Crewell book review

Title:  Crewel Author:  Gennifer AlbinRelease Date:  October 16, 2012Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, and GirouxSource:  ARC received at BEASynopsis:  Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It …

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Review: The Art of Procrastination

The Art of Procrastination by John Perry This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we’re not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. …

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Review: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real….(Goodreads) My Thoughts:Loved this story! First of all, how can you …

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Review: They Disappeared by Rick Mofina

They Disappeared by Rick Mofina A loving family, fracturing under pressure… Jeff Griffin, a mechanic, and his wife, Sarah, travel from Montana to Manhattan to give their nine-year-old son, Cole, his dream vacation as they secretly face the heart-wrenching turmoil that has them teetering on divorce. In the wake of their heartbreak, a mother and son disappear… My Thoughts: You know those old horror movies that come on late at night, where you scream “Don’t …

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Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Redshirts by John Scalzi Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, …

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My BEA Treasures

Am still trying to organize my BEA books, and haven’t made up my mind yet how to do so. I need to add them to Goodreads, so will probably create a BEA12 shelf. I’ve seen a few bloggers list all of their books on a book haul type of post, but….well, it would probably take until next week to finish! So I’ll settle for showing a few pictures of my new treasures. Enjoy! Tuesday’s books …

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BEA12 in Pictures

I remembered to take my camera with me every day to the book expo, just kept forgetting to take pictures. Then wasn’t sure how to transfer them to my laptop since my PC died. Figured it out eventually (um, plug it in? duh!), but not in time to include pictures with my daily updates. C’est la vie. Better late than never, right? The main stairs to the exhibit hall. This year they featured Cassandra Clare.  The …

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BEA Day 3 (Thursday)

I came, I saw, I did not conquer. Was very excited for day three of the book expo, as I would finally have a partner in crime to hang out with! Picked up my friend Tammy (of Bo’s Book Nook) early, so she could check in as a Power Reader and we could coordinate our plans for the day while waiting for the expo to open. Was a little surprised that the registration line for the Power …

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BEA Day 2 (Wednesday)

Two days down, one to go! Thanks to Sheila at Book Journey, I attended my first author breakfast this morning! She no longer needed her ticket as she was invited to the Random House breakfast. Was excited to hear this, as by the time I decided I wanted to go, the tickets were sold out. So it was a win-win as we both got to attend awesome breakfasts! I’ve never been to a BEA breakfasts before, so …

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BEA Day 1 (Tuesday)

Survived the first day of BEA (Book Expo America)! Last year I forget about the traffic, so got to the Javits Center later than expected. Did I remember what happened and plan accordingly? Of course not. Traffic was horrible, so missed the first couple of things on my list. No worries though, as I can grab them both on Wednesday. The only thing I really missed was Sylvia Day’s book, as she ran out. C’est …

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Welcome to BEA Week!

Okay, if I did this correctly then this post should stay at the top for the rest of the week (if it doesn’t work, blame Google)! Please scroll down for daily updates! Welcome to BEA Week! For anyone who has stopped by before, hope you enjoy my BEA adventures! I’m planning on posting updates every night so, if BEA holds no interest for you, hope to see you next week when things calm down a bit! …

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Pre-BEA Happy Dance

Can hardly believe that Book Expo America (BEA) is almost here! It seemed so far away and I had plenty of time, then BAM! OMG it’s this week! I’m not ready! Yikes! *deep breath* I’ve been working on a spreadsheet for some of the books I want to try and pick up. It’s not finished yet, but thought I’d leave a link to give you an idea of what a giant geek I am how …

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