April 26, 2011

A Feline Jinx • Tiger's Curse

A Feline Jinx • Tiger's Curse
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck Series: The Tiger Saga #1 Publisher: Sterling Publishing Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white ti…

Practical Wisdom • The Last Lecture

Practical Wisdom • The Last Lecture
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (with Jeffrey Zaslow) Publisher: Hyperion Books Publication Date: April 8, 2008 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover Professors are asked to give talks known as "the last lecture" - they contemplate their death and think about what's important to them. When R…

April 25, 2011

With Love, Dear Heart • Love in the Afternoon

With Love, Dear Heart • Love in the Afternoon
Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas Series: The Hathaways #5 Previous Books: Mine Till Midnight , Seduce Me at Sunrise , Tempt Me at Twilight + Married by Morning Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication Date: January 1, 2010 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover Beatrix Hathaway has always been more co…

Vision of Love • Married by Morning

Vision of Love • Married by Morning
Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas Series: The Hathaways #4 Previous Books:  Mine Till Midnight ,  Seduce Me at Sunrise  +  Tempt Me at Twilight Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication Date: January 1, 2010 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover Catherine Marks is a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters, …

Tale of a Djinni • The Amulet of Samarkand

Tale of a Djinni • The Amulet of Samarkand
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy #1 Publisher: Doubleday Publication Date: September 30, 2003 Source/Format: Borrowed from Macky || e-book Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice. When he is humiliated by the famous wizard Simon Lovelace, he seeks revenge…

April 24, 2011

Aliens by Number • I Am Number Four

Aliens by Number • I Am Number Four
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Series: The Lorien Legacies #1 Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: August 3, 2010 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover In the beginning, they were a group of nine - nine aliens who left the planet Lorien when it was attached by the evil Mogadorian. The nine scatte…

In the Blink of an Eye • Just Like That

In the Blink of an Eye • Just Like That
Just Like That by Marsha Qualey Publisher: Dial Books Publication Date: May 19, 2005 Source/Format:  Borrowed (Thanks Jaymee! ) || Hardcover One day, Hanna has a long-term boyfriend; the next she realizes she doesn’t have strong feelings for him and they break up. One day, Hanna trusts her two best frie…

Fashion Aspirations • Poseur

Fashion Aspirations • Poseur
Poseur by  Rachel Maude Series: The Poseur Series #1 Publisher: Poppy Publication Date: January 1, 2008 Source/Format:  Borrowed ( Thanks Jaymee! )  || Paperback Charlotte Beverwil, Janie Farrish, Melissa Moon, and Petra Greene attend exclusive Winston Prep in the Hollywood Hills. And that's all they h…

April 23, 2011

Midnight Adventures and Bicycle Rides • Along for the Ride

Midnight Adventures and Bicycle Rides • Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Publication Date: June 16, 2009 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover Ever since her parents’ divorce, since they started fighting really, Auden hasn't been able to sleep at night. She winds up spending the summer with her dad and his new f…

Food + Friendship • Girls Dinner Club

Food + Friendship • Girls Dinner Club
Girls Dinner Club  by  Jessie Elliot Publisher: Harper Teen Publication Date: June 24, 2005 Source/Format: Borrowed ( Thanks Jaymee! ) || Hardcover The love of Junie's life for the past year is suddenly acting like a crazed puppy. Celia's dad has found the most ridiculous woman in all of Manhattan…

Behind the Scenes • Secrets of the Model Dorm

Behind the Scenes • Secrets of the Model Dorm
Secrets of the Model Dorm by Amanda Kerlin (and Phil Oh) Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: January 2, 2007 Source/Format: Borrowed ( Thanks Jaymee! ) || Hardcover Eighteen-year-old Heather Johnston knows she has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she is signed by a premiere New York …

April 22, 2011

Keep Up the Good Fight • Linger

Keep Up the Good Fight • Linger
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2 Previous Book: Shiver Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: July 13, 2010 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover Sam and Grace are fighting to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about h…

Book Blogger Hop (1)

