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BookChallenge, July 28, 2013 in Books
Posted October 30, 2013
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Posted October 31, 2013
Book Number: 7
Number Of Pages: 263
Book Title: Classified
Author: Fern Michaels
Summary: Sophie's psychic abilities are taxed as she attempts to open a psychic help business with Goebel. Abby and Chris finish out their first year of married life with a bit of help from her mom and her 3 godmothers. Life is hectic and everchanging in Charleston, SC with the four school friends still united to right wrongs.
Rating: (optional) 6.5
Review: (optional) An amusing easy to read book of the escape fiction variety. The latest in the Toots Loudenberry series.
Book Number: 8
Number Of Pages: 262
Book Title: Christmas Carol Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Summary: Tinker's Cove, Maine is the home of small town journalist Lucy Stone. In this book Lucy and the town are trying to cope with the mess the economy is in and how the lay offs and cut backs are effecting people's lives as a mortgage company forecloses on house after home in the small rural community. The town life seems to mimic Dicken's co-owners of the mortgage company is killed by a bomb blast. Who did it?
Review: A fun read for those that like character run mysteries. Sara and Zoe are now in late teen age years. True to life events make the novel seem like a slice of life. An enjoyable light read.
Posted November 2, 2013
Number Of Pages:245
Book Title:The Body in the Library
Summary:When a body is discovered in the library of Colonel and Mrs Bantry, they call on their old friend Miss Marple to help solve the mystery.
Book Number: 12
Number Of Pages: 447
Book Title: P.S. I Love You
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Summary: When her husband Gerry dies, Holly is lost and doesn't know what to do with her life. However, Gerry had already thought of this and prepared a series of letters that she has to open each month.
Posted November 3, 2013
Book Number: 9
Number Of Pages: 611
Book Title: Simple Genius
Author: David Baldacci
Summary: Camp Peary, a CIA off-limits training ground on the York River in Tide water Virginis, is the scene of a suspicious death. The victim a scientist from the think tank across the river. The authorities claim suicide, but there is no convincing evidence Monk Turing was insane enough to make an imposible secret entry into Camp Peary and kill himself. Sean King an ex-secret service agent whose partner has suffered a mental meltdown is on his own trying to figure out what happened and why.
Rating: (optional) 8
Review: (optional Baldacci gives us a well written tale that keeps one reading until the last page to find out exactly how the good guys (Michelle and Sean) thwart the bad guys and for that matter, exactly who are the bad guys?
Posted November 5, 2013
Book Number: 72
Number Of Pages: 226
Book Title: Take Two
Author: Julia DeVillers & Jennifer Roy
Summary: Emma and Payton are twins but when they're caught doing the old twin-switch trick, they have two choices - detention or they can do school service instead. Of course, the twins opt for the latter. Emma, the smarter of the two, has to tutor and babysit two younger boys, while Payton has to go and work in the Drama Club...but she won't be on the stage, she'll be under it! To make things worse for Emma, the boys she's in charge of are twins too! In the end, sometimes, it's good to have a twin that has your back as well as your face!
Book Number: 73
Number Of Pages: 182
Book Title: Life, Starring Me!
Author: Robin Wasserman
Summary: When Ruby Day gets too old for her role in Bye Bye Birdie, she's fired and has to return home to her parents. That's when she learns what it's like to be who she actually is - a seventh-grader.
Book Number: 74
Number Of Pages: 273
Book Title: Dreamsleeves
Author: Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Summary: Aislinn's life is far from perfect - her dad's a drunk, her mom doesn't try to stop him most of the time to "keep the peace", and she has to look after her four younger siblings by herself. But she doesn't give up hope. Everyday, she keeps dreaming and wishing, until one day, she discovers a special thing that just might change her life: dreamsleeves.
Book Number: 75
Number Of Pages: 164
Book Title: Pet Trouble: Runaway Retriever
Author: T.T. Sutherland
Summary: Parker is getting a new dog, no thanks to his sister, Camellia. But when he sees his new pet golden retriever, he doesn't regret anything as Merlin's just the perfect pet for him. The problem is, nothing will stop Merlin from following Parker everywhere! Cages, fences, none of them work. How can Parker make his dog learn to sit and stay?
Book Number: 76
Book Title: Pet Trouble: Loudest Beagle on the Block
Summary: Ella inherits a cute, little beagle from her late aunt. Dogs aren't exactly her thing but she doesn't really mind Trumpet that much...until she finds out about a particularly irritating habit of Trumpet. Trumpet loves to howl whenever Ella attempts to sing! How can Ella possibly practise for the upcoming talent show?
Book Number: 77
Book Title: Pet Trouble: Oh No, Newf!
