Category: Books

Book Report: Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie Released: November 2010 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at… Continue Reading “Book Report: Matched by Ally Condie”

Book Report: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Last Survivors #1) Released: October 2006 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis:Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should… Continue Reading “Book Report: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer”

Book Report: Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Shakespeare: the World as Stage by Bill Bryson Released: November 2007 Publisher: Harper Collins Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: At first glance, Bill Bryson seems an odd choice to write this addition to the Eminent Lives series. The author of ‘The Life and Times… Continue Reading “Book Report: Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson”

Quality over Quantity

What would you prefer: reading your favorite books over and over again until you get sick of it or reading hundreds of mediocre books? And why? This is an easy answer! I’d rather read my favorite books over and over again until I get… Continue Reading “Quality over Quantity”

Book Report: Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes by P.H.C. Marchesi

Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes Released: March 2011 Publisher: Createspace Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Shelby Kitt never gets lost. Shauna, his sister, never gets sick. As far as most people are concerned, the inseparable Kitt twins are odd 13-year-olds. No… Continue Reading “Book Report: Shelby and Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes by P.H.C. Marchesi”

Book Report: 13 Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

13 Days to Midnight Released: April 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its… Continue Reading “Book Report: 13 Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman”

Book Report: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel Released: October 2011 Publisher: Del Ray Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora… Continue Reading “Book Report: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel”

Book Report: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (The Hollows #1) Released: October 2010 Publisher: Self Published Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: “This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.” Nineteen-year-old Remy King… Continue Reading “Book Report: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking”

Book Report: Wings by Aprilynn Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Laurel #1) Released: May 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on… Continue Reading “Book Report: Wings by Aprilynn Pike”

Top Ten Books I Read in 2011 (er…Top 8)

1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel I haven’t posted a review of this book, but expect one soon. I think this book goes down as my favorite book of the year. It’s got so many things I love– strong female characters, steampunk themes, political unrest,… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books I Read in 2011 (er…Top 8)”