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The Story of Owen (Dragon Slayer of Trondheim, #1)
Read for librarian book group

You know what sold me? The first two paragraphs. Here they are, so you can read for yourself:

Before the Thorskard came to
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Rules for Becoming a Legend: A Novel
Our boy Timothy S. Lane has written a firecracker of a book about basketball and small town living and how the two intersect. So maybe you aren't a fa ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Mister Posterior and the Genius Child
Who's on an E. Lockheart/Emily Jenkins kick? Me! That's who! Told from the perspective of Vanessa, a third grade girl at a private school called Cambr ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
American Wife
I spent this weekend devouring this novel, and what a lovely way to pass a late-summer weekend. I heard Sittenfeld on Fresh Air when this book was fir ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
Two Boys Kissing
"Remember what it was like to have sex and not worry about AIDS?" a friend asked me once in the early 2000s

"Um, no." I replied.

She was six years olde
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Freddy and Fredericka
I got this book from a booklist at the library, one of those "if you like this, you might like this" sort of things. I can't find what the "this" was ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
Downtown Owl
I'm just going to say right now: prepare yourself for the ending. You will be breezing along enjoying the story and the writing and Klosterman's incre ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Yeah, so, WOW. There was so much to like about this book. It was huge. There were a lot of words. Paragraphs were very long and the semicolon was used ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
It's fun to read an author's words as she produces them over the years and then guess at how the progression of the author's life is affecting her wri ...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Read for Kenton Library Book Club, March 2011.
I loved this book. I have recommended it to several people and my description (A French concierge! Who i
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Read for Kenton Library Book Group
This book was on the Lucky Day Cart at the library for some time and I always passed it by because the book itself i
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
One of the pluses of volunteering at the library is that I find very interesting books that I wouldn't have come across otherwise when I'm shelving. T ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Jan 03, 2012
Skeletons at the Feast
I enjoy Bohjalian's books because every time he manages to come though with a good, solid story that I have trouble putting down. His descriptions are ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
Whenever a big, strange thing happens, one of my first thoughts is, “I will be so glad, when someone writes the book explaining this event.” It’s only ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Apr 17, 2009
The Art of Fielding
Matt and I read aloud.
I loved this book so much when I read it earlier this year that I blew through it in a matter of days. How could I enjoy
May 05, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
The Mermaid Chair
**spoiler alert** Jessie, a forties-ish wife and mother whose only child has gone off to college, is a bit bored and stuck in her life. One Ash Wednes ...more
Feb 07, 2008
Feb 03, 2008
Three Girls and Their Brother
When this arrived at the library for me I had a moment of puzzlement as to why I would have requested this particular novel. The cover is a bit off-pu ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
The History of Love
Most novels I read are stories. That is, they have characters and a plot and plot devices and everything gets wrapped up in the end. They are sort of ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 09, 2008
I read this for the library book group and it was a great selection. Initially, I wasn't that into it and assigned myself to read two chapters per nig ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
One Day
This was a fabulous read-aloud book because the writing is quite good, the passages through life are very apt and the dialogue is a pleasure to
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I'm always looking for superhero stories that happen to have girls as the main superhero and I'm happy to report that this book provided me with one. ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Feb 12, 2009
The Different Girl
Read for Librarian Book Club
This was one of those books to delight over, rip through and recommend. It has an astounding opening chapter and the maste
Jun 08, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
I love how Chabon creates entire alternate universes. His settings really come alive. What struck me as I was reading this book, is how much the story ...more
Aug 11, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
Prodigal Summer
Because I cannot seem to find good fiction, I have decided to reread some of my favorites. This is my favorite Kingsolver book and probably a top-20 f ...more
May 15, 2009
May 12, 2009
North River
Delaney is a neighborhood doctor during the depression, struggling to make ends meet in a time when people have no money to pay the doctor. One spring ...more
Mar 25, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
If Dave Eggers handn't already stolen the description for the title of his novel, I would say this book is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
He, She and It
Another futuristic tale from Piercy concerning a woman, her son and a robot. I love how Piercy imagines the world mid-century. I hope it isn't like th ...more
Nov 11, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
Sing Them Home
Nice, thick novel centered on a Nebraska family whose mother was borne away by a tornado. Great characters. Also, a fun take on "the dead." This is my ...more
May 30, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
Read for Kenton Book Group (pssst. This was my "pick" for book group and I'm thrilled it turned out so well)

This is a really fabulous early settler/In
Apr 15, 2012
Jan 24, 2009
An Abundance of Katherines
It has footnotes! In a novel! And math! But not in an intrusive way! This was a great story, very funny, and the child prodigy reminds me of someone I ...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
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