Archive of 2008 August

25Aug2008
Author
Caren
Category
Fiction
The Red Tent (or, as I like to call it, "Blasphemy, Sacrilege, and a Bunch of Other Garbage") Thumbnail

The Red Tent (or, as I like to call it, "Blasphemy, Sacrilege, and a Bunch of Other Garbage")

With the popularity of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent, my conscience prods me to share my very strong feelings against it. I like books. I love a good story. I can put up with a little bit of inappropriate material in a book when I am captivated by the characters. Even books that aren't particularly well written I'll read and enjoy for whatever they have to offer. So I was surprised to find a b

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19Aug2008
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk
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Newsy Booksy Stuff

In preparation for a big car trip this week, I was looking on my library's website for books on CD to listen to with my kids. I like to get books that we all like to listen to, so my first choice was The Mysterious Benedict Society, which I blogged about a year ago and is on my list of all-time favorites. Why I don't own it, I don't know. Wait, I do know. I'm stingy. I also don't own any of t

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13Aug2008
Author
Caren
Category
Co-Review, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Co-review: Breaking Dawn

(Warning - contains spoilers!)Welcome to the first Red Hot Eyebrows co-review! It promises to be thrilling, especially since we have such different opinions about the book. But in order to have a thorough dialogue, we are going to need to talk about it openly, so if you haven't read Breaking Dawn yet and don't want us to give anything away, READ NO FURTHER!Breaking Dawn opens a few days before Edw

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08Aug2008
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Co-Reviews Are For Winners!

Here at Red Hot Eyebrows (the blog that everyone loves to read about reading), we aim to bring you an informative, pleasant, non-judgmental, warm-fuzzy kind of experience. Well, not really. If we tick people off, it's kind of fun. No, mostly we just enjoy writing about books and making attempts at being interesting. Sometimes insightful too, but that's not a guarantee. In an effort to keep up

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07Aug2008
Author
Caren
Category
Kids, Picture Books
Leprechauns, Death, and a pirate named Fluffy Thumbnail

Leprechauns, Death, and a pirate named Fluffy

Thanks to a little blurb in the BYU Magazine a year or so ago highlighting BYU grad Teresa Bateman, we have discovered a new favorite children's author at our house. Her whimsical stories are delightful for children, and she often uses clever wordplay and unexpected twists that make them a treat for parents too.A hands down favorite for my kids is Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea. This story features

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06Aug2008
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Young Adult
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Paper Towns

I love free stuff. Okay, that's a bit inaccurate. I go crazy for free stuff. When I see on somebody's blog "post here and you might get free stuff" I do it. Right that second. The kitchen could be on fire and my daughters running around screaming their brains out and I would be typing very, very fast. When I saw on www.watat.com (stands for What Adrienne Thinks About That) that if I was the

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04Aug2008
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Fantasy
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An Evening with Brandon Sanderson

I wish I were cool enough to say that I know authors on a personal basis, but really, I don't. I do have very cool friends who have friends who are married to authors. Well, one friend with one other friend with one husband who is an author. That author is Brandon Sanderson, writer of Elantris, which I can't say enough nice things about, and the chosen vessel to finish Robert Jordan's Wheel of

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