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Reviews

  1. Abbott, Jeff – Trust Me
  2. Ackroyd, Peter – The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
  3. Ackroyd, Peter – The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (2nd)
  4. Ackroyd, Peter – First Light
  5. Adams, Eve (Coonts, Stephen) – The Garden of Eden
  6. Adams, Richard – Traveller
  7. Alsanea, Rajaa – Girls of Riyadh
  8. Anderson, EvangelineBlind Date With A Vampire
  9. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Kat 1: Kat
  10. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers .5: Dangerous
  11. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1: The Summoning
  12. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1: The Summoning (2nd)
  13. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1.5: Divided
  14. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2: The Awakening
  15. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2: The Awakening (2nd)
  16. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2.5: Disenchanted
  17. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 3: The Reckoning
  18. Armstrong, Kelley – Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 3: The Reckoning (2nd)
  19. Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – The Kiesha’Ra 1: Hawksong
  20. Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – The Kiesha’Ra 2: Snakecharm
  21. Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – The Kiesha’Ra 3: Falcondance
  22. Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – The Kiesha’Ra 4: Wolfcry
  23. Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – The Kiesha’Ra 5: Wyvernhail
  24. Bantwal, Shobhan – The Dowry Bride
  25. Berry, Steve – The Romanov Prophecy
  26. Bohjalian, Chris – Midwives
  27. Bova, Ben – The Hittite
  28. Brown, Elizabeth B. – Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People
  29. Bruchac, Joseph and Magnuson, Diana – Step Into Reading (5): Trial of Tears
  30. Bunting, Eve and Diaz, David- Smoky Night
  31. Cabot, Meg – Insatiable 1: Insatiable
  32. Carle, Eric – Draw Me A Star
  33. Carle, Eric and Iwamura, Kazuo – Where Are You Going? To See My Friend!
  34. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C. – The House of Night 1: Marked
  35. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C. – The House of Night 2: Betrayed
  36. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C. – The House of Night 3: Chosen
  37. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C. – The House of Night 4: Untamed
  38. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C. – The House of Night 5: Hunted
  39. Clare, Cassandra – The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel
  40. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
  41. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones (2nd)
  42. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
  43. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes (2nd)
  44. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
  45. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass (2nd)
  46. Clare, Cassandra – The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
  47. Collins, Ross – Dear Vampa
  48. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, Janet – Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!
  49. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, Janet – The Great Fuzz Frenzy
  50. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, Janet – Help Me, Mr. Mutt
  51. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, Janet – The Little Red Pen
  52. Dietrich, William – The Scourge of God
  53. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 1: Goddess of the Night
  54. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 1: Goddess of the Night (2nd)
  55. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 2: Into the Cold Fire
  56. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 2: Into the Cold Fire (2nd)
  57. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 3: Night Shade
  58. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 3: Night Shade (2nd)
  59. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 4: The Secret Scroll
  60. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 4: The Secret Scroll (2nd)
  61. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 5: The Sacrifice
  62. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 5: The Sacrifice (2nd)
  63. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 6: The Lost One
  64. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 6: The Lost One (2nd)
  65. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 7: Moon Demon
  66. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 7: Moon Demon (2nd)
  67. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 8: Possession
  68. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 8: Possession (2nd)
  69. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 9: The Choice
  70. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 9: The Choice (2nd)
  71. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 10: The Talisman
  72. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 10: The Talisman (2nd)
  73. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 11: The Prophecy
  74. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 11: The Prophecy (2nd)
  75. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 12: The Becoming
  76. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 12: The Becoming (2nd)
  77. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 13: The Final Eclipse
  78. Ewing, Lynne – Daughters of the Moon 13: The Final Eclipse (2nd)
  79. Fantaskey, Beth – Jessica 1: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
  80. Fierstein, Harvey and Cole, Henry – The Sissy Duckling
  81. Fitzpatrick, Becca – Hush, Hush 1: Hush, Hush
  82. Gassman, Julie and Watson, Richard – Crabby Pants
  83. Grabenstein, Chris – Haunted Mystery 1: The Crossroads
  84. Gray, Claudia – Evernight Academy 1: Evernight
  85. Gray, Claudia – Evernight Academy 2: Stargazer
  86. Gray, Claudia – Evernight Academy 3: Hourglass
  87. Gregory, Jill and Tintori, Karen – The Book of Names
  88. Hautman, Pete – Sweetblood
  89. Hemphill, Stephanie – Wicked Girls
  90. Henderson, Jason – Alex Van Helsing 1: Vampire Rising
  91. Isaacs, Anne – Torn Thread
  92. Jenkins, A.M. – Night Road
  93. Jenkins, A.M. – Night Road (2nd)
  94. Johnson, Maureen – Devilish
  95. Johnson, Maureen – Devilish (2nd)
  96. Jones, Carrie – Need 1: Need
  97. Jones, Carrie – Need 2: Captivate
  98. Kate, Lauren – Fallen 1: Fallen
  99. Keaton, Anna Leigh – Woodland Magic 01: Fated
  100. Keaton, Anna Leigh – Woodland Magic 02: Mated
  101. Kimmelman, Leslie and Terry, Will – The Three Bully Goats
  102. Little, Emily and Eagle, Michael – Step Into Reading (5): The Trojan Horse
  103. Lowry, Lois – The Giver 1: The Giver
  104. Martin, Bill and Carle, Eric – Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  105. McGrath, Patrick – Asylum
  106. McNish, Cliff – The Silver Sequence 1: The Silver Child
  107. McNish, Cliff – The Silver Sequence 2: Silver City
  108. McNish, Cliff – The Silver Sequence 3: Silver World
  109. Meyer, Carolyn – Royal Diaries: Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
  110. Monroe, Lucy – Mercenary 1: Ready
  111. Monroe, Lucy – Mercenary 2: Willing
  112. Monroe, Lucy – Mercenary 3: and Able
  113. Moore, Christopher – A Love Story 2: You Suck!
  114. Murphy, Jim and Manders, John – Fergus and the Night Demon
  115. Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret, and James, Steve – Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library
  116. Parnell, Peter, Richardson, Justin, and Cole, Henry – And Tango Makes Three
  117. Perry, John and Fearing, Mark – The Book That Eats People
  118. Pegues, Deborah Smith – 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue
  119. Rivers, Francine – Redeeming Love
  120. Rivers, Francine – The Last Sin Eater
  121. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 1: Vampire Kisses
  122. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins
  123. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville
  124. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire
  125. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club
  126. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood
  127. Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses 7: Love Bites
  128. Sedler, Dr. Michael D. – When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
  129. Shelley, Mary and Johnson, Diane – Frankenstein
  130. Smith, Cynthia Leitich – Tantalize 1: Tantalize
  131. Smith, Cynthia Leitich – Tantalize 2: Eternal
  132. Somper, Justin – Vampirates 1: Demons of the Ocean
  133. Somper, Justin – Vampirates 2: Tide of Terror
  134. Somper, Justin – Vampirates 3: Blood Captain
  135. Somper, Justin – Vampirates 4: Black Heart
  136. Stine, R.L. – Dangerous Girls 1: Dangerous Girls
  137. Winthrop, Elizabeth – Counting on Grace

