A review of The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

I've long held a suspicion that Georgette Heyer is going to ruin romance for me.  After reading more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 20, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi

It's bright pink cover caught my eye at the returns desk, Hello Kitty Must Die, it looked and sounded demented and lived up to more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 19, 2010 | 6 comments
A review of The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

"No, thanks." "Maybe it would if I took one." Nick Charles is a retired detective, living in luxury with his wealthy new bride, Nora, spending most of his time managing their money and traveling and drinking. Especially drinking.  In speakeasies (it's Prohibition) and at home, where "the just as good and costs...less."  But in the first chapter of more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
May 17, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

A couple of weeks ago I attended a library conference in Sheboygan (very nice town and great wood fired pizza at Il Ritrovo, btw).  Part of my reason for attending was to be part of a book talking panel.  My area of expertise was thrillers.  And since I went to all that work, ahem, to talk up some great thrillers for my fellow librarians, I decided to share some of them with you as well. Some of the titles I more

Reviewed by Jane J on
May 14, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff

if I was Jewish, grew up in New York, went to Oberlin and then moved back to New York after grad school.  But since I grew up in Wisconsin, went to the UW and live in Madison, it really isn’t my life. Still, I can imagine that it might be my life, because the characters of Joanna Smith Rakoff's more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt

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

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 4, 2010 | 4 comments
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