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  • Great Scot! (aka, Grateful American)

    Many celebrity biographies possess certain similarities: ambition, failed relationships, struggle, and frequently, addictions and/or abuse. So much of the success of the book depends not only on how the author has dealt with these situations in real life, but also on how they are able to share the details...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 10-23-2009
  • Recent Chick Lit Reads

    In the past few weeks since my last blog post, I have been on a chick-lit rampage. I have been speed-reading through recent releases like I don't have a hundred other things to do. Laundry piled up, kitchen didn't get cleaned, and packing for my move didn't happen. These three books are part...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 10-14-2009
  • Who Is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

    When he died in 1910, Samuel Langhorne Clemens - better known by the nom de plume Mark Twain - left behind the largest trove of literary papers of any nineteenth-century American author. Included were letters diaries, travelogues, a huge autobiography, notebooks, literary manuscripts, "easily half...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 08-24-2009
  • Remarkable Story of an Owl and His Girl

    Yes, that's the subtitle of the book I just finished. Wesley the Owl is a must for anyone who has ever been in love with an animal. The story is written by Stacey O'Brien, who was a lab assistant at Cal Tech when she adopted a 4-day-old barn owl after he suffered permanent nerve damage and could...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 08-07-2009
  • Boys will be boys!

    Reading! There is something hilarious about “unmentionables!” Especially for those little boys! There have been some really creative books lately that will make you change your mind about talking in hushed tones. These books will teach you a bit about fashion, the important role of vocabulary...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 03-04-2009
  • I see London, I see France...

    I see someone’s…No, that’s wrong! An unsuspecting character finds something interesting. It’s a hat! All of the other animals think so too, except for one. This is a really cute book about unmentionables that will have kids and grownups laughing out loud!
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 09-23-2008
  • Granny will fix it!

    Guess what? You are spending the night at Granny's house and you get to sleep in the big bed all by yourself. Are you going to be scared?? Of course not.... what's that noise ? Can someone sleep with me? How about some of the farm animals? Did you hear that? GRANNY!!! What a funny story to read...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by HipChick@evpl on 08-13-2008
  • Simple can be good

    I've been told that I have a simple sense of humor. Sounds bad doesn't it? But, simple is the reason I really like Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books. These picture books have simple text and simple illustrations that let the characters personality and relationship tell the story. Not...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 08-06-2008
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