A review of I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star by Judy Greer

Judy Greer is an actress who's been in such a large number of television shows and movies that she is now best known for being so familiar that no one quite remembers how they actually know her. People stop her on the street asking if they have mutual friends or if she was in their sorority and the answer is always no. When she is recognized as being an actress, people ask her what they know her from. She can't easily tell people what they know her from because she's been in over 40 movies and more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 8, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods

Eleven year old Violet Diamond has a pretty good life. A loving mother, a close relationship with her older sister, and fun grandparents. While she recognizes her good fortune, she also often feels out of place. Violet is bi-racial, and the rest of her family is white. Her sister’s father was white and her father was black. She is used to people staring at her and asking if she’s adopted, but that doesn’t mean she likes it. Violet’s father died before she was born and, due to a falling out more

Reviewed by Jill O on
July 4, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Actress by Amy Sohn

Maddy Freed is attending the Mile's End film festival to promote her first indie film. She hopes that her boyfriend, the director, can get a distribution deal for their film. What she doesn't expect is to come to the attention of talent manager Bridget Ostrow and her client, the mega-star Steven Weller. She's soon caught up in a whirlwind that doesn't show any signs of stopping. And she can't imagine the impact the two Hollywood powerbrokers will have on the course of her life.Maddy falls hard more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 2, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner

Every spring, motorsports enthusiasts turn their attention to the venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of America’s premiere auto race, the Indianapolis 500. This year, fans were treated to racers screaming by at 180+ mph in state-of-the art, ethanol powered machines, engines tuned to their highest capabilities and chassis engineered to keep drivers and bystanders as safe as possible. Today’s machines hardly seem like they owe anything to the cars that pulled off the starting grid for more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
July 1, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Landline by Rainbow Rowell

After Attachments and FangirlLandline didn't bowl me over. I could put it down. Sometimes I even wanted to.  The underlying premise-- that of a 'magic effing phone' that can call back to a better time in Georgie McCool's realtionship with more

Reviewed by Erinn - Alicia Ashman on
June 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Summer Reading Club It's the end of our fourth week of the Summer Reading Club and we have 419 books that have been read and logged from our online participants. Great job everyone.  pixie3 laughed out loud at Let's Pretend This Never Happened  "In each chapter, Jenny Lawson tells her personal anecdotes of growing up with her excentric father more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
June 28, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of It's a Tiger by David LaRochelle

“Are you ready for a story? Me too.” Thus begins this hilarious romp through the jungle (and caves and oceans and islands) as we try to run from a tiger that keeps showing up in the least likely places. Each time we think we’re safe, a more careful look at our surroundings reveals... a tiger! Is he chasing us down in order to devour us? Or does this resourceful feline have other motivations? The bright colors and bold black outlines of the illustrations highlight the sense of cartoonish humor more

Reviewed by Carissa - Alicia Ashman on
June 27, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich

Though she’s been an out and proud atheist for many years, Barbara Ehrenreich, the rationalist, feminist, trained as a scientist, social critic, and writer, has actually been a secret seeker all along. While going through her papers in midlife, and coinciding with a cancer diagnosis, she discovered her girlhood journal, and in it a challenge to her future self: What have you learned since you wrote this? This book is the answer. Her parents and grandparents were fervent atheists, so when as a more

Reviewed by Amy - Lakeview on
June 26, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means

Jack and Jane meet cute when Jane falls off her skateboard and hurts her coccyx. Jack works at a soup stand near where Jane falls and offers her a cold bottle of ice tea to soothe her injury. Awwww! Isn't that sweet?  Their romance starts off with some nice dates and Jack and Jane seem destined for awesome couple hood. That is, until one of Jane's friends sees Jack and Jane together and fills her in on the Network - a text/cell/web chain of single women in the Portland-like city where the more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 24, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Friends by Mies van Hout

It never ceases to amaze me -- what picture book authors and illustrators can do with just a few simple words and pictures. In Friends, by Mies van Hout, bright and engaging chalk illustrations with one word depict the many joys and hardships of friendship. From playing together, to crying together, and even teasing each other, little creatures perfectly embody a child's experiences being a friend. more

Reviewed by Krissy on
June 20, 2014 | 0 comments
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