Sunday, November 30, 2008
Dresden Files #1: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Unabridged audio - 8CDs
Everyone told me that I would like this series and they were right! Harry Dresden is a wizard would helps the Chicago police with paranormal crimes. I especially liked listening to it on audio. I just hope I can find more of the audio series.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Just Like Heaven by Marc Levy
Unabridged CDs read by Michael McGlone
I had seen the movie and thought it was cute. I really enjoyed listening to it as well. Arthur moves into a new apartment to find it haunted by Lauren who's body lies comatose in a hospital while her spirit returns to her home.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Unabridged Cassettes read by Blair Brown
One of the best I've listened to recently. The story revolved around Alexander, a fifteen year old who has to go live with his grandmother while his mother is undergoing cancer treatments. His grandmother takes him on an expedition down the Amazon in search of the beast, a giant that had been seen in the area. Along the way, Alexander gets kidnapped by the People of the Mist, a local Indian tribe, and with their help, visits the city of the beasts.
A very, very good story that is well written and able to hold my attention all the way through.
Unabridged CDs read by Susan Ericksen
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Unabridged CDs read by Lenny Henry
I was a bit disappointed in this one. I recently listened to American Gods and loved it so I was really looking forward to this one. It was funny at times, serious at times, but just not as good as the other Gaiman's I've listened to.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sisters of Isis #1: The Summoning by Lynne Ewing
Short and quick, I enjoyed this one, although the writing left a little to be desired. It was written for a teenage audience and you could tell. The main character, Sudi, had parents that were way too trusting and didn't notice anything about their daughter. They were almost non-existant in the book. This book begins a series using Egyptian mythology as it's basis. I hope she stays true to history and doesn't take too much creative license with the legends and myths. I probably will not continue on with the new series because I have so many other things waiting on my Mt.TBR, but it is one that I would recommend to teens.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
You are a Swan! (your score: 24)
Characters: Tereus, Kalia in Eyes of Crow
Powers: Foretelling future through dreams, dream-walking
Swans are idealistic, open-minded, and passionate. Your good nature often leads people to think they can take advantage of you, but they should be careful—beneath that serenity lies a fighting spirit. Your love is fierce and unconditional, fueled by the certainty that it should last forever.
Best matches: Wolves, Horses, Otters
Watch out for: Cougars, Foxes, Hawks
The second is for a a signed set of the Aspect of the Crow trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready. http://amberkatze-amberkatze.blogspot.com/2008/11/author-interview-contest-with-author.html For this one, you have to take a test to see what kind of animal my spirit guide is -- mine is a Swan!
Go visits Amberkate's blog and sign up for the contests. I just did!!