A review of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger is one of the best books I've read all year and one I'm recommending for fans of more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 10, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

I've been lax in posting and obviously am a little behind if I'm going to talk about my Turkey weekend reading. If you're a stickler for timeliness, this won't be that, but hopefully you'll want to hear about this trio of good books anyway. First up is Michael Connelly's more

Reviewed by Jane J on
December 9, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Dream House by Valerie Laken

Maybe...if you are the protagonist of Dream House by Valerie Laken. Set in Ann Arbor, this novel chronicles one young woman's journey through a moderately unhappy marriage and purchase of a first house. As we move through the narrative she finds support in a posse of three"”herself and two other more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
December 6, 2010 | 0 comments
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

Reviewed by Karen on
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

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
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

Reviewed by Library Staff on
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

Reviewed by Library Staff on
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

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
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

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
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

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
November 15, 2010 | 0 comments
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