Monthly Archives: July 2010


Review: RULES TO ROCK BY by Josh Farrar

Review: RULES TO ROCK BY by Josh Farrar

29 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Final Grade: 96/A 256 pagesYA ContemporaryAvailable NowReview copy purchasedRecommend to students: A resounding YES! BLURB: You’d never guess it now, but Annabelle Cabrera used to be a rock star. And not like her mom or dad called her a “total rock star” after she won a spelling bee or something. […]

2010 Summer Beach Read Challenge

2010 Summer Beach Read Challenge

27 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

I’m joining the challenge! Timeline: July 1, 2010 – August 31, 2010 Levels: Remember swim classes? Thus our reading challenge levels!* Tadpole – Read 4 books in this challenge.* Minnow – Read 8 books in this challenge.* Dolphin – Read 12 books in this challenge.* Shark – Read 16+ books […]

Review: FORGET YOU by Jennifer Echols

Review: FORGET YOU by Jennifer Echols

26 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Final Grade: 95/A 304 pagesYA Contemporary RomanceAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRecommend to students: Yes, with reservations (Content: sex, language) BLURB: WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET…AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER?  There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s […]

Review: BRIGHTLY WOVEN by Alexandra Bracken

Review: BRIGHTLY WOVEN by Alexandra Bracken

24 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Final Grade: 94/A 354 pagesYA FantasyAvailable nowReview copy purchased BLURB: When Wayland North brings rain to a region that’s been dry for over ten years, he’s promised anything he’d like as a reward. He chooses the village elder’s daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an […]

Book Blogger Hop: July 23-26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: July 23-26, 2010

23 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 30 Comments

The books I’m currently reading are: The Carb Lover’s Diet–I’m a carb addict and I’m trying to get healthy so I’m all about this book. I should have time to try the recipes within the next few days and, hopefully, they’re as good as they look in the pictures (plus, […]

TV Thursday: BURN NOTICE

TV Thursday: BURN NOTICE

23 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

When I was younger, I remember summertime was rerun time. There was NOTHING good on TV, unless they were rerunning an episode of a show you missed. We spent our summers playing Star Wars outside (which usually degraded into a game of Ghost in the Graveyard because all the girls […]

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