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A review of The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic by Jennifer Love Hewitt

What was I thinking with this one?  Well, I'll tell you what happened.  I am an unabashed fan of popular biography.  It all started when I was a kid and worked my way through the ancient "Childhood of Famous Americans" biography series at my library.  They were all conveniently shelved together in the 921s, so I just worked my way through the bunch.  But I soon outgrew Elizabeth Blackwell, Girl Doctor and Jane Addams, Little Lame Girl and ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 5, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

With Memorial Day just past, it's time to begin summer reading in earnest.  Well, maybe summer reading isn't something you should begin "in earnest" but it's time to start.  And I can't think of a better book to start with than Treasure ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
June 3, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is no stranger to dystopian literature: her excellent novel The Handmaid's Tale is a ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
June 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

It's been a while since I've read or reviewed any romances.  I've been on a thriller/mystery kick.  So even though I've checked out (and purchased) romances by some of my favs (Jane Feather, ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
May 28, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of Waiting for my Cats to Die: A Morbid Memoir by Stacy Horn

I heard about Stacy Horn from my friend and yours, Citizen Reader.  But instead of reading Horn's books, I went to her blog.  I was smitten right away, especially since ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
May 27, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

It must be difficult to write a long mystery series featuring the same characters without making the plots predictable and repetitive.  There are some authors who can pull this off, one is the the recently deceased Robert Parker who was usually able to keep his story lines fresh.  Sue ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 26, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D.

(and birds).  I'm talking Dewey the library cat, Christian the lion, Wesley the owl and Alex the parrot.  To name a few.  Don't even get me started on Hachiko, the faithful Japanese dog who waited every day for nine years to greet his deceased owner.  We could be here all day. I'm now adding Oscar to the list.   ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 24, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

I've long held a suspicion that Georgette Heyer is going to ruin romance for me.  After reading ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 20, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi

It's bright pink cover caught my eye at the returns desk, Hello Kitty Must Die, it looked and sounded demented and lived up to ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 19, 2010 | 6 comments
A review of The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

"No, thanks." "Maybe it would if I took one." Nick Charles is a retired detective, living in luxury with his wealthy new bride, Nora, spending most of his time managing their money and traveling and drinking. Especially drinking.  In speakeasies (it's Prohibition) and at home, where "the booze...is just as good and costs...less."  But in the first chapter of ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
May 17, 2010 | 3 comments
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