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  • 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
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    When I went home a little while back, I saw a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in my little sister's room. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I went home and started reading the battered copy on my bookshelf. I don't know how many times I have read this book (almost as many as Harper Lee's To Kill...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-30-2009
  • Commencement

    It is sometimes hard to believe that I graduated from USI over five years ago. That may seem like no time at all for some people, but sometimes I still feel like I am 21 again. Sometimes I forget that I am a "grown-up" with a "grown-up" job and bills, house payments, etc. Many of...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-11-2009
  • Addition by Toni Jordan

    In Toni Jordan's Addition , we meet Grace Vandenburg, who likes to count. No, Grace loves to count. She's loved to count ever since she was a little girl. On her nightstand she keeps the Cuisenaire rods from her childhood and a framed picture of her hero, Nikola Tesla, for whom she has much affection...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-19-2009
  • The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

    It's every parent's worst nightmare.... you wake up early one morning to find that the child that you tucked into bed the night before is gone -- not playing in another room or downstairs watching TV, but truly, hopelessly, nowhere to be found. Missing! The terror, the panic, the overwhelming...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Guatemama@evpl on 08-18-2009
  • Hester Browne

    If you haven't read anything by Hester Browne, then you need to go to the nearest library and check one of her books out! Browne has written a hilarious series that begins with The Little Lady Agency. The story begins with Melissa Romney-Jones, a Londoner who has once again been fired from her job...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 07-22-2009
  • "The Quiet Girl" by Peter Hoeg

    If you read literary fiction, you might want to pick up "The Quiet Girl." Danish author Peter Hoeg's first novel, "Smilla's Sense of Snow," is one of my all-time favorites. All his novels since then have sounded rather weird, and this one also fits that bill. Reading it is...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 12-13-2008
  • "The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters" by Lorraine Lopez

    I just finished reading "The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters" by Lorraine Lopez. The Gabaldon family consists of four sisters, a brother, and a widowed father. The sisters and brother are all named after movie stars - Bette Davis Gabaldon; Sopia Loren Gabaldon; Cary Grant Gabaldon; etc. The story follows...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by HRevvdon@evpl on 12-12-2008
  • Stolen children??!!

    Fourteen-year-old Amy had just completed a babysitting course, but as Peg Kehret wrote in the first paragraph of Stolen Children , "it did not cover what to do if two thugs with a gun showed up. She had to figure that out by herself." As you can tell from the title, Amy and her 3-year-old charge...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-26-2008
  • Honey Cake

    Every year, David's mother bakes a honey cake for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration. Eating honey cake symbolizes the hope that the new year will be sweet. David's sister Rachel expresses the opinion of all Denmark in 1943: "A sweet year would be a year without Nazis."...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 11-21-2008
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