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A review of Tip It: The World According to Maggie by Maggie Griffin

Fans of Kathy Griffin know her 90-year-old mother Maggie as a sensible, mid-western voice of reason in the wacky world of Hollywood stars and lifestyles of the rich and famous. She enjoys celebrity spotting at her local West Hollywood Pavilions grocery store, loves her family, knows the value of a dollar, and appreciates a nice glass of wine. In the ever expanding genre of celebrity memoirs, ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 18, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Pinkie has problems.He has just murdered the newspaper reporter responsible for the death of Kite, the gang leader Pinkie always admired. But the murder didn't go smoothly, and now Pinkie is faced with the prospect of tying up the loose ends in order to escape the gallows. The coolly methodical pursuit of that goal is at the heart of ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
August 17, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster

Yes, that's me, lover of all things snarky. Chelsea, Kathy and Daniel are some of my favorite comedians because of their witty, often snotty and always irreverant commentary. Things that come out of their mouth are remarks that I could only dream of saying out loud. I had forgotten all about another fun snarky writer, Jen Lancaster, until her new book " ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
August 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A Whisper to the Living Stuart Kaminsky

What's one to do when a favorite detectives bites the dust because his creator dies? It seems that a number of mystery authors have died in the past year: Dick Francis, ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 10, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of Silence of the Lambs
The NPR audience cast more than 17, 000 votes to select "Killer Thrillers" - the most pulse-quickening, suspenseful novels ever written (along with Truman Capote's sensational true-crime book). Find the top ten titles listed below in our library catalog: 1. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl is getting tons of praise from critics; it's already won a Nebula Award and the Locus Award and is nominated for a ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 6, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

At the bookstore where I used to work they had a mystery book group called the ArmchairTravelers. Their mission: to explore the world via the mysteries they read each month. Have I got the book for them. ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
August 5, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of How I Made it to Eighteen
Librarian Kathy recently commented on MADreads about the second annual Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer list from GraphicNovelReporter.com. I appreciate a nice list like this and am always looking for graphic novel guidance and recommendations, so I am slowly making my way through it. Some background about my graphic novel tastes: I prefer ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 2, 2010 | 2 comments
Book cover of Name of the Wind
There is a certain tradition in Fantasy fiction of the noble hero going out on a quest, usually with a couple of elves or dwarves, and then finding the magic whatsit to save the world as we know it. While that tradition has certainly yielded some great stories, it's always a treat to come across something a little different. Here are three titles that I've recently read and enjoyed. ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
July 30, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson takes place in the present day ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 29, 2010 | 0 comments
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