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A review of Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt is a touching and very personal memoir ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 10, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano

..whose debut novel will suck you in with an uncomfortable first scene and lead you down a long twisty, noodly path as he tells the story of two misfit children, Alice and Mattia, who end up still connected as dysfunctional adults and whose experiences will stick with you like wet pasta.  His name is ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of If Books Could Kill: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle

They can be deadly!  Master bookbinder and sleuth Brooklyn Wainwright discovers her prized hand carved knotting awl impaled in the neck of an adversary in If Books Could Kill, the second title in Kate Carlisle's bibliophile mystery series.  Who knew that being a professional ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 6, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

As I mentioned in a former post, I've been on a steady diet of teen books in search of this summer's Teen's Choice review books.  I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at a couple of titles which will be on this year's list. ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
May 5, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum

The other night, as I was mixing up some dough for a pastry recipe, my mind wandered to the 1922 case profiled in Deborah Blum's entertaining ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 4, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of The Soloist by Steve Lopez

The South Madison Branch Book group discussed The Soloist by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
May 3, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Who knew there was an intersection between romance, rock-and-roll, video games, and fighting?  Well, there is: Scott Pilgrim. Here's the summary from ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 30, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Love or Something Like It by Deirdre Shaw

As mentioned in an earlier post, I've been reading a few first novels lately.  My latest two are by young women who've written very compelling stories.  I couldn't put either of them down. In Love or Something Like It by television writer Deirdre Shaw, ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
April 28, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of The Believers by Zoe Heller

Central Library's book group met last Wednesday night and discussed ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 27, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin's memoir Official Book Club Selection is actually written by Kathy Griffin!  And includes an index!  I love this woman!  Many celebrity memoirs are written by the celeb with another author, but you can  ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 26, 2010 | 0 comments
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