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RhiReading’s Informal PRR 2011 Challenge

Look above for the maintenance part of this challenge.

Re-Read and Re-Review – 2nd Review

I’m not going to do a second review for all of them, but I will try to re-read all of them. :D

  1. Abbott, JeffTrust Me
  2. Ackroyd, PeterThe Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
  3. Ackroyd, PeterThe Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (2nd)
  4. Ackroyd, PeterFirst Light
  5. Adams, Eve (Coonts, Stephen)The Garden of Eden
  6. Adams, RichardTraveller
  7. Alsanea, RajaaGirls of Riyadh
  8. Anderson, EvangelineBlind Date With A Vampire
  9. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Kat 1: Kat
  10. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers .5: Dangerous
  11. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1: The Summoning
  12. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1: The Summoning (2nd)
  13. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1.5: Divided
  14. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2: The Awakening
  15. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2: The Awakening (2nd)
  16. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2.5: Disenchanted
  17. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 3: The Reckoning
  18. Armstrong, KelleyEdison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 3: The Reckoning (2nd)
  19. Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaThe Kiesha’Ra 1: Hawksong
  20. Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaThe Kiesha’Ra 2: Snakecharm
  21. Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaThe Kiesha’Ra 3: Falcondance
  22. Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaThe Kiesha’Ra 4: Wolfcry
  23. Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaThe Kiesha’Ra 5: Wyvernhail
  24. Bantwal, ShobhanThe Dowry Bride
  25. Berry, SteveThe Romanov Prophecy
  26. Bohjalian, ChrisMidwives
  27. Bova, BenThe Hittite
  28. Brown, Elizabeth B.Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People
  29. Bruchac, Joseph and Magnuson, DianaStep Into Reading (5): Trial of Tears
  30. Bunting, Eve and Diaz, DavidSmoky Night
  31. Cabot, MegInsatiable 1: Insatiable
  32. Carle, EricDraw Me A Star
  33. Carle, Eric and Iwamura, KazuoWhere Are You Going? To See My Friend!
  34. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C.The House of Night 1: Marked
  35. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C.The House of Night 2: Betrayed
  36. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C.The House of Night 3: Chosen
  37. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C.The House of Night 4: Untamed
  38. Cast, Kristin and Cast, P.C.The House of Night 5: Hunted
  39. Clare, CassandraThe Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel
  40. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
  41. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones (2nd)
  42. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
  43. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes (2nd)
  44. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
  45. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass (2nd)
  46. Clare, CassandraThe Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
  47. Collins, RossDear Vampa
  48. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, JanetCook-A-Doodle-Doo!
  49. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, JanetThe Great Fuzz Frenzy
  50. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, JanetHelp Me, Mr. Mutt
  51. Crummel, Susan Stevens and Stevens, JanetThe Little Red Pen
  52. Dietrich, WilliamThe Scourge of God
  53. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 1: Goddess of the Night
  54. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 1: Goddess of the Night (2nd)
  55. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 2: Into the Cold Fire
  56. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 2: Into the Cold Fire (2nd)
  57. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 3: Night Shade
  58. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 3: Night Shade (2nd)
  59. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 4: The Secret Scroll
  60. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 4: The Secret Scroll (2nd)
  61. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 5: The Sacrifice
  62. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 5: The Sacrifice (2nd)
