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  • Charles and Emma: the Darwins' leap of faith

    Yesterday was Charles Darwin's birthday, and tomorrow is Valentine's Day. That makes it the perfect time to tell you about an enchanting book called Charles and Emma: the Darwins' leap of faith by Deborah Heilingman. Heilingman opens the book with the scene of Charles Darwin, newly returned...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 02-13-2010
  • The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

    I just finished this book a few days ago, and I still have yet to find the right words to describe it. Here is what I wrote on GoodReads right after I read it: At once monochrome, dull, and gray and at the same time hauntingly beautiful, The Girl with Glass Feet is a timeless love story doomed from the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by evillebibliophile@evpl on 01-25-2010
  • Fake Boyfriend

    What is the right thing to do when your best friend is hung up on a jerk who keeps breaking her heart over and over again? Lane and Vivi decide they need to protect Isabelle from her own tender heart, and hatch a plot to prove to her that there are other wonderful guys out there in the world. Unfortunately...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 09-16-2009
  • 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
  • Finding a Favorite Author again

    Many years ago, I discovered the wonderful novels of Barbara Rogan , and quickly read all that she had written. Each was different from the others, but all were well-written. I loved A Heartbeat Away so much that I chose it for a book discussion title many many years ago. It is still my favorite romantic...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 08-03-2009
  • High School Chick Lit

    I went looking for some lighter, romantic comedy sorts of books this week - here's what I found: It's A Mall World After All by Janette Rallison Charlotte is working at the mall when she sees her best friend's boyfriend with another girl. She tells her friend, only to later be accused of...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 04-23-2009
  • The Nightingale by Morgana Gallaway

    In her stunning debut, Morgana Gallaway delivers big with The Nightingale , a story of love and hope amid the horror of war torn Iraq. Simultaneously giving a glimpse into the daily lives of Iraqi citizens and shining a spotlight on the atrocities and inhumanity unleashed by Americans upon the detainees...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Guatemama@evpl on 02-28-2009
  • More Supernatural Love Stories

    Love Is Hell. That's the title of this book of short stories, each one by a different author and each one containing a supernatural being. And as in all good supernatural love stories, it takes the girl a while to discover that the boy she is interested in is indeed not exactly human. Scott Westerfield's...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 02-25-2009
  • The Longest Trip Home

    After reading several mixed reviews on John Grogan's newest book , I took the plunge and decided I'd see for myself. I really didn't think there was any way I could like the book as much as the bestselling " Marley and Me ", but I didn't think it would be as bad as some of the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 02-04-2009
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