Jul 28

Rabid Reader Recap (5) 7/22/2013 through 7/28/2013

This post is in something of a similar style to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Her Blurb about the post says :

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Jul 28

BWRTours Presents: A Review of “The World Was My Oyster but I Didn’t Know How To Cook by Christy Potter

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CoverTitle:  The World Was My Oyster but I Didn’t Know How To Cook
Author:  Christy Potter

Description/Blurb:

Longtime journalist and award-winning writer Christy Potter has compiled some of her recent work into “The World is My Oyster But I Didn’t Know How to Cook.” It includes humorous and thought-provoking essays on New York (where she lives), Kansas (where she’s from), childhood, books, infertility, good days, bad days, and life in general, as well as interviews she’s done with well-known writers like Janet Evanovich and Lois Lowry. There are also a couple of short stories tossed in, just for a little variety. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert and David Sedaris will love the fresh, new voice of Christy Potter.

Jul 27

Rabid Reader Ramblings (1): Let’s Talk about Blogger Behavior.

R3 HeaderSo, I normally don’t go into a rant, and I try to be somewhat respectful at all times, right?  You guys know me.  I don’t go off on tangents about the behavior of others or anything like that.  But today, I just cannot help myself.  I have seen where a blogger has taken it upon themselves to call out an author as a fraud because they negatively reviewed a book and others had positive opinions of it, so those positive opinions must be sock puppet reviews, right?  I don’t think so.

Jul 26

Middle Grade Review: The Key & The Flame by Claire M. Caterer

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Title: The Key & The Flame
Author:  Claire M. Caterer
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publication Date: April 2,2013

Page Count:  480
Where I got it:  Publisher via Edelweiss
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 17.99
Format I read it in:  eARC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 24

BWRTours Presents: Guest Post with Christy Potter: Who Were You Born to Be?

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Who Were You Born to Be

When I was five, I started telling people I was a writer. They cooed and laughed… Isn’t that cute? She wants to be a writer someday.

I didn’t get it. “What are they talking about?” I thought. “I’m a writer now.”

To prove my point, I wrote and illustrated, with my best Crayons, my first book, “The Pig Who Hated Mud.” It had it all – strong main character, plot, conflict… the pig hated mud, you see.  Anyway, I punched holes along the left side of the pages and threaded them together with red yarn. Self-publishing at its very finest. I showed it to everyone, validating what I’d been saying all along. I was a writer.

Jul 23

Middle Grade Review: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

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Publisher:  Artemis Fowl:  The Opal Deception
Publication Date:  January 1, 2000
Page Count: 369
Where I got it:  Disney-Hyperion via Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 5.99
Format I read it in: Ebook

Description/Blurb:

The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding – only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.

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Jul 22

Pump Up Your Book Presents Siding With Plato by Michelle Manning Book Blast with Giveaway

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Michelle Manning was born and raised in Valencia, CA, attended Arizona State University, and graduated with a degree in journalism. After bouncing between New York and Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry, Michelle is releasing her debut novel, Siding With Plato.

 

Visit her website at www.michellemanningwrites.com.

 

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Jul 21

Rabid Reader Recap (4) 7/14/2013 through 7/21/2013

This post is in something of a similar style to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Her Blurb about the post says :

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Hey look, my slump is improving!  Look at all the cool stuff that happened around here this week!

Jul 20

Review: Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Title:  Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date:  August 10, 2009
Page Count:  342
Where I got it:  Publisher via Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon 
How much: List Price 8.99.  Digital List Price 7.99
Format I read it in:  Ebook

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Jul 19

Review: Canes of Divergence by Breeana Puttroff


Title:  Canes of Divergence
Author:  Breeana Puttroff
Publisher:  Thirteen Pages Press
Publication Date:  July 15, 2013
Page Count: 373
Where I got it:  Author
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: 4.99
Format I read it in: Ebook

 

 

 

 

Description/Blurb:

The Newest Addition to The Dusk Gate Chronicles Has Finally Arrived!
Two months ago, Zander Cunningham’s life was perfect. College acceptances were rolling in, and Quinn Robbins was his.

Until she started acting strange all the time, and then one weekend mysteriously disappeared.