  63. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 6: The Lost One
  64. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 6: The Lost One (2nd)
  65. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 7: Moon Demon
  66. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 7: Moon Demon (2nd)
  67. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 8: Possession
  68. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 8: Possession (2nd)
  69. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 9: The Choice
  70. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 9: The Choice (2nd)
  71. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 10: The Talisman
  72. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 10: The Talisman (2nd)
  73. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 11: The Prophecy
  74. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 11: The Prophecy (2nd)
  75. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 12: The Becoming
  76. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 12: The Becoming (2nd)
  77. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 13: The Final Eclipse
  78. Ewing, LynneDaughters of the Moon 13: The Final Eclipse (2nd)
  79. Fantaskey, BethJessica 1: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
  80. Fierstein, Harvey and Cole, HenryThe Sissy Duckling
  81. Fitzpatrick, BeccaHush, Hush 1: Hush, Hush
  82. Gassman, Julie and Watson, RichardCrabby Pants
  83. Grabenstein, ChrisHaunted Mystery 1: The Crossroads
  84. Gray, ClaudiaEvernight Academy 1: Evernight
  85. Gray, ClaudiaEvernight Academy 2: Stargazer
  86. Gray, ClaudiaEvernight Academy 3: Hourglass
  87. Gregory, Jill and Tintori, KarenThe Book of Names
  88. Hautman, PeteSweetblood
  89. Hemphill, StephanieWicked Girls
  90. Henderson, JasonAlex Van Helsing 1: Vampire Rising
  91. Isaacs, AnneTorn Thread
  92. Jenkins, A.M.Night Road
  93. Jenkins, A.M.Night Road (2nd)
  94. Johnson, MaureenDevilish
  95. Johnson, MaureenDevilish (2nd)
  96. Jones, CarrieNeed 1: Need
  97. Jones, CarrieNeed 2: Captivate
  98. Kate, LaurenFallen 1: Fallen
  99. Keaton, Anna Leigh – Woodland Magic 01: Fated
  100. Keaton, Anna Leigh – Woodland Magic 02: Mated
  101. Kimmelman, Leslie and Terry, WillThe Three Bully Goats
  102. Little, Emily and Eagle, Michael – Step Into Reading (5): The Trojan Horse
  103. Lowry, LoisThe Giver 1: The Giver
  104. Martin, Bill and Carle, EricPanda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  105. McGrath, Patrick – Asylum
  106. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 1: The Silver Child
  107. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 2: Silver City
  108. McNish, CliffThe Silver Sequence 3: Silver World
  109. Meyer, CarolynRoyal Diaries: Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
  110. Monroe, LucyMercenary 1: Ready
  111. Monroe, LucyMercenary 2: Willing
  112. Monroe, LucyMercenary 3: and Able
  113. Moore, ChristopherA Love Story 2: You Suck!
  114. Murphy, Jim and Manders, JohnFergus and the Night Demon
  115. Myron, Vicki, Witter, Bret, and James, SteveDewey: There’s a Cat in the Library
  116. Parnell, Peter, Richardson, Justin, and Cole, HenryAnd Tango Makes Three
  117. Perry, John and Fearing, MarkThe Book That Eats People
  118. Pegues, Deborah Smith30 Days to Taming Your Tongue
  119. Rivers, FrancineRedeeming Love
  120. Rivers, FrancineThe Last Sin Eater
  121. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 1: Vampire Kisses
  122. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 2: Kissing Coffins
  123. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 3: Vampireville
  124. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 4: Dance with a Vampire
  125. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club
  126. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood
  127. Schreiber, EllenVampire Kisses 7: Love Bites
  128. Sedler, Dr. Michael D.When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up
  129. Shelley, Mary and Johnson, Diane – Frankenstein
  130. Smith, Cynthia LeitichTantalize 1: Tantalize
  131. Smith, Cynthia LeitichTantalize 2: Eternal
  132. Somper, JustinVampirates 1: Demons of the Ocean
  133. Somper, JustinVampirates 2: Tide of Terror
  134. Somper, JustinVampirates 3: Blood Captain
  135. Somper, JustinVampirates 4: Black Heart
  136. Stine, R.L.Dangerous Girls 1: Dangerous Girls
  137. Winthrop, ElizabethCounting on Grace

