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Thank you, Cara Hoffman (Be Safe I Love You)

Sometimes, readers get the opportunity to embrace a book so powerful and moving that it literally leaves them speechless. Typically, I can explain my feelings about things quite easily.  That is, until I read Cara Hoffman’s Be Safe I Love You. First, I should give you the premise. Be Safe I Love You is about […]

Introducing: Mother & Son Book Club

One of the many ways my son & I connect is through books. While he goes through phases when he’s lost interest in reading, when he does discover a book he’s loved I’m the first one to know.  This is something I want to nurture: the relationship he and I have together surrounding books.  In […]

BEA Bound: The Best of Jenn’s Bookshelves

Tuesday I will be heading to New York City for Book Expo America, the biggest publishing conference/exposition in North America. Wednesday, I will be participating in BEA Bloggers Conference. Specifically, I will be on a panel discussing how blogging, a typically online behavior and experience, has spread offline, offering me numerous opportunities and experiences. These […]

Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 30, 2013) ISBN-10: 0345532740 Source: Big Honcho Media Three years ago, Franny Banks gave herself a deadline. By the end of the deadline, if she hadn’t yet made it on Broadway she would go back home. Six months are now left and she has yet to meet this […]

Kobo Aura HD: Product Review

When I was contacted by Kobo to review their newest eReader, the Aura HD, I gladly accepted the offer. While I am not presently looking for an eReader for myself, several close friends and acquaintances are on the search for a basic eReader and, in order to keep up-to-date on current eReader trends, I saw […]

Update your Feeds!

This is a sticky post. Please scroll down to see new content. After years of frustration and indications that Google will no longer support/run Feedburner, I took a leap and moved to FeedBlitz, a fee-based service. Please be sure to update your feed to this address:  http://feeds.feedblitz.com/feedburner/jennsbookshelves.  Clicking on this link will also allow you […]

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Atria (April 26, 2011) ISBN-10: 1439192316 Source: Publisher   “R”, as the reader knows him, is a young man with a bit of an identity problem. You see, he’s dead. Or technically, undead. A zombie.  Wait, wait…come back.  This isn’t your typical zombie novel.  “R”, and the others like him, aren’t […]

Review: The Kensei by Jon F. Merz

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; Original edition (January 18, 2011) ISBN-10: 0312662238 Source: Author We meet Lawson, a vampire, in Japan where he’s gone for a bit of recovery & training.  Not only is Lawson a vampire, he’s also a Fixer, a member of an elite group that keeps the balance between the […]

Merry Christmas 2010!

It’s been a relatively calm Christmas Eve in our house, comparatively! I wanted to do a quick post to thank you all for a wonderful year! One of my husband’s coworkers gave him this gorgeous Lego ornament for Christmas. I simply had to share it with you all, as well as instructions on how to […]

Announcing: A Multitude of Giveaway Winners

I apologize for my delay in announcing these winners. My oldest had the flu last week, we had a bunch of stuff delivered to our house this weekend. I’m in much need of a rest. Ok, enough of the complaining! You came here for winners, not whiners! Without further ado… The winners of the Monstrumologist […]