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A review of Year Million by Damien Broderick

Every once in a while I'll spot a book that Just Looks Interesting. Case in point: Year million : Science at the Far Edge of Knowledge, a collection of essays by scientists and science writers edited by ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
September 9, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Banned Books Week is approaching, so if you're looking for some rebellious reading, here's a book for you. Margo Lanagan's novel Tender Morsels is pretty controversial right from the start, since it begins with a few scenes involving incest and gang rapes.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
September 8, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

= true love forever.  Or at least a good go at it.  The dairy farmer missing two fingers is named Benny and the beige librarian is named Shrimp and they are the stars of the wacky romance in translation ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 3, 2009 | 0 comments
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Madison Public Library wants to make sure that Madisonians have the smartest card of all - a free library card. A library card gives you access to the library's many materials and resources, including computer access, research databases, job and business resources, free movies and music, and much more. During the month of September, Madison Public Library will be giving a small gift to everyone who signs up for a new library card, adults and children ...read more

Reviewed by Tana on
September 2, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Black and White by Jackie Kessler

"The thing people seem all too happy to forget is that where there be superheroes, there also be supervillains.  It makes one wonder: If the heroes went away, would the villains follow?" So opens Black and White by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
September 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

Post World War II Hong Kong is full of intrigue and danger in Janice Lee's first novel ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
August 31, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

National Book Award finalist The Underneath by ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
August 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

So says agent John Tomasetti whose been brought in to help solve the serial killer murders plaguing sleepy Painters Mill, Ohio.  If you can make it through the first three pages (a description of the last torturous moments of a young victim) then you are in for a thrilling treat.  Fans of ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
August 27, 2009 | 0 comments
Word on the literary street is that Oprah will be announcing her next Book Club pick on September 18th.  Though I've not always been a fan of her choices, I am always curious as to which way she will jump when she makes a new one.  To make it even more interesting this time around, I'm proposing a guessing game.  Guess the book title and author and win a library book bag filled with goodies. The rules: One ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
August 26, 2009 | 6 comments
A review of Blood Groove by Alex Bledsoe

Tired of those attractive, yet angst-filled teenage vampires with whom your daughter seems obsessed?  In the mood for a vampire story you can (dare I say it?) sink your teeth into?  Get ready to thank me.  Blood Groove is the story, and it's written by novelist ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
August 25, 2009 | 0 comments
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