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  • Molly Harper: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    Title: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf Author: Molly Harper Genre: Paranormal Chick-Lit Publisher: Simon and Schuster Pocket Books Back Cover Copy: Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern…

  • My Halloween Reading List

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the modern incarnation with kids in costumes, trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns, but I also love the history of the holiday, the idea of thinning of the veil between the world of the living and the dead, and the centuries-old honoring of the balance between death and life.…

  • Kiersten White: Paranormalcy

    Title: Paranormalcy Author: Kiersten White Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Publisher: Harper Teen Evie is 16 and can identify paranormal beings on sight – she can see through their glamors to the creature underneath. She’s working for the IPCA, the International Paranormal Containment Agency, who found her as a child when she screamed at the sight…

  • Rebecca Maizel: Infinite Days

    Title: Infinite Days Author: Rebecca Maizel Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Lenah Beaudonte is a 592 year old vampire whose greatest wish is to become human again. Rhode, her lover and maker, sacrifices himself to allow her to regain her humanity. Alone and in her 16-year-old body, Lenah begins to discover the…

  • Julie Kagawa: The Iron King

    Title: The Iron King Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publisher: Harlequin Teen Even with all the great press this book got, I almost passed on it as I’m just not crazy about the fey. I’m really glad I didn’t, as this is one of my favorite books of the year so far. The…

  • Meyer/Kim: Twilight the Graphic Novel, Volume 1

    Being a huge fan of Twilight the book and not being a huge fan of Twilight the movie, I had mixed feelings when I heard that a graphic novel was in the works. It is possible to have too much of a good thing, especially when the supplemental materials to the original “good thing” aren’t…

  • Loving It All Over Again

    Lately I’ve been re-reading books I’ve already read, including books from my childhood. I highly recommend it. This week I re-read The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. This book was probably the most significant book of my childhood. It’s the one that got me started in reading fantasy, which is the primary genre I read…

  • The Lovely Bones

    I’m currently reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Usually I would wait until I’d completed a book to blog about it, but what fascinates me most about this book is not the story, but the way the story is told. Don’t get me wrong, the story is excellent also, but the writing is unlike…

  • The Twilight Saga

    A few weeks ago a purchased a hardcover copy of Twilight, just to see what the big deal was about. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie, and since the movie was coming out on DVD soon it seemed like time. So last Wednesday evening I opened my copy and started reading.…

  • Writing About Your Life

    Title: Writing About Your Life Author: William Zinsser Publisher: Da Capo Press I picked up this book a few weeks ago to help me loosen up at the keyboard, to journal better, and to blog better. If you read this blog frequently you know I need all the help I can get! While Writing About…

  • Morning Inspiration

    This morning I went out and bought a book. I drove out to the Barnes and Noble at The Galleria with the intention of buying the book Light: Science and Magic, which provides instruction in lighting for photography. I’d checked online and I knew they had it in stock. I found my book, but stayed…

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild is one of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors, Jon Krakauer.  It tells the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, after graduating college, hit the road as a drifter and adventurer with the ultimate dream of surviving in the Alaskan wilds.  The book began as a story…