Monthly Archives: November 2012


Living in Exponential Times

30 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 9 Comments

I love the “Did You Know” videos that talk about how quickly the world is both expanding and shrinking through knowledge, population, and technology. It’s scary and intriguing at the same time. How is the world moving so incredibly fast?The brand new high school where I teach is one-to-one computing […]

Waiting on…THE RULES by Stacey Kade

Waiting on…THE RULES by Stacey Kade

28 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

So here’s one that came across my radar and most definitely sparked my interest. Screwing around with genetics, test-tube babies with alien DNA…yes, please. Plus, it’s a new series by Stacey Kade, author of the fabulous GHOST AND THE GOTH series. I like everything about the cover except the girl’s expression. […]

Do you get genre burn-out?

27 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 39 Comments

Do you ever read so many books in one particular genre that you get burned out and can’t bear to pick up even one more of that type of book for, well, for quite a long while? I most definitely do. It can be a big problem. One that’s only solved […]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

22 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., which means plenty of good food and family time. It’s a time when many of us stop and give thanks for all we have in our lives. My list is extensive — really, when I think about it, I realize how good I really […]

Bookgasm: COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher

Bookgasm: COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher

20 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 12 Comments

Be forewarned. This review contains spoilers for previous books (but not this one. Promise). What? This *is* book 14. COLD DAYS (The Dresden Files #14) by Jim ButcherUrban Fantasy528 pages, hardcoverAvailable November 27, 2012Publisher: Roc/PenguinReview copy provided by publisher for honest reviewHARRY DRESDEN LIVES!!!After being murdered by a mystery assailant, […]

How to choose, how to choose…

19 November, 2012 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 24 Comments

Do you ever get stymied by what book to read next? Overwhelmed by the selection of amazingly fabulous (and possibly overhyped) novels out there? All the pretty-pretties and awesome-sounding novels calling out your name to read them RIGHT NOW? Bedazzled by the multicolored covers screaming at you from the shelves?Yeah. Me, too.Don’t […]

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