Monday, January 3, 2011

Lord Of The Changing Winds-The Griffin Mage: Book One

I'm on the way. I finished my first book towards 100+ Challenge.
This is a trilogy, so keep a lookout in the coming weeks for the reviews of the next 2 books.
Ms. Neumeier has crafted a good fantasy world. Her heroine Kes and her hero Bertaud seem to be the kind of people I like to read about most. A little out of step with the people around them and on the verge of discovering something wonderful about themselves and the world they live in. 
Instead of dragons, she has chosen to weave Griffins into her story. Magnificent creatures that can fly with fire and wind. 
Just like in real life the author has given us heroes and villains to cheer and boo. If you like a good fantasy read pick up this trilogy, you won't be disappointed. 

Happy Reading,
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, January 1, 2011


HAPPY 2011

January 1st--wishing you all a happy, healthy and productive new year.
Today is the day to sign up for the 100+ Reading Challenge. I think I've got a better chance this year of meeting that goal. I came to the challenge in June of 2010 and finished the challenge with 90 books. I already have 2 books that I'm reading now, as you will see at the bottom of the post I have begun my list with these titles.
So, without further ado I will attempt to place a clickable link here so that any of you who visit here and would like to participate, I will enable you. 

2011 100+ Challenge Sign Up Page


1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. --Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st and continues through the end of December, 2011.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

My List of Books Begins Here: 

