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Monday, May 10, 2010

What's New This Week? : The Good & The Bad (2)

In a Nut Shell :

Whats New This Week : The Good & The Bad is an exclusive Falling Off The Shelf Feature.  It is intended to introduce readers to new titles, and give them an all around opinion of those books.  It is also a great way to find new blogs throughout the blogosphere that you may not have known about in the past.  Each week I will introduce a few new titles, whether they be Children's Chapter Books, Young Adult, or even Adult titles (maybe even a mix!).  Each title will be linked to a Good Review, and a Bad Review, so that you can understand what your getting yourself into before obtaining a copy.


*Good Review* - Recommended by the Reader
*Bad Review* - Not Recommended by the Reader (not to be confused with a badly written review)

-*- Feel free to suggest an upcoming title and/or a review you would like to be showcased by emailing me at

Released May 10 - 16, 2010

Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Ball (Hardcover)
Reading Level : Young Adult
Release Date : May 11, 2010

Synopsis : 

Gen's family is more comfortable spending time apart than together. Then Gen's mom signs them up for Camp Frontier—a vacation that promises the "thrill" of living like 1890s pioneers. Forced to give up all of her modern possessions, Gen nevertheless manages to email her friends back home about life at "Little Hell on the Prairie," as she's renamed the camp. It turns out frontier life isn't without its good points—like the cute boy who lives in the next clearing. And when her friends turn her emails into a blog, Gen is happily surprised by the fanbase that springs up. But just when it seems Gen and family might pull through the summer, disaster strikes as a TV crew descends on the camp, intent on discovering the girl behind the nationwide blogging sensation—and perhaps ruining the best vacation Gen has ever had. 

The Good - Stackscene
The Bad - Semicolon

-*-NOTE-*- This feature will from now on be posted each Thursday of the week.  I've come to realize that it's extremely hard to find reviews for each title BEFORE they are released.  This will give me a few extra days to gather up some quality books, with quality reviews. -*-

 -*- Feel free to suggest an upcoming title and/or a review you would like to be showcased by emailing me at