(Annual Re-Read) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by JK Rowling

(Annual Re-Read) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by JK Rowling

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About: Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review–to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling’s fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry–bring plenty of tissues. The heart of Book 7 is a hero’s mission–not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man–and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing […]

Posted November 19, 2010 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Holiday Reading Challenge Book 2 (Naughty): Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna

Holiday Reading Challenge Book 2 (Naughty): Look What Santa Brought by Annmarie McKenna

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From Goodreads: He is looking for the love of his life, she is looking for a little refuge. . Scott Wyatt knows what he wants for Christmas and it comes in a beautiful-voiced, make-his-heart-race, more than tempting package. If only he could see her. Tara Patrick needs a man to make her ex see the light. But when her best friend’s gorgeous brother offers himself for the job, she has to say no. How could she possibly use the blind man who makes her heart flutter and not get hurt in the process? Staring at the business opportunity of a lifetime, Tara finds herself living as close to Scott as one can without sharing a bed. Tara’s ex isn’t happy and he sets out to prove he won’t lose her. But when darkness falls, which man has the advantage, because Scott isn’t willing to let Tara go either. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit blind sex and graphic language. What I Loved: Scott was such a delicious guy to read!  He was just the right amount of alpha vs vulnerable.  He was also YUMMY!  The fact that he was blind kind of made him that much more lovable.  Tara and […]

Posted November 16, 2010 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Holiday Reading Challenge Book 1(Nice): The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland

Holiday Reading Challenge Book 1(Nice): The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland

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Nativity, Missouri, is in trouble. When the small town is bypassed by the newly constructed highway, it loses its much-needed holiday traffic threatening not only the towns financial survival, but its very heart and soul. Outside consultant Jake Brisco threatens everything the community loves about Christmas with his budget-slashing solutions. Nothing is sacred not even the traditional town Christmas tree. Long-time resident Roni Elliot knows some sacrifices have to be made, but cant let go of the customs and traditions that have marked her holidays since childhood. The decorations and customary activities have always generated vitality and joy throughout the whole season in Nativity. Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni and Jake want the same thing prosperity for the town. As the two get to know each other and become close, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity and the season might be. The Christmas Lamp takes an honest look into the issues and concerns we all face and sheds light on the real origins of Christmas spirit What I Loved:  This was such a short, sweet, uplifting Christmas story about a town finding their Holiday Spirit in spite of some major […]

Posted November 16, 2010 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Readers n Ritas 2010! #rnrcon

Readers n Ritas 2010! #rnrcon

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(Dakota Cassidy, Sherilyn Kenyon, and Jaye Wells judging Costume Contest) So as you can tell I did not bring my camera to Readers n Ritas 🙁  So my camera phone was the best I had! What I LOVED:  The Panels, the authors, and most of all chatting with other readers.  This weekend was so much fun that no matter what I tell you about, it won’t come close to explaining how awesome it was to hang with everyone.  From Rachel Caine, Jade Lee, Mari Mancusi, Carole Nelson-Douglas, and Lauren Willig boogying down.  Seriously, The Time Warp to Girls Just Want to have fun–the dance floor was on fire!  To having brunch on Sunday with Candace Havens, Ann Aguirre, and Sharon Ashwood—yummy food and great conversation.  Then following Dakota Cassidy, Jaye Wells, and Michele Bardsley around like a proper fan girl because that is what I was there to do.  Then just getting to listen to the amazing Sherilyn Kenyon be her brilliant and way down to earth self.  The authors were truly amazing.  That being said—it was the other readers that really made my weekend.  We talked  about hot book guys, hot books, vampire p*rn, “love” scenes, and just about […]

Posted November 15, 2010 by Felicia S in Readers N Ritas / 0 Comments
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(Annual Re-Read) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by JK Rowling

(Annual Re-Read) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by JK Rowling

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About: The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet… As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability. What I Loved:  This book I think is the one Harry finally starts to grow up a little though he is still way to angry for my taste.  It has been a long time since I was 16 so maybe that is normal with all the loss that he has had in […]

Posted November 11, 2010 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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