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This is no longer a working Blog... You can find me now at: Unputdownables Please remember to make the necessary changes to keep following me: 1.) Follow the link above to the new blog, scroll to the bottom of the page and re-follow by subscribing in the e-mail form. Note, you will not automatically be switched over to the new blog as a subscriber. You must do that on your own (I would love to help out, but they won't let me). PLEASE don't forget to subscribe over at the new blog... unless of course you don't want to follow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Coconut Library
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Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay paperback 250 pages published by Harper Perennial in 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0-06-123995-3 In Good Things I Wish You, A. Manette Ansay weaves together the fictional story of modern day writer, Jeanette and that of her subjects Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. While researching this historical friendship that is widely considered a romantic relationship, Jeanette poses the question, can men and women ever just be friends? From the beginning chapter, where we accompany Jeanette in meeting Hart on their first date, we watch as that question unfolds itself in her own life. Switching... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Coconut Library
Congrats Nadia! ***We have a 3rd place winner!!!*** Please note, all of our prize-winning places have been won. We are now competing for two places of honorable mention! :)
Ok, you all are kicking my butt. Good Things I Wish For You by A. Manette Ansay (Paperback) 252 pages total as of July 10 -- 1,731 pages I am half way through Outlander and more than half way through Sarah's Key... so those will be reported next and should boost my pride again, haha!
Thanks! And I appreciate you following me over to the new site. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2010 on I'm Moving! at Coconut Library
I loved that book too, LemonLinda. So good.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2010 on Best of... Mystery Novels at Coconut Library
I was going to wait to announce this until it was a little more ready, but people have been finding me out and I wanted to make sure all my very, very valued readers knew what was going on... Guess what?!? Coconut Library is moving. Well... moving and changing it's name. This has been a few months coming, and is finally here. The decision has been made. The end of an era. The salsa on the taco. Ok, I'll stop. Move where? Called what? What are you doing to me??? Well, glad you asked. Where: Moving to WordPress where it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Coconut Library
I've never read the book (because I saw the movie first -- it's always hard for me to read the book after the movie), but I have heard that it's kind of different. As in they didn't necessarily keep to the book when they wrote the script. Is that true?
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2010 on Movie Madness Monday at Coconut Library
Ah, isn't that the truth? I have several that if they made into movies I would cry and then boycott! Haha!
Thanks! I'm going to start looking these up on GoodReads to see which ones I can handle! Glad to have several to start choosing from.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2010 on Best of... Mystery Novels at Coconut Library
Check me out on A Little Bookish today! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Coconut Library
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image source According to Library Journal and Helium, Romance and Mystery/Thriller are the top two selling genres in books (romance, apparently making up for half of all sold paperback books). Since I don't read much of either (I'm not sure chick-lit is considered romance in the figures they are looking at) I need to get some recommendations. Today I'm starting with Mystery. What are your favorite Mystery novels that you would recommend? Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Coconut Library
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Big Boned by Meg Cabot paperback 384 pages published 2007 by Avon Trade $7.00 at Powell's Books Type of Book: {Beach Read: fluffy, mindless, easy to read} Rating: {Eh: not my favorite, but fine enough to finish the book} Why You're Reading This Book: You want a bit of mystery A tiny hint of thriller (the tiniest bit) A sassy, funny chick-lit heroine You enjoyed Book 1 and Book 2 in the series so you want to finish off with a bang What I Thought: This is the culmination of Meg Cabot's Heather Wells Mystery series. I listened to this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Coconut Library
So cute, right?! Definitely submit a photo -- looking forward to it if you choose to! :)
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse You can purchase this book at your favorite book seller. Or, by purchasing it from Powell's Books online, CL receives a small commission. Thanks for the support! (This book is as low as $16 on Powell's right now.) Why This Book? Over at the Coconut Library Book Club on GoodReads, we voted and the winner was The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse. This is the debut novel for Mr. Skyhorse and I am excited to read it! Not only does it look incredibly interesting, but I love supporting new authors!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Coconut Library
Hi! Glad you came by. I have The House at Riverton, which I need to read (so many books so little time). I LOVED this one and would like to own a copy to be able to re-read when I want to.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2010 on The Forgotten Garden at Coconut Library
Good point. Now I wonder what I would have thought if I hadn't heard that it was the BEST ever. Weird how that effects what we think, isn't it? I did, however, think this was one of the most beautifully written books I've read.
Congrats, Zoe!! **** We have a second place winner!!!*** Please note that we still are competing for 3rd place and 2 honorable mentions! :)
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse You can purchase this book at your favorite book seller. Or, by purchasing it from Powell's Books online, CL receives a small commission. Thanks for the support! (This book is as low as $16 on Powell's right now.) Why This Book? Over at the Coconut Library Book Club on GoodReads, we voted and the winner was The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse. This is the debut novel for Mr. Skyhorse and I am excited to read it! Not only does it look incredibly interesting, but I love supporting new authors!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Coconut Library
Welcome to the challenge!
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Thanks to Amanda @ Opinions of a Wolf for this adorable picture! If you are interested in submitting a photo, click here for information. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Coconut Library
Someone answered your waiting-prayers. It comes out next year!: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480239/
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The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafon paperback, 487 pages. Penguin. $10.88 published 2005 I was initially attracted to this book because I heard from so many people that it was fabulous. That it was an unputdownable. While I can see the attraction (the story is unique and beautifully written) the pace of this book did not keep me wanting more. It is a strange, sad story with a very disturbing revelation towards the end. What this novel really got me thinking about was language vs. plot, and which was more important to me. This was brought up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Coconut Library
Good to know. I gave it to my mom, and she had a hard time getting into it. I'll have to tell her to give it 50 pages or so. I'll make sure I keep that in mind when I start it too. Glad you're safe! :)
Beat the Reaper (paperback): 336 pages The Hunger Games (only out in Hardback): 374 Total as of June 28th: 2,189 pages