Banned Books

  1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, Illustrated by Henry Cole
  2. Draw Me A Star by Eric Carle, Illustrated by Eric Carle
  3. The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein, Illustrated by Henry Cole

Picture Books

  1. There’s a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, Illustrated by Steve James
  2. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, Illustrated by Henry Cole
  3. Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by David Diaz
  4. Draw Me A Star by Eric Carle, Illustrated by Eric Carle
  5. The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein, Illustrated by Henry Cole
  6. Dear Vampa by Ross Collins, Illustrated by Ross Collins
  7. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle
  8. The Book That Eats People by John Perry, Illustrated by Mark Fearing
  9. Where Are You Going? To See My Friend by Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura, Illustrated by Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura
  10. Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman, Illustrated by Richard Watson
  11. Fergus and the Night-Demon by Jim Murphy, Illustrated by John Mandeers
  12. The Three Bully Goats by Leslie Kimmelman, Illustrated by Will Terry
  13. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  14. The Little Red Pen by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  15. Help Me, Mr. Mutt by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  16. The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens, Illustrated by Janet Stevens

Reading Challenges

  1. RhiReading’s PRR 2011 Challenge
  2. Goodreads 2011 Challenge
  3. Banned Books Whenever You Finish Challenge

Read Some Books I Own

  1. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  2. The Little Red Pen by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  3. Blind Date with a Vampire by Evangeline Anderson
  4. Woodland Magic 01: Fated by Anna Leigh Keaton
  5. Woodland Magic 02: Mated by Anna Leigh Keaton
  6. Mercenary 01: Ready by Lucy Monroe
  7. Mercenary 02: Willing by Lucy Monroe
  8. Mercenary 03: And Able by Lucy Monroe

Pages Read (400 pages each month)

  1. January – 483 Pages
  2. February – 464 Pages
  3. March – 630 Pages
  4. April – 1,912 Pages
  5. May – 1,774 Pages
  6. June – 2,361 Pages
  7. July – 1,191 Pages
  8. August – 411 Pages
  9. September –
  10. October –
  11. November –
  12. December –

