Category Archives: Once Upon A Time

Mockingjay (2010)

AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins SYNOPSIS: Inside Book Flap MY NAME IS KATNISS EVERDEEN. WHY AM I NOT DEAD? I SHOULD BE DEAD. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins SYNOPSIS: Book Cover SPARKS ARE IGNITING. FLAMES ARE SPREADING. AND THE CAPITOL WANTS REVENGE. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games (2008)

AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins SYNOPSIS: Book Jacket Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun… In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol Surrounded … Continue reading

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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

Author: Cassandra Clare Synopsis: Book Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is … Continue reading

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983)

Author: A. N. Roquelaure FORWARD Since 1983, A. N. Roquelaure envisioned (for the uninhibited reader) a hypnotic and seductive adult fairy tale in the Sleeping Beauty novels. Now, the author of this exquisite erotic trilogy reveals her true identity—beckoning the … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

Gregory Maguire At a yard sale recently, the seller described this author as verbose. At the time I found that to be a very good description. Despite that description, and having liked Wicked so much, I decided to read this … Continue reading

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Black and Blue

I received the funniest email from Godiva yesterday, Tired of Being a Wallflower? I finally made my first entry on Once Upon a Time, having read The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov. Today I raked the backyard to … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Dog (1899)

Author: Anton Checkhov Having first heard of this story from the movie The Reader, I was even more interested to read this story when I discovered it to be a short story. Apparently, Anna Sergeyevna is on holiday in Yalta, … Continue reading

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Angels & Demons

Dan Brown I found Angels & Demons an enjoyable read despite its repetitive plot formula which was identical to The Da Vince Code. Browns ability to keep the action and suspense in a continual flow owns to his ability to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K. Rowling The last Harry Potter book I had read was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and that was when it first came out, so I was a little apprehensive about picking up the story again. As … Continue reading

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