A review of A review of Magic & Madness in the Library edited by Eric Graeber

As a library student, checking out a book titled Magic & Madness in the Library: Protagonists Among the Stacks (edited by Eric Graeber) was almost serendipitous. The collection of story excerpts range from classic authors like more

Reviewed by Tina - Central on
June 21, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Day for Night by Frederick Reiken

I have no idea how I am going to review this book.  Frederick Reiken's Day for Night is so fantastically more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
June 18, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Passage by Justin Cronin

Last week Kim Ukura wrote an article for 77 Square about summer reading (several MPL staff members - past and present - were quoted, yay us!).  They included some more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
June 17, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Heat Wave by Richard Castle

The network television season has wound down, are you starting to go through withdrawal?  I am kicking off my summer reading with a TV spin-off novel written by the fictional novelist Richard Castle. Castle is a fun murder mystery show that airs on Mondays on ABC.  It features a popular male mystery novelist shadowing a tough female detective in order to gain inspiration for a new book series.  It's set in NYC, there's a lot of witty more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 16, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

I've been waiting for Aimee Bender to write another book for quite some time - about 5 years, actually, since her last book was published in 2005.  I loved her more

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June 14, 2010 | 6 comments
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A review of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

I consider myself to be a member of "Team Jacob" but after reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 11, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

Historian Nathaniel Philbrick has made his name writing stories of the sea, most notably history set near his home in Nantucket.  His latest work, more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
June 10, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

Nancy Pickard has a great reputation as a mystery writer, but she seems to be at her best recently with  two  stand-alone suspense novels.  After her well regarded Virgin of Small Plains (2006), she has followed up with more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
June 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer

From the time that we are very young, magical stories of princesses and fairies, princes and talking animals are told to us, over and over.  Fairy tales teach us of the dangers of straying from the path, of judging a man by his fur and not his heart, and of forgetting one's manners and stealing from a witch.  Breaking from rote tellings of these tales requires creative thinking on the part of both the author and the reader; author is charged with re-situating well-known characters and more

Reviewed by Alicia - Lakeview on
June 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The South Madison Branch Library book discussion group met on a Saturday in May and discussed The Art of Racing in the Rain by more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
June 7, 2010 | 0 comments
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