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Dec 26, 2009

Saturday Read: 4 & 1/2 Books for Break

So you're home for break. And it's wonderful. But what are you going to do with all that downtime for the next three weeks? How about do a little reading for pleasure? You know what I'm talking about, right?

Dec 12, 2009

Saturday Read: Paint it Black, by Janet Fitch

If the name Janet Fitch sounds familiar to you, that's because I've already reviewed her first novel "White Oleander." I was so impressed with that book that I decided to pick up her second book, "Paint it Black." I know that it's the Christmas season and all my book picks should be holly and jolly, but I'm making an exception for "Paint it Black" because I was just so excited to read it.

Nov 7, 2009

Saturday Read: Going Bovine, by Libba Bray

When I first saw "Going Bovine" on Amazon.com, to be honest, I was a bit scared of the cover. A creepy cow carrying an equally creepy garden gnome? Needless to say, along with feeling frightened, I was also intrigued.

Saturday Read: The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Considering today is Halloween (finally on a weekend!), I was in the mood for something supernatural this week. Of course, you first think of the blockbusters: Twilight, The Historian, maybe even a classic like Frankenstein. But, I decided to go with something a little less mainstream. Something darker and more of a true horror novel.

Oct 31, 2009

Saturday Read: Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger

I am a HUGE fan of "The Time Traveler's Wife," (the book, not the movie) so when I found out that after 6 years, Audrey Niffenegger was releasing another novel, I knew I had to get my paws on it. Luckily, my anniversary with my boyfriend coincided beautifully with the release date, so, needless to say, I received it as a gift (good job, Tyler!).

Oct 17, 2009

Saturday Read: Paper Towns by John Green

Anyone who reads the Saturday Read knows that I am a closet teen fiction reader. It's so honest and spirited that I can't help but devour teen fiction after teen fiction. And, as I have said before, a teen read is a nice way to take your mind off of your school textbooks

Oct 10, 2009

Sep 26, 2009

Saturday Read: The Alchemist

After plowing through "The Lost Symbol" last week, I was looking for something a tad shorter to read. Scanning my bookshelf, my eyes fell on a tiny sliver of a novel that my mom gave me years ago. She and many others have praised the book to me, so I decided that I would give it a go.

Sep 19, 2009

Saturday Read: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I have been anticipating the release of "The Lost Symbol" since Dan Brown announced it right after "The Da Vinci Code" rose to fame. Years later, I finally have a copy in my hands. I ran out Sunday morning to Wal-mart to pick it up (and got it for 45% off!) and eagerly dug in.

Sep 12, 2009

Saturday Read: Towelhead by Alicia Erian

"Towelhead" is set in the early 90's in Texas, with tensions high due to the war in the Middle East. 13-year-old Jasira moves to live with her strict Lebanese father after her mother's boyfriend started paying more attention to Jasira than her mother. As a well-developed 13-year-old, Jasira struggles with the transition from childhood to young adulthood with a body superior to her peers.

Aug 22, 2009

Saturday Read: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

I know, I know. I'm a little bit slow on the uptake. "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult (Editor's Note: best. author. ever) has been a favorite read for a couple years now, and despite hearing nothing but good things, it never really interested me. Being a bookstore employee, you develop a bit of a superiority complex and when a book becomes "mainstream" you turn your nose at it.

Aug 15, 2009

Saturday Read: Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey

My small, Canadian town is experiencing a bit of a heat wave. Albeit, heat wave for us means 30 C (86 F for all you Americans!), but still. During the day, it's great; I get to play outside and work on my ever-increasing tan. However, at night, it's gross. My house doesn't have air conditioning so I'm trapped in a hot, muggy box.

Jul 25, 2009

Saturday Read + Giveaway! Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

"Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict" is a companion to Laurie Viera Rigler's first novel "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict." In "Confessions," Courtney Stone, a modern 21st century blonde, finds herself trapped in the body of Jane Mansfield, a brunette English rose from the 1800's.

Jul 11, 2009

Saturday Read: Dune Road by Jane Green + Interview!

When Penguin Canada contacted me about interviewing author Jane Green, I was ecstatic! Me, a lowly college student, interviewing a international best-selling author? A women who is considered one of the CREATORS of chick-lit?! Needless to say, I jumped at the chance.