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A review of Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

So says agent John Tomasetti whose been brought in to help solve the serial killer murders plaguing sleepy Painters Mill, Ohio.  If you can make it through the first three pages (a description of the last torturous moments of a young victim) then you are in for a thrilling treat.  Fans of ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
August 27, 2009 | 0 comments
Word on the literary street is that Oprah will be announcing her next Book Club pick on September 18th.  Though I've not always been a fan of her choices, I am always curious as to which way she will jump when she makes a new one.  To make it even more interesting this time around, I'm proposing a guessing game.  Guess the book title and author and win a library book bag filled with goodies. The rules: One ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
August 26, 2009 | 6 comments
A review of Blood Groove by Alex Bledsoe

Tired of those attractive, yet angst-filled teenage vampires with whom your daughter seems obsessed?  In the mood for a vampire story you can (dare I say it?) sink your teeth into?  Get ready to thank me.  Blood Groove is the story, and it's written by novelist ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
August 25, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

When I saw that Robert Goolrick's debut novel A Reliable Wife was about a mail-order bride AND it was set in Wisconsin, I had to read it.  Wealthy, lonely Ralph Truitt has a dark past that sets him apart from everyone in the town of Truitt, Wisconsin (named after his entrepreneur ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 21, 2009 | 0 comments
The big news this morning is that Elizabeth Gilbert's sequel to Eat, Pray, Love has been given a title and a publication date.  According to the New York Times Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is due to be released in January of ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
August 20, 2009 | 7 comments
A review of Tales of Woodsman Pete by Lilli Carre

After first being introduced to Lilli Carre through her short-animated films What Hits The Moon and For the Birds (you can view them on her website), I have had my eyes on this young Chicago artist.  Easily ...read more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
August 19, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Derby Girl by Shauna Cross

Last week the world lost the visionary movie director, John Hughes. Anyone who grew up in the eighties probably has a favorite film of his, though it's had to say which I love more, Ferris Bueller's Day Off or ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
August 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a very polished and ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
August 17, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson is the second volume to feature ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
August 14, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke

Chances are that this edifying little book originally published 38 years ago would not have gained steam again without the amazing video footage shown on YouTube to millions worldwide.  I'm talking about ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 11, 2009 | 0 comments
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