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Friday, December 31, 2010

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Reviews by Title

Here are all of the reviews I have done on When She Reads organized by title.
The new review format didn’t start since January 2011.  
** Below are reviews done since the creation of this blog.

(Books beginning with “The” are sorted by the first latter of the next word. i.e. “The Red Pyramid” is under R for Red Pyramid, The”)

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The 100 Greatest Photographs of the Paranormal; Janet Bord, Richard Holland  
100 Keajaiban di Dunia; Muhammad Miqdad
1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew; Garth Johnson 
101+ Complaint Letters That Get Results, 2E: Resolve Common Disputes Quickly and Easily; Janet Rubel
151 Quick ideas to Manage Your Time; Robert E Dittmer
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How To Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It’s Too Late; Leigh Branham

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A Christmas Countdown; Ruth J Morehead
A Friend for Dragon; Dav Pilkey 
A Nickel Buys a Rhyme; Alan Benjamin
A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak #1); Darren Shan 
Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost 
Ang Pow Tanglong  
Aphrodite the Beauty; Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

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Beastly; Alex Flinn
Beautiful; Katie Piper
The Berenstain Bears and Mama’s New Job; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain bears and the Bad Habit; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears in Maniac Mansion; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Honey; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends; Stan Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth; Stan Berenstain
The Big Split; Rowan Mccauley
Bunnicula Series; James Howe

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Confetti Cakes for Kids; Elisa Strauss

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Delia’s Crossing (the Delia Series #1); VC Andrew
Demonglass; Rachel Hawkins

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Friend Indeed; Mary Engelbright
Frindle; Andrew Clements

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Go The Fuck to Sleep; Adam Mansbach
The Goddess Test (The Godess Test #1); Aimee Carter
Goodnight Moon; Margaret Wise Brown 

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Hex Hall; Rachel Hawkins

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I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced; Nujood Ali, Delpine Minoui

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Killers of the Dawn (Cirque Du Freak #9); Darren Shan

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Life As We Knew It; Susan Beth Pfeffer  
The Little Match Girl; Hans Christian Andersen  
Lords of Avalon: Knight of Darkness; Sherrilyn Kenyon  
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #2); Rick Riordan

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Monster High (Monster High #1); Lisi Harrison

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Pocket Gods 
The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence; Steve Williams, Nancy Williams

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The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1); Rick Riordan 

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Snow, Glass, Apples; Neil Gaiman
Switched; Desiree Holt

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The Trouble With Chicken; Doreen Cronin 
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque du Freak #3); Darren Shan  

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The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak #2); Darren Shan
Vanished; Jaid Black

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Book Review: What Do We Buy?; Robin Nelson

What Do We Buy?
by; Robin Nelson

genre } non-fiction | business & money
rating } children 
date released } february, 2010
edition } Lerner Classroom (32 Pages) 
ISBN } 0761356673 | 978-0761356677
acquisition } borrowed
purchase @ } Book Depository | Amazon.com

Have you ever bought a toy at a store? Have you had a haircut or ordered food in a restaurant? Then you've used goods and services! Goods and services are everywhere. They're in stores, homes, schools, restaurants, farms, and factories. So, what is a good? And what's a service? Read this book to find out.

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Have you ever bought sticky sweet cotton candy? Have you ever paid to have a colorful rainbow painted on your cheek?

Why did I pick it up?
It happens to be one of the book I have to review for students. (not from my school though)

My 2 ¢ ♠♠♠♠A good book for kids to know the definition of consumer and how it apply for the community around them. Easy for the kids to understand, and simple enough for them to relate.

Librarian Muse
Suitable for elementary and public library collection for kids.
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Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011

horror urban fantasy 2011 Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011
Hosted : Book Chick City

Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011

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The Stephen King / Richard Bachman Challenge

The Stephen King Challenge The Stephen King / Richard Bachman Challenge
Hosts: Book Geek Blog
The object of this perpetual challenge is to read EVERY SINGLE book by Stephen King or his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. A complete list can be found here. If you have trouble finding the limited edition books, that's okay.



