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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
Recommended Memoirs of 2014 Do you like reading about other people's memories? Then here are some suggestions for you from the upcoming list Memoirs, Recommended in 2014.  If you want more, then subscribe to the Library Insider Newsletter-- Thanks For the Memories: Biographies and Memoirs, which comes out every other ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
April 6, 2015 | 0 comments
Recommended History Do you like to read about another time or another place?  Then check out some of the new history books from a new upcoming library booklist--History Books, Recommended in 2014.  Or you can even subscribe to the Library Insider Newsletter History, which comes out every other month. ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 26, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of Catch a Falling Heiress by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke continues her “An American Heiress in London" series with Catch a Falling Heiress. It starts with a group of friends who plot to ruin a man. Stuart, the Duke of Margrave (his story is in How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days), has called his friends together to ask them to hem him ruin an ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 23, 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 spring 2015 list. (I've already got a few titles for my summer list.) I have read the first one on the list (see my review) and am looking forward to reading rest on the list. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend? ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 3, 2015 | 0 comments