Archive for July, 2013

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll. The winning book is Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln. Discussion pages will be made within the first couple weeks of August.

tiger lilyLily isn’t supposed to hunt game in the Daimyo’s woods. She’s just the cook’s daughter. It isn’t her place to talk to nobility. And she definitely isn’t supposed to sing the forbidden old, Jindo religion songs.

But Lily was born in the year of the Tiger, and can’t ever be like other village girls. In the woods snaring rabbits one day, she finds instead the Daimyo’s son, Ashikaga, wounded, in the gooseberry brush. When the Pretender Emperor’s men arrive to kill Ashikaga, Lily, desperate, sings a forbidden Jindo song.

The song wakes a powerful spirit – as well as Ashikaga’s interest. The prickly lord has hidden secrets of his own and a burning desire to prove himself to his father. He will stop at nothing to defeat his father’s greatest enemy.

All Lily wants to do is take care of her sisters. But the Pretender-Emperor’s forces are drawing near, and now the Daimyo’s son knows she communes with Jindo gods. She wants to trust Ashikaga when he swears he will not tell her secret, but he is a noble – and Lily only a peasant. Lily’s heart is leading her down a dangerous path. She may have to defy her father, Ashikaga, and even the spirits themselves in order to defeat the Pretender-Emperor’s magic and keep safe all that she loves.

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August Book Vote

Below is the poll for the August book vote. The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on July 30th. There are synopses of all the books beneath the “continue reading” link.


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Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll. The winning genre is Historical Fiction. We will now be accepting book suggestions within that genre. Please email all suggestions to (remember the 2 s’s). Please limit suggestions to no more than 3 books and indicate which is your preferred suggestion. Please include the title, author, and a book synopsis. We will be accepting suggestions until 11:59 PM (PST) on July 28th. 

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Hey nerds! I hope you all are enjoying The Forest of Hands and Teeth (be sure to head over to the discussion to share your thoughts!) It’s time to vote for the genre for next month’s book! You can vote in the poll below for genre. The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on July 26th.

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Hey Nerds, sorry it’s been so quiet lately, the three of us have been pretty busy with our personal lives. I’ve opened up a general discussion for The Forest of Hands and Teeth so you can head on over there to discuss the book! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer.


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The results of the poll are in and our book for this month is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Discussion pages will be made within the next week.

forest of hands and teethIn Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

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We have a three-way tie, so we’re going to do a run-off vote. The poll is below and will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) today, July 10th.

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