Monthly Archives: September 2010


Review: TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler

Review: TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler

29 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

First off, let me give a super-loud shout-out to Jennifer over at Confessions of a Bookaholic who featured The Book Swarm on her blog today. Jennifer, you rock!And now…on with the review.  Final Grade: 90/BYA Contemporary320 pagesAvailable nowReview copy purchasedRated PG-15BLURB: “Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let […]

It’s Friday!!

It’s Friday!!

24 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

The question for this Follow Friday was: What’s the best book cover? TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM…HEAD EXPLODING WITH JOY! Actually, Goodreads has this great list called the Beautiful Book Covers of 2011. One (of many) fave from it is ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis (not only an awesome-looking […]

Bloggers Speak Out: Book Swarm Giveaway

23 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

I’m speaking loudly by giving away four of the most frequently challenged books in the last four years, including the most recently challenged book, SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson. Five challenged books, five winners! Contest runs from today, Sept. 23-Oct. 3, 2010 and is open internationally. 2010: SPEAK by Laurie Halse […]

Bloggers Speak Out

Bloggers Speak Out

Bloggers Speak Out is a movement sparked by the recent article, “Filthy Books Demeaning to Republic Education” by Dr. Wesley Scroggins that was published in the Springfield, MO News-Leader on September 18th. In this article, Scroggins vehemently advocates the censorship of books in schools, and specifically requests that the following […]

Fall TV Rocks!

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

Hi, my name is Mary and I’m a TV addict. I love my shows, and I’ve got my DVR set up for my fall shows. Old Faves:–CASTLE. Gotta have my Nathan Fillion fix. And I love the snark.–BONES. Such great dynamics between the main characters.–FRINGE. Creepy-good. Alternate reality, anyone?–CHUCK. Gotta […]

Speak Loudly

Speak Loudly

19 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

 Being an American and an avid reader of all flavors of books, I believe we have the right to certain freedoms including freedom of choice. We have the right to choose what we want to read. We have the right to choose not to read a certain book. We have […]

Skip Day: Boo! No Time to Read!

Skip Day: Boo! No Time to Read!

18 September, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Some weeks just run away from you. This was one of my runaway weeks. With Open House, a myriad of meetings and lots to do after school, I didn’t get much reading done. Thus, no reviews. *sigh* Next week’s schedule is looking much the same but I have high hopes: […]

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