Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner Read: April 23 – April 28, 2012 Other Information: Library book, hardcover, 374 pages, personal read Book Blurb: A boom exploded through the air, making Thomas jump. It was followed by a horrible crunching, grinding sound. He stumbled backward, fell to the ground. He wouldn’t have believed it if […]

April 28, 2012
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Currently Reading: The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Spoiler Free)

So continues my YA binge. Unfortunately, it belongs on the YA-purge pile. There are a few definite positives to this one that the last few YA novels I read didn’t have. – The plot isn’t completely transparent. – As of right now, 230 pages in, there is no awkward and/or forced romance that is so […]

April 27, 2012
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My Collection – A Sneak Peak

My Collection – A Sneak Peak

A dear friend of mine (HI BECCA!) keeps mentioning how she wants to see my book collection, because she imagines it being heaped around my apartment. Honestly, this would have been true about two months ago. I had books stacked beside my bed, on the end tables, on the coffee table, on the floor… pretty […]

April 26, 2012
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Book Sale (Day 2) – Much Better!

I convinced my fiance to take me back to the book sale today. I didn’t bring my reusable bag, because I figured that would just encourage me to pick up more books. And after all, all I was really going back for was to look for Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and Heir […]

April 26, 2012
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Review: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

Review: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

(Please bear with me as I try to nail down a format for my book reviews…) Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey Read: April 20 – April 23, 2012 Other Information: Library book, paperback, 341 pages, read for book club My Rating: 4 stars (really liked it) Book Blurb:  There is no pity in Santa Olivia. […]

April 24, 2012
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Literary Pitfall #4782: Repeat-shit-itis

(And so launches my arbitrary number system) This is something that bothers me enough that I needed to write and grump about it a little bit. I am still working on my list of what I like in a story, but this is most definitely something I do not like. Repeat-shit-itis. The act of repeating […]

April 24, 2012
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Currently Reading: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

I desperately needed a break from all the YA I have been reading lately. And really, it is my own fault for getting so many darn YA books from the library. I think I will be a little anti-YA for a while after this. Just like I was anti-politics after reading Dune. But, I digress. […]

April 21, 2012
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Mini-Update: Book Sale

Well, the book sale was slightly disappointing. I didn’t get the last Outlander book I need. There was only one table of Fantasy (compared to the usual 4-5) and overall, I didn’t find books I was actively LOOKING for. Rather I found books that randomly looked good. Also, I found book 1 and book 3 […]

April 21, 2012
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Book Sale Tomorrow!

Barring a few obvious exceptions (Christmas, birthdays, my impending wedding) I think my favorite day has to be book sale day. And that day happens to be tomorrow! The local children’s hospital sets up tables and tables of books at the local mall. All the books have been donated, and all the proceeds go back […]

April 20, 2012
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Writing makes me happy!

I started working on an old project again tonight. It is my NaNo from a few years ago (never finished, didn’t win with it either). I loved the story but it had a major plot hole. Like, huge. And tonight I sought the help of a friend to talk it out. Because in re-reading the […]

April 19, 2012
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