Stephen King's Published Books and Stories

  • 1960 - People, Places, And Things - Volume 1 (limited edition with Chris Chelsey)
  • 1964 - The Star Invaders (limited edition)
  • 1974 - Carrie
  • 1975 - Salem's Lot
  • 1977 - The Shining
  • 1978 - Night Shift (stories)
  • 1978 - The Stand
  • 1979 - The Dead Zone
  • 1980 - Firestarter
  • 1981 - Cujo
  • 1981 - Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
  • 1981 - Roadwork
  • 1982 - Creepshow (comic book, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson)
  • 1982 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
  • 1982 - Different Seasons (novellas)
  • 1983 - Christine
  • 1983 - Pet Sematary
  • 1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf
  • 1984 - The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)
  • 1985 - Skeleton Crew (stories)
  • 1985 - The Bachman Books (novel collection)
  • 1986 - It
  • 1987 - The Eyes of the Dragon
  • 1987 - Misery
  • 1987 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  • 1988 - The Tommyknockers
  • 1988 - Nightmares in the Sky (Photo book with text by King)
  • 1988 - Dark Visions
  • 1989 - The Dark Half
  • 1989 - Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition)
  • 1989 - My Pretty Pony (limited edition)
  • 1990 - The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
  • 1990 - Four Past Midnight (stories)
  • 1991 - Needful Things
  • 1991 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  • 1992 - Gerald's Game
  • 1993 - Dolores Claiborne
  • 1993 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (stories)
  • 1994 - Insomnia
  • 1995 - Rose Madder
  • 1995 - Umney's Last Case
  • 1996 - The Green Mile (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts: The Two Dead Girls, The Mouse on the Mile, Coffey's Hands, The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Night Journey, and Coffey on the Mile)
  • 1996 - Desperation
  • 1997 - Six Stories (stories)
  • 1997 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  • 1998 - Bag of Bones
  • 1999 - Storm of the Century
  • 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
  • 1999 - The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition)
  • 1999 - Hearts in Atlantis
  • 1999 - Blood and Smoke (audio book)
  • 2000 - Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
  • 2000 - The Plant(electronically published)
  • 2000 - Secret Windows
  • 2000 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction autobiography)
  • 2000 - Dreamcatcher
  • 2001 - Black House (written with Peter Straub)
  • 2002 - From a Buick 8
  • 2002 - Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
  • 2003 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
  • 2003 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  • 2004 - Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
  • 2005 - The Colorado Kid
  • 2006 - The Secretary of Dreams
  • 2006 - Cell
  • 2006 - Lisey's Story
  • 2008 - Duma Key
  • 2008 - Just After Sunset
  • 2009 - Stephen King Goes to the Movies
  • 2009 - The Little Sisters of Eluria (limited edition)
  • 2009 - "Graduation Afternoon" (in PostScripts)
  • 2009 - "Throttle" (in He is Legend)
  • 2009 - UR (e-novella available only on Amazon.com's Kindle)
  • 2009 - Under the Dome
  • 2009 - "A Good Marriage"
  • 2009 - "Big Driver"
  • 2009 - "1922"
  • 2009 - "Fair Extension"
  • 2010 - Blockade Billy
  • 2010 - Full Dark, No Stars

Richard Bachman's Published Books
"Richard Bachman" is a pseudonym that King used until Bachman's true identity was discovered by fans, after which he only published one more Bachman novel.
  • 1977 - Rage
  • 1979 - The Long Walk
  • 1981 - Road Work
  • 1982 - The Running Man
  • 1984 - Thinner
  • 1996 - The Regulators
  • 2007 - Blaze
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Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge 2011

2011bbrc2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge
Hosted by Reading with Tequila
Between 01 January – 31 December 2011

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100+ Reading Challenge

100 reading Challenge 100+ Reading Challenge
Hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Between 01 January –31 December 2011

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What’s in a Name Challenge 2011

whatsinname4 What’s in a Name.
Hosted by Beth Fish Reads
Between January 1 and December 31, 2011

Categories:

  1. 1. A book with a number in the title:
  2. 2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
  3. 3. A book with a size in the title:
  4. 4. A book with travel or movement in the title:
  5. 5. A book with evil in the title:
  6. A book with a life stage in the title:
* Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
* Books may overlap other challenges.
* Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
* Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
* You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
* You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
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Shifter Challenge 2011

eyes of wolf Hosted by Parajunkee's View
Deadline: 01 January – 31 December 2011

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Out with a Bang Read-a-thon Commence…


Start your engines Readers!
Hostesses: The Bookish Type and Book Savvy
Twitter: #OutWithABang

Coffee anybody?

