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A review of The Society of S by Susan Hubbard

...then I might have just the books for you! Susan Hubbard has written a trilogy of novels that is asdifferent from a certain other series about teenvampireromance as can be. (Not that there's anything wrong with Twilight; I thoroughly enjoyed each book ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
February 14, 2011 | 1 comment
A review of Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop by Adam Bradley

I have a friend, a fan of rap music, who has recently been introducing me to the genre. My friend, knowing that I am an avid reader of poetry, started by playing me tracks from MCs who are known for their wordplay and ability to turn a phrase. I immediately recognized that a verse of a rap song had a lot in common with a poem. ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
February 10, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

As a library student I'll be running a genre fiction marathon from now until May. I'm required to read a novel (sometimes two) from a different genre every week. I was happy to discover that this week is dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy. I love these genres and decided to choose a book by one of my favorite sf authors - ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
February 9, 2011 | 0 comments
Book cover of Shiver
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its 2011 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. This year's list of 99 titles was drawn from 192 official nominations. The books are arranged in four categories: Thrillers and Killers What's Cooking What If Zombies, Werewolves, and Things with Wings ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
February 8, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Suburban World: The Norling Photos by Brad Zellar

On first glance it looksto be a routine photo, similar to any number of snaps taken at the sort of civic functions that defined mid-century suburbia. It's the Lions Club Ball, the girl is dressed in fairy tale fashion, full satin gown, corsage pinned securely to the left shoulder. Her escort, back to camera, reaches out to her as she tips backward. The other dancers surround them at a distance, as though the couple had been featured in a spotlight dance, but no one appears to be watching. Is ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
February 7, 2011 | 2 comments
Book cover of The Postmistress
Best audiobooks of 2010 At this time of year, we are deluged with everyone's "best (fill in the blank) of 2010". One of the best and most thoughful of these lists comes from Library Journal. All of the LJ reviews are done by volunteer librarians (including some MPL staff). Those reviews include audiobooks and the choices for the Library Journal's Best Audiobooks of 2010 are made by the reviewers. Happily they cover a wide range of both fiction ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
February 4, 2011 | 3 comments
A review of: Matched by Allie Condie

Matched is the first book in a new young adult trilogy by Ally Condie about a dystopian society that has perfected human existence. Humans are stronger, healthier, live longer, and have happier marriages and more productive lives than ever before. Cancer has been eradicated. Nutritious meals cooked just for you show up at your door at designated meal times. An appropriate spouse is chosen for you and you are destined ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
February 3, 2011 | 2 comments
A review of Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

With Moonlight Mile, a kind-of-sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 31, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of books to movies The release date for the Hunger Games movie has been announced ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
January 28, 2011 | 3 comments
A review of Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

What does it take to make the perfect English Gothic mystery read? A bold heroine who is not adverse to venturing into drafty halls in the dead of night to investigate ghostly footsteps? A brooding hero who guards his mysterious past with the same intensity he devotes to pursuing murderers and thieves? Gloomy manor homes, wild moors and the intrigues of back alley London? Okay, I'm oversimplifying things a tad, but for those of us who lament that we will never be able to read Jane Eyre ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
January 27, 2011 | 0 comments
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