Amie Gibb

Amie's knowledge of books is similar to her knowledge of wines: she doesn't have anything intelligent to say about either one, but she consumes a helluva lot and knows what she does and doesn't like. She may not know a top note, or the definition of Iambic Pentameter, but who cares? She loves to read. She also loves to share and talk with people about the books she loves.

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AVALON HIGH By Meg Cabot [Review]

| Jan 12 | 4 Comments

Avalon High

Avalon High by Meg Cabot is one of the most enjoyable YA books I’ve read in a very long time. It tells the story of a high school girl named Elaine (Ellie) who moves to Annapolis, MD where her parents (who are professors of medieval history) have decided to take their sabbatical. Because of her parents, Ellie knows more about the times of King Arthur […]

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Congrats Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

| Jan 5 | 0 Comments

Neil and Amanda

Daemons Books would like to congratulate author Neil Gaiman and singer Amanda Palmer (from the popular and might I add awesome band The Dresden Dolls) on their wedding this Sunday. It’s great seeing two talented and equally cool people get hitched. I can only hope that they will now have children so they can create a kid that will possess coolness in superhero like proportions. […]

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New Huck Finn To Eliminate ‘N’ Word

| Jan 5 | 3 Comments

Huckleberry Finn

A story that is currently grabbing a lot of headlines is the decision made by NewSouth Books and Alan Gribben (a Mark Twain scholar) to release a censored version of Mark Twain’s ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. The book has been banned and removed from school curriculum at an increased rate over the years because of its use of the ‘N’ word. In an effort to […]

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ZOMBIE SPACESHIP WASTELAND by Patton Oswalt Released

| Jan 4 | 0 Comments

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland

Comedian, Patton Oswalt’s autobiographical book, ZOMBIE SPACESHIP WASTELAND, hits stores today! I’m personally curious in checking this one out. If you pick up a copy please leave me a comment and let me know how it is! Amazon Review Comedian Oswalt (The King of Queens, Caprica) offers up a collection of colorful essays ranging in topic from his experiences working at a movie theater to […]

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HATING OLIVIA By Mark SaFranko [Review]

| Jan 3 | 0 Comments

Hating Olivia

HATING OLIVIA by Mark SaFranko is a dark and twisted love story centered in 1970s New Jersey. Max Zajack and Olivia Aphrodite Tanga meet while Max is performing one of his songs at a small club. Within weeks the two are living together and are inseparable. Max, a wannabe writer, musician, and intellectual quits his dead-end job and leaves his rat hole of an apartment […]

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The Hobbit Movie: Rumors & Speculations

| Dec 14 | 29 Comments

The Hobbit Movie

So there are all kinds of rumors swirling around currently about Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and I have to admit, I myself got caught up in the swirl for a moment. In fact the first draft of this post began with the sentence “Peter Jackson can suck it” before I decided to take a step back and separate the facts […]

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HORNS By Joe Hill [Review]

| Dec 13 | 2 Comments

Horns

You know you are about to read a great book when you are gripped by the first page. You now you are going to read an amazing book when you are taken by the first sentence, “Ignatius Martin Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things”… and so begins HORNS a thrilling piece of horror-fiction by Joe Hill. My first impression of Horns was […]

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Amie’s 2010 Holiday Book Gift Ideas

| Dec 8 | 2 Comments

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Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life – This pocked sized book contains helpful life lessons from our favorite female detective, Nancy Drew. Lessons include such pearls as, “Dive into any available water when attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes” (From Mystery of Crocodile Island). The best part is, this book sells for only $6, making it affordable as well as cool! This is a perfect nostalgic […]

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THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY By Trenton Lee Stewart [Review]

| Dec 7 | 0 Comments

The Mysterious Benedict Society book

I picked up a copy of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY a few months ago while visiting the infamous Powell’s bookstore in Portland, OR. At that time, it was on the store’s top seller’s list and because it looked interesting I picked it up. The story is about four young orphans: Sticky, Reynie, Kate, and Constance. They all show up to a mysterious test advertised in […]

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Top Ten Most Hated Literary Characters

| Nov 22 | 8 Comments

Hated Literary Characters

We saw this list of the 50 Most Hated Characters in Literary History and thought it was a brilliant idea, though we didn’t necessarily agree with some of their picks. So we (Amie, Kristen, and Jose) decided to come up with a list of our own, mostly sticking to villains (with one exception). If we hate them, it means the author did their job well […]

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