Goodreads 2011 Challenge

  1. Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Diane Johnson
  3. The Trail of Tears by Joseph Bruchac, Illustrated by Diana Magnuson
  4. The Trojan Horse by Emily Little, Illustrated by Michael Eagle
  5. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd (2)
  6. Daughters of the Moon 01: Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing (2)
  7. There’s a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, Illustrated by Steve James
  8. Daughters of the Moon 02: Into Cold Fire by Lynne Ewing (2)
  9. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, Illustrated by Henry Cole
  10. Daughters of the Moon 03: Night Shade by Lynne Ewing (2)
  11. Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by David Diaz
  12. Daughters of the Moon 04: The Secret Scroll by Lynne Ewing (2)
  13. Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle, Illustrated by Eric Carle
  14. Daughters of the Moon 05: The Sacrifice by Lynne Ewing (2)
  15. The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein, Illustrated by Henry Cole
  16. Daughters of the Moon 06: The Lost One by Lynne Ewing (2)
  17. Dear Vampa by Ross Collins, Illustrated by Ross Collins
  18. Daughters of the Moon 07: Moon Demon by Lynne Ewing (2)
  19. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle
  20. Daughters of the Moon 08: Possession by Lynne Ewing (2)
  21. The Book That Eats People by John Perry, Illustrated by Mark Fearing
  22. Daughters of the Moon 09: The Choice by Lynne Ewing (2nd)
  23. Where Are You Going? To See My Friend by Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura, Illustrated by Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura
  24. Daughters of the Moon 10: The Talisman by Lynne Ewing (2nd)
  25. Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman, Illustrated by Richard Watson
  26. Daughters of the Moon 11: The Prophecy by Lynne Ewing (2nd)
  27. Fergus and the Night-Demon by Jim Murphy, Illustrated by John Mandeers
  28. Daughters of the Moon 12: The Becoming by Lynne Ewing (2nd)
  29. The Three Bully Goats by Leslie Kimmelman, Illustrated by Will Terry
  30. Daughters of the Moon 13: The Final Eclipse by Lynne Ewing (2nd)
  31. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  32. The Little Red Pen by Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  33. The Mortal Instruments 01: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (2nd)
  34. The Mortal Instruments 02: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (2nd)
  35. The Mortal Instruments 03: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (2nd)
  36. Help Me, Mr. Mutt by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  37. The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Susan Stevens Crummel and Janet Stevens, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
  38. The Infernal Devices 01: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  39. The Mortal Instruments 04: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (2nd)
  40. Night Road by A.M. Jenkins (2nd)
  41. Devilish by Maureen Johnson (2nd)
  42. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 0.5: Dangerous by Kelley Armstrong
  43. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 01: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (2nd)
  44. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 1.5: Divided by Kelley Armstrong
  45. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 02: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (2nd)
  46. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 2.5: Disenchanted by Kelley Armstrong
  47. Edison Group Experiments: Darkest Powers 03: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong (2nd)
  48. Edison Group Experiments: Kat 01: Kat by Kelley Armstrong
  49. Blind Date with a Vampire by Evangeline Anderson
  50. Woodland Magic 01: Fated by Anna Leigh Keaton
  51. Woodland Magic 02: Mated by Anna Leigh Keaton
  52. Mercenary 01: Ready by Lucy Monroe
  53. Mercenary 02: Willing by Lucy Monroe
  54. Mercenary 03: And Able by Lucy Monroe
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Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Diane Johnson

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Book Information:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Introduction by Diane Johnson
Bantam Dell
Published in 1818. Republished in 1967, 1981, and 2003
ISBN 0553212478
216 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

While voyaging through unexplored regions of the ocean where only ice dwells, Robert Walton discovers something more than new regions. He finds a man, Victor Frankenstein, on top of an ice raft. Robert finds a friend in Victor, but he finds out that sometimes knowledge is better left alone through Victor’s story – where Victor was in the same pursuit of knowledge and created a “monster” from it.

Okay, not really a good summary, but it will do. I checked out Frankenstein from my library because I wanted to compare it with The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd, which I will (re) read after I finish this review. :)

Anyways, the version of Frankenstein that I read has an introduction by Diane Johnson, author’s introduction, and a preface by Marlow before the beginning of the actual story part. I read all those, so I will mention how informative and good they are, of course. However, it is up to you, if you read this version, whether or not you want to read them or not. With the introduction by Diane Johnson, it was very err… informative. She writes information over Mary Shelley’s life and how she kind of incorporated it in her story. It also talked about some of the themes that are in the book, so if you want to draw your own conclusions, don’t read the introduction all the way. Anyways, I find it interesting, and it saved me some time because I didn’t have to research Mary Shelley’s life. Anyways, don’t read it, read it; it’s up to you. ;) Next is the author’s introduction. This is where Mary Shelley explains how she got the idea, why she wrote it, and things like that. Not really necessary to read, but it is interesting. Last is the preface by Marlow, where he explains the feelings he had over Frankenstein and makes comments. Out of all the intro parts, I would say that the preface is the least necessary one, and it is only kind of interesting. However, it is up to you whether or not to read them. :D

