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The Revealers
Do you remember being in the seventh grade? I remember it as being the most difficult year, socially, with its only rival being the eighth grade. Some ...more
Jan 2006
May 07, 2008
A great fast read, this book had part Norse, part Mesopotamian myth incorporated its story lines. I of course I snatched up this book immediately when ...more
Jun 22, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
Faerie Lord (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #4)
The fourth and concluding book in a series that I found waiting for the next publication as difficult as waiting for the next Harry Potter book to com ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 06, 2008
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Hilarious! There was a delicate balance between what is in the bible, and how Christopher Moore interpreted what "could" have happened in Jesus' sub-3 ...more
Sep 22, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920
I read quite a bit of “Free to All” for my Public Libraries class, and greatly enjoyed pouring through all the photographs and floor plans of the old ...more
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Quick Breads: 63 Recipes For Bakers In A Hurry
I found a new love of baking several years ago, partly due to the fact that most everyone I worked with at library were superb bakers (and tasting the ...more
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Jul 13, 2009
Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1)
I feel the need to explain myself for having a James Patterson book on my "read" list. This is a YA book, and I was stranded at an airport with an ext ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
This book was certainly an eye-opening experience of the Iranian War through the eyes of a child (the memories of a woman told as an adult). Marjane S ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Cancer Vixen
I read “Cancer Vixen” which were very emotional read for me. It got me thinking about all of my family (my grandmother had breast cancer, but is in re ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)

“Maus” made a huge impression me- I know my history- I have no delusions of what happened in WW2 and what horrors and evils the Nazi Germans spread to
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Brave New World
This book has been on my to-read shelf since my junior year in high school (so about 15 years). Well, funny enough, the teen book club that I host at ...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
The Time Traveler's Wife
I have been listening to a lot of audio books and podcasts lately. This is not one that I chose to listen to however- I needed the print copy to hold ...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
Do you count things? Unconsciously (perhaps) number the stairs you're walking up, or the amount of ravioli on your plate? We all count and measure thi ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
“Pedro and Me” faces a very difficult topic: AIDS, and if this novel was told with actual pictures instead of drawings, it might have been too difficu ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Cardcaptor Sakura, Vol. 1 (Cardcaptor Sakura, #1)
My first exposure to Japanese manga (or at least the first manga book I've read in years!), and it was a good one! Very predictable, but I still enjoy ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
While I don't have OCD, I identified with this book on way too many levels. I think on some level, we all have things we obsess about, and while maybe ...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
This is one of those rare times when I watched the movie before I read the book. I generally don't like to do this because it gives me a pre-conceived ...more
May 23, 2009
May 18, 2009
So You Want to Be a Wizard (Young Wizards, #1)
Thirteen-year-old Nita Callahan is always getting beat up at school. She tried fighting back, but that just made her pursuers more vicious. So she sto ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
Flamingos on the Roof
**spoiler alert** It's funny. Most people think that working as a librarian is all about recommending books to those asking for them. But it's really ...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
This is a remarkable story of an unlikely relationship between a 130-year-old tortoise and a baby hippopotamus.

After a devastating tsunami off the coa
Jan 2006
May 07, 2008
Sarah's Ground
In 1861, the American Civil War started. Sarah hadn't planned on taking any part in the war, but by doing just that, not taking part, she actually did ...more
Jan 2004
May 07, 2008
Full Tilt
Full Tilt is a "coming of age" story with a wild twist. Sixteen-year-old Blake goes on the most bizarre rides of his life at an invitation-only phanto ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
The Dark Hills Divide (The Land of Elyon, #1)
Twelve-year-old Alexa lives in a city surrounded by twenty-foot walls. The only way out is through a massive gate and down a road also lined on both s ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
A Mango-Shaped Space
Mia Winchell is thirteen years old, and she has a cat named Mango. She found him as a tiny kitten at her grandfather's funeral a year ago. Mia kept hi ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
The Game of Sunken Places (Norumbegan Quartet, #1)
One afternoon, Gregory and Brian receive a strange gold-leaf invitation in the mail from Gregory's uncle, Max Grendle, inviting them to come stay with ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1)
Have you ever wondered what you would wish for if granted three wishes? What if you were the grantor? Who would you decide to grant wishes to?

John and
Jan 2006
May 07, 2008
Dragon and Thief (Dragonback, #1)
Draycos is a K'da poet warrior and the sole survivor in a battle against his mortal enemies, the Valahgua. Their purple death-beam has simply snuffed ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel
Ali, the spirited dromedary camel (that's a one-humped camel), has a story to tell of growing up and living under the shadow of the man-beasts. He is ...more
Jan 2004
May 07, 2008
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
I like to think of poets as brilliant and clever: how do they come up with such witty interesting ways to explain the world around us? It's the same w ...more
Jan 2005
May 07, 2008
The Seeing Stone (Arthur Trilogy, #1)
Arthur de Caldicot is a thirteen-year-old boy who is wise beyond his years. He lives on his father's manor and is learning the skills of a squire. He ...more
Jan 2006
May 07, 2008
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