A review of Waiting for my Cats to Die: A Morbid Memoir by Stacy Horn

I heard about Stacy Horn from my friend and yours, Citizen Reader.  But instead of reading Horn's books, I went to her blog.  I was smitten right away, especially since more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
May 27, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

It must be difficult to write a long mystery series featuring the same characters without making the plots predictable and repetitive.  There are some authors who can pull this off, one is the the recently deceased Robert Parker who was usually able to keep his story lines fresh.  Sue more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 26, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D.

(and birds).  I'm talking Dewey the library cat, Christian the lion, Wesley the owl and Alex the parrot.  To name a few.  Don't even get me started on Hachiko, the faithful Japanese dog who waited every day for nine years to greet his deceased owner.  We could be here all day. I'm now adding Oscar to the list. more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 24, 2010 | 5 comments
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 - Central 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
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