Summary: Heidi is completely crazy about dogs. So when she finds a completely adorable stray Newfoundland, not to mention huge, she wants to keep it...but she has a problem. Yeti is clumsy and just basically her parents' worst nightmare. How can she convince them to give Yeti a good home?
Book Number: 78
Number Of Pages: 156
Book Title: Pet Trouble: Bad to the Bone Boxer
Summary: Michelle is in love with her new boxer, Tombo. He's cute, lovable, and extremely playful! Too playful, to the point where he completely destroys anything that can get into his jaws. Can Michelle train him and prevent her house from being chewed up?
Book Number: 79
Number Of Pages: 159
Book Title: Pet Trouble: Dachshund Disaster
Summary: King, Daniel's new pet dachshund, is perfect - cute, lovable, and loyal. However, King's loyalty takes a turn to the worst when Daniel realised that King is friendly to him, but barks at everyone else! Can Daniel get King under control and teach him the difference between friends and enemies?
Book Number: 80
Number Of Pages: 172
Book Title: Oggie Cooder
Author: Sarah Weeks
Summary: Oggie Cooder is the weirdo of the school. Clothes don't matter to him, his way of thinking is different from everyone else, and his favourite thing to do is charving (chewing and carving) cheese. Little did he know that his so-called 'weird' hobby would get him the ticket of a vacation to Hollywood!
Book Number: 81
Number Of Pages: 114
Book Title: The Winner's Walk
Author: Nancy Ruth Patterson
Summary: Case seems to the be the dark horse of the family; his mom's a popular stage actor, his dad's a champion horse trainer, and his sister's a star swimmer. Case just doesn't seem cut out to win anything. That is, until one day, when he finds a lost golden retriever and 'adopts' it until his parents can find its owners. That's when Case realises that maybe, just maybe, he is a winner after all.
Book Number: 82
Number Of Pages: 126
Book Title: Megamind
Author: Lauren Alexander
Summary: It's always the same old story: Megamind tries to take over the city and Metro Man tries to stop him. But when Megamind actually manages to kill Metro Man, what will he do now?
Book Number: 83
Number Of Pages: 140
Book Title: Magic Pickle And The Planet Of The Grapes
Author: Scott Morse
Summary: The Magic Pickle is the world's only hope against the Brotherhood of Evil Produce! So when he sees a sour potion disguised as lemonade, he and his friend, Jo Jo, have to find a way to defeat the Brotherhood's newest member: the Razin'!
Book Number: 84
Number Of Pages: 147
Book Title: The Friendship Experiment
Author: Brandi Dougherty
Summary: When Morgan gets dumped by her two so-called best friends right before seventh-grade starts, she knows that she has to find some new friends quickly. So she begins the Friendship Experiment, to see who she really clicks with and can be friends with.
Book Number: 85
Number Of Pages: 175
Book Title: Back to School, Mallory
Author: Laurie Friedman
Summary: It's back to school for Mallory...and her mom too! Her mom, Mrs McDonald (like the restaurant, but no relation) is the school's new music teacher. How long can Mallory last before she practically dies of embarrassment?
Book Number: 86
Number Of Pages: 153
Book Title: Captain Underpants And The Perilous Plot Of Professor Poopypants
Author: Dav Pilkey
Summary: George and Harold's 'thoughtfulness' has gone way too far this time! They've made Professor Poppypants' brain snap...and now he's going to take over the world! Can Captain Underpants save them all?
Book Number: 87
Number Of Pages: 176
Book Title: Captain Underpants And The Wrath Of The Wicked Wedgie Woman
Summary: George and Harold have really done it this time - they've gone and created Wedgie Woman! Now it's up to them and Captain Underpants to save the day!
Book Number: 88
Book Title: Captain Underpants And The Big, Bad Battle Of The Bionic Booger Boy Part 1: The Night Of The Nasty Nostril Nuggets
Summary: Melvin Sneedly, the school tell-tale and class brainiac, has accidentally combined himself with a bionic robot and boogers! Can he change himself back before he goes nuts? Or will Captain Underpants have to save the day again?
Book Number: 89
Number Of Pages: 222
Book Title: Captain Underpants And The Revolting Revenge Of The Radioactive Robo-Boxers
Summary: When Tippy Tinkletrousers accidentally destroys the world, he returns back in time to set things right. Of course, he soon gets back to his old tricks and Captain Underpants goes to the rescue again!
Book Number: 90
Number Of Pages: 128
Book Title: The Adventures Of Super Diaper Baby
Summary: When a criminal gets away with half a jar of super power juice, a baby accidentally drinks it and Super Diaper Baby is born! Of course, Deputy Dangerous promises revenge, especially when he turns into a turd!
