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A review of City of Thieves by David Benioff

My genre fiction marathon continues. This week I was assigned adventure novels. I was starting to panic when I did not have a book to read and didn't feel like walking to the library (I know, I know). Luckily I found City of Thieves by ...read more

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March 3, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of the Wind on Fire trilogy by William Nicholson

If you're a Young Adult fantasy junkie looking for a new series, then the Wind on Fire trilogy by William ...read more

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February 22, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop by Adam Bradley

I have a friend, a fan of rap music, who has recently been introducing me to the genre. My friend, knowing that I am an avid reader of poetry, started by playing me tracks from MCs who are known for their wordplay and ability to turn a phrase. I immediately recognized that a verse of a rap song had a lot in common with a poem. ...read more

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February 10, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

As a library student I'll be running a genre fiction marathon from now until May. I'm required to read a novel (sometimes two) from a different genre every week. I was happy to discover that this week is dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy. I love these genres and decided to choose a book by one of my favorite sf authors - ...read more

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February 9, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

A wonderful discovery for me in 2010 was The Cradle by Green Bay native Patrick ...read more

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January 4, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of My Friend, The Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Vampires have become a vibrant aspect of today's media culture. Are your kids asking you to let them watch or read the Twilight Series or see the ...read more

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December 21, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson

One of my favorite series from childhood is back! As a young teen, I spent countless hours with the historical fiction diaries of the Dear America series, in which girls experience the greatest moments inUnited Stateshistory. In particular, I remember ...read more

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December 14, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of One More Theory About Happiness by Paul Guest

Memoir is an incredibly popular genre these days. With everybody from comedians to reality stars to world travelers telling their stories, you can find a memoir to suit almost any mood. As a reader of poetry, I was interested to learn that Paul Guest, one of my favorite poets, had written a memoir. ...read more

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November 30, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet

I'll start off by saying that I'm not a reader of graphic novels. Previously, I had tried to read graphic novels, but ended up discarding them in displeasure. That said, White Rapids by ...read more

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November 20, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey

I've just finished the Owl series: Owlflight, Owlsight & ...read more

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July 9, 2010 | 0 comments