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A review of Letters to Everyone and Anyone by Toon Tellegen

I love you so and don't want to give you up.  I love the way you feel in my hands, the weight of your pages, the quality of your paper, the colors of your illustrations.  I love your little ribbon bookmark and the way I can pick you up and set you on my nightstand or put you in my bag to take with me and save for later. Reading you aloud is a special activity that I share with my child.  He grabs for the pages while I turn them, but soon he will be turning them on his own. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 19, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer
Eileen Dreyer

I've been a big fan of Eileen Dreyer's mystery/suspense novels for a long time - in fact, I highly recommend  ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 16, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of The Wrong Mother
Sophie Hannah

You know that book you heard about last year?  The one you checked out and took home then brought back unread?  Not because it wasn't good but because you weren't in the mood to read it.  For me that book is The Wrong Mother by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 14, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of Lift by Kelly Corrigan

I really like Kelly Corrigan's writing.  I don't necessarily agree with everything she writes, but I appreciate her honesty and humor.  It's not easy writing about cancer in a funny way, but she sure did that in The Middle Place, so I was eager to read her new book about parenting. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 13, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey

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

Reviewed by Library Staff on
July 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Through the Cracks by Barbara Fister

The author is a librarian, the protagonist is a smart, tough P.I., and the setting is Chicago - what's not to love?  Completely rhetorical question of course.  Barbara Fister's Through the Cracks brings Anni Koskinen back in this very strong sophomore effort (after In the Wind - ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 8, 2010 | 1 comment
Book cover of One Day
If you like to be prepared, here's your chance.  These books have been optioned, are being cast or are in production to be new movies. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - reports are that Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Natalie Portman have been offered roles in the movie ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 2, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell

Tawni O'Dell returns to the Pennsylvania coal country in her fourth novel, a story of two families at opposite ends of the economic scale. ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
July 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths has the kind of protagonists I like.  Ruth Gordon is a prickly, intelligent loner who lives on the edge of a saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea in the Norfolk region of England.  She teaches archaeology at the local ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
June 29, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine

The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine is a short book that explains so much about male behavior.  It's all about the hormones.  Mainly (or should I say manly?), it's about the testosterone. Brizendine starts with the Greek Gods and testosterone stars ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 28, 2010 | 1 comment
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