people who decided that this program met at least minimal… Continue
Added by Glenda A. Bixler on December 21, 2008 at 5:54pm —
Funny book! An ex mob hit man in the witness protection program is placed at a hospital as a doctor. It's viewed as his punishment for all the people that he'd killed while a part of the mob. The story is a 24 hour period where Dr. Brown is trying to save lives in the hospital while also trying to save his own. One of his patients recognizes him and Dr. Brown knows that his cover has been blown and that he will need to beat the reaper!
Added by Becky Workman on December 21, 2008 at 3:16pm —
Wow! December is just flying by. The cards have all been sent, the goodies have all been baked, and shopping is almost done. Like many, we've cut back this year, but The Book Connection
is filled to overflowing with tons of great guest posts from authors, book reviews, and more seasonal titles for you and your family to enjoy.
Here's some of what you'll find:
Read all about The Santa Letters
, For the… Continue
Added by Cheryl C. Malandrinos on December 20, 2008 at 11:11pm —
Imagine if you had witnessed something horrific.
Imagine if it happened to your friend.
And imagine if you hadn't done anything to help.
Logan had just moved house and entered a new school. He had moved for a reason. For an incident that had happened which he was involved. His mother constantly tried to tell people what had happened and ask for them to understand the situation. But it just became worse. His parents… Continue
Added by Gina on December 19, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Guys don't show their feelings, didn't mean that they don't have it.
Reed Walton was the dorky guy with thick glasses and braces until his friends next door, Ronnie and Lonnie, decided to give him a makeover. Take away those glasses and braces plus a girlfriend project, including a site for girls to be introduced to him with a couple of tips on how to ask girls out.
Reed didn't know it was so difficult to ask a girl… Continue
Added by Gina on December 19, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Lizzie Buckley has what appears to be a perfectly wonderful life: a lovely home, a handsome husband and two beautiful twin toddlers. But, as so often happens to tired young mothers, she suffers from exhaustion, some depression and a decreased desire for s*x. She writes an email to her sister, venting about her frustrations and, unfortunately, sends it to her husband by mistake.
What follows is a charming novel about life and love, and family and… Continue
Added by Holly on December 19, 2008 at 10:57pm —
This is the way the world ends.
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
All of a sudden, people started to disappear all together. All fifteen year olds and above were gone. Poof. Into thin air. Then disaster struck. No internet, no phones, no television. Stoves were left running. Babbies left to fend for themselves. Someone has to take over. Fast.
Then things changed rapidly. A forcefield surrounded the… Continue
Added by Gina on December 19, 2008 at 8:30am —
Ruby's cover was blown when the owner of the house found out that her mother had abandoned her. She had been living and working by her own without the presence of her mother for months. She thought that maybe she could keep the act up for until she was sixteen - legally free and independent.
Then she was made to be reunited with her older sister, Cora. Ruby had not expected to see her sister again since Cora had ran away from home in… Continue
Added by Gina on December 19, 2008 at 12:30am —
I've decided to host a graphic novels challenge at http://graphicnovelschallenge.blogspot.com/.
I know that Dewey hosted this challenge last year, and as far as I can tell no one else has decided to host a similar challenge. So until I hear different, I'm going with it! Please check it out. It is a really flexible challenge, so it will be good if you are unfamiliar with the genre or if you love it.
Added by Laza on December 18, 2008 at 9:27pm —
by William Elliott Hazelgrove
Dale Hammer is husband and father caught in the middle. He’s moved his family out to the suburbs in search of a better life, but everything seems to be going downhill. Dale is battling authority figures out to ruin him, from the cop who is convinced Dale has cut down the sign to his subdivision to a… Continue
Added by Steven at Book Dads on December 18, 2008 at 9:01pm —
Heyer does it again with this delightful tale of finding love when you least expect it. Young Kitty Charing finds herself in quite a pickle when she learns what her eccentric guardian has in store for her. The mean old goat has put a stipulation in his will that in order for her to inherit his fortune she must marry one of his great-nephews. Say what?! Well, that is just the most absurd thing she has ever heard and she means to take no part in it, except of course, to use it to her… Continue
Added by Amy Bruno on December 18, 2008 at 3:21pm —
Maree from Just Add Books
interviewed me about my recent reading of The Gargoyle written by Andrew Davidson.
- I've seen this book pop up on few book blogs lately, which is how I heard about it. How did you hear about it?
- I had seen some information about this book on the Random House/DoubleDay website and was really interested so when I had the chance to grab an ARC took… Continue
Added by Book Zombie on December 17, 2008 at 9:46am —
This is a must-have book for Harry Potter fans. On the other hand, anyone may read this book as it is a stand-alone from other Harry Potter series. This book consists of a collection of five imaginative wizarding tales, accompanied by some illustrations done by J.K. Rowling herself. The readers also get to read the wise Professor Albus Dumbledore's insightful thoughts through the commentary at the end of each story, including a few explanations of… Continue
Added by Melody on December 16, 2008 at 9:40pm —
Go to Allison's Attic
to see my review of Perfect on Paper!!!
I am having a book giveaway for Perfect on Paper too!! Go HERE
You have until next Sun Dec 21st to… Continue
Added by Allison on December 16, 2008 at 5:00pm —
One of the biggest dreams many authors and writers have is to see their book on a library shelf. Getting your published book(s) into libraries, including public, municipal, state, university, research, and private libraries can seem like a challenge. How do you accomplish your goals and reach your dreams of selling your books to libraries? Although there is no guarantee that a library or librarian will buy your book, there are several general rules and guidelines one can follow in maximizing… Continue
Added by Peter N. Jones on December 16, 2008 at 4:46pm —
Written in Blood
is a forensic handwriting mystery by Sheila Lowe. Claudia is a free lance handwriting examiner who is hired by a wealthy widow to determine if her deceased husband's signature on his will is genuine. The will is to… Continue
Added by Becky Workman on December 16, 2008 at 4:36pm —
I have read and reviewed this ARC copy of The Missing by Tim Gautreaux. You can see my review here
. Though I didn't enjoy the book, I'm sure that someone out there will!
Added by Becky Workman on December 16, 2008 at 10:30am —