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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
A review of Body Movers by Stephanie Bond

It was the cover that caught my eye on this one.  The blurb on the front said, "this is the best book I have ever read" - Stephanie's mother.  I was laughing before I even cracked the first page. Body Movers by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
January 26, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille

I find myself lately drawn to thrillers and mysteries written by men, about men and typically for men (and some women, yes, I know.) I've been reading James Lee Burke and ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
January 25, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

I love a book in which someone accidentally finds a new community of friends.  In Open House by Elizabeth Berg, divorced Sam rents out rooms in her house and ends up with a family.  Speechless Howard in ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 23, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals is a thought ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 22, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of Talyn: a novel of Korre by Holly Lisle

The Tonk and the Eastils have been at war for over 300 years in Holly Lisle's Talyn: A Novel of Korre.  Both sides use ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
January 20, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell's non-fiction collection of essays, The Partly Cloudy Patriot are an attempt by the author to figure out how ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
January 19, 2007 | 1 comment
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