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A review of Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow

Under the Eagle : A Tale of Military Adventure and Reckless Heroism with the Roman Legions by Simon Scarrow.  Meet Macro: veteran soldier, tough guy, rough around the edges, curse word using, seasoned campaigner. Recently promoted to ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
February 19, 2007 | 3 comments
A review of Rereadings by Anne Fadiman

Unlike Robin and Molly, I'm not much of a rereader. Too many books, too little time.  It's an occupational hazard.  I don't want to spend precious reading time on stuff I've already read. So I'm not sure why I picked up Rereadings, a volume of essays edited by ...read more

Reviewed by KathyW on
February 17, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Flora Poste of Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
February 14, 2007 | 6 comments
A review of The Audacity of Hop by Barack Obama

No, Janet Evanovich and Stephen King are not throwing their hats in the ring to become governors of their states, that's best left ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
February 13, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Skull Session by Daniel Hecht

Meet Paul Skoglund.  Paul suffers from Tourette's syndrome, but has it pretty well under control.  Unfortunately, it has caused him to be unemployed for some time. So when Paul's aunt asks him to fix up her family home, which was recently vandalized, he jumps at the chance to make some money.  Good for Paul, right?  Well...Paul's aunt is a little creepy. Paul's cousin (his aunt's son) is even creepier. In the area where his aunt's house is, a number of teens have gone ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
February 12, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Is it okay to declare your favorite book of the year in January?  And last year's book, no less?  But I think I've already found mine.  Reviewed earlier by Carissa, ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
February 8, 2007 | 6 comments
A review of The Terror by Dan Simmons

I've written about Dan Simmons before and was very excited about his new book, and I'm here to tell you that The Terror was incredible.  The Terror is historical fiction, based on the ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
February 6, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of Chew on This by Eric Schlosser

A few facts to start us off: the "artificial strawberry flavor" in fast-food strawberry milkshakes consists of 46 different chemicals; About twenty percent of American children between the ages of one and two drink soda every day; and A single cow infected with E. coli can contaminate [thanks to modern slaughterhouse practices] 32,000 pounds of ground beef. Uck.  Think you can handle any more on the topic of what's really in the fast food that we eat?  Then, by all means, read ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
February 5, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Chuck Taylor, Converse All Star by Abraham Aamidor

Did you know that Converse All-Stars are the most famous athletic shoe in history?  Well, you do now!  Perennially hip and available in every color under the sun (you can even create your own customized "Chucks" on the Converse website), these unassuming shoes fly under the radar in terms of the billion dollar athletic shoe industry that showcases shoes like the Nike Air Jordan.  Many people don't know that Chuck Taylor, the namesake of ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
February 3, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War by Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin's biography of the wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is a winning portrait of a woman ahead of her time. First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis' ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
February 1, 2007 | 1 comment
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