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Roaming Kyrgyzstan: Beyond the Tourist Track
I have never been to Kyrgyzstan. Heck, Mexico is the farthest abroad I've traveled, but I've always loved reading about far away lands and someday my ...more
May 05, 2009
May 05, 2009
The Gospel of Damascus
I really need to stop signing up for ARCs from academic writers trying their hand at fiction. Not that all of these endeavors are doomed to failure, b ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 06, 2012
Just Add Water: Making the City of Chicago
I loved Kreczmer's book tackling CPS's required 3rd grade Chicago history curriculum! I wish there was an equally as engaging title for my community c ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
As Red as Blood (The Snow White Trilogy)
I got a free ebook copy of this title through the Kindle First program.

I've heard this described as Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for teens, but I haven
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
Part Ender's Game, part Hunger Games, part Lord of the Flies, part something completely else, Glow is of the same quality as those powerhouses of teen ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
A Certain Strain of Peculiar
Ever since a misunderstanding in fourth grade, Mary Harold, now finishing sixth grade, has been teased to the point of being a total outcast in her sc ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Signing Their Rights Away
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Kiernan and D'Agnese's brief but very informative book was right up this history buff's alley. After a brief introduction on the th ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness
I received a free copy of this book from a GoodReads Giveaway.

I really wanted to like this one. Boy Meets World was one of my favorite shows as a teen
Oct 03, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)
a little too predictable, but Willig still brings freshness to this cute fictional story of a history grad student researching the story of the The Pi ...more
Feb 2005
Mar 05, 2011
The Phantom Patrol
I liked this one despite discovering that I'm not much of a noir adventure fiction fan. I've perused a few romances from the time period and enjoyed w ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
The Uninvited
I wish everyone didn't have to wait until May to read this excellent YA thriller which has some real cross-over appeal to adult audiences. The three p ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
The Sword (Chiveis Trilogy, #1)
It took two attempts for me to finish this one and, frankly, I'm baffled by it. The premise sounds so promising: 500 years after humanity nearly destr ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
The Gift (Chiveis Trilogy, #2)
Second in Liftin's post-apocalyptic series, The Gift improves leaps and bounds over it's predecessor The Sword, but I'm still hesitant to give it thre ...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years
Like a lot of people in my generation I know Nelson Mandela solely as the legend, the peaceful elder statesman, the first black President of South Afr ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Elvis And The Memphis Mambo Murders
Charming cozy mystery from the series about talented beautician and sweet southern woman Callie Valentine Jones and her hound dog who thinks he's Elvi ...more
Apr 29, 2011
Dec 02, 2010
Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
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Aug 21, 2013
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Jul 22, 2013
All Different Kinds of Free
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Feb 15, 2012
The Transplant
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Aug 24, 2013
not set
Dec 09, 2013
Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon, #3)
May 2004
Jul 11, 2011
Blown Coverage
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
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