Anyways, onto the main part of the novel and what I thought about it. ;) Robert Walton tells this novel through letters to his sister, Margaret. Through these letters he retells the story of Victor Frankenstein as Victor tells it to him in some sort of lesson format. Why do I say a lesson format? Hmm… Because like Victor, Robert wants to further scientific discovery, and (I think) Victor wants him to learn that with discovery comes some consequences as he found out the hard way. There are other lessons like you shouldn’t judge someone by how they look because you never know how good they are on the inside. Also, if you treat them harshly just because of their looks, you don’t know how they will react and take it out on someone else. And I guess another one of the lessons is that you shouldn’t create something (like life/a child) if you are just going to abandon and hate it. :( Like I said, a lot of lessons about moral compasses and how you should think before you act, and I like how the author makes all these lessons visible and pull your heart to it.

Now for the things that are both good and bad. Another thing I like is how the descriptions just pull you into the book, and you can just imagine how it might look like, but it does kind of get tiring to read all them to the point where you just skip over it. So, the descriptions are both a good thing and bad thing since there are so many of them. And I think that’s all the things that are both good and bad. Now, this could be good or bad to you, depending how you are, but I don’t think it was really “horror” since I didn’t drop the book and run away. I don’t like horror since I get scared a little too easily sometimes, so the book being kind of horrorless might appeal to some people.

While I loved the lessons, descriptions, and emotions the novel tries to surface on you, I didn’t like how disappointing it was, and how empty some of the actions were. But then again, I think this book is more a “lesson” one than an action or any other type of book. Though, I was still disappointed on how it ended and the lack of details of the actual experiment and other actions, which is why it is rated 4 out of 5. Though, even though it is sort of disappointing and leaves you wanting more, it leaves enough to make you think about things you normally wouldn’t or try not to. Also, the character development doesn’t happen that often in Mary Shelley’s version, so the book is disappointing on that end as well. However, you feel sorry for both Victor and the monster on both ends – and feel like they are both stupid in their ways of thinking.

Overall, the disappointment is a little bit overshadowed by how it makes you think how humane you really are. Also, the lessons it teaches and the emotion it shows leaves a strange mark on your heart. I definitely will read it again because of the emotions it brings out, that is, if I ever decide to re-read it. Though, I don’t think I will check out the same book because this one is kind of falling apart. :X

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Mary Shelley
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet The Lost Entwife

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Book Musing: How to decide? | Challenge Update

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How do you decide which books to buy? Or do you mostly pick to support your local public library for reading books?

For me, it is usually like this:

  1. Read at library.
  2. Put on my birthday/Christmas wish list.
  3. Buy it whenever I can.

Though, sometimes it is like this:

  1. See review on a blog or while searching the Internet.
  2. Put it on my wish list, if the review is good.
  3. Buy it whenever I can.

As one of the many adults who don’t have a job and still living and assisting their parents around their house, I don’t have that much money to spare to buy that many books. So what do I do to get the books I review, I support my public library because that is usually how your local government decides how much funds your public library gets.

How do I know this? I know because I volunteer at my public library, and the librarians told me that they keep track of these things: how many patrons come in and out, how many swap books/videos patrons check out, how many regular books and videos patrons check out, how many volunteers volunteer, the amount of total hours all the volunteers do together, how many employees they have, how many hours and days they are open during a certain length of time, how many books weren’t return, how many replacement books were ordered, total amount of the money they earned (late fees, replacement card fees, etc.), how many people show up for their programs, and many more things. >.<

Another way they get funds is donations (books and money) from patrons, local organizations, and other things. For my library, they get donations from patrons and the volunteer membership organization, Friends of the Library, donates books/money towards the library. It is usually the Friends of the Library who do the fund-raising and helps with free programs for my library. So, if you see books for sell at the library or anything for fund-raising at your library, check to see where the money goes. Helping out your library like that is usually what helps them get funds to books that people don’t return, new books, get missing books in a series, and many fun programs – like my library does with Family Fun Night. :D

It is the library’s book review blog and authors who don’t know when to end series (the ones who have 15+ books and still are ongoing) fault that my book wish list is so long. Luckily, I still have my library, which is usually pretty good with requests and have a lot more books than me, so I can still read (and review) books for fun.

