Last year, around this time, I reviewed some picture books which I believed were strong contenders for the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is "awarded to the artist of the most distinguishedAmerican Picture Book for Children published in the United States during thepreceding year." Yet in past years the committee has chosen not only picture books for this more

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December 3, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Getting the Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald

I like to read style books. I'd say it's a hobby of mine. I'm not sure I glean much from any of them and some are absolutely ridiculous, but I very much enjoy it. Every now and then I stumble across a style book that is a little bit more: a celebration of lifestyle, if you will. Here's a new one that is deliciously style-y and with an interesting peek into the down-to-earth lifestyle of celebrity Molly Ringwald. more

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December 1, 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. 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 more

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November 20, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Did the success of the immensely popular send it straight toHollywood The Help "help" writer Tom Franklin get his latest book " more

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November 19, 2010 | 0 comments
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Publishers Weekly announced their top 100 books of the year last week. Here are the top ten, available from the library: more

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November 16, 2010 | 0 comments
A review Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin

Does anybody else out there have a thing about nuns and Catholic school stories? I supposeI dobecause I went to one and experienced the pleasures and the pains - of saintly Sister Cecilia who nurtured the spark in each girl in class (and even loved the Beatles) to evil Sister Mary Michelle who wieldedthe stick she called'Susie'on our knuckles when we didn't get the answers right. Much to my delight, more

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November 15, 2010 | 0 comments
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The leaves are falling, but I am still working my way through the Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2010 list from It may take me until next summer to get through my list! And that is kinda fun. Amulet more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 10, 2010 | 0 comments
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This inaugural list put together by librarians and Library Journal's regular book reviewers represents an assortment of books appropriate for a broad reading audience. You may have read or are looking forward to reading many of these titles already. This list is also a great place to start for holiday gift buying. more

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November 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Barbara Demick opens her case study more

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November 8, 2010 | 0 comments
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