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Saturday, October 31

Book Sale Finds Issue #2




Here are my finds:



Hardbacks:

The Surprise Party (Fear Street, No. 2)

Surprise Party – R.L. Stine

The Haunted Mask – R.L. Stine



Paperbacks:
The LAST DROP (TOMBSTONES 2): THE LAST DROP (Tombstones)

Tombstones: The Last Drop by John Peel

Tombstones: Dances with Werewolves by John Peel

Maniac by John Peel

Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney

Echoes from the Past by June Masters Bacher

A Place to Call Home by Ruth Glover

Great Finds Issue #12

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store? Two words – Thrift Shop!



Hardback:

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

Shiloh Autumn by Bodie and Brock Thoene

Forever in Blue by Ann Breashares



Paperback:

Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Friday, October 30

Book Sale Finds #1


Here are my finds:

Hardbacks:

The Baby-Sitter IV (Point Horror Series)

The Babysitter 4 by R.L. Stine

The Seance by Joan Lowry Nixon

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Four Season’s Cross-Stitch by Better Homes and Bardens

A Merry Christmas In Cross-Stitch

A Cross-Stitch Christmas by Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas Cross Stitch by Jutta Lammer

Celebrations in Cross-Stitch by Lisbeth Perrone


Paperbacks:

The Dare (Fear Street, No. 21)


Fear Street: What Holly Heard by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: The Face by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: The Cataluna Chronicles: The Deadly Fie by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: The Cataluna Chronicles: The Dark Secret by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: Fear Park: The Loudest Scream by R.L. STine

Fear Street: The Dare by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: College Weekend by R.L. Stine

Fear Street: Super Chiller: The Dead Lifeguard by R.L. Stine

More Tales to Give you Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

The Beast 2 by R.L. Stine

Amnesia by Sinclair Smith

Dangerous by Nora Roberts

Hot Ice by Nora Roberts

O’Hurley’s Return by Nora Roberts

Wednesday, October 14

Great Finds Issue #11

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store? Two words – Thrift Shop!



Hardback:

Anastasia Again

Anastasia Again! by Lois Lowry



Paperback:

The Horror At Camp Jellyjam (Classic Goosebumps)

The Baby-sitters Club # 120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight

Sweet Valley Twins and Friends #37 The War Between the Twins

Teacher’s Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Goosebumps: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L. Stine

Give Yourself Goosebumps: The Knight in Screaming Armor by R. L. Stine

Book Review - Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Mountain


Cirque du Freak: Vampire Mountain (Book Four)Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Mountain
BY: Darren Shan
PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown and Company
PUBLISHED IN: 2001
ISBN: 0-316-60806-8
Pages: 195
Ages: Teen & Up
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Half-vampire Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley and three of Mr. Tiny’s Little People leave the Cirque Du Freak. They journey to the Vampire Mountain. Gavner Paul, a friend Mr. Crepsley also travels with them. One of the little people reveals his real name as, Harkat Mulds, and he has a message to deliver from Mr. Tiny to the Vampire Princes.

Many dangers confront them on their way. The purple-skinned Vampaneze are close by.

The Vampire Mountain is a network of tunnels and caves where the vampires live. Darren makes friends with several of the other vampires.

The Princes and Generals weren’t impressed with Darren. They thought he was too young. Now Darren must prove himself to them.

I found the fourth book in the series to be boring and not enough action.

Monday, October 12

Book Review - The Secret of the Sacred Scarab


The Secret of the Sacred ScarabThe Secret of the Sacred Scarab
BY: Fiona Ingram
PUBLISHED BY: iUniverse
PUBLISHED IN: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-595-457168
Pages: 258
Ages: Teen & Up
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

In this first chapter of the Chronicles of the Stone, Adam and his cousin Justin are invited to go on a trip to Egypt by their Aunt Isabel and their Grandmother. The boys are excited about visiting another country. Their Aunt tells them that the archaeologist, James Kinnaird, has disappeared while looking for the tomb of the Scarab King. The tomb of the Scarab King is just a legend and has never been proven to exist by any archaeologist.

Friday, October 9

Book Review - Cirque Du Freak: Tunnels of Blood

Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels of Blood: Book 3 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan)Cirque Du Freak: Tunnels of Blood
BY: Darren Shan
PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown and Company
PUBLISHED IN: 2000
ISBN: 0-316-60763-0
Pages: 229
Ages: Teen & Up
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

In this fast-paced sequel, Mr. Crepsley is on business in the city and takes Darren and Evra with him. Christmas is just around the corner and Darren is the only one who wants to celebrate. He goes shopping for a present for Evra and bumps into a teenager, Debbie. He soon begins dating her.

Meanwhile, there are strange deaths in the city. Is Mr. Crepsley? Or is there another vampire hiding in the tunnels of blood.

I read this in one night, and is one of the best in the series.

Book Review - Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant


The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque du Freak, Book 2)Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
BY: Darren Shan
PUBLISHED BY: Little, Brown and Company
PUBLISHED IN: 2000
ISBN: 0-316-60684-7
Pages: 247
Ages: Teen & Up
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

In this sequel, Darren is adjusting to his new life as Mr. Crepsley’s assistant. They return to the Cirque Du Freak. Darren becomes good friends with Evra, the snake boy.

While traveling with the freak show Darren meets another friend, Sam. Sam wants to leave home and join the Cirque Du Freak. Darren, now a half-vampire, must learn the hard way that he can never have a normal life.

I thought  the 2nd book in the series was boring and a major letdown.

Great Finds Issue #10

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store? Two words – Thrift Shop!

Paperbacks:

The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine (BSC Graphix)

The Baby-sisters Club: Dawn and the Impossible Three
                         Claudia and Mean Janine
         Hello, Mallory
                                           Little Miss Stoneybrook…and Dawn
                       Jessi’s Secret Language
                               Claudia Makes Up Her Mind
                           Dawn’s Wicked Stepsister

Book Review - Jungle King Secrets


Jungle King Secrets: A Libido-Liberating Lifestyle For Superior Sexual Satisfaction
Jungle King Secrets
BY: Paul Adcock
PUBLISHED BY: Loving Healing Press
PUBLISHED IN: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-932690-49-1
Pages: 251
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

You can’t watch television these days without seeing those annoying male enhancement commercials. In the Jungle King Secrets by Paul Adcock, learn how to increase your libido without using those dangerous, toxic enhancements that are in the markets today.

The basic guideline in the book is very simple: eat healthy and exercise. Stay away from processed foods like cookies, soft drinks and other sweets. Eat fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and eggs. Drink raw milk and water. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.

Do you know what vitamin is referred as “nature’s Viagra?” Paul Adcock gives you the answer and lists other vitamins that can help you increase your love life. Learn about “energy cultivation (Qi Gong),” and other exercises that helps your stamina and health.

The Jungle King Secrets is heavily researched, but at times the book feels like it’s repeating itself. I think the author could have written this book under one hundred pages without losing any of the information. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it.