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A review of A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson

Originally published as a young adult novel in 1981, A Countess Below Stairs has recently been re-printed as a trade paperback edition - and legions of ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 25, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I groaned when I learned I would have to reread The Great Gatsby for a school assignment.  Reread the one about the guy with the fancy library?  Come on.  I don't know how it happened, but a literature professor friend of mine and I were so bored with Gatsby that we started telling ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
July 24, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of: Airheads by Meg Cabot

Whose body would you choose? Meg Cabot’s latest series starter, Airhead, is over the top entertainment.  It starts out with a crazy accident that crushes our ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 23, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey

What was life like in the year 1000?  The Year 1000 : What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium : An Englishman's World tackles that question by taking a peek into the everyday lives of the ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
July 22, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of 5 is the Perfect Number by Igort I caught an earworm tonight. It is Harry Nilsson's golden oldie, One ("is the loneliest number") as sung by Aimee Mann.  You know, her cover featured in the film ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
July 21, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

In her debut novel, Nicola Upson puts classic mystery author Josephine Tey to work as a detective.  In An Expert in Murder Tey is journeying by train from Inverness to London where her play Richard of Bordeaux is entering its final week.  She makes ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
July 18, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Made in Detroit by Paul Clemens

After reading a review on CitizenReader's blog (which is where Sarah has landed if you're missing her reviews) I picked up Made in Detroit: A South of 8-Mile Memoir by Paul Clemens.  It's a terrific ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
July 17, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

We’ve had a bit of rain around these parts this summer and nothing beats curling up with a good gothic tale during a stormy night.  I’ve been on quite a gothic kick since having read The Thirteenth Tale, and after re-reading Daphne du Maurier’s ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 16, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Things I Learned About My Dad in Therapy by Heather B. Armstrong

I read blogs daily, I figure it's a better habit than two cigarettes and coffee every morning.  Two of my favorites, Heather Armstrong of Dooce.com and Rebecca Woolf of Girlsgonechild.blogspot.com have both recently made their debut in the old school publishing world of books.  Often cynical, but always heartfelt and humorous these two bloggers seemed ripe for a book spin ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
July 15, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty

If you are ten years old and looking at a map of the United States, you might believe that Kansas is the center of the world.  That is the perspective of Evelyn Bucknow, a bright child growing up during the Reagan administration, whose story is told in the first person in The ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
July 14, 2008 | 0 comments
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