1. Through the Looking Glass---Lewis Carroll--pgs.
2. Lord of the Changing Winds-The Griffin Mage: Book One--Rachel Neumeier--367 pgs.
3. Ghastly Glass---Joyce and Jim Lavene--307 pgs.
4. The Pendragon Banner---Sylvian Hamilton--330 pgs.
5. The Price of Butcher's Meat---Reginald Hill--519 pgs.
6. Grace Under Pressure---Julie Hyzy--310 pgs.
7. Bedeviled Eggs---Laura Childs--302 pgs.
8. A Fatal Waltz---Tasha Alexander--296 pgs.
9. 100 Cupboards---N. D. Wilson---289 pgs.
10. Dragonback Bargain---Timothy Zahn--597 pgs.
11. Dragon and Herdsman: The Fourth Dragonback Adventure--Timothy Zahn--read on Kindle Android
12. Threats at Three---Ann Purser--read on Kindle Android
11. Land of the Burning Sands---Rachel Neumeier--Kindle Android
12. Law of the Broken Earth---Rachel Neumeier--Kindle Android
13. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz---Frank L. Baum--Kindle Android
14.White Corridor---Christopher Fowler--Kindle Android
15. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag---Alan Bradley--Kindle Android
16. The Magic of Reason---Justine Larbalestier--564 pgs.
17. The Hangman's Row Enquiry---Ann Purser--312 pgs.
18. Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind--290 pgs.
20. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation---Lauren Willig--
21. The Masque of the Black Tulip---Lauren Willig--
22. The Deception of the Emerald Ring---Lauren Willig--387pgs.
23. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose---Lauren Willig--385 pgs.
24. Dragonsbane---Barbara Hambly--341 pgs.
25. Caught In Crystal---Patricia c. Wrede--293 pgs.
26. Ranger's Apprentice Book 1 The Ruins of Gorlan---John Flanagan--249 pgs.
27. Buckingham Palace Gardens---Anne Perry--369 pgs.
28. Tears of  Pearl---Tasha Alexander--306 pgs.
29.  The Gleemaiden---Sylvian Hamilton--275 pgs.
30. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1 The Field guide--Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black--107 pgs.
31. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 2 The Seeing Stone--Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black--108 pgs.
32. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 3 Lucinda's Secret---Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black--108 pgs.
33. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 4 The Ironwood Tree---Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black--108 pgs.
34. The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 5 The Wrath of Mulgarath---Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black--136pgs
35. Inheritance---Christopher Paolini--849 pgs.
36. The Dragonbone Chair---Tad Williams--Kindle Android
37. The Thirteen Hallows---Michael Scott & Colette Freedman--Kindle Android
38. Anthem for Doomed Youth: A Daisy Dalrympole Mystery--Carola Dunn--Kindle Android
39. As The Pig Turns: Agatha Raisin---M. C. Beaton--Kindle Android
40. Big Bones--Melanie Jackson--Kindle Android
41. The Blacksmith's Daughter---Suzanne Adair--Kindle Android
42. The Borough Treasure---J. S. Fletcher--Kindle Android
43. A Burial at Sea---Charles--Kindle Android
44. The Burning Bridge: Book Two Ranger's Apprentice---John Flanagan--Kindle Android
45. Camp Follower---Suzanne Adair--Kindle Android
46. Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery---Shirley Rousseau Murphy--Kindle Android
47. Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons: A Dixie Hemingway---Blaize Clement--Kindle Android
48. The Claresby Mystery---Daphne Coleridge--Kindle Android
49. The Cosy Knave---Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen--Kindle Android
50. Cold Vengeance: Special Agent Pendergast---Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child--Kindle Android
51. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree---Susan Albert--Kindle Android
52. The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies---Susan Albert--Kindle Android
53. Death Before Breakfast: An Inspector Lawrence Mystery---Gwyneth Bledsoe--Kindle Android
54. Death of a Chimney Sweep: Hamish McBeth---M. C. Beaton--Kindle Android
55. Dragon and Herdsman---Timothy Zahn--Kindle Android
56. Dragonshadow---Barbara Hambly--Kindle Android
57. Dragonstar---Barbara Hambly--Kindle Android
58. Due North---Melanie Jackson--Kindle Android
59. The End of the Tour---Diana L. Driver--Kindle Android
60. Evan and Elle: Constable Evan Evans---Rhys Bowen--Kindle Android
61. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Lucia---Alan Bradley--Kindle Android
62. Knight of the Demon Queen---Barbara Hambly--Kindle Android
63. Miss Pettybone's First Case---Melissa Rees--Kindle Android
64. The Murder of Minnie Stover---Melissa Rees--Kindle Android
65. Murder Trims the Tree---Deb Baker--Kindle Android
66. Paper Woman---Suzanne Adair--Kindle Android
67. Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery---Joan Clark--Kindle Android
68. The Tale of Castle Cottage---Susan Albert--Kindle Android
69. A Tricky Lie: Sutherland Mystery Series---Ella J. Fraser--Kindle Android
70. The Chestnut King: Book 3 of the 100 Cupboards--N. D. Wilson--Kindle Android
71. The Clue of the Twisted Candle---Edgar Wallace--Kindle Android
72. The Daffodil Mystery---Edgar Wallace--Kindle Android
73. Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of the 100 Cupboards---N. D. Wilson--Kindle Android
74. An East End Murder---Charles Finch--Kindle Android
75. The Fleet Street Murders---Charles Finch--Kindle Android
76. The Fortunes of Grace Hammer---Sara Stockbridge--Kindle Android
77. Gideon's Sword---Douglas Preston--Kindle Android
78. Knight of the Demon Queen---Barbara Hambly--Kindle Android
79. Maids of Misfortune---M. Louisa Locke--Kindle Android
80. The Measby Murder Enquiry---Ann Purser--Kindle Android
81. The Mill Mystery---Anna Katharine Green--Kindle Android
82. Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead---Emily Brightwell--Kindle Android
83. Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder---Hazel Holt--Kindle Android
84. Murder on Black Friday---P.B. Ryan--Kindle Android
85. Murder on Lexington Avenue---Victoria Thompson--Kindle Android
86. My Man Jeeves---P. G. Wodehouse--Kindle Android
87. A Red Herring Without Mustard---Alan Bradley--Kindle Android
88. A Stranger in Mayfair---Charles Finch--Kindle Android
89. The Tale of Oat Cake Crag---Susan Albert--Kindle Android
90. The Victoria Vanishes---Christopher Fowler--Kindle Android
91. The Wayward Apprentice---Jason Vail--Kindle Android
92. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag---Alan Bradley--Kindle Android

Happy Reading, 
Beverly G ♥