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A review of The Art of Making Money by Jason Kersten

When I first picked up The Art of Making Money I thought, “Great.  Probably one of those ...read more

Reviewed by Terry on
November 13, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti

It's nearing the end of the year and I had a little vacation time to use (or lose) and naturally I did some reading.  Not as much as I thought I would of course, all that nice sunshiny weather got in the way of that plan, but I did get a few books read. First up was Running from the Devil by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
November 12, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of Blame by Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven's new book Blame is just as good as all the reviews say it is.  As I read through them trying to come up with the right words to describe it I decided EW's Leah ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
November 11, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Sometimes a book is a good read (or listen) just because it is fun and entertaining and has likable characters.  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
November 10, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Beyond One by Jennifer Bingham Hull

Jennifer Hull's Beyond One: Growing a Family and Getting a Life crossed the reference desk the other day and caught my eye.  "Hey," I thought, "I have one child and no life!"  Plus, two sweet-looking children were pictured on the cover, snug as bugs in what appear to be ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
November 7, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Chill October night A vampire writes in non-verse A nip in the air? How do you like my haiku? I felt compelled to write it only because it seems appropriate to at least try to use the form when reviewing a book written in haiku.   ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
November 5, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos

If you like big rambly family stories, Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos is just that.  It takes place ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
November 4, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Soulless by Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti is a hopeless case.  Half-Italian, outspoken and--at the advanced age of 25--too old for marriage, she's hardly presentable in fashionable Victorian society.  Of course, it doesn't help Alexia's tactfulness that she's entirely soulless, a preternatural being in a London filled with werewolves, vampires and ghosts living side-by-side with normal human beings.  Thanks to her assiduous reading of Greek ethics, no human is the wiser to her soulless state, but ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
November 3, 2009 | 5 comments
A review of 1st to Die by James Patterson

Well, I’m not 100% sure about that, but I can tell you which books at the Madison Public Library have been checked out the most times over the last 15 years.  Our library automation department can run these really cool reports that tell us which books might need to be replaced or removed depending on how many times they have been checked out over the years and I thought y’all might be interested to know which books have circulated the most here in Madison.  You might think that the ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 30, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Another attention-grabbing, yet misleading review title, the book is not (entirely) about monkey prostitution, but I did want to see if I could coax yet another comment out of Gerard. Super Freakonomics : Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
October 29, 2009 | 3 comments
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