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A review of Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

I appreciate it when people share their personal stories. Stories can help us all in this journey called life. Courtesy of my co-worker Jane, I got to read the galley of Kimberly Williams-Paisley's new book Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again. The popular actress tells the story of her mother's diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia, a rare form of dementia, and how she ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Anticipated 2016 Mysteries ​For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my spring 2016 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend?Tundra Kill: A Novel by Stan Jones [2/1]character: policeman Nathan Activesetting: Alaska ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 10, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Enraptured by Candace Camp

Candace Camp concludes her The Secret of the Loch series, with Enraptured, an emotion-packed, sensual story of two strong-willed, stubborn people who hunt for treasure but find love along the way. This historical romance is set in the Scottish Highlands.   Lady Violet Thornhill is making her way to the ruins discovered by the Earl of Mardoun (for his story read ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 7, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Pötzsch

My favorite 17th Century hangman, Jakob Kuisl, and his family are back again in the thick of danger with a new adventure in The Werewolf of Bamberg. Oliver Plotzsch has once again created another engrossing historical novel filled with mystery, superstition, uneasiness, and family rifts. Jacob and his family have travel from their home in Schongau to Bamberg to attend his younger brother's wedding. He's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 15, 2015 | 0 comments
New Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my fall/winter 2015 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. One I've already read and recommend is The Scribe by Guinn. Historical mystery readers check it out. From the ending it sounds like Thomas and Cyrus will be back.  I look forward to their next case. ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Wisconsin Book Festival The Wisconsin Book Festival is happening now!  The following author events feature nonfiction books:   The Big Burn - Egan pairs the stories of the 1910 forest fire and President Roosevelt's push for conservation. 10/22/2015 - 7:00pm at Monona Terrace - Ballrooms A & B   Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Booklist's Top Sports Books Baseball is heading into the homestretch. Football has begun. How about checking out Booklist's annual Top 10 Sports Books? They include the skiing, cycling, board games, bowling, and basketball. Are there any new sports books that also belong on this list? Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX by Ginny Gilder. 2015.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
September 9, 2015 | 0 comments
Recommended Biographies Summer is a time for reading. Some enjoy great beach reads or guilty pleasures for summer reading. But some also like to learn as they relax. If you're one of those people and you enjoy biographies, you should take a look at Booklist's Top 10 Biographies for this year. Eye on the Struggle ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 16, 2015 | 0 comments
New Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my summer 2015 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend? ​​The Devil's Making: A Mystery by Sean Haldane [5/5] [new series]character: police man Chad Hobbes​setting: 1869 Victoria ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
May 13, 2015 | 0 comments
Recommended Biographies of 2014 Like reading about other people and their lives? Then here is a list for you. Below are a few from a new library list, Biographies, Recommended in 2014. For more reading suggestions check out Madison Public Library Insider newsletter-- Thanks For the Memories: Biographies and Memoirs. ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 15, 2015 | 0 comments