Archive for February 2011

02.24.2011

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford

So Jane Austen as a vampire, kind of cliche, right? Michael Thomas Ford makes it work, though, partly because he pokes fun at the Jane Austen trends (Jane Austen exercise books and finger puppets). Jane Austen has been trying to sell her manuscript for centuries and finally a publisher picks it up. She is now [...]

02.17.2011

Y: The Last Man

I’ve been holding these hostage for…awhile. So I need to say something about them so I can return them. (I think that they’re beginning to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome as they are even shelved on my living room bookcase. *ahem*) Anyway, Y: The Last Man by Brian Vaughan and Pia Guerra is, first, a graphic [...]

02.17.2011

Lavinia

There is something you should know before I tell you about this book. I have the sophistication of a 9 year old boy when it comes to poetry. I’m more of a Shel Silverstein kind of girl than someone who reads Beowulf. That being said, I’ve never read Virgil’s The Aeneid, which is the source [...]

02.15.2011

Trail of Blood by Lisa Black

Trail of Blood is the most recent book in Black’s books focused on Theresa MacLean. This is the third book in the series (the Library has them all if you want to start with the first). I enjoyed the plot development in this book, but wished the author had figured out a way to tell [...]

02.10.2011

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian is the conclusion of the Percy Jackson book series and in my opinion it was the best one by far.  In this book Percy is about to turn 16 and with that comes the prophecy that Percy may bring down the Olympians.  The book starts out with Percy and Rachel (his friend [...]

02.7.2011

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Pirates of the Caribbean meets Harry Potter – that pretty much sums up On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers.  Set during the heyday of Caribbean piracy (the early 1700′s), the book mixes fact and fantasy.  On his way from Europe to Jamaica to right a family wrong, the ship of puppeteer John Chandagnac is waylaid [...]

02.7.2011

All That Lives Must Die

After eagerly awaiting for two months I have finally obtained and read the book by Eric Nylund, All That Lives Must Die, part two of the first book, Mortal Coils. The book picks up right where Mortal Coils ends. Fiona is still a goddess in training and Elliot is still a hero of the Immortals. [...]

02.2.2011

Incorruptible

From the same author (Mark Waid) who created Irredeemable, the story of the world’s greatest superhero turned world’s greatest villain, comes Incorruptible, the story of the world’s greatest villain turned world’s greatest superhero, or at least his attempt to be a superhero.  Max Damage, once the world’s greatest super villain, is missing.  Now his old crew is [...]

02.1.2011

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

My sister has taken several history classes and one of them assigned the book How to You Read a Book You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard. Apparently, her professor told them that they amount of reading required for a history major means that some of the reading will never get done and this book was [...]

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