Time for more "book blurbing" of recent reads I haven't fully reviewed...head's up!

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

A memoir set in Poland during World War II about a Warsaw zoo, and the story of the family who lived there, and served as part of the Jewish "underground railroad".

The Girl She Left Behind by Karen Brichoux

Novel of the big city girl who goes home again to Montana. Fast, fast read - unexpected ending, but satisfying after all.

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Second in the YA series "Blue Bloods" about vampires in NYC society. Another good addition to the series - stay tuned!

Dead As a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

Book five in the Sookie Stackhouse "Southern Vampire" series explores a lot more about the werewolf and werepanther part of Sookie's locale.

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

Book six in the same series - and this time, Sookie is dating a weretiger. Hot, huh? :-)

Sex With Kings by Eleanor Herman

A really interesting non-fiction read about mistresses, power, revenge, marriages and more over 500 years of kings in Europe. A companion to Sex With the Queen, another great non-fiction read!

Wild Card by Lora Leigh

*wipes steam from the monitor after reading this erotica-filled adventure novel*

Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Cute YA novel about teens who choose to become vampires - it's in their DNA, after all. Cute premise, cute story.

Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

It has to do with Harry Potter. I had to read it. Cute - but very short.

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

Kind of depressing YA novel with an unlikeable heroine - which, I suppose, is the point.

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Interesting twist on the typical ghost love story in this inventive YA novel. Didn't end as I expected, but a nice premise.

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Time for another round of book blurbing! Here we go!

River's Edge by Terri Blackstock
Last of the "Cape Refuge" series of Christian fiction. And now I can say I read it. Yeah.

In the Fifth At Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Because sometimes, you have to reread childhood favorites, and this series will always be a favorite (though that's TOTALLY the wrong cover)...

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

The fourth book in the "Southern Vampire" series - no Bill, lots of Eric. My new favorite of the series. :-)

The Hollow by Nora Roberts

The second title in the "Sign of Seven" trilogy - another great audio listen, though it was odd that the first book was narrated by a man, and this one by a woman. Waiting for book three on CD now!

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

An amazing YA novel, written entirely in verse. Easy to read, harder to forget. Wonderful recommendation for reluctant readers...

Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

Another "Between the Numbers" Stephanie Plum novel. Silly, outrageous, ludicrous, damn fun. :-)

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

Another suspenseful Coben read (a stand alone novel), better still when narrated by Scott Brick. Recommended!

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It's time for another round of book blurbing - look alive people, this one is going to go fast! ;-)

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Ackroyd

Beautifully laid out, concise, and yet...as an English major and librarian, I've only read 65 of the books. SIXTY-FIVE. Lots of books I've never even HEARD of, and lots of books by the same author. Now, if watching BBC productions would have counted, I would have easily topped 100. ;-)

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Hilarious, insightful, concise, readable...did I mention HILARIOUS?

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

Sweet memoir from Summer, 1945 in New York City as two girls from Iowa dance with midshipmen, work at Tiffany, and explore the city. Very warm and fuzzy...

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Next in the Sookie Stackhouse series - good times! Bill is hardly in it (yay!), but Eric is. ;-) Have I mentioned I hate the cover art for these novels? Because I do, but the stories are great!

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