Book Number: 91
Number Of Pages: 192
Book Title: Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion Of The Potty Snatchers
Summary: Super Diaper Baby and Diaper Dog gets to work again when a particularly stinky villain starts stealing all the toilets in town, just to crush each of them to bits! It's a bit challenging to fight an enemy who's made of pee, though. Can the crime-fighting duo defeat Dr. Dilbert Dinkle and his fuzzy feline?
Book Number: 92
Number Of Pages: 177
Book Title: The Perfect Story
Author: Low Kay Hwa
Summary: It is the story of a boy avenging his parents' death fifteen years later, by careful planning, manipulation, and all the skills of a good social engineer, successfully killing two people and landing two others in jail...while getting away scot-free.
Review: This story was wonderful. After reading the first few pages, I had tossed it aside, assuming it to be just another boring love story. However, I took an interest in it again a few months later and I do not regret completing it. It is, as the title says, the perfect story.
Book Number: 93
Number Of Pages: 200
Book Title: Singapore's Lost Son
Author: Kaiwen Leong
Summary: Go through Kaiwen's life with him as he relates his experience in the harsh reality of life - how he made it from a dropout to a millionaire Princeton PhD.
Book Number: 94
Number Of Pages: 134
Book Title: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #1: Claws!
Author: R.L. Stine
Summary: When the cat that Mickey and Amanda are supposed to take care of gets run over by a truck, they decide to replace Bella with another cat. They go to Cat Heaven, a store that sells a lot of black cats. They find a cat there that looks exactly like Bella, which is perfect. Too perfect. There's more to this cat than it meets the eye...
Book Number: 95
Number Of Pages: 173
Book Title: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #3: The Five Masks Of Dr. Screem
Summary: Monica and Peter are in for a big scare when they go trick-or-treating at one particular block. In order to save the world from evil, they have to find and collect five masks! Sound simple? It's not as easy as it seems...
Book Number: 96
Number Of Pages: 137
Book Title: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream!
Summary: Jack picks up a mysterious phone on the bus and regrets it almost immediately. A strange voice is talking out of it, telling him that she's his new "best friend" and that he has to do certain things that might be...unacceptable to others...
Book Number: 97
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge Of The Living Dummy
Summary: Britney Crosby dreads the day her cousin, Ethan, arrives...but when he does, he doesn't come alone. A ventriloquist's dummy sits on his shoulder, staring at her. Little did she know that Slappy the dummy has plans for her too...even in Horrorland!
Book Number: 98
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #2: Creep From The Deep
Summary: Billy and Sheena least expect it when undead pirates try to climb aboard their boat...along with their 200-year-old captain who refuses to stay dead! But more shocks await them in Horrorland...
Book Number: 99
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #3: Monster Blood For Breakfast!
Summary: Just as Matt thinks that things can't get any worse than Bradley ruining his most important week, Monster Blood is introduced into his life. He soon learns that sometimes, you have to be careful with the food you eat...especially when there's Monster Blood in it...
Book Number: 100
Number Of Pages: 139
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #4: The Scream Of The Haunted Mask
Summary: Carly Beth is worried about the year's upcoming Halloween. The Haunted Mask has been calling to her lately and ugly, green masks like the Haunted Mask don't like to be ignored...
Book Number: 101
Number Of Pages: 132
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac VS. Robby Scwartz
Summary: Robby loves making comic strips. In fact, he's come up with a new villain called Dr. Maniac! His comics have been looking a little realistic lately, though. A little too realistic. Is Dr. Maniac actually real???
Posted November 6, 2013
Book Number: 13
Number Of Pages: 448
Book Title: The Doomsday Code (TimeRiders #3)
Author: Alex Scarrow
Summary: A young computer genius finds his name in a very old manuscript and is visited by the Time Riders. Years later, he meets them again and together they try to solve the mystery. They travel to 1193, Sherwood Forest, to find who wrote that text and why. Also, they want to discover what else does the text say, as it's written in a language that they can't identify.
@SanguineWolf: If you're not sure how many pages the books have, you can check sites like goodreads. You may not find the edition that you read, but you can see if the books would count or not.
I did look for them on Amazon but there were copies of the book that didn't count and copies that did so I left it up to you guys.
Posted November 7, 2013
Book Number: 10
Number Of Pages: 377
Book Title: Beginnings Worlds of Honor #6
Author:David Weber, Charles E. Gannon, Joelle Presby, Timothy Zahn
Summary: 5 novellas set in the world of Honor Harrington telling stories of the beginning of various parts of the history of that universe. Weber includes a brand new full story of how Honor's parents met on Beowulf many years ago and a childhood adventure of Honor herself on Sphinx. Zahn has written a wonderful look at the trials of being a poor steader in a backward steading who was encouraged to join the Grayson Navy.
