Thursday, May 7, 2009

Random Browsing (1)

Note: I saw this idea from Au Courant's site.

What is
Random Browsing?

Random Browsing is when I go to and type one word in the search bar. A completely Random word like... chocolate, pencil, or guitar.

Then I'll
Browse the Teen search results and hopefully find new books to read that I haven't heard of.

This week's Random Word is:

The Browsed Teen Books:

The Secret Circle: The Initiation and the Captive
By L.J. Smith
Published: July 2008

The circle's power has lured her home.

Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.

Circle of Blood
By Alane Ferguson
Published: January 2009
BN: 0142412678

Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that’s not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cameryn’s life. When her mother picks up a mysterious young hitchhiker, Cameryn senses that the girl is running from something. But before she can find out more, the girl is found dead—with a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister?

The Magic Circle
By Donna Jo Napoli
Published: June 1995

A midwife-cum-sorceress known simply as the Ugly One narrates this riveting tale of how, tricked by the devil's minions, she lost her gifts for healing and was forced to become a witch. Escaping from the stake, where she is about to be burned, she ekes out a solitary existence in an enchanted forest--until she takes in two wandering children named Hansel and Gretel. As she did in The Prince of the Pond , Napoli gives a classic fairy tale an entirely new twist, at the same time incorporating absorbing details about medieval religious beliefs. The witch's "true" history as a devoted mother and pious servant of God renders her a compelling and entirely sympathetic figure, a heroine courageously fighting the evil spirits that have invaded her once-pure life. The Hansel and Gretel motif, carefully woven into the story, emerges as a surprise for the reader, albeit a surprise that has been fully prepared. The author's extraordinary craftsmanship and originality never flag, and even the archetypically fiery ending for the witch acquires a new dimension. A YA novel of genuine magic and suspense, this will captivate adults as well.


  1. Wow! That is a great idea!

  2. I agree, and so much fun too. :)

  3. I glad you had fun doing your own Random Browsing post! Hope your tbr pile keeps growing. :D

    PS. I hate how FireFox doesn't let me use my Google accout for these new comment box thingys.


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