Mary's comment on a different thread prompted me to look into Reading-list-gate-- it's the first I'd heard of it.  Five books must mean it's a pretty short vacation.  Or he's assuming other things will come along to suck up more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
September 12, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Farm City by Novella Carpenter

The idea of growing vegetables on an abandoned empty lot in Oakland doesn't seem too unreasonable; expanding to include rabbits, poultry, and even pigs makes it seem like a bigger undertaking, but Novella Carpenter and her partner take it all in stride.  Carpenter documents their more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 11, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of: The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim

After reading Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese and more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
September 10, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Year Million by Damien Broderick

Every once in a while I'll spot a book that Just Looks Interesting. Case in point: Year million : Science at the Far Edge of Knowledge, a collection of essays by scientists and science writers edited by more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
September 9, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Banned Books Week is approaching, so if you're looking for some rebellious reading, here's a book for you. Margo Lanagan's novel Tender Morsels is pretty controversial right from the start, since it begins with a few scenes involving incest and gang rapes. more

Reviewed by Kylee on
September 8, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

= true love forever.  Or at least a good go at it.  The dairy farmer missing two fingers is named Benny and the beige librarian is named Shrimp and they are the stars of the wacky romance in translation more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 3, 2009 | 0 comments
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Madison Public Library wants to make sure that Madisonians have the smartest card of all - a free library card. A library card gives you access to the library's many materials and resources, including computer access, research databases, job and business resources, free movies and music, and much more. During the month of September, Madison Public Library will be giving a small gift to everyone who signs up for a new library card, adults and children more

Reviewed by Tana on
September 2, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Black and White by Jackie Kessler

"The thing people seem all too happy to forget is that where there be superheroes, there also be supervillains.  It makes one wonder: If the heroes went away, would the villains follow?" So opens Black and White by more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
September 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

Post World War II Hong Kong is full of intrigue and danger in Janice Lee's first novel more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
August 31, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

National Book Award finalist The Underneath by more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
August 28, 2009 | 0 comments
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