Book Number: 1
Number Of Pages: 487
Book Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Summary: Beatrice Prior lives in a world she feels she doesn't belong, to the fraction Abnegation. When chance comes, she decides to follow a whole new path influenced by her choice results as someone Divergent, a special type of person. She joins Dauntless and rennames herself "Tris", fighting for her new identity and way of life.
Review: This was a really good, fun read! Not something I'd majorly feel for or absolutely love, just a book that captured my eye in a way for a period of time. I loved the concept, but I didn't feel like I connected with any of the characters.
Book Number: 2
Number Of Pages: 431
Book Title: Dark Secrets I
Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Summary: With Legacy of Lies and Don't Tell included. In Legacy of Lies, Megan gets invited to spend some time with a grandmother she doesn't want anything to do with, only to discover she's fallen into a twisted love triangle with deadly consequences. In Don't Tell, Lauren returns to the town where her mother drowned seven years ago, only to learn it might not have been an accident after all.
Review: They were good, short stories that kept you guessing!
Book Number: 3
Number Of Pages: 365
Book Title: Sphinx's Princess
Author: Esther Friesner
Summary: Nefertiti isn't just a pretty face. Though she's the daughter of a commoner, her inquisitive mind often gets her in trouble. With her striking beauty, she's attracted the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who wants to use Nefertiti as a pawn in her quest of power. Thus, Nefertiti enters court, filled with games of threats and high stakes.
Review: I absolutely loved this book, just because I enjoy historical fiction and historical figures. It was very descriptive about Ancient Egyptian life, with plenty of character developed for Nefertiti, Tiye, and Nava. It was absolutely heartgripping and I might've cried a bit in the public library!
Book Number: 102
Number Of Pages: 133
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #6: Who's Your Mummy?
Summary: Abby and Peter are in for a real scare when they reach their Uncle Jonathan's house! Why are there moans and groans coming from behind that forbidden door?
Posted November 9, 2013
Number Of Pages:352
Book Title:Dark Witch
Summary:Iona Sheehan travels from the US to Ireland in hopes of finding a new home among her relatives, and a career with horses. She finds all this, and also develops her supernatural powers and fights an evil sorcerer.
Posted November 9, 2013
Book Number: 11
Number Of Pages: 229
Book Title: Silent Night
Author:Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann
Summary: Spenser and his friends go to the aide of a man, the youngest brother of a rich Hispanic immigrant. The man who needs Spapnser's aide to find out who is trying to destroy his home for boys on the streets "Street Business." The novel follows Spenser as he delves into the history of the man and his family and the area in which the home is located.
Review: (optional) Book is a fairly good finishing of a deceased author's unfinished work on an ongoing novel. Characters stay true to themselves and Parker and the plot unfolds easily.
Book Number: 12
Number Of Pages: 492
Book Title: Limits of Power
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Summary: The fourth book in her Paladin's Legacy, Centers on the rise and spread ofmagery in the people of the various lands who have not shown magery in hundreds of years. Gird has chosen an unlikely helper in Arvid, who is struggling to change his life to honor him. The various kingdoms are forced o cope with the trials of major forced change as the year passes.
Review: (optional) Moon's military career is evident in her science fiction fantasy military history novels. She has created a world in which elves, gnomes, dwarves, humans and other species people te countryside in a feudal time setting. Horses and carts, swords and knives and water driven grain mills define the era. The characters are drawn realistically, fully and believably so the reader can sympathize or hate them. The conflict is interesting as is the way in which Ms. Moon conveys her tale.
Posted November 11, 2013
Number Of Pages: 150
Book Title: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
Author: William Joyce
Summary: Nicholas St. North seeks treasure and adventure when he travels to the magical place of Santoff Claussen. He defends the children from Pitch, the nightmare king, and leaves his less-than-good past behind him to become a guardian
Number Of Pages: 157
Book Title: E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!
Summary: The first guardians join forces with E. Aster Bunnymund, the last of the Pookas, when they must follow Pitch to the earth's core to stop his scheming again
Book Number: 9
Number Of Pages: 143
Book Title: Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
Summary: The guardians think that Pitch has been defeated, but it turns out that he was just biding his time. Now a new guardian, Toothiana, join their ranks against him
Book Number: 10
Book Title: The Sandman and the War of Dreams
Summary: The guardians are in dire need of help, and the Man in the Moon calls upon the Sandman, who fought many battles against the nightmares a long, long time ago
Posted November 12, 2013
Book Number: 103
Number Of Pages: 138
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #7: My Friends Call Me Monster
Summary: Michael Munroe's friends call him "Monster" and he likes his nickname - until he becomes one! Can he prevent an invasion of monsters from taking over the planet?
