Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: February 28, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Literary Locals is typically posted on the last day of every month.  Due to multiple entries on this day, I will be moving the monthly feature to the first of every month!  Things have been a bit crazy around here, so for the month of March only, I will be posting it later in the week.  Be watching for it to share your own literary locals!!

GIVEAWAY:  Fairy Tale Giveaway .  . . The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (Only a few hours left!!!)

REVIEWS:  Poe Fridays:  The End

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (audio; disc 2 of 8)  
  • Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale (page 76 of 144)
  • Magic Tree House #3:  Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne (page 51 of 65)
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (library sale)
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (library sale)
  • Scavenger Hunt by Christopher Pike (library sale)
  • See You Later by Christopher Pike (library sale)
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (library sale)
  • Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (library sale)
  • The Cave by Jose Saramago (library sale)
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart
  • Magic Tree House #2:  The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Magic Tree House #1:  Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Only in New York, Darling by Virginie Sommet
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Shimmer by David Morrell
  • Royal Blood by Rona Sharon
  • The End of the Beginning by Avi
  • Matchless by Gregory Maguire
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson & Ned Rust
  • King by Right of Blood and Might by Anna L. Walls
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Arthur's Audio Favorites Volume 2 by Marc Brown
  • A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
  • Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker
  • George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder
  • Fool by Christopher Moore
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald and Leonard Weisgard
  • Black and White by David Macauley
  • Mei Li by Thomas Handforth
  • Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts by Patti Hurst
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • S is for Save the Planet by Brad Herzog
  • The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:  A while ago, My Friend Amy wrote a very nice little article about the death of some very well-known authors.  If you have not yet read it, I suggest you do!  

FINAL THOUGHTS:  I have finally had a few free minutes to get a new book club in my area organized and tomorrow night is our first meeting!!  I can't wait to get back in the groove of having a monthly book group and I am so excited to see what books we choose!  I will try to post which books my group will be reading.  Maybe you would like to read along?!?!  :)

Happy March!!!


  1. That's quite the list of books to be reviewed!!! :O

  2. I know!!! One of these days, it will begin to get smaller!! As soon as I can find the time and motivation!! :)


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