Monthly Archives: December 2010


Are You in the Holiday Spirit?

13 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Or are you feeling Grinch-y like me? I swear, I just can’t get into the swing of it this year. No decorations. No tree. I don’t even have the first present purchased yet. *sigh* *perks up* I know what will help! Muppets! Singing! Okay. That helped a little. Can’t go […]

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox (7)

12 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 8 Comments

It’s been a slow week new-book-wise over here at the hive. Which rocked, because I got caught up on a lot of my reading. Oh, don’t get me wrong, my TBR pile is still a leaning tower of Pisa but at least it’s a little smaller! Anyway, here’s what was […]

FCSS Review: GHOST TOWN by Rachel Caine

FCSS Review: GHOST TOWN by Rachel Caine

11 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

I’m joining Amber over at Down the Rabbit Hole in her First Come, Second Served month-long drive to clear off some of the sequels sitting around on our bookshelves. This week, I read GHOST TOWN by one of my favorite authors, Rachel Caine (she’s got two awesome adult series: the […]

Winterlong: A Random Magic Book Tour

Winterlong: A Random Magic Book Tour

10 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

3 Music is a strong theme in Random Magic — so strong, in fact, that one of the celestial characters Winnie and Henry meet is Efterpe, the Muse of music. In celebration of the winter season, here’s a fun blog hop to check out. You’ll find lovely songs with wintry themes that […]

Book Blogger Hop: 12/10-12/13

Book Blogger Hop: 12/10-12/13

10 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done this lovely meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books but I always enjoy meeting new people! “What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs?  Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?” I […]

Review: BITTER MELON by Cara Chow

Review: BITTER MELON by Cara Chow

8 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

Final Grade: 85/BYA Realistic224 pagesAvailable Dec. 28, 2010Review copy provided by Egmont USARated PG BLURB: Frances, a Chinese-American student at an academically competitive school in San Francisco, has always had it drilled into her to be obedient to her mother and to be a straight-A student so that she can […]

Skip Day: Muppet Break

8 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

I love the Muppets. Yes, I say it proudly. I’ll even admit to having recently purchased all of the Muppet Show on DVD. So, for today’s Skip Day, I give you three of my very favorite Muppets and one of the few Christmas songs (more of a tune, actually) I […]

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox (6)

5 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 15 Comments

This week brought some absolutely amazing books to my door. I wish I had more hours in the day to read them (well, I’ve already devoured one and have moved on to another so I’m not doing too badly with 24 hours!).First off, Mr. FedEx dude (who might now be […]

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