Book Number: 104
Number Of Pages: 125
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #8: Say Cheese - And Die Screaming!
Summary: Julie finds an old camera at a garage sale. She doesn't listen to the woman there when she advises her not to take it, but she regrets it when she discovers that there's something terribly wrong with this particular camera...
Book Number: 105
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #9: Welcome To Camp Slither
Summary: Boone and his sister, Heather, are off to another wilderness camp! However, as things begin to get strange at Camp Hither, they dig a little deeper and discover that, behind the scenes, some weird things are taking place...
Book Number: 106
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #10: Help! We Have Strange Powers!
Summary: Life is typical for the twins, Jillian and Jackson, until one day, they get zapped by electricity - and receive strange powers! The twins are unsure of what to do with their powers, but will they ever be safe when a strange scientist is stalking them?
Posted November 13, 2013
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Book Number: 1
Number Of Pages: 367 (isn)
Book Title: The Memory of Earth
Author: Orson Scott Card
Summary: The Oversoul, a giant computer in the sky is tasked to guard the human settlement on the planet of Harmony -- from all threats including themselves. The story follows a young boy named Nafai and his family, as the Oversoul makes contact and seeks out their help.
Book Number: 107
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #11: Escape From Horrorland
Summary: Well, that's it! Sixteen kids - all now in Panic Park, thinking that they're safe, but Luke and Lizzy know better. It's too late, however, as they are finally introduced with The Menace, someone who wants them to stay at Panic Park...forever!
Book Number: 108
Book Title: Goosebumps Horrorland #12: The Streets Of Panic Park
Summary: Uh oh...looks like someone has lied to the kids! Panic Park is the opposite of safe and now the kids are desperate to return to Horrorland. Can the sixteen kids survive the Menace's scares and escape Panic Park?
Book Number: 109
Book Title: Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet Of The Lawn Gnomes
Summary: Jay finds his new neighbourhood totally creepy and scary. What's up with all the lawn gnomes? Why won't anybody answer his questions?
Book Number: 110
Book Title: Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son Of Slappy
Summary: Slappy the dummy makes his return, ready to torment his newest victim, Jackson Stander. Jackson is every parent's and teacher's dream. He's the perfect kid, always smiling, always willing to help out, never breaking the rules. Until he meets Slappy, who's determined to change all that and wipe his good records clean!
Posted November 14, 2013
Number Of Pages:209
Book Title:The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side
Summary:A glamorous movie star and her movie director husband have bought Gossington Hall, where the Body in the Library was found. When the house is redecorated, they give a party, and a guest is murdered. Was the victim intended to be killed, or was the movie star the real target? Miss Marple investigates.
Posted November 16, 2013
Book Number: 94
Book Title: Unafraid
Author: Francine Rivers
Summary: Christian fiction. A fictional account of the life of Mary, mother of Jesus of Nazareth, from her childhood through her old age.
Number Of Pages: 355
Book Title: A Midnight Dance
Author: Lila DiPasqua
Summary: For mature readers only. Sabine Laurent had been born into wealth and privilege, dreaming of one day marrying her “Dark Prince” Jules de Moutier, heir to the Marquis de Blainville. But then came the disappearance of her twin sister, the loss of the family fortune, and finally, her father’s death. Sabine was left with terrible debts, as well as the responsibility for her late father’s mistress and her two daughters. And everything pointed to the Moutier family as being behind her losses. Sabine’s solution? To seduce her Dark Prince and make off with the fortune in silver he was charged with transporting, solving her own financial difficulties while ruining him. But her traitorous heart still holds feelings for the handsome Jules, and just might end up overcoming her desire for vengeance against his family.
Number Of Pages: 324
Book Title: The Princess in His Bed
Summary: For mature readers only. Three tales of passion, set in the French court of Louis XIV, and based on Hans Christian Andersen’s stories The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Pea.
Number Of Pages: 197
Book Title: A Morbid Taste for Bones
Author: Ellis Peters
Summary: In 1137, Brother Cadfael is a Welsh monk and herbalist in the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Shrewsbury, a town near the border of Wales in Shropshire, England. A Crusader in his youth, he came late to the cloistered life, and still finds himself restless now and again. When the Prior leads a party into Wales to exhume the bones of a local saint and bring them to rest in state within the abbey itself, Brother Cadfael is quite pleased to be sent along as an interpreter. The Welsh of the village where the saint is buried, however, don't want to see her taken elsewhere. When the leader of those opposing the exhumation is murdered, Brother Cadfael must call upon all his skills to find the true killer.
