Monthly Archives: August 2010


Skip Day: On the Porch

Skip Day: On the Porch

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

So, to be fair, I’ve had a lot of blog “skip days” this week but gimmie a break. It was the first full week of school and I let my self become overwhelmed (This happens every year. Don’t know why I’m surprised by it!). Procrastination will do that to you. […]

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

29 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Lookie–I got an award! Thanks, Stephany over at STUCK BETWEEN THE PAGES! If you haven’t visited Stephany, do so–her blog is adorable. The rules of the award are as follows: 1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award […]

Review: BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky

Review: BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky

28 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 93/A Mystery464 pagesAvailable Aug. 31, 2010Review copy won from G.P. Putnam’s Sons through LibraryThingRated R BLURB: The enigmatic performer known as the Body Artist takes the stage at Chicago’s Club Gouge and allows her audience to use her naked body as a canvas for their impromptu illustrations. V. […]

No Review for MOCKINGJAY

25 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

Thanks to my Kindle, I was able to read MOCKINGJAY yesterday–and it ROCKED!! I’m not posting a review, though, because everyone and their dog is reviewing it. I have no desire to spoil anything for those who haven’t read the series or haven’t had a chance to read Mockingjay yet. […]

Review: VERONICA MARS Season 1

Review: VERONICA MARS Season 1

24 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 100/A Available now (I watched it on Netflix through my Wii–possibly one of the best things to happen to older TV shows!) Have you ever seen the TV show VERONICA MARS? It’s older–the series premier was in 2004–but it’s completely awesome. I’m almost done with the first season […]

Skip Day Sunday

Skip Day Sunday

22 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Lately, I’ve been dreaming of the country. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love my little bungalow in the city but, if I could just transplant my current house to about five acres near a lake somewhere in the country, I’d be a very happy camper. A little house like […]

Review: THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Review: THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger

17 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

Final Grade: 87/B 288 pages Review ARC through We Love YA book tours Rated R Available now   BLURB: Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms […]

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