Monthly Archives: August 2010


Skip Day Saturday (One day late…)

Skip Day Saturday (One day late…)

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

Okay, so I’m a day late with yesterday’s skip day. But I was busy! The World Pipe Band Championships were streamed live through the BBC website yesterday (it was morning for me–a great way to spend an icky morning). I missed the Grade One qualifiers (Grade One level bands are […]

ARC Giveaway: BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky

ARC Giveaway: BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky

14 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

A fan of Sara Paretsky and her kick-butt main character, V.I. “Vic” Warshawski for quite a long time, I’m thrilled about her newest release, BODY WORK, which comes out at the end of the month. Vic’s a tough chick, a seriously awesome P.I., and all-around great character. If you haven’t […]

Review: HARMONIC FEEDBACK by Tara Kelly

Review: HARMONIC FEEDBACK by Tara Kelly

10 August, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

Final Grade: 99/A+ YA Contemporary 288 pagesAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRated PG-15: drug use, sex, some language  BLURB: Doctors have pinned 16-year-old Drea with everything from ADHD to Asperger’s Syndrome. She has an obsession with sound design, a tendency to blurt out whatever she’s thinking, and a problem making friends, but […]

Review: MANIFEST by Artist Arthur

Review: MANIFEST by Artist Arthur

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

Final Grade: 90/B 256 pagesYA ParanormalAvailable nowReview copy provided by Harlequin Recommend to students: Yes BLURB: When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom’s hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City. But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal […]

Skip Day Saturday!

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

I’ve decided to start a weekly feature here at The Book Swarm called “Skip Day Saturday”. It’s a great day to do something fun–post a great video, a picture, a joke–something that caught my attention, made me smile or giggle. As per usual this Saturday, I woke up, let the […]

Review: DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR by Marlene Perez

Review: DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR by Marlene Perez

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

Final Grade: 85/B 216 pagesYA Urban FantasyAvailable Aug. 23, 2010Review copy provided by HMH Graphia Recommend to students: Yes BLURB: As the creepy little town of Nightshade prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary—on Halloween, of course—many of its paranormal residents are receiving mysterious blackmail letters. Psychic teen Daisy Giordano and […]

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