Book Blogger Hop (1)
This week's question comes from Christina who blogs at  The Paperback Princesses . If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author? My answer to this question is a definitive YES.  I usually end up loving a book because the author manages to connect with me on that pe…

Watch + Learn (+ Buy) • Life Lessons Learned While Shopping

Watch + Learn (+ Buy) • Life Lessons Learned While Shopping
Life Lessons Learned While Shopping by Amanda Ford ( Alternate Title: Retail Therapy) Publisher: Conari Press Publication Date: September 15, 2002 Source/Format: Borrowed (Thanks Jaymee! ) || Hardcover Life Lessons Learned While Shopping explains how the skills you need for a successful shopping expediti…

April 21, 2011

Love of All Kinds • Love Walked In

Love of All Kinds • Love Walked In
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos Publisher: Plume Publication Date: November 28, 2006 Source/Format:  Bought || Paperback When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, eleven-year-old Clare Hobbes …

April 20, 2011

Hoedown, Olympian Throwdown: New York Edition • The Last Olympian

 Hoedown, Olympian Throwdown: New York Edition • The Last Olympian
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Series:  Percy Jackson & The Olympians #5 Previous Books: The Lightning Thief , The Sea of Monsters , The Titan's Curse + The Battle of the Labyrinth Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Publication Date: May 5, 2009 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover All year the half-b…

A-Maze-ing Feats • The Battle of the Labyrinth

A-Maze-ing Feats • The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Series:  Percy Jackson & The Olympians #4 Previous Books:  The Lightning Thief ,  The Sea of Monsters  + The Titan's Curse Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Publication Date: March 6, 2008 Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover Percy Jackson's fourth summer a…

Love Gods, Will Travel • The Titan's Curse

Love Gods, Will Travel • The Titan's Curse
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3 Previous Books: The Lightning Thief + The Sea of Monsters Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Publication Date: May 5, 2007 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been…

BROTP The Adventure, Fleece Out! • The Sea of Monsters

BROTP The Adventure, Fleece Out! • The Sea of Monsters
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Series:  Percy Jackson & The Olympians #2 Previous Book: The Lightning Thief Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Publication Date: April 1, 2006 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jack…

Because Destiny Gave Me That Sword • The Lightning Thief

Because Destiny Gave Me That Sword • The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and The Olympians #1 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Publication Date: April 1, 2006 Source/Format:  Bought || Hardcover After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-yea…

April 19, 2011

Hear Her Roar • Lioness Rampant

Hear Her Roar • Lioness Rampant
Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce Series:  Song of the Lioness #4 Previous Books: Alanna: The First Adventure , In the Hand of the Goddess + The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 6, 2005 Source/Format: Borrowed from Macky || e-book Alanna of Trebond has become the f…

Desert Adventures • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Desert Adventures • The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce Series:  Song of the Lioness #3 Previous Books: Alanna: The First Adventure + In the Hand of the Goddess Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 6, 2005 Source/Format:  Borrowed from Macky || e-book Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure i…

Guided by Fate • In the Hand of the Goddess

Guided by Fate • In the Hand of the Goddess
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce Series:  Song of the Lioness #2 Previous Books: Alanna: The First Adventure Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 6, 2005 Source/Format:  Borrowed from Macky || e-book Still disguised as a boy, Alanna becomes a squire to none other than the prince of …

April 18, 2011

A Warrior's Heart • Alanna: The First Adventure

A Warrior's Heart • Alanna: The First Adventure
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness #1 Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 6, 2005 Source/Format: Borrowed from Macky || e-book Alanna knows she isn't meant to become some proper lady cloistered in a convent. Instead, she wants to be a great warrior …

April 17, 2011

Shopping for Infants • Mini Shopaholic

Shopping for Infants • Mini Shopaholic
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Series: Shopaholic #6 Previous Books: Confessions of a Shopaholic , Shopaholic Takes Manhattan , Shopaholic Ties the Knot , Shopaholic and Sister , Shopaholic and Baby Publisher: Dial Press Publication Date:  September 21, 2010 Source/Format: Borrowed || e-book Becky Brandon…