Monthly Archives: September, 2010

Review: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (August 24, 2010) ISBN-10: 0060835214 Source: Personal copy Yesterday, I reviewed Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a collection of folklore collected by Alvin Schwartz. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a continuation of this series.  As in the first book, Schwartz […]

Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

In honor of Banned Books Week, I decided to post this review of Scary Stories 3 earlier than I had planned. Why, you may ask?  Well, this series of books is on the list of most frequently challenged books between 1990 and 1999.  So, to celebrate this series and to serve as a little teaser […]

A Wonderfully Bookish Weekend-Part Two!

This past weekend I had the luxury of participating in two outstanding book festivals!  Earlier, I posted about the National Book Festival. On Sunday, after sleeping in for just a few extra hours, the J Crew (my husband, John, and my boys John-John & Justin) drove up to Baltimore for the Baltimore Book Festival. My […]

A Wonderfully Bookish Weekend-Part One!

Living in the DC metro has it’s perks, two being the National Book Festival and the Baltimore Book Festival, all in one weekend! On Saturday morning I joined a good friend of mine, alone with her daughter & friend, and attended the National Book Festival on the Mall with 150,000 book lovers.  The weather was […]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

        It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World […]

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? Book Event

This Sunday, the entire J Crew (my husband, John, & my boys Justin & John) trudged down to our favorite independent children’s book store, Hooray for Books! in Old Town Alexandria.  The purpose of our visit? To attend the Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?  book event.  Justin is a huge fan of the book, […]

Review: Leaving Before It’s Over by Jean Reynolds Page

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Avon A (August 10, 2010) ISBN-10: 0061876925 Source: Publisher Roy Vines and his wife Rosalind, like the rest of the residents of the rural North Carolina town in which they lived, have hit upon rough times. Rosalind is experiencing health problems and they don’t have the money to seek the medical […]

Teaser Tuesday: Leaving Before Its Over by Jean Reynolds Page

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give […]

Announcing the Winner of the BBAW ARC Prize Pack!

  Congratulations, Amber! I’ll pack up the books and send them out to you this weekend! Enjoy!

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008) ISBN-10: 0440240999 Source: Publisher In the second of Moning’s Mackayla Lane series, Mackayla (Mac) is settling down into her new life in Dublin. She now works for Barron’s bookstore by day, and by night continues her hunt to avenge her sister’s death by […]