So how do you get your books? How do you decide which books to buy? And, is there anyone else but me who uses (supports) their public library to review books a lot?

 

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For the Goodreads 2011 Reading Challenge, I have finished 1 book out of the 65. You can see the post below. :X

That’s pretty much the only challenge I have completed. :S

Oh, I’m going to try to make little image headers (of pictures I have taken) for blog posts, so it will be prettier. :X Since I’m the one that took the pictures, please don’t use them without permission. :) Another note, those of you who have been in snow may know the reason why I made that as the challenge image. :D Also, the font name is on there just in case if you want to use that font for your own headers. :D

Review: Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer

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Book Information:

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914 by Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic
Published in 2000
ISBN 0439129087
214 Pages

Series Information:

Royal Diaries
Not really a series, but has a lot of books under that general name.

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

The story of the very last Grand Duchess of Russia, Anastasia, told through a fictionalized diary by Carolyn Meyer in the Royal Diaries series/line.

Let’s start with what urged me to check it out from the library. I decided to check it out because I just love The Royal Diary series and the Dear America series since I love historical fiction. :D

I know this is for middle school and below, so it won’t have all the elements that a young adult or adult book will have, so I will try not to go into the lack of details. For a middle school book, it does have the right amount of details and big words. Though, the one thing I can’t forgive is how the diary entries are so out of place in the beginning that it is actually kind of boring, but it gets interesting once War World I starts up. Once those entries show up, it isn’t that boring since they come pretty much in order and you can make sense of it. Yeah, so that is only thing I really don’t like about the book, and that is the only reason why it is a 4 star instead of a 5 star. ;)

Now for the things I loved. I just loved how you can tell the author did her research over the matter, and she tried to keep it as accurate as she possibly can. Also, you can almost imagine how it might of felt like to live during World War I as Anastasia – or, maybe, as any young, rich noble girl in Russia. Second thing I loved is that you can almost sense almost the kind of personality Anastasia might of have – the mischievousness and playfulness almost pop out of the pages. And like all the Royal Diaries, I like the history notes, pictures, and other information the books usually come with. Also, I like how both the Royal Diaries and the Dear America books are pretty much fast reads – I finished this one in pretty much 1-2 days. :D Oh, I also love the historical aspects of the books. :)

While like with most of the Royal Diaries or Dear America books, if you know the history, it already kind of spoils it, but what really makes these books special is how the authors in those series can pull off how a young teenager might have felt during that time and give that person a personality you can imagine relating to. So, despite being an adult, I still enjoy these book series because of the history and the other things I mentioned above.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Carolyn Meyer
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Resolution

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As a resolution, I decided to re-read all the books I have read.

Why? After reviewing for a year, I know what I’m missing now. So, of course I need to modify all of my old reviews. Don’t ask me why. I have a weird thing of liking my reviews to look alike. >.<

Oh, I won’t re-read all the books; just the ones where I think the reviews could be better.

Anyways, does anyone else have a resolution for your book review blog?

Recently Updated:

  1. Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People by Elizabeth B. Brown
  2. When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael D. Sedler
  3. 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue by Deborah Smith Pegues

I’m going to make my 2011 PRR Challenge here. It is a informal challenge from RhiReading.

  1. Re-Read existing book reviews to make better reviews.
  2. Finish re-vamping my book review blog and leave it that way. :X
  3. Read 65 new books for the New Year. For the Goodreads 2011 Reading Challenge.
  4. Read some banned books.
  5. Read some of the books that are collecting dust in my bookshelf. :X
  6. Join some reading challenges.
  7. Review some picture books.

Read at least 600 pages each month.

 

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I moved my old WordPress blog onto a free hosting site. :D

Why? Because I wanted to use pretty skins and Google Friend Connect (GFC). :P

I’ll still use my old one, but it will be only used just in case if this site goes down due to bandwidth issues. Or, I might just post it on my Goodreads account until the bandwidth resets. ;)

Currently re-doing all the review posts to match this layout.

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