Number Of Pages: 214
Book Title: One Corpse Too Many
Summary: In 1138, the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud touches Shrewsbury directly when the castle, held by Maud's adherents, falls to King Stephen's forces. The lord of the castle and his chief ally manage to escape, so in his anger, Stephen orders the hanging of all the men-at-arms who stood in defense of the castle. At the same time, he orders a search for the daughter of the lord's ally, as it is rumored she is hiding in the town, along with her father's treasury. Just after Brother Cadfael discovers that the girl is actually hiding in the abbey disguised as a boy, he is called upon along with other monks to prepare the hanged men for burial. He finds one more dead man than ought to have been there, this one killed not by the gallows, but strangled. Cadfael must find a way for the girl to break free, but also find the killer lest she become a victim herself.
Number Of Pages: 210
Book Title: Monk’s Hood
Summary: When a guest of the abbey is suddenly taken ill, Brother Cadfael is called upon to help. Once he arrives at the man's bedside, he discovers that the man's wife is the lady to whom he was once informally betrothed, and the man himself has been poisoned... with a preparation of monk's hood oil of Cadfael's own making! While the law assumes the lady's son is to blame, as there was a known hatred between him and his stepfather, Cadfael is not so certain. More than one person had both motive and opportunity to do the deed, and it is only Cadfael's knowledge of herbs that lets him spot the clues to decipher the mystery.
Number Of Pages: 217
Book Title: St. Peter’s Fair
Summary: Summer, 1139. The civil war raging throughout England draws far enough away from Shrewsbury that the annual merchants' fair takes place, drawing sellers from all over England and beyond. All look forward to the three days of festivities, until a wealthy Bristol merchant is found murdered in the river. Brother Cadfael offers the sanctuary and aid of the abbey to the man's niece, as the first thought was that her uncle was regrettably the victim of footpads. But then his valuables turn up untouched, his booth at the fair and his barge are both ransacked, and two more men are killed. Cadfael comes to believe that the merchant planned on delivering something other than his usual trade goods to someone, and that his niece knows more than she is telling. Can he unravel the mystery before the girl becomes the next victim?
Number Of Pages: 201
Book Title: The Leper of St. Giles
Summary: A grand wedding is to take place at the abbey, although Brother Cadfael paid little attention to the preparations. Until, that is, his regular journey from the cloister to the leper colony outside of the town to restock the medicine supply lets him arrive at his destination in good time to see both the bride's and groom's parties ride past. The girl seemed more a broken prisoner than an eager bride, reluctant yet hopeless, her demeanor explained with the appearance of the groom, a hard and arrogant aristocrat more than three times her age. When the groom is found murdered on the day of the wedding, Cadfael must use all his wits to identify the true killer lest an innocent man be hanged for the deed. And the newest resident of St. Giles holds both a key piece of evidence, and a secret of his own.
Book Number: 102
Book Title: The Virgin in the Ice
Summary: In the early winter of 1139, the ravages of the civil war send refugees north from Worcester to Shrewsbury. Among them, two noble orphans, a girl of 18 and her 13 year old brother, traveling in the company of a Benedictine nun. However, inquiries from those who had their care in Worcester reveal that the trio never came to Shrewsbury. Not long afterward, Brother Cadfael is summoned to Bromfield Priory, where a wounded monk had been taken after being found naked and bleeding by the roadside. The man's delirious ranting gives Cadfael a clue as to where the missing trio headed when they didn't go to Shrewsbury. His quest leads him to find the boy... and then the body of a young woman, frozen in the ice of a shallow stream. When she is identified as the nun who'd accompanied the siblings out of Worcester, he renews his search for the boy's sister... and discovers a hidden secret from his own past as well.
Book Number: 103
Number Of Pages: 212
Book Title: The Sanctuary Sparrow
Summary: In the spring of 1140, the quiet of the midnight Matins in the abbey church is broken by a mob howling for the blood of a terrified young man, who pleads for sanctuary. A wandering minstrel hired to play at the wedding of the goldsmith's son, he stands accused of killing the goldsmith and stealing the contents of his strongbox. Morning proves the goldsmith still living, and no sign of his treasure in the minstrel's possession. Brother Cadfael believes the young man is innocent, and seeks for proof enough to convince the law of that, before the period of sanctuary ends. What he also finds is a mix of desperate love and hatred that would stop at nothing including murder.
Number Of Pages: 276
Book Title: The Devil’s Novice
Summary: In the fall of 1140, an emissary to King Stephen is reported missing. Not long afterwards, a new novice enters the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Shrewsbury. Willing and eager to embrace the monastic life by day, the young man's sleep is troubled by such violent nightmares that he becomes feared by the other novices. Before long, he becomes linked with the fate of the missing man. Brother Cadfael must uncover the truth before an innocent man is hanged for the murder.