My reading plans, mostly includes short stories.
I need to clear them short stories and 100+ pages book ahahah

Luck to the rest for you reading folks =D
More power of readers enthusiastic!
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Free Kindle E-Books Alert!

Amazon.com is every so.. wonderfully giving back to the community. Check out these FREE kindle books for grabs people! Get it while it’s still free!


The Middle Passage Beasts and BFFs House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 1) Reaper
The Middle Passage by Julie Golding
Beasts and bff's by Shannon Delany
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
Reaper by Rachel Vincent
Remedial Magic Retro Demonology Wish A Taste of Magic
Remedial Magic by Jenna Black
Retro Demonology by Jana Oliver
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison
The Bite of Silence Kiss Me Deadly The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents: A Magical Christmas Menu Sample
The Bite of Silence by Mary Hughes
Kiss Me Deadly by Michelle Hauf
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents: A Magical Christmas Menu Sample by Dinah Bucholz
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Vampire Challenge 2011

Vampire Challenge Vampire Challenge 2011 hosted by Parajunkee's View.

Read 20 books that have a vampire as a main character, either as a protag or an antagonist.
Deadline: 01 January – 31 December 2011

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Book Review: The Lost Hero; Rick Riordan

Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One: Lost Hero, The (Int'l Paperback Edition)The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)
by Rick Riordan

genre } children | greek & roman mythology | fantasy
rating } children +
date released } october 12, 2010
edition } Hyperion Book (576 Pages)
ISBN } 142311339X | 978-1423113393
acquisition } owned
purchase @ } Book Depository | Amazon.com


After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.

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1) But the thing was the stuffed leopard's head above the fireplace. It looked so real, its eyes seemed to follow Jason. Then it snarled, and Jason nearly leaped out of his skin.

2) "If he's only a head," Jason said, "Where does the food go when he eats?" "Better not to ask," Chiron said.

Why did I pick it up?
I’m an avid fan of Rick Riordan (because he dips in the subject of mythology, which happens to be the genre that I love) so naturally I pick this out, as soon as I can get my paws on it.

My 2 ¢ ♠♠♠♠♠My first thoughts when I grab this book is.. oh I do hope he didn’t wind down on anything. Cause usually authors just don’t keep the pace of their *goodness* when in comes to sequels (Do I dare to call this a sequel?)  Not to worry.. no despair! Rick Riordan has done it again. *sound effects* dun dun dun~ He has a magic touch when it comes to modernizing ancient mythologies.

So here’s my catch if you want to jump into this series and actually enjoy, go back, read the Percy Jackson series if you haven’t. Because you would be very confuse if you haven’t. Regardless of it being a series of it’s own, it still ties itself up with it’s processor series. You be pretty much lost if you haven’t, since the Rick Riordan decided to just jumped into the story and it goes fast, jumping into action.

We have new heroes.. and a missing hero... *gasps* Percy Jackson is missing! So who’s starring in this quests? Amnesiac Jason Grace, beautiful  daughter of a famous actor Piper and Silly Mechanic Leo. Yet, Jason doesn’t seem to fit in Camp Half-Blood. The mystery keeps hold through out the book, revealing bits and pieces.. which still doesn’t fit.

Sure… I get the impression Jason is the leader of this pack, but hey, Leo is my favorite character! Without him, this book would simply just be boring. Leo has the perks in him that really makes him pop out of the pack. The favorite part of the book is when Leo returns to camp riding a huge dragon and when he sprouts out things that make you laugh when you read them.

What you can expect are Romans and Greeks Gods in one book. Giants. The mother of all mothers. Mystery. Thrillers. Humor. Of course, suspense. Only Rick Riordan can pull this off this beautifully. And the hint of probably a new series? Am I having a wishful thinking? But bottom line, I am interested in reading the next installment of this series.


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