Monthly Archives: April 2011


In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox (13)

10 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Actually, I was kind of happy for a semi-slow book week. I’m trying to get a bit more caught up with my reading (though I’m woefully behind in reviewing!) so I’ll be ready for the absolutely amazing books that are out in May (look for a May Book Honey post […]

Friday Hop

Friday Hop

8 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

It’s Friday-Friday! (Did you just start singing that viral Rebecca Black song? I can’t help it now.)This week’s question:  Q. DO YOU JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER? Oh, yes. Most definitely. I like ’em pretty, cool, interesting, clean, and not cluttered. If I think the cover’s unattractive, I’m very reluctant […]

THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell

THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell

8 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 1 Comment

YA Historical Paranormal 293 pages Available now Review copy provided by publisher through Amazon Vine It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike […]

NetGalley Challenge: Book One

NetGalley Challenge: Book One

7 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

This morning, I finished BUMPED by Megan McCafferty, a young adult dystopian novel. When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Sixteen-year-old identical […]

SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt

SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt

6 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

YA Contemporary 288 pages Available Now According to her guidance counselor, fifteen-year-old Payton Gritas needs a focus object—an item to concentrate her emotions on. It’s supposed to be something inanimate, but Payton decides to use the thing she stares at during class: Sean Griswold’s head. They’ve been linked since third […]

Fool for Books Winner!

The winner of the BOOK OF CHOICE from The Book Depository is… CARLA! (email begins with “cjmfnob”…) Congratulations, Carla! I’ve sent you an email and look forward to seeing what book you choose.Stay tuned for our next giveaway — complete with links, contests and cotton candy! — the Spring Carnival, […]

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox (12)

3 April, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

Yowzah! It’s been over a month since I did an IMM and I’ve got some FABULOUS books waiting for me to read (begging for me to read faster). First, we’ll start with  FIONA’S PICK OF THE WEEK: Can you tell she’s cranky because I interrupted her reading?  That’s right, Fiona’s […]

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