Archive | June, 2011

What Are Your Kids Reading?

29 Jun

I’ll tell you what mine are reading. My 11-year-old enjoys the Dork Diaries. (BTW the website is one of the coolest websites I’ve ever seen. It’s got book trailers, bright colors and is interactive.) Last summer we drove from Indiana to Maryland to visit my best-friend and her family. Before we left she picked out the first book, Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life. Continue reading


Review: The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum

28 Jun

The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
Shadow Mountain (June 9, 2011)
Hardback: $18.99
ISBN: 978-1-60908-049-5

There are spoilers included in the book’s blurb and the review posted below.

Favorite Lines: “Because the truth is I chose life–with all its unpredictability and impossibilities and messiness, and with all its joy and beauty and love. I chose you, Abby. I want to be where you are. I want to be by your side as your life unfolds.” (Withholding the page number to leave you in suspense. lol) Continue reading

The Girl Who…Winner

28 Jun

Julie M. you were randomly selected by as the winner of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Please watch for my email request for more information.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Book Trailer & Giveaway

20 Jun

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has offered to sponsor a giveaway of 1 copy of Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making here at Scooper Speaks. To enter tell me if you plan to read the book, or who you will give it to. To qualify, the winner’s mailing address must be in the USA or Canada. I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner on June 27, 2011. Macmillan will send the winner a copy of the book. Good luck!

Review: The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain

18 Jun

The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain (I’m liking the cover!)
Carina Press (June 2011)
e-book: $3.99
ISBN: 9781426891755

Favorite Lines: “She was biting her lower lip. If she’d been Inarrii he would have comforted her by drawing her into a kiss, a taste of her silken lips. he would stroke her mind and body until she could relax enough to be calm. But she was human, and he could feel her confusion and fear in a complex tangle of emotions. That she seemed to have a hint of interest in him must be ignored in the face of what they would have to go through together to attain the truth.” (p. 31 e-ARC) Continue reading

Review: The First Victim by J.B. Lynn

17 Jun

The First Victim by J.B. Lynn (Hate the cover. Love the story.)
Carina Press (June 2011)
e-book: $4.99
ISBN: 9781426891748
Excerpt: Click here.

Favorite Lines: “He couldn’t wait to play with them. But not yet. It wasn’t time. Soon though. Right now there was another girl he wanted to toy with. He was putting the finishing touches on their playroom right now. The walls had been soundproofed. No one would hear her scream. The tools were laid out. Waiting for when he was ready for them. The brand-new clothes he’d bought to dress her up i had been washed in rose water. Crushing them in his fist, he raised them to his nose. They smelled so good. Not as good as she’d smell though.” (p. 41 e-ARC) Continue reading

Review: One Night, Two Heirs by Maureen Child

16 Jun

One Night, Two Heirs by Maureen Child
Harlequin (July 2011)
Mass Market: $4.99; e-book: $3.60
ISBN: 9780373731091

Favorite Lines: “His daughters didn’t know him. He was a damn stranger to his own flesh and blood. That knowledge hurt more than he would have thought possible.” (p. 34-eARC) Continue reading

Review: My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

15 Jun

My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel  (I like cover)
Grand Central Publishing (June 2011)
Mass Market: $7.99
ISBN: 9780446563871
Excerpt: Read chapter 1

Favorite Lines: ” She knew it in her soul. Rasmus Kessler had found out where she lived, and the very last part of her life that belonged to her was about to go to hell.” (p.27 -eArc) Continue reading

Ruby Red Winner!!!

14 Jun

The winner of the Ruby Red giveaway is…Tracy who said, “I will TRY and read it before my ten year old daughter who reads everything in the house (if it is not hidden well from her) gets her hands on it! If this one is OK for her, she would love it, she adores history – I will love it I am sure!”

Review: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane

14 Jun

Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane
Carina Press (June 2011)
ebook: $4.99 (215 pages)
ISBN: 9781426891694

Favorite Lines: “Vampires, Goddess, you’re all fourteen-year-old girls.” (p. 139) Continue reading