Once Upon a Read-A-Thon July 12-14

Once Upon a Read-A-Thon July 12-14

12 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Today is the first day of the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon! Yay! I’ve got an extensive TBR pile (I blame it on an Amazon addiction. Oh well.) but for the read-a-thon, I think I’m going to read: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY by Mercedes Lackey (Fantasy)MANIFEST by Artist Arthur (YA urban fantasy)THE […]

Review: WILDTHORN by Jane Eagland

Review: WILDTHORN by Jane Eagland

11 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

BLURB: They strip her naked, of everything—undo her whalebone corset, hook by hook. Locked away in Wildthorn Hall—a madhouse—they take her identity. She is now called Lucy Childs. She has no one; she has nothing. But, she is still seventeen—still Louisa Cosgrove, isn’t she? Who has done this unthinkable deed? […]

Book Blogger Hop: July 9-12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: July 9-12, 2010

9 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

This week’s question:  Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites! Ooh, so many authors, so little time. But here are a couple of my faves: 1) Janet Evanovich – you may laugh but this woman writes pure brain candy and I LOVE it. […]

Hunger Games Book Trailers

7 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

My 8th grade students’ final project of our dystopian unit (well, final project of the year, too) was to create a book trailer for one of the two books they read (they had a choice of 13 different books to read). Their favorite book to create a trailer for was […]

Contest Winners!

6 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 5 Comments

Wow! What a welcome to the Book Blogging Community–you all rock and I’m thrilled to be a part of it! And now, on to the winners of my first contest (chosen through Random.org): KRIS (of The Cajun Book Lady) won INSATIABLE by Meg Cabot SAM (of Read Sam, Read!) won […]

Book Blogger Hop: July 2-5

Book Blogger Hop: July 2-5

5 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 0 Comments

Hi! I’m a little late with this but there’ve been a bunch of Blog Hoppers visiting, I wanted to jump on it (hehe. very punny). If you’re into joining the fun, visit Jennifer over at http://www.crazy-for-books.com/ – there are some absolutely amazing bloggers doing the hop (I can’t wait to […]

Review: SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready

Review: SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready

3 July, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

COVER COPY: Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan’s band playing a crucial gig and Aura’s plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend’s life. She never though it would be his last. Logan’s sudden death […]

Book Giveaway for my new blog

Book Giveaway for my new blog

30 June, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 39 Comments

Whoooo wants to win some books? Three books, three winners! Meg Cabot’s INSATIABLE PC & Kristin Cast’s BURNED Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON So, as you can see, this is a new blog. One with only one follower (wait, can you count yourself as a follower? Either way, it […]

Review: INSATIABLE by Meg Cabot

Review: INSATIABLE by Meg Cabot

27 June, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

Meg Cabot’s written a book about vampires. And, if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking, “Another book about vampires? Really? Gimmie a break.” Yes, more vampires. But Cabot puts her own spin on it–her main character, Meena Harper, hates vampires and all the hype that surrounds them, although she doesn’t […]

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