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06 March, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

The rules come from MizB of Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from Damned by Chuck P

"In Hell, whenever the demons announce they’re going to treat everyone to a big- name Hollywood movie, don’t get too excited because it’s always The English Patient or, unfortunately, The Piano. It’s never The Breakfast Club."

02 March, 2012

Book Review: What The Librarian Did by Karina Bliss

When Rachel meets Devin she has no idea who he is. She develops a friendship with him that quickly becomes more as mutual attraction flares between both adults. However, Devin's friendship and mentor ship of young musician and fellow student Mark threatens to keep the two possible lovers apart.

Mark confides to Devin that he is looking for his birth mother, whom he has never seen but knows works at the Aukland University. He only knows she was a teenager when she put him up for adoption, and wants to show her how being abandoned feels. To find out why she gave him away and in revenge make her feel the conflict he has felt since he discovered he was adopted.

Cautious librarian Rachel's past holds a huge secret that has defined her life for seventeen years. As a teen she made a decision to give up the child from a teen pregnancy. At the start of the school term she sees Mark and recognizes him for who he really is. When her friendship with Devin becomes more than just a casual acquaintanceship she is torn with sharing with him. Because she knows the knowledge will change the relationships she is forming with both Mark and Devin as well as strain Devin's friendship with Mark.

Can she learn to cope with her growing attraction to "bad boy" Devin? Will she find a way to introduce who she really is to Mark without alienating him?

I received this from Shaunesay a few days ago. I actually read this during commute time and finished it this afternoon. It was a fun read. However, there were things included to I'm guessing broaden the characters that were introduced but then never explored. It left the characters a bit flat and not as fully rounded out as they could have been. I'm guessing this was due to the length as it was a fairly short book.

But that aside, I loved the three main characters, Mark - fresh at college trying to find his birth mother for possibly wrong reasons. Devin Freedman retired superstar musician who is starting school in an attempt to change his life, and leave the rock and roll lifestyle behind, and Rachel Robinson a campus librarian with a pension for vintage clothing.

01 March, 2012

Books Read in February 2012

Print Books:

1.) Dying of the Light by George R.R. Martin
2.) The Singing Citadel: Four Tales of Heroic Fantasy by Michael Moorecock
3.) My Cat's not Fat, He's Just Big Boned by Hollander (Graphic novel)
4.) The Gargoyle a novel by Andrew Davidson
5.) The Outcast by Louise Cooper
6.) The Master by Louise Cooper
7.) Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout
8.) The Phoenix Unchained by Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
9.) Testing Miss Toogood by Stella Cameron
10.) What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss


1.) Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
2.) All Over Creation by Ruth Ozeki
3.) The Wizard of Oz by Eric Shanower, Skottie Young (Illustrator), L. Frank Baum (graphic novel)
4.) The Riever by Jackie Barbosa (novella)
5.) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Peter Gillis (text adaptation), Renae De Liz (illustrator), Ray Dillon (illustrator) (Graphic Novel)

We've been working our way through one audiobook this month but still haven't finished it.

Books Wild Released in February 2012

1.) My Cat's Not Fat, He's Just Big-Boned by Hollander on 2/3/2012
2.) Shadows by John Saul on 2/10/2012
3.) Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark on 2/10/2012
4.) Shibumi by Trevanian on 2/13/2012
5.) City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams on 2/13/2012
6.) Dune By Frank Herbert on 2/13/2012 Caught!
7.) Freaky Deaky by ELMORE LEONARD on 2/21/2012 Caught!
8.) Code To Zero by Ken Follett on 2/23/2012
9.) Testing Miss Toogood by Stella Cameron on 2/23/2012
10.) Children of the Dark by Charles Veley on 2/24/2012
11.) Murder List: A Novel by Julie Garwood on 2/28/2012