Audio/Book Review: The Throne of Fire…and a Cow.

October 13, 2011

The Throne of Fire is Rick Riordan’s second book in the Kane series. I did a review on The Red Pyramid, which is the first book.

Carter and Sadie, the siblings who are descended from the Egyptian pharaohs Rameses the Great and Narmer, continue their adventures from The Red Pyramid, but this time with a group of trainees that answered their call. Now they are at Brooklyn House with these promising young magicians. The House of Life is convinced that the Kanes are bad news, but their worst enemy yet, the chaos snake Apophis, is rising in just a few days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Review: Decision Points by George W. Bush

August 11, 2011

So I decided to read George W. Bush’s 481 page autobiography, Decision Points. I’ve never really been into politics myself, (except for when we had to analyze the 2008 election, but then again, I had never really understood the workings of all of it) but I did think it would be nice to see everything from another point of view, other than the constant “Bush ruined our country” perspective.

This autobiography is organized into sections based on major “decision points”, as the title suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »


Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Angel by James Patterson

August 5, 2011

Angel by James Patterson is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2011.
After reading Patterson’s Angel for our high school book club I found myself looking forward to finding out what the book club members thought of the book.  Angel is the latest book in the hugely popular Maximum Ride series.  None of the book club members had read any of the books in the series before, but everyone agreed that Angel was written so that you can just jump into the action and get caught up as you go. Read the rest of this entry »


Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

August 2, 2011

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten, click here here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.  Voting begins August 22, 2011 and ends September 16, 2011.  To vote during these dates, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

August 2, 2011

Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

Even as teenaged Quincie Morris adjusts to her appetites as a neophyte vampire, she must clear her true love, the hybrid-werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running before she loses her own soul.

To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten, click here here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.  Voting begins August 22, 2011 and ends September 16, 2011.  To vote during these dates, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2011: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

August 2, 2011

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.

To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten, click here here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.  Voting begins August 22, 2011 and ends September 16, 2011.  To vote during these dates, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2011: Lies by Michael Grant

August 2, 2011

Lies by Michael Grant is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominations for 2011.

As conditions worsen in the FAYZ, where supernatural forces have trapped children under the age of fifteen and resources are running out, it becomes tempting to heed the words of a prophet who says that only death will set them free.

To read more about the Teens’ Top Ten, click here here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.  Voting begins August 22, 2011 and ends September 16, 2011.  To vote during these dates, click here.


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