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Welcome to my attempt at blogging. I am a true to heart bibliophile. Here I will discuss and review books as I read them. You are welcome to do the same. The only rules are no profanity, no politics, no religion, and have fun!

Thursday, September 8, 2011



And now....the giveaway! Thanks to the amazing generosity of Lisa and Kismet Book Touring, you guys have the chance to win a full-sized class pack of copies ofThe Unwanteds (and yes, that's up to 20 books!)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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My Lunatic Life by Sharon Sala

Imagine being the the new girl in school.  The new girl starting your SENIOR YEAR in a new school.  Now imagine having ghosts as your best friends.  Not only ghosts but having psychic abilities.  That's just a day in the life of Tara Luna.  She takes it all in stride. She doesn't reject her gift or explain herself to others.  She encounters the "A" crowd of girls, you know, the popular cheerleader types that make fun of anyone different.  She very ably reacts and responds to them in a way that makes this book great fun to read.   The book not only deals with Tara's day to day survival issues but involves a kidnapping and an attempted murder along with all the snideness, gossip and finger pointing that goes along with being not only the new girl in the school, but a new girl with weird abilities.
  I recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal YA fiction.  This book has just about everything you could want. No, there are no vampires but there are ghosts, psychic visions and a hint of romance.
   I give this book 5/5 stars.  I'll be certain to read the second book in the series The Lunatic Detective.

What is P.A.B.D. you ask?  Well, check out the link http://www.weeklygeeks.com/2010/05/pabd-post-amazing-book-depression.html  to find out!  The book My Lunatic Life caused PABD.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kids'n'books: If you get a chance, read this book. It's just h...


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Popular Clone by M.E. Castle

received this book courtesy of NetGalley for review:
Popular Clone

by M.E. Castle

children's book

available Jan 24th, 2012

publisher EgmontUSA

reviewed by Donna, http://bookloversparadise.blogspot.com

Marketing Info:

Meet Fisher Bas: 12 years-old, growth-stunted, a geeky science genius, and son of the Nobel Prize-winning creators of the Bas-Hermaphrodite-Sea-Slug-Hypothesis. No surprise: Fisher isn't exactly the most popular kid in his middle-school, tormented daily by the beefy, overgrown goons he calls The Vikings. But he senses relief when he comes upon the idea of cloning himself--creating a second Fisher to go to school each day while he stays at home playing video games and eating cheetos with ketchup. It's an ingenious plan that works brilliantly, until Fisher's clone turns out to be more popular than him--and soon after gets clone-napped by the evil scientist Dr. Xander.

The book Popular Clone by M.E. Castle revolves around a young boy named Fischer Bas. We all either knew or were a Fischer Bas in school. The geeky, nerdy kid who blew the curve in science class. This kid picked on by the bullies and ignored by just about everyone else. The kid who's at the bottom of the popularity grid. Well, this kid is different. He feels so despondent he decides to use his mother's genetic invention to clone himself. To create a new Fischer to take his place at school. A new Fischer who can bear the brunt of the bullies attacks. Well, things don't work out as planned. A mad scientist is trying to steal Mrs. Bas's invention. The cloned Fischer, called Two, is captured and boy do things get fun.

This book is a voyage of discovery for Fischer. By creating another Fischer, he discovers not only who he really is, but who he wants to be. Kids will enjoy Fischer's adventures with his clone and the mad scientist. They will learn a valuable moral lesson, without realizing it. The author of this book. M.E. Castle is a gifted writer with a talent for turning the down and out geek into a hero. I read this book to my 10 year old son. He is neither a bully nor a genius. He was yelling out loud- "Get the bullies" and "Go Fischer!" during many parts of this book. I think kids, both boys and girls, will love this book. Some will relate to Fischer, others will know someone like Fischer. Either way, a great story. The end is left open enough for further adventures of Fischer and Two.

I give this book 5/5 stars and encourage all parents to get a copy for their child. This book deals with bullying in a way I've never before encountered in a children's book.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sin: 2500! wow!

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Sin: Sin... Cloudbusting

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Joseph's stories and tales: Books by Joseph Beekman - details/info

Joseph's stories and tales: Books by Joseph Beekman - details/info: Info and stories at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Beekman/e/B005G13KJG/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_nu_brhxob0C3KYFJ

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Home Lost- book one of an eight part series

Book Description
Publication Date: April 9, 2011
"Clarion of Destiny" is the eight volume fantasy tale of Leena, a heroine selected by destiny to combat the greatest challenge her world has ever known. In an epic journey that leads through foreign lands and mysterious realms where demons, monsters, and magic rule, this inexperienced young girl is forced to overcome a protected childhood to face challenges that would crush far more experienced adventurers. With each step she takes, with each passing day, she draws closer to a malevolent force so formidable that it has defeated the mightiest armies and the strongest magic in her world, an evil that could prove too powerful for her developing knowledge and skills to overcome. In Volume 1, "Home Lost", Leena, a sixteen year old half trained hedge witch, is mysteriously selected to receive the Garlan branch, a magical item that has twice saved her world in the far distant past. From the first moment of contact with this talisman, her life is changed. After a solitary journey through a silent and deadly winter forest to seek this honor, she returns to her village. Nervous with the excitement and anticipation, she rushes home only to find the secure and treasured town of her youth deserted and in ruins. Confused and alone Leena has little choice but to set out on a search for her missing friends and family, and to try to discover the reason that the Garlan branch has selected her as its tool.

Book one revolves around the story of Leena. The author tells a nice, pleasing fantasy tale. I will read books 2-8 before writing a complete review, but this story was good enough to make me WANT to read books 2-8 in the series.

Wayward Son by Tom Pollack***Spoilers in review****

This review is from: Wayward Son (Kindle Edition)
****spoilers in this review*****Wayward Son This is an amazing book. This book has something for everyone, action, adventure, archaeology, erupting volcanos and good vs evil. The ultimate good vs. evil. This is a well written book. I could not put it down! It pretty much held my interest from beginning to end. It is an historical fiction account of the life of Cain (yes Cain who slew his brother Abel)Cain's death was never recorded because, guess what, he didn't die. Remember God's judgement on Cain? A journey thoughout history through the eyes of the first born man. A man with a mark who cannot die, or be killed. I found Cain's story to be fascinating. The parts of the book which involved the current day archeaologist, Amanda James, and her museum cronies were annoying. I couldn't see how they fit into the big scheme of things until the very end of the story when the connection between past and present becomes apparent. The identity of the "Wayward Son" is revealed early on in the story and is enhanced when a certain individual states, "Cain, though you may be the oldest, you are by no means my only wayward son." Guess who says this line? My favorite quote from the book--"Such rage is fertile soil in which the devil cultivates all sorts of evil in your life." Think about it. Another quote, when Cain asks he who cursed him about his curse, the response "My child, what you saw as a curse, I meant as a blessing. Have you considered that I marked you not only for protection but also to give you the time you needed to journey home to me?" This is truly one of the best books I've read in recent memory. There was enough doubt in the end about a choice made by certain characters to leave open the possibility of a sequel. I will wait and watch for this book. I give this book 5/5 stars