Number Of Pages: 275
Book Title: Dead Man’s Ransom
Summary: In February 1141, the fighting men of Shrewsbury return from a battle to the north, without the sheriff who was captured, but with a prisoner of their own, who they hope to exchange for their lawman. But as the negotiations drag on, the prisoner and the sheriff's own daughter become enamored of one another. His return will mean their parting, as the man would not condone his daughter's betrothal to one of the enemy. On the very eve of the exchange, the wounded and ailing sheriff is murdered within the abbey's infirmary, and the prisoner is only one of several people with both motive and opportunity, giving Brother Cadfael a most complex mystery to solve.
Number Of Pages: 247
Book Title: The Pilgrim of Hate
Summary: In the spring of 1141, word reaches the abbey of the death of a knight slain by stealth during peace negotiations. Soon after, pilgrims flock to the abbey for the festival of St. Winifred. Brother Cadfael particularly takes note of a lame boy and his sister, and a dying young man on a penitential journey and the friend who accompanies him everywhere. A miraculous cure and a hasty departure give Cadfael the key to the knight's murder... but can he move quickly enough to prevent another death?
Book Number: 107
Number Of Pages: 260
Book Title: The Last Jews in Berlin
Author: Leonard Gross
Summary: Nonfiction. The true story of a handful of Jewish men and women who survived the Nazi regime and WWII in the very heart of Nazi Germany, and of the people who befriended and aided them.
Number Of Pages: 445
Book Title: Brightly Burning
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Summary: Lavan Chitward wanted no part of his family's businesses in the cloth trade, dreaming of joining the Guard. His parents sent him to a private school instead, where he quickly became a target for bullies. When several ganged up on him and beat him to a pulp, they unwittingly released his Gift of Firestarting, resulting in a few deaths. But despite his potential for destruction, the Heralds welcome Lavan when he is Chosen, knowing that in the near future his Gift may the only power strong enough to stop the coming Karsite invasion.
Number Of Pages: 342
Book Title: Bastion
Summary: After Mags returns to Haven following his brief captivity, he and his closest friends are sent away for safety, to the very stronghold that had once been the headquarters of the bandits that had held his parents. Using the Bastion as a home base, Mags learns the usual duties of a Herald on circuit from Herald Jakyr and furthers his relationship with Amily, while Bear teaches people the uses of his herbal healing kit and Lena uses the trip as her required Bardic Journeyman travels. But when a blizzard snows them in, they learn that there is more to the Bastion than they’d thought… and that those people after Mags have already penetrated some of its secrets.
Number Of Pages: 374
Book Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Summary: To save her younger sister, Katniss Everdeen volunteers as a tribute for the annual Hunger Games, a live-televised battle in which two teens from the twelve districts must battle one another until only one is left victorious. But Katniss is a survivor, and becomes a contender, eventually making a choice that will put her in danger from those in power in the Capitol.
Book Number: 111
Number Of Pages: 391
Book Title: Catching Fire
Summary: Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark have both survived the Hunger Games, much to the consternation of those in power. While on the state-mandated Victory Tour, she becomes aware that her actions may well have set off a wave of unrest throughout the districts, one she doesn’t know if she can stop… or if she should even try. It will take all her skill and luck to save herself and her family from the government’s retaliation.
Book Number: 112
Number Of Pages: 390
Book Title: Mockingjay
Summary: Katniss discovers that she’s been used by both sides in the current uprising against the Capitol, a pawn in a game she’s only just learning is in play. Now she must decide whether to just hide away, or to become the symbol of hope the rebels believe she is and can be.
Book Number: 113
Number Of Pages: 377
Book Title: The Duchess
Author: Bertrice Small
Summary: For mature readers only. Allegra, daughter of Lord Morgan, is heiress to the richest man in England. Quinton Hunter, Duke of Sedgwick, is impoverished, but holds the highest title of all the men seeking brides during the current social season. Knowing that any man seeking her hand has his eyes on her fortune, Allegra agrees to marry Quinton in the match of the season, believing they have a businesslike arrangement and that love will not need to enter the picture. But then her father remarries and his new wife gives birth to a boy, making Allegra realize just how much she's come to love Quinton even as she realizes she might lose him because she is no longer the richest girl in England.
Posted November 17, 2013
Number Of Pages:282
Summary: The older generation of the Vigilantes is back and consoling Maggie Spritzer. They also are on a mission to bring twin justices to justice. The Cheasapeake Bay area is the main scene for this tale of mayhem and revenge style justice as Annie and Myra take on the Judges Cipriani.
