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Stacking the Shelves #2

Posted January 6, 2013 by Kara in Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 18 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #2

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.There is a locally owned used bookstore chain that I love in our area of the Metroplex.  After Christmas, the stores will always hold a sale week for anyone anxious to get rid of their well-earned Christmas cash. I can’t pass on a sale. In fact, “sale” is one of my favorite words, ever.  It is like magic.  Those brightly colored display signs proudly promising a reduction of overpriced more »

Book Review of Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Posted January 3, 2013 by Kara in Guest Post, Lyn / 19 Comments
Book Review of Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Publisher: Delacorte Release Date: July 12th, 2011 Pages: 416 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Source: I own a copy. Blurb from Goodreads: Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn’t as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that “normal” doesn’t mix with magic, and she’s worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life. Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren’t alone. There’s someone more »

Lyn’s Top Ten Books of 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by Kara in Guest Post, Lyn / 16 Comments
Lyn’s Top Ten Books of 2012

Hey everyone!  Here we are, looking at the end of the year.  I made it to my goal of 75 books this year (I’m in my final stages of my schooling, and sadly, reading has to take a backseat to homework at times).  I decided to celebrate the end of the year with a list of my top ten reads from 2012.  I’ll note that I had to debate for a LONG time on my final decision.  I felt like a monster for cutting off 6 books that I wanted on the list.  However, here is the final result: 1. more »

Guest Post: Stacking the Shelves #1 with Lyn!

Posted December 16, 2012 by Kara in Guest Post, Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 16 Comments
Guest Post: Stacking the Shelves #1 with Lyn!

Hi! This week, I finished updating the last of my portfolio (I’m an intern in education) and I celebrated by going to the bookstore.  I always love to see everyone’s post, Stacking the Shelves, so I thought I would contribute my own contribution to my overpopulated bookshelves. Here is the stack, on my leopard print comforter (which the cat and I fight over every night): From the bottom up: Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore Why: I have heard some good things about Clement-Moore, so I thought this would be a good first read for this author.  The cover is stunning, more »