Archive of 2009 June

23Jun2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Buffy is awesome

If you've read this here blog since it's inception (circa 2007), you'll know that I have some strong opinions on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. I'm posting this video with the confession that I fully support the actions of the creator. Buffy could totally kick Edward's patootie. If you want to read more on the video, go check out the blog where I snatched this from.

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20Jun2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Fantasy
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The Warded Man with my friend, Libby

Sometimes when I read a book, a specific person will come to my mind that I want to chat with about what I just read. When I read The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett, I thought of my friend, Libby. She is also a lover of fantasy books and it was at her house and through her connections that I got to meet Brandon Sanderson. She's currently undertaking the enormous task of reading all of the Robert

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18Jun2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Young Adult
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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Probably the most powerless-feeling person on the earth is a fifteen-year-old girl. Being a teenager makes one rife full of righteous outrage anyway, but I remember feeling like I had no control over my life. I was at the mercy of the decisions of adults. Well, duh, it's supposed to be like that. If teenagers were allowed to completely rule their own lives, most of us wouldn't survive to adult

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12Jun2009
Author
Caren
Category
Fiction
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The Friday Night Knitting Club

All right, I admit I've been a slacker lately. Fortunately, Jenny keeps up with her reading a lot better than I do, and my to-read list keeps growing thanks to her reviews. Now that school is out for the summer, I am finally able to start tackling my list! Or at least, maybe skim a few off the top.I recently finished The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs, for my book club. My very fir

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08Jun2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction
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The Cheese Monkeys

Sometimes, I pick book titles and put them on my request list only to promptly forget why I picked it or what it's even about. That's the result of reading little blurbs about books here and there and decide to read it based on four or five sentences some random person has written. It's kinda fun, actually, like book roulette. Will it be good? Will I hate it and throw it back into my library b

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05Jun2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids
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Clementine is my new favorite Ramona

I grew up on a steady diet of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby, John Bellairs' Johnny Dixon and Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown. Toss in some books by Louise Fitzhugh, Judy Blume, E.B. White, and Zilpha Keatley Snyder and you have the first five or so years of my life as a independent reader. As soon as I started having children, I wanted to make sure they got to read the same books that I lo

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