Rating: (optional) 7/10
Book Number: 14
Number Of Pages:362
Book Title: Chasing the Night
Summary: A Cia operative needs Eve Duncan's help in locating her kidnapped son, Luke. Eve does not want to do the needed work to help Catherine, but Catherine manages to convince Eve that they are alike and she needs Eve's help and magic touch to recover her missing son.
Rating: (optional) 8/10
Book Number: 15
Number Of Pages: 373
Book Title: Bonnie
Author: Iris Johansen
Summary: The third in the trilogy explaining Bonnie's story. You get to find out exactly what happened those many years ago when seven year old Bonnie was kidnapped at the park. This book follows the characters and looks into their musings and thoughts of now and years ago when the tragedy happened. Tracking down Bonnie's killer happens in this novel and the events that hoccur as the story comes at long last to light, makes it an engrossing tale of suspense.
Rating: (optional) 9/10
Posted November 17, 2013
Book Number: 111
Number Of Pages: 303
Book Title: Warriors The New Prophecy #1: Midnight
Author: Erin Hunter
Summary: Four unlikely cats from every clan - Windclan, Riverclan, Shadowclan, and Thunderclan - have received a sudden message from Starclan, signaling them to leave their clans and go to the sun-drown place to receive information of the trouble that is approaching their homes. When they finally complete their journey, they realise that they have to return to their clans to warn them of the danger coming quickly...and that their journey has only just begun.
Number of Pages 478
Book title Clockwork Angel
Book author Cassandra Clare
Summary: Tessa Gray is kidnapped by two witches who introduce her to her magical powers of shifting into another person. She is saved by Shadowhunters who help her find her brother and solve what is going on.
Number of Pages 424
Book TitleFallen Angels
Book AuthorCassandra Clare
Summary: Simon is learning more about being a Vampire. Clary and Jace have continued problems with their relationship.
Number of Pages156
book TitleSilver Brumby's Daughter
Book AuthorElyne Mitchell
Summary: The silver brumbies - wild horses of Australia are hunted by man for their colour. Thowra King of the Silver brumbies is the father of Kunama who finds a mate she cares for and for a brief time is captured and kept by man.
Book Number 24
Number of Pages 317
Book Title Kicked, Bitten and Scratched - life lessons at the world's premier school for teaching exotic animal trainers.
book Author Amy Sutherland
Summary: A year in Moorpark community college - where students are taught about animals, their training and far more. The hard work that goes into the job, the dangers and more.
Number of Pages277
Book TitleDevil's Child
Book Author Jerry Coyne
Summary: A young boy raised in a children's home is beaten by the nuns who run the place, and then in his teens he is further abused by a male teacher. He finds the strength to tell his story and go to court.
Number of Pages418
Book title the Blood of Innocents
Book authorguy Reel, Marc Perrusqua, Barthomelew Sullivan
Summary: True story of some teens who kill three young boys. During investigation and trial there is talk that the teens who killed the boys are satanist.
Number of Pages279
Book title A streetcat named Bob
Book AuthorJames Bowen
Summary: True story of a man who has been an addict and living on the streets finds a ginger stray cat who he takes in and names Bob. Bob helps change his life and help him get off drugs.
Number of Pages286
Book titleThe world according to Bob
Book authorJames Bowen
Summary: True Story, the further adventures of James and his cat Bob as they busk on the streets to earn a living and the writing of the first book.
Number of Pages213
Book titleBad Dog ( A Love Story)
Book Author Martin Kinh
Summary: A guy hopes that by getting their Bernese Mountain Dog better trained and earn the dog the canine good citizen award will be able to keep their marriage together.
Book Number30* RE-READ*
Number of Pages428
Book TitleThief of Time
Book Author Terry Pratchett
Summary: Discworld is back. The Apocolapyse is looming and Death is trying to gather the horseman to ride out. Meanwhile, his grandaughter Susan must find out why the world is ending and hopefully save it.
Sign me up... *Puts on reading face*... Please!
Number Of Pages: 297
Book Title: Undead and Unsure
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Summary: Spoiler With Satan's death in the previous book, Hell is out of control. Laura Goodman and Betsy Taylors rivalry hiys new highs and dimensions as they joust for position and top dog status as jessica continues to grow into her pregnancy. Sinclair and Betsy have become even closer as the King and Queen of the Undead continue their reign.
Hilarity abounds as the half sisters fight and Dr. Taylor tries to insert a little common sense and awareness into the residents of the Vampire Queen and Jess's Minesotoan manor. The blythe disregard for anything that doesn't fit into their preconceived notion of things is a new plot twist and how the group reacts to the plot twists is good for a relaxing laughter filled read.
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