POC challenge

So since I last updated, a lot has happened.  For one, I had a database crash, which means my first two reviews of the year were lost.  (In summation:  Everything Is...

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Favorite New Reads of 2009

So, last year I read 74 books, several of which were rereads.  Here's a list of my favorite new reads of 2009, in neat little categories. Non-fiction 1-2-3 Magic: Effective...

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Book Review: Once Was Lost

Right now I would love to have a personal message from God.  I want to believe the way I used to, when my dad or mom or sometimes both would pray with me at night and I would...

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Book Review: Highway to Hell

I’m not much of a badass demon slayer.  Superheroes always have a cool origin story, but not me.  I’m not on a quest for vengeance or atonement.  I’m not the chosen one.  I’m...

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Book Review: When You Reach Me

“Well, it’s simple to love someone,” she said.  “But it’s hard to know when you need to say it out loud.” That quote doesn't really encapsulate the main plot of When You Reach...

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2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

J. Kaye is hosting a YA Reading Challenge that runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010, and since the bulk of my reading is YA lit, it seemed like a gimme to sign up.  Heck, it almost...

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Book Review: Such a Pretty Girl

They promised me nine years of safety but only gave me three. Such a Pretty Girl is by Laura Wiess.  It is called her debut novel, but I know better